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“Our best meal in Charleston!”
Review of Trattoria Lucca

Trattoria Lucca
Ranked #39 of 916 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
BOONE, NC
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Our best meal in Charleston!”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

By far and away our best experience in Charleston. We dined at many overrated trendy places before listening to a local. We had great antipasto of fennel salami, golden beets with tangerines, and a tea leaf and fig cheese---great start---my gal had a beautiful snapper and I had fresh gnudi pasta with a duck bolognese---wow! Dessert was a tiramisu cheesecake and it was off the charts! Romantic and intimate 45 seat Italian spot set in a neighborhood. Not touristy and just felt perfect for us. Highly recommend!

  • Visited December 2013
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Maryland USA
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Absolutely delicious!”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

My husband and I dined recently at Lucca with a friend who is local so knows Charleston well, and I think it was one of the best meals I've ever had! Two of us chose one of the specials offered which was a red snapper dish that was very artfully presented and tasted even better, with its citrus buttery sauce and accompanying tiny vegetables. The romaine salad had an equally flavorful dressing and ingredients, and no morsel was left on my plate! Our service was terrific as well, professional and knowledgeable, yet very friendly. We deliberately got an early reservation, as it does become noisy later on; the early time also made the parking much easier. If these two things could be improved, it would make Lucca even more top-notch!

  • Visited October 2013
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Briarcliff Manor, New York, USA
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“best pork chop ever”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is by far the best restaurant in Charleston. The pork chop might possibly be the best porck chop you will ever have in your life!

Visited October 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“great food, noisy place”
Reviewed October 15, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The selection and preparation of Italian food is very good. friendly staff. Location is not easy for parking and restaurant is small. it was very noisy night we were there (on weekend). Would try on weeknight

Visited September 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Best Italian in Charleston, hands down.”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Fresh made pasta daily, innovative use of Tuscan methods with local ingredients, and vibrant flavors throughout. Also worth mentioning is the unique Italian regional wine list offered. It can get noisy on the weekends, so I suggest eating there during the week. Reservations highly recommended.

Visited July 2013
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