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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Lucca Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews
My friend and I dined at Lucca before we attended Motown -the musical. The food was fabulous, the waitress was great, making sure we were out in plenty of time to get to the theatre. Lucca has parking service for folks going to the theatre which was so convenient ! We will definitely be back to Lucca! What a great experience!
The best mussels we've had anywhere. Great service, great food ... what else could one ask for!
Dinner before the show
Have been to Lucca several times, always a good meal. Service is great, wine list good, food is terrific, gluten free menu. Stuffed Peppers to die for!! AND 10% off for attending a performance in Sacramento that evening.
I really wanted to love this restaurant....
...however, the food was just mediocre. The chicken breast was very tough and over cooked. My friend ordered the rib eye medium rare. It was served to her medium. The waitress graciously placed another order and it did arrive the second time perfectly cooked to her request. The service was gvery attentive. I do not mind paying a bit extra at a "nice" restaurant such as this one, but the food was just not that outstanding. I love the layout of the place but it gets very noisy. I live in midtown and feel there are so many choices for great dining that Lucca is just not worth another visit.
The Chicken Picatta is always a sure thi ...
The Chicken Picatta is always a sure thing. Delicious!! For dessert? The Carmelized Bananas with Salted Caramel and ice cream. To die for!!
Finding excellent service combined with ...
Finding excellent service combined with fantastic food--including specially prepared meals to fit food allergies, is a rarity. Our server was incredibly kind and attentive, he offered his advice and made sure our meals aligned our dietary needs, even ordering off the "gluten free" menu at his suggestion so we were sure to have exactly what we wanted. My thanks to the chef as well for a great dining experience.
One of my faves; been going here for over 8 years and highly recommend.
I used to really love this restaurant, b ...
I used to really love this restaurant, but was disappointed with this visit. Both of our meals had to be sent back, and then when they arrived the quality was nothing to rave about. Perhaps a bit overpriced. Was surprised that even though someone came to apologize for the service we weren't offered a discount or dessert or anything... Probably won't be back.
Wish that you were closer.. Lucky find o ...
Wish that you were closer.. Lucky find online. From Marin so needed a place to celebrate Sac State year end for an exchange student. It was perfect. Awesome food - recommend the zuccini chips for starter. Everything was great. Service was exceptional. Go early to avoid the crowds.
A Really Good Place for Downtown Visitors
I love the ambience here. It feels both old world and modern simultaneously. There is an upbeat feeling as soon as you walk in and both the indoor and outdoor seating are equally compelling. The food is good to very good. Great flavoring, but dangerously close to over-sauced. We had the Spicy Penne with shrimp and the Roasted Chicken Risotto. Both were delicious, but very heavy. The penne could have been better with half the sauce. We found ourselves scraping it off. The risotto was outstanding. I highly recommend it, but think about sharing it. The wine selection is not over-the-top. There is a nice selection to compliment just about any dish, taste and budget.
My Favorite Restaurant in Sacramento
This is one of the best restaurants in Sac. The service, food and ambiance is top class.
MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH
The salmom salad was great, the turkey burger was grilled perfectly. The table,wasnt great that they put us at, kinda crowded. The service was interminably slow. Check in wasnt great..kinda stupid people running the checkin. However it was a happening place
Novel breakfast offerings
We went for a Mother's Day breakfast which was overall pleasant (minus young kids that make too much noise and parents only contribute to their bad behavior). We sat in corner booth in the back room, which I wouldn't recommend because it was like a back cave without windows. We ordered breakfast pizza, which was interesting, not quite a real crust, but had eggs in the middle which were good for dunking; and the smoked trout hash, executed well with fresh flavors. The decor was somewhat mediterranean, clean and up kept.
Great food, atmosphere and staff!
Food was great ! Our waiter, Sammy was very attentive, friendly and professional. We will be back!
Everything was excellent. Zucchini. Chip ...
Everything was excellent. Zucchini. Chips Snap Peas Rib Eye Chicken Saltimboca All delicious.
The food and service were great.
The food and service were great.
All Ice. Not a good value. Drink the wine. The waitress recommended a great Cabernet.
Spanish Chorizo Pizzette was PHENOMINAL! ...
Spanish Chorizo Pizzette was PHENOMINAL! Keep up the good work!
Very good food and service
My friend and I dine at Lucca a few times a year. As always the service and the food are very good. When I'm not dinning with my friend I stop in at Lucca for happy hour from time to time. I love the happy hour menu and prices. Lucca is my favorite happy hour restaurant.
As usual, great fresh food and good service. One of my favorite lunch spots.
The hostess was very accommodating as we were early for our reservation. She directed us to the bar where we were able to order our food and enjoy a nice visit together.
Read the Menu for ingredients
I would have given "food" 5 stars but I ordered chicken picante which was delicious, however it seems that all chef's think that spicing up their dishes is the "new normal". Many of us prefer the old favorites. Chile flakes in my pasta just took away from the dish in my opinion. Just a bit spicy for my pallet. I drank a lot of water! Next time I’ll make sure to read the menu thoroughly and request that anything hot or spicy be removed.
