Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


1615 J St. (16th St.) Send to Phone
916-669-5300 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Seasonal Mediterranean cuisine is served in a refined yet casual setting.

Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly

* Click here for rating key

Lucca, Sacramento, CA

Lucca Restaurant Review

: Lucca has remained a staple in the midtown dining scene despite the onslaught of newer, glitzier restaurants nearby. With reasonable prices and friendly service, it's a good bet for celebratory meals, its cozy outdoor patio a draw even in the winter. Starters include paper-thin, addictive fried zucchini chips, as well as skillet roasted mussels and white corn polenta. Among mains are ricotta gnocchi bolognese, pan-roasted salmon and crispy duck confit. For dessert, consider a huckleberry bread pudding, caramelized bananas and chèvre cheesecake. The wine list has several selections from California and Italy, while a handful of specialty cocktails are also on the menu.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.