Lucia Ristorante

4.5
2332 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Lucia Ristorante, established in 1977, is a landmark in the North End of Boston! We prepare and are honored to serve traditional, as well as innovative, cucina from the Abruzzo Region of Italy.
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Tommy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience, and amazing food and service. Only negative thing was being seated right by the door and having cold air blow in so we were pretty chilly the whole night and had to keep our jackets on. Otherwise would highly recommend (especially if not seated near the door in the winter)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place on Hanover!

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Becky
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was one of the strangest experiences I have ever had. We weren’t even able to order and left almost immediately

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant of all time

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vipwizzie
New England
35 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sat outside and people watched. Food was very good. No outdoor liquor license Wine only.

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vipJimC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic, the owner is great, and the experience is classic Italy. Love this place!

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vipjackiendanthony
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not sure if this place changed ownership but huge difference from last year at this time it went from excellent to mediocre in one year very sad sorry to say I won’t be back

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service was very good. Due to COVID, we were seated upstairs. It was private, but didn’t have the same energy as sitting in the main restaurant area. Overall, a nice 10-year anniversary dinner.

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JudyG
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

My shrimp was overcooked and the pasta was dry. The mushrooms were good. I wish I had asked for a side of sauce,that is my bad. My daughter ate her are whole plate and enjoyed it.
The service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

While I didn’t think it was horrible, it certainly was not delicious. It was a typical Italian restaurant.

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MollyM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and cocktails I’ve had in Boston! Loved the go getter attitude and when I couldn’t decide between two things the waiter said... “I’ll pick for you”

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JanineP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My family really enjoyed their meals. My son had the pasta with meatballs and my husband and I had the mushroom/sausage dish. It was really good!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cristiano was the best server and very knowledgeable about food and drink!! Great spot

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really pleased with portion sizes and the food was well prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely small family run restaurant with great authentic Italian food! Not over crowded and great service!

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ChristinaC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went out to dinner with one of my girlfriends - we had a great time. Everything was good. Great value for sure! Will go back again.

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vipGregG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic like always. Nice outdoor set up for safety

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Ice cold in there but hey it’s covid. Hard to say I loved it because with covid not the same experience. Food was good so was wine

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vipMitchb
New England
49 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Went on a Saturday night, ate inside and had a party of 4. Place was busy which is always a good sign. Appetizers were good, one main had an over cooked Salmon dish and one main came out cold which was sent back.

Waiter was apologetic and professional about the 2 mains, they comped us 1 dessert and a glass of wine for the inconvenience. I would try it again during the week as the food was good, just had a bad night with the 2 mains.

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vipanitajd
London
25 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the rare times my son and I strayed from our favorite North End restaurant to try a new one. We are both glad that we did. Lucia's take on the classics was "spot on." Fantastic flavors, and very good portions (not too huge, not to small) . The pomodoro sauce was soooo good, my son challenged me to recreate it. Service was very much top notch. And we both appreciated the pizzelas we received at the end of our meal. We will definitely be returning!

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vipmstoehr112
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service!

CM
vipCalMal
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations at 5pm on a Sunday, we were sat outside and waited 10min and nobody acknowledged us, then we asked to move inside because our kids were cold and we sat for 10min and all we got was water and no waiter/waitress came over so we left because our kids were starving and we were thirsty. We left at 5:30

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was ok...been here twice and service is never great, they kept taking away our plates when we were still eating.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing! The food was so good and the service was so quick and they were so polite! Definitely recommend this place!

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MeghanC
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. As Lucia is located farther down Hanover street, there are far less crowds walking by. Their outdoor seating is blocked off, with some heaters, next to the church. It was a really lovely spot to sit. Our server, Jess, was fantastic. The foot was served piping hot. We would definitely recommend and will return.

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vipRichard
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really appreciated how Lucia's have set up their outside seating. We will definitely try to return before winter's cold hits!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing

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Oshkos
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Enthusiastic help. Excellent Ambience.

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vipBeans
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining out in 6 months. Dining at Lucia was like coming home. Christiano was a great host! The food was amazing as always.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wonderful meal and wine sitting outside with COVID rules followed

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Jwfood
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service! Nice ambience away from the crowds and noise on the other end of Hanover Street. Definitely recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it there!

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MarieD
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Really no ambiance at all. No table linen. Anti pasto was poorly made and presented. Cold cuts cut too thick.

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vip123456
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, authentic Italian food. The set up outside was perfect and our server Christiano was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We wrote in the reservation we were celebrating a birthday and not one person (host, server, etc) said happy birthday to my boyfriend. I’ve worked in restaurants for years and when people come to a restaurant to celebrate that special occasion, you should acknowledge it. It was pretty disappointing. Especially in a time where people are out of work and it’s a pandemic, you should do whatever you can to ensure you get returning business. We aren’t sure if we will be back despite the food being so great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lucia restaurant is serviceable but not memorable. With all the amazing options in the North End I would go elsewhere. Food was decent not exceptional and prices were high for quality and portion size. Server was polite and friendly but didn’t seem to know much about the food. We ordered a fish dish, Penne vodka and a chicken limon as well as bruschetta and calamari. Apps were better than entrees. Penne vodka was my favorite of the three entrees... safest. However not the most exceptional penne vodka out there... but good.

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Mila
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so sweet! We made a last minute reservation and was able to get in that night. We had the option of inside or out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Food was so delicious and we had a great time

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vipLynneE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome love Christiano!!!

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vipTucker
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Authentic Italian food. Friendly host and great location in the North end

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Lucia Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 2332 OpenTable diners.

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