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Lucca and Sabur reviews

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Lucca and Sabur reviews

alex | May 5, 2003 04:29 PM

Went to both of these places over the weekend and wanted to give a quick blurb about them. Overall Lucca is overpriced for the quality of the food. Service is wonderful, but I just don't wanna pay 20$ for pasta with mushrooms. It was good but not amazing; sort of heavy and everything was the same consistency. Partner had pasta with sweet and sour sauce and wild boar, which was interesting, neither of us loved it. Salad with slivers of pear and walnuts was okay, they gave us lots of goat cheese with it per our request. Oh to start we had oysters from Duxbury which probably would have been better plain - they covered them with tiny peices of baby chives and it overwhelmed the oysters. We were with another couple who knew someone who worked there so we got complimentary dessert which was very good. Fallen chocolate cake with gelato and lemon - ricotta with rasperry sauce.
Sabur was overall okay. Mezze plate to start was the best, with little stuffed grape leaves, cold couscous salad with lots of veggies, homemade pita, and wonderful crepey-things stuffed with I don't know what. Creamy and roasted red peppery. Dinner: I had scrod with polenta and some vegetables/olives, flavor good but again all the same mooshy consistency. Partner had stewed lamb which was spicy and nothing you couldn't do at home; roasted potatoes, tomatoes, etc. Others had veal which they said was good but I didn't try it. Service here was also very good.

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