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.
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Absolutely wonderful dining experience!!! Not only is the food fabulous-the atmosphere is equally amazing. Tamari is beautiful! I cannot wait to dine here again...I had the shrimp special (at the recommendation of our server!!!) Listen to what they recommend-you cant go wrong. The variety of choices was nice too!!! We started with the Lobster Roll-WOW...it was yummy!!! It was the first time I ever tried it. We met the owner during our afternoon lunch - he sat us at a lovely table outside...He was a very kind man and so helpful! I will dine at Tamari again...often!
I absolutely love this place! The food is delicious. The combination of Latin and Asian tastes is remarkable. The owner, Alan, is a delightful man who takes pride in his restaurant and has professionalism beyond his years. I like the way you can watch them make your food by sitting at the sushi bar, or have a more private atmosphere by sitting in the cozy table or booth like other sit-down restaurants. If it wasn't for the price, I'd eat there everyday, but as a college student, I didn't really expect to be able to afford a daily fine dining experience.