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About Lucia Ristorante

Lucia Ristorante offers traditional regional cuisine from the Abruzzo Region of Italy, in the most unique atmosphere.

415 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02113
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Harris Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 367-2353

Website:
http://www.luciaboston.com/

Catering:
Any Foods for pick up or drop off

Parking Details:
We offer valet parking nightly from 4pm to closing

Executive Chef:
Donato Frattaroli

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout

Lucia Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (29)
Good for a Date (28)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for Groups (20)
Cozy (20)
Casual (19)
Special Occasion (18)
Comfort Food (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Romantic (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Fun (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Business Meals (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

I've been to Lucia's a few times. It's one of my favorite North End restaurants. It was a quiet Monday night so noise level was quiet, usually when it's full it's a bit noisier. Service as always was excellent. We started our meal with a delicious antipasto with Barretta (sp?) cheese. Loved that cheese! Then we had veal saltimbocca and melanzane parmigiana. Both delicious. Unfortunately we didn't have any room for dessert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

I was in college the very first time I ate at Lucia's Ristorante and have continued to eat there.
The food is awesome and since my mother and father are from the Sulmona, Italia area, the food speaks to me! Our meals on Sunday night were amazing; beautiful presentation, generous portions and so tasty! We will definitely be back with more friends soon.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was so tasty, my family basically ate in silence with an occasional "wow" or "so good"

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We dined at Lucia’s on a snowy Saturday night in December. Our waiter, Josh was delightful, knew the wine list and dinner menu very well, and when asked he offered excellent recommendations. Every one of us loved our dinners and the anti pasto and salad were great and just right in terms of not being over filling before dinner. Wait staff were attentive but unobtrusive. Dinner was excellent. Price was about $180 with appetizers, entrees and drinks before tip.
In short, Lucia’s was very enjoyable and would definitely recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious! The tomato sauce was a lot like my family’s secret recipe handed down. Best I have had in a restaurant in quite some time!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Amazing staff & food. We had Billy as our server and I wouldn’t hesitate to go back for outstanding service and food. Loved the ambiance. They also have a liquor license so having an espresso martini to end my meal was the topping on an awesome night. We will be back!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Got very sick afterwards

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent dinner. Even though this was a quiet Tuesday night, Lucia’s had their chef set up in the dining room, where he made the most delicious snowflake pasta dish! Perfect to celebrate the holidays with family and friends! Our waiter was attentive, very personable and we were treated so well! I can’t recommend Lucia’s enough. So many tourists miss this little gem because they pick a restaurant located earlier on the street. But Lucia’s is just a little further - opposite the park near the Old North Church, and is so worth the few extra steps. We’ve been coming here for years and it never fails to delight! And the ambiance is warm and romantic! Love this restaurant!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Best Italian food I’ve had since I visited Italy! Great customer service and it was very quaint. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Tags: Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The restaurant was much too noisy to enjoy casual conversation with our party.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Nice meal for a group of 4. We sat downstairs which we really liked. The food was delicious. Especially enjoyed the Pollo Lucia. It was my daughter's first time dining in the North End. She and her friends loved it. Nice wine list too. I must also comment on our waiter Lewis. He was a very pleasant young man who provided top notch service. Thank you for a wonderful night!
Deanna

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a delicious meal - we enjoyed the service- we were kind of crammed into a corner with little room to move and near the bathroom although there were other available seats for the whole time we were there. Overall it was a very positive experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Exceptional service and attention to details in requesting dietary accommodations. One of our guests commented that the Gnocci reminded him of his grandmother from Italy’s “melt in your mouth” quality.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always delicious. Great menu and the options are always cooked perfectly. Helpful friendly staff. Good wine list. Never disappointed!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Super loud but great food.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

One feels welcome as soon as one arrives. The atmosphere is warm and cozy. Food is authentic Italian, well prepared and lots of it. And the service is excellent. We love it!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Best Caesar salad I've ever had. The red sauce is so fresh and tasty. Great service. So happy we made a reservation. We will definitely be back

