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Lucca Ristorante, Pittsburgh, PA

Lucca Ristorante

4.1
4.1
1590 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (412) 682-3310
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Maggie Kielberger
  • Private party facilities
    Whether a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, private business dinner or dinner for two, Lucca Ristorante is the perfect venue for any event. Our distinctive dining rooms, superior menu and professional service will make a lasting impression on your guests.
  • Private party contact
    Tony DiDonato-Owner: (724) 822-6189
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • Cross street
    Filmore Street
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,590 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

1,590 Reviews
  1. Fishlover

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One small concern--when we arrived for lunch the restaurant was essentially empty. Half an hour later a group of 12 was seated next to us in an empty restaurant--they were having a loud/celebratory meal, which made it hard to hear. We should not have been seated so close physically to where a large group would be seated! Their noise was disruptive (we did not complain--but the restaurant should anticipate this with respect to a large group (and especially when empty).

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The place was almost empty, and our service was still ridiculously slow. Also, the place did not look clean when you walk in and had a weird odor. It was concerning how few people were there… if this restaurant would dedicate some time to sprucing up the place a bit perhaps more people would come. Our food was wonderful.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fantastic but the service wasn’t the best our waitress didn’t check on us we had to ask for refills on drinks and asked for Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper and never got it.

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  4. MelissaP

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was wonderful and very attentive. The menu is very pasta forward and that was nice to have such fresh pasta as a side with many of the entrées as well. My husband‘s steak came well done rather than medium rare. The waitress could not have been any nicer about the way she handled the order, not coming out correctly. it was a lovely way to celebrate Mother’s Day 

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  5. Lala43

    Pittsburgh

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a Mother’s Day dinner and it was spectacular. Our waitress was so kind and attentive and the food was absolutely delicious. We sat on the patio and it was a beautiful day. This might be a new Mother’s Day tradition.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh bolognese and an espresso martini to celebrate my mom! We thoroughly enjoyed the bruschetta. My mom was super impressed with their eggplant parm. Caesar salad was top notch! Everything was fresh and delicious.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was very blah. I wouldn’t pick it as my first choice for Italian food.

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  8. BobS

    Washington DC

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was excellent. We arrived early for our reservation but they were able to seat us. The food was truly fantastic. It took over an hour between when we ordered our food and when it showed up but our server, Amanda, was on top of it. She kept us in the loop and comped me a glass of wine for the delay. We'll definitely return the next time we are in Pittsburgh.

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  9. Beth

    Pittsburgh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious dinner on a beautiful outdoor patio. Zach, our waiter, was great. A great way to celebrate a birthday.

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  10. KathrynR

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely and attentive staff! Had a absolute fabulous experience with a friend who is local as well as a mutual friend who was visiting from Utah!

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  11. JimSa

    Cambridge

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This used to be our favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh. It’s been several years, and something has dramatically changed… I could overlook the poor service , if the dishes were memorable, but they were only memorable in a negative way. The chicken piccata had no flavor. Oddly, even the capers in the dish were nearly flavorless. That’s hard to do. I kept adding olive oil and salt to try to get some flavor out of it. A family member had the meatballs. They were dry and small. The pasta was gummy. And here again, the dish was flavorless. In years past, the meatballs were larger and definitely more flavorful. As for the service, It’s hard to know where to begin. The waitress took extremely long to get to our table. As I was speaking, she started tracking another conversation across the restaurant. To her credit, she realized that and acknowledged her lack of attention, and asked me to repeat. Then she brought the wrong drink to my companion and had to make another trip. Then she forgot to bring bread, and when she did bring it, she only brought bread but no butter or olive oil or balsamic. Just some hunks of bread in a basket. So we asked for well and balsamic and some butter and after another trip she brought that. The waitress then brought me a warm beer bottle, no glass etc. I had to ask for another beer. Again, to her credit, she did bring me a chilled glass and a cold beer but only after I asked for it. While all the his was going on she was apologizing to the table next to us for one person‘s meal that wasn’t served, and was seemingly more interested in explaining how she wasn’t to blame…. Finally, she acknowledged that she doesn’t serve dinners and usually only does lunch. Yeah, it definitely showed. Lucca was a one time favorite. Now it is a restaurant we won’t return to. It seems to be riding on a reputation from a long time ago…

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  12. Umesh

    New York City

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I guess I was expecting more, and it played down in my expectations after going to other Italian restaurants downtown. The quantity was decent, but not over the top. The tiramisu was fantastic!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of Pittsburgh. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Definitely will be going back.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and the service were delicious. We will return for more!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fantastic and our server was great! Highly recommend Luccas!

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  16. Maggie

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food was delicious! Can definitely tell the pasta is handmade. Service was fast. Pricing was very reasonable for quality/amount of food

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  17. FrankieandAnnette

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Pastas are made in house and the chitarra spaghetti style pasta that I had was pretty good…nice texture, cooked to my liking. No Italian restaurant worth its salt would serve a spaghetti without a tablespoon for twirling…none was offered. The red sauce was a serious effort, but not one I would go out of my way for. Nice seating outside above South Craig Street.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious berry tiramisu which was light and yummy.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Jake was a great server. The food was delicious and plentiful. We’ll be back!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was stellar, well presented and delicious. The staff seemed to be very disjointed and we were left waiting for quite some time.

