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19

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Location:
Located in South Oakland between Fifth and Forbes Avenues.  Located near the Carnegie Museum, Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh.
Neighborhoods:
East End, North Oakland
Amenities:
Highest quality meats, seafood, locally-grown produce and imported products.
Languages:
Italian, Spanish
Categories:
Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, Italian Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Caterers
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Cuisines: Fine Dining, Caterers, Italian, European, Seafood, Continental

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07/15/2013

Overall

I love it when Chef Eric makes dinner! The Frutti de Mare Con Penne is an all time favorite, a seafood pasta with a spicy tomato basil sauce, yum! Great food and good service, everytime.

07/06/2013

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Lucca Ristorante has been consistent in its food quality, diversity of seasonal menu items, wine selections, and most notably attention to details! Just yesterday, friends requested to have our annual reunion luncheon scheduled at Lucca on their patio! The risotto is my favorite closely followed by Chef Eric's penne with prosciutto ! Pleasant wait staff and Italian-inspired ambience make every trip memorable. Lastly, the entire restaurant is clean and well maintained, which is something I demand when eating out!

07/06/2013

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Lucca is amazing

Lucca is one of Pgh finest restaurants.I recently entertained a well known celebrity from NYC and he remarked Lucca was as good as the most notable restaurants in NYC.An evening at Lucca 'alfresco

dining' enjoying exceptional food, wine and service is truly

an experience that brings Tuscany to Pgh!Bravo Lucca!!

07/01/2013

Overall

Lucca has become my favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh for a number of reasons. The food always is great: the pasta excellent, the seafood superb, the appetizers always delicious. I find the wine list to be accommodating for whatever type of meal you want, and the range of selection is good. I have taken many friends to Lucca, and all have had a good time. There have been a few times when we've had to wait for a table, but that wait was made more than bearable by the time spent at the bar. The bartenders are friendly as is the wait staff; they see to your needs in a professional and polite manner. Often, one of the owners is on hand and will stop at your table to check on you in an amiable manner that is never intrusive. The ambiance of the place lends itself to an intimate dining experience; the interior is cozy and elegant—warm, abstract works by Pittsburgh artist Virgil Cantini contribute to the interior dining experience. The patio is my favorite spot in warm weather. It sits above the street and gives diners a dedicated space that isn't interrupted by passersby. Having an elegant place to eat outdoors in Pittsburgh is a rarity in this city. Check it out for yourself—Lucca is great.

06/26/2013

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Favorite restaurant in Pgh!

Lucca is a beautiful upscale restaurant with amazing food. The spicy pasta with shrimp and crab is to die for. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. If you are able to visit during warmer weather, dining on the covered porch is a real treat. This is my favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh. I always choose Lucca for special occasions such as birthday, anniversary, etc. you will not be disappointed!!

05/24/2013

Overall

Visited Lucca to celebrate our anniversary. We were seated on the outdoor patio. Beautiful night. Wonderful food. Excellent service. Thank you Lucca!

03/28/2010

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WORST RESTAURANT IN PITTSBURGH!!!

Luccas is the worst restaurant i have ever been to . Not only is it extremely pricy for what they offer, The food was terrible!!!! By choosing Luccas for your next night out you are guaranteed to pay too much,and be VERY dissapointed. I would not recomment that place to my worst enemy! DISGUSTUNG!!!! Whoever gave them 5 stars is most likely one of their owners.

06/18/2009

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Good food; lousy service

i am a confirmed restaurant curmudgeon and I must say that my scallops with risotto was the best restaurant dish I have had in Pittsburgh for years; on the other hand, my wife's salmon was a platter of grease. The $18 Coppola wine for $36 was a fair price + good. The lemon ricotta cheese cake was a lovely desert. The coffee was good but not refill was offered. I was happy; my wife was just glad I wasn't negative.

Basically Lucca is gastronomically better than it has ever been before. But the wait staff need to be more cordial and attentive. Service has always been a problem at this location, even long before it was Lucca. The curse of surly service just goes on and on and on. The management need to wake up and pay attention.
The general air of things is that the chef is in the kitchen and the owner is in las Vegas.

05/14/2008

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A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!!!

The food there may be ok (I say 'may be' because I did not enjoy it because the service was so bad), but the SERVICE WAS HORRIBLE!. My waiter dented me in the face by mistake (must have been hungover or something) when filling up my water glass, and on top of it he DID NOT APPOLOGIZE. Completly unprofessional. I mean, come on, if you're not going to be sober at your job that's one thing, but try to leave your customers unharmed. This happened at lunchtime. Also, the hostess (main server, whatever she was) was snooty and cool towards me and my party, and made me want to sit her down and give her a lesson on customer service, or just teach her how to smile. Hmm, hello, Lucca's, we now live in a world in which customers are coming to expect just a 'little bit' of service quality from your staff, and your service just WON'T CUT IT! I highly recommend you go somewhere else rather than at Lucca's, or if not just eat a frozen dinner, in the comfort of your home. Better service is guaranteed :)

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317 S Craig StPittsburghPA 15213

(412) 682-3310

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