Italian restaurant Lucca closing to give Princes Avenue ‘a facelift’

Italian restaurant Lucca is waving goodbye to Princes Avenue for good.

The popular spot opened back in 2019 and is best known for its contemporary and classic Italian favourites.

But now, Lucca will be part of Hull’s past – it has been bought by new owners who believe the restaurant strip in the Avenues “needs a facelift.”

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All bookings for the rest of the week have been cancelled and no further bookings will be taken.

Chef John Leighton, who will be taking over the hotspot, has said that with the restaurant being in such a prime position for customers, the menu needs new flare and excitement.



Lucca in Princes Avenue has officially opened a new bar, Bambinos
Many will miss the popular restaurant and bar

But not all hope is lost as despite losing one business, the city welcomes another.

Lucca will be totally transformed into a brand new restaurant called Eden.

The spot will open later this month and is inspired by the famous garden of Eden.

Mr Leighton, who will be head chef at Eden, said: “For Lucca there is too much competition for Italian restaurants around Newland Avenue and Princess Avenue.

“We need the area to become more like the marina, which has taken a lot of business from the Avenues.

“That’s what I am hoping to bring with the brand new restaurant. People need to see something new.”

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