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Lucca Restaurant & Bar

4.5
1204 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Special Occasion
  • 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Mediterranean, Italian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm.
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Phone number
(916) 669-5300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ian Macbride
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Private party facilities
We have several private dining options for you to enjoy. Our Mirror Room is available for any occasion and comfortably seats 80+ guests. Long mirrors flank every wall with grace and elegance. For a lovely outdoor setting, our covered patio with waterfalls and a fireplace is also a dining option to consider for large parties or private parties up to 70 people. Our Starlight Patio is a lush private patio for smaller groups up to 30.
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Private party contact
Glenn Stewart: (916) 669-5300
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
16th and J Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1204 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I loved that the server asked as right after we were seated if we were headed to the play after dinner so he could ensure our order was placed in plenty of time for us to make it to the show in time.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food and the service was excellent. Our server made sure that our dining experience was excellent. We appreciated her pleasant personality and attention to detail.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

As always, a wonderful dinner at Lucca. Thank you!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and ambience. Service was efficient, but could be more personable. Overall a great experience and definitely will return.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Lucca's daily salad special is always good!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Food is always good, great service, just a bit pricey

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

40th Anniversary for descent food. The negative was being seated outside n the back away from everyone. Many leaf droppings all over the table & a smell of mold n the air. One minute after being seated a very loud generator or mechanical noise next door filled the quiet atmosphere. We quickly moved inside where everything was just fine.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Brunch was a very nice experience. We are never disappointed at Lucca’s. The menu was interesting but satisfying.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The service was attentive and welcoming. Food was adequate. Noise level was high.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

So food was good, but not the service! Unbelievably bad. Slow and no one asked how our meals were. We brought my mother in law there for an early Mother's Day luncheon, drove over an hour to get there! Very disappointing!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service was off this night. Other nights have had great service but wait staff seemed genuinely uninterested with our party as opposed to other parties and was slow to respond. Have never been here on a Friday night so that might have explained the service.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Was expecting Italian but there was a wider menu. Substitutions were easy.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We had Family visiting from out of town. They really enjoyed Lucca for part of their first visit to Sacramentp.
Food was great as always as was the service.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Expensive for it being... mehhh... wasn’t as good as it could be, bunch of open tables and booths, put us in tiny corner.

As always, dude doesn’t write down your choices, comes back to ask again.

3 beers on tap...

Risotto was okay, but not that great, turkey dinner was awesome though.

And no ranch 😭😭

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Specials are always good at Lucca.

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2.0Dined on April 30, 2018

I am sorry to say this, I followed blindly the online reviews and went on a date there, firstly even after specifying a dinner date a table for two we were given a table that seated more. Secondly I would choose this only for groups activities since it was noisy. Sadly the food was the only good experience I could have there,

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Lucca did a fantastic job helping me make a spectacular evening despite having made a reservation within an hour of my dinner date. The service was phenomenal and the food was equally impressive. The server was timely and attentive and all the staff were polite and accommodating. I will definitely recommend to all my friends!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

I always enjoy Lucca; great ambience indoors and for patio dining as well. On this occasion we both had the swordfish over potato parsnip puree and it was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Excellent customer service and food is very good.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

When I went with my friends to Lucca for our prom dinner, we felt as if we were treated with little respect because we were teenagers. We were removed from the table we initially sat at, and my mom, who worked in food service for 15 years, said they would've never done that to adults. Other than that the food was delicious and I enjoyed my salmon very much. Our server was a little preoccupied with her other party, an paid little to no attention to us.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The food was delicious and the service excellent! Looking forward to returning to Lucca's.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Zucchini chips!!!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Reuniting with my niece and her family.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My dish was bland (chicken with Marsala gravy that didn't taste like Marala at all) but everyone else in our party had tasty dishes. Dessert was fabulous! We ordered the banana dish, chocolate brownie, lemon with olive oil, cheesecake - all great! Very attentive service, nice table on the patio.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Always an enjoyable experience! Love Lucca! Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Our group enjoyed our visit to Lucca. We made sure to schedule our reservation with enough time to leisurely enjoy our evening before attending a local play. Our server (Micah) was excellent and never made us feel rushed and was quick to attend to any need we had. Every dish ordered at our table was excellent (gnocchi, risotto, and short ribs). I definitely recommend the zucchini chips as an appetizer. A must try is the Pear Flower cocktail and the Jalapeño Martini. Both were fantastic. We definitely plan to return the next time we are in the area for a show/special occasion. The only thing we would do differently is make a later reservation so we had time to go into the bar for happy hour first. :)

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Came to celebrate our engagement with friends

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I’ve been to Lucca for numerous occasions and have never had a bad experience or anything but an outstanding meal. Our last server made us feel welcome and cared for. What a great experience. We will be back again.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Food and Service were excellent! Enjoyed outdoor seating. Unfortunately, Lucca’s can not control fire trucks and ambulances’ sirens!

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I frequent Lucca for business lunches and occasional group meals in their back room or in their patio area. Food is very good, service is reliably professional. Happy hour is pretty good too, though often crowded.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wonderful place and dinner. We will certainly be back during our next visit to Sacramento. We highly recommend. The Ricotta pasta was a wonderful dish, as were the Brussel sprouts.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food and service. Tables inside are very close together and gets noisy, but it's to be expected on a weekend evening. I prefer the covered patio seating. More intimate setting for date night and conversation. I loved using Open table app to make my reservation. Wonderful place.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Lucca is always good, staff is always fabulous. Banana desert was to die.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

food was pretty good. Portions were adequate. We had an off the menu special sea bass. It was prepared perfectly and tasty. Their wine list was very pour so I had a martini instead. We also had a cioppino which was very good too. Although their menu was small, the items were good.
A bit noisy too, but overall a great find in Mid-town.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Food an service was good. Food here is always excellent, although today I did not care for my salad which was a seasonal special an included raw peas an asparagus. Glad I asked for the dressing on the side because I really didn’t like the green dressing.
Service was excellent as always.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I love the patio, no matter the season. They have heaters and a fireplace for cooler evenings. The spicy penne pasta is a favorite I've ordered more times than I can remember. It is always delicious. On our most recent visit my husband had the ribeye special and the texture of the steak had a boiled rather than grilled feel. We ordered the brussel sprouts appetizer. The dipping sauce was excellent (had a nice spicy kick to it), but the sprouts were a bit too firm/raw for our preference. The caramelized banana dessert is our "go to", we absolutely love it!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The staff was very friendly, attentive and accommodating. Food was delicious - we especially enjoyed the zucchini chips appetizers. Ice cold Peach tea was a perfect drink for the warm weather. Thank you, we had a wonderful business lunch.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Birthday! They brought a delicious ice cream sundae with a lit candle. They accommodated a five year old and an eight month old with blinking. Food was delicious. Service was great!

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Asked for a private booth and got sat with a family of 4 and a table of 2. my fiancée got recommendations from the server for the chicken wrapped in pancetta . probably the most bland food and sauce i’ve tasted. it wasn’t a normal sized chicken breast so that was disappointing , i ordered the steak of the day which was a 10 oz ribeye cooked MR . it came with collard greens and a snow pea and brussels sprout mix ???? confused.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We were at Lucca a few weeks ago and had a fabulous dinner. I didn’t think it could happen again so soon! Our server was wonderful, charming and friendly. We ordered our drinks, which came quickly. Then we ordered dinner. We ordered the special fish, swordfish, which is not my favorite; but our server suggested it as saying it was fabulous! So, we ordered the swordfish! It was fabulous. Everything on the plate was appealing, delicious and delicious!
Can’t wait to go back......soon!

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