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Lucca Ristorante, Pittsburgh, PA
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Lucca Ristorante

4.4
4.4
1282 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Pittsburgh's best kept secret, nestled on South Craig Street in Oakland. Explore Italy in a cozy casual setting. Lucca offers all pasta made in house fresh daily. All dishes are skillfully created with fresh ingredients. Weekly Lunch and Dinner features, created with seasonal ingredients. Enjoy your experience on our outside terrace, where Apertivo specials are offered daily. Our wine menu offers Italian wines from all over the region, along with some of your favorite domestic wineries. We specialize in large or small private gatherings. We truly believe you will enter as friends, and leave as family. Saluti!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (412) 682-3310

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Maggie Kielberger

  • Private party facilities

    Whether a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, private business dinner or dinner for two, Lucca Ristorante is the perfect venue for any event. Our distinctive dining rooms, superior menu and professional service will make a lasting impression on your guests.

  • Private party contact

    Tony DiDonato-Owner: (844) 865-5638

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Cross street

    Filmore Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Food was delicious and our waiter was great.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food: I ordered Lucca Meatballs as my appetizer, Chicken Marsala as my entre, and pistachio cake as my dessert. The meatballs were pretty good. It came with tomato pasta sauce and garlic bread. The only issue I had was with the garlic bread. They were served cold. Chicken Marsala was fantastic. The mushroom complemented the mashed potatoes and marsala sauce deliciously. The chicken was cooked perfectly and the asparagus was forgettable, but it didn’t really matter since the rest was brilliant. I usually don’t like pistachio based desserts but this cake surpassed expectations by a mile. Was soft light and delicious, the perfect way to end a great dinner. The ambiance was decent since I didn’t really like the placement of the table but it didn’t matter much. My waiter was very nice and attentive but the food did take a while to get to my table. Definitely give this one a try it is worth the time and money; a great Italian experience.
  3. JO

    JenniferO

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a favorite. Excellent Italian food with home made pasta. Everything on the menu is worth the try !
  4. TB

    TammieB

    Pittsburgh

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had the braised short rib risotto, seafood risotto with shrimp only, spaghetti with meatballs and shrimp scampi. Braised short rib was very tender and juicy. Meatballs were a nice size but did have a strong garlic flavor. Shrimp were large. The pasta with the shrimp scamipi was in a clump and stuck together. The salted caramel gelato had a good caramel flavor. Our waiter was busy but did his best to keep all tables happy. They were out of wedge salad and coffee.
  5. G

    Greg

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    We've been here a few times and always enjoyed it. Last night was apparently an off night. I'll start by saying the entrees were very good. Our daughter had the short rib risotto, and my wife and I both had the butternut squash ravioli with sausage, and it was all delicious. That's honestly the most important thing. However, everything else was lacking, and the server was...befuddled and nervous. Weirdly, he brought the entrees within minutes of the appetizer. We arrived at 5:45 and had ALL our food by 6. Not the end of the world, but odd. Unfortunately, the calamari appetizer was so overcooked and tough none of us could eat it. I mean, it literally couldn't be chewed. I have never sent anything back to the kitchen in my life, but I sent this back. It was inedible. They did take it off the check when I asked. Apparently, this irritated the manager who came to the table to insist that the calamari was very fresh. I don't doubt it--as I say, I usually like their food-- but something being fresh has nothing to do with it being hopelessl overcooked and inedible. Dessert was also very disappointing. The waiter recommended items that weren't on the menu and when I pointed that out, he seemed dumbstruck. We then ordered the Lemon Berry Cheesecake to share. He brought a piece of plain lemon cheesecake with no berries. I asked about the berry sauce and he said that "They were out because it's a new item." I have no idea what that meant but...ok. The cheesecake was fine but a little dry without the berry compote. We'll certainly give the place another shot. We've had better meals there before. But between the lousy bookends to the entrees, the server that seemed like they pulled him in randomly off the street, and the passive-aggressive attitude from the manager the rest of the night (including pointedly trying to ignore us as we left) it made an impression, and not a particularly good one. I hope they can get their act together before we visit again.
  6. OU

    OUTOFTOWNER

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Nothing bad to say at all.
  7. k

    kevinb

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a group of 4 and on the patio. Even though the weather was cool, the heaters providing a nice warmth and ambiance. The server was very good and provided good information on various dishes. The food was excellent! The seafood risotto was delicious. We were not rushed and had a chance to sit and eat a relaxed meal. We would absolutely return on the next trip to Pittsburgh.
  8. LK

