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Lucca Back Bay

#141 of 2,383 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
££££
Neighbourhood:
Back Bay
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116 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5749 (Garrison Street)
+1 617-247-2400
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17:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place for the Millenials. The food is excellent; but, oh, is it noisy! I asked for gin-on-the-rocks and was served THE best gin I have ever had. And the food was equally outstanding. But for older people the ambient noise was unpleasant. My hearing is still good, but I had to strain to have a conversation with... More 

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Cambridge, Maryland
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is close to Copely Square--near the Fairmont, Weston, Marriott and Copely Square Hotels--nicely appointed, table coths-- caring waiters, wonderful Italian food

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Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is super, but you get the distinct impression that staff have sort of given up on the place. They seemed to be hanging around waiting for guests that didn't come, chatting with each other in little groups. This is not a professional ambiance for a restaurant that charges top dollar. Our waiter was okay, but a but... More 

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Thank Lee S
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I feel bad, we had a bunch of allergies at our table and a lot of questions. Our group was high maintenance but Fredis and I think her name was Kate, took care of us and were happy to do so. They never gave us attitude and kept coming back for more. I can't thank them enough for making sure... More 

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New Hampshire Lakes Region, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, service and most of all food! Caramelized Onion soup was great and Rigatoni excellent! Deserts... awesome! And yes espresso of course!!

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great special night out atmosphere, great location if you use the T. Otherwise highs and lows. The meal started brilliantly with a unique take on onion soup that was both creative and delicious (words I rarely combine in the same sentence). But then the Caesar salad was mediocre: undistinguished dressing, supermarket level romaine, little parmesan, one lonely anchovy. We both... More 

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Thank Mike B
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Stopped in for a quick bite after work and was greeted by a personable bartender named Casey. His service was prompt, his drinks were great, and the food was delicious. I will certainly return to Lucca Back Bay.

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San Jose, California
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293 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Due to a flight delay, we arrived late and were hungry at 10:30pm. Our hotel was right near Lucca Back Bay and I was quite happy to see a rather large variety of choices on their 10:00pm to 1am menu. The pizza was very good and a number of dishes were offered in full or half sizes, with the half... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

An amazing place. Great atmosphere, a nicer restaurant for sure. Been to MamaMarias, Sorrelinas & Giacomos and Lucca Back Bay was better than them all no doubt. Amazing meal started with Calamari in red broth which was amazing followed by proscutto over buratta and coponata. Both apps were amazing. Our pasta dishes were exploding with flavor. I had the garganelli... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We have avoided Lucca's Back Bay after a poor experience a few years ago, however I am pleased to say we gave it another try as it is a beautiful and well located restaurant in Boston. The food was great. I especially liked the grilled calamari and cauliflower appetizer. The combination sounded not particularly favorable to me but our charming... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 02:00
Monday
17:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 02:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5749
    (Garrison Street)
  • Public Transportation: Prudential or Copley on Green Line or Back Bay on Orange Line
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-247-2400
Description
Lucca Back Bay is the sister restaurant of Lucca in the North End. The Kitchen, headed by Andres Cruz, embraces classic Italian cuisine with a contemporary approach. Andres works closely with the finest purveyors and local farmers to ensure that nothing but quality produce enters his kitchen. From house-made pasta and breads, to handcrafted desserts, the cuisine is a thoughtful, well executed, process.

Lucca Back Bay offers two dining styles. The elegant main dining room at Lucca Back Bay is the perfect place to relax and enjoy world-class cuisine and exceptional service in a fine dining atmosphere. The cozy and intimate lounge at Lucca Back Bay is a great place to hang out after work, whether that's at 5pm or 1am. We have been told that we have the best burger in town, a staple on our bar menu which is served nightly until 1am. We stay open until 2am every night, with a large industry following, and feature a large collection of house-infused spirits.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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