1615 J St, Sacramento, CA | Directions 9581438.578081 -121.484478
Monday To Thursday From 11:30 AM To 10:00 PM Friday To Friday From 11:30 AM To 11:00 PM Saturday To Saturday From 12:00 PM To 11:00 PM Sunday To Sunday From 04:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Boulevard Park, Central Sacramento
Disappointing – We had high hopes, but were very disappointed. We ordered the polenta pizzeta as an appetizer, which was okay. However, our entrees (the chicken risotto and the linguine with prawns) were both extremely bland. The prawns were overcooked and tough. Our waiter was very nice, but slow and a bit forgetful. We really wanted to like it, but unfortunately it didn't live up to its reviews. We probably won't go back.
Excellent – Easy to find, plenty of parking, nice atmosphere, great bar, fireplace, very nice service. Prices are on par with any nice resturant. Food is excellent. I'd highly recommend this place for dinner with friends, on a date, what have you.
pretentious for no good reason – Lucca tries to act like a trendy, sophisticated restaurant with it's valet parking, spacious decor, and flashy bar. Unfortunately the food is unremarkable and the service is rude. Save your money for an Italian restaurant that doesn't try so hard.
A Tasteful experience – With a reservation, our seating was prompt, waiter was cordial and personable. The zucchini chips are okay if you want to sit and chat over cocktails but get a little boring after a while. Kathleen had the braised short ribs. Went "ummmm" alot! I had the seafood risotto. Quite tasty with no skimping on the shellfish, prawns and such. No room for dessert! Overall we give it a 7.5. Noise level was a bit distracting, as are all places with brick and hard surface flooring and no textiles to soften the cacophony. P.S. Valet parking is now $5.
Rustic decor and rich cooking evoke the air of an Italian villa. – The Scene
The brick walls, worn red-tile floor and exposed rafters are a throwback to the building's former life as a pottery shop. Add bright artwork, hanging glass accent lights and a polished wooden bar, and the place becomes a magnet for young urban professionals. On weekends, it's difficult not to literally rub elbows with the crowd in the bar--it's one of the trendiest in town.
Influenced by Italy, France and Greece, the food is consistently fresh and creative. Starters include addictively salty, paper-thin zucchini chips and tangy myzithra cheese-coated flatbread. Seared steak salad, tossed with pungent Gorgonzola dressing, is a meal in itself. Mild citrus-cream sauce acts as the perfect foil to the creamy ricotta and goat cheese-filled pasta entree, while pan-seared salmon is flawless in light tomato butter. For dessert, try gooey molten chocolate cake or seasonal fruit crisp perfectly balanced with honey and spice.
Cool Atmosphere – Very cool atmosphere, appetizers are great, and price is very good ($11-15) Food was pretty good too, esp for the price.
Get the zuccinni chips!!
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