Lucca Restaurant & Bar

4.5
1997 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian

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Pre/post Theatre
Nestled between Midtown and Downtown Sacramento, Lucca Restaurant offers a California Mediterranean influenced menu that is reasonably priced, with a vast selection of fresh and delicious menu choices. We seek to highlight the abundance of locally grown meats and produce while graciously serving you in a classy, comfortable and inviting setting.

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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant. The three of us shared the zucchini chips appetizer. Mains were cioppino, chicken saltimbocco, and chicken risotto. All were terrific. We shared a great bottle of Villa Antinori. Excellent meal and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went after theatre at Memorial Auditorium

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DennisD
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lucca has been a great restaurant for many years, and it seems to get better with age. Many of the dishes are great and all are good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing short ribs!

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Napkins123
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with very easy access to parking, close to theater, etc!!

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Sansuzie
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Before the play, we appreciate the discount

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had matinee tickets to the Broadway Sacramento production of “A Bronx Tale - The Musical” at the Municipal Auditorium across the street from Lucca Restaurant. We love to come to Lucca, and today’s experience was great, as we have come to expect. The restaurant was busy but the service was great as was the food. Open Table made it easy to make a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food
Fantastic waitress
Will come back for sure

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tericat
Sacramento
49 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We went before a play and in defense of the restaurant, they were packed. We told them we had the play, but the kitchen took a long time to get the entree out so it was quite a rush. The waiter was apologetic and quick to bring the check and wrap up the meal. The food was delicious and we will go back when we are not in a rush, but the kitchen really wasn’t prepared to handle a quick turnaround so we would think twice about going again before an event.

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KennethS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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Broadwaybabes
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

One in our party ordered the rib eye steak and it was very fatty and not very good

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our happy hour and Pre Broadway theatre 🎭 show dinner. Lucca is an enjoyable, yummy place to choose as it is almost across the street from the Theatre. Recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service by Alexis Food was delicious. He recommended the ssparagus and halloumi cheese appetizer, unique and tasty.
I had a terrific swordfish, cooked perfectly served on a caulifower creme, yum. My husband enjoyed a cioppino with plump seafood and a bright broth with carrots. Desserts, my husband had the carmelized bananas, rich but not to sweet. I had the profiteroles which was enough for 3 people.
Service got us out in plenty of time to see show at Memorial Auditorium.

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PattieW
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! The food is just perfect everytime, no matter what we order.

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Lovestotravel
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were seated outside even though we didn't request that on our reservation. It was a bit chilly and they didn't turn on space heaters until later.

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ArleneF
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to eat prior to attending Broadway On Tour or the Music Circus. 10% discount. Super service.

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CMZim
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Disappointing. Chose Luca because of Valet parking and proximity to plays. Valet had no spaces--found out after waiting 10 minutes in line. When we places our order for lunch the special had been sold out. It was only 12:20. Service was slow which turned out to be OK because we had allotted time. But we had to pay much more for parking and did not get what we wanted to order. We won't be back.

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AnnA
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This was a Broadway play day so very busy.....valet parking is a real challenge. Nice guys but delays and lack of spots was challenging.

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vipGerryE
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Did not enjoy the flavor of the spaghetti and meat balls with the added rags. Definitely a different flavor.
Zucchini chips were more greasy than previously. Salads were very good. Still looking for a Go To menu item for evenings before shows.

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vipFrannie
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Limited menu but all delicious. Service wonderful!!

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CJCramer
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Appetizers were great. Try Fried Cruciferous Veggies! We had Chicken Saltimbocca and Stuffed Sweet Peppers. All were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always my favorite place to eat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ian was very helpful in creating a special birthday menu for my daughter. Sam was their server. He was polite & attentive. I appreciate the team’s willingness to work with me to make her dinner party a success!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A good overall experience with. Good food and service. Minor hiccups. Loud and large party nearby made conversation difficult. A solid but not exceptional experience.

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Barbara
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the patio, beautiful and comfortable

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vipdavids
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Hour all day Thursday with great options.
Food was very good and the drinks were excellent.
Our sever provided excellent service and I highly recommend Lucca any day.

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RaeC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a joy!!

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BP68
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere in a good location. Service was excellent. The food was great. The noise level was moderate but not inconveniently so. We will definitely return.

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JohnT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Excellent service. The food was very good. We have no complaints and had a great dining experience.

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Satbir
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Got recommended by 2 people who obviously don’t have good flavor palettes. Food was mediocre for the price. Appetizers were overpriced for some French fries and some cheese on top. Service wasn’t that attentive for being moderately slow.

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LisaH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our early dinner, before a concert, at Lucca. The ambiance and service at the bar were terrific! I also highly recommend the Parmesan Frites, nice and crispy!

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StephanieD
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the pasta with salmon lemon cream sauce. Delicious. Tried the grain salad and a salad on the special menu. Both salads were excellent. We had a chocolate orange tart for dessert. Good to the last bite. Will definitely go back.

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hillaryM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service. The noise level is a bit loud.

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vipSteveB
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were going to the sac speaker series lecture, the place was packed so it took a little longer to get our food. Our server kept us informed the whole way and made sure we got out on time. Excellent food amazing service a little on the noisy side.

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vipDeeDee
Sacramento
90 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always always alway great service and great food; and good martinis!

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SierraRed
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pappardelle dish was excellent - mushrooms and sausage with fantastic wine/butter sauce. My wife really enjoyed the chicken breast sandwich. Two take home cartons in a bag and more to enjoy later.

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JudyD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we were there and we were extremely pleased with the food and service. Definitely a place we will return to again.

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grampam916
Sacramento
33 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had an excellent server, but I thought the food choices were too minimal and many were heavily spiced. The butternut/apple soup was good. The mixed veggies appetizer was very spicy for the average pallet. The other dishes were okay but they substituted home made noodles for the gnocchi. For four people the lunch bill was $100 which includes one beer and one mixed drink. Comparing this venue for ambiance and food with Biba’s—it’s no contest for me: Biba’s falls in the excellent category and Lucca falls short of hitting the exceptional mark.

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Bellini
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Seated outside in throws area when there was plenty of seating for a party of two inside. Sat right next to the tarp w a chilled breeze. Service was fair but a bit slow given the number of patrons. Swordfish was very good as was salmon but portions were a bit light given the price.

FAQs

Lucca Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 669-5300.

Lucca Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 1997 OpenTable diners.

Lucca Restaurant & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.luccarestaurant.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.