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General Info
Located just 15 minutes from downtown Portland along scenic Highway 43, Tucci Ristorante in downtown Lake Oswego offers all the sophistication of Portland's Pearl District, all the warmth of a cozy Italian hideaway, and all the best flavors of Italian style foods made with fresh Pacific Northwest ingredients. All this complimented by a selection of artisanal Italian wines. Pasta favorites, organic quality meats, and fresh seafood prepared in our open kitchen await you at Tucci Ristorante. Salute!!!
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (503) 697-3387

Fax Number: (503) 697-3387

Fax: (503) 697-3387

Payment method
discover
Price Range
$$$
Location
A Street Station
Neighborhoods
Evergreen, Lake Oswego
AKA

Tucci Restaurant

Tucci Ristorante

Categories
Italian Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Fine Dining, Mediterranean, Take Out, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, European, Seafood, Continental

Alcohol: Full Bar

Specialties: Anniversaries, Parties

Price Range : Above Average

Bike Parking: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Takes Reservations: Yes

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CSO

04/19/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Very comfortable atmosphere for young child

We wanted to try Tucci out for quite some time. We have a young child - 19 months and know it's important to know if a restaurant is ""kid friendly"" before attempting to dine there. We called ahead and spoke to Brian who assured us he would find the right spot for us to enjoy our meal and not feel out of place. We arrived and he quickly remembered our conversation and said he had the perfect table. We enjoyed the Monday night all night happy hour menu and were endlessly impressed with fantastic food, amazing service and friendly vibes all around. We will return in no time. This was a find and so nice for young families to feel comfortable! Thank you! We will be back soon. :-)

HRLO

05/26/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
great happy hour

I recommend the happy hour here. It isn't as busy and noisy as other places and the food is top notch! Try the pizza!

yokogrl

03/08/2009

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Overall
Love the owner..!

ENOUGH about the Owner!! Being an LO resident, I frequent Tucci often,. I have sat next to the owner, and have found him very gracious and generous. Recently I had a friend up from Newport Beach Ca., and the three of us shared a delightful evening and great conversation together at the bar.. To our surprise, he picked up the tab, which included two orders of the best scallops in town!
Maybe it was because I wasn't wearing an REI fleece vest and Birkenstocks... Ladies, try and look like ladies!

duckwinners

08/30/2008

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Overall
Great Date Night!!!

My boyfriend took me to Tucci tonight for dinner and it was awesome! We understand they've recovered their original chef, who made phenomenal food for us. We had such an amazing dinner, the crab bruschetta and caprese salad were both superb, our pasta entree was really tasty, and we were offered several tasters of wine before deciding which bottle to enjoy with our meal. Our server was attentive, yet still gave us room to relax and enjoy. Every course was tasty and left us wanting more. The real kicker for me was, we walked in 20 minutes before closing and didn't hear ONE WORD about the kitchen closing down, nor were we rushed to order or treated with any type of irritation for sitting down so close to closing. We weren't rushed through a thing, and we had a beautiful meal, and such a fun date night together. Thanks Tucci, we will definitely be back!!

Francostrambuccas

07/18/2008

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Overall
Good, but expensive. Since they stopped accepting the Passport unlimited dining, even more so

We used to go often when we could use our passport card, but since they are no longer accepting this or other discounts, we can't justify the prices of the food. Wine list is over the top expensive and it was always too warm, so we would have our red wine placed on ice, even in the winter. Food is great, no argument there, but it's not the kind of place where middle-income folks would go on a regular basis. We'd be back in a heartbeat if they offered some dining discount or lowered their prices, but can't really justify it when there are so many great places with more affordable food, that is just as good! Other than than, food, atmosphere are great.

jdoz

02/21/2008

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Overall
Outstanding dinner!!

Great service, excellent ambiance, incredible food! It was one of the best meals I've ever had..truly! I had the filetto arrosto. It was unbelievable to say the least. My friend had the same and she thought it was just as good as I did! The house salad was just ok but everything else was perfect! Loved it!

elly123

09/30/2007

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Overall
Beautiful interior decor. Felt like we were in a great place

Lunch with friends, great place.

Our service was attentive and polite.

Our food was very attractive and tasty.

Dessert was edible; coffee was the best part.

riggsabelle

08/12/2007

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Overall
Incredible Service, Great wine!

I dined at Tucci last night and had one of the most enjoyable meals of my life. I was so impressed that I came home to check out reviews on City Search and was absolutely shocked to see the two previous write-ups. I had a totally different experience. As a former restaurant industry worker, I have indredibly high standards. I can appreciate good service and great food, and this is exactly what I found at Tucci. My server was friendly, conversational, and had an obvious appreciation and expertice for the rarer Italian wines Tucci offers. I was seated immediately, had a bottle of great wine before I could even open my dinner menu, and enjoyed a filet mignon that was delivered promptly and cooked perfectly. My wife had the halibut that was on their menu, not a special, and had a very different experience than the person who wrote before, it was not the least bit dry. We finished with a chocolate polenta cake with a scoop of the house-made gelatto and it was absolutely incredible. I would go back in a heartbeat.
Maybe my experience was different because, to me, an owner doesn't determine whether or not my own dining experience is enjoyable. Maybe he isn't interested in conversation when he is enjoying his food, I know we were stuck silent for a moment. Or maybe he has become jaded by the very ""entitled"" clientelle of any business in the Lake Oswego area. As a business owner there, I know the feeling. Regardless, service is great, food even better, and I will take a grumpy owner any day if that is what I get out of it!

