Lucca Kitchen & Cocktails

4.4
193 reviews
$30 and under
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.
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4.4
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4.5
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4.2
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AshleyP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the owner is the one that brought us our mimosa flights. It was the perfect place for my friend’s birthday brunch - they definitely made us feel welcome. We will definitely be back! 10/10!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All three of us cleaned our plates- everything was delicious - fresh and great seasoning. Cozy warm ambiance and server was attentive. It was loud mostly because another table had a cranky child in attendance. I am looking forward to going back.

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LDG07
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is hands down the best brunch I’ve had in Rochester, and one of the top I’ve had ever. And I’ve had brunch all over the world. I enjoyed the Irish breakfast with smoked sausage and bacon (also deliciously smoked) with the most flavorful potatoes. It was served with a biscuit as well but I am temporarily not eating wheat. My Mom devoured her plate of the same meal. The service was impeccable and everyone was super friendly. And I was happy to enjoy bottomless mimosas with my meal. This will be my permanent spot for brunch in Rochester. Almost everywhere else I’ve been, I’d rather make brunch myself. The flavors at this spot were out of this world, so divine. Please, please, check out Lucca for brunch.

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VMill
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience at Lucca. Specials are on point!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service’ Brittany was our server and she was outstanding!! Very attentive and kind! I would highly recommend Luca for its great food, service, and atmosphere . We love Lucca!

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rebeccas
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Tonight will be my last visit to Lucca. I've dined here often and have noticed a gradual decline in food quality, portion size and service level with each visit. Tonight was a birthday celebration, a special night with my friends. I ordered salmon and received a noticeably small salmon slice with the most measly side of vegetables I've ever seen consisting of a 5 thin slices of red pepper, a single quarter-sized broccoli piece and two razor thin inch long slices of carrot. We all started laughing when my plate was set in front of me. When given the bill, we noticed a line at the bottom stating that 'you MAY be charged a credit card fee'. There was an option to pay online, but we didn't want to do that so we were charged a 4% credit card fee. They shouldn't say 'may', but instead be honest and say 'will' be charged a fee. The restaurant should inform diners ahead of time instead of surprising them at the end of the dinner. I asked the server about the charge as it is the first time I've seen this and she rudely said "it's because we are a small business and not a chain". I get that, but don't be nasty about it and why should diners pick up the the restaurant's credit card fees if they decide to offer it as a payment option. Maybe some of us are struggling too and aren't getting raises to offset inflation and changes due to COVID. Tiny portions and credit card fees is what you'll get from Lucca. These cutbacks and extra charges show you don't value customers. The server also gave me a hard time about my reservation being made on OpenTable. "We don't do OpenTable and the manager says so too."
I had to show her what OpenTable was and explain it to her, then she throws her hands up and walks away. Wow, ok. We won't be back and I'll make sure my friends, family and neighbors know how bad Lucca has gotten so they won't get taken advantage of like we did.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was a nice Italian American restaurant/bar in Rochester on the north side. The waitstaff was pleasant and attentive. The menu was what I would expect at a bar/small Italian American restaurant (fried appetizers, pastas, salads etc. for fair prices.

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CaitlynnG
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The food was nothing special. I could have made it and I'm not a good cook.

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DinerX
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great meal, and the service and ambiance were wonderful. All as usual.

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rebeccas
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is the third time I've dined at Lucca Kitchen & Cocktails and it never disappoints. Tonight I ordered the bourbon and pecan glazed salmon which was served over a bed of rice and vegetable medley and it was simply delicious! My meal was cooked perfectly and our server was attentive and friendly. I really enjoy this place!

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Tpoco
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Good environment but took over an hour to get two meals and our food was ice cold when received.

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TracyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Fantastic food! However, we were seated & didn’t have a waitress stop by. So after 10 minutes, we ended up leaving our table & having dinner at the bar. The food was delicious though, would definitely try it again.

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CourtneyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great burger. Love that menu items are named after local streets in the area. Price very fair. We will return. Food was great.

