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Lucca Back Bay

#129 of 2,365 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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270 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for New Year's Eve. There was a special set menu for the evening. All food was perfectly seasoned: - Amuse - Pulled pork with carrots - Ragatoni with veal, beef, and pork sauce - Panna Cotta The wine selection is surprisingly good and we found a perfect wine to pair with the dishes. We were seated in... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seated upstairs facing a service station-my personal pet peeve. My chair is rickety and they don't have the wine we ordered . Will see how things turn out.

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Dover, NH
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When compared with the many other Italian restaurants in Boston, Lucca gave a fair showing, but didn't reach the level of excellent or outstanding. Nice atmosphere, but the high ceilings make for a very noisy room acoustically, hard to have a conversation without shouting across the table. Waitstaff was competent, but not over and above. We enjoyed our salads which... More 

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NJ
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117 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Dinner with business colleagues. Service was very pleasant, helpful, not overbearing. Rather a limited menu - but the choices were interesting - not typical Italian. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. I had a green salad (I chose to omit the gorgonzola) and lobster gnocchi which was excellent; semifreddo for dessert (yummy). Boring bread.

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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188 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Our reservation was for 8pm on Saturday night. Worst time EVER to dine out .... right? Not at Lucca. They did not let us down one bit. We were shown right to our table. Our waiter was knowledgeable, attentive and personable. The food ... from the oysters through entrees to cheese board and port at the end of the meal... More 

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Newport, New York
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We were invited to join our extended family rehersal dinner. The wait staff, appetizers, entrees, and desserts were extrordinary. It was an excellent event, many thanks to our host and hostess for inviting us. Definitely a must try venue.

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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
USD 40 - USD 60
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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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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