    LisaK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food - Italian wedding soup and seafood risotto - was so good!! The soup was literally the best I’ve ever had. The staff was also very friendly and welcoming. I was there by myself, sat at the bar, and had a really lovely time!
  9. C

    Chiara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am very picky when it comes to italian food and I can say that this place is great! All the food was delicious and the drinks were perfect! Our server, Jacob, was the best. I can not recommend this place enough. I will definitely be dining back again!
  10. D

    Disappointed

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    We specifically requested that food arrive before 1:30PM. The waitress guaranteed us but did not deliver her promises. I know slow serivce is not the waitress' fault, but if the restaurant doesn't have the capacity, the staff should be honest about that. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
  11. I

    Iw412

    Pittsburgh

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    While we appreciate the problems restaurants have with staffing these days, nonetheless their struggles certainly impacted our experience. Slow inattentive service; food cold, drinks delayed - and the restaurant was pretty empty. The food was nothing special - pasta gloppy is just one example. Very nice ambiance however.
  12. S

    Southie

    Pittsburgh

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were lucky enough to be seated outside on a beautiful night. The server was warm and welcoming.
  13. M

    Mike

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great service. Fun atmosphere near the bar. Appetizer and soup were excellent. Our pasta selections were a bit bland but were nicely prepared and large in size.
  14. P

    Pogodoc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Lucca last night before a concert. Since the weather was unseasonably warm, we were able to dine outside. Our server was very attentive and lovely. Our food was fabulous as well. We will return to Lucca again!
  15. p

    pattyg

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Took my Pitt student & her friends out for dinner on a Friday night. Very busy & also had a large party so service was slow. Besides some over cooked calamari, everyone enjoyed their meals.
  16. JH

    JenH

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would highly recommend Lucca. Amber took care of us and was friendly, attentive and professional. Lunch at Lucca is outstanding and the service is world class. I had a reservation for 4 and they added two more last minute. The food is excellent, can't wait to go back!
  17. g

    gabrielg

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lucca was nice. We got a 10% off Groupon (that we didn't know needed to be used in one night, but we were happy to gorge ourselves and take home extra dessert) and i took my wife on a nice date. The place was lovely and mostly quiet. In terms of the space itself, in a totally empty restaurant, it was disconcerting to be sat literally across from another, noisy, party in such a way that they were facing us all night. No biggie, but with an empty restaurant, we should not have been on top of one another. The food was OK. Viciously overpriced. Let me say this again: OVERPRICED. I got a mushroom pasta, my wife got the sweet potato pumpkin ravioli. We ordered calimari for an appetizer: 1) Calimari was simultaneously great and terrible. The "rings" were perfectly cooked and delicious. The "tentacles," my favourite part, were overdone and chewy like rubber bands. These two pieces of fish need to be cooked at separate times. Also, both were...soggier than i would have liked, but the batter had a great flavor. So, rings yes, need a bit more heat on the fryer or not to sit at all before serving. Not worth ordering since the tentacles aren't correctly cooked and they're over half the dish. 2) Both pasta dishes were uncomfortably sweet. Neither was seasoned. No salt, no pepper, no spice. Nothing. Heavy cream sauce and sweetness. It wasn't bad, but desert couched as dinner? Eh. It would have been fine for $15/plate, but at nearly $30--this was pasta--it should have been stellar. 3) Dessert: perfect. Just perfect. I had tiramisu, wife had caramel crunch cake. They were both delightful. All in all, i would come back for just appetizers/salad (but not the calamari) and dessert. Skip the pasta entirely, you can do better at home and even Olive Garden knows how to use a salt shaker. If I got a far better discount or someone else was paying, I might even try an entree. On balance: If you want a $50/person meal, this isn't the joint.
  18. BB

    BobB

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food selection & great food and service was wonderful.
  19. SM

    SuzanneM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely evening! This was our first visit to Lucca and we'll DEFINITELY be back. Food was out of this world + our server Jake took such great care of us.
  20. P

    Pghdiner

    Pittsburgh

    143 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We really enjoyed our dinners at Lucca. The pasta with Bolognese sauce was excellent made with authentic ingredients and slow cooked. My husband said the Scoglio over spaghetti was the best he has had. It was full of perfectly prepared seafood and a light sauce. We enjoyed after dinner drinks at the bar with mixologist Amber who was incredibly efficient. Our server, Zac was also very busy but he served our meal in a timely manner and was very personable.. I would like to offer suggestions to improve the ambience of the eating experience. The last three times that we've eaten at Lucca, we've been seated in the back room. It is a very different experience than eating in the main dining area. The lighting is too bright and glaring and makes for a less than pleasant atmosphere. Also, the chairs are showing wear and are not very comfortable.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy it here, the wait staff is so friendly!
  22. R

