So you all talk about these famous bartenders in town, most of whom I haven't dealt with due to not being a huge drinker and just not getting to those places, but Casey at Lucca (both North End and Back Bay formerly Sasso) is one of the coolest guys and under appreciated. He's fun, funny, makes the bar area feel like a party, turns you on to new stuff (my friend really enjoyed the Huntington) or listens to what you really want (pear and ginger for me). Gives tastes of stuff, both food and drink. The combination of nice patrons and mgmt with good food and drink makes the bar of Lucca (this time in Back Bay) a great place. Standouts were the mushroom risotto, butternut squash ravioli (not too sweet), bacon fritter (with the parsnip soup) and pound cake. Three of us got the $37 prix fixe that's offered until 7PM and had a wonderful time. The dining room is beautiful too but personally, I'll sit at the bar every time. I guess I should add this to the 5 fave thread that's going on right now.