Lucca Kitchen & Cocktails

4.1
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49 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
Lucca Kitchen & Cocktails is an American-Italian focused restaurant and bar in the North Winton Village neighborhood. Executive Chef Matthew Gervasi brings together local flair and family recipes for an exquisite menu selection with dishes everyone will enjoy. We revel in the importance of remarkable food, local partnerships, and most importantly – our guests dining experience.
What 49 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.5
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.1
Value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTepid
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had brunch . Huevos Rancheros special was tasty but suffered in complexity and presentation. This would be 3.5 stars. I gave 4 to be nice

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Franco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food

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Claire
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Overall, it really wasn't great. We arrived a few minutes early for our reservation and wanted to get a drink at the bar. No one came over to serve us. The girl behind the bar was stocking the fridge and we just stood there. Then we decided to just go to our table. Our server was great! Really friendly and was really enjoyable but the food was sub-par. I was pretty unimpressed with everything that came out. I had heard good things about Lucca, but we won't be going back.

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DonnaC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food and service were great. But it's a pricey proposition to have a drink at the bar before dinner. A simple scotch was a very short pour for something like $12. Better choice is to have a draft beer or a bottle of wine with the meal.

My osso Bucco was great!

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JohnB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to Lucca Kitchen & Cocktails. Our daughter is a vegetarian and we heard that Lucca's had a good selection of vegetarian entrees. We were not disappointed. My daughter order the Farmington with zucchini noodles and vegan meatballs. She loved it!

My wife and the fish fry special and I had the pecan encrusted salmon special. Both were excellent! The fish was flaky with a crispy coating. The salmon was cooked to perfection. Compliments to Chef Dennis!

The staff is very friendly. Our server, Amy, was attentive and responsive.
Great service.

We definitely be going back.

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MeganR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The seafood bisque was to die for! All of the food was awesome and we will definitely be going back. Loved the classic feel of the restaurant with all of the wood work and tin ceiling.

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RandyM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lucca has a neighborhood feel. Servers friendly, menu simple and approachable, meals fresh and prepared well.
Suggestion: fill up one seating area completely before you go to the second space.
Generate more excitement and appeal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good and service , nice list of specials

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ReneeK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Bartender Casey was awesome and made our nite. Some if the best martinis I've had in long time. Girls nite out was a success!

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Typical
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Overall - good but not great. We sat at a table near the door so every time it opened we had a good 5 minutes of extreme cold air. We also tried ordering chicken but they were out so instead two people ordered steak; however the steaks were both undercooked. One was returned and it came back still undercooked (we wanted medium and it was rare to medium rare).

However, the server was super friendly and the other food we had was very good.

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LoriH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent. Prices were great. Atmosphere very welcoming. Owner came over to ask how our meal was.

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Food was great, cocktails were not, service a little slow..

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HeatherM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The pub steak special was amazing! My friend who has food intolerances was able to have an awesome salmon meal that met all of her requirements. We never enjoyed dessert! Great evening!

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AnneR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Food was mediocre- like being at a chain restaurant. I was excited to try it based on how much we love the Victor location. A different menu but I was expecting the same or better in terms of quality. Need to improve on food and staff.

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TimP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food at a great price. Will definitely go back, several times.

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AnnM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We really liked Lucca. Atmosphere was warm and comfortable. Nice menu, food was good. The ceasar salad could have used a little more dressing and the spaghetti and meatballs could have used more sauce. Overall it was good. We will come back.

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GaryB
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience3

The food orders were mixed up. Two of four were overcooked. The two were taken back to the kitchen. One came back cooked properly but with the wrong vegetables. One came back raw. For all of the the bill before tip was $150. Wont go back!

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AmandaM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had been for brunch before and wanted to try the dinner menu. I saw the lasagna rollatini on Instagram and needed to try and was as good as it looked. I was even happier to find out it had goat cheese filling. I lived in this neighborhood for much of my life so am happy to come back. Everything was perfect!

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KAV611
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is charming, comfortable and cozy. Our server was friendly, polite and efficient. All 4 diners at our table chose a different dish from the menu and all of us were very pleased. My Winstead pasta was creamy and flavorful. The portions were generous without being over the top. I will definitely go back to try other items on the menu!

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Lowell
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was very good. A nice selection of specials.
But it took a long time to arrive and our waiter never returned asking if we wanted another drink.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We really loved our evening out at Lucca! The service was wonderful! We sat at the bar and had a lovely time with the great bar staff and our waiter was excellent too! The food was very good. We will definitely be back!

