Lucca

4.6
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great server good food but very noisy

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.

AL
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had a date night here recently. Lucca has a nicely lit modern feel. The menu is Italian with some different from the usual items. My husband had a duck pasta with duck cracklings and enjoyed it very much. Our waiter was superb with his service. He instantly moved us away from a noisy child without a hesitation on his part. That saved our date evening! Highly recommend Lucca.

LC
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I love your restaurant. Food is always outstanding. I'm in my seventies so there is too much noise. I'll need to remember to ask for the back room. Not your fault!
Laurie

O
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my first time at this restaurant. It is located in a nice area. The location is good, on the corner with lots of windows. The interior is nice, but a little plain. The servers are friendly and competent. We had a variety of dinners, and a couple of pizzas. The food is good. The four cheese pizza is a little disappointing, lots of cheese, no red sauce. Overall, I think 4 of 5 stars.

BE
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lucca is our new goto place for special occasions. The service was excellent, nice attention but not hovering. I told them it was our anniversary (might be a nice touch to have a comment field when making the reservation) and they brought us some champagne. Squash appetizer was excellent. I had the steak and I felt the serving was a little cool but it was very tasty and just the right size. My wife had the mushroom spaghetti which was also excellent.

DT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luca is a wonderful experience everyone should try! The staff and service are friendly knowledgeable and gracious! My wife and I celebrated her birthday and truly enjoyed the evening food wine and service!

Thank you Lucca staff!
Don

K
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Clean including the rest rooms, greeted right away and seated. All down hill from there. Table sat next to us after us got drinks , food order placed and delivered before we even go ours placed. Water glass empty most of my meal, my cocktail was never replaced or asked about, the winter salad was delicious but I ordered the pizza and it was the same quality, flavor as exactly like MOD pizza but cost more. Tagliatelle was done well however it could have used parmesan cheese. That's a personal preference however. The burger was food but not rested well so it soaked the bread and left enough juice I the plate for a soup. It also came 9 min before the other 3 meals.

r
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Lucca! Always great food and service. That’s why we go back time and again.

JK
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucca was amazing. Must try the pizza and the dessert. I will recommend to my friends.

RS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, great wine, knowledgeable staff that work their tails off to serve you in a friendly manner. My one criticism is that they have no entree salad(s) on the menu, only smaller Caesar and dinner salads. Would love to see an entree salad option, like a chef salad, cobb salad, or shrimp louie on their menu sometime. Otherwise, an outstanding restaurant that we have gone to on a regular basis for years.

LZ
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Lucca! My husband and I have been there with larger groups, alone on date nights, and for the first time ever this past weekend, with our 2 boys (restaurant of choice for our 10-year old on his birthday). Service, food, wine, ambiance is always top notch. Thank you!

BB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly and attentive service! We ordered a few items that were seasonal, and they were delicious and unique. Look forward to going again soon!

s
Seattle
85 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a bit spotty at 5pm on a Wednesday with only 10 other people in the restaurant. I sat for 15 minutes before I finally got a glass of wine.
Dinner however was served promptly, hot snd delicious pasta.
Prices are reasonable. A nice neighborhood place.

J
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant. We had a party of 5 and the service was great. The food was almost universally liked, though the pork chop was a bit overdone (dry and tough). Definitely recommend.

CL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To be succinct:

Try this spot. Everything was perfect.
Special nod to our server (nursing student? )
Thanks for an amazing anniversary date.

T
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a large menu, but it's done very well. The bolognese is outstanding, as is the brined pork chop. They always have a lovely and very affordable wine selection. If any area needs attention, it's dessert. Very relaxed and seamlessly attentive service.

IG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite dinner restaurant. We’re usually good beer and pub food people, but our dinner at Luca with friends this weekend was so nice. We all agreed that it’s great to enjoy such wonderful ambiance, food and service. My husband and I love it and it will always be our first place to take our friends.

A
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food is so reliably wonderful that it’s a shame that although this restaurant is in my neighborhood, I feel less and less inclined to go there. It’s just too damn loud. The wait service is unreliable these days as well.

r
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine were excellent and the service was quite adequate. We had a cozy table. Given proximity to a large table, it was a little noisy, but not unbearably so. We will certainly return.

PE
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Was surprised by the reviews and the crowds, but the food was not that good. In fact, one of the pizzas was very salty. Too crowded that they were trying to rush the customers out the door too. We will not go back unfortunately.

DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We’ve been 4-5 times over the last few years, for both lunch and dinner. The only change I would make is to lower the noise level. It’s possible to carry on a conversation with the person across the table, but I’d like it to be easier, which it would be with a lower noise level. Menu is creative and delicious. Service was perfect.

p
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Lunch with a friend on a relatively quiet, non-busy Tuesday. We had house white wine with the chicken pesto salad. Service was good. The salad had arugula and it was way to "stemmy", but tasty. A little variety in the greens would have been nice.

LC
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, very, very accommodating to food allergies (dairy, egg, peanut and tree nut). Highly recommend!

MM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High-quality seasonal dishes with local ingredients and great wine pairings.

JD
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and customer service were outstanding.

M
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday night dinner. Duck sugo - yum. Great service and atmosphere.