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Alfresco dining overlooking eclectic Craig Street - Lucca Ristorante, Pittsburgh, PA
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Lucca Ristorante

4.0
4
1561 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Pittsburgh's best kept secret, nestled on South Craig Street in Oakland. Explore Italy in a cozy casual setting. Lucca offers all pasta made in house fresh daily. All dishes are skillfully created with fresh ingredients. Weekly Lunch and Dinner features, created with seasonal ingredients. Enjoy your experience on our outside terrace, where Apertivo specials are offered daily. Our wine menu offers Italian wines from all over the region, along with some of your favorite domestic wineries. We specialize in large or small private gatherings. We truly believe you will enter as friends, and leave as family. Saluti!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00–15:30 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30–16:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 16:00–21:00 Fri 16:00–22:00 Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 16:30–21:00 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 17:00–19:00
  • Phone number
    (412) 682-3310
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Maggie Kielberger
  • Private party facilities
    Whether a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, private business dinner or dinner for two, Lucca Ristorante is the perfect venue for any event. Our distinctive dining rooms, superior menu and professional service will make a lasting impression on your guests.
  • Private party contact
    Tony DiDonato-Owner: (724) 822-6189
  • Area
    Oakland
  • Cross Street
    Filmore Street
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,561 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

1,562 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Really nice Sunday dinner with my family. I haven’t been to Lucca in years and it was a really terrific night! The food was good, service really nice and the restaurant has a nice crowd. We had salads, all very good and Brussels…excellent! The entrees were good portions and very tasty!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Jake was a great server and the food was amazing! Would definitely go back

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  3. JeanS

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great salad here! Arugula, goat cheese, salmon, walnuts, grapes. Yum! If you're a foodie you'll appreciate the recognizable ingredients and love the beautiful presentation. If you're into totally healthy eating, this is it! No sugary dressing, very lightly-candied walnuts, a powerhouse of anti-inflammatory food and a nutritional bonanza! Worth every penny. Amber was a delightful server, too!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Was seated outside with no heater even though seating selection was stand, it was 32 degrees.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    On 2/24 at 5pm the covered patio was extreme cold, staff couldn’t get the heaters working, it was horrible eating your meal in the cold and nothing was done. Every guest (6) people were complaining of being cold. The odd thing was not a person inside and we had reservations, when asked to be moved inside a reply was there for other guests.

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  6. AlanaP

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good, though our waiter did not refill our drinks and was not attentive or welcoming at all. Rushed us on our orders and seen him only when bringing out our food. Ordered a side dish that didn’t come out until after eating main meal and had to pack the side to go. He took forever to come to our table multiple times to even take our order. Restaurant was not busy at the time. Very disappointed in the service.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Had to eat out on the patio when it was 30 degrees. It was freezing and I asked to turn up the heat and the server said it was the best they could do. They reseated another couple back inside because it was so cold but not us. I have never eaten at a restaurant that made you eat outside in a freezing patio in the winter.

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  8. Emily

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food tasted great and we were overall very pleased with the ambience. The service was lacking but they didn’t offer us any free bread like they were offering to the other guests. We had to ask. We still would return again and recommend to others.

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  9. GregY

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was spectacular. There is a great variety of wines ‘by the glass’. They were terribly understaffed but the servers there turned themselves inside out to keep up and were delightful and cool. Never rattled. They did an exceptional job under the circumstances.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing time! Zac was the best server. Amazing food. Need to go again!

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  11. ShawnP

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good , Micheal was great waiter

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  12. DPan

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were told when we arrived that the kitchen was closing so we needed to order asap. Luckily we reviewed the menu prior to arrival. We looked up the time they closed and were there an hour before but maybe it was listed wrong. Our waiter was very nice. He comped our dessert for my daughter’s birthday. I felt the decor was a bit old and the chair cushions worn and a bit flat. Our food was very good and flavorful. Our bruschetta wasn’t good. Not enough bread was given for the bruschetta. Overall we had a nice time.

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  13. Safilipp

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food seems always to be on the rich side. Gnocchi Asiago were tasty but a bit heavy and the chef added chicken which in my opinion does not belong there. Great service by Jake.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Quaint place with great atmosphere. Would 100% recommend. Arancini was our favorite and the burrata was delish. All of our pasta dishes were amazing as well. Yum!

