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Luca Bella
Luca Bella

Luca Bella Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lucabella.net
  • Phone: (305) 792-2222
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm;
    Brunch: Sunday 11:00 - 3:00
    Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • 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, 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.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Worst dining experience. Waiter had to leave. One hour later we were advised only after we asked why our appetizers were not yet served. No waiter was assigned to us. The main courses which were served after two hours of waiting, two of which were not what was ordered. The food was not good. Even the bread was not fresh. The assistant manager offered us free dessert which we refused because it was so late. They took 50% of the bill which we would rather have had good service and good food. Very frustrating experience to have to wait so long for food while seeing other diners who arrived long after we did get their food."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I rated everything outstanding above not to affect the restaurants' ratings negatively. However, after getting a confirmation from OpenTable for Sunday July 6th at 2 PM and driving all the way to the place it turned out to be closed as they open Sundays from 4 PM to 10 PM."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The chicken Catchitorie is as good as what I have eaten in Tuscany. The Baked Ziti, takes me back to my years in Brooklyn. The food is just great. The waiters are attentive and fun in that I feel like I am in Brooklyn talking to another New Yorker. One room is great for groups, one is lively and one is romantic, it has whatever atmosphere you are looking for."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We frequent the restaurant every now and then for good family style Italian close to home. This night the kitchen was off. Had to keep asking for items that usually come with the food. Lemons for the calamari, pasta for the scampi, etc."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Meetballs were really good, the bread great, and the service very good."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Wow! If you are in the mood for Italian food this is your place. We were visiting Miami for a wedding and this restaurant was referred to us. We ordered the salad which is large enough for four people. We had the gluten free pasta with meat balls that were to die for. And we also ordered the chicken. Large portions, good food, and great service. Highly reccommend."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "service poor, food mediocore Not at all like previous visits"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Wonderful staff! Our picky family was all taken care of with smiles. Food portions were great sizes and everyone was very happy. Arrived as guests left as part of the Luca Bella family... Hugs included!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I went to luca bella with a group of friends and it was a wonderful experience. The staff was friendly and courteous and the food was great. Will definitely be going back soon! !"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Our reservation was honored as soon as we arrived. Shortly after being seated the waiter took our drink order. Our dinner started with a large chopped salad, which was large enough to feed four. We ordered two half entrees and a half order of burnt vegetable for three of us. The forth person ordered his own entree. We had coffee, but no dessert. The food was delicious and plentiful, as always. You can always count on being full after a meal at Luca Bella! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food always delicious and well prepared Service with a smile Family oriented Great place to dine as long as you can finish their half portions!!! We love them Try the Napolean for desert absolute heavenly!!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Firs,t time at this restaurant. Pleasantly surprised how good the food tasted and service was very good. The hostess and manager were very friendly and helpful. An excellent find."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I took my mother to this restaurant for Mother's Day. The food was good but over priced. The alcoholic beverages were not good and over priced. The staff was very attentive and pleasant. The overall setting was nice but not worth going back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Luca Bella is great to share with family, friends, or a date. It has an amazing versatility. Even for groups. The food and service are consistently great."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "First time. Ordered Veal Marsala for two. The veal was somewhat tough and not lean. The sauce plain. For the same money I have eaten better quality tasting veal in other restaurants in Aventura. Bread delicious. Service good."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Perfect evening for our party of six. Our server, "Dee", did an outstanding job of taking care of us and we shared many wonderful dishes family-style and loved them all."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Luca Bella quickly became one of our favorites while visiting in the Miami area Not unusual to see families with smaller children, young couples, older couples and everyone in between Great food and service You will not be disappointed"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "This is a family owned place and even though we were there for the first time we were treated like regulars. They even made me something not on the menu that was a special request. We had a wonderful meal and fantastic time."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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
  • "Good restaurant to family, friends and business associates"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Food is always delicious and Mike is the best host. Very welcoming & warm."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "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
  • "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 very good people were friendly service very good a bit noisy on a friday night"
    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