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Lucca Restaurant

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1615 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2020
+1 916-669-5300
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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Sonoma, California
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119 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There were 5 of us for dinner Saturday night. The bartender made a great martini. I had chicken saltimboca. It was good but the chef forgot to include the cheese. They rectified the situation quickly after the waiter argued with me telling me I just could not see it. My wife had the pasta with lamb ragu. It was good... More 

Thank Bigal1953
Carlsbad, California
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179 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I always wanted to try the famous New Orleans drink Sazerac and I did when I visited this Sacramento establishment. Glad I tried it here before I travel to NOLA next month. The pasta dishes are very good and my mother in law LOVED their Cauliflower Soup-she got 2 bowls!

Thank copejenney
Roseville, California
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is always very good. I found them when they first opened and have had many good dinners there since. last night I had the Chicken Risotto with Cauliflower. First, I almost never order chicken in a restaurant and second, don't really like cauliflower. So, not quite sure why I ordered it but it was really good. Go figure.... More 

Thank Steve R
St. Thomas
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an incredible meal here on a Saturday night. Menu was phenomenal and the specials even better. Husband and I split three appetizers, a salad and two entrees. It was all so good we couldn't help ourselves. No room left for dessert! Wine options very good and service was knowledgeable but not excellent.

Thank smumba
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucca's indoor and outdoor seating is comfortable and pleasant. Large crowd on Saturday eve. My husband and I shared an arugula salad which reminded me of goat food. Not scrumptious. Our friend had mussels which were more appetizing. My husband's cioppino was acceptable as was our friend's steak--one of the night's special for $35.00. Neither one a rave. My pasta... More 

Thank Koblenztreis
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed a meal with friends. We did. It have a reservation and we're surprised there were no tables open on a Thursday at 12 noon but we were able to be seated in the bar area. The service was attentive and fast maybe to the proximitynas we sat at the round table attatxhed to the end of the bar.... More 

Thank TennisChickNow
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some good ideas for food preparation but mostly heavy food. Soup was so salty I couldn't eat more than a few spoonfuls. Service was good. I probably wouldn't go back since there are other options in the city that are far better.

Thank Penny O
Sacramento, California, United States
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lucca Restaurant & Bar is located at 1615 J Street in Sacramento's bustling midtown district. The used brick, open beamed restaurant has high ceilings, a protected year-round patio and friendly service that's spot-on. Lucca Restaurant and its bar have been part of the downtown restaurant scene for so long it's easy to overlook in favor of some of the newer,... More 

Thank John H
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120 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a group of girlfriends after our first restaurant had its lights go out. Lucca was full so they seated us outside in the covered patio even though it was pouring & windy. Service was terribly slow & the wind ripped part of the canvas wall of patio but no one came out to check in us. Once... More 

Thank theresaw
West Sacramento, California
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both my wife's entree (salmon) and my entree (chicken saltamboco) were excellent. The wait staff was excellent, very attentive and helpful. Even though our table was in the main room, we could easily converse. Found street parking about a block away. This was around 6:30 on a Thursday evening.

Thank chucktodd75

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1615 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2020
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-669-5300

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