Curt waiter, no bread, small table next to service area, and very noisy. Green beans raw but other food good. I won’t bother to return
Very small tables for 2 is the only thing I would change. Everything was so delicious and very affordable!
Food great as always. Got pizza and salad. Would be nice if there was a "side salad" sized salad to accompany pizza.
Lucca has lovely food and a great space. My only quibble is the noise level is not conducive to conversation.
Great meal and great people. We loved the pasta and the salads.
Not too noisy after 8:00 pm when the families have gone home.
Overall I rate it a five star.
My wife and I and two guests ate at Lucca for the first time yesterday. Some quick comments...lunch menu is small with a limited number of choices. I ordered the tuna sandwich...which was okay but not great. The bread overwhelmed the tuna...very little between two sizeable slices of bread. One of our guests ordered a pizza without basil....unfortunately it was served covered in basil....they took it back and redid the order and ultimately comped us for the pizza because of the mistake and additional time to correct the error and serve the food. Service was okay....restaurant was quite empty considering it was noon when we arrived and when we departed a couple hours later it was still almost empty. Prices are about what you would expect...but for the money...I would have expected a higher quality of food served. It's unlikely that we will be returning.
We returned to Lucca after our previous dining which had been excellent. Maybe it was the time and day, but we felt a bit rushed and the food was not as good as we remembered. Still, we like Lucca's and will come again.
1/2 birthday dinner for teen
Great service! Great food! Highly recommend this Italian restaurant. Will definitely be back while visiting Portland.
Birthday, great food, like reservation option and smbience
Great neighborhood place with consistently good food. Cocktail menu is especially innovative and solid. They could do with a little more variety in their entree selections.
Wonderful but acoustics are terrible making it hard to have dinner conversation
Great food, great service!
How about some soundproofing in the ceiling or somewhere/something to make it easier for conversation? Also it was a bit cold in that back room. Loved that our waiter let me sample of white wine. Thank you
All the dishes we tried were excellent. I brought a friend who had never been to Lucca’s and she loved it. It’s always fun to introduce people to Lucca’s!!
Good food and service overall; with prompt attention provided by the waitstaff once you’re seated. However, the acoustics make it so that your drunk neighbor’s cackling would be amplified ten times, potentially ruining your dining experience. Good thing their negroni makes up for it.
More vegetarian choices on the menu would be nice. Tables are close together, so conversations can overlap from one table to another. However, it's a very nice neighborhood restaurant and we enjoyed our evening there.
What a wonderful place to meet a friend for dinner. The food exceeded my expectations and I have been eating here since the restaurant opened almost 10 years ago. Thank you so much for preserving such a great place together and enjoy delicious meals.
We had a delightful dinner. We had an antipasto, shared a salad, and each had pasta course. Well prepared all around. Portion size nice -- not overdone. We will return again.
Amazing food and very friendly staff! Went with 2 grade school kids and kid menu fantastic too!
Our waitress was awesome and attentive. Food was amazing! We went for date night but it's a place for everyone, lots of kids and families there as well.
A great choice for some good Italian food!
We had reservation and checked in with the host. While we were waiting to be seated (the table was already ready), another couple came in that did not have a reservation. They were seated right away. The portions were small. Our waiter was not solicitous of our needs. When the waiter came to ask if we wanted dessert or coffee, we declined. She immediately gave us our check - as if she had predetermined we would not be getting dessert or coffee. We purchased the dessert and coffee we wanted somewhere else. We were celebrating my getting a new job and expected this to be an amazing experience. We were disappointed.
Lucca's was an amazing restaurant. It was the perfect combination of small yet spacious. It felt really cozy and was fantastic for a date. I loved how warm and cozy it felt; the right amount of cozy and classy. Plus, I'm pretty sure the pasta was hand made and utterly mouth watering. I kept stopping to admire all the flavors and texture of the pasta. Good food deserves time for appreciation and respect. Haha, my boyfriend had to literally drag me away from looking at the desert menue (already made something and he knew I wouldn't be able to help myself after how good dinner was). The food did come out rather quickly and I would had liked more time to sit and enjoy myself. However, we didn't get anything other than our pasta, so that is to be understood but still. I put 'find something that makes you smile' on the comments part of the online reservation and the waiter thought I meant for us not him, and gave us free cookies. Those little morsels were soo good..... Overall, a little pricey for a college student but very very very recommended. Especially for a first or any nice date.
Our experience at Lucca was average. The service was awesome, the food was so-so. I wouldn’t tell anyone to NOT go there, but I also wouldn’t think to suggest it.
Our food was excellent but the wait staff, particularly Erica our server, made our Valentines Day dinner a memorable experience. We’ll be back!
Excellent tasting food in a nice setting and good service. The food tastes like more, partially because it's delicious and partially because the portions are just too small. Lucca could be better value for the price, but I think it's just right for a special occasion.
I thought it was really weird for the server to come over and ask "do you guys really have a reservation?" after we had already been seated and served cocktails. It was also highly rude of him to rush us several times for our orders, but never check in on us.
For a neighborhood "joint," Lucca is also a worthy destination for folks from all across PDX.
We had not been to Lucca for a long time, but we have been there twice in the past 10 days. They have certainly stepped up their service a notch, and our dinners were very good. We shall return!
Lucca is a favorite of mine. Come there often. Love the food.
Lunch today was at 12:45. There were few patrons on the restaurant. Our orders were extremely delayed. Yet there was no apparent reason. Servers busted themselves folding napkins to get ready for dinner crowd. But the kitchen took forever preparing 2salads.
Great food - wonderful service!
Cocktails were great - loved sitting at the bar!
Been coming here for years, every time I fall in love with the place all over again. Everything tastes amazing and the menu changes with what’s available seasonally. A real NE Portland gem!
The food was quite good. The room temperature was a bit cool. All in all it was a very enjoyable meal.
In a city of vastly overrated dining venues, Lucca provided us with a very pleasant dinner experience. We were met and seated graciously and quickly. Our server/bartender took our drink order (one glass Montipulciano and one perfect Negroni) and delivered them in short order and maintained a fun but professional demeanor throughout the meal. We shared a chicken liver mousse as a starter and found it flavorful yet lite. That was followed by two pasta dishes, one mushroom based with a cream sauce the other a all' amatriciana with garganelli, both very good. Liquid dessert of Limoncello which was kindly offered "on the house". Don't go here for the decor, there isn't any. Go here for the impossible, simple things done very well with genuinely warm service.
Food was bland and portions are very small. Wine pour is also very small. I love the decor, which has kept me coming back, but it's just not worth it.
Loved it! It was wonderful .
We love the menu and this restaurant is close to us; we live on Fremont street, are seniors, like to dine early, before it fills up and gets buys and noisy.
Amazing food and service.. Thank you so much to our server and amazing chef! It was my first time eating here and it definitely won't be the last!
Food was amazing and very reasonably priced! I can’t wait to go back and try more!
Great service with a great atmosphere. The food was all excellent, very nice level of execution. Well composed dishes with quality ingredients and attention to craft. Thank you. Staff all around did a wonderful job.