First time here and had a great experience. The pizza is delicious. Lots of great wine options and some wonderful desserts.
The food and service at the table were excellent but the hostess leaves a lot to be desired!
A good neighborhood restaurant! The noise level is high. The food is also a bit on the expensive side, although delicious. The food arrives pretty quickly after you order which is something I always wonder about but of course it's better than waiting forever. Try to find a quiet time and take your time ordering!
A month ago my husband and I were in Italy. Missing the food, we decided to go out for Italian. We booked a reservation at Lucca. It did not disappoint!
Lucca serves authentic Italian food with layers of flavor. The tagliatelle al ragu rivaled some that we had in Italy. The chocolate decadent cake was rich and complemented with a huckleberry sauce over the top. We will definitely be dining here again in the future.
We love this place and feel privileged that it’s just a few blocks from us! The fall menu is wonderful!
Our waitress was wonderful. She made excellent recommendations and was very pleasant.
Overall, the entir experience wasn’t worth the time. I would recommend going, LITERALLY ANYWHERE ELSE!
The only thing I would not do again is an arugula pizza. There was close to 300 lbs of fresh arugula on it. Not good in any way. But I believe any of the other pizza's would have been awesome. The pate (chicken liver) was amazing!
We will go again...without arugula.
We love this wonderful spot right in our neighborhood. The service is great and the food is always amazing! A perfect place to celebrate something special, take guests or just enjoy a delicious meal with good friends and family.
Lucca is a great under-the-radar restaurant that doesn't seem to get nearly as much love as it should. Great entrees, sides, salads and soups. (The creamy roasted pepper soup sounded really good, it wasn't. It was incredible!) Our cocktails were excellent, and the deserts were wonderful. Service was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Nice people here. All this in a really warm, relaxing atmosphere.....and the prices are absolutely reasonable.
Had to wait to be greeted upon arrival for several minutes. Didn’t like first table offered.
Wait person, owners son, was talkative & properly pointed out issue w wine list.
Food was excellent, portions were appropriate, interesting ingredients
Chef chatted with us for awhile as she knew I was a restaurant consultant & wanted feedback
I’d definitely go back Good neighborhood spot
Food was great, wonderful atmosphere, great service. Highly recommend for a quiet date night!
Delicious food, especially pizza. Servers seemed a bit stressed.
Appreciate efforts to seat us at quieter table. Immediate attention to order wine. Great service and hospitality from all servers.
Fabulous service and cuisine was wonderful; great flavors and presentation very impressive.
Our waitress was amazingly patient and attentive. Food is always great and a treat. Thanks!
We are long time patrons of Lucca. We hadn't been there in awhile so I was extra impressed that the young lady providing water and initial service remembered what we like to order to drink! That's nice. I have gone all plant-based in my eating since my last visit. I was disappointed to see that the roasted beet salad I normally order wasn't on the menu anymore, and pretty much everything had meat or dairy. My waiter was not to be deterred though! He got the chef to modify a pasta dish for me that had chanterelles and white beans, and did not use butter. It was delicious, and I really appreciated him helping me figure out something I could have. I understand from him that the chef is planning an all plant based pizza for the menu. That would be great!
Delicious dishes and a nice wine list. The noise level in the main room was too loud for an intimate dinner but was fine for a family event.
Solid neighborhood restaurant. The food was straightforward and delicious, but the service was a little rushed and we felt as though we weren't in her section but seated away from her other tables. Still, it was a very enjoyable meal from appetizers to desserts at a very reasonable price. I'm sure I'll be back.
The food was pretty good but they completely ignored my
request through my Open Table
reservation to acknowledge my guest’s birthday.
You don't last as long as Lucca has in that neighborhood unless you hit on all aspects of a great restaurant. Simply one of the best go-to restaurants in Portland proper. Oh...AND they make you feel like family...even when you bring your own!
Had the bursts salad, the prosciutto and fungi pizza, and the sausage pizza. Everything was yummy. Definitely a favorite neighborhood place.
One of the best Italian restaurants in Portland. Food is always excellent, cocktails are well prepared and generous. Service is fast and friendly. Never had a bad meal here.
Lovely evening with great service by John our server! Took a girlfriend and her family, they were looking for delicious Portland food and Lucca was perfect!
Fantastic food. I had the Burrata Salad and it was delicious. My husband had pasta ... Whatever the bolognese dish is called. The only issue with it was a very small portion size. Smaller portions are fine for us, but this seemed particularly tiny for the cost. We topped the meal off with Chocolate Hazelnut and Pistachio gelato that was excellent. The service was great, but we got seated at a tiny table next to the kitchen that wasn’t ideal. We wondered why when we saw other diners with two to a table that accommodated four. I’m definitely going back for that salad.
Wonderful service. A little noisy when we first got there at 7:15 but quieted quickly. The service was some of the best we have had in a long time. Attentive and non-obtrusive both!
We liked most things about this restaurant but the noise level is SO HIGH that conversation was all but impossible. Too bad because food is very good and nice service.
Great meal and excellent service! Love Lucca - a great neighborhood Italian place!
We were greeted by the owners and promptly sat at our table for which we had a 6:30 reservation!
Our table was immediately given water, bread and olive oil and order for cocktails taken!
Waiter was very good but think he might have had a hearing issue, he kept asking us to repeat our order!
The Cocktails, appetizers of grilled peaches wrapped in prosciutto were excellent! Our 2 orders of Bolognese were outstanding along with the pork chop with grilled peaches! AMAZING FLAVORS!
Had the Lemon Dessert and I must say “Outstanding!”
We loved the decor and everything about Lucca!
From start to finish you do it right!
We’ll be back!
David, Steven and David
Food was excellent, and the waitress did a great job. The sound level make conversation difficult but not impossible.
I love this terrific neighborhood restaurant. Today the restaurant had a large party which impacted service. It is always delightful to be there. My favorite pesto chicken salad was not as terrific as usual. I think the recipe changed slightly — still really good.
Always a great meal at this neighborhood gem. Family-friendly with great service and fresh local seasonal ingredients on their ever changing menu.
The food is excellent, with adept use of sauces and things like spices. The prices are reasonable and competitive with portland places that are ok, just ordinary, not on the level of Lucca, which is close to gourmet as far as i can tell. (Not a foodie) We go there whenever we want to have a good meal in a fine atmosphere. It's comfortable for us, non drinkers, parents w children and a more reserved (not rowdy) young set.
THe only problem was that last time it was noisy, because of several children next to us, and a big crowd with yet more children, but this doesnt happen often. Roger / portland
I hope this was a one-off for Lucca. I took 5 friends there for lunch. We had the chicken pesto salad and had hard time finding the chicken. Really poor salad.
An out-of-town friend was attending a conference in that area of town. We (5 of us) chose to eat there based on its location and the very positive reviews & recommendations on the other food review sites. Food was very tasty and reasonably priced. Servers were helpful and pleasant. We'll be back.
Very good food and service. Smaller selections on the menu but the food was great.
Erica was gave us perfect service. Made our Day!
Great neighborhood dinner spot. Casual atmosphere with accommodating staff, great service, and most importantly...great food. There are several options for your vegetarian dinner companions and many more wine options from familiar to uncommon varieties.
This restaurant never disappoints. Great food and always consistent. It can be noisy in the main dining room, but the room in the back is much quieter.