topmagpdx

06/05/2007

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Overall
ok food, rude owner

Unfortunately for Tucci, the owner is the reason why many of us from LO do not frequent his restaurant. He is seriously the most arogant person any of us have ever meant. He sits at the bar, eats his dinner and drinks his wine, and never looks or speaks to anyone.
There are many places in LO where the owners and staff are far friendlier. The food at Tucci is ok, but not spectacular enough to give that man any of our $$$. We tried again last evening....thought we'd give it another chance, but unfortunately he was rude again. We suggest that if the business makes him that unhappy, his other partners should suggest he stay at home!

mavericks

03/26/2007

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Overall
Great atmosphere, average food

We really enjoyed the music and atmosphere at Tucci's but frankly, the food did not live up to expectations. Can't comment on all dishes but I ordered the special, which was halibut and it was overcooked, dry and a very small portion. On the other end of the large plate was an equally small portion of spinach. I don't mind small portions but the food better be exceptional and this was not. Our appetizer of bruschetta w/ crab was also a disappointment. It was prepared on one piece of bread which after being divied up, wasn't much for any one person and very salty. On the other hand, the latin guitar duo was wonderful and the choice of italian wines is exceptional. I would recommend going for drinks and listening to the music.

caligirl37

03/02/2007

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Overall
good food, nice atmosphere

LO doesn't have a lot of upscale restaurants so it's nice to have a place with a nice atmosphere and good food to go to without going downtown. When it first opened we weren't impressed, the food was cold and uneventful and the service was conceded and incompetent. HOWEVER, in the last few months it has been considerably better. The paperdelle pasta with braised lamb is my favorite. This is not a cheap, hole in the wall so expect to drop $50/p with drinks.

alexh2194

01/22/2007

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Overall
Consisently pleased

Have dined here 2 or 3 times per year over the last several years. Never had a bad service experience and never had a bad or even average meal. In fact we have been so pleased with the food, that we consider the cuisine equal to the best, if not the best, available in the area.

rpdavis

12/29/2006

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Overall
The worst customer service ever

We took a simple question to the owner about a negative experience my wife had.

First we (gently and kindly--as we simply wanted the owners to know about the incident) spoke to a manager, who was very kind and responsive. She said the owner would call.

He did, and launched into an irrational tirade. The details can't be published on city search, but needless to say, he was not only rude, but someone else may fall victim to what we had seen as a highly consequential act of carelessness.

I was very disappointed in his irrational behavior.

kathleencharles

11/13/2006

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Overall
Stellar, as always...

Spectacular food, wonderful ambiance, and very good service. Still my favorite - I bring visiting friends and family here often. For those of you who wrote ""below average"" reviews (I wondered whether they were actually at Tucci), do give it another try, especially now the expansion is complete. There clearly is a reason it has such a substantial and loyal following. It's a gorgeous place with fabulous food.

stellamaris

10/20/2006

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Overall
Not what I expected!

Nice ambience, overpriced and dissapointing.

I ordered a prociutto Panini sandwich with fresh mozzerella which looked great, but...it was stone cold and not grilled. Richly priced and not at all what I expected.

hcajones

09/25/2006

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Overall
Some stunning dishhes, but . . .

One of their most basic second dishes, parpadelle, has been incredibly good twice - once with wild boar and once with braised lamb. Truly extraordinary. But the caesar salad is a few leaves with a bit of shaved cheese - I estimate their profit margin on this at about 90%. Ravioli was pretty bland twice. The wine list is far too expensive for the cuisine: there are only a few bottles under $45. And the place has moved from busy to frantic: way too much hectic bustle, emphasis on hectic. We did not encounter intentional rudeness or arrogance, but the place felt like a New York subway car at rush hour.

winefriendspdx

09/05/2006

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Overall
Still consistent.

Pretty good food. The wine needs to be stored in cooling unit, as we always have to ask for our RED wine on ice. They do fish dishes with ease, some of the best scallops on this West Coast. More of a French flaire, not so much Italian, but prepared very well. Staff seems rushed and busy, but they try to take care of you. The open environment is loud, but appropriately so. Looking forward to the additional space. Great Wine List, mostly Italian. Still doing a great job with the meals after the 4 years of being on the map, keep it up.

DrTBob

06/03/2006

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Overall
Inflated sense of itself

Some of the dishes here are just weird--like ""warm carpaccio,"" which is kind of like ""braised steak tartare."" The Caesar salad isn't a caesar at all--whole romaine leaves in an italian dresing with parmessan grated over it.

Not a terrible experience, but hardly the high-end fare it fancies itself to be.

soulfood

05/28/2006

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Overall
Nice People-Bland Food

Had never been before but decided to make the trip from portland. The food was bland, overcooked and not very exciting. The wine list was overpriced. The timming between courses was much to long. I had heard good things about this restaurant but my date and I were very dissapointed. That is with everything but the hospitality and the service. We were well taken care of by the waiter (Michael) and the elegent hostess/manager (Veronica). They made the meal somewhat palatable.

clarabella

05/09/2006

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Overall
Still a favorite!

I had been to this restaurant in the spring and wanted to try it again. The experience I had in April was good, and I was just as pleased in October. The restaurant has recently expanded and the addition looks as it has always been a part of the original. The seating options are offered with variety now, and there is a fireplace in the new bar. There is a room in the new addition that looks like it would accomodate a private party. The lamb papparadelle was heaven. My date and I shared two appetizers, and two main courses, both excellent. Although we did fight over the last bite of the papparadelle. Still remains one of our favorites.

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