La Luce
La Luce

La Luce

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.laluceorlando.com/
  • Phone: (407) 597-3676
  • 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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La Luce reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (52)special occasion (44)good for groups (39)romantic (27)notable wine list (25)great for outdoor dining (21)scenic view (16)kid-friendly (14)neighborhood gem (7)late-night find (6)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • True west coast-inspired Italian
    TBBestDishesVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    La Luce is the quintessential laid-back yet elegant dining experience - think coastal California, Napa - Italian flair. The food is exceptional; the service is impeccable; the view of the golf course, lakes, and (if you time it right) sunset is perfect. The menu has great standards (don't miss the duck ragu or the meatballs - in fact get the ragu and add a side of meatballs as our waiter wisely recommended). Nice wine list. Excellent dessert (trademark butterscotch pudding but even better is the homemade side of toffee).
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    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best olives ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    We were in Orlando for a conference and made reservations for a dinner party at La Luce. Everything was excellent but what I remember most are the olives. My family is from Abruzzo region of Italy where they make stuffed, fried olives. At La Luce, they make breaded and fried olives which I have never had before and we ate them like popcorn. They were fantastic! Great place, excellent service, wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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  • group event
    rhk1
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I was disappointed with the banquet service. Group was 16 and had to use fixed preplanned menu. Price was inflated compared to menu prices. Dinner served family style and portion of entrees very skimpy. Compared to cost of the fixed menu it was overpriced by about 30-40 %. Set up Spartan. Did not pre order wine given the price, plus a corkage fee and as a result I think our service lagged because we did not buy wine. Ordered ala carte drinks. One Kudo for the beet salad which was outstanding, but the rest of the meal was "meets requirement" grade. I think they rely on the fact that travel to another restaurant for a large group at a conference is too big a hassle and they have a captive audience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome !!!
    Seims
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    It was my husbands birthday and I couldn't have chosen a better Place!! My friends who are doctors from out of town were also impressed with the ambiance as well as the food. We all had a wonderful time and are definitely going back. Valet Parking with no extra charge for parking. Great time!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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  • An outstanding surprise
    Wine4guyVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    When we arrived at the restaurant , we almost left, as it was located inside of a Hilton Hotel, and I had my fill of hotel food . But, we were hungry, and the Open Table ratings did say the food was great, so we waited. A fifteen minute wait, which left me somewhat disgruntled, but our waiter, immediately turned things around. He guided us through the menu, and uncharacteristically didn't recommend the most expensive item on the menu. I can say that this was one of the best meals I ever had. The wine list was very good, and we thought prices were reasonable. The service, cuisine and wine came together for a memorable and outstanding experience. We look forward to returning soon.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Incredible food and ambience
    Disneylovers
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    After a day at the parks and fast food we wanted a nice dinner with some really good food. This is the place. The food was amazing. My wife had the pork chop and I had the steak. Both were melt in your mouth. My older daughter had the salmon and loved it. The kids had pizza and ravioli. Both were off the regular menu so we paid full price for the kids as well. There is not really a kids menu so for younger ones, unless they are used to being in a more elegant restaurant this is not the place for them. The restaurant was beautiful and comfortable and even though we were still in our park attire, we were very comfortable here. Prices are not cheap but also not ridiculously high. The quality of food was worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salty Sauces
    partyof4
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We found the sauces to be a bit too salty, though the rest of the food was excellent. The salty sauce issue was not just for pasta dishes but even the sauce for the Bistecca. We have eaten here several times before over the past 2 years, and there was not issue with the sauces...so it was either an off day for the saucier, or there is a different saucier in the kitchen. Service, as usual, was excellent, and the wine selection is of merit. Desserts are worth saving room for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food, great staff!
    33yrrestaurantguyVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Fabulous food, great staff! The menu has something for everyone, from pizza and pasta to fresh seafood and steaks and other meats. Cannot wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything's a little different ...
    Row2k
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Everything's a little different and everything is great. Even if you don't like olives, try the fried olive appetizer. The roasted chicken was probably the best we ever had and the Ricotta Gnocchi is melt in your mouth good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great food, great service, great adult beverages. What more could you want?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    I brought my visiting granddaughter for special dinner to La Luce. The staff made us feel welcome & important. The food was described in such a way that we order extra as we couldn't decide on just two dinners. We were NOT disappointed! I miss my college girl & this evening helped us celebrate time together. I recommend this restaurant for any event. It promises exceptional food & service..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable evening
    OT123VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    My wife and I had a very nice dinner at La Luce. I was at first put off when we arrived and I realized it was a hotel restaurant, but we went in, were greeted promptly and warmly, and led to a nice table. The service was very, very good. The waiter was knowledgeable about the wine list, made intelligent suggestions about entrees, and was very pleasant. She had the tiger shrimp special and I had the snapper special. Both were very good. I don't see us traveling that way again soon, but we are glad we found La Luce on Open Table.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite dining experience
    PRchick
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    A hidden gem in the maze of Orlando dining options...La Luce is the perfect Resturant to relax and enjoy an exceptional meal with friends, family & colleagues! Beautiful decor and ambiance packaged with great wine and the best selection of Italian dishes bar none!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loving La Luce!
    GMS33306
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Simply great Italian and continental cuisine!! This restaurant is a MUST visit if you are staying at the Hilton Bonnett Creek or is certainly worth a special trip. You will not be disappointed. We dined there 3 of 4 nights and would have dined all 4 nights if we didn't have a character dinner booked at Disney. Every dish impressed including the pasta and meatballs(the best meatballs I've had and I'm from an Italian background), pork chop, steak, gnocchi, snapper, pizza, calamari and all the salads. The service matched the food. All in all you'd be hard pressed to find better food anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service needs a helping hand!
    MoeG
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    My wife and I found La Luce during a brief trip to Orlando. We enjoyed outdoor dining on a perfect evening with excellent food (cannot endorse the pizza enough) and a great wine selection (a nice Orvietto). The only negative was the service, which started out well, but decayed as the evening continued. Our waiter would disappear for exceptionally long stretches. While this didn't matter during dinner, it did when we wanted dessert, and it really did when out desserts finally arrived and, by their appearance, had been sitting for some period of time (still exceptional, though). I had to seek out our waiter once and had to ask the assistance of another waiter on two other occasions.
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    notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Orlando...
    NorgeVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    If you are vacationing in Orlando with the whole family, find a sitter and leave the kids at the hotel... I began my La Luce experience with the "Fritto Misto": calamari & rock shrimp, with greens beans, served with a spicy aioli. Great wine list though I chose to wash this appetizer down with the "Swamp Ape IPA" from the Florida Brewing Company. A healthy double IPA, if you like that sort of thing - intensely "hoppy" and bitter. Next was the "Risotto del Giorno" - made with sea scallops. Amazing! No room left for dessert, so I ended with a nice pour of Cynar. I absolutely love this artichoke-infused digestif! I had a very enjoyable time. You will too!
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    We were very happy with our dining experience at La Luce. The food was excellent. We will plan on returning when we are in this area again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Contemporary Italian
    PickyVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Homemade pasta ... Lamb meatballs, ravioli with lemon cream sauce All were delicious
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a great visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    been here least 5-6 times in the last 2yrs. The food was as usual very good. Service is typically slow and was a bit slower and more detached this time. The waiter showed up twice during the meal. He was rushed and pushy. Asst waiter did a fair job but I was completely turned off by the fact the waiter never suggested a wine, never mentioned specials. Last time we were there the manager had my kids setup their pizza - add sauce, cheese etc. I had no plans to have them do this again but when my son asked the waiter if he could make his pizza he rudely said "you're not going to do that today". You will spend $50-60 per person (salad+entree+desert) before wine - the level of service did not measure up to this
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Best Italian in Orlando
    strohjVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The food was amazing.. the service was impeccable.. the Restaurant looked great.. Overall I wish I could rate this higher than a 5
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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  • Everything was amazing. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Everything was amazing. The pizza we had as an appetizer was possibly the best we have ever had in Florida.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Not our First Dining Experience..
    lifesabeach
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    with La Luce, though our first complaint. Food - Outstanding as always. Service - Impeccable. Atmosphere - Awful due to the number of "unruly" children though out the restaurant. Our reservations were for 9:15pm, and noting the amount of misbehaving children (and parents) in the hotel, we thought the later time for dinner might help. This was an anniversary dinner celebration for two. We sat at the bar with 12 year olds, dress code obviously lacking, and endured bread baskets on heads and drumming with forks through-out dinner. Not exactly what we'd hoped for at La Luce nor what we are accustomed to. We hope this information will encourage management at La Luce and Bonnet Creek to re-think their standards. Thank you!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great ambience
    TKdinerVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Had a wonderful, elegant meal here! Food was fantastic! Service was a little slow, but not a big deal. Would recommend, and would go again for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Never disappointed!
    TBBestDishesVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    La Luce is a staple - food, service, and atmosphere are consistently excellent. What's even better is that there are always new, featured specials as well as the classics. Lobster Risotto was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, romantic
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  • Great service
    Jose
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was excellent and the place was beautiful, but the service was just amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant
    Runner1
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    To be brief, apps, wine, entrees, and dessert all exceeded expectations. Don't miss the fried olives. Service was perfect.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Valentine's Dinner
    TBBestDishesVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We were hoping for a subdues, romantic, quality dinner - so we chose La Luce, having always had great experiences there. Valentine's was no exception. We got our favorite booth, which we had requested in advance, we weren't rushed; the food was excellent - particularly the Asparagus Saltimboca. The duck ragu was awesome, and they gladly substituted pappardelle for the garganelli. The waitstaff is always accommodating and very professional. Overall, the perfect evening!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I had a delicious dinner at La Luce. Stephan was a very attentive and responsive waiter. We had great martinis accompanied by fried olives and Marconi almonds. We enjoyed the beet salad and tricolore salads very much, but our entrees - lobster risotto for him and goat cheese heart shaped ravioli with an herbed butter sauce for me were the best. Absolutely delicious and decadent, yet somehow still delicate and light. We were so surprised by this Hilton hotel gem last year, and were happy to return again. Highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional service & food
    FoodierachVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I had dinner at this place and I must say that the food and the service was impeccable. I cannot thank my waiter- Joseph who went above and beyond his capacity to get me some information. They are open late into the night and if you are looking for great food then definitely try La Luce. I know I am going back for more delicious food and great time.
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was very nice. The wine
    KandA321
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    It was very nice. The wine list was extensive but the brick oven was fantastic and we got a birthday desert tiramasu and it was to die for!!
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find at the Hilton
    OrganicFoodie
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Our group consisting of four adults, a two year old and a 5 month old, we're in Orlando on business looking for a great restaurant. We found it. The food was absolutely superb. Not one of us didn't enjoy our meal enthusiastically. Our server Joe went over the top to meet our needs and was very accomodating. He made sure we were comfortable and felt at home despite being in a more elegant restaurant with small children. When I couldn't find a cocktail on the menu I liked he helped me make one up and had great suggestions for all of us. We'll definitely be back when we're down for our next seminar. Ps the beet salad, lamb meatballs and salmon are all amazing.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy
    Kenlow
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Excellent evening....food, service could not have asked for more. Try the pudding! So good I accepted an invitation to go back the next night with a different group.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pork chop junkie
    Ross
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Best pork chop ever. Wine list includes delicious Falanghina. Best meal of whole Florida trip.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good food
    WGuyVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    The food was great, service was decent but lacked attention to detail that separates the good from great. Jdm
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Conveniently in Hilton Hotel
    Maria
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We went here because we were tired after a day in orlando and the restaurant was in the hilton bonnet creed hotel where we were staying. The food was good, nothing out of this world. The service was also good. There is no kids menu per se, just a few "for the bambino" pizza options within the main menu, a little unusual for a hotel in orlando that caters to people going to Disney. I have no specific complaints but there are many other good restaurants in the area that I would probably go to before this one.
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  • Extraordinary!
    TravelalotVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Fabulous food and service. We chose this restaurant because it was one of few open on Christmas Day that didn't have $60 plus required buffet. We were surprised at the high quality of the food and everything else about our experience. If we ever return to Orlando, we will make sure to eat here again.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was fantastic
    FamilyOFfour
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    I was there on Christmas Eve with two small daughters and the service was outstanding. The food is worth every dollar and wine selection is very good. Recommend it for everyone looking for a special occasion or just tired of the theme parks "food".
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    notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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  • Not what we expected
    DominicVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Servers were unpleasant and inexperienced. The menu was different on opentable than the one provided. We will not be going back.
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  • Great ambience, entrees iffy
    Kandjdiners
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Fantastic atmosphere w modern cozy feel however food disappointed this trip. Eaten here before and thought much better then. Ordered bolognese, good flavor but too salty (and I typically enjoy salt on my food). Husband ordered pappardelle w rabbit ragu. Strange flavor/herbs used and not represented well on menu. Herbs used in dish didn't pair well w entree. Desserts amazing - chocolate flourless cake fantastic w coconut gelato and butterscotch pudding good too. Our waiter not very attentive so feel much room for improvement on various aspects.
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    good for groups
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  • Good Food - Service Lacked
    RPerez
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Decent Dinner overall. The timeliness of the service left much to be desired. My Fiancé and I had a reservation @ 7pm and we didn't leave till 9:30. No reason why a 2 person dinner should take 2.5 hours. Our server disappeared for long periods of time and on many occasion I would have to track him down to get what I needed. being in the hospitality industry I have a high tolerance for defects in service. I understand that sometimes things do happen, however, this particular instance had me biting my tongue on more than one occasion. Otherwise, food was pretty good, Restaurant was clean and had a nice atmosphere.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.