We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lucca

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3311 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 (Oakland Park)
954.563.1349
Website
Improve this listing
Today
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Description: Our lovely South Florida Italian restaurant is set in an elegant, yet...
Our lovely South Florida Italian restaurant is set in an elegant, yet understated dining area. The aromas of freshly baked foccacia, garlic, oregano and seafood fresh from the market, waft from the kitchen where we create memorable soups, delicious seafood, chicken, pasta and veal dishes, as well as sinfully decadent desserts. Every day our chef prepares delightful specials made with only the finest ingredients and spices of the season. We are located across from the ocean on A1A in beautiful Fort Lauderdale.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 144 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday Celebration for my Husband

As we entered Lucca Restaurant, we were welcomed and found the ambiance quite charming. We started with the scallop appetizer, which were succulent. Although the specials sounded fresh and fabulous, we settled on the Veal Piccata and Veal chop. Both were tender and cooked to perfection. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ellen C
,
Boca Raton, FL
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Boca Raton, FL
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As we entered Lucca Restaurant, we were welcomed and found the ambiance quite charming. We started with the scallop appetizer, which were succulent. Although the specials sounded fresh and fabulous, we settled on the Veal Piccata and Veal chop. Both were tender and cooked to perfection. We enjoyed several glasses of the House Chianti Classico. Without having requested anything special... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ellen C
Lauderdale by the Sea
Level Contributor
38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Oh my, what a lovely place. Small intimate, excellent food and service. We went on a Friday night at 7:00 prime dining hour and the place was full. We had reservations (suggested this time of year) and had a lovely window table. Nice glass of wine with octopus appetizer, Caesar salad, and pasta for me, a divine chicken stuffed with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Juliebythesea
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We dined on Saturday night and our experience was just wonderful. Starters were the burrata and tomato salad and with proper room temperature tomatoes plus the grilled octopus. Both just perfect and generous. The veal chop pounded and served Milanese style excellent. The spaghetti with Gamberi again superb. Alfred was our server and paced the meal just right. Bravo! Highly... More 

Helpful?
Thank MontrealDiner52
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level Contributor
83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This local restaurant is small and intimate. Specials every day and a great menu. Varied wine list. Large and small potions served. Reservations are a must on weekends. Service is good without being intrusive.

Helpful?
Thank HalloweenOwl
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Great little bistro style place. Small menu, but what they do, they do very well. The specials are usually worth a try. Very intimate atmosphere, despite being a stone''s throw from the A1A (literally 10 feet...). Parking in NE 3rd on meter/PaD.

Helpful?
Thank bazward
Pompano Beach
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

This place is a rip off. They offer a veal chop as one of their specials. It cost thirty seven dollars and it was so tough my friends weren't able to eat it. They never asked if our food was ok, and never offered compensation once we told them how bad it was. I ordered chicken and it wasn't tender... More 

Helpful?
Thank J H
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We discovered Lucca a year ago and enjoyed it so much that we returned again this week. The menu has changed a bit, but the quality and service hasn't. Their sauces are superb. Everything that we've sampled has been prepared to perfection. The prices range from moderate to somewhat on the expensive side. There's never a feeling of being rushed.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tom B
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Very fresh vegetables, excellent salad, great filet mignon, attentive, friendly service, attractive facility; the gelato is home made. Oh, and it was reasonably priced. We will return!

Helpful?
Thank slpembe
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Shrimp & risotto was not made with Arborio rice. Gnocchi was swimming in sauce & overcooked. Lucca is a lovely Place beautifully lit but I wouldn't Go back.

Helpful?
Thank Kathy B
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My wife and I went to the Lucca's based upon tripadvisor reviews and it was on the money. Great food, very nice atmosphere. Would highly recommend it.

Helpful?
Thank Michael G

Travelers who viewed Lucca also viewed

 

Been to Lucca? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3311 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
    (Oakland Park)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: 954.563.1349

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 31
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Our lovely South Florida Italian restaurant is set in an elegant, yet understated dining area. The aromas of freshly baked foccacia, garlic, oregano and seafood fresh from the market, waft from the kitchen where we create memorable soups, delicious seafood, chicken, pasta and veal dishes, as well as sinfully decadent desserts. Every day our chef prepares delightful specials made with only the finest ingredients and spices of the season. We are located across from the ocean on A1A in beautiful Fort Lauderdale.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lucca staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?