There’s no shortage of Italian restaurants in Hull, but with its lavish decor and ambience, Lucca Bar & Kitchen is one that definitely stands out above the rest. Located on Princes Avenue in Botanic, this Italian restaurant is full of sophisticated charm, featuring exposed brick walls, a spiral staircase and ceiling made up of individual light bulbs. As well as the main restaurant, Lucca Bar & Kitchen has private dining rooms, setting the perfect scene, no matter what the occasion. To guarantee a table, making a reservation ahead of time is recommended.
For an exquisite Italian meal in Hull, there’s only one place to go: Botanic’s Lucca Bar & Kitchen. Whether it's for an intimate dinner date or an evening spent wining and dining with family and friends, this Mediterranean haven on Princes Avenue is the ideal place, combining stylish decor with a menu of refined Italian dishes. The cozze (your choice of white wine & garlic, spicy tomato or curried mussels served with toasted bread) is the the perfect way to start off your meal, before tucking into your main.
From pizza and pasta to the anatra (lamb rump and cutlet, baby new potatoes, confit shallots, glazed carrots, roasted red onion and a redcurrant jus) and pesce spada (grilled swordfish with Mediterranean vegetables, herb crushed potatoes, watercress salad and lemon and dill oil), there’s something to suit all tastes on the menu, with plenty of options for vegetarians too. With an extensive wine list and an irresistible dessert menu to go along with it, it's no surprise that Lucca Bar & Kitchen is the go to for Hull’s aficionados of Italian cuisine. Book a table at this Botanic favourite now.
This was a Lovely picturesque restaurant with great food! There is a great centrepiece of lightbulbs in the middle of the ceiling. They are placed like artwork.
Service and food were excellent as always. We arrived for our 12.30 booking shown straight to our table drinks and food order taken quickly and the food was excellent.
We had an amazing meal at Lucca! We both ordered fillet steak and I would go as far as to say it was the best steak I have ever had. The staff were friendly and helpful and it was a pleasure to visit. We will be returning and bringing friends to enjoy the excellent food.
It was my first time here and it was lovely. Food, service and atmosphere was excellent. And the cocktails are amazing. Will definitely be visiting again.
Very nice welcome from staff who were attentive throughout the night. The decor has a rustic cosy style with lots of candles and a warm atmosphere. We had gone as a group of 4 to celebrate my birthday and on arrival the waiter said this entitled me to either a free cocktail or dessert which was a nice touch. However on checking the bill at home I noticed we had been charged for the cocktail, (not the end of the world.) I was also looking forward to trying the bone in sirloin which unfortunately was not available that evening. It would have been good to have been told of anything unavailable when presented with the menu. Instead I had the ribeye steak and I must say it was superb, cooked to perfection and delicious flavour. Another friend had the beef stroganoff which he enjoyed, however both ladies were a little disappointed one had risotto which was okay but my wife found the lasagne very dry and topped with far too much chewy mozzarella. The wine menu was varied we chose a Spanish tempranillo which was very smooth and delicious so we had a second one. The prices are a little higher than other nearby restaurants but if it's a steak your after I think it's a case of you get what you pay for and I would recommend.
Food was incredible, however I felt more than let down by the service I received. Upon entering, there was no one to take me to a seat (keeping in mind I had booked a reservation here and arrived promptly on time.) and I stood waiting at the bar for 5-10 minutes before I was seated. Also I did not receive the correct dessert at the end of the meal to begin with and had to wait while they prepared another. Other than this, if you’re looking for a fantastic place to eat where you may not care so much about the service or wait time, then this is the place for you. Food 10/10 Service 4/10 Cleanliness 10/10 Cost 8/10
I would like to say that myself and the other half went to Lucca’s on a Saturday and, as such, I can appreciate that they were quite busy. Nonetheless, after we were sat down, it took about about 40 minutes for anyone to come to our table to take any kind of order and that was only after we had caught their attention. The starters took a long while in getting to us and they were only lukewarm. However, we did order the halloumi and mozzarella sticks, so it is tricky getting them at optimal temperature when it was such a busy night. Admittedly, the taste of both starters were top notch. Thankfully, the wait for the main wasn’t too long after the starter and, I have to say, the chateaubriand was lovely. All in all, the food was lovely but we won’t be going again as, unfortunately, the service doesn’t counterbalance the food. Commendations to the chef though.
What a brilliant night our food was so yummy and made our night just perfect!, on time and the girl who served us was just delightful and couldn't do enough for us hot food that just melted in my mouth our second date there with Brian was just perfect was worth every penny of our bill so would like to thank all who made our date PERFECT X JILL
The Restaurant was very nice. We had wanted to come at weekend but fully booked. The Waiter was very attentive. Sadly 2 bottles of wine we chose were not available which was a pity. Mussels & Scallop starter lovely. My Pasta was good ... not a lot though. My Partner asked for blue steak ... only JUST blue but steak was good. Wold like to go back on a weekend for I guess more atmosphere. Nice Restaurant for Hull
Really lovely food but front of house needs attention. We booked a booth for 6 well in advance and visited the day before to make sure that the booth was reserved; we were shown our name against the requested booth. On arrival we discovered a family of three sitting in our reserved booth and, on complaining, we discovered that our reservation had been removed from the computer. For a lovely restaurant this is an appalling mistake which could spoil the hard work of the excellent kitchen staff and potentially put off the families and friends of our party. I really hope you attend to this issue because failure to do so could undermine a very promising venture.