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Lucia Ristorante, Boston, MA

Lucia Ristorante

4.4
4.4
3130 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Located at the heart of Hanover Street, Lucia Ristorante is an institution in Boston's North End. Opened in 1977, Lucia was the first restaurant to bring authentic Italian cuisine to Boston's oldest neighborhood. We continue to combine traditional Italian favorites with innovative new dishes in our distinctive atmosphere. Ample summertime patio seating is available in the newly bricked courtyard of our neighbor, St. Stephen's Church.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 367-2353
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Filippo Frattaroli
  • Catering
    Any Foods for pick up or drop off
  • Private party facilities
    Two dining rooms that can accomodate up to 70 people each, for any type of event.For parties greater than 8 people, please contact the restaurant for details.
  • Private party contact
    Frank Iudiciani: (617) 367-2353
  • Neighborhood
    North End
  • Cross street
    Harris Street
  • Parking details
    We offer valet parking nightly from 4pm to closing
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room

What 3,130 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

3,130 Reviews
  1. TLGHC00

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Although we have eaten at the restaurant before, the experience we recently had was disappointing. We were given seats in the middle of the restaurant after splitting a table, even though there were empty tables near the wall or after we came in (with a reservation) another couple was seated at a table meant for 4 right next to us. It didn't give us a lot of space to eat at all. The food was good, although it came out in a flash - we had ordered a salad to split and drinks, and we weren't even done with our salad when the dinners came out. We were offered bread, but not until after we were already basically done with dinner. We were in and out of the restaurant in about 45 minutes, and it took us more than that to get into town. For a weeknight meal, the whole experience felt very rushed overall - we went to dinner to relax, and it was not that kind of experience at all. We will come back, but will probably try other restaurants in the area before making reservations back here.

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  2. MarisolC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Only one waiter for 6 tables. Waited 15 minutes to order. Food was ok.

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  3. KAKeD

    Greater Boston

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything we ordered was delicious! I would definitely go back for the chicken Saggitarri. It was a girls night out for a friends birthday and being notified in the reservation they lit a candle in one dessert we chose and comped it as well. The spumone was a huge hit as well!! Definitely will return

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  4. PaulaB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some family and friends decided at the last minute to meet in the North End for dinner. I had never been to Lucia Ristorante but decided to make a reservation based on the reviews. It was excellent. We all loved our food. The atmosphere was comfortable. Prices reasonable. Great experience overall. Will definitely go back.

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  5. AmaC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and excellent service. We were very happy with our meal.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievable authentic Italian food. Don’t walk on By

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  7. JoshuaF

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you, Frank for making our night extra special.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was fine but portions were very small for the price

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were visiting Boston for our daughter's 16th birthday and I requested that "Happy Birthday" be sung to her, not thinking that they'd be able to really do it. Well, to our surprise, they not only came out singing, but also had a little tiramisu with a candle for her. It was so special and totally made the evening. We definitely will consider going back should we find ourselves in Boston again.

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  10. TonyC

    Greater Boston

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nicely prepared fish dinner and appetizers. The food and service was extraordinary with our server being extremely attentive throughout our meal.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience really enjoyed it, romantic spot

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hidden gem of the north end. All the quality ambience and service without paying exorbitant prices.

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  13. Beau

    Greater Boston

    53 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    A downstairs table in the middle of the restaurant constantly bumped into by waitstaff. Waiter was also bartending and quite inattentive. Chicken Parm was all breading no bird. The sole of my shoe with mozzarella and sauce would have been more tender. My wife's pasta dish was delicious I've loved this restaurant in the past, maybe an off night.

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  14. BostonMom

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent! We will definitely be back.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our waiter was the worst. The food was terrible. We never saw the waiter until the bill came. His name was Carlos.

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  16. HelenY

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was delicious and authentic Italian. The lasagna was outstanding. Easily as good as what we had in Rome. Highly recommend.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my second time eating here while visiting Boston...The first time was not a fluke...This time was OUTSTANDING as well. Might be my new go-to in Boston!!

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  18. MichaelM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was good and the portions were fine. I’d go back again

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  19. MichaelZ

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food & Service great but noisy as it was very busy.

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  20. BethH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service. Mentioned once that it was my son's birthday and yes.....here comes the dessert with candle and fanfare!

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  21. ChuckM

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent, would go back. Enjoyed the hospitality and food.

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  22. AndC

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’re looking for an affordable date night, with too tier ambiance, Lucia Ristorante is the place to go. With attentive staff, good food, and a nice selection of beverages, it’s hard not to recommend.

