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About Lucca Restaurant & Bar

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.

1615 J St
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Mediterranean, Italian

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.

Cross Street:
16th and J Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 669-5300

Website:
http://www.luccarestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Ian Macbride

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.

Private Party Contact:
Glenn Stewart: (916) 669-5300

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

Lucca Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (48)
Good for a Date (46)
Pre/post Theatre (45)
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Good for Anniversaries (39)
Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Local Ingredients (33)
Casual (31)
Good for Groups (30)
Worth the Drive (30)
Business Meals (28)
Great for Lunch (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Romantic (26)
Bar Seating (23)
Comfort Food (20)
Cozy (19)
Fun (18)
Happy Hour (18)
Healthy (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Authentic (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Seasonal (9)
Disabled Access (8)
People Watching (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Organic (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 7 days ago

Dinner before the show at the Wells Fargo Center! Excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was fantastic. Service was even better. I noted on OpenTable that I was on a date and they gave us the seat by the fireplace.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We love coming here for lunch before the theater on a Saturday. The food and service are top notch. We're still trying new things but have pretty strong favorites that keep us coming back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very large portions. I get to eat delicious food I don't make at home, and the price is reasonable to a little high. Friendly pleasant atmosphere. Room is spacious. Service is excellent. The staff make me feel welcome.

Tags: Comfort Food, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fantastic and perfect. Food was creative and perfectly prepared and service outstanding and attentive but not stuffy I’ll be back

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our first time there and we brought guests. We had tickets at the Community Theater and everything was perfect. We will return!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

A very disruptive man was being billigerent and constantly disrupted my dinner and other around by asking our table to take photos of him. The staff was well aware however failed to escort him out of the building and only said to me, “thank you for putting up with him.” I don’t get paid to deal with rude customers, I was only trying to enjoy a nice dinner.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went for our anniversary. The food and service was outstanding!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our server Rebecca was fabulous. The Filet was cooked to perfection and my wife loved the shrimp pasta. The coctails and wine list had good selections and good variety. All in all, we enjoyed ourselves immensely.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As always, the food was AMAZING! We had a lovely evening. Thanks!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was great!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I was there with reservations, but many were not. There was an event nearby and the restaurant did not know about it, so they were suddenly lined out the door with customers. They handled it well. Everyone was seated quickly and diners were all accommodated quickly as well. I was impressed. And my service was just as good. The restaurant stood up to the sudden rush with grace and good will.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food & service. There was a huge line & because we had Open Tabke reservations , we were seated immediately upon arrival.
Definitely will return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food, drinks , service. The torte gianduja was the best dessert I have ever eaten!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I had high hopes for this place. They not only put us in the back of the restaurant but quickly forgot about us. The "flatbread" is a flour tortilla with cheese on it. The Sangria was red wine and limes and I'd give you a review on the dessert but the waitress gave us the dessert menu and forgot to come back. After 10 minutes with empty drinks and a cleared table we decided find someone to pay our bill with and left.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Lucca has always been one of our go to restaurants in Sacramento. The service is exceptional and the food is some of the best I've had. We've been going to Lucca for a few years now and we've never had a bad experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Fun, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was off from the appetizer to the entree’s. Calamari was salty. Pasta was bland. Service was meh. It was a great ambience though. Pretty disappointed. It was our anniversary. Maybe it was an off not since people seem to love this place.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 4, 2017

always enjoy the food at Lucca's. The service was exceptional. Thanks Micka!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 4, 2017

As always it is a delightful dining experience. A bit noisy but still a fun atmosphere to enjoy a good dinner.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was a delightful experience. We walked to the Sacramento show with plenty of time before the show,

Our server was wonderful and treated us as old friends.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We come here before attending shows in downtown Sacramento - love their happy hour and sitting out on the patio - even in the winter it is warm with heaters and a fireplace. Food is great, served hot - great portions.

