Lucca Ristorante

4.4
696 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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Daily 4:00PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 696 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnGodless
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great staff!! We’ll be back for dinner and drinks!!

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vipMgpdc
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I feel like every review during Covid times has an asterisk on it… But this one does not need that. The food was absolutely outstanding! The best brussels sprouts I’ve ever had in my life. The filet was perfect and the garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus for an awesome compliment. Service was excellent and gave a great wine recommendation.

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kateu
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a wonderful time at Lucca and would definitely return when in Pittsburgh!

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AMD13
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, Wonderful service and Wonderful atmosphere! Always satisfied at Lucca's!

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vip14grant
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very disappointing! Have been several times in the past, but appetizers were good but entrees were very tasteless . Maybe I will try again but don’t know.

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vip25straight
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

highly recommended if you need a good place that is also quiet.

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vipkiramisu
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very friendly, helpful service. We enjoyed a wonderful anniversary dinner here and have always enjoyed our visits. Looking forward to returning soon!

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ASMM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Long time Pittsburghers, but first time at Lucca for whatever reason. We dine out fairly frequently, and will definitely keep this as an option for future dinners out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was a lovely place to dine safely. The food and service were excellent!

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CMichael
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another memorable meal
I had the Alfredo
My intention is not to express, the most often used statement and most egregiously used rating
But for the simplicity and the goal for every restaurateur and chef

THE BEST

Truly magnificent

If this liquid seduction of cheese was served in a martini glass, the request would be as follows:

Fill it to the brim till it is dripping down the glass
Very very dry. No vermouth.
Straight up !
Do not deviate on pain of death
Just pure unadulterated cheeseful bliss

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TLov
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Friendly staff, attentive enough - I guess okay for trying to run a proper restaurant during covid. Food looked great on the plate but was a little off ie meat temp and seasoning. Could be a great Italian place if it was operating at full power. I will definitely try again

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Cathy
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Luca provided friendly and helpful service and the food was delicious. The social distancing felt very safe as well. I would highly recommend!

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vipluvdiningout
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Very disappointed-not sure what happened but the pasta meals were not as good as they usually are the quality was way off from every other time I have been there. We didn’t even take or eat any leftover. The appetizer and salad were decent but the meals especially for the price were not as good as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was amazing, the food was amazing, and the server was amazing. highlight of the evening!

MJ
vipMandJ
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant and safe to be outside on the lovely porch. Hope there will be an extension there into late autumn ... perhaps heaters?
Some of our dishes became a subsequent lunch , large and tasty.

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andreay
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very accommodating, good service. Nice ambience. Yummy food!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was 100% one of the best places we've ever eaten at. 10/10 recommended

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mchg
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My son enjoyed his meatball app and chicken fettuccine entree. My Italian wedding soup was good but the bolognese was not that good. Not much meat mostly tomato sauce that tasted too sweet. The cannoli was extremely disappointing the shell was nice and crispy but filling was literally chocolate cake icing. No Italian restaurant would serve icing filling.

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ChristinaM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited our daughter in Pittsburg this weekend and had a wonderful dinner. we sat out on the front porch which was pretty and quaint. only a few tables. overlooked the neighborhood and had pretty lights hung up. Food was delicious. All four of us loved our meal. Our waiter Dustin was the best. he gave great suggestions, was very personable and easy to chat with. He made our already wonderful meal more enjoyable with his personality and helpful tips of what to eat and what to do in town. Highly reccomend.

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viptark1952
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a very nice lunch appetizers very good entrees we good but not hot enough service was good but one person was a little much

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and our server Dustin was great!

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MarshaB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Will the recommend to friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent homemade pasta!

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vipRobinsreview
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, my husband and I shared a delicious dinner at Lucca Ristorante. We had the filet- seasoned and grilled to perfection! We had the Limincello cheesecake for dessert, and it was fabulous- all desserts are made in house!!
Lucca has become our favorite restaurant, and eating on the patio is a dream... Our waiter was a delight as well. I cannot say enough good things about this wonderful place!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was wonderful; the food was amazing service and very clean; I can’t wait to come back

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novointeriors
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and an amazing meal!

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vipShellyS
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fabulous- food was delicious

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vipJerryB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful, attentive service, home made pasta!

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vipBarto
Nashville
49 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Sadly the food was served cold, our server had only 5 tables and they were not sat all together. Had to hunt her down for things and eggplant parmesan was horrible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Had high hopes, but should have known we were in for a bad time when we got the Sangrias. They that had way too much citrus juice. That got partnered up with a super loud “regular” that decided to vent on politics behind us. Dinner was worse. An over cooked slab of chicken on top of undercooked pasta was passed off as Chicken Parmesan. Could not even maneuver it in the 3 sizes too small plate. Wait staff was nice, and tipped ours (food not his fault), but did overhear one say “if she is rude to me again, I am going to jail”.

Maybe she had already been served her entree?

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vipChiquidu
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can always count on a great meal at Lucca's. The Brussels Sprouts appetizer with pork belly is a must order. Our party of 4 also enjoyed the calamari, the Chicken in pumpkin sauce and rapini, the Seafood Rigatoni and the Tagliatelle Bolognese.

For desert we shared a Limoncello Cheesecake that was wonderful.

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CMichael
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always
One of the best places in Pittsburgh
No matter what i choose
Pasta fish beef. Can’t go wrong
Their pasta entrees are phenomenal
Chose the fruiti de mare con rigatoni
Delicious
My three other guests ; two of whom were never there before, have become culinary converts to this edible gem of a destination
Service is always conducted in a warm and welcoming and efficient manner
The young lady that took care of us is quite an asset to this restaurant
Shout out to Dustin,always friendly and takes the time to say hello
Great staff
I’ll end this review with the same beginning
FANTASTIC

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Flatbread appetizer so tasty, had Frutti Di Mare rigatoni for main entree. Waiter recommended a great white wine pairing. Finished off with tiramisu, delicious. Perfect for a date night!

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vipSuzze
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucca never disappoints. My daughter loves when we are in town and she gets to dine at Lucca.

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vipkrishendra
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal! We were warmly welcomed by the staff and adequately socially distanced. The new fall menu is available and that’s what we enjoyed. The red pepper bisque with gouda was silky and delicious. I enjoyed the salmon with pumpkin risotto. The service was fantastic.

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vipJayR
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't miss this Jem in Pgh. Great food with the new Chef/owner. Staff was friendly and prompt but not overbearing. Pretty much a perfect night on the terrace. Thank you Lucca raising the bar in Pgh.

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DFSE
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was a standout and the team worked together really well. Food was excellent and their seasonal soup - roasted red pepper and smoked Gouda - was unlike anything I’d ever tasted.

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vipRobinsreview
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough good things about Lucca's new Fall menu and outstanding new chef!!!! We went twice in one week, it that was good!!! The salmon is out of this world, as is the eggplant parmigiana and the scallops. We can't wait to go back and try another new entree!!
P.S. They make THE best Long Island Iced Tea with sprite instead of pepsi( my preference) and some Lemoncello- divine!!!!

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Hooda
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipkosuth
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was poor. Server did not tell us of specials, brought wrong drink, and ignored us after our entrees arrived.

FAQs

Lucca Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 682-3310.

Lucca Ristorante is rated 4.4 stars by 696 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.