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Lucca Back Bay

#134 of 2,385 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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sophisticated Italian. Very good service for the meal. Great wine selection. Asparagus soup was tasty but a bit salty. Main courses were all enjoyable and generous is size.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

had dinner here - waiter was really rude. they tried to replace him with a different waiter but probably wouldnt go back....

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pro: This is a white tablecloth place. Delicious Italian, nicely plated, professionally served. Nice wine list. Three of us had pasta dishes and two of us had seafood dishes -- and at the end of the meal, we could have all joined the 'clean plate' club! Water glasses were frequently refilled, but after the coffee was served the wait staff... More 

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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shared a wonderful meal here with a large group in the upstairs room. Was loud, as another reviewer mentioned - but the entire restaurant seemed to be a bit noisy - definitely a cool, place-to-be atmosphere. Despite that, our meal was terrific. The white bean puree in olive oil that accompanies bread at the beginning of the meal was the... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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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131 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, 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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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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