Cafe Lucci
Cafe Lucci

Cafe Lucci

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafelucci.com/
  • Phone: (847) 729-2268
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Friday & Saturday: open for parties of 30 or more only; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Augie Arifi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Central Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet and private lot available.
A word from Cafe Lucci
Cafe Lucci’s motto, “Good Food, Good Wine, Good People,” is the distinguishing hallmark of this North Shore family-owned and operated restaurant, which is a favorite for neighborhood regulars, including many executives and professionals who hail from nearby corporations and businesses. Cafe Lucci also is a weekend and special-occasion destination for many folks who live in Chicago and have discovered an exceptional dining experience in Glenview.
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Cafe Lucci reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (72)fit for foodies (66)special occasion (56)notable wine list (52)good for groups (41)romantic (37)great for lunch (15)hot spot (15)vibrant bar scene (8)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (4)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great place to celebrate special dates and events.
    AuntieCVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Cafe Lucci is our place to celebrate special dates and holidays. Food is excellent! Service is attentive without being intrusive. We celebrated my birthday Sunday and I enjoyed one of the specials - the double-cut pork chop, cooked perfectly in alight sauce. Delicious! They always offer a great selection of specials, and the fish entrees are exceptional. Tiramisu dessert arrived with lighted candle and well wishes for a happy birthday and healthy year. Bobby, the owner, made it a point to personally wish me a happy birthday. We always feel so welcomed when we arrive, that they appreciate we are there to enjoy an excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never disappoints
    Kzb3
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    great all-around meal. Bobby is a wonderful host, making sure everyone is welcomed and that your meal was perfect. It has all the classics, specials we had were awesome. The veal oscar was tender, melt in your mouth, the crab on top was so rich and delicious. The fish was done to perfection...we indulged in the tile fish and the swordfish...so good! looking forward to our next trip back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • krm720
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    very good food and service in a friendly casual environment.. i would certainly go there again on my next trip to rosemont.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    TXFoodie
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Excellent food and service at this hideaway in Northbrook.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food was great - we had the caprese salad and caesar salad to start and double pork chop (enormous portion) and the sea bass (vesuvio style) for our main courses. We were seated promptly and food came out quickly. As the restaurant got busy our server seemed a little flustered (forgot to bring us bread, took away silverware with salads and didn't replace it) but these items were quickly rectified when we mentioned them. Water and wine glasses were refilled regularly, which was appreciated. Complimentary birthday tiramisu was a nice touch (also delicious). The complimentary valet was also very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Been here many times. Food, wine and service always top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FABULOUS!
    Beeninthebusiness
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    One of the best restaurants in the Chicago area. Great recommendations from the staff and owner. Everything was perfect. We had reservations and were seated timely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mickeykVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    5 STAR dinning experience--Outstanding entrees, delicious wine and superb service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Drim1
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Cafe Lucci has always been our "go to" restaurant! We know that when we have been seated, we will get primo service, sublime food and sinfully good desserts! The only restaurant that we know of that can be that consistent, all of the time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    brendabVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The scallop and mushroom appetizer was one of the best I have ever eaten. The fish stew over pasta was enough for two to share, which our waiter recommended. We appreciated that. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome back!
    Alvin1VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Valet parking a plus & the valet parker was most accommodating. Reservation honored-good start. Menu varied, sufficient selections. Salads very fresh and tasty. Sufficient variety of salad dressings. All four entrees were presented, very eye appealing and portions were most appropriate. Server periodically checked with us as to any needs we might have and without interrupting our dining experience or opportunity to just talk. He was certainly attentive to our needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Only one table was occupied when we were seated. The restaurant did completely fill up over the next 30 minutes. The party of men adjacent to us was seated after us and had water bread and drinks coming before anyone had even spoken to us. Our group of women was totally ignored for 10 minutes. The service remained horrible the entire evening. We had to flag someone down to refill our drinks.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian food!
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have been to Café Lucci, several times and it never disappoints! Always delicious food and great wine list! Prices are within budget and a good value! We even booked the Wine Room for a private party in December, Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the food and service
    dining50s
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Very efficient service combined with excellent food made this a very enjoyable dinner. Started out with the appetizer of scallops, very tender and a great sauce to flavor it. The mushroom soup and corn bisque was great. We had the eggplant parmesan, cavatelli contadina, pollo giambotta, and the pumpkin ravioli. All of the entrees were superb and very tasty. The service was great, never had to wait for ice tea refills or dessert or the check. We had tufano, banana coconut cake and the chocolate fantastia. Definitely will be back, great place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Lucci
    B17pilot
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I had their Halibut special for dinner. The service, food, menu, and ambiance were all TOP NOTCH!! The on-line reservation worked well. I would recommend making a reservation. Also, the complimentary valet parking was very nice! I will go back for a repeat experience, and is live in Montana!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Long Time Favorite
    Florian
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Cafe Lucci has sustained. And with good reason. The food is always very good and consistent. Don't be afraid to try something new here. Over decades we have enjoyed dining here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT EVENING!
