An intimate, refined Italian restaurant, where you can dine at the cozy bar or a granite-topped table, soft earthy shades of terra cotta, wall lanterns emitting flickering candle light, a well-rounded list of carefully chosen reds, whites and champagnes by the glass or bottle . . . isn't this the perfect setting for a romantic evening? Lucca's cuisine is as seductive as its decor.
Share the Antipasti Lucca for two, an assortment of grilled sausage and vegetables, Fried Calamari, Buffalo Mozzarella, ripe tomatoes and a fragrant drizzle of imported olive oil suffused with sweet red pepper. A classic, chilled Shrimp Cocktail or fried zucchini with homemade marinara or spicy diablo sauce can start your delicious feast. Split a bottle of fine wine or bubbly Prosecco to enhance the mood. Lucca's menu offers delicate fish, like the Snapper Oreganata, lightly dusted with herbed bread crumbs; tender Veal Marsala, Piccata or Pizzaola style; and succulent Osso Bucco, patiently simmered to fall-off-the-bone perfection. Velvety rigatoni a la Vodka, expertly simmered Risotto and elegant salads all sparkle at Lucca. Your attentive server will be happy to recommend a decadent dessert to promise you a sweet ending.
When you and someone special are looking for a lovely, atmospheric valentine of a restaurant for a dining experience that will create lasting memories, take a look at Fort Lauderdale's Lucca.