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116 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA | Directions 0211642.346607 -71.079892
Neighborhoods: Prudential / St. Botolph, Back Bay
Lucca Back Bay is the sister restaurant of Lucca in the North End. The Kitchen, headed by Nate Lawrence, embraces classic Italian cuisine with a contemporary approach. Nate works closely with the finest purveyors and local farmers to ensure that nothing but quality produce enters his kitchen. From house-made pasta and breads, to handcrafted desserts, the cuisine is a thoughtful, well executed, process.
Lucca Back Bay offers two dining styles. The elegant main dining room at Lucca Back Bay is the perfect place to relax and enjoy world-class cuisine and exceptional service in a fine dining atmosphere. The cozy and intimate lounge at Lucca Back Bay is a great place to hang out after work, whether that?s at 5pm or 1am. We have been told that we have the best burger in town, a staple on our bar menu which is served nightly until 1am. We stay open until 2am every night. (857) 321-8820
Pretty Bad – Don't know if I was there on an off night or what, but the service was probably the worst I've ever had. The food was nothing special. I can't imagine this place will last long. Better choices in the city for sure.
Extremely polite and friendly staff – It's nice to go to a restaurant where they actually seem pleased to see you. Hostess was awesome smiling and friendly. This continued with the waiter who was extremely attentive . The food was very good I had the arugula salad great flavor and then I had the baked pasta with lobster. I still have cravings for that dish, I cant wait to go back and try some other menu items.
Great for late night dinner and drinks – I love Sasso. The bar area is great and the food is always amazing. Friendly attentive staff, great addition to the Back Bay
Lucca is awesome Sasso is even better – I eat at Lucca a lot, it is my favorite North End restaurant. I wanted to try their new restaurant out but never made it to the Back Bay. The place is beautiful white marble staircase dark earthy tone it feels a lot like Lucca but has more of an elegance about it. The food is completely different I was blown away by the veal appetizer with polenta and the baked pasta with lobster was a great dish. for dessert try the tiramisu they make it at the table. I am looking forward to going back soon.
wow great place – I went to our annual holiday party here in December, it was amazing so I went back with my friends. The food is spectacular and the waiter had a great personality, he made us feel totally welcome. Try the Gnocchi appetizer amazing and I had the pork chop, out of this world. I cant wait to go back. The waiter told me the bar has a good scene later because they serve until 2. My new favorite Italian restaurant awesome awesome
Awesome Staff – Ive been there a few times now and really am amazed at how great the staff is. There is really great food in Boston these days and I definitely include this restaurant, but the real difference is the staff. They really know what they are doing. Friendly, know the menu, just very cool. Best bartenders in Boston, late night menu is awesome. I also had a private party and the person who handled the menu and set up was professional and right to the point. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
best undiscovered restaurant in boston – I heard that the new chef at Sasso worked at the French Laundry restaurant in Napa. So I really wanted to check it out. The food was absolutely amazing. I had the rabbit with polenta and the sea bass. It was incredible. The flavor combinations were amazing and the service was great and not to stuffy. The place had a good crowd, however when I mentioned it to other people they hadn't heard of it. Do yourself a favor and check out this hidden gem.
Pompous manager & chef a complete turn-off / Nothing particularly eye-catching on the menu – Made reservations for Restaurant Week...only one bar tender (there was a second, but he was busy making drinks for the tables), so right off the bat, had to wait 10 minutes for a drink at the bar (in the spirit of full disclosure, i was waiting for my girlfriend, not b/c our table was not ready). Seated by a very nice hostess... but when we saw the Restaurant Week menu, we noticed that one of four main-course dishes, the one she really wanted to try, had been switched. We asked if the chef could make an acception. An EXTREMELY rude general manager then lectured me as to how Sasso was a "chef-driven" restaurant, and it was his decision to remove that item that night, despite the fact it was on the full menu. That was perhaps the most pompous comment i have heard in a while. Any restaurant is a CUSTOMER-driven restaurant...plain and simple. Given the number of excellent Italian restaurants in Boston, i will never return. The restaurants on Hanover Street also have a much happier atmosphere.
Best Service in the City – If you are looking for a restaurant in Boston that will treat you like a VIP without making you uncomfortable, this is the place! When you walk in the door you are greeted immediately, no need to search for a host....and as my date and I soon found out, the man who showed us our table was one of the owners, talk about hands on service! How rare to have an owner on site to make sure that all was going flawlessly. (We would recommend reservations as the restaurant was very crowded, we waited in the lounge until they could fit us in. The lounge is very comfortable and they cocktail waitress was very good!) Once in the dining room, our server was professional and had a great personality. He was not at all stuffy but certainly not too casual. He didn't "lurk" yet magically seemed to be there exactly when we needed him. And then, there was the food! My date had the tuna tartar and I had the rabbit confit as an appetizer...fantastic. For an entree, my date had the special, a horseradish rubbed salmon and I had the wild boar. Absolutely incredible and my date thought the portion size was perfect!! We shared the pineapple upside down cake for dessert... not your church potluck supper dessert...it was a delightful twist on an old favorite! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that is looking for a fantastic night out.
Until recently I used to work in the restaurant industry managing and bartending. I know their other restaurant Lucca very well always busy with a really great atmosphere. Sasso is equally as impressive. I have been here twice for dinner and a few times for cocktails. They get the fact that dining out is supposed to be entertaining. Efficient friendly service not stuffy. You can have dinner and just hang out and enjoy the atmosphere. This is my new favorite restaurant in the city. They also serve food every night until 1 30.
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