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Luca Bella Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lucabella.net
  • Email: michael@lucabella.net
  • Phone: (305) 792-2222
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm;
    Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Luciana Crosa
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NE 191st Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Luca Bella
Luca Bella features a 20 person bar, comfortable furnishings, dimmed lighting, and a blend of soft caramel colors, accented with a few bright fabrics to create a modern twist to an authentic Italian eatery. Our name, inspired by Maltese's two children, Marcelo Luca and Isabella, will feature walls accented with baby pictures, as well as a see-through kitchen and a stunningly beautiful mocha polished concrete floor. Our family-style portions of popular Italian-American comfort foods, will feature a variety of classic appetizers like clams casino and fried zucchini, savory soups like pasta fagioli and crisp salads, like our Italian chopped salad with imported salami and provolone. The menu will also offer numerous pasta dishes, baked Italian specialties like Mascarpone meat lasagna that will take center stage, plus a host of veal, pork, chicken and seafood entrees.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent food and wait staff... Family style portions. Great for business/ social dinner"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Poor service, long wait for food, had to go to Publix for bread. Cold ravioli for child. Great desserts!!!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "As usual the food was great and Eddie, you're the best... Peggy and Earl"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Food is always delicious and Mike is the best host. Very welcoming & warm."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Good restaurant to family, friends and business associates"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Great food, great service. Outstanding!!! This restaurant works very hard to please their customers."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Recommend by a fellow resident who said it was her favourite. We enjoyed it very much."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The food is consistently delicious, and the staff friendly and accommodating. Mike is a great host. Makes everyone feel special."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Very nice owner with unprofessional waiter.He never checked on us, was sending bill before asking us if we wanted dessert . When we asked him about items he could not answer-left us & then gave us wrong info upon his return. We returned it. They were also serving us only 2 pcs on he plate for $8 when we were told 3 pcs.-rip off. Chairs are in poor repair & uncomfortable.Food is good but needs more seasoning."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Staff is helpful and attentive. Food was delicious; hot antipasto, chopped salad, Caesar salad, pastas, veal all cooked in that southern Italian style that satisfies the palate."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Two chairs were broken... the tables are crowded, no much space in between. After waiting for about 35-40 minutes for the entree the Nioquis were cold, needed to ask to reheat them. The rest of the food was very good. The vodka sauce is awesome and tasteful The fried zucchini as appetizer was EXCELLENT"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Although it was quite crowded, we were seated promptly for our reservation. The waiter came over within a few moments with water for the table. Our order was taken shortly thereafter. The chopped salad was a bit bland, but with a little added balsamic it was fine. Our dinners were served hot, and were all very tasty. The food at this restaurant is consistently good. They offer half portions, which are more than enough for one person. We would definitely return for another dinner at Luca Bella!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I came here for Valentine's Day for dinner and the food was very good. It wasnt as romantic as i was hoping for but i was pleased overall with everything."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food but slow service! I have to say it's was valentines day and they were swamped and to be honest the food was well worth the wait! We had a the set valentines menu, all of the food was excellent I would highly recommend this place, especially if they aren't the crowded!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Friendly attentive staff, delicious food, generous portions, great for sharing all this made our dining experience most enjoyable. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Food is OK. Portions very large. Caesar salad overdressed even though requested LIGHT dressing. Felt we were being rushed through our meal."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Michael along with Eddie and his efficient staff have Luca Bella well run. The food is always great. For a local Italian restaurant in the Aventura area I would say it has it hands down over their competition."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "food was very good people were friendly service very good a bit noisy on a friday night"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Sadly a place I repeatedly had enjoyed in years past has become a big,very big disappointment. Having gone there 3x in the past 7 weeks i can say "I should have known better" They pass off frozen soft shell crabs as fresh, overly salt the pasta and serve the same course to different people at the table more than 15 minutes apart...leaving some finished eating while others have yet to be served. Table clean up can be 15 minutes after last person finishes Water refill.... Maybe after asking multiple times Very short staffed Mikey the owner is the master of mediocrity Save your $"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Food was amazing. Burnt vegetable dish was incredible. Everything was do well seasoned Looking forward to go back soon"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food is ALWAYS delicious........everytime I go here. Also, Mike is a wonderful host. Always makes us feel welcome & very comfortable."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Low energy waiter and maitr-d, bus help were very friendly."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "I made a reservation for 6 people and we ordered a bottle of chianti from an extensive wine list. My wife and I had chicken Luca Bella which we thoroughly enjoyed, and my daughter had the chicken parm which she loved."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "You can tell this is a chef and restaurant that loves food. Great Ambience"
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Luca Bella always leaves you with a memorable dining experience. You are greeted by familiar faces and feel like part of the family before you even sit down. Great wine list, huge menu, and hot Italian loaves with a bowl of roasted garlic await your food selection process. /we had the chopped salad, clams casino, calamari, veal limone, linguini with clam sauce and wild mushroom ravioli. We finished all of that before we moved on to tiramisu for the table. Portions are large and meant to be shared. Luca Bella is on the mark for great food, attentive service and the price is right!!"
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "the room they put us in was noisy and depressing. we were not expecting to be seated underneath a huge flat screen tv."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We went for dinner with friends and were very happy with our choice. The food was great the portions were overly generous and the staff very friendly. We had the pleasure of getting to know the proprietor who is an amazing individual who has put his heart into this restaurant and I not only recommend it but stand behind it."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "We enjoy going to Luca Bella with the family.... delicious food! Great portions and everyone gets to try a little of everything! The bread and roasted garlic are a treat :)"
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "The food and service were both very good - absolutely no complaints there. The wait staff is very attentive and the dining ambience is pretty good; the only thing I would change is the music. It should've been primarily Italian music or at least eclectic which would have made it a more authentic Italianate dining experience."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "It is the best Italian restaurant in North Dade. I f you like old fashioned Italian cooking with plenty of garlic, this is the place. All of the dishes are very good to excellent. The restaurant is family run, and owner Mickey makes one and all welcome. The highest compliment I can pay a restaurant; is " I want to go back." I always want to return to Luca Bella."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Our favorite neighborhood restaurant :) The food is delicious and good service. We really enjoy their bread and the garlic in olive oil. Great place for big groups. Like the fact we can order full or half portions too."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "Great food and great value! Nice place. We enjoy going there!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "We LOVE this restaurant. Best bread and roasted garlic ever.... food ALWAYS delicious and GREAT portions. A true neighborhood gem!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2013