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Lucca Ristorante, Pittsburgh, PA
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Lucca Ristorante

4.4
4.4
1161 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Pittsburgh's best kept secret, nestled on South Craig Street in Oakland. Explore Italy in a cozy casual setting. Lucca offers all pasta made in house fresh daily. All dishes are skillfully created with fresh ingredients. Weekly Lunch and Dinner features, created with seasonal ingredients. Enjoy your experience on our outside terrace, where Apertivo specials are offered daily. Our wine menu offers Italian wines from all over the region, along with some of your favorite domestic wineries. We specialize in large or small private gatherings. We truly believe you will enter as friends, and leave as family. Saluti!

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Booked 22 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (412) 682-3310

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Maggie Kielberger

  • Private party facilities

    Whether a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, private business dinner or dinner for two, Lucca Ristorante is the perfect venue for any event. Our distinctive dining rooms, superior menu and professional service will make a lasting impression on your guests.

  • Private party contact

    Tony DiDonato-Owner: (844) 865-5638

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Cross street

    Filmore Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,161 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. NO

    NOLAnative

    Pittsburgh

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great outdoor dining option with delicious Italian dishes.

  2. VL

    VinceL

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner as always. Great porch seating. Excellent customer service.

  3. N

    Nikki

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have never had a bad experience at Lucca and today was no exception. As always the food was perfection and the service was incredible. Thank you especially to Dana and Amber for providing exceptional service and a wonderful Father's Day for my dad and my husband.

  4. MK

    MichaelK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice little Italian restaurant Tucktaway in the city of Pittsburgh. We will be back and will tell our friends and family!

  5. JC

    JennaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first time here, food was great! Outside was adorable, we brought 3 kids and waiter was great with them

  6. k

    kevinb

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was really excellent except the sangria - they skimped on the liquor I recommend the filet mignon pasta dish and eggplant parmigiana dish

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Great food

  8. JR

    JamieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my second visit to Lucca and I was just as impressed as I was the first time. The food is absolutely amazing. Hands down my favorite Italian restaurant in Pittsburgh. We came to celebrate a birthday and it was such a good experience. The desert and seasonal cocktail options were also 10/10. We'll be talking about this dinner until we can come back again.

  9. SF

    SarahF

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Food is red sauce Italian, not gourmet...cocktails toasted like margarita mix. But ambience is nice

  10. M

    Michael

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    We both had the chicken piccata. Nice enough, but not superb. Huge helping, though, and asparagus was perfect. Chicken needed to have been pounded to make it thinner and more tender. Pasta seemed house-made and was great. Service was superb and we were promptly seated even though we arrived early.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious homemade pasta! Everything we tried was delicious, but best overall was the Filet Ragu and the Truffle pasta!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Last evening, we met friends at Lucca’s Ristorante that was decided by the group based on location in the Oakland area, having an outdoor dining experience and having cuisine that is top notch. We were pleasantly surprised with Lucca’s outdoor accommodations in pleasant weather conditions, professional staff and superb cuisine, evidently prepared by a top-quality chef, that we found delightful, delectable and delicious. All four of us had a different entree and came to the same conclusion that each was exceptionally prepared and presented in the best of taste. Our waitress Haley and the other staff that interacted with us were professional, exceptional, accommodating, thoughtful, courteous, helpful, attentive, respectful, gracious, kind, and caring. Before being seated, our bartender Dustin provided us with great drinks, enlightening information on the Restaurant and its history, and great conversation and entertainment overall. For those looking for a top notch, local restaurant that serves up its best cuisines under the stars, this is indeed worth the experience. Our sincere thanks and gratitude to Dustin, Haley and the professional staff at Lucca’s Ristorante. Our party of four is looking forward to returning in the near future.

  13. C

    Cata

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and friendly staff! I look forward to returning.

  14. SF

    StevenF

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Service was good as was the ambience. The food was not so great. My wife had eggplant parmigiana but the eggplant was under cooked and hard

  15. G

    Garr

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food. Sauce on chicken park was fantastic. Everything was cooked well and the service was great.

  16. ME

    MichaelE

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The meal did not start out well. Service forgot us for about 20 minutes. No drinks, no one stopped by to ask anything; although several hosts and waiters walked by. I finally went to one of the hosts and she took action and within a minute or two we were being attended too. After that, service was very good and the meal was great. They recognized the mistake and gave us a nice discount for the dinner. I was pleased when I was leaving and isn’t that the best feeling.

  17. AP

    AnthonyP

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was well prepared , well presented and delicious. the portions were plentiful. The price was reasonable and the service was prompt, courteous and helpful. We sat outside on the covered terrace and enjoyed the evening breeze. While the choice of music was perfect, the volume was a little too loud, making it difficult to carryon a conversation. However, after mentioning it to our server, it was turned down to a reasonable level.

