Lucca Restaurant & Bar

4.6
1626 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Tahoe
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I usually love this restaurant! My husband and I decided to celebrate our 35th anniversary here last night! The waiter was very very good! The appetizer was extremely delicious as was my husbands chicken saltimbuca! However, I was so very disappointed in the special I ordered! I was so looking forward to a 10 Oz rib eye! It just wasn’t great or memorable and the kale was a huge pile of black ugliness on my plate and potatoes were just roasted potatoes! Left most of it on plate! Not a nice presentation ! The caramelized banana desert was very lovely and beautiful to look at and lots of exquisite flavors! I will return and order the standards I know are delicious! Was so looking forward to a memorable experience!

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MS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Found the restaurant to be great looking, with delicious food and a helpful, polite wait staff. would definitely take a date there again.

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TD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to opentable we had a nice table near a window. The food and service was exceptional and I'm sure we will return.

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JG
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Happy Hours in town! Eric was our very attentive server.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

The waitress was very professional accommodating. However, there wasn’t any calamari on the misto plate as stated on the menu. Some of the plates were delivered with the wrong sides. We were seated in the back of the restaurant that lacked ambiance. We were hurriedly rushed to leave while we were still eating, never offered the dessert menu, as they rearranged tables all around us and up to our table and set up partitions, despite the fact that we were spending well over $200 on our party of 6.

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B
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Lucca, convenient downtown with valet or on-street parking. The restaurant has great ambiance, with excellent food, and great service. One of my favorite spots. Our server Micah was johnny on the spot with a great attitude, sense of humor, and very attentive to our wants!

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TR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time experience. Took us in 45 min earlier than our reservation, the Hostess was very accommodating. Greeted by the Waitress was prompt. She was very good in explaining about the Restaurant, the family who owns it and some incredible off menu specials. We had ordered a couple of appetizers and even had a salad that was grown locally at a school. The dinners were perfection. The steak actually melted in my mouth and the desserts were just right. Thank you to all the hard work and just an amazing time. Lucca staff could show a few restaurants in town how to do do business. By the way, we will be back.

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RK
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. We went on a Monday evening and were pleasantly surprised that it was fairly quiet, although it took quite awhile for our food order. We were told, after waiting, that there was a group order ahead of ours. Disappointed since they didn't appear to be that busy.

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CC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service was friendly and prompt. I wanted somewhere that wouldn't be overly noisy so I could focus on the conversation - it was perfect. Only complaint is that I used the Parkmobile app in the parking lot next door and my parking cost as much as my meal. Rookie mistake about parking in downtown but make sure you learn from my mistake here and plan where you're going to park.

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M
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A variety of plates were consumed and universally praised, especially, of course, the mussels. The service and ambience provided a great Mother’s Day celebration.

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j
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good, but didn't wow. Ambiance was nice. Service was quick and attentive.

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LB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations and were seated right away. The service was excellent, the food delicious, the ambiance was pleasant. There were six people in our party and we were all very happy. They have valet parking, but there is ample street parking.

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WD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the zucchini chips are a favorite. Since this was Mother's day they were open for brunch and lunch which they are not their usual open time. The Momosa's specials were excellent!!. Beef hash was just okay as it relies heavily on the corn, brussel sprouts and potatoes with less beef in small chunk cubes. Eggs cooked just right. The 2nd meal of asparagus frittata was excellent just needed a side of something else. The minestrone soup was too much pureed green but consumed with gusto. Bread was outstandingly fresh and tasty. Service was awesome and friendly.

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S
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was our first time to Lucca and we enjoyed our meal. Chop salads were fresh and tasty, my wife had salmon and it was delicious. My braised short ribs were great. Had a banana ice cream dessert which was different and a nice finish to the meal. Great neighborhood Italian........ would recommend!!

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M
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time at Lucca’s. Pleasantly happy that the dinner was a success. Calamari appetizer was outstanding since it included sliced Kalamata olives creating a unique taste. My short rib dinner was well braised and tender. My wife’s chicken risotto was very good too. Portions are decent and service was excellent. Very nice ambience.

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P
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor dining. Good atmosphere and good menu. The zucchini chips are addicting.

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MH
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The quality of the service and experience in Lucca has declined dramatically from the last time we were there. The order taker does not communicate with the server does not communicate with the water filler position. There was a long wait between ordering and receiving our meal. We ordered dinner salads, they not only didn't come but we had to ask about them when our entrees arrived. We made the best of it connecting with our friends but it was noticeable and colored the experience. We asked for a knife to split our desserts that never came and no one remembered we had ordered it. It is always loud there but of course, in the absence of a stellar experience, you notice. Overall you leave wondering what is happening here; poor management, no management, poor training, change of ownership?

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OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our service was impeccable, meal was fresh and delicious. We were seated on the patio, it’s lovely but noisy.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service

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WC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food here was amazing, and be warned that the desserts are a group project. My only complaint is that the service was very slow. fairly attentive, but slow.

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S
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alexis our sever was fantastic. She even gave a free dessert for our anniversary ❤️

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N
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2 of us and we each ordered one of the daily specials. Lucca's fish special never disappoints. It was delicious! Asked for a quiet table and were seated behind the main patio to a back patio that I didn't even know existed. Perfect!

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DU
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great service and food again and again!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the servers very attentive. The ambiance on the patio was lovely with the fountains and lighting. The food was all very delicious. Overall, very enjoyable and I’ll definitely be back.

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MH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow, delicious sea bass with vegetable in unique presentation.

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DB
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We seldom dine out. Excellent service, food & selection excellent, farm to fork done well, table cloths would change the ambiance dramatically.
Well done Lucca!

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KA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistent quality and service. I have visited several times and never a bad experience. This time I arranged a business meal with out of town guests and everyone enjoyed the various entrees and happy hour items. I recommend!

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N
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was wonderful!! Found this at the last minute while looking for a restaurant that would be good for kids, accommodate my very picky 5 year old, and still have yummy food for my husband and I. Lucca's hit all the marks. I wish I remembered our waitress' name. She was wonderful. She knew exactly how and when to expedite the kids' food so that no meltdowns occurred. The food was delicious and we got to sit outside on the patio. If we make it back to Sacramento we will definitely be back!

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KP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat on the patio. Had a perfectly wonder Crab Louie, and the service was charming and attentive. Recommend the choc torte. Their bread is good, sour and glutin-y, the way I like it, and they made me a great cafe au lait. First time there, easy parking in midtown, will go back.

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OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for Easter! I liked everything I had, a spring Primavera pasta was delicious! You can’t go wrong with the Luka chop salad which I started with, and we also had some of the marinated olives with her delicious! My mom enjoyed her polenta and sautéed spinach, and my white wine sangria was off the chart! We had a caramelized banana dish for dessert which was spectacular! However, my boyfriend was extremely disappointed in his cioppino, no flavor and very bland! Said he would not get that again and wasn’t impressed!

All in all, it was okay and we have been there many times throughout the years. Our server Micah rocked and was spot on!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Easter brunch. Service was excellent and food Was delicious!!

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C
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I’ve been wanting to to Lucca for a while. It was okay, nothing to write home about. Everything was just... okay. Nothing stood out nothing was exceptional but nothing was bad either. The general consensus from everyone, we’re not going to break the door down to get back in there

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M
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely outdoor dining, good food and we would definitely go back. Friendly, good recommendation in the wine pairing.

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FS
Sacramento
43 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Absolute terrible customer service from our server, Leah.
From the moment we sat down, she was trying to rush us and would not let us just enjoy our cocktails and our appetizers.

We spent over $200 for our party of three and had high hopes we’d feel it was worthy of such money. It was not. I had ordered a glass of champagne and finished it, I then requested a glass of Pinot Grigio of which Leah brought right back another glass of champagne, set it down abruptly and walked off. I chose to let it go and say nothing as clearly we were being treated as an inconvenience by our server, already.

I’ve not encountered rudeness as such from a restaurant server. And why? Why hurry us, perpetually rush us, miss details, cold and unfriendly demeanor. And the coup de gras was Leah snatching the bill from under my husband’s arm while he was mid-sentence in a conversation we were all having, and walked off saying nothing. Who does that?! And since when do you put your hands on a customer??

Needless to say, we did not feel valued and regretful we chose Lucca for our dinner with our dear friend.

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d
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good as always.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was wonderful. Great service and food was great. Our waiter suggested salads split among our group and it was a wonderful addition. They made sure we were served in plenty of time to get to our play.

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DL
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience at Lucca. The food and service were perfect. The patio was loud, but comfortable. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved dining on the patio on such a beautiful day. We had a show to go to right after dinner. The wait staff made sure we were served in a timely fashion so that we had plenty of time to get to the show. The food was delicious and was a beautiful presentation. We will be back for sure.

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FW
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice atmosphere. I would be happy to eat here again and have eaten hear at least four times before. The seats are very uncomfortable to me, and next time I will request a booth wall seat. I had the salmon salad first, which was very delicious. For my main, I had lamb ragu gnoccoci which was very tasty but not quite warm enough. I wish I had sent it back and ask them to reheat it. The service is good but no pampering. Very crowded most of the time, and seems like you have to wait quite a while for the food.

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