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  15. FoodieChick

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    This was our second time at Lucca. I was pretty disappointed. We waited for about 5 minutes at the door before anyone even came over. We were sat in a horrible table with a broken chair. Nobody came to the table so finally my husband moved the chair. When the server finally came - about 10 minutes after we were seated, we told her about the chair. She never did anything apparently because someone was sat at that other table with the broken chair. The food was ok but service and management completely lacking here. Our server did try to step it up after she came to the table so I will give her that credit but I do not understand how you can ignore customers for this long. The table behind us had apparently waited over an hour for their pasta dish. I don't think anyone had a great night here. I hate to see a place that we had previously considered very good go downhill like this.

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  16. LWolf

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So many options to choose from, including drinks. The housemade pastas were delicious! Free birthday dessert may have been the best part :) Very peasant atmosphere and wait staff. Will have to come back to try the rest of the menu!

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  17. StephanieL

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! We went for my son’s birthday as it was his choice. Pasta and risotto were perfectly done (we had tagliatelle and the seafood and short rib risotto) and the desserts were devine!! We will definitely be back!

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  18. Sean

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, Great service, and worthwhile to come too!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    service was great and the portions were pretty good for how much it cost

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  20. ElmerB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve eaten at Lucas several times each time has been a wonderful experience, the food and the service have been excellent. We will continue to visit.

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  21. patrickf

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food far from minimum standard of quality (e.g. Caesar salad with supermarket graded cheese rather than normal Parmegiano, tasteless standard Mozzarella served instead of Buffala ... as advertised on the menu...). 45 min to wait for the food is a bit too much...Service at a very strict minimum. I will not recommend it.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Danna was attentive and sweet. Food was great- but all of the red sauce has mushrooms in it and I am allergic to mushrooms- so I couldn’t have anything with red sauce which limited my options.

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  23. NancyE

    Pittsburgh

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I had a great meal on a cold January Saturday. We both had steak Diane, it was really good. Nick is an excellent server who went out of his way to get me some ranch to dip my fries in. This is a lovely family restaurant. The manager’s mom makes the apple cobbler, be sure to have some.

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  24. AnnaP

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Run to this place. Excellent food and service. I highly recommend.

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  25. RoseM

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brussels sprouts are amazing; seafood pasta was delish

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  26. davechrs

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was very good. Our waiter provided good service though there were two extended periods of absence. Several elements robbed any ambiance we would have expected for a $162 dinner for two. We were seated at a table near the restaurant entrance. The table was impossibly small, and simply unmanageable. Being seated near the entrance, where food delivery app drivers picked up to go orders, made for drivers and restaurant staff discussing to go orders "table-side" for us the entire evening long. Another ambiance-lowering element was a member of the wait staff (not ours) wearing worn jeans and t-shirt that wouldn't have passed for neighborhood diner wait staff attire. I wouldn't have expected having to box our own leftovers in a cheap Styrofoam container (very hard to do given the table size). Though this may seem overly finicky, we found these ambiance-busting elements lower the value of what is marketed as "higher-end" (but not exclusive). Would we recommend Lucca to a friend? I don't know. I would say the food was great but the overall experience was that of a restaurant you don't reserve for those special occasions, such as anniversary celebration.

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  27. opentableuser

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Honestly a letdown. Average food at best, nothing that really stands out. No crab meat in the Frutti di Mar. The nutella canoli were good and the service was good. Pretty bar area

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lobster ravioli was incredible! Nice wine selection and great service.

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  29. tarac

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice meal- friendly staff . Have been a few times when visiting daughter at Pitt . Always good food

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  30. MonicaK

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was looking for an Italian restaurant very close to Phipps (dinner before the Flower Show), and Lucca fit the bill! Our party of 4 enjoyed their meals (we all had takeout containers!), and the service was terrific. We’ll be back!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was disappointed over all. There was an issue with bread machine so no bread with dinner. Can’t imagine why there was no back up and how they could still have bruschetta available. Espresso martini was awful. Tastes like chocolate milk. Bolognese was flavorless as if no spice was used. Chocolate lava cake dry. Server spent to much time telling us about what was coming in the spring. It’s January, not sure why it was necessary. Felt like this was probably once a great place but now not so much. To many other places to try vs going back to mediocre at best.

