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Lucca Restaurant

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1615 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2020
(916) 669-5300
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 13
    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
start to finish a very nice dinner

We started out meal by sharing appetizers. Personally I loved the pizzetta, which was a thin crust mini pizza with pear and pancetta (salty, sweet and crunchy!). We also enjoyed the fried calamari, served with hot sauce on the side and olives. My main was the prawn pasta, but I substituted the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Mila B
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sacramento, California, United States
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

You can always depend upon Lucca to provide good food at a fair price in a pleasant setting. Lucca is very effective at serving large parties. Lucca's patio even on a hot summer day is pleasant.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We started out meal by sharing appetizers. Personally I loved the pizzetta, which was a thin crust mini pizza with pear and pancetta (salty, sweet and crunchy!). We also enjoyed the fried calamari, served with hot sauce on the side and olives. My main was the prawn pasta, but I substituted the linguini for the homemade parpardelle. It was absolutely... More 

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Sacramento, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went for lunch again with friends, and had a great meal and wine. Always consistent, always better that average. Not quite 5 star, but only because I'm picky. I can't mention anything specific that wasn't good.

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Delicious Italian Cuisine! Ate here as part of a business dinner and was very happy with the atmosphere, menu selections and quality of the food. Easily sat a group of 10 (with reservation beforehand) and brought out all food at the same time - impressive! Beware of parking, there is a pay-for-parking lot adjacent to the restaurant, and parallel parking... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Lucca scores on all three essential of delightful dining - food, service and ambiance. We had our dinner outdoors on the patio, but enjoyed a drink inside at the bar first. Two really interesting paintings decorate the walls inside and the room has a pleasant, but not too loud, buzz. My nephews swears by the burger - which was indeed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I ordered the swordfish special. The fish was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. My wife ordered the steak salad which she really enjoyed as well. Our server was really attentive and accommodating for our large group.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

having never been to downtown SAC before I looked on a few places to find a great place and WhaLa...Lucca met all of my expectations...food and ambiance was fantastic...it was packed (always a good sign)...service was perfect...we had the stuffed peppers and pork chop...if you are a fan of brussel sprouts...get them...awesome...

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pa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The food and service was great. However, it is a large open building so it was rather noisy. Zucchini chips were a great appetizer.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It was a beautiful, warm Spring evening in mid-town Sacramento and we had a fantastic dinner at Lucca restaurant. We started with the Calamari Fritti which was nicely crispy and well-flavored. It wasn't just Calamari. There was a mixture of vegetables, olive and lemon slices. It was unique and tasty. My son had the Rib Steak special which was absolutely... More 

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A small, quaint restaurant with good service and good, reliable food. What more could you want for a casual dining experience. They have a good patio option as well. I had the Pappardelle and probably ate the equivalent of a stick of butter, but it was worth it.

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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?