About Lucca Restaurant & Bar
Nestled between Midtown and Downtown Sacramento, Lucca Restaurant offers a California Mediterranean influenced menu that is reasonably priced, with a vast selection of fresh and delicious menu choices. We seek to highlight the abundance of locally grown meats and produce while graciously serving you in a classy, comfortable and inviting setting.
Californian, Mediterranean, Italian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm.
16th and J Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
We have several private dining options for you to enjoy. Our Mirror Room is available for any occasion and comfortably seats 80+ guests. Long mirrors flank every wall with grace and elegance. For a lovely outdoor setting, our covered patio with waterfalls and a fireplace is also a dining option to consider for large parties or private parties up to 70 people. Our Starlight Patio is a lush private patio for smaller groups up to 30.
Private Party Contact:
Glenn Stewart: 9166695300
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Lucca Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews
Unfortunately it appeared that the night ...
Unfortunately it appeared that the night we went to eat they were setting tables up for a large reserved party. It took a long time for us to receive two out of four of our orders and then five minutes later the other two came out ...the waitress seemed to be busy in the back chatting with other employees instead of bringing out the food. Also my salmon was overcooked and very dry. We have eaten there before and it was much better service wise and food wise so I'm not sure if the large party had them thrown off or we just didn't get the service we expected.
Terrific night on the patio with good fo ...
Terrific night on the patio with good food, service, and friends! We had a wide variety of menu items from the Burger to the nightly special of Halibut with pear chutney, they were all very good. The staff were very friendly too.
Excellent food! We each ordered differen ...
Excellent food! We each ordered different entrees and they were all delicious . Pork chop and Spatzle - Filet Mignon - and Sea Bass. Each were served in an elegant presentation and so tasty and fresh!! The waiter was very attentive and helpful, but did not hover. Coming back for sure!!
jillian was a wonderful server! We enjo ...
jillian was a wonderful server! We enjoyed her friendliness and suggestions on the meal. Thank you for the discount for the meal because we were attending the Woodland Opera House performance of "Footloose." great musical show.
Went for a pre-show dinner, lots of comp ...
Went for a pre-show dinner, lots of company there for the same reason. Waiter did his best to make sure we weren't late for he sow despite the crowd. Good wine selection (not huge but decent), best fried calamari appetizer I've ever had (frito misto), excellent salmon and sea bass dinners, scrumptious apricot bread pudding desert.
I've always liked Lucca's, food great. B ...
I've always liked Lucca's, food great. But this visit was a downer. The Choppino was not hot, and I asked for no mussels, so got 3 clams & less seafood.
The waitress did gladly remove & tried to fix, taking my silverware. I now had a side of broccoli with no fork. I took from next table after waiting a while....
Then the choppino came back hotter & little more clams, but bits of seafood AND now no spoon.
As I travel on business & eat out all the time, I felt this was a total waste of time, dinner & cost.
Probably will not return.
Waitress disappeared as I waited & waited.
We went on Sunday, and the theater show ...
We went on Sunday, and the theater show
down street also just getting out, so to be fair, that probably impacted our experience. With that being said, we were disappointed. We must have been sat in the over flow patio section, that did not have a server assigned to the area, as 4 different wait staff were trying take care of us. The server didn't know their well brand of alcohol, but tried up sell us on the cocktail. He didn't share specials, or offer any suggestions or information. Bottom line, they were too busy for us, although we had reservations. We've been there before, but probably won't go back.
A very nice lunch visit to Lucca on the ...
A very nice lunch visit to Lucca on the weekend before a show. Staff was very efficient so we had ample time, yet our service wasn't rushed. Food was good. Overall, my last couple dining experiences at Lucca have been very positive after some service hiccups over a year back.
Lucca's is my go to spot for pre-theater ...
Lucca's is my go to spot for pre-theater dining in downtown Sacramento. The restaurant is a short walk to theaters, they have their own, convenient parking, give a pre-theater discount, and make sure that you get to the theater before curtain time. In addition the meals are great. That is a combination that can't be beat. Go Lucca's!
Our experience is usually very good. Ho ...
