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Lucca Restaurant

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1615 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2020
(916) 669-5300
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Italian spot!

Food was excellent but not a lot of options on the menu. Book a reservation in advance, this place tends to get crowded.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
MHolmes01
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Food was excellent but not a lot of options on the menu. Book a reservation in advance, this place tends to get crowded.

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Sacramento, California
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228 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The servers here know how to efficiently deliver a couple of courses and drinks in a pre-event timeframe. The menu has fulsome salads and hearty starters that can serve as mains before a show. There are also some great dinner choices. It has an Italian slant but is not exclusively pasta dishes. We enjoyed Prosecco by the glass but did... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Lucca is always consistently good. Whether you eat at the bar on the patio or inside. Live the zucc5chups and chopped salad.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had a nice time and meal, near the hub of all midtown restaurants. Menu was well built, but the seating was quite congested, or table was literally 12" away from the next, practically in the others conversation. Food was good, and a nice atmosphere otherwise.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My previous visits to the States had not encouraged me to expect decent food but Lucca's pleasantly surprised me. You can eat inside or outside (not many places in Sacramento offer the chance to sit outside) and the atmosphere is good. The food was very good Italian based fare.

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Granite Bay, California
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Chose this restaurant due to within walking distance to Broadway musical at Music Circus. When seated at a table, told the waiter that we had 1 hr and 15 minutes before we would have to depart. The waiter assured us that they were used to theater-goers and we had plenty of time to enjoy our meal. Got drinks 20 minutes... More 

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Orange County, CA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Wow! First time at this well run restaurant in Sac! Six of us showed up 30 minutes early for a 6:30 reso - party of 8. They seated us immediately at a beautiful table on the back porch without any of the usual "cannot seat you until you are all here" hassles. All the while they were extremely busy getting... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Small restaurant, great Italian food. They have a separate vegan/vegetarian menu and a separate gluten-free menu. I had the vegan linguine marinara, and my coworkers split zucchini chips and pasta arribatta. Mine was tasty, but not overly remarkable. The marinara did taste fresh, but didn't stand out enough to make me go back. My coworkers did both rave about theirs... More 

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California
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76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had a lovely early evening dinner at Lucca before a performance at Music Circus. The service was absolutely excellent; the place was fairly crowded for such an early seating, and our waiter hinted that we should order early to ensure we made it to the theater on time. Food was excellent, good wine list. The location in Midtown is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We go the Broadway season twice a season. They carry Zins from Lodi that we enjoy. We have always gotten to eat at a table of our choice. The outdoor patio has great feeling in the autumn, it is very fresh and bright.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1615 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2020
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: (916) 669-5300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?