    Randolf

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Food was not up to the standards I remember. Chicken was underdone, piccata sauce overly flavored by capers. Homemade pasta, however was very good. It was clear that they were understaffed, a problem these days, but the staff that was there worked like crazy.
  23. ML

    MarkL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great place, perfect location, food was fantastic!
  24. AM

    AnneMarie

    Pittsburgh

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Attractive, family-run restaurant with excellent food and pleasant service.
  25. BK

    BradleyK

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and great drinks and great service, and a very good menu
  26. LR

    LouiseR

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tables too close together. Felt like I had to move every time a wait staff came near
  27. V

    Vickitravels

    Munich

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great evening with friends on the patio enjoying the beautiful fall weather.
  28. CG

    CaitlinG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband & I came to celebrate our anniversary & as always, Lucca did not disappoint. The waitress, Lexi, was wonderful & helpful. The food was exquisite & the presentation was perfect. We will be going back again.
  29. JS

    JakeS

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Tables are very close together, food and service was excellent
  30. PF

    PittFoodFab

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    The hostess seemed to have an issue with Open Table. She gave the party before us a lecture about walking in based on OT saying there was availability and then sat us at the worst table in the room. Our server was very good but two of the pasta entrees were way over cooked. No need to go back.
  31. N

    Natnu

    Pittsburgh

    42 reviews

    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    We hadn't been to Lucca in years and thought we'd give it a try. Food was good. We were there at an off time (middle of afternoon) and service was just fair because one person was waiting on all tables. Waiter came to table and asked if we were ready to order before we were even given a drink menu. Decor hasn't changed and some chairs needed to be switched because the seat portion was shot. Could use a refresh.
  32. LH

    LesleyH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dustin was an excellent server. Great wine recommendation and helpful with touring recommendations of the city. Our food was superb!
  33. M

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and best cosmo ever. 1st visit but we will return.
  34. ET

    EricT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Wedding soup was very good, bread was very good, eggplant parm was good, pasta with it was past al dente so not so good, beef short rib risotto was bland - don't expect that from Italian food. Dessert was decent (Vanilla Caramel Salted-Caramel Crunch Cake?) and wine was good. Not overly eager to return.
  35. C

    Cici

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Was a great place to meet for a lunch with friends or a business lunch. The service was great and the place is very comfortable. We were not rushed. Nice menu - standard Italian staples - nice cocktail menu.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and wonderful environment.
  37. G

    Girl

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Food was not good, chicken was tough, and tasted way too lemony for a chicken piccata, bruschetta didn’t taste like anything, service was just okay. Ambience was nice, but honestly not worth the money.
  38. RP

    RobertP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time trying this place. My friends and I loved the food we had. The atmosphere was nice and cool and everything was delicious. Definitely will return!
  39. A

    Adam

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Mid meal my table was moved to make room for another reservation. We were moved to the bar but not transfered to the bartender. Our server was too busy with the new tables that were just sat to do anything besides chat with us while ringing in their orders. Felt bad for bartender because we took two seats from her. Apps were great but the overcooked filet and undercooked frites were a let down. Thanks for the discount and acknowledging the screw up but we won't be back
  40. BD

    BDgirlmom

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    My wedding soup and my main dish of spaghetti with two meatballs came out luke warm. I would have preferred them to be hot. My daughter's salmon over garlic linguine was superb!! Waitress appeared to be unhappy: 1. After I had ordered, she grabbed my menu stating, "I'm taking this away so that you do not change your mind." 2. When she did not return with cheese for my guest's dish, my husband had to remind her. She came back and just tossed it on the table. Rather abrupt. 3. Perhaps more help for the waitstaff was needed for dinner last Saturday evening.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lucca Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lucca Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 682-3310.

Lucca Ristorante is rated 4.4 stars by 1282 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Lucca Ristorante

317 South Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Filmore Street

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Maggie Kielberger

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (412) 682-3310

  • Private party facilities

    Whether a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, private business dinner or dinner for two, Lucca Ristorante is the perfect venue for any event. Our distinctive dining rooms, superior menu and professional service will make a lasting impression on your guests.

  • Private party contact

    Tony DiDonato-Owner: (844) 865-5638

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