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Took my girlfriend here for our anniversary and everything was amazing. Our server, Christiano was very friendly and very knowledgeable about the specials. Everything we had was very good including dessert and cappuccinos. I will definitely be back due to the authentic menu, friendly staff, and cozy restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good food, great service.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We had dinner on the early side so the restaurant was pretty
empty. The chicken special was delicious and the service was
a bit overly attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is the third time that we have eaten here and I absolutely love it. The service and atmosphere are wonderful. The Mussels are amazing. Can't recommend it highly enough. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The restaurant had a nice vibe. The food was mediocre. I had the chicken marsala and it was absolutely Bland. My date had the four cheese pasta and that was good, but very single dimensional flavors. I would not put this as a top restaurant in the north end for Italian

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We arrived for our reservation and were seated immediately. Our dinners were excellent... the service, not so much... although I won't say it was poor or the waiter did anything in particular wrong, however, you rarely saw him.... it was a busy Friday night but not packed.. We had to ask for grated cheese three times.... drinks ( other than water ) were not offered again... we definitely would have had another wine with diner. Overall, the food was excellent, the service was less than average but, we would try it again.... maybe not on weekend.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We went to Lucia as a group of 8 to celebrate a birthday. The service was slow and poor and the food was "alright at most"/poor in comparison to any other of the many the North End italian restaurants we have been to. Would definitely not recommend in general.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Quaint, closely set tables.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I have been to Lucian Ristorante at least 10 times and I will continue to frequent their establishment. The food is always delicious and the staff are extremely accommodating.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

This place had great reviews but I thought the food was bland and the eggplant wasn't cooked properly.. it was rubbery. And there was something hard in the calmari.. like a shell of some sort I had to spit out.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good was good, without being great. Too many table, too close together in a little room. Atmosphere was EXTREMELY loud and difficult to hear conversations right across the table from me. Waaaaay too loud for me for a dining experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was very good. Only complaints for our group of 8 was very crowded tables in lower level. We were stuck in a corner table and it was a bit too tight. All meals were great except for the chicken parm. It was pounded very very thin (which is generally a good thing) but it was over cooked and had too much breading. Could not taste chicken at all and was dried out. Sauce & cheese were good though so possibly just bad luck. All the other meals were very good.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My friends and I went for dinner for a college reunion. The food was descent, but some of the sauces were kind of bland. Our waitor was nice but clearly drunk, which we felt was inappropriate for a nice restaurant, but he did manage to get all our food correct without writing it down. Overall, the food was fine, the service was fine, but I wouldn't go back.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was really good. We were seated up stairs which was very nice, but there was a large group and it got pretty loud. We will be back, but will try downstairs next time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Ristorante Lucia was a wonderful experience. First off, unlike many restaurants on Hanover street, it wasn't super noisy and jammed with tables. The atmosphere was quiet and there was plenty of room between tables so that you didn't overhear conversations from other tables. The food was excellent. The Amazzafame is a must-try! Terrificly spicy with plenty of veggies and sausage in a delicous white wine sauce. We also enjoyed the more delicate flavor of the Scaloppine Abruzzese. The wine list has quite a good variety of types of wine and price levels. We will definitely visit again on our next trip to Boston.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious food! Obviously authentic Italian cuisine, and our server was attentive and cared about our comfort and thoughts, even taking the time to learn our names and a little bit about where we were from. Only complaint is that we didn't have bigger stomachs to finish our meals - but that meant we could take home the leftovers for another night! Would recommend to anyone who loves Italian food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

One of our favorite Boston restaurants.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was extremely underwhelming and the service was just ok. Tried the fettuccine alfredo, which was good, but the scampi and white wine sauce were subpar.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Quick and attentive service, wonderful time again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Visiting my son at school and wanted some good food... googled top restaurants on the north end and chose here because of the awesome reviews and we had great service and awesome food as well!!
Can’t wait to go back.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We went for an early dinner before a hockey game so the restaurant was not terribly busy. We had a wonderful meal!! We ordered the eggplant parm, fettucine alfredo w/ chicken, veal saltimbocca and (the best) stuffed veal chop. The portions were very large which made for great leftovers. They had a very nice wine list and made a nice manhattan. The only slight disappointment was that we ordered a shrimp scampi appetizers to share that never appeared. The waiter felt terrible and of course, we were not charged just disappointed not to try it!! I will defintely return to this restaurant and recommend to friends!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Martini arrived after meal served, gnocchi was tough, service was spotty. Expected more.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Thank you for making my sister's bday a special one! Lucia's is her favorite place!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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