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Lucca Back Bay, Boston, MA
Lucca Back Bay, Boston, MA
Lucca Back Bay, Boston, MA
Lucca Back Bay, Boston, MA
Lucca Back Bay, Boston, MA

Lucca Back Bay

4.3
4.3
1691 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
From creators of the acclaimed North End restaurant, Lucca, Lucca Back Bay features upscale, regional, contemporary cuisine in Boston's Back Bay.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner daily 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Phone number
    (617) 247-2400
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Anthony Mazzotta
  • Private party facilities
    With three private dining rooms accommodating groups from ten to one hundred, we are confident that we can find the perfect room to host your upcoming event. We are committed to providing superior levels of outstanding cuisine, exceptional service and attention to detail rarely found elsewhere.
  • Private party contact
    Natasha Shibko: (617) 247-2400
  • Neighborhood
    Back Bay
  • Cross street
    Garrison Street
  • Parking details
    Valet is offered for $21 per vehicle.
  • Public transit
    Prudential or Copley on Green Line or Back Bay on Orange Line
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,691 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 2.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,691 Reviews
  1. MORGANM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I am so angry with this place!!!! Why would you allow for people to make an online reservation when you are not even open!!!! I made a reservation for my friends birthday this past Saturday, January 2nd. I tried to call to confirm my online reservation and no one answered the phone. There was a recording stating that they would be closed "Friday, January 1st and reopening Saturday January 2nd". These arent even the correct days of the week. However, I assumed to go by the dates since all other restaurants reopen the day after the new year. I showed up for my reservation and the restaurant was completely closed. I am so angry. It was a Saturday night in Boston and most places are following the 25% capacity restriction and we had to find the last possible spot available on my friends birthday.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great and very attentive to our table! She made great recommendations on the food and wine menu, and was very knowledgeable on their selections. They offered to plate our entrees on separate plates before we could even ask! Aside from service, the food was spectacular and served timely so we didn’t feel rushed between appetizers and entrees.

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  3. WayneW

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had planned to go to a concert, but that had been canceled at the last minute. We decided that we would go out and stretch out our “pre-concert” dinner at Lucca. The food was, as always, delicious and perfectly cooked. Our waiter (whose name I don’t remember) was wonderful: attentive, patient, knowledgeable, friendly and invisible until he suddenly knew when to appear... One on the best waiters I’ve met in some time. We had a great night and hope to be back soon.

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  4. PaulR

    Greater Boston

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice meal and very good service. Caesar Salad great as was Short Rib. Pork chop was dry. Booked an early reservation, so we could make the Bruins game. Had understood that Lucca was offering the Dine Out Boston special on the Saturday evening ... but no special menu was presented. Should have stayed in the North End where our hotel was located and around the corner from the Garden. I am curious if I am mistaken about the Dine Out special being offered by Lucca Back Bay on Saturday, March 7, or if they neglected to present this menu.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I would’ve like upstairs so my guest could be in a room

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  6. JustineO

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good Italian restaurant close to BSO/Jordan Hall. Salad, soup & pasta bolognese were good. Did not enjoy one of our ice cream desserts and the server kindly removed it from our bill. Great service and ambience.

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  7. BackBayer

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food presented beautifully. Our waiter, Juan, was superb and very attentive.

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  8. Tony

    New York City

    366 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    366 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food here was surprisingly good. Even the green salad was delicious. The rolled chicken was tasty and fairly moist, as was the fish. The wine list was encompasses wide selections of new world and european, particularly italian wines.

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  9. CoffeLover

    Greater Boston

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great except it was slightly chilly near the windows. The service was really very good.

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  10. JayG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed in my meal. Prior experience at Lucca Back -Bay had been very good, but this time I was served a barely edible pork chop. It certainly was a satisfyingly large chop, but so overcooked I could barely cut it with a steak knife. I should have sent it back, but I don't like to make waves. Probably will go back again, but disappointed this time.

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  11. DianaB

    Greater Boston

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    reliably great service and entrees - the staff and management are incredibly professional and the restaurant always delivers a great evening

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  12. SoniaG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was splendid. We shared four appetizers and were very pleased with freshness of ingredients and ideas. For example, the calimari was not breaded and fried but rather served in a very nice red sauce. The salad was a pyramid of nicely sliced mixed dark greens, light greens and purple cabbage.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had reservations for a birthday dinner. Excellent experience!! Started out with two great appetizers which were the gnocchis and salumi. For drinks, a couple bottles of an Italian wine as suggested by our waiter. Entrees ranged from filet, salmon, linguini with lobster and a chicken dish. All were excellent!! For dolci, we had an array of sweets that finished off a very nice Sunday night celebration

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was great. We had the ravioli and the rigatoni and both were excellent. Definitely recommend this place and will gladly visit again.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and lovely surroundings. One of the best restaurant martinis I’ve had. Not that I drink a lot of martinis! Service is very good. Noise level not bad for a restaurant of its size. Look forward to going back.

