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Lucca Ristorante

4.3
808 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Pittsburgh's best kept secret, nestled on South Craig Street in Oakland. Explore Italy in a cozy casual setting. Lucca offers all pasta made in house fresh daily. All dishes are skillfully created with fresh ingredients. Weekly Lunch and Dinner features, created with seasonal ingredients. Enjoy your experience on our outside terrace, where Apertivo specials are offered daily. Our wine menu offers Italian wines from all over the region, along with some of your favorite domestic wineries. We specialize in large or small private gatherings. We truly believe you will enter as friends, and leave as family. Saluti!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sun - Fri 4:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Sat 4:00PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 808 people are saying
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LizW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had so much fun and our food and server were awesome!

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SandyW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was delicious and waitress was lovely and attentive.

KM
KathleenM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. The atmosphere on the porch was great.

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vipRandy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely lunch outside under the veranda. The food (we all had pasta) was excellent, and the service attentive without being intrusive. Thank you.

LT
vipLoveToWineAndDine
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was our first time at Lucca, and we had a great time. The food was very good, and the patio seating was wonderful. They are short handed though, so our waiter was stressed, forgot to enter all our food, and was hard to get a hold of. He did nicely apologize, and we felt bad for him. The forgotten entree was promised in 5 minutes, but 20 minutes later it arrived, after an already long wait, so we were there much longer than was comfortable. It was still nice enough though, so we will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall excellent experience. The patio was comfortable and had great atmosphere. Excellent cocktails and excellent service. The food was very good, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. A bit salty but good.

Calamari was excellent
Meatballs were awesome.

Only thing was the Chix Alfredo was too salty.

Great place, would def recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and outstanding service!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Server was inattentive and visibly spending more time and paying more attention to other guests. I consider myself a “foodie” and love trying new restaurants around the city. I was not at all impressed with the drinks. The service was slow and terrible, literally. I almost felt like we were “bothering” the server and had to ask to have water refilled. At one point he forgot the drinks altogether as we sat there and waited. The only reason I did not address management was at my husband’s request. This was our first and last experience here. We will not return.

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HarleyN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Good food expertly prepared. Outstanding wait staff.

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vipHankg
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I order the fillet and I was so surprised. The flavor and quality of the steak was better than a steak house.

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babSo
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is wonderful. Not inexpensive, but really good. Eating out on the porch is perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Entree meatballs were hard as a rock and served freezing cold. Not one to complain too often but honestly was completely unacceptable.

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vipStevePete
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I little gem in the middle of Oakland. It's been there for many years and still is a great place to eat.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucca is an excellent choice if you are looking for a delicious Italian meal served within a comfortable and charming venue! The atmosphere and service are very inviting. The dishes are authentic and the menu has a broad variety of options! Highly recommend trying a visit to Lucca!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Chicken Parm was rubbery. Not sure it was cooked all the way. Didn’t feel well the next day.
Our waitress was good but seemed like she had all the tables. Over priced for the quality.

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vipdwg54
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

need heaters outside

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vipMarsbar
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was fair at best. The service was slow. They we out of the first bottle of wine I ordered and just opened up another bottle without any other suggestions.
The outside is nice and quiet.
Still not my favorite place!

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Nadia
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went there to celebrate hubby's birthday and the food was delicious! Please make yourself a favor and get the mushroom bisque of they have it because it was AMAZING!!! Everything was very well cooked and even our children are everything. Our server was very kind.

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GeorgesW
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food. They accommodated us with the last reservation of the night and they didn’t disappoint.

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Disappointing
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

We were there on a Saturday night. Service was friendly and attentive but the food was horrible. My wife had a salmon special that was so bad we had to send it back...and we never send things back. Salmon was over cooked and dry -- burnt on the corners. The rest of the dish had so much tarragon that neither of us could take more than one bite. We ended up sharing my Bolognese which was overly sweet and had no flavor otherwise. It was our anniversary, and first time out in weeks so really disappointing.

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RachaelC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Not quite the atmosphere you would expect for the price of the food. The food itself was very good and high quality.

