Lucia Ristorante

4.4
2412 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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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobertD
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding entrees. We sat on the 2nd floor. It was loud. The appetizer was a little cold. Service was great. Maria our server was attentive. Recommend.

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The patio dining was lovely! Nestled in a more quiet part of Hanover street.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Very good food! Wish they did last take-outy condiments/breads

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vipFenwayResident
New England
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

We had a great time on the St Stephen's Church Patio of Lucia with phenomenal food. The shrimp pasta and ravioli dishes we had were terrific.

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vipKatie
New England
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been going here for 40 years. Our favorite..

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Camarcotte
New England
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place

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megan
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious, and not overly heavy like most restaurants. The staff was attentive and friendly... We also love that it is set further down Hanover street, if you are looking for somewhere with outdoor seating that is not constantly bombarded with foot traffic, this location is great.

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vipDoeserM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant, delicious food, and nice staff. No complaints.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and reasonable. Tje service was incredible. The staff were very friendly. The owner came by several times to make sure that everything was to our satisfaction. I would definitely recommend the restaurant.

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Mary
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Although we made a reservation, we were put outside and on the back curb on a slanted small round table. I asked if our table could be moved to a better location. We placed our order and within a matter of 5 minutes our food was brought out and it was room temperature. The food was not hot at all. The gnocchi was chewy. My husbands chicken parmesan was cold except for the melted cheese on top. Clearly due to the overflow tables outside, the kitchen is just pushing out food. I was extremely disappointed in the quality of the food. I would not recommend eating here because they are just precooking these meals and sending it out to flip tables.

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mommco
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I initially selected Lucia Ristorante to have an outdoor lunch because of its new courtyard seating, made available by the next door church. Not only was the outdoor setting perfect, the food was delicious and the service excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I have celiac and our server was excellent about making sure my food was not cross contaminated. We did have to wait 30 minutes after our reservation time to sit which wasn’t ideal, yet the service was quick and efficient and food was fantastic.

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CoryD
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great! Our waitress, Maria, was very knowledgeable and patient with us! Will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

No cold beer available!!! Overpriced food for very average pasta. Not coming back nor recommending this place to anyone. The bread was cold and very poor presentation. Obly good thing about this place was the patio.

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ElaineC
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent service, outdoor dining, great atmosphere - we look forward to returning soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Outside area is in its own little sweet fenced in area, solid set up. Service was great, food was tasty, price was reasonable.

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JeanneL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Celebrated 31sr wedding anniversary. Very enjoyable. I’m handicapped and I appreciated the restroom accommodations!

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vipdrwojo
New England
126 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food and service. The stuffed veal chop is incredible. Super fresh seafood. Arguably the best Italian restaurant in the North End.

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CourtneyL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We heard about Ristorante Lucia from a local and have not been anywhere else since! The service is always excellent (although this time we had a new young woman who was not very experienced, but so nice!) and the food as wonderful as always. I had the Lobster Ravioli, topped with Lobster and shrimp. It was out of this world! Thank you! We will of course be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Very disappointing. The veal was equivalent to eating a piece of tire from a car outside. Don’t eat here

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When we’re in Boston’s North End, this is where we love to go. Amazing food and friendly service.

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Hockey12
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fabulous dinner out. Lucia's never disappoints. Will be back!

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Scott
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The music was so loud that we couldn’t have a conversation at our table without yelling. We asked for it to be turned down, and it was, but only for about 5 minutes then got too loud again.

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LindaA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Ate outside on a beautiful spring day. Tables were well spaced and service was wonderful. Abruzzi pasta specialties were excellent, as was the bread. Will definitely return.

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Jess
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience2

Service was great! Food was not north end quality more like Olive Garden. Music playing was loud and a little too 1990.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bellissima!! Un buon gusto d’Abruzzo!

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SamIsBlond
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely Easter lunch with my father and roommate. Service was super friendly, food was spectacular, and the atmosphere was *almost* like being back in Italy. Highly recommend.

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BdayDad
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience2

Went for my daughter’s 15th bday. We had a reservation and got seated right away. They sat us in the basement. Didnt seem to have same vibe as main floor. Food was ok. Would have thought it would be better. Portions werent huge. Price was ok. Service was awesome. Waiter heard it was my daughter’s bday and he brought over a cannoli with a candle snd the room sang happy bday. Overall good experience bc of the special treatment my daughter git. But would have been happier with better food, bigger portions, and a little better ambiance in the basement.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious!! Loved how nice the staff were.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

It was pretty empty - all the staff kept their masks on, were friendly, and the food was excellent!

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Lindsey
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

After reading reviews my boyfriend and I decided to try out Lucia while visiting Boston. The server greeted us right away and helped me pick out a wine that I'd like. I wanted the Moscato, but it could only be ordered in bottles so she suggested a Riesling that tasted great. My boyfriend got the Guazzetto di Mare and he really enjoyed it. It was a good portion for him and he finished it all. I decided on the Chicken Parm which came with penne. To be honest I wanted to love it, but I didn't. The chicken seemed rubbery to me and not as flavorful as I was hoping. The penne pasta that came on the side was very good though. Overall, our server was really attentive and gave us great suggestions. My boyfriend liked his meal a lot so I guess I just maybe picked the wrong entree that night. Will I return when there's SO many other Italian restaurants in the area? Probably not, I'd want to try to find somewhere that would WOW me.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was grwat

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. We will be back

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Steve
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service & Great Food! Simply a terrific old school North End Restaurant. We will be back.

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vipBostonbound
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second time there and it didn’t disappoint.

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AngH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and service!

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vipchuck
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service, the meal was also very good. Will defined return.

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ClareD
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

lovely venue with a wonderful and varied menu, planning to return soon!

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BrendaN
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We made a last minute reservation on Saturday for 7:30, got seated right away. Had a very nice young man; he spaced out our courses just right. We hadn't been to Lucia's in quite a while (even before COVID) and I forgot how wonderful the food is. We had chicken focaccia and veal braciolletini, excellent!

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vipKateM
New England
76 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice time, food was excellent tried two entrees that were cooked perfectly enough for leftovers.Drinks just ok.
Would return.

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Lucia Ristorante is rated 4.4 stars by 2412 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.