Our experience is usually very good. However, we were relegated to the back room this time. I don't know why there are tablecloths in the front room but when you go to the back we feel like step-children and eat off the wooden table which is not as appealing. Much different atmosphere.
Our waitress was not very good. We had to ask her for everything multiple times and were ignored when we tried to flag her down as she went by. We also did not get the 10% discount the is advertised in the Music Circus playbill despite the waitress asking us if we were going to the show.
This was our worst experience at Lucca's thus far but we'll be back as we usually have a good experience.
The food and service were excellent. I w ...
The food and service were excellent. I would not think of this as a steak place but New York was awesome, tender, tasty and perfect. The pepper appetizer was amazing. I reluctantly let my friend take the leftover peppers home. Wine list is week . I did talk to them about improving it and the manager seemed interested in doing this.
Service was superb. Wait staff went out ...
Service was superb. Wait staff went out of their way to insure we were happy. Special of the evening fish dish was great. Homemade sausage was outstanding. I'm still dreaming about the bread pudding. Price is reasonable .
We frequent Lucca's often because it is ...
We frequent Lucca's often because it is a consistently excellent experience. The food is top notch, creatively prepared and reasonably priced. The wait staff is superior as well.
We were a party of 4 and all of us were happy with our choices.
For the second time this summer, I dined ...
For the second time this summer, I dined before Music Circus at Luccas. Food is excellent and able to valet car for $5.00 plus tip for entire night. Perfect pre theater dining experience. Love Lucca's restaurant !!!
Took family to dinner for my daughter's ...
Took family to dinner for my daughter's birthday. She turned 12 and invited a few friends to go (7 of us total). Appetizer's were good (shishito peppers were excellent) and entrees were big enough that a few girls shared and still couldn't eat everything. Service was very good and they comped my daughter's dessert. Cool place with fun decor and good food.
I don't like anything about this restaur ...
I don't like anything about this restaurant, the food is below average and pricy , the service was beyond terrible.. ..a random waitress came to us with a dish that was not ours to begin with (mussels) poured all that super hot butter on our table, walked away like nothing happened when told it was not ours (no apologies) did not even bother to wipe the table, walked to the next table and did the same ...dropped the plate and walked away...I am shocked!!!
We arrived at our scheduled reservation ...
We arrived at our scheduled reservation time but no server was assigned to our table for 20 minutes. When we asked the hostess, the manager was so apologetic he sent over a free appetizer! From there everything was fantastic-- food, service, ambiance. We sat on the patio and it was lovely.
As usual, the food was excellent. We we ...
As usual, the food was excellent. We were party of 6 with reservations and were seated way in the back. When asked if we could be moved to in front of the fireplace, we were told all those tables were reserved. There were no "reserved" signs on the tables and we indicated that we had reservations. So? After being seated at the table in front of the fireplace, a comment was made as to we had better eat fast and be done within an hour. Nothing was said at the time, but should have been. Great way to get customers to return. Sorry, have no names.
Some time ago I planned a theatre day ou ...
Some time ago I planned a theatre day out with two of my granddaughters and their moms. I wanted it to be a special day so planned lunch beforehand at Lucca. it had been several years since I had been there so I looked at it with "new" eyes.
Everything--from the warm welcome to the pleasant good-by--reminded me of how good this place is! The menu was extensive and the wine list by-the-glass satisfactory. My daughter had the gnocchi, which she declared excellent; she also loved the chop salad. My d-I-l loved the Chicken Saltimbocca--tender and juicy. The 10-year olds weren't chowing down on their shortribs. Understandable, as they had tried the zucchini chips and ordered (to share) Parmesan fries as a side for their ribs (which came with mashed potatoes.) My linguini, accompanied with large prawns, was served with a pleasant and creamy tomato sauce. Was most pleased to see 10% off our bill because we were headed to Music Circus! I will be back, hopefully for dinner with my hubby.
Thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food fr ...
Thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food from the various choice's on their menu. Their service was most attentive. The selection of desserts was amazing especially the Key Lime pie! Plus it's located nearby the theater where we frequently attend shows.
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