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  16. MadeleineC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Lucca. The rigatoni was delicious and tasted homemade, the lavender gimlet was excellent with fresh squeezed lemon and the service was impeccable. We will definitely be back!

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  17. PickyL

    Denver

    129 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a nice place to have dinner before theater/symphony or just to have dinner. Portions are huge and most split easily

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  18. Greifenklau

    Greater Boston

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is one of our regular places to go when in Boston. It is convenient to Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, and the Huntington Theater. The menu is highly imaginative and varied, and the quality is always excellent. The waitstaff is uniformly friendly and informative. Our waiter this time, César, was outstanding. I especially recommend the calamari appetizer and the salmon.

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  19. JayM

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, really good food.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lucca is our go to place for a special occasion! The food, the ambience, the service - everything is always so amazing and we always leave feeling so special!!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and service!

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  22. MaryS

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely will recommend this restaurant and cant wait to visit again.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentines Day very busy and poor attention from servers. Meal was not paced well, wine bottle stored away from the table and had empty wine glasses for 5 min. Missing silverware. The quality of the food was great and setting is beautiful.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Freezing temp, food came out way too slowly and the food itself was very meh

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  25. BethD

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal on Valentines day. Prix fix which we felt a bit restricting. But delicious food! And very good service. Will definitely return.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was okay but definitely over priced, but they are in Back Bay. Would give the restaurant 3.5 stars overall.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy the food at Lucca, and this was no exception. My husband enjoyed the penne with bolognese for at least the 3rd time. i had the evening's special which was superb. Our waitperson was outstanding - she was a real professional - quietly served some of her other tables with no extraneous conversation, and also intuited that we can enjoy conversing about the food, drinks etc. Lucca is one of our favorite places to dine before Theatre, Symphony or other things in the area.

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  28. Kbernard

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasant service and wonderful food. Visitors were in town from U.K. and able to enjoy great food in city with central location

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  29. MeredithW

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything about this restaurant!! It was the perfect place to celebrate our son's 18th birthday! Thank you for making it special for him!

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  30. KathleenB

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect dinner pre-Huntington Theatre, as you can easily walk off dinner before the show! Best Desert!

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  31. SomaC

    Greater Boston

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, but some items on the menu were not available; even some wine were not

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  32. Kate

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, service was excellent, restaurant was not overly crowded, even for a Saturday night.

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  33. Regulardiner

    Greater Boston

    547 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    547 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous meal, and wonderful service. We were going to the BSO and had a friend visiting from out of town. This made for a special evening.

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  34. Debra

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This one of the best meals I have had in a long time. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. Highly recommended, and we will be back.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One member of our party is a strict vegetarian, which was disclosed to our server, but his entree still ended up with pancetta in it. He didn’t realize it until he was more than halfway through the dish. He’s not one to make a fuss, so he didn’t complain. But it was a major mistake that embarrassed me, since I chose the restaurant. I later discovered that we were also overcharged on our bill, so I quietly pulled our server aside (away from our table) to mention both issues. He had to rerun my card to correct the overcharge, but I was disappointed he didn’t comp the entree that was supposed to be vegetarian. Overall, the food in general was not good enough for us to want to return in the future.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered two starters to share amongst four people and we chose the calamari and the salumi. Both were very delicious dishes and were the perfect size to share. The pasta dishes were a good portion size and the atmosphere was sophisticated but not too posh. Would highly recommend

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  37. DebR

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, impeccable service. Nice to have valet at the door in this cold weather. Prices were a little higher than I remembered but overall excellent.

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  38. plemo

    Greater Boston

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great at Lucca Back Bay. Menu has good options and everything they prepare show the special talents of the kitchen. I usually get the seafood special entree, but got the lobster with tagliatelle pasta and it was delicious.

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  39. Ctownie

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful experiance. Server was knowledgeable, food was very good and the decor lovely. My only comment is to ask ownership to give some thought to diners who enjoy a plant based diet. Salads and sides are often offered but it would be great if plant based patrons could enjoy the chefs and kitchens talents as much as other dining companions. I've enjoyed vegetable ravioli with out ricotta as a filling ingredient at other restaurants, something along those lines would be considerate and reflect a restaurant with Luccas sophistication.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been coming here a lot for meals before concerts at Symphony Hall. Great food and service, staff always attentive to needs and timing.

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Lucca Back Bay is rated 4.3 stars by 1691 OpenTable diners.

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116 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Garrison Street
  • Neighborhood
    Back Bay
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner daily 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet is offered for $21 per vehicle.
  • Public transit
    Prudential or Copley on Green Line or Back Bay on Orange Line
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Anthony Mazzotta
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 247-2400
  • Private party facilities
    With three private dining rooms accommodating groups from ten to one hundred, we are confident that we can find the perfect room to host your upcoming event. We are committed to providing superior levels of outstanding cuisine, exceptional service and attention to detail rarely found elsewhere.
  • Private party contact
    Natasha Shibko: (617) 247-2400
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