We sat outside on a beautiful night.
We sat outside on a beautiful night and enjoyed the outside setting and looking at the beautiful old brick building. I was set to order a pasta dish when the waiter told us about the pork chop. It truly was the best pork chop I've had.
Excellent food - fantastic service
I was so impressed when the first greeting was, "what time do you need to be at the show?". We let them know we had to be at the Crest at 7:30 and they organized all around it. The waitress knew our schedule before we could even bring it up! We enjoyed some wonderful (non-alcoholic for us) cocktails, a delicious appetizer and two excellent entrées. The front room is very noisy, so we asked for something quieter. Got a nice table in the back room -- was very quiet at first but did get noisier as more people were seated there. We are interested in trying the patio next time.
Fantastic food and great service.
Perfect place for a dinner before the theater. Service was superb.
I have eaten at Lucca many times and it never disappoints. Fresh ingredients, expertly prepared and served. We arrived promptly at our reservation time and the hostess seated us immediately. Our server was gracious and helpful; he asked immediately if we were attending theater that evening so he could help us pace our ordering and eating. The restaurant management must attract these sorts as I've always had outstanding service at this restaurant. I enjoyed the penne pasta with homemade sausage and my friend had the halibut. We each chose a wine by the glass and the options were diverse and excellent. We were both extremely pleased with the food and the wine. We then had ample time to walk the several blocks to the Community Center. I can't wait to go back.
Food was delicious and the desserts was amazing.
Everything was perfect. Nice food and drinks. And the desserts was amazing.
Top Notch Amazing Food- Best of the Best
Our first time at this establishment and it won't be the last. The food is truly out of this world. Kudos to the chefs. My husband and I have not stopped talking about it From the appetizers to dessert. I highly recommend the flatbread for starters the patchwork salad , rib eye with blue cheese and the pistachio crust cheesecake. I'm a lover of cheesecake and this was by far the best I have experienced. Looking forward to our next date night which I know where it will be. See you soon PS I don't normally write reviews but had to make an exception in this case. Best advertising is by word of mouth from a very satisfied customer.
We had reservations for 7:30 on Friday, ...
We had reservations for 7:30 on Friday, April 8th but did not get seated until 7:55. While appreciate the comp appetizers, this was the second time this has happened to me. I don't think we'll be going back for a while.
Great night out with friends.
Looking for a fun, energetic and delectable restaurant. Luccas offers a great menu with something for everyone. I had the chicken piccata which was cooked to perfection. It was the right balance of herbs, garlic and spices. Our friends ordered spaghetti and meatballs. They devoured it. Great place before the theatre too. The wait staff are so friendly and make you feel important.
Great food and wonderful staff
Very nice experience all around. Had the zucchini chips for appetizer and really enjoyed them. Yelp reviews said they tended to be too salty but that wasn't the case at all. Raves for the pork chop from my friend. I had the special rib steak and it was delicious, if a little tough. Some very nice wines on the wine list too.
Go to Luccas and fill your food basket
Good service although it took a while for us to get a class of water. When the meal arrived, I quickly determined that the French fries were too salty (have high blood pressure). The waiter quickly took back the salty bunch and replaced with the no-salt variety. It was very good service.
Fresh, delicious food with an emphasis o ...
Fresh, delicious food with an emphasis on local ingredients.
One of our favorite places! Great food and service.
All around good value
I was looking for some place to take my family for my 60th birthday, and wanted something with some good pasta etc. I had remembered Lucca from my Dad's 90th birthday party and we all had a good time and loved our food. Service was great, food was hot and good....thanks Lucca we shall be back! And...we come all the way from Auburn!
The Chicken Piccata was bland. The chick ...
The Chicken Piccata was bland. The chicken tasted like it was boiled instead of browned on both sides. The dish was heavy in olive oil with the faintest hint of lemon and caper. Poor balance of flavors. The decor was pleasant but the chairs were very uncomfortable and did not feel stable.
Great place to hook up with friends! It was a very friendly atmosphere, the service was excellent and the food was really good! Love the ambiance of this restaurant!!!
We loved our time at Lucca with its deli ...
We loved our time at Lucca with its delicious food and excellent service, but it wa s noisy.
The pasta was very, very good. As was th ...
The pasta was very, very good. As was the roasted asparagus, but dessert was outstanding! Our waiter, Matt was great. Always helpful and fast but not hovering.
Lucca staff went above and beyond to make our evening special and to accommodate our timing needs. Traffic getting downtown was horrendous. We called to let Lucca know, and they agreed to hold our table. Once there, the wait staff was instantly helpful. We had a very short window before we needed to leave for the theater. Lucca's staff made sure we were out the door in plenty of time. Unfortunately, that meant we weren't able to enjoy one of their fabulous desserts. So, we plan to allow 75 minutes to commute from Folsom next time.
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