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Lucca Ristorante

4.5
778 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 778 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Michael
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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ChristianD
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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vipTomL
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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MonikaM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipdebbie
Pittsburgh
47 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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vipJoJo
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Lucca; what a hidden gem. Our waiter was fantastic; highlighted all of the menu items and was amazingly handling a busy Friday night crowd. The good was outstanding. Will definitely eat here again!

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DonnaG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The experience was pleasant. Food was good in general. And service was good though a little slow at first as we were first table of 5 to be seated but got bread last. Most excellent hand made pasta.

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NancyW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting was typical Pittsburgh with pleasant first impressions when entering. We dinned at 5:30, there was no wait for our table and no crowd. Our service as immediate and never rushed. Our meals were delicious. Even the on street parking was easy with a short walk. We will return.

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vipJimJ
Pittsburgh
39 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is consistently excellent, good selection of fresh food.

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vipRobinsreview
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lucca just keeps getting better! Last night we shared the filet- as good if not better than Ruth’s Chris. Kyle was our waiter- very attentive and pleasant- thoroughly enjoyed our evening 💕

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TroyB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish there was a Lucca in Scottsdale, AZ. I’d be there every night. The food and the service were top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First trip back since early 2000's Lucca didn't disappoint I went with friends who had never tried Lucca and they were very pleased. Staff was very attentive and our server Dustin gave wonderful suggestions and was very kind. Food was delicious and just enough. We had the crostini for an appetizer. Only minor criticism on crostini is that it would be much better if the bread was toasted rather than plain. Other than that no complaints!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Amazing wait staff

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vipvito
Pittsburgh
154 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very Nice Restaurant; Comfortable Seating. We had Pasta dinner entrees. One seafood and one Gemelli. (See their menu for description) Both were delicious and ample but not excessive portions.

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vipPatMV
Pittsburgh
45 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is always very good. Homemade pastas are the best in the city!
Service very attentive. Dustin is great and a fun waiter!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional dining experience. Superior food, personable staff. I will be back again and again when I'm in town

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vipThomasK
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely wonderful dinner. We started with the calamari, the burata and the beet salad to share. Our entrees were all the recommended one from our waiter and consisted of the seafood trio with pasta, the Calabreses and the salmon. We all shared a little of each other’s and all were outstanding.

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LynnB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’m sure if you had not eaten in Lucca under it’s original ownership you probably think the food was good. While it was good, it wasn’t excellent. The wait staff was, it appeared, to be short handed. We had to request used dishes to be removed. I’m sure as it completely opens up things will improve.

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vipKevinH
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special occasion or not this place is outstanding. The service provided by Dustin & his pupil (T)was great. LUCCA it’s new management which I would not have know lest the mention- which makes this still one of my favorite dining experiences. & with the exception of 2020 I’m a restaurant GOER. The food - geeeezh is all I can say I wanted a container of that Alfredo & my fiancé loved his vodka sauce with scallops & shrimp. If anyone needs a dining partner Please invite me LOL

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vipluvinit
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We enjoyed the warm weather and being able to sit outdoors on the patio, but we were at a table that was in the sun, so it became a bit hot and uncomfortable. The service was excellent although our waiter continually asked how we liked our food and once if he could "compliment the chef" to which we said "yes" but it felt more like an obligation than a compliment. We enjoyed the soup and brussels sprouts appetizer and my husband liked his Gemelli pasta entree. I had the meatballs appetizer since I wasn't too hungry and it was "so-so" and not very warm by the time it got to the table. For the value, it seemed a little expensive for what we had. Overall, it was a nice dinner outdoors, but not sure how soon we'll go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant and I will be back. Our waiter Dustin was great! He was honest about what he liked on the menu and gave us great suggestions. Everything was great, especially the Brussels. I got the seafood risotto which was so good! But the limoncello cheese cake was amazing!

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20something
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The appetizers were great- best calamari I’ve had in Pittsburgh. Entrees were just OK - chicken piccata and mushroom ravioli. Maybe we just didn’t get the best items they offer. Limited drink menu but my cocktail was delicious. Sat outside and the ambiance was nice

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BelleS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would definitely go back. Service was excellent! I got the pasta with seafood. Pasta was perfectly cooked (Aldenté)
Didn’t love my beet salad. Not much feta in it. Wine was a little overpriced at $18 for a third filled glass. Bread was good, not exceptional. Brussels sprouts were pretty good, not excellent. Atmosphere was very nice. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive! Overall great experience!!

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PaulR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reviews were correct. Great atmosphere, food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food was bland and rather soppy. I ordered a crispy chicken dish and it came out very soggy and not very tasty. For the prices they are charging, I would expect a decent dish however you won’t find that here. The service was great and the ambiance was nice with a very low noise level.

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AntonY
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Enjoyed their house wine as well

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food delicious. Service staff very nice. Overall a great experience

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DanielS
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucca never disappoints. When we're in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh, we typically choose Lucca. This weekend we arrived very early for our reservation, and steff was very accomodating with a nice table on the front porch. Good weather, good food and good Sangria - can't ask for anything else!

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vipOpencar
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great wine and drink list with a fabulous selection of Italian dishes with a modern twist. The atmosphere is wonderful and is flexible for an intimate evening with your sweetie or a larger group. Great music which make the evening even more fun.

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vipSuzannaW
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, especially on front porch. Delicious food and extra bonus of 50% bottles of wine on Tuesdays! Highly recommend for food quality and variety, nice portions and fair prices in a nicer restaurant setting close to Pitt & CMU campuses.

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vipViolinguru
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the patio and our server was excellent. Food was really good. Risotto, veal meatballs and cáptese salad were excellent. Nice atmosphere, quiet and romantic. Enjoyed it very much.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanks Alex :)

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Andrew
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went on a first date, we had a great time. Service was very attentive. The serever did an excellent job and made some really good cocktails. Would come back again.

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vipMelanie
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my god I was so surprised this restaurant wasn’t more packed. Everything was delicious. We had such a good time. From the service to the food, everything was superb.

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vipALSANDRA
Pittsburgh
229 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wonderful steak and service

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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 4.5 stars by 778 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.