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  21. Kerry

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lucca is always great.....Every time! Service was terrific.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Kitchen must have been backed up because it took forever for our food to come out. The waiter apologized to us and the other tables. By the time it came out, the fish was dry and pasta cold. They did take off 15% of the bill to try and remedy the situation.

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  23. TonyG

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and helpful servers. The pastas are home made and excellent.

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  24. tjkdmk

    Pittsburgh

    164 reviews

    5.0

    164 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When I need to recommend a restaurant, Lucca is the first one l always mention ....

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  25. JoyD

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I had Caesar salad and shrimp scampi The salad was ok but a poor value at $12 since it was just ok in both size and preparation. No cracked pepper was offered The big offender was the shrimp scampi. Once you have burnt the garlic do not continue the preparation of the dish. You must start over. This was not done and the result was a very bad dish. It was supposed to be over angel hair pasta but it came over spaghetti which had clumps stuck together from a lack of stirring the pasta while cooking resulting in sections of uncooked pasta clumped together Finally my coffee was served without cream, sugar or a spoon. After asking I got my sugar and spoon but the restaurant was out of cream. ON A SATURDAY NIGHT!!! REALLY? At 8:00 pm??? Needless to say I won’t be returning to this restaurant

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The table bread and meatballs were the saving grace of this dinner. Our meals were good but the noodles over power any dish. One of us had eggplant Parmesan and it was all noodles. The espresso martini and spicy mule were very good. The server we had was attentive but could have been a little quicker. The bartender took forever making our drinks because he wouldn’t shut up. Overall decent food and poor service.

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  27. Clive

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lucca is always an outstanding choice for good quality Italian food in Oakland. A bit on the pricey side, the high quality consistency is definitely worth it. It is a favorite place for us to gather and I highly recommend it.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Ted, was excellent! Always a good meal and enjoyable experience!

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  29. Pghdiner

    Pittsburgh

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed/embarrassed. The Lucca meatballs and Brussels sprouts apps were delicious. However, two of the three entrees fell short. The seafood portion of the Frutti di Mar con Rigatoni was good but the rigatoni had various degrees of temperature from lukewarm to hot and did not taste “fresh” but more of a reheat. The ASIAGO Chicken Gnocchi was served without the chicken! As we were finishing dinner, we were presented with a “bowl” of grilled chicken. We were discounted 20% on that entree and a free round of drinks. Haven’t been since the new ownership and probably will wait for the next changeover.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Really nice Sunday dinner with my family. I haven’t been to Lucca in years and it was a really terrific night! The food was good, service really nice and the restaurant has a nice crowd. We had salads, all very good and Brussels…excellent! The entrees were good portions and very tasty!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Jake was a great server and the food was amazing! Would definitely go back

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  32. JeanS

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great salad here! Arugula, goat cheese, salmon, walnuts, grapes. Yum! If you're a foodie you'll appreciate the recognizable ingredients and love the beautiful presentation. If you're into totally healthy eating, this is it! No sugary dressing, very lightly-candied walnuts, a powerhouse of anti-inflammatory food and a nutritional bonanza! Worth every penny. Amber was a delightful server, too!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Was seated outside with no heater even though seating selection was stand, it was 32 degrees.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    On 2/24 at 5pm the covered patio was extreme cold, staff couldn’t get the heaters working, it was horrible eating your meal in the cold and nothing was done. Every guest (6) people were complaining of being cold. The odd thing was not a person inside and we had reservations, when asked to be moved inside a reply was there for other guests.

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  35. AlanaP

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good, though our waiter did not refill our drinks and was not attentive or welcoming at all. Rushed us on our orders and seen him only when bringing out our food. Ordered a side dish that didn’t come out until after eating main meal and had to pack the side to go. He took forever to come to our table multiple times to even take our order. Restaurant was not busy at the time. Very disappointed in the service.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Had to eat out on the patio when it was 30 degrees. It was freezing and I asked to turn up the heat and the server said it was the best they could do. They reseated another couple back inside because it was so cold but not us. I have never eaten at a restaurant that made you eat outside in a freezing patio in the winter.

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  37. Emily

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food tasted great and we were overall very pleased with the ambience. The service was lacking but they didn’t offer us any free bread like they were offering to the other guests. We had to ask. We still would return again and recommend to others.

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  38. GregY

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was spectacular. There is a great variety of wines ‘by the glass’. They were terribly understaffed but the servers there turned themselves inside out to keep up and were delightful and cool. Never rattled. They did an exceptional job under the circumstances.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing time! Zac was the best server. Amazing food. Need to go again!

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  40. ShawnP

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good , Micheal was great waiter

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FAQs

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 4.1 stars by 1590 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lucca Ristorante

317 South Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Filmore Street
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Maggie Kielberger
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (412) 682-3310
  • Private party facilities
    Whether a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, private business dinner or dinner for two, Lucca Ristorante is the perfect venue for any event. Our distinctive dining rooms, superior menu and professional service will make a lasting impression on your guests.
  • Private party contact
    Tony DiDonato-Owner: (724) 822-6189
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