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Magyar
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Sad.
It was a beautiful afternoon. We were happy to be there.
We ordered drinks and an appetizer - and even though we were the only diners present - we were pressured to select our entrees at the same time, which we several times declined.
Drinks were ok, but a dry martini was inexplicably accompanied by a glass of crushed ice - in case it ‘needed to be colder’.
The calamari was standard frozen fare — meh.
The wine was fine, and touted at 50% discount.
The ‘shrimp scampi’ was presented with five small, mostly defrosted, precooked shrimp languishing unadorned atop.
‘Despicable’ was the adjective inadvertently used to describe the rejected Scampi.
Should have said ‘pathetic’; but the volcano of wrath that erupted from the manager? Captain? stilled any instinct to apologize.
Packed up our uneaten food and fled.
A rout.

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vipLaurelK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner for my husband- great patio date service and the pasta bolognese was great! We are visiting from NYC and this was the best meal we had while in Pittsburgh.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Place was not busy. Perhaps because of Covid they were under staffed; as a result service was not good. We ordered three appetizers and split a beet salad. Light on beets and goat cheese, heavy on lettuce. Salad was over dressed with oil. Brussels sprouts in balsamic good; under salted and only warm. We think they sat in the window waiting to be delivered ( under-staffed). Calamari, the marinara was over salted. Meatball appetizer flavor was good, but both meatball and calamari were barely warm. The toast with meatballs was under toasted.

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vipRobynCQ
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Slow service even though the restaurant was about a quarter full. Really mediocre to bad food. Icky sweet red sauce. Rock hard meatballs. Overdressed salad. Burned chicken parm. Bad all around.

Oh and I saw a mouse. Twice.

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Michael
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably good food and service. Glad to see things approaching normal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Service was very slow. Had no setups or anything to eat for first 45 minutes. No bread water etc. very disappointing

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Jenna
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

If you want amazing food and great service this is definitely the place to try. Be prepared to pay $$$ but far worth it.

CD
ChristianD
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My twin brother and I took my mother here for a 6pm Mother’s Day dinner. The service was mediocre. I am sure this was due to the restaurant being understaffed. My roasted beet salad was underwhelming and my entree (tagliatelle bolognese) was very good. I also enjoyed my glass of Pinot Noir. My brother enjoyed his soup and pasta, but my mother was disappointed with her Caesar salad (that falsely advertised a poached egg on top).
I will try this restaurant again on a non-holiday.

TL
vipTomL
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great food and beverage service, but be prepared to have your meal experience take a long time. Both the kitchen and waitstaff are routinely slow and overworked. Regardless of the time or crowd, I've been told every time that, "we are busy right now." However, the food is always worth the wait and the prices are reasonable given the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Went for Mother’s Day Brunch. Service was fairly slow & our waiter didn’t seem too exciting to be working. Food was pretty good overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Didn’t seem like the heaters were working on the covered outdoor patio. But the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Came for Mother’s Day brunch. They open at 11 and our reservation was for 11am. We were seated out on the covered patio despite several empty tables that remained inside. Unfortunately, it was 40° and rainy today, so we were uncomfortably cold for our meal. We ordered brunch cocktails that were yummy and around the table, had eggs Benedict, carbonara, chicken piccata and soup/salad. Chicken was dry but good flavor in the rest of the meal. It took our food about 90 minutes from when we sat down to come out. Overall just an OK experience and would try somewhere else in the future

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vipTammyM
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son treated me to a Mother's Day dinner & both of our meals were excellent.

MM
MonikaM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was sooooo gooood! Atmosphere could use some music or something? But otherwise awesome.

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KimC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dinner on the patio. Great service. Delicious food, good wine.

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vipdebbie
Pittsburgh
49 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome friendly staff!! Dustin was very attentive all evening.. .especially with their music...For starters the watermelon gazpacho and mushroom bisque were excellent... we will definitely be back for the fresh pasta, the perfectly prepared salmon, and the welcoming staff.

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DianeA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. I had the chef's special Chicken Saltimbocca...So many layers of flavor over homemade gnocchi...It was delish! Also, finished off the meal with the limoncello cheese cake...even if you think you can't eat another bite...get it, was So GOOD.

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vipSuzannaW
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with delicious Italian family recipes and extensive wine list. Home made pastas are extraordinary. Bright and spacious indoor decor and comfortable porch seating too. The Pitt & CMU community is lucky to have such a high quality, upper tier option within walking distance.

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Lucca Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lucca Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 682-3310.

Lucca Ristorante is rated 4.3 stars by 808 OpenTable diners.

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.