Lucia Ristorante

4.5
2440 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KimberlyS
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good was fair but service left a bit to be desired. Waited for nearly 15 min bill after table was cleared and watched the neighboring table do the same... in fact they went to track down the server to get the bill after waiting for so long.

JL
JimL
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an unbelievably good time! Frank, the manager is warm and inviting and knows his stuff. Carlos the waiter, was fast, efficient and knowledgeable. Overall, the restaurant is five stars plus. Great pasta, wine list and overall experience! I can’t wait to go there again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Just not the best place to get pasta. Don’t get the tortellini with cream sauce taste like tortellini soaked in milk. Service is good.

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vipDinerkj
New England
45 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Need to clear table faster between courses, since tables are small. Need to replenish flatware after first course…no one wants their used utensils placed on the table in between courses, esp. post COVID

We had to wait for staff to offer grated parm & ground pepper. We were asked 1/3 into the meal.

Our table top was wobbly…should be an easy fix & checked every day pre-service.

Staff just needs to be better trained to really elevate the experience. Food was outstanding!

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justme1
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucia Ristorante is my favorite restaurant to visit every time I'm in Boston. The food is always wonderfully prepared. My favorite is the Gnocchi Abruzzese. It never disappoints. Tender but not chewy, filling but not heavy. The service is also top quality. Friendly, knowledgeable, and available without being intrusive. Due to covid we dined outside ( the only positive covid is all the outdoor dining) the seating was was comfortable and the warm weather added to the positive experience.

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vipLeonoreL
New England
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and it was really pleasant being in the church courtyard. The service was great and it was so enjoyable

KM
vipKristenM
New England
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first time eating at Lucia. I'll definitely be back!

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SarahP
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were seated immediately at the time of our reservation, which is not always the case at busy North End restaurants. Our server was very friendly, but for some reason our entrees came out before our salads and appetizer. That was a bit strange. The food was tasty, and there are a decent number of vegetarian dishes available. The Caesar salad was big enough to share, and the dressing was definitely homemade and especially delicious. We would have ordered dessert, but our server dropped off the dessert menu and then didn't come back for quite some time. Overall, we had a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved outdoor patio. Friendly service. Typical Italian fare

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Hockey12
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic! Food and drinks amazing!! Been several times and Lucia's is definitely one of our top picks! Can not wait to go back!

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vipReviewer
New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

There was a piece of metal in my food and they were very apologetic about it, but didn't even offer to take it off the bill. I was pretty shocked when I got the bill and it was on there.

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Birthday
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and awesome host!

JB
JessicaB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was adorable - comfortable, open, and clean. Great atmosphere, delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends 21st birthday

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vipBarbaraR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We met outdoors on their terrace across from the Paul Revere statue. Lovely spring day and lovely lunch.

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AmyC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Appetizers were very good, especially calamari too bad the food lacked authentic flavoring.

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vipArty
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

1st timer. Food was delicious, and service was excellent. Nice atmosphere. A bit expensive but enjoyed overall. Will go back.

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vipRiccardo
New England
52 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

42nd Anniversary dinner @ Lucia’s

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Food was mediocre. I ordered the salmon. The waiter asked me how I wanted it a f I said medium rare. It was definitely closer to well done. Had to send the sangria back. It was so sweet it tasted like candy. My husband, a non-picky eater, got the chicken parm which he also thought was underwhelming. This was our first dinner out since this all began and it was pretty mediocre.

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vipraidersix2002
New England
138 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Poor ventilation and very hot downstairs - avoid this. Food was good. Service was hopelessly slow and confused.

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CapeD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter Diego was incredible and so attentive, as was the entire staff. We loved being able to eat outside on the patio and the restaurant is in a great location on the quieter end of Hanover St. It was a wonderful night out and we would go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

8pm reservation and was not seated until 8:50pm.

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gendreau603
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Diego was an amazing waiter! Every member of the staff was attentive and welcoming. The food was very good and priced as you would expect for the north end. Cocktails were $15 which is, again, about average for the area but pretty silly that restaurants charge that much for a Titos martini... but, not a deal breaker. It was a very fun night and they were conscientious about all covid related protocols.

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Jonny
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restraunt. They were very accommodating and provided excellent service.

KM
vipKathyM
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nothing noteworthy

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scottr
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening outside with great food and service.

SG
SuzanneG
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING, DELICIOUS FOOD!!! Have been many times and the food is always so wonderful, tastes great! The waitstaff were so lovely, gracious and accommodating.
The chef and kitchen staff did a fantastic presentation of food and the dinner was so
wonderful!

LOVE THIS RESTAURANT, FANTASTIC FOOD!!!! Make a reservation early, as they fill up. Ate in the outdoor courtyard was so lovely!

Wonderful dinner, so delicious!!

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RobertD
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding entrees. We sat on the 2nd floor. It was loud. The appetizer was a little cold. Service was great. Maria our server was attentive. Recommend.

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The patio dining was lovely! Nestled in a more quiet part of Hanover street.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very good food! Wish they did last take-outy condiments/breads

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vipFenwayResident
New England
30 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We had a great time on the St Stephen's Church Patio of Lucia with phenomenal food. The shrimp pasta and ravioli dishes we had were terrific.

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vipKatie
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here for 40 years. Our favorite..

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Camarcotte
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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megan
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious, and not overly heavy like most restaurants. The staff was attentive and friendly... We also love that it is set further down Hanover street, if you are looking for somewhere with outdoor seating that is not constantly bombarded with foot traffic, this location is great.

DM
vipDoeserM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, delicious food, and nice staff. No complaints.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and reasonable. Tje service was incredible. The staff were very friendly. The owner came by several times to make sure that everything was to our satisfaction. I would definitely recommend the restaurant.

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Mary
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Although we made a reservation, we were put outside and on the back curb on a slanted small round table. I asked if our table could be moved to a better location. We placed our order and within a matter of 5 minutes our food was brought out and it was room temperature. The food was not hot at all. The gnocchi was chewy. My husbands chicken parmesan was cold except for the melted cheese on top. Clearly due to the overflow tables outside, the kitchen is just pushing out food. I was extremely disappointed in the quality of the food. I would not recommend eating here because they are just precooking these meals and sending it out to flip tables.

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mommco
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I initially selected Lucia Ristorante to have an outdoor lunch because of its new courtyard seating, made available by the next door church. Not only was the outdoor setting perfect, the food was delicious and the service excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I have celiac and our server was excellent about making sure my food was not cross contaminated. We did have to wait 30 minutes after our reservation time to sit which wasn’t ideal, yet the service was quick and efficient and food was fantastic.

CD
CoryD
New England
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Our waitress, Maria, was very knowledgeable and patient with us! Will be back soon!

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Lucia Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 2440 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.