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viptringobingo
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friendly service and many specials in addition to menu. Started out quiet but got very noisy. Food was tasty and plentiful.

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vipBChach
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The salmon with maple glaze was excellent. I was disappointed in the kale salad, the greens were limp. Would have preferred them be "out" of the salad before serving something limp, but I did like that the salad had baby kale vs the larger, tougher leaves. The fried gnocchi my friend's dish were a bit heavy to be given so many pieces. I might suggest a light tomato sauce over them? Excellent steak, done perfectly. The owner came out to greet us to ensure all was ok. I liked that, though, admittedly, I did not mention these above issues because I have a hard time being critical to people who work hard. Value was good. Quite loud, needs some sound buffers on the ceiling. Nice remodel job, too.

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RichardM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

Our first time at Lucca. We were seated at the back and there was a loud group celebrating a birthday at the front who pretty much dominated out dinner. They were loud enough that we sometimes had trouble hearing each other. Unfortunately that is what I remember of our meal. I was seated facing the back wall and felt like I was in the corner - there was nothing c comforting or inviting or attractive to look at - and those guys kept yelling and laughing. It was not a good first impression.

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JasonC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We cannot wait to get back there! Had a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We typically go to Lucca for a late dinner ... anywhere from 8:30 to 9:00.

Service has always been very good. Try to sit in the back room during cold weather because the main entrance is adjacent to the front dining room and you’ll get cold blasts from patrons entering and exiting.

I’ve only had the spaghetti with meatballs and it is phenomenal. My wife is vegan and always has been able to have an enjoyable dinner.

I have friends that have gone on our recommendation and ordered the specials only to be very disappointed. So I’d stick to the menu items.

Drink prices are a little high too.

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TerriB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Before the theater

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Billcap
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

I would recommend it for the food, but it was way too loud for us to enjoy a nice night out together since the noise from the bar was overpowering. Also, we generally don't like restaurants that are also bars and have a TV on as well--Lucca's had two.

the food was quite good and reasonably priced, and the service was excellent

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MLCabcd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The waiter tried too hard to pretend to be friendly. He did not know the menu very well. The food was alright, but not special, as I had hoped. It was overpriced.

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vip1citygirl
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

Food was excellent.
Thursday night at 6:30 shouldn't be a time to run out of items and not have garlic.
I avoid garlic, but isn't it a staple of cooking? How can you not have it?
staff was accommodating.
Lighting a bit harsh.

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Sunny
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

I requested a table in a quiet area and arrived to find out that we were seated in one of the two side rooms they have. That was great, but then we were told a large party would arrive within an hour. Within an hour or less, TWO large parties were in the room. The acoustics aren't great and after another 20 minutes my friend and I could barely hear each other. It wasn't helped by
music being piped into the room that was at a volume louder than it should have been. The main course was just okay. The desserts were fantastic. Not sure I'll return because usually when I go to a restaurant it's to spend time talking to friends and I don't want to compete with others in the room. Once when I made reservations at a local restaurant, they said they had a table but 'warned' me that a large party would also be in the room. I appreciate that kind of 'heads up' so I can choose what to do.

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MelanieR
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

First time there and the food was a hit. Bar must have been backed up because it did take a while to get our second drink to the table. Great all around. Wish they had had cannoli on the menu for dessert but what we opted for was also good.

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ronpfoodie
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Limited menu but enough specials to make up for that. Very noisy and limited parking. I had a fish fry that was exceptional. My wife had a scampi special that was also very good. Get a seat along the outside wall, less traffic.

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vipsolid
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

VERY loud in the back room, impossible to have a conversation or communicate with our server. They were out of several components on the menu. Shrimp was so overcooked you couldn’t chew it and the seasonal veggies with risotto consisted of peas and two mushrooms. Antipasti board was very nice. Spaghetti and meatballs was good.

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TerriG
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lucca was very accommodating! One member of our party has severe food allergies; another is vegan. They didn’t bat an eye, took the food allergies very seriously, and all of us enjoyed a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed what we had but a limited menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Service was good. Food was good but the pasta was overcooked.

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CarolineD
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, great service, and terrific staff!

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JoanneM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Had some problems getting a Manhattan that was to our taste

Each bartender had a different way of making them

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LJ619
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The arancini and risotto with shrimp was amazing. The service was superb. We had great seasonal cocktails and everyone really enjoyed their meals. We would definitely go there again.

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Lucca Kitchen & Cocktails offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (585) 448-0061.

Lucca Kitchen & Cocktails is rated 4.1 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

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