Cafe Lucci
Cafe Lucci

Cafe Lucci

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafelucci.com/
  • Phone: 8477292268x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Cafe Lucci reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (59)special occasion (53)fit for foodies (49)notable wine list (44)good for groups (35)romantic (24)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (10)great for lunch (10)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (5)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
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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.
  • I lucked out
    SethVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    In Northfield overnight for business and needed a spot to eat. Hotel people gave me Italian chain places which I didn't want and found this winner through Opentable. Down home neighborhood resturant. Engaging waiter, great selections and specials with just the right guidance. Everything was fresh, very tasty, terrific service all at a reasonable price. Local to out of town dint walk, run! Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • L. Schweizer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Good appetizers, drinks and food. Enjoyed our entire experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superior
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The host went out of his way to get us something that was no longer on the menu but was served at their other restaurant. They had it sent to Café Lucci and it was served the way it had always been served. It was one of the reasons we decided to go to the restaurant to celebrate my birthday. Our waiter was very attentive and made suggestions based on what we told him we liked. The food was outstanding and I would highly recommend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian that Lives Up to Its Rep
    Professore
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Found Cafe Lucci while in Skoikie on business. We needed an established Italian place with old world charm. Lucci fit the bill, and the interior, while dark and warm and full of ambiance, has been remodeled to keep up with the times. Impeccable service, great food - pasta, eggplant Parmesan, salads, all tasteful and plentiful. We received a complementary glass of limoncello from the owner. This is one of the best Italian meals we've had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quaint
    Jane
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Nice local restaurant with fresh seafood. Ate the spaghettini with clams/mussels in white wine sauce. Wine was decent although we had pino grigio to start and ordered seconds... waiter brought chardonnay instead. Also got a free dessert. Ambience is a little dark. Parking is a little tricky if there are many cars - they have free valet service to help out.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    KTorrence
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    First experience at Cafe Lucci for my grandmother's birthday dinner. The food was very good and the service was impeccable. We very much appreciated our waiter and staff as they were all very attentive. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AuntieC
    AuntieCVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great selection of daily specials. Service is friendly & attentive; wait-staff very knowledgeable of menu. My husband & I enjoy celebrating birthdays and anniversaries at Café Lucci, as well as Thanksgiving and Easter holiday dinners there. They do a great job accommodating large family groups for celebrations. Excellent fish dishes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    great on all accounts. Ask for the bobby's tasting menu, you cant' go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still going strong
    Likes2dine
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Had our wedding rehearsal dinner here 25 years ago and then moved from the area, I had the chance to go there again recently and the food and service were wonderful. Highly recommend, you won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    friendVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We love coming here and find it consistently good. The chef is willing to be flexible about accommodating preferences, too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good
    Florian
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We have returned to Cafe Lucci for decades because of their consistently great food and service. They never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Excellent
    rjf49VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Been coming here for years--never disappoints. The best Italian food in the North Suburbs. Service always attentive. Bobby really knows how to make his guests feel "at home".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and great service
    Hensel310VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    First visit to Cafe Lucci. Zagat gave good marks to this resto so I gambled and took my pal to lunch for her birthday. We were not disappointed. Lovely old school place. Great menu, nice wine list and the service is outstanding. We split an arugula and a seafood salad...both were quite large. Tons of seafood on the salad. Our waiter served my pal a giant piece of tiramisu with a candle at no charge. Unheard of in this day and age. Big points for that. The prices are extremely fair for the large portions. All in all, I would recommend to all and return for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little Italian Place
    GreznerVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This was our second time at Cafe Lucci in the past month. Both times our service was excellent and the food was outstanding. This is not a "foodie" place, but it is really good traditional Italian in a relaxed setting. First time I came was a family event, this time I brought two young business colleagues. Everyone at both visits praised the food and service. This is now my "go to" Italian option in suburban Chicago. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A customer is a customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    If a restaurant is wanting to close early, then a reservation should not be allowed to be made. Once a customer arrives at your dining establishment, they shouldn't be treated differently because you were hoping to close early. Feeling welcomed is important.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucci on July 1
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Great food and very nice ambience. Tiramisu is a must for desert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    LauraM
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Cafe Lucci was a wonderful evening out with friends. Staff very welcoming and accommodating. The food was delicious. Even though it was a stormy night outside inside was inviting. One item to mention is the acoustics within the restaurant. It can get very noisy and voices carries very easily.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I remembering coming to this place with my parents, I recently moved back to area and the food and service was great. In fact our waiter conrad still remembered us! That's always a plus.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Wish it was closer to my neighborhood; I'd be back weekly! Everything we had was absolutely delicious, including the complementary bread with toppings. This is not some old school Italian restaurant where all the dishes taste like a small variation on the the same sauce. Each dish we had was unique in its flavor profile, and beautifully prepared. Homemade pasta some of the best I've had; and how often do you get scallops in a pasta sauce that are good enough to stand alone as a dish? Traditional old-world service was professional and spot-on, but still warm and welcoming. Ambience only misses a little from the exterior appearance of the building/area; the interior is very classy and in keeping with the entire experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great suburban Italian option
    GreznerVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We have been looking for a good option for Italian food since we moved to the Chicago suburbs about 2 years ago. This is finally it. Cafe Lucci is an "old school" Italian restaurant with some new touches (they are getting into kale). Service was outstanding, food we excellent and even the valet parking team worked to make sure we felt welcome. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst Service Ever
    GrubChick
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Our server Eddie/Edi? not sure how to spell his name literally ruined Father's Day. Worst server EVER! And I've seen bad servers I've worked in restaurants and bars for almost 20 years. Rude, crabby, inattentive and turned our table in about 45 minutes start to finish instead of fostering a fine dining experience. After all the wonderful evenings we've had at Cafe Lucci, he ruined our fondness for it and we will not be returning. I sent an email to Cafe Lucci yesterday and as of today have received no response. So that's that. It's a shame, we were really looking forward to Father's Day.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Customizable
    SemiFoodie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Extensive menu with something for everyone, plus more on the specials menu. Excellent wine menu and the owner gladly will help with pairings. One member of our party cannot tolerate pepper in any form or amount. When we asked if it could be made that way of course it was not a problem - all orders are prepared after ordering so, the request was easily handled. One couple wanted to share both a primi and secondi - another accommodation done without a fuss. Be careful - the bread is wonderful and with soup/salad included on most entrees it's easy to fill up before the meal arrives. We brought home enough "take away" for a tasty lunch the next day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay Italian Place
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our party of four enjoyed the fairly traditional Italian food. Service was slow because it was so crowded so that is a good sign. My ravioli was stuffed with broccolini and sausage and it was very tasty. My husband's steak was done to perfection and our guests' grouper was excellent. Appetizer salads were not good, filled with lettuce and not much else. Dessert was a disappointment as the "home made" cake tasted like bought cake.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Amazing
    Ivy1
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I love this restaurant. The food is delicious - and they'll prepare it any way you like if you want to deviate from the menu and specials. The service is warm and friendly and the owner personally cares about each table. We just celebrated my son's birthday and he left his new headphones there. Not only did they still have them two days later, but they were locked up in the owner's office for safe keeping until we picked them up. But most of all, you can ALWAYS count on a really really great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GarlicVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Café Lucci is a well run Italian restaurant with a wide selection on their menu of traditional and more updated Italian dishes. Portions are ample, so lots of doggy bags are seen leaving the restaurant. The food is well prepared and soup or salad accompanies the main dishes. I would suggest that diners are careful to ask the server how thee dishes are prepared and served including sauces and sides. It eliminates the surprise. their gelato is outstanding. It is a bit off the beaten path, but worth the ride once in a while.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • csas
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Another fabulous evening spent at Café Lucci. The food is amazing and the staff even more so. The best!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience as always
    Billy
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The food and service are always great at Cafe Lucci. We've dined there many times in the past 13 years and have never been disappointed. The owner Bobbie makes everyone feel as they are the most important customer in the restaurant. We celebrated my daughter's graduation and we were served several desserts for the entire table courtesy of Bobbie...not necessary, but very much appreciated. We will continue to frequent Cafe Lucci.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • valentinesdayVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Very crowded when we arrived, no room in the bar where they had asked us to wait, but the bar cleared quickly & we had a drink before we were seated, about 15 - 20 minutes after our reservation! Excellent food, good service, and a complimentary dessert, - a lovely evening!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicioso
    sandy
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We made a 7pm reservation Saturday night -- prime time -- so the restaurant was crowded and noisy with diners enjoying their evening. Our waiter was very attentive even after we got our drinks and said we'd like to catch up first before ordering. My friend ordered veal Grappino and loved it while I asked for an off-menu selection of veal limone. They accommodated me and it was also just delicious. Both came with a side of pasta perfectly al dente. Food and service have always been good here, but the ambience is only so-so with two long rooms packed with tables in low light. A great spot you can trust to serve great food.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Family Dinners
    SRQKraftiGal
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We had a large family group that went here for dinner. The food is excellent. The wine by the glass was not and we sent 1 glass back. The wait staff was most attentive, however, one waiter did get a few things mixed up. We have eaten here before & greatly enjoyed the food both times. Despite the problem with the wine, we would still come back here to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another perfect experience
    JC427VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Always love their authentic Italian cuisine. Bobby is the consummate host always making every guest feel special. The portions are generous and the taste is flavorful. I love bringing first time guests and out of towners there since I get all the credit for finding such a gem of a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This has been our special occasion spot for years. We love coming here, the owners, waiters and bartenders all know us. The food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BendyVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Everything I expect from an excellent resturant and more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic