Indulge in Italian-Mediterranean cuisine at Lucca. Chef Antonio Terlizzi Hassan's menu of traditional dishes is infused with the freshest local ingredients and a modern twist. Gather around the table with family and friends in the casual ambiance and enjoy delicious Italian cuisine in Riviera Maya.
Chef Antonio Terlizzi Hassan offers creative interpretations of Italian-Mediterranean cuisine and a menu of seafood, meats and homemade pastas at Lucca. Located in the Ambassador Ambiance, Lucca is a relaxed Riviera Maya, Mexico restaurant where families gather to relax and reconnect. Reservations required.
Age GroupFamily Friendly
Hours6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
AttireElegant-Casual (collared shirt, trousers and closed footwear for men; dresses, skirts, or evening trousers for women; beach sandals, tank tops and shorts are not permitted).
Begin with Roman-style fried calamari and shrimp. Savor house specialties like pappardelle with duck ragu, wild mushroom lasagna scented with black truffle or grilled octopus with rosemary potatoes and saffron cream. Indulge in decadent desserts like tiramisu with espresso and mascarpone cheese or the chocolate cup with ice cream, sorbet and seasonal fruits.
Originally from Tel Aviv, Israel, Chef Antonio Terlizzi Hassan lived in Italy until he was 25 years old. At age 20 he opened, together with his best friend, his first gourmet catering company, but the success of the business ended when the Italian crisis began. He studied sociology as a second career but his soul was in gastronomy, area to which he returned to stay.
His gypsy spirit impelled him to cross without fear the geographical and labor borders in the world of gastronomy. He has served in Italian restaurants in different countries such as London, Moscow, Bali and the island of Madagascar. In Mexico, a country he considers as his second home, Chef Terlizzi opened his own restaurant on a Caribbean beach accomplishing every chef's dream. His restaurant Tulum, with Italian dishes dating back to the 1400s, became the first place in Yelp and with his second one, Holbox, ventured to offer a menu dedicated exclusively to risotto.
Now as Executive Chef of Lucca at Grand Velas Riviera Maya he will continue to share his experience and talent in the Italian culinary art.