    Maxie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Second time having dinner - lunch a few times and attended a private anniversary party years ago. Most recently there were 7 of us for dinner and we all thoroughly enjoyed our dinner as well as the left-overs the following day. Highly recommend for excellent food and courteous service. Also complimentary valet parking. Definitely go and ENJOY!!! Maxie
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food and large portion!
    jusy
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    great place for special occasion. one of the waiter seemed a lil annoyed with us but overall the service was good. food was amazing and HUGE PORTION!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food and service were excellent! Clean environment and servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family Reunion
    oftendiner1
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I slected Cafe Lucci based on a trip advisor review. It was a great experience for food and wine! I had my cousins meet me as a midpoint and was very satisfied with the restaurant. We will drive the hour from Crete to dine again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local restaurant!
    Beep
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We were in town for a seminar and our hotel recommend Cafe Lucci. We were so glad they did! The food and service were amazing, the owner even came around to make sure everything was good, he also thanked us for coming and held the door open for us on the way out. I highly recommend visiting Cafe Lucci when you are in the Chicago area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will
    Will
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Cafe Lucci never disappoints. We've been here 3 or 4 times. Each time better than the last time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We always enjoy our meals at Cafe Lucci. The food is outstanding and the service is very good. What really puts it over the top with me is the BYOB policy - I have way too much wine at home and it's great to be able to bring a really nice bottle and only pay corkage.
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  • Always good
    takeme80sVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The garlic is delish, the pasta is fresh, the mussels were huge... all around a great meal every single time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cafe Lucci
    ChipaverVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    GREAT dinner. Good menu selection. Many wines by the glass. Food was prepared just right. Bobby came by to open&decanter the wine. No short comings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still Outstanding
    furs4u
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    After not going here for over 10 years because a close friend I used to dine with regularly had passed, I realized what I was missing. The food, the ambiance, the service was still as good as before, and now I shall continue to celebrate our friendship with regular visits.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great
    murcd
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great service with high quality food and wine. Owner checks in on every table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outrageously fantastic
    auntieE
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Must have baked clams and the skirt steak fugo style. It's garlic and oil with red and green jalapeños and vesuvius potatoes. Also gnocchi in the duck ragu. Too good for words.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AuntieC
    AuntieCVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Excellent specials offered every day. Food is excellently prepared, and service is great. Both I and my sister-in-law enjoyed delicious fish entrees, cooked perfectly, moist and seasoned very well. We celebrate many holidays and special occasions at Café Lucci and have always had a relaxing time and enjoyed great meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good but $$$
    NIKKI
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    While we felt the food was very good, the cost was rather high for Italian food. Most of the Specials were in the High $20 to mid $30 range. The thing that we were most surprised with was the cost of their wine. We are red wine drinkers and have found very good bottles of wine for $30 to $40 in many restaurants but, here, you couldn't touch a bottle for under $55 which is what we had. It was a good California Pinot Noir but we know you can get as good or better for much less. For us the wine cost alone will make this restaurant a special occasion place only.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    friendVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Always good food and excellent service. We have a favorite waiter and I have to ask his name. But the best part is that you can have a conversation, especially if you are in the back room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Italian At Its Best
    debs13VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food at Cafe Lucci was fabulous. They start you off with a crusty bread basket filled with their mashed garlic spread and giardinera. You can eat that for lunch alone. THe eggplant parmagiana was out of this world, with just the right amount of cheese and sauce. Something different is the gnocci with mushroom sauce, delicious. End with a cappuccino and a chocolate tulip filled with berries.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice local spot
    Quincy
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is very good Italian food at a very reasonable price for the Chicago area. The main dining room was quite noisy, but only takes on large noisy table to dive the level up. We try to stop here whenever we are passing Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently the best ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    No matter what we order, the food is by far the best Italian around. Staff is friendly and knowledgable and goes to all lengths to please. I would recommend Cafe Lucci to anyone who knows fine dining and wants to be impressed!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Lucci Review
    diningstarVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Dinner was very good at Cafe Lucci. We were celebrating a birthday with friends and therestaurant made the evening extra special with a lovely dessert. The service is always professional, personable and efficient. We have been going to Cafe Lucci since they have been in Glenview. We always enjoy the good Italian food and extensive wine choices. It is a neighborhood gem and will continue to recommend it to others...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to Impress!
    mjmtx18VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Café Lucci is a great place. The food is always good and the service outstanding and friendly. My guests and I have never been disappointed. They are truly on top of their game. Thank you for another great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    vanillaman
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had a great meal on Wednesday night. Bobby was a great help in selecting a wine that was absolutely outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not expected
    Kris
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This adorable little restaurant is somewhere you would never expect, along the busy road. The ambiance was fantastic, however the "special" I tried was not as great as it sounded (the lamb filled large tortelli with tomato sauce.) The rest of the party was delighted with their menu selections and I will try to remember to stick to what is on the menu next time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful place to dine
    cookie
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Cafe Lucci is lovely, friendly, excellent place to dine. The staff is very accommodating and knowledgeable, the food is always delirious, and the wine list is top rate. I would recommend Cafe Lucci to anyone that is looking for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Romantic and different. We ordered the brazed lamb (not on menu) and chicken on red sauce. Special order. Worth every it all.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.