Lucia Ristorante

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Lucia Ristorante, established in 1977, is a landmark in the North End of Boston! We prepare and are honored to serve traditional, as well as innovative, cucina from the Abruzzo Region of Italy.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner. First time and everything was delicious!

c
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We didn’t love our food the special app and pork chop overpriced. When the server reviews specials ask for prices.

H
New England
32 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took some people from out of town here for dinner, as we wanted to give them a true North End dining experience. Lucia's was perfect. The atmosphere was great, the menu was large and filled with interesting dishes. Everything was delicious, including the antipasto. Our waiter, Cristiano, was a lot of fun and really made the whole experience fantastic. Our guests had a wonderful time, and I think Lucia's is now our favorite North End restaurant.

LS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place to dine for the Bruins game. Staff was very attentive to the fact that we were in time crunch. Our meals were delicious. The bruscietta did not go over well, however. The ingredients were piled on top of a piece of bread and fell off as soon as we picked it up to take a bite. That was our only complaint. Overall, we can't wait to go back!

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The family character of the experience was warm and welcoming. Everyone was quietly looking for the most sincere way to enjoy your visit.

r
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience! Food was delicious, we had a nice booth which allowed us to have easy conversations, and our waiter, Cristiano, made some useful recommendations and provided wonderful service.

GW
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Sunday night and it was the perfect time to go. Our server was very nice and helped us choose some really good food. The food is incredible. I had the chicken parmesan and it was perfectly cooked, the marinara sauce was sweet and smooth. The food is a bit expensive but it was definitely worth the experience.

GK
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere and the food was terrific, would definitely go back

RC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucia is one of my favorite restaurants in the North End. Christiano was fantastic as our server and was very well versed in the menu as recommendations for wine parings. Will be back soon!

RR
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The space is small and wonderful. Our server was responsive and thoughtful. The restaurant is right along the Freedom Trail. I would definitely recommend.

JL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was out of this world as always. Thank you!

F
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can count on this restaurant to consistently serve really good food. I love the chicken dish options. They are very creative. Cristiano was a great server!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Waitress was the worst I ever could have imagined... just mind-blowing. Rude and cold.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, ambiance was steamy

KF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had been looking forward to going to this restaurant for awhile because it seemed similar to a restaurant we really love in New York. As soon as we got there, our drink and appetizer order was taken and brought to us at lightning speed. But then took about 20 minutes minimum to get our food to be ordered. We had finished the appetizer, the plates were cleared by a busser, drinks were low, and still had waited. We weren't served with bread either and when we asked for it with our dinner order, it was forgotten and came out AFTER our dinner had already come (which came out very quickly). But it also looked like it was a couple of pieces taken out of a Wonder Bread bag, had no olive oil, salt or pepper on our table like all the other tables did. Just overall, our table was definitely neglected in comparison to others, so I'm slightly disappointed. Our server was great... when he came over to our table. Given that it was Valentine's Day and the restaurant was busy, we are very willing to give the place another try but are hoping for better service next time.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely environment. Service was very helpful and responsive. Food was delicious and prices are surprisingly reasonable for the quality restaurant this is. Overall fantastic experience.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I got the lobster ravioli special and it was really good and filling, i almost ate the garnish! My date got the pesto tortellini and the portion was huge but in a good way, leftovers for days!

T
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food ~ Cozy spot! Met friends from work there on a week night and had a great experience! I highly recommend the Pollo Lucia!

b
New England
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent - the food and the service! Always a wonderful dining experience.

A
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Made a reservation and still didn’t get set till 30 minutes later. Food was average and our service was slow

KN
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent meal at Lucia’s. We were a little concerned that the restaurant did not have our Open Table reservation, but the hostess made it work for us once I showed her that I indeed did have a reservation. The food was great and the server was extremely helpful in providing recommendations on the menu. There were several large groups on the main floor celebrating birthdays so it was a very lively atmosphere.

MI
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Ricardo was so attentive and the chef was more than willing to accommodate any requests for changes to the dishes we ordered. Meal was amazing!

T
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Good food is a given, but the atmosphere is very important & of course friendly service is a must! Lucia’s hit all those points perfectly! Our waiter Armando was professional & friendly. We had another great dining experience at Lucia’s.. 😊

D
New England
25 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. Owner recommended the perfect wine.

RK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is very nice, and the sound level was very reasonable. Easy to have a conversation. Nice overall ambiance too. Food was delicious and fresh!

SW
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant, from the atmosphere to the wine list to the delicious food. My favorite entree is the gnocchi with truffle cream sauce. It is a wonderfully tasty dish.

r
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Lucia often when we go to Bruins games. The service provided by Christian and the entire staff goes far beyond expectations and the food and ambiance makes us feel like we’re back in Italy. Can’t say enough good things about the dining experience at Lucia Ristorante.

JL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The fried stuffed veal chop was amazing!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas lunch with nieces

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was great, food was good (not great, particularly the bread!) but we were seated on the lower level which did not have good ambiance.

j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food great service fair pricing
always enjoy dining here they do a great job overall

PL
New England
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Always good food & personable service. Great people watching if you get a table in the window

GE
New England
40 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The hostess was wonderful in giving us a nice table on the main floor as requested even though it was a bit of a wait. Server was courteous and efficient. Food came really fast which made us feel rushed but understandable on a busy New Year’s Eve. Overall it was good food, drink and a nice dining experience in the North End.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, service was excellent, highly recommend

P
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here many times. It’s always very good. Just ate there on New Years Eve. Excellent food and service as usual.

B
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy New Years to you all!
To healthy and happy year ahead!

We had an Absolutely delicious meal an experience last night! Diego! Thank you for being our waiter, your an absolute gentleman!
Coming to Lucia's for New Year's Eve has been our family tradition for 20 years. It's as if we are spending time with family!

"Happy 100th Anniversary"

N
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience5

It was not our first time at Lucia’s and it was always great. But tonight I’ve decided to never come back. There was a hair in one of our plates, a really long one. It can happen, no big deal, we sent the plate back and we got another one. No one at the restaurant came to apologize, not even our server, and we were billed for it. Typically, when this happens, a restaurant won’t charge the plate, they’ll give you a dessert, something. At Lucia’s, not even a word. I’m not dining at a place that runs like this.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter, Vinny was great! His recommendations for wine were spot on and loved the lobster ravioli! Thanks Vinny!

RC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy my meal and experience at Lucia, the food and service are top notch. Waiter was very attentive and helpful. Food was delicious