Lucca, located at Bebek, Istanbul, is an upscale, modern cafe / bistro / bar that is open from 10 am to 2 am everyday for over ten years. Wallpaper 2009 İstanbul Guide explained Lucca as ‘ by day it’s the perfect spot to mingle with Bebek’s hip cafe society; by night things ratch up a notch…for a bar scene that lasts well into the night. Good Food – bistrot favorites;.. fine service and slick bar tenders guarantee a good; if sometimes wild; night” Conde Nast Traveller US defined Lucca as ‘ the super-hip İstanbul restaurant’ in 2009.
Pop & Elegance
We Love What We Do
“If you want to venture further up the Bosphorus, and the Istanbul social ladder, follow the phalanx of Porsches trailing towards Lucca. Situated prominently at the heart of Bebek’s cafe scene, this has become the kind of place self-consciously cultish enough to flog homemade albums mixed by the in-house DJs who hold the floor on Friday and Saturday nights. Lucca starts the day as a restaurant and turns into a bar after the sun sets – and a magnet for Istanbul high society.”
– The Guardian, 2011
Talented and Skilled
“Restaurant by day and lively lounge by night, Lucca is calmer and less crowded during the day, which makes it an ideal place for brunch, coffee, or drinks. Later at night, the venue gets packed with its frequenters. Well-known Turkish and international DJs spin for the upbeat crowd focusing on Jazz, Funk, and House. A restaurant has to be pretty good to cut it with the locals in Bebek and Lucca certainly does. The venue features high ceilings and a minimalist décor and its cuisine is Turkish-American fusion with a fair sprinkling of world cuisine, including pad Thai, an extensive range of tapas, eclectic seafood dishes, and sushi and sashimi varieties, all under the ministrations of a Spanish head chef.”
– The Guide Istanbul, 2012
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