Lucca

4.7
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$30 and under
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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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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dependable neighborhood place that's worth going out of the way for. Attention to detail, freshness, flavor is obvious. Fresh pasta was chewy and perfect, with a delicious combination of duck and squash. Tables are close together, so your experience is affected by your neighbors; ours were pretty loud, but the food was so good we didn't mind.

HD
Portland
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance and flavors. Wishing there was a broader selection of meatless / vegetable options. One of of favorite go-to choices, especially with guests.

RM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucca is the best restaurant we can easily walk to, which is a big plus (and judging from the crowd waiting when we left, many others feel this wary, too). The food is good, reasonably priced, the servers attentive to our needs, and it is fun eating there and watching the folks gathered at the bar.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Food was great and service even better!!

SP
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice selection of food, excellent taste and wonderful drinks too.

n
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

The food was delicious, the ambiance perfect but our server was subpar. She was dismissive bordering on rude, never checked in with us to see if we needed anything and brought the wrong entree. When she brought the wrong entree and we corrected her, very politely, she said that wasn’t what she heard. She did try to make up for it at the end of the meal but there was a lot to make up for.

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent wine list!

RF
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and very good food and drinks.

Cheers to Lucca.

LH
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to take someone. Excellent staff,food and drinks great.would recommend highly

SW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

2nd visit. Delicious food. Service exemplary. 'Way too noisy which detracts from enjoying the food.

KR
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the whole experience! Never disappointed. Fabulous service, food and friendly, comfortable informality without loss of quality all around! Love you guys!

PD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucca is a neighborhood favorite that never fails to satisfy and delight.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was great. Erica. Wine was food. Brunello. My favorite. Clams were in this incredible spicy sauce that was outstanding. Much better than anything I’ve tasted especially in the tourist town i live in. The octopus was a little disappointing. Chewy and lacked some flavor.

OT
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, excellent happy hour. A true neighborhood gem

J
Palm Springs
129 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We’d only eaten here for lunch before, which was quite good. Dinner was even better ... excellent. The pork was cooked to a sublime tenderness. We brought our own wine, but I recall from the earlier luncheon that Lucas’s wine offerings were interesting. We chose then an excellent Slovenian white at a very reasonable price.

C
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We eat there often and would be there more often if it were not so noisy. We put up with nosie because the food and service are so wonderful.

MA
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love their pizza and sorbetto.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food I'm a little too noisy

LN
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. Our wait staff was knowledgeable about the wine and he gave us plenty of time between the appetizers and bringing our dinner. We had the charcuterie salami board with the fresh mozzarella cheese, Wow! The homemade Tagliatelle pasta dish with the pork bolognese sauce was heavenly. I would highly recommend this lovely little restaurant.

PA
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, nice ambience, great service with yummy food. What else to say?

CD
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I have always had a good experience here. This last time however, the entrees were both off. The pork shoulder tasted like a salt like and the tagliatelle didn’t taste like anything. Service was great, as always. Sad about the food though

Z
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic! This is a go-to restaurant when you want a great meal out- consistently!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were looking for a fun place to go eat some good food, and that’s what we found. It was a fun way to spend my birthday, and the food was great!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food - as always.

GW
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

the food was good, but the selection was not. You should definitely include far more options for vegans. Offer your dishes with vegan options: meat substitutes, (including mushrooms) for meat, cheese substitutes for cheeses, including with pizzas. No need to depart from classical Italian dishes, just make the substitutions of ingredients that render them vegan. Many other restaurants are doing just that. I wish you would, we would come there far more often.

S
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Their food is excellent most of the time. Great place for entertaining friends or family. Neighborhood place, so go later in the evening if you don't don't like occasional noise from children.

KH
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great server good food but very noisy

G
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Every menu that I ordered came out very salty. It was too salty that my friends and I could only finish half of the plates. Bread that came out with Seafood Brodetto was burnt, and we had to request for a new one. Although the ambiance of the restaurant was good, I was highly disappointed by the food that Lucca presented. I do not have intentions for a revisit.

B
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place love the food

EM
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We really like Lucca. We have been there a couple times as it's walking distance from the house, and feel lucky to have such a great spot in the neighborhood. The pastas are great, as are all the pizzas.

BK
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was as well. We will definitely go back again!

b
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The pork was just not good; 3 scallops for $26?

p
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood bistro. You can dine on some fabulous dishes or just get a pizza and salad.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

New Year’s Eve. Had a great time and very good service. Didn’t like the table we had at first but were moved and felt much better. Experience was definitely above average and nothing negative to say but didn’t quite wow me either . Just a nice solid experience

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner was wonderful. Fixed price meal was well-conceived and delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service, great value! We couldn't ask for a better way to ring out 2019. Everything was fantastic!

LD
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going for dinner about once a quarter since they opened. We love it.

C
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Yes, I would recommend Lucca. Have eaten lunch there for years, but first time dinner. I would wish a little longer menu and a few more choices. The pannacotta with pomegranet seeds and candied pistachios didn't really work because the pistachios made one think you were crunching seeds. But the flavor was delightful.

CS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We visited Lucca to celebrate a 57th and a 90th birthday. As we were celebrating, I was taking photos at our table. Our waiter took a few photos for us which was nice; however, a few minutes later, he came over and insisted that I quit taking photos because it was disturbing their regular customers. I was not taking photos of any other patrons nor was I wandering around the restaurant. As the meal progressed, our waiter got progressively less attentive to our table. Finally, the food was good but it did not hold up to the standard we have come to expect when we visit. I would no longer recommend Lucca for special occasions or celebrations.

JK
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite spots for a special dinner in a welcoming atmosphere. We have always been happy with our servers' suggestions.