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  32. Geminicko

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Returned to Lucca for lunch with my goddaughter and her Mama. The waitress was brusque at first, but may have had many duties to open and prep while we were there for the experience. She was thorough, disappearing at first, but returning with cocktails which were blah in both taste and design. The Prosecco was flat, no bubbles floating to the top of either drink. We ordered and I was deciding between two dishes. She asked which and told me that definitely the shrimp dish had more flavor than the other. It was more expensive, which made me wonder. But I ordered. The rest of our time was a delight. My friend ordered her favorite: the Caprese and enjoyed every bite. My goddaughter tucked into her eggplant parm, which was heavily covered in sauce and made me glad that I had passed on that. My shrimp dish had plump shrimp on one side of the dish and the spaghetti central. This shrimp were flavorful and enjoyable. The pasta was swimming in oil and butter and tasteless. I ordered a Prosecco and heard the satisfying pop as the cork was removed. So much better. We finished with coffee (good) and desserts. The tiramisu was large, but for me lacked the rum. The ricotta cake was delicious. Light, flavorful, and apparently had almonds on the frosting, but my friend consumed all of those as she was seated opposite and loves toasted almonds. 😂. The waitress seemed less stressed and smiled and chatted more. It was a nice lunch. Goddaughter and myself had hoped to find the harvest soup (not sure of name) on the menu which had been divine on our last trip, but a new soup of the day was in its place. We had a lovely window table, were not rushed, and enjoyed our experience. Next time I will ask for newer Prosecco added to my cocktail and my goddaughters’ (limoncello for her) and will stick with soup and salad as my marriage to an Italian and our many trips to Italy have shown me that less sauce is more and spaghetti tossed lightly in oil flavored with lemon is the key.

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  33. DanH

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It was the first and last time that I would eat there.

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  34. ReneeW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, delicious food and quiet ambience. Perfect to have conversation

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  35. JefferyJ

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was not good. Felt rushed to order and food was not very good. We were not offered any information about the menu. Could hear other serves providing information to other customers. Price did not match quality of food. First visit and unlikely that our party will return.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Not great, have been there couple times before in the past three months, everything was great. This time however, the experience was less than stellar, starting with the host kind of rude, acting like he was doing us a favor. Ordered the wedding soup very salty and oily. Ordered the shrimp, scampi, underwhelming. It’s a shame, because this is usually a really good stop, I’m gonna chalk it up to one bad night. But I won’t go back for a while.

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  37. kevinb

    Columbus

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived a little ahead of our reservation and were seated immediately. Our server was pleasant and efficient. We order drinks and later dinner. We were never rushed at any point. The food was excellent, we had two different pasta dishes. The portions are not small. So be ready to eat!!! The rum cake for dessert was also excellent. The only down side was the noise level.

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  38. RonA

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I was hoping this restaurant would be better. Four of us went for a late lunch. Two people had the eggplant and found it to be too thick and tough with the skin still on. I had wedding soup and it was very salty. We asked the waitress for some bread and she said, "it's probably stale because it's been here for a few days…" Needless to say we passed on the bread. we were there around 1:30 PM and the place was a ghost town and didn't even look like it was open. Not much ambience. Will not be back 

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our whole group loved our food. Everything was fantastic including the service. The hostess went above and beyond to make sure we had a comfortable dining experience and our server was knowledgeable, helpful, and sweet. Will definitely be back!

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  40. TravisT

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Absolute garbage- all food was tough and flavorless. Left a more lengthy review on yelp.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lucca Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lucca Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 682-3310.

Lucca Ristorante is rated 4 stars by 1561 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lucca Ristorante

317 South Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Filmore Street
  • Area
    Oakland
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00–15:30 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30–16:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 16:00–21:00 Fri 16:00–22:00 Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 16:30–21:00 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 17:00–19:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Maggie Kielberger
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (412) 682-3310
  • Private party facilities
    Whether a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, private business dinner or dinner for two, Lucca Ristorante is the perfect venue for any event. Our distinctive dining rooms, superior menu and professional service will make a lasting impression on your guests.
  • Private party contact
    Tony DiDonato-Owner: (724) 822-6189
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