Lucca

4.5
346 reviews
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Italian
Lucca, a wood fired Italian-inspired restaurant is located in one of Portland's favorite historic neighborhoods. This vibrant eatery serves farm fresh ingredients in a bustling, stylish dining room reminiscent of the trattorias found within the walls of their Italian sister city Lucca, where families and tourists gather to celebrate and enjoy the seasonal bounty.



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RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! I went back twice during a recent short visit to Portland. Great service

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DG
Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have great service and food when we are here. Lucas is my go-to for a comfortable and tasty experience.

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E
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yes, the food and drink were excellent, of course, and our table particularly appreciated our Waiter; he didn't convey a need to be our best friend, but was convivial enough, professional, prompt, articulate, very knowledgeable about the menu and bar, and provided well timed service in spite of a very busy restaurant.

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DS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent neighborhood place ..great food and service.

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RW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great, however the noise level made it hard to impossible to hear., Just an old folk response, so I'd give the noise just one ear, to noisy to hear.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Checked in for our reservation and were told to wait to even check-in. Wait staff was not very attentive. Had to wait for bread to be brought to the table, and our neighboring table was served before us who arrived 5 minutes later. Food was severely under seasoned (pasta, vegetable). Food also came so fast I felt rushed out.

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ES
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been doing here for years. The food is delicious and our favorites are always consistent. Excellent service to boot!

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MP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our server was not very friendly, demanded my ID “do you have your ID with you??” with attitude when I ordered a drink (I’m 30). She was verging ok rude the entire meal. That said, the rest of the staff was wonderful. Food was great, shared the beet salad which was super fresh and flavorful. I had the chicken thigh and it was excellent, cooked perfectly. Had the rum/apple drink (forget the name) and it was OK. Overall a nice place for dinner, nice decor and atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Small portions, snippy primary server (other servers were fine), great salads.

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AG
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, best piece of halibut I've had in a long time. The mixed berry/pear cobbler was great. Plenty of fruit and a light crumble topping. The prom couples gave a fun atmosphere the night we had dinner. Definitely recommending Lucca to my friends.

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ML
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall the experience was good, but a couple of things, my wife and I ordered cocktails and they took forever to arrive. Our seating was in a high traffic area near the kitchen entrance,we did have a reservation. We ordered a pizza and requested two eggs as an additional topping. Our waitress came back and told us that the cook would only put one egg on the pizza, what does it matter if I am paying extra for it at $2.00 per egg.

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S
Portland
38 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Never ceases to amaze. Food was outstanding. Creative menu. Fresh offerings. A delightful place to dine.

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JL
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food was absolutely fantastic.
The only complaint was the music was so loud we could barely hear each other. Had to request twice for the music to be turned down.

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MM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice. Menu with modest selection, but everything, chicken liver appetizer, pasta, lamb and wine was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat at the bar and chatted with the bartender/owner. Our food was really good And we enjoyed the evening very much.

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JS
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation for two of my close friends. They expressed how much they enjoyed their experience. One of them had the Spring leg of lamb and remarked that it was one of the best Lamb dishes he's had. My other friend loved the Cape Town Negroni.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Lucca was outstanding. We changed our reservation to an hour and a half earlier with one additional guest and they were very accommodating. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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V
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was a nice new spot. They ran out of the halibut but 630p on a Saturday. Pretty early. Also ran out of vinegar for the bread. Not a big deal but seems like they don't inventory well.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

The picture doesn’t match the restaurant, and the food was all mediocre.

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KH
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was really great! We were pleasantly surprised! The food was phenomenal as was the service! A++++++

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RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a really tasty dinner at Lucca on a Wednesday evening. Our reservation was at 7:30, the restaurant was about 50% filled, noise level just right for conversation, ambiance was very very nice. We each had a very yummy drink, split a great Caesar’s salad, and enjoyed excellent entrees. Food, drink, and service were all outstanding and reasonably priced.

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OM
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Erica was a delight. We are definitely coming back to Lucca regularly for our date nights.

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OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Everything was just OK. The place was very noisy & not yet full. It was hard to have a conversation.

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N
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have enjoyed Lucca since it opened many years ago. It keeps getting better--and it's in the neighborhood. It's well worth the drive, if it's not in yours.

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S
Portland
39 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been eating at Lucca since it opened. I must say that the food this week was better than I have ever remembered it. Love the new cocktail menu. Thanks for the effort you place imnproviding an exceptional experience. Kudos to Angela !

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My daughter’s birthday

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DM
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a cute place located in an neighborhood. I've always wanted to try this place since I drive by all the time and Saturday was our night.
I'm glad I made reservations, there was a small line of people waiting for a table.
We were seated in the back, almost looked like a small room that perhaps is used for small parties? I was a tad worried from some reviews saying that it was hard to hear due to the noise, and the tables being too close. I did not find this in the area we sat.
We had a party of four. I liked that I could bring our own wine with a corkage fee. The bread was nice to eat during conversation, and waiting on our meals.
We had three steaks, and one pasta. Everyone raved about the steak. I wish I had tried it. I had the pasta which turned out to be a vegetarian meal. I did not dislike it, I just wish I had some sort of protein to go with it.
I also wish they offered side salads to go with dinner. They only hard larger portion salads which would have been too much to eat.
Great coffee after dinner.
I will be going back. I loved this little gem, but I am a meat eater and would love to give some protein meals a try.

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SH
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like Lucca, great food and service always. We come early and always ask NOT to be seated along the row of 2-person tables beside the bar and going toward the kitchen. TOO noisy there, too much traffic going by. We are seniors, like things more laid back.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Will definitely go there again

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BF
Portland
35 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good, service was good m, but very noisy. Could use some soundproofing.

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DK
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love to see how some new menu items. Otherwise, a great local restaurant.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Lucca is quite good. It sits in a sweet spot of casual and a bit fancy that not too many other places offer. You can go there and feel like you took your out of town relatives someplace nice, but at the same time you can bring your rambunctious kids and not feel like you did something horrible to other diners. The menu is a little pricey, and I was disappointed that the online menu was completely out of date, but the food we had was very good.

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LG
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lucca never disappoints! There was something delicious for everyone at the table, and when I asked to skip the creamy polenta, they were happy to help! Service was warm and friendly all be it a touch slow to get cleared and get our check...no big deal because we could see our waiter had a lot on his hands and it is such a nice place to be!

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ST
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great pasta, big salads and stiff martinis...our go to for awhile now

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Such a charming neighborhood spot with fabulous food and drinks. Excellent service.

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d
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reserved table was ready when we arrived, a fairly quiet corner for our party of six. Service was great, food was beautifully plated and wonderful. We couldn’t have been happier.

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SK
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a fantastic dinner with my dad @ Lucca last week. Hearty Italian options were available for all to enjoy. Servers were attentive and gave good suggestions. Not too large of portions, except for the pizzas... but nobody wants a small pizza! My only negative was that since there were only 2 of us we were placed at a tiny table at the end of the row where other patrons kept bumping into me and there was very little light in our specific spot.

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b
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ask to sit in Mitch's section, he's the best! The food and drink were both outstanding.

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DR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always great, been there many times. Staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. Only problem is the noise level...wish I could have a conversation without always going....”what?”

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MK
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love Lucca. Food is consistent as is the service. It is a go-to restaurant.

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