Outstanding service & great foodWe were out celebrating our anniversary & decided to try Luca's for the first time (we had a gift card so that was our motivation for going). All I can say is "wow"! The service was top notch & very attentive. The food was outstanding. Our waitress was very helpful & the sommelier was very knowledgeable about Italian wines. It was a great way to spend such a special day!!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMB-day celebrationWe celebrated my birthday with friends at Luca. Having an early reservation at 6, the restaurant was quiet with only one or two other tables occupied allowing for ease of conversation and excellent service. Waitstaff and hostess were exceptionally attentive and friendly. The food was outstanding, combining flavors one would not have imagined working. As it was a temperate night in June, the large garage style window was open which made if feel as if one were dining outside with a beautiful breeze. I would definitely celebrate here again.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodThis was our second visit to Luca and both times the food and service were outstanding.
We had reservations for 4 and our party unexpectedly changed to 5 at the last minute before arriving and they were unable to accommodate the extra party, but we were early enough that the bar was available so we were able to be accommodated there. That wasn't the BEST, but worked well, and the serving bar tender was excellent at making the experience as special as if we were all around a table.
Highly recommend this restaurant.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible dinnerWonderful food, presentation and outstanding service.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWow, much more of a "fineWow, much more of a "fine dining" experience than I expected ........ in a GOOD WAY! Places of this calibre and with traditional atmosphere are rare.
Can't wait to try Mizuna again also.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, sommelier and waitThe food, sommelier and wait staff were amazing..reminded us of our experience at the "French Laundry" in Napa Valley.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant creates a greatThe restaurant creates a great ambiance and it is great for a romantic dinner or special occasion
The tuna carpaccio was excellent and the meat (both the rabbit dish and the NY strip steak were amazing: unique flavor and the meat melted in the mouth)
They have a large list of wines with wide range of prices so it can fit all budgets.
The have a small list of grappa spirits, perfect to end a great dinner6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGood showWife and I went the other night and enjoyed both the food and the attentive service.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprisingBest food I have ever eaten in Denver. Would go back in flat second!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best in the US!Luca is still a stellar experience! Incredible food, better pastas than I've had in Italy, terrific main courses; rabbit, duck, 4 seafood options. A great wine list with a helpful approachable sommelier. Friendly service staff that has everything at the table before you know you need it.
A better meal than the one I had at Marea in NYC, and better than my meal at A16 in SF.
Luca (along with Mizuna) has become one of our go-to restaurants when we want a perfect evening out!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM5 25 13Fabulous dinner, knowledgable and correct service. Italian only wine list true to the cuisine, excellent selection by sommelier Jim. Pasta dishes shone, best in the city.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible !!!!My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary and could not believe how wonderful the food was. We did the four course tasting and everything was beyond amazing .5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBest gourmet Italian in DenverWonderful menu....the wild boar pasta magnifico and the meat ball primi melts on your mouth. Just an outstanding kitchen!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceWe went as a group. All had the four course meal and wine. The food for each course ranged from very good to terrific. The service was very attentive and not too intrusive. Enjoyed a nice bottle of wine. Ambiance was very pleasant. A bit on the pricey side, but all of us enjoyed.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst wedding anniversaryMy husband and I ate here for our first anniversary and each had the six course chef tasting menu and wine pairing. The food was amazing, the service was perfect (even after I forgot to give her a gift card we had and she had to void our check and rerun it) and even though it's expensive - not one thing was overpriced or overrated on that menu. We will absolutely be back for the next special occasion.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved It!The food, service and ambiance was wonderful! As far as dining experiences go, we could not ask for more. Try the Pappardelle Bolognese; the ragu sauce is outstanding.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWedding AnnI don't think my husband & I could have chosen a more perfect restaurant to celebrate our first anniversary. It was quite delicious & the service was excellent. I recommend the 4-course tasting menu with the wine pairing.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAte here for Mother's DayI enjoyed the experience at one of Denvers best restaurants. The food was tasty and filing. My husband prefers a more hearty meal.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond visit by accidentI last went to Luca 3 years ago. I booked it again based on 5280 list without realising I had been prior.
It was very very good. Good selection of creative dishes (wild boar past was superb). The caramel sauce for the almond cake was worthy of a visit itself. Wine list is extensive and well priced. I will certainly book again.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM$$$ but worth every cent.$$$ but worth every cent. This place is an outstanding Italian resturant with a French attention to detail.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic evening.We had an amazing anniversary evening. The service was wonderful: we are very slow diners, and they really got it. And the food was magnificent. I had the rabbit, which was incredible, and my husband loved the halibut. The food in every dish was of exceptional quality. This is a great restaurant.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect eveningOn my first trip to Denver, I made reservations at Luca D'Italia based on several positive online reviews.
My party of four thoroughly enjoyed the evening from the friendly greeting and thereafter. Complimentary proseco and amuse bouche started out a fantastic experience. We split several starters and we all had mouth watering entrees. The wine list served us well as did the deserts. Highly recommended.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food But....Great food and service. Portion size was very small for price! Nearly no size difference between app pasta and entree pastas. Don't go there hungry.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service.Great food, great service. Everything was fantastic. I noted on the reservation that it was my girlfriend's birthday and everyone from the hostess to the people bring the food all said happy birthday.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to Luca a numberI've been to Luca a number of times over the last several years. Usually it has been a memorable experience; however, this last visit was disappointing. Service was above average but not at its usual superior level. Our server seemed to be far more interested in other tables besides ours and I heard her describing menu options to another table that were not offered to us. Also, our wait for our main course was longer than it should have been. The food was good but routine and its quality did not justify its price. Overall, I would speculate that there is a level of burnout in the staff, especially in the kitchen.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, pace of service,Excellent food, pace of service, and ambiance. It is a great place for a dinner meeting and I highly recommend to anyone looking for an excellent dining experience.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, knowledgable service.Great, knowledgable service. The waiter's recommendation of Nebbiolo with my Fusilli and mushrooms was inspired! The fusilli was not al dente, but the dish, and all the other dishes, were flavorful and delicious. Reasonable portions. Loved it.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe did the chef's tastingWe did the chef's tasting menu - the six course. The food was delicious and the wine pairing done by the Sommelier was perfection! Luca is not cheap. I was disappointed with the service for the level of price that you pay. Our waiter was not very friendly. It was at least ten minutes from when we were seated to when he came over to our table. He never introduced himself and I felt like we were a burden to him rather than valued customers. The poor service is what kept this from being a five star review. Also, be prepared for a leisurely dinner. It was 2.5 hours from start to finish.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal with great service.Great meal with great service. Little slow but wasn't an issue for us.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good, very differentVery good, very different than most Italian restaurants I am use to. I recommend the Honey Crusta for a drink! Couldn't stop drinking them haha. I also recommend the Scallops for dinner. So good, adn the scallops were cooked just right. The service was ok, our waitress was alittle snooty, but i was not there for her i was there for the food. I would recommend this to anyone!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMStill Amazing!Eric, the new Chef, hasn't lost a step since Hunter moved to LA. We have dined there twice since January, and we LOVE the changes. Especially since rabbit is back on the menu, and the rabbit is absolutely SUBLIME! Hooray to Frank Bonnano for always having terrific chefs at Luca!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the pace of serviceEnjoyed the pace of service and time to visit with family. Thanks.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGO and try it.. it is great!Luca is one of my favs in Denver. Im a non-snob foody who loves chefs that go out on a limb. I love their simple European ambiance. I feel like I'm anyplace but Denver. It's like walking into a great neighborhood place in Paris or Rome. I love that they are always consistent. My only "argh" is portion size. I dont mind the prices. But too many little tiny bits start grating a bit. The "little bite" to start with is always delicious but seriously.. almost embarasing it is soooooo tiny... and the tiny tiny delicious cookies at the end? I love em! But.. if you want to serve me a cookie at least make it as big as a vanilla wafer! I tried the chefs 6 course tasting menu.. REMARKABLE in every way but the portions.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!!We did the prix fixe menu and it was great to be able to taste from each category on the menu. Every course was delicious beyond belief.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMJust an outstanding placeJust an outstanding place . Food is 5 star. Jim Herbst does a great job for his customers.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLuca remains my go to restaurantLuca remains my go to restaurant in Denver. Hands down the best Italian in town - classic and creative, and absolutely fine dining. Mr. Bonano and his staff consistently deliver. And in a time where restaurants believe aerobic-level noise is hot, Luca's atmosphere remains romantically subdued and grown up.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMfood was outstanding and winefood was outstanding and wine recommendation was perfect!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe 4 course price fixe dinnerThe 4 course price fixe dinner with wine pairing is a wonderful way to sample the best Luca has to offer. A highly knowedgeable wait staff and Sommellier will guide you through an evening of Italian cuisine right out of Venice3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our dining experienceWe enjoyed our dining experience very much. The arugula salad was good but not as exceptional as either the first or second courses. The duck duo was extraordinary.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSophisticated and intimateSophisticated and intimate restaurant with a wait staff that exuded impeccable hospitality, and an exquisite and savory food menu. The staff was also very accommodating with special requests.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience all around.Great experience all around. The attention to detail with
Food and service was amazing. Huge kudos...3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I have eatenMy husband and I have eaten at Luca d'Italia six or eight times. But this most recent visit was the best! The staff was great and very helpful, and the food! The food! Just fabulous! Expensive. But fabulous!3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMNice dining experienceThe sommelier was top notch he wrote down
The names of the wines for us-- we both
Enjoyed the tasting menu and liked most,
Beet salad, scallops, steak, bolognese, more
than others, calimari, wild boar.
,3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen it comes to romantic,When it comes to romantic, Italian dining, Luca D'Italia is unparalleled.2/27/2013 12:00:00 AMJust a wonderful experienceJust a wonderful experience overall. From the moment we walked in, it was great service and the best tasting food. We shared the buratta and it was amazing. We had a pasta dish and an entree each. It was incredible. Great service and just a wonderful atmosphere. We will be back!2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLuca D'Italia is fabulous.Luca D'Italia is fabulous. I bring friends often. The food is stunning - always creative and interesting, without being fussy and over the top. The service is impeccable, too. One of my very favorite restaurants in all of Denver. Thank you, Luca D'Italia.
Amelie Buchanan Johnson2/21/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect experience - even for the $My husband and I visited Luca for Valentine's Day this year. The restaurant had a set menu for the evening and it was awesome. The meal was perfectly paced and the attention we received was steady and professional. We opted for the wine pairing for each course, and the wines chosen were just right each time (and the sommellier had a lot of knowledge about Italy's crazy wine scene - not easy to do!). I look forward to trying Luca's standard menu soon.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in DenverLuca remains my choice for the best restaurant in Denver for a special occasion dinner!2/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ordered the tasting menuWe ordered the tasting menu with wine parings, and were very impressed. Each dish built upon the last, and the wine was perfect with each. It was truly excellent.2/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely delicious. We wereAbsolutely delicious. We were celebrating a birthday and the staff was very gracious and attentive. A little pricy though. Thanks!2/6/2013 12:00:00 AM