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  23. JohnF

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a birthday dinner for my wife with a table for six and had a fun time! The staff was very friendly, and accommodating and the food was delicious! We ate on the second floor, and you do need to be prepared for the high noise level. It's a low ceiling and a very loud room, so I would not recommend for a small party. For dishes, I highly recommend the Mari e Monti and overall if you want authentic Italian food you can't go wrong!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good Italian food Initially very quiet as I was one of the bf jest customers but towards the end of dinner it was quite noisy.

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  25. Toothfairy

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance in a cozy brick space with ceiling frescoes and yummy Italian delicacies. Not your usual huge Italian / American menu but instead carefully chosen specialties that you might not see on other menus. A relatively small but nicely curated wine list and reasonable prices. Didn’t feel rushed nor crowded. The staff is young and friendly. A nice choice for the North End that’s not the typical Italian restaurant.

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  26. JohnB

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent - it was quiet and comfy when we were there. Nice to see dishes that aren't served everywhere. Prices were reasonable and we enjoyed our experience there.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came here to have lunch with my sister and niece recently. Was immediately greeted warmly by the hostess and was seated right away. The ambiance of the restaurant was beautiful, homey, and full of Italian vibes. We were greeted with a proper introduction of our waitress. She was very attentive and made wonderful recommendations off both the food and drink menus. She seemed very knowledgeable. At one point, we were greeted by a woman who was either the owner or manager. She had a kind, welcoming, and genuine persona. Her presence made it feel like she was truly appreciative that we chose to have lunch there. The food and drinks were presented well and tasted great! The only thing we would comment on was about the pasta. Although you could tell it was homemade pasta, the taste wasn't exactly how I expected pasta to taste. The texture, I mean, not flavor. I'm not sure if it was simply undercooked or premade too far in advance. However, that didn't sway us in a negative way in the least. Needless to say, we will be returning to this restaurant for another experience. Highly recommended.

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  28. Faceman66

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful people all around , staff and even parking . Top shelves food and atmosphere.

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  29. Robbro

    Greater Boston

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I loved everything about this restaurant. It was busy but not crazy. It was not too loud..Servers were attentive and drinks were delicious. Food was great. The chicken Lucia was delicious. Seafood fruit Di mare was all fresh seafood. Fried calamari was fresh and light. They could maybe turn down the lights just a tidbit but overall great spot.

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  30. PaulO

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a veal dish that was spectacular. The antipasto was really nice as well.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every single meal we ordered was delicious. The bread and butter to start was great. Great drinks and friendly service. The ambiance of the downstairs dining area was amazing, intimate yet cozy experience.

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  32. CarlaM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice quaint restaurant in the heart of the north end

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious! Service was great! I had the chicken focaccia and I can’t wait air to go back and have it again.

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  34. Hadamogi

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was the best part of the experience. The food was ok to not enjoyable. The chicken and eggplant parmesan was ok (chicken was a little chewy), the gnocchi was so, so and the Bolognese was not very good. The ambiance on the upper level was too bright and it felt generic or similar to a strip mall. Unfortunately, there is no barrier between the dining area and bathroom, so it felt like it was part of the dining experience every time someone went in or came out. With so many options in the north end, we will not be going back and left very disappointed.

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  35. RobertV

    Springfield

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I would probably recommend or try Lucia again. The food and ambiance were very good. The young lady filling the water glasses was polite and ensured our glasses were never less than half full : ) I think the waiter missed opportunities to make it a more pleasant experience (and increase wine and food sales) due to his untimely and sparse visits.

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  36. BrittanyB

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a delicious find! Came here as a tourist and the food was not only delicious, but it came fast and our server was very kind as well! Will certainly be returning

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food did not meet our expectations. Servers were friendly but we were placed in a tall booth in a hidden location in the corner of the restaurant therefore views were obstructed.

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  38. KarenM

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love going to both the North End and the Winchester locations!

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  39. Joethecop

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Nice place and the food was really good but it was crazy loud. Made for a quick exit. Guess it’s to be expected on New Years Eve. It was all due to several large groups all shouting to be heard over each other Our server was pleasant but somewhat overwhelmed due to the crowds. I’d recommend it, just pick a slower night.

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  40. Booboo

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was not impressed with the food. There are better restaurants in the North End

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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You can order delivery directly from Lucia Ristorante using the Order Online button.

Lucia Ristorante is rated 4.4 stars by 3130 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 64 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lucia Ristorante

415 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Harris Street
  • Neighborhood
    North End
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    We offer valet parking nightly from 4pm to closing
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Filippo Frattaroli
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room
  • Phone number
    (617) 367-2353
  • Catering
    Any Foods for pick up or drop off
  • Private party facilities
    Two dining rooms that can accomodate up to 70 people each, for any type of event.For parties greater than 8 people, please contact the restaurant for details.
  • Private party contact
    Frank Iudiciani: (617) 367-2353
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