  18. D

    Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Food was good but service was terrible. We had to ask to even get utensils.

  19. BD

    BonnyDiver

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were great considering they were super busy. Great team work that we witnessed. The drinks and food so wonderful. We had an event to go to afterwards and they were very attentive to us .

  20. GM

    GregoryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Dustin was outstanding!! The food was fresh and very tasty. The restaurant is a shining diamond in a sea of lower quality quick services. Please be sure to make a reservation for dinner service and please don’t be in a hurry, good food takes time.

  21. S

    Southie

    Pittsburgh

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really like the menu and the food. Will be back. Servers were very good.

  22. L

    Luvfinefood

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always excellent!

  23. S

    Sarah

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Anniversary

  24. BD

    BrittanyD

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    WE WILL BE BACK — the seafood risotto was to die for. Great waitstaff, super accommodating and quick service. This is definitely a spot we will be adding to our regular rotation.

  25. ST

    STEVEV

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Looking for a quaint upscale restaurant and this was definitely the place! Great Food, good Service, fabulous atmosphere! Will be going back For Sure!!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was the perfect date night with my Fiancé! The wait staff could not have been nicer. We sat on the patio and had a beautiful view of the Cathedral of Learning. All the food was excellent, but I was particularly blown away by the beef short rib. I’m sad I didn’t find this place sooner!

  28. HM

    HeatherM

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great music, great appetizer followed by a fantastic meal.

  29. R

    Robinsreview

    Pittsburgh

    47 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    I don’t know what to say but our dinner on Saturday night was just pretty mediocre on all levels. First and foremost the service is- well I want to say abominable- but the wait staff are running around frantically trying to get food to the many waiting tables and this frenetic activity makes the experience super stressful. Once again we had the waitress who feels the need to “ tell you how it’s supposed to be “ - really? Yeah I don’t think so. The pasta was terribly undercooked to the point of being inedible. We were once again informed of what must have been OUR mistake as she told us that the owner, who made it, said he tasted it and it was fine…but took it off the bill. And as per usual on a busy night the drinks take forever, the bread takes forever, the salad takes forever and the wait for the entree is interminable. Again I don’t know what to say but from what I’ve heard through the grapevine, we will be forever banned because of this negative review. Maybe we’re weird but when we go out we are hoping to have a relaxing enjoyable evening with decent food and good service.

  30. CJ

    CJSD

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waiter was awesome.

  31. MP

    MaureenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dana was the only one working the tables/bar, and she did an outstanding job waiting on everyone, including our table of 8, during a busy lunch crowd.

  32. p

    pambur

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food! Lucca offers multiple seating options. We sat at a table for two in the bar which was lovely.

  33. LC

    LauraC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3

    Our waitress was very nice but the food and drink were terrible. I started with a glass of red sangria which tasted like a glass of sugary syrup with cherries in it, more like an overpowering Shirley temple. I sent it back to try the white sangria which was also too sweet. Apparently they add simple syrup to their sangria but all it tasted like was pure sugar. The $9 house salad appetizer was drowning in vinaigrette dressing. I ordered the eggplant Parmesan for my entree. The noodles were over cooked mush and the eggplant was so chewy I could barely cut it into pieces. My boyfriend and I were both disappointed at paying $100 total for a very bad anniversary meal.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day Dinner. Food was great. Service was great. No complaints. Definitely recommend a reservation opposed to showing up. First time and you could tell there’s an older audience that shows a loyal following. So get a reservation! Braised short rib risotto, highly recommended! Chicken Alfredo, classic dish and also recommended!

  35. SB

    SirBC

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mothers Day- excellent food, service and ambiance.

  36. OT

    OTVIP

    Pittsburgh

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was fantastic! The price was awesome! Great view sitting outside!

  37. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was well-made and server was attentive and reasonably priced for the quality. Will definitely come back!

  38. R

    Raquelle

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5

    Last time I came the food was amazing. Not sure if they switch the chef or not but I got really dry pasta and all of our food was unseasoned. Our waiter is what made our night, overall The drinks and dessert was great but I came here for a graduation dinner and it just wasn’t good at all.

  39. AS

    AndrewS

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Staff is outstanding. Lexie is the best - we will sure to ask for her when we return!!

  40. B

    Bill

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoy Lucca. Dana was a very attentive server. We;ll definitely be back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lucca Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lucca Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 682-3310.

Lucca Ristorante is rated 4.4 stars by 1161 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 22 times today

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Google Map for Lucca Ristorante

317 South Craig Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Filmore Street

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Maggie Kielberger

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (412) 682-3310

  • Private party facilities

    Whether a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, private business dinner or dinner for two, Lucca Ristorante is the perfect venue for any event. Our distinctive dining rooms, superior menu and professional service will make a lasting impression on your guests.

  • Private party contact

    Tony DiDonato-Owner: (844) 865-5638

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