Boogie Down Bites: Lucca

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At Lucca, they serve good food and good fortune in the same place.

Patrons at the Pelham Bay restaurant say they love coming in and getting their fortune read to them through tarot cards -- but they stay for the food.

Owner Lucia Mariami says it's about creating a family atmosphere that makes people want to eat at her restaurant all of the time.

"They say we treat them like family. Sometimes they come to eat by themselves and they feel like they're not alone," she says.

Lucca offers pure Italian cuisine at a great price, customer Jennifer Correale says.

"It's a wonderful atmosphere for a very decent price. It's not going to break your budget but it's going to feel like you're out and it's special," Correale says.

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