Lucarelli began his career at Piacenza Calcio, for the 1997/98 season he was loaned to UC AlbinoLeffe. After one season he returned to Piacenza, where he played until the 2002/03 season. Then he moves to Palermo in Serie B and later to Fiorentina; here he remained one season before moving to his hometown for AS Livorno, who had risen after a long time in the series A; here also played his brother Cristiano Lucarelli. For the season 2005/ 06 Alessandro Lucarelli moved to Reggina Calcio, where he belonged to the tribe formation. After two years at Reggina, he joined the Season 2007 /08 Serie A newly promoted Genoa.
Since the 2008/ 09 season, he plays for FC Parma.