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Lucia Ristorante

415 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1319 (North End)
617-367-2353
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Ranked #305 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: North End
Cross street: Harris Street
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
easley, sc
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Meal was outstanding, had veal Marsala and veal saltimbucca. The saltimbucca was outstanding! Servings are very large, you will not leave hungry. most people walk out with leftovers . We could easily have shared an entree, that is how large the servings are. If you want well prepared entrees and do not want to believe that you have been short... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

The food is really good, I got the Veal Saltimbocca and my friends got the Marco Polo. Both choices were excellent. We also ordered the Calamari and the Caprese salad as appetizers. The Calamari was a bit overcooked but still good. The wine selection was adequate, reasonably priced. They offer Valet parking for $20. For those who don't want to... More

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Lancaster, PA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Lucia's has served dependable and reasonably priced Italian food for decades. My favorite item is the the veal and chicken Spezzatino all’Abbruzzese. Most of the other meals were good, although the many of the pastas were too soft to be al dente. The wine selection was adequate. The service was outstanding. Prices for the area were quite good.

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Westborough MA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We were a pretty large group and was fortunate to get a reservation. (via Open Table online) Service was great, the staff very friendly and efficient. The food was very good, just not exceptional nor complex but did the basics very well. Wine list is adequate but again not real sophisticated. The atmosphere was a bit casual but fun and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We love going to the north end to eat but haven't been as much since the kids came along. We decided to try something new this time and went to Lucia. I chose it based on the menu which had a nice selection of pasta choices I thought my small children (ages 6-9) would like. The food was all really... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The hostess was so sweet and outgoing. The service was fine. The food came out quickly. Huge portions could easily split a meal. Ordered a garden salad with the house dressing it was tasty. Hubby ordered veal eggplant parmesan. He loved it! I had the pollo premargaria. It was fantastic!

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Leeds, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We went to this restaurant based on the good reviews. If you like bland and over priced food then this is the place for you. Even the service was mediocre. We had sausage as a side and it was cold. We told her it was cold and the waitress seemed surprised that we wanted warm food!

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We loved the whole North End area. A friend suggested that we eat at Lucia while in Boston and we were not disappointed! The menu was terrific, wine choices good and the food was delicious. We both ordered pastas of course, a bottle of house white wine that was recommended based on our taste (and worked out great) and desserts,... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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204 reviews 204 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This place was cited as one of the “top tables in the North End” in the “Where Guestbook Boston” in the hotel room. It wasn’t. The first tip off was the bruschetta, normally consisting of a rough crusty bread (like ciabetta), toasted, rubbed with garlic and drizzled with a good olive oil. The ones here were a smooth bread (like... More

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Amherst
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113 reviews 113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Walking around North End of Boston on a Saturday night with NO reservations. Lines out the doors of most places.... We stumbled into Lucia's... told it was a 30 minute wait, but they had a bar downstairs. Got a drink (bartender didn't make a good Martini.. asked for extra dry, she put too much vermouth).... and we waited... just about... More

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