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Lucca Back Bay

116 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5749
+1 617-247-2400
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
116 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5749
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Looking for decent food around midnight, several of us happened upon this charming bar/restaurant in Back Bay. It's bar menu is innovative and diverse (meatballs, oysters on the half shell, wood oven pizza), the service attentive and the late night atmosphere warm and comforting.

Thank GlobalExec
Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess after 3 days of eating around Boston there are NO quiet restaurants. This certainly is not what I'd expect for a high end Italian place.Don't get me wrong, the food is excellent. We had the Tagliatelle with Lobster ($37 which is outrageous IMHO)...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Italian restaurant in a spacious and modern setting. Friendly staff, good atmosphere, excellent food.

1  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at this restaurant last week during our vacation to Boston. It was a great restaurant with attentive servers and a pleasant atmosphere. The food was good but had a bit too much oil. I'd definitely give this place another try.

Thank em-2115
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our first trip to Boston, we were anxious and hungry for some good Italian food. Our hotel in Back Bay highly recommended Lucca's which has a north side location as well. It has a wonderful ambiance and the waitstaff is attentive, however when we...More

Thank gatormom04
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This was one of the most memorable meals I have had in the last year. We had early reservations (6:30, Friday Night) -- and when we arrived the place was empty (by 8 pm it was packed). We were seated immediately and met our staff...More

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Decided to select Lucca based on its close proximity to our hotel (Inn at St Botolph). We reserved a table via Open Table and a table was readily available given it was graduation week. We were very pleasantly surprised by the accommodating staff and flexibility...More

Thank RJB1215
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

The food in this place was flawless The starters were so tasty, you have to try the calamari and duck gnocchi The pasta is extremely good as well

Thank Adel M
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We had a company dinner here. Great food, great drinks, and a smile on every face. What more can you ask for?

Thank aLwAzEtRaVeLiNg
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

A haughty waiter Ostreys were covery with some sauce as well as steak with some topping which Jaś hidden the taste. We did not like it

Thank Marcin M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
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
  • E-mail
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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