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Not the same place it was in the past 3 - 5 years! I use to love this place...but this Thursday night.. service was horrible! I actually had to go to the bar for our 2 glasses of wine because the waiter forgot about them. He was hard to find until the check was requested. The food was just average. I had the shrimp & pasta and she had pappardelle. Although it came out in timely fashion it was fairly bland and a little over cooked.
We have come here a couple times in the past year and both times the service was less than average. This time it was terrible! Plus it was noisey and felt rushed ...just not a comfortable experience for $$. Too many other good restaurants in the area so,.... I can not recommend this place anymore.

Tags: Romantic, Quick Bite
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The roasted chicken risotto was fabulous! My husband was disappointed in the short ribs, meat was tender but the sauce lacked much flavor. Server forgot to bring us bread but when we asked for it, she apologized. She was very friendly, had a great smile! Definitely will go back!!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very good meal prior to show at the community center theater.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. Nightly specials are always fantastic!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Lucca’s has a fun ambiance. When you walk in the robust atmosphere makes you feel at ease and ready to enjoy the experience.
The food is wonderful and the staff is great!
The Bar makes a great drink as well

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Loved it. We will definitely return. It was for an anniversary dinner and they were very sweet.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very disappointed with service. Had excellent food and service a month ago, so I wanted to bring my husband. Had to ask for water and then remind the waiter again when he didn’t bring it. Bread was brought to every other table but ours. Felt very rushed by waiter who did not tell us the specials and we had to ask. Waiter took our left overs to box and then stopped at the table next to us and got their plate to box as well. He then carried them past a waitress who unknowingly whipped her long ponytail over the plates the waiter was carrying uhg! Needless to say, my husband was NOT impressed and Unfortunately, not with worth the drive from Lodi.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The waier was very attentive, the portions were good but by all means try one of the deserts.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

We had a great meal! The place was great with our three year old. We enjoyed the whole package!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Had a wonderful lunch, food was delicious and service was excellent. I'll return and recommend to friends.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food was fantastic! There are several seating options, but the back patio was particularly nice and cozy as there were many large groups that evening. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive and the service was great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent Restaurant. I have been going here since it opened and its consistency of professional service and delicious food across the board is a benchmark of its popularity. This one time my service was less than the usual standards of professionalism and friendliness. I chalked it up to a possible miscommunication and/or to that server having a bad day. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great service and excellent menu options. The appetizers of Brussels sprouts and shishito peppers were large and more than enough for 4.. the entrees were all piping hot, presented beautifully and tasted excellent. Will definitely return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed Lucca. The service was great and the food was amazing! I was so delighted by my meal and experience that I will definitely go back for more. And I would recommend the polenta for an appetizer! 10/10

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good menu and wine list. Great service. Maybe mention it is a special occasion and you won't be seated in busy place by the door. Hard to carry on a conversation there.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was great and our waitperson did the best they could. We went to dinner before a concert. We had a reservation and were seated outside. Not what I was expecting with a reservation. I took over 30 minutes to get a cocktail and over an hour to get our food. We ordered our food when we ordered drinks. We had to wolf our dinners down to get to the concert on time. The restaurant was not staffed to handle a pre-concert crowd.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Our party of four arrived at the restaurant on time for a 6:15 p.m. reservation. We were seated promptly in the "mirror room," which the least impressive part of the restaurant. Although we placed our order by 6:30, the food did not arrive until 7:55 - an hour and 25 minutes later! When we arrived we told our server we were attending an 8 p.m. concert nearby. Needless to say, we missed the beginning of the concert -- and were stressed as we watched the clock waiting for our food. The food was good, but not worth the wait. To its credit, the restaurant reduced our bill. The server told us the bill was reduced by 50%, but in fact it was reduced by only $50 (much less than 50% of our bill).

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Everything was great. They were incredibly busy because of a concert so I am glad I made reservations. The only thing negative was that I called in to have a candle in the dessert for my boyfriends birthday and that didn't happen.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Dinner before a concert date. Very busy but the service was very good and the swordfish was perfect.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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