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KristenB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had dinner with another couple. The waitress was very pleasant and made great drink and food recommendations. Very quaint neighborhood bar and restaurant. We will definitely go back.

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MJay
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

My first time here, it was a nice vibe. Food was good.

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CherylB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! The pumpkin espresso martini was delicious!

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Lucca, Great food and service, very nice dinning room and fantastic drink menu

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vipRiverbrunch
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is a real hidden gem for brunch! Check out their unique Beermosa! Good regular menu and always some great stuff on the specials menu!!

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LeslieM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was very comfortable and the food delicious. Definitely will be returning there soon.

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Sn1221
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing customer service, owner is great food was great!

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Penguin817
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was looking for some place new that would take a reservation. We were pleasantly surprised to discover Lucca Kitchen! It food was AMAZING (there were 4 of us, we had Steak, Pasta with Vegan Meatballs, Pizza and Salmon - All were OUTSTANDING!), our Server was the BOMB and we enjoyed a great evening! We will be back again!

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Jennifer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

This restaurant was a new discovery for us and it did not disappoint. We sat outside on a warm early fall evening and unlike at some places, the servers were attentive and did not "forget about us" outside. We would come back again.

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Phillymom1
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Was a little bright and music was more bar than restaurant music. But the menu had some good variety. Fresh salads and really good salmon.

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StaceyW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Not excited to find out they had a service fee for using a credit card. Normally the restaurant or the merchant for the terminal eats the transaction fee but they don’t anymore so it was trickled down to the consumer. Terrible to find out they can’t absorb a small fee after we spent 100 dollars at their establishment. Food was good but not worth the price. Will not return

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Attentive service and interesting menu for brunch. Food was well prepared, enormous portions and really delicious.

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Brad
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our servers second shift and she was outstanding! Highly recommend

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and the food was incredible. Definitely a must go to!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, hands on owner, good food at a great price - what’s not to like!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is an undiscovered gem. The food was excellent. The menu terrific. We will be back!

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Sm25
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Sweetest server ever who was working unbelievably hard due to short staff. Food delicious and drinks amazing. Food took a long time but it was to be expected. The people who dropped off both our appetizer and food (not our server) put it down so fast and booked each time. We didn't have plates or silverware. lol so I would just recommend that the people just check to see. That's all really!

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MarieE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brittany was a friendly & informative server. Very friendly. Food was delicious! I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Lucca's. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent. I will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Somehow this restaurant didn’t come close to matching its many good reviews. Ambiance was non existent. Outdoor seating is four tables on a busy street. We couldn’t hear each other. And the food was really barely edible. Had grilled shrimp on asparagus mushroom risotto special. Was literally tasteless. Husband left half his personal pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, phenomenal service. We will absolute make this one of our regular date night spots!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was great and made our wedding anniversary extra special with complimentary champagne!

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Traveler
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and food. Our salmon arrived a little too cold but the excellent quality made up for that.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our friends birthday and treated them to what was a lovely meal. We sat outside and it was a nice warm evening. Service was great! Drinks good but a bit pricey for us. Otherwise food delicious and we will definitely plan to return again.

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NicCerone
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved everything about Lucca. The food was incredible & everyone was friendly. We’ll be back again for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Somewhat small place but comfy and nice. Service was fantastic. The 2 dinner items we had- eggplant role thingy and a white style pizza were both delicious. Also a comprehensive bourbon collection. We ate early so not real busy when we arrived but picked up a lot as evening progressed. Enjoyed and will be back.

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JoeJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Ok this is not going to be good. What kind of Italian restaurant doesn't serve BREAD?!! That was first. Ceasars pizza serves bread!! Give me spaghetti, then Literally NOTHING else!! A small side salad? NOPE! I don't get it. Charge more money but offer bread and side salad. It just wasn't good enough for nothing else. I feel bad because I wanted it to be good/great. It was a birthday celebration... Nothing!! Offer something. I get that we are in a pandemic. I really do. But if you can't offer ANYTHING, something is wrong. I gave a 20% tip so I feel ok with this review.

FAQs

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

Lucca Kitchen & Cocktails is rated 4.4 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.