Casa Luca
Casa Luca

Casa Luca

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.casalucadc.com/
  • Phone: 2026281099x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon – Thur 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
    Fri 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
    Sat 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Open Sundays 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Fabio Trabocchi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking for dinner only
A word from Casa Luca
Casa Luca is Fabio and Maria Trabocchi’s casual osteria celebrating the rustic spirit and traditional recipes of the Marche region of Italy. Whether you are hosting a family event, enjoying a date night, or a working a power lunch, Casa Luca offers many choices to customize your meal.

Casa Luca has unique Italian wines on tap (available nowhere else!) and a cellar selection from Italy, Spain and California. Our approach to wine is accessibility, quality and variety to encourage unfettered enjoyment. Our bar features beers on tap, cocktails a large selection of classic Italian amari – including Varnelli and Meletti, both from Le Marche – and other digestivi, as well as grappa and many other Italian liqueurs.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Casa Luca reviews from OpenTable diners
312 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (189)special occasion (109)notable wine list (83)neighborhood gem (76)great for lunch (73)great for outdoor dining (71)romantic (65)good for groups (51)hot spot (36)vibrant bar scene (34)kid-friendly (26)late-night find (11)great for brunch (9)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Splendid!
    BenjVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Casa Luca is a sophisticated, exceptional restaurant, with creative, delicious courses, e.g., wonderful gazpacho and tortilini, served thoughtfully and attentively. Best luck with it - fits well with the excellent affiliates in DC!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Dinner was good but not as good as you will think dining in one of the top restaurant in Dc Service was top notch Dessert amazing Will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Fabio and his staff!
    Love2eat
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Fabio Trabocchi has been one of my favorite chefs since his time in Maestro. I was sad to see him move to NY and am happy to have him back in DC. He has a fabulous staff that makes it going to his restaurants not only a treat for good food but excellent service. Thanks Josue, TJ and Marlon for a wonderful time at Casa Luca!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    CRL61
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Ordered from the restaurant week menu and was not disappointed. We enjoyed all the courses but especially the greens and fruits salad. What an absolutely wonderful mix of flavors.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is wonderful...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went here for restaurant week and had the Prix Fix menu. Every aspect of the meal was fabulous from the food itself to the service and wine. I would highly recommend giving this place a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casa Luca Restaurant Week
    tm2000VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Enjoyed a nice three course RW dinner at Casa Luca. Burrata app, salad with fruit and lettuces, cod, steak and desserts. All the dishes delicious. Noise level (between the music and bar) was pretty loud, thus the lower rating on the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, bad table ...
    ddixel
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My boyfriend and I faced restaurant week and dined here. The food was excellent the ambiance not so much. It could have been that restaurant week made the dining less than desirable so we may give Casa Luca another shot but I wasn't impressed. I had the lamb, he had the gnocchi, both were delicious! The wine pairing with the lamb suggested by the General Manager was excellent! We may go again, sans the restaurant week crowd Casa Luca may be a nice spot for regular dining.
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  • best service ever
    papayaMLVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    felt like special guests of the management. it was amazing! will definitely be back (and checking for squid ink pasta!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    i had read the reviews and was looking forward to dining at Casa Luca. Was very disappointed and was not impressed
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • slightly off
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I like good food and this qualifies. But for the considerable expense, I expect appropriate course spacing. I felt quite rushed (and it wasn't like they needed my table). My husband noticed but wasn't bothered by this but obviously I was.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • From Sad to Happy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The evening started out somewhat badly - we had a 7:30 reservation but were not seated until after 8:00, and only after having to ask about our table. The service at the table was lacking until the manager stepped in and suddenly, our evening got much better. the food is very good, so we would love to come back and try again. Due to the wonderful attentiveness of the manager, our evening ended quite well. With all the choices in this city, it was nice to see a restaurant go that extra mile to improve an evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food!
    Webstone
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Good Gazpacho, roasted chicken was juicy and I can't stop eating corn that came with it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bummed
    Ksmess
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I have twice eaten here. Once with a group of ten and this lat week Both times the food was not prepared with any attention. For instance, I am not a "salt person" I add very little when I cook and never as to a dish at the table. I needed a lot if it to get into my pasta. The steak was a beautiful cut if meat but bland. Perhaps my expectations were too high. But given the family this restaurant was born from and the prices, I think not
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    HappyDiners
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My wife and I went on our anniversary (which fell during restaurant week this year) and we could not have asked for a better experience! The service was exceptional and the food was delicious. I look forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional services
    Skratina18
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Exceptional services! All restaurant personnel are very nice and professional. The food is awesome, some products are directly imported from Italy. The outdoor dining is pleasant. I highly recommend this restaurant, for me, one of the best in DC! I will go back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Dined there for restaurant week. The portions were a bit on the small side, still very tasty. Maybe they scale portion size down for restaurant week? Service is a little slow, could be more attentive.
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  • Not very Vege-friendly
    VegeYum
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We went during restaurant week to enjoy the good deal. Unfortunately they had no vegetarian options on the restaurant week menu so we had to order from the normal menu which only had one vegetarian entree. That entree was amazing! It was a ravioli with a zesty sauce. We definitely enjoyed our meal, but probably won't return anytime soon because of the limited vege options.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll Be Back
    CapitolHillVictorian
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    First time at Casa Luca; we are big fans of parent restaurant Fiola. Restaurant Week menu was excellent; though choices were quite limited - but that just made us want to return to sample the regular offerings. Super fresh ingredients, skilled presentation, prepared just right - all around superb (fruit and greens salad, soft-shell crab and garbanzo puree, panna cotta with berry sauce & granita). More casual atmosphere and waiters not as skilled or engaged, compared with Fiola, but that was fine; definitely want to return for the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Real Italian
    ProntomacVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had a very nice special evening for a little celebration. Everything was very nice, and we even had the Rest Week Menu with an added pasta portion. While all the food was excellent, the RW steak was out of sight ( with rosemary )--just outstanding and perfectly cooked. The management of this restaurant is top notch--and that makes it easier for the kitchen to deliver it promise. We like Casa Luca very much and always ready to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    RestaurantWk
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I thought the restaurant was very nice - it looked great and smelled great and the ambiance was good. However, I ordered the "Homemade Fuccilli Pasta" for my dinner - and it tasted like boxed spiral pasta. I understand that we are receiving a deal for restaurant week - but they should not be advertising homemade when it is clearly not. It was a bit upsetting and this incident has deterred me from going back there during non-restaurant week times.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Foodlover
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Not all Restaurant Week experiences are indicative of a restaurant's normal functioning, but Casa Luca was disappointing enough to not merit a return visit. The food was mediocre, as was the service. The most disappointing was the exceptionally poor house-made pasta. I was very excited to try it and very let down by the results--it was hard and tasteless and smothered by the cacio. The ambience was nice and it wasn't overly noisy, which was a relief, especially compared to similar restaurants, but I was not impressed enough to return.
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  • Wonderful Authentic Italian Fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I loved the fantastic ingredients in this food and great care taken in assembling flavors and creating a beautiful presentation. Our server was delightful but there was a little confusion due to busy-ness during Restaurant Week. Also, the music was pretty loud and thumpy. I would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luv2lunch
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I always enjoy lunch at Casa Luca. Good variety, innovative specials and delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Late Nght Spot
    DSergiVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is a great little late night find. We arrived at 10:30 and it was obvious that we were the last table to be seated. However we were never rushed by the attentive staff and were made to feel very welcome. The anti pasta was average with a limited selection of meat- mortadella. The cheeses were nicely aged and the tomato and mozarella was decent. The wine list is limited but well chosen
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Was in DC for a convention and walked over from hotel. What a lucky walk that turned out to be. Was a really nice evening so was able to sit outside. Bruschetta - awesome. We shared two small pastas - the Ravioli San Leo - really, really good. I couldn have ate an entire portion myself. The other was Fusilli with burrata - very good but I still dream of the ravioli. Also split monkfish, very nice. Went with the cheese for dessert which is always a good bet. Service was excellent as well. Oh, and someone at the table next to ours ordered the squid ink pasta, and it looked like he was really enjoying it. Too bad my dinning mate was alergic or I would have ordered that!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great every time! Never fails to surpass even the last visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion
    MamaRVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were in from L.A. for the weekend and celebrated my husband's birthday at Casa Luca. They brought us a delicious dessert, and 2 glasses of their special Raspberry 'Cello, all on the house. Very attentive staff, too. Will definitely return when in DC again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just great place, had dinner at bar
    Edu1956
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food and service was excellent!!the bar tender was friendly...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OmarVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great restaurant. Another one of Fabio's marvelous places. We went for lunch and my wife and I loved it. The food was just fantastic, the paperdelle with duck sauce a real treat. The risotto very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great ambience
    Bill
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food was spectacular, and the lighting was also really good. It made for a very nice dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I'm a regular!
    BacciVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My favorite spot for lunch and dinner. The service is perfect - well trained and knowledgable staff. The food is flavorable, very well presented and drives you to come back. I had the grilled branzino - flacky, nicely seasoned on a bed of sauted greens - perfect portion for lunch. I will be back to enjoy another meal by Chef Fabio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a really nice restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I have now been to Casa Luca twice for lunch and both times the food was impeccable - seasonal, so tasty -- and the service was great! I had the lovliest green salad with thin slices of stone fruit, pistachio and decadent spaghetti carbonara the most recent time, and a wedge of the chard tart and zucchini in a fresh tomato sauce the first time. Both meals were just delicious! Sorry my office is moving further away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the food and would go back
    jweinstein
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We requested a table where we could have conversation & were seated in a lovely quiet room in the back.Waiter recommended a great red wine that we enjoyed, but surprised there was no pinot noir on the list. The piece of white pre-sliced bread that was served was lack luster and cold no butter or olive oil was served with it.We looked at each other hoping the food would be better.The food was excellent!We ordered blanco pizza, lobster & farrow salad,Summer Misto salad,Seafood polenta for 2 & Potato gnocchi w/duck confit.The cannoli was outstanding & so was the Gelato.Unfortunately the coffees & Cappuccinos were cold, we sent them back & came back cold. We still loved our dinner and would go back.They need to work on the bread and the coffee.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impeccable service & delicious!
    Agpe2578
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Rarely are we happy with both the service and quality of food at Washington area restaurants. Casa Luca delivers! We ventured out for dinner with a two month old baby and the manager, staff, and hostess were incredibly accommodating to our needs given the little one (a table outside--the restaurant was packed and a bit too noisy) and friendly. The dinner was wonderful--I enjoyed a cold gazpacho soup with fried squash blossoms, and we split a delectable ravioli san leo with a zesty lemon flavor. The meat and fish entrees were wonderful too! Thank you Casa Luca for a wonderful meal, we'll be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Pleasure
    ProntomacVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We visit Casa Luca about every six weeks or so and thoroughly enjoy the bar when it is not too crowded, and always dinner at their many nice tables. The senior staff and servers are all professional and engaged with the customers, and the restaurant manager is on the spot with everything. We enjoyed pasta selections and a variety of smaller dishes so we could eat "tapas" style. Everything was great as always.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious cuisine & great service!
    DiscerningDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a "pasta tasting" – with half portions of all the delicious, varied homemade pasta dishes. Each was tasty but the melt-in-your mouth gnocchi & heavenly gnocchi were true standouts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I were visiting DC and search for an Italian restaurant close to our hotel and Casa Luca was first on the list. The place was okay, we didn't dress up for dinner since we just came back from our tour. The place is beautiful but the tables are too close to each other that you can hear the conversation of the people sitting next to you. The food was okay but a little bit pricey for the serving size, menu is limited. We were not happy with the waiter, he didn't come and check on us during the course of dinner, but he did to the other 2 tables next to us. Overall, not happy.
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  • Beeauuutifuuul
    tomPVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I have been at Casa Luca in all seasons but I think in the Summer when they match their menu to the season beautifully, I think my favorite. Their food is absolutely excellent but also the presentation, the colors- the deep red of the peach, dark green of the avocado is more pronounced than at other spots. This time sat outside, and I note even at fine restaurants in the city, the level of service decreases when you sit outside. At Casa Luca the other day, the service was excellent. There are lots of good Italian restaurants in this town at the moment, but Casa Luca is a "Gem".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casa Luca Review
    tcs112
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Service was friendly and attentive. The food was great - pasta cooked perfectly al dente and dishes were traditional, but also had a unique element and flavor mixed in to make it more modern. One of the best Italian places I've been to in DC.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Fabulous dinner once again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This was only our second time for dinner here but certainly won't be our last! Another rare break from summer heat and humidity allowed us to sit outside which was delightful. My husband had the caeser salad,which is a different take on the ordinary caeser , very unique and delicious. I had the heirloom tomatoes with stracciatella and pesto, wonderful! Entrees were the Branzino for him and the pasta puttanesca for me. The fish was cooked perfectly and presented beautifully, my pasta was perfect. We had the same server as before, Diaz, who is fantastic! Very knowledgeable, professional, and a delightful personality. We also talked quite a bit to the manager Josue who is very interesting, a hard working young man that does whatever it takes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet