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
91 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (56)special occasion (53)good for groups (41)romantic (38)notable wine list (25)great for outdoor dining (23)scenic view (19)kid-friendly (12)neighborhood gem (9)hot spot (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Nothing spectacular but food was ok and ambiance and service also. A good choice if you don't want to leave the hotel.
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    good for groups
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  • Fantastic
    StoosyVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Far exceeded our expectations. A great find. Will be back!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent value for a hotel
    EdwardVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I was a bit surprised by the prices and quality at La Luce at the Hilton Bonnet Creek. The service was good, food was good and prices were ok. They also have a good wine list with decent prices also. I ordered a dessert off the menu (chocolate ice cream) and the server went and found some at 1030pm. Not a compliant or a hesitation. Great experience.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GaryVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food and service was outstanding...Gainni was great
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Decent restaurant
    Trtsmb
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The service was great and the ambience was nice. I had the beet salad and hubby had the cauliflower soup. The beet salad could have had more beets. The soup was nice. I had the ravioli in lemon cream sauce. The lemon was too strong and overpowered the other flavors. Hubby had the duck risotto. He said it seemed uninspired.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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  • Good but not great
    KTSS
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Not what we expected. Other than pizza and ravioli there was not much Italian food. The Bruschetta was very stale. Salmon was good but a bit bland and was served with mashed potato which seemed odd. Waiter was excellent and service was excellent.
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  • Luv'd La Luce
    24food
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The Hilton is nearby Disney World but with a Miamil feel. And unlike a typical hotel restaurant La Luce can really stand on its own in overall food quality, service and ambiance. The wait staff was Italian authentic right down to the floor length aprons and our waiter spoke with an accent. We each had pasta. My wife had penne with meatballs and they were the best she ever had (outside of her own or my mom's). I had the pappardelle with duck and beef Bolognese which had a very nice ribbon style pappardelle unlike the really wide style which I'm not a fan of. The portions were just right size, not too much but enough to satisfy. Try the Frito Misto appetizer. It was amazing and the sauce is to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pasta dishes better than pizza
    billreedredVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Ate here twice during stay at hotel for trade show. The pasta meal was very good the second time I tried their pizza n the toppings was good but did not care for their crust although thin it had a heavy taste
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Amazing
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria for our anniversary weekend and dined at La Luce. What a treat. So much more than we were expecting. The beet salad was delicious, we talked about it for days afterwards. Hard to explain, but a must try. The Hot Italian Pizza was perfection and the spicy chicken dish was out of this world. Oh...must save room for the Butterscotch pudding. Everything was delightful including the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Restaurant but...
    JB14
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I went here for my birthday this past weekend. The restaurant itself is beautiful. However, I feel for the price it could have been a little better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of best meals in Orlando
    JgiffyVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We usually eat at the hotels in Disney as we stay on site and try to find better restaurants than u find in the park. This year we ventured out and were so pleased. Excellent food and service. Something on the menu for everyone. We have 2 Tweens who are picky but they loved it too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Class Restaurant
    diner2
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The seating is very comfortable with ample space between tables. The noise level is moderate and makes for the proper hearing level so that good conversations can ensue. Our server, Stefan was outstanding. In fact, when we return the next time, we will ask for him. The menu is classy with something for everyone. The beet salad was perfect. The spicy sausage topped mini pizza was very tasty. The entree of home made raviolis was the best I have ever tasted. This is one of the top restaurants in Orlando!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Legends
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We love this restaurant. We venture down from Lake County once a year for the Magical Dining Month for a splendid meal. The bruschetta app was delicious, and the flavor of the spaghetti with clam dish was perfect. The cool white and black decor is so classy. Check this place out. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Fabulous dining experience
    AnnetteVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Good and service were incredible! Our waitress Nela was well versed in all the food and was able to recommend choices based on her own experience. Her service added to our fine dining experience
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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.
  • Great
    Tricky
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We are staying in the waldorf, but we're looking for something new, excellent food and value for money. No negatives whatsoever
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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  • Great place while on vacation!
    Kenmore534VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Great Italian meal while on vacation staying at the Hilton.
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    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.
  • Very Nice place to visit
    Laureano
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Pizza was great and so was the pasta dishes. My wife and I enjoyed our dinner there, was cool checking out a new restaurant we haven't tryed before. The only thing I wish they had was a better dessert selection. We were able to try two desserts there from the friendly staff, but they really didn't hit the spot. But over all we had a great time. If you have not been here try it and see for yourself.
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    great for lunch
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • 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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    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    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
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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.
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    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 ...
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    fit for foodies
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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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • 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.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • 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.
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    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
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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  • foodfanVIP
    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.
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    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.
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    scenic view, special occasion
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  • Too stuffy!
    FirsttimeVIP
    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.
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  • 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!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was great and they meet all my needs for my honeymoon
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    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We're hooked
    JustJZinFlaVIP
    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.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • 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.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    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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    I would recommend this to a friend.