La Luce
La Luce

La Luce

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.laluceorlando.com/
  • Phone: 4075973676x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Serving Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Donna Scala
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Convenient valet parking is available with validation. Self-parking is complimentary for the first three hours, with validation.
A word from La Luce
Famed Napa Valley restaurateur Donna Scala has created one of Orlando’s hottest new restaurants with La Luce®, serving Italian favorites -- including homemade pasta, flatbread pizzas and dreamy regional specialties -- all inspired by traditional family recipes that have been perfected through the generations.



Orlando magazine food critic Joseph Hayes said La Luce (pronounced lah-looch-ay) has placed the hotel on “Orlando’s culinary map,” proclaiming it one of the city’s best new restaurants. And his enthusiasm didn’t center solely on its “tasty and quirky” (his words) regional Italian fare, either. He was equally impressed with the service: “it’s as crisp as the bed linens in the hotel upstairs,” he raved.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
La Luce reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (52)special occasion (48)good for groups (37)romantic (35)great for outdoor dining (31)notable wine list (24)scenic view (19)kid-friendly (17)hot spot (9)neighborhood gem (8)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great place while on vacation!
    Kenmore534VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Great Italian meal while on vacation staying at the Hilton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lived up to expectations
    x2xrt
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    La Luce came highly recommended for the food and it did not disappoint. The meal was well-paced and each course was very good. I hesitate to order fish sometimes because it might come out dry and overcooked. The Grouper special I had was outstanding. Cooked to perfection, seared and moist. My wife's pasta dish was good but not outstanding. It was the Pappadrelle? pasta with duck and meat sauce. Not a lot of Duck taste. Will try the Ravioli on next visit. Salad was creative with goat cheese, avocado and etc. Butterscotch pudding dessert was also quite good. Service was impeccable, attentive but not obsequious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    loveau
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    So delicious! We had the magical dining menu Everything was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique dishes and great atmosphere
    WeAreDinning
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Loved the food selection. The Lamb meatballs had excellent flavor and paired well with eggplant and pasta. Deseret were excellent and great drink selection Servers were very attentive and made the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    PACE
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We brought friends who were celebrating their anniversary. Wow, the service was outstanding and the food perfect! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Celebration
    luv2dineOviedo
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I stayed at the Waldorf for our anniversary and reserved a table at La Luce based on several reviews. On the positive side, the waitress was very friendly and extremely informative. We had a nice booth with large pillow and the lighting was dim and romantic. The food was good. We had the bruschetta but it didn't have any flavor. My husband loved the salmon dish and I enjoyed the roasted chicken. The downside to the entire evening was the wait for food. It took 30 minutes for appetizer and over 40 minutes for the dinner. We did complain to the waitress and she didn't charge us for the drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great
    Bugsi
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We cannot fault the food or the waitress service ...but we had to wait 1 hour between appitizer and main course. Only the server apologised ...no apoligy from managment ...ate in the hard rock the evening after my steak had not been cooked to my liking it hadn't even left the table and the manager had apologised ...lessons to be learned ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back
    Colewa
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    For our appetizers we choose Barbabietole Salad and Bruschetta. The salad mixed very well with the flavor profile. The classic Bruschetta was deliciously different. For the entrée I chose Chicken Alla Diavola. This spicy roasted chicken was the best prepared and flavorful chicken dish I have tasted. The spice was a little hot but the heat did not last and was a welcome change to the normal bland restaurant chicken. My wife had the Seared Salmon Filet with potato purée and was equally delicious. Service at La Luce was better than I have seen in a while. Our team of servers was on top of the table and meet our need with excellent timing of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diane
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    great food good food, loved the fried olives. We ate there twice during a recent Assistance League conference. The beet salad was much smaller in portion the second night which was a Friday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    Jenn
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We dined as a group of 6 women in town for a conference. We sat outside, had a very good meal. Our waiter was very attentive, made great suggestions and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Janey
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I was impressed that the restaurant was able to handle several large groups with such ease. The staff was very friendly even in a very busy situation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food & service
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Excellent presentation, fried olives are fab! Butterscotch pudding is a treat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    it was a wonderful dining experience, the restaurant looks great, food was fantastic, and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have dined here before and always had an enjoyable meal. The service was very attentive. My wife had the lamb meatballs and I had the lamb shank. Both dishes were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the Food - Hate the Chairs!
    Orbis40
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Pros: The best food ever!!! Wonderful staff and beautiful restaurant. Cons: It took a little longer for someone in the staff come and take my order. I had made a reservation and specifically asked (and was confirmed) for a window table, but when I got into the restaurant it did not happen... But the main thing is that La Luce's dining chairs are the most uncomfortable ones ever! One can feel the wood in his/her legs while sitting.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too stuffy!
    Firsttime
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I have been in a more fone dining restaurant and they're not as stuffy as the staff here at La Luce. The food were not that great, so the other reviews were not accurate. Was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!
    Ilovegoodfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was fantastic! Old school Italian taste with great presentation! The service was friendly and very quick yet we were not rushed at all. Will definitely dine there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    DMC1
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    La Luce tries hard, but it's not outstanding in any way. Atmosphere is very much part of the hotel, although they spice it up with art and a flaming pizza oven. Maybe for central Florida it's decent, but if you're from Boston, NYC, Philly or anywhere else with Italian neighborhoods you can find this anywhere. The butterscotch pudding was good, and the bolognese was decent. Nothing was bad, butI'd recommend Il Mulino up the street at the Swan for much better.
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  • Local Regulars
    GreatfoodfbVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We are locals , and have never been dissaponted . Excellent service , and great food .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We're hooked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    One of the waiters, from Italy, assured us it was the best pizza in town ... all while we were dining on the ravioli, which is, hands down, the best on the planet as well. On this, our second trip here in two weeks, we tried the pizza. The waiters don't lie. The margherita was outstanding, but the quattro formaggi (w/ prosciutto) blew us away. We can't wait for trip No. 3 to try the speck pizza and the hot Italian. This could become a regular addiction.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Third time-still perfect
    TMKPVBVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Every person in my party raved about their food. Each bite was more delightful than the last. Interesting combinations, perfectly prepared. Changes no problem. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great hotel find
    BB13
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    In Bonnet Creek Hilton. Some lobby remodeling going on now for a few months but restaurant is unaffected for the most part.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian
    Wine4guyVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great food. Gianni out waiter was superb! Our second visit, both times it has been outstanding.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply put: Amazing Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We can't wait to go back to try the wood-fired pizza. The ravioli is hands-down, show-stopping outstanding. The seasonal salads are tremendous. We've had two terrific meals here and are looking forward to the next.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I was very disappointed in the food and service. I ordered fish and it came out overcooked. Our reservations were for 6:30 PM and we did not finish until 10:15 PM. Service was incredibly slow.
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  • Great Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We were staying about 20 min away at another hotel but made the drive over based on the positive online reviews. Totally worth the drive. Had 3 adults & 3 little girls with us and the roomy booth was perfect for our group. Staff was super friendly and attentive from the moment we pulled into valet to the end of our meal. Oh and the food was beyond outstanding. Best bolognese ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, great service`
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Rachel is an amazing server - ask for her when you go! Friendly, attentive, funny and VERY knowledgeable. Be sure to try the butterscotch pudding (heavenly!) and the Western Peach Lemonade cocktail. The braised lamb shank is also not to be missed! Deborah made me the most delicious martini I have EVER had (and I used to be a bartender...so I've sampled quite a few!) Rachel the assistant manager was lovely - friendly, warm, and inviting. I was there celebrating a special occasion and the entire staff really went out of their way to make my experience more than memorable. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third time not a charm
    bettercook
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was our third time at La Luce and our second time entertaining clients at this location. Although the staff is friendly and the service is good, this is the second time we have had issues with the food. With such a sterling reputation and so much attention to staff training, it's pathetic that a dried out entree would be served to two people at a table and, although supposedly full of mushrooms and flavor, be tasteless and have only a few mushrooms. This was a huge error. We will try another restaurant at this location the next time we stay at the Waldorf.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ganni, our waiter, was awesome!
    AaronV
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our waiter, Ganni, was one of the best waiters I have had in a long time. He really knows how to take care of a table. I havent had a Caesar salad that good in a very long time also. Everything was made from scratch and tasted delicious. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Edward
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great time. We split an appetizer, a salad and then ordered a pizza per person due to the excellent waitress saying they were only six pieces...however, we should have split one. Received a tiramasu for our anniversary -- if you love this dessert, you will love this selection. My wife did not and ordered their peach specialty that comes with almond ice cream -- exceptional dessert. We had a nice time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must Try!
    Connie69
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We recently tried La Luce while in Orlando. What a pleasant surprise! We ate inside however there is outside dining available. The restaurant overlooks the hotel floating river pool, the golf course and Wal Disney World in the distance. We were even able to see some of the fireworks. This is wonderful Italian cuisine. At our table we had the Ravioli with lemon sauce and the Italian sausage pizza. The ravioli and sauce were outstanding. The pizza is thin crust so be aware of that when ordering. If you try this restaurant you MUST have dessert. The Butterscotch Pudding is from scratch and has Scotch in it. Desserts are large and can easily be shared. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    My wife and I dined here on a weekend getaway. We were sceptical as we have found that hotel restaurants are not always the best. This restaurant was an exception to that rule. Our server was a little green when it came to the wines but she more than made up for it with service. Pasta dishes were amazing and the butterscotch-toffee pudding was decadent. We will be returning when in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The service is good here but the prices are thru the roof.The food is ok but not to scale with the prices.
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    romantic
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  • An excellent evening
    merrymac
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I recently attended a conference at the Hilton and entertained clients at La Luce two nights in a row. Everyone came away very pleased with their meals and the experience as a whole. Both the food and service were excellent. The pork chop and ribeye seemed to be the standout favorites. I would not hesitate to bring clients here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    My girlfriend and I ate at La Luce on Christmas of last year as we were visiting Orlando to go to Disneyworld. We had such a great experience that I brought my girlfriend back here a second time for her birthday. We had another great experienence and our server David did an excellent job. We even received a complimentary dessert because of the special occasion.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner was great but delayed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Dinner took a while to come out. About 45 minutes. There were 5 in the party and one pasta dish was not hot when it arrived. Food was very good. Management was responsive once they realized their oversight. Provided hot pasta dish and 3 desserts without charge. We had the BLT pizza for an appertizer. It was excellent.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for casual, upscale meal
    Lounim
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I needed to find a nice place for my food-obsessed out of town friend, and La Luce was perfect. He enjoyed the fine food, and itbwas casual enough so we could talk and laugh and not worry about being too loud in a stuffy place. There were a bunch of kids there, it is kind of within Disney, but it all made for a good time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • early evening visit with a 3 yr old
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Our review is based on early dining at 6pm as we have a small child, I would hope later in the evening it is more atmospheric as the food is really good.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good experience
    Slp2296
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had dinner at La Luce while staying at the hilton bonnet creek. The restaurant is very modern and elegantly decorated with a nice ambiance. The service was superb! Joe took excellent care of us and made our experience even better than it would have been. He was pleasant, engaging, and knowledgable. I will say, however, that I felt the menu was a bit limited and pricy for the portions (but I guess that is to be expected from hotel restaurants). Nonetheless, dinner was great and the tiramisu was some of the best i've had!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food..even better service!
    strohjVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The food is amazing.. and the service makes you feel like a king!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate