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Luca D'Italia
Luca D'Italia

Luca D'Italia Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lucadenver.com/
  • Phone: (303) 832-6600
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Frank Bonanno
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Luca D'Italia can accommodate parties up to 18 guests in a semi-private dining room. Restaurant buyouts are available for parties up to 65. Please contact our event coordinator for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Emily Schwartz (303) 525-1702

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet is available at the corner of 7th & Grant. Some street parking available is also available in the area.
A word from Luca D'Italia
Chef Frank Bonanno dug into his Sicilian heritage and east coast roots to create this authentic Italian Eatery. Brightly painted walls and contemporary art create an upscale, urban feel at Luca d’Italia, where knowledgeable servers quickly meet your needs and engage easily in conversation about a menu that changes monthly. Luca has amazing personal touches from the daily made breads and pastas to the meats and cheeses that are cured in house, to the charcoal drawing of Bonanno’s son (and the restaurant’s namesake) that hangs in the dining room. Luca d’Italia is colorful, lively, and tasty; the menu is designed for gluttonous abandon. It’s not your ordinary pile-of-pasta-and-sauce Italian joint; it’s the real (and tasty) deal. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I love good food and this was excellent, we had reservations and we were seated promptly; however it took an hour and forty minutes to get our meal. Needless to say that spoiled the evening. Sorry guys you need to work on service."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "the fusilli with mushrooms is an outstanding dish. they know how to cook pasta.good Italian wines"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "A nice place to be with good food. Don't be thirsty for wine or a cocktail because it might take forever to get one. Or more. If your server ever shows up, try to get all your business done in one fell swoop because he may never return, or if he does it is a "drive by" as if he's on roller skates. And it seems that he doesn't have a name, or it would take too long to tell you. It did seem that the rest of the people at Luca would have been quite helpful, but we just had bad luck that day."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Attractive dining room."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We did the Chef's 6 course tasting menu (they choose all courses for you), and we enjoyed each one. The wine selection seemed to be trying too hard; unless you're a wine fanatic, save the extra money and order what you want. Overall, a great dining experience. We'll be back for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Very flexible arrangements for ordering. Superb menu. Knowledgable server, Kip, and clear and amicable with excellent interpersonal skills. Relaxed and intimate environment. Nice welcomes."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great food and service. The swordfish was perfect! Hope to return again soon."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We chose the 6 course tasting and couldn't have been happier. The food was delicious! There wasn't any dish that I didn't enjoy, but the pasta course was my favorite. Everyone who worked at the restaurant was helpful, friendly and knowledgable. It was a great experience from start to finish."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was fabulous and staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and pleasing all around."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The staff was prompt and attentive, the presentation clean, and the food flavorful and perfectly seasoned. We enjoyed a lovely meal and are already looking forward to a return visit. My wife was more than thrilled with her duck entree!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food is always fine here...I don't know, I just think there needs to be a bit more umph? Everything tasted fine...I expect a more magical explosion of flavors from Frank...everything was so so...a bit too pricey for what this place has become..."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Dined here Saturday, May 31. Our server was outstanding and very patient (knowledgeable about the food and wine, good-natured about a very discerning diner in our group, not begrudging our party the chance to linger over coffee/dessert though it was just about closing time, etc.). For the most part, the food was delicious, though the dessert (tiramisu, a should-be slam dunk for an Italian joint) was sadly mediocre. The entrees were all delicious. There were limited options for the vegetarian in our party, but the restaurant was kind about it (bringing a meat-free amuse bouche and offering to consult the chef if any of the menu offerings weren't appealing)- much appreciated! I'd certainly recommend for a nice [adult] meal. Mille grazie!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great food, wine, atmosphere and service. Luca always is spot on all on all accounts. Kudos ! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Dinner was amazing. The food was outstanding & the wine suggested to us was fantastic! The service was the best I've had in Denver. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Amazing staff, very friendly, down to earth and most of all knowledgeable and attentive. The menu was interesting and allowed you to be very inventive either by turning the evening over to the chef with six course tasting menu orchestrated daily. Or by indulging in a 4 course tasting menu off the menu or by just going a la carte. We went a la carte and everything we had was prepared beautifully, was fresh and delicious. Clean plates all around. The weakest course was dessert...but still pretty tasty. Will definitely return..."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The service was great and our waiter patient and pleasant. The food itself was small in portion (which was not the issue) but the amount of salt used. That was all two of the 4 main dishes could taste. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Luca D'Italia is an incredibly tasteful restaurant! It is classy with an ambitious yet refined menu that expresses the talents and creativity of the chefs. The atmosphere was great for a date and is sure to impress any lady. I also highly recommend Bones, another restaurant by the same owner."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The food is great always innovative and definitely delicious. The service is exceptional, they make you feel like you are the most important person at the restaurant. You have their undivided attention, which has to be difficult because they are busy, but they pull it off. The management takes the time to train their staff well and the staff is phenomenal. This was our anniversary and made our celebration very special. Thank you!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Our favorite in Denver! And i refuse to write a longer review!!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I made reservations...got there early....lots of nice open tables and they seated us against a wall in a corner with lots of traffic. Very dissapointed."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We were very disappointed in the service throughout our dinner. It took 25 minutes for a drink order and every part of the meal was equally slow. The food was good but not worth the long wait for each course."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We canceled a reservation at Barolo Grill to go here...big mistake!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This was our second time at Luca, and every single plate/course we ordered was amazing (especially the porchetta). Service was a little slow after we were seated, but picked up after we placed our orders. The small touches, like a glass of Prosecco upon arrival, small bites of dessert with the check etc. go a long way. Thank you for a great experience - we will be back!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This was our second visit and it was very delicious. We were celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary and felt very welcomed as the entire staff acknowledged our special occasion. We had the chef's tasting menu which was fabulous. The service was stellar as usual. Everyone was very friendly and we had a very romantic evening. Thank you so much Luca staff!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I sent someone here that I wanted woo and they LOVED it. His exact words "Best meal I have ever had, best wine I have ever had, best restaurant experience of my life!" Thank you Jim and the rest of the team for being so kickass!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Always good, really like the wine list, and they always have at least one funky pasta"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Visiting Denver on business, I was told Luca's was the place. It was simply wonderful. The no-frills decor and off-the-beaten-path location were the only nods to the ordinary. We indulged in the four course, prix fixe choices with the suggested wine pairings. The balanced infusion of meats and flavors in the bolognese & meatballs testify to an old-country, day-long dedication to both pasta and sauces. The scallops were cooked to tender perfection. The bread pudding wrapped it up with sweet, light deliciousness. The service mirrored the food. The waitress had a subtle command of the menu and her timing. The sommelier was as approachable as his inspired choices: knowledgeable, earnest, and funny. Just go to Luca D'Italia! "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We went here having been to Osteria Marco (a Bonanno concept) previously. Once again the food and the experience were fantastic! It is definitely not your regular Italian food but the dishes were amazing! We would suggest ordering the four course pre fixe menu and sharing if you are out for a date night. It gives you the opportunity to try multiple dishes in one sitting. We each order different dishes and shared so we were able to try 8 total dishes. Great atmosphere, service and food!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Luca was far beyond what I was expecting which was great. I took my girlfriend out for her birthday and it was very romantic as well as accommodating. The food was fantastic and you can't go wrong with the chefs six course with wine. Great staff that was very knowledgable and polite. I would strongly recommend it & go back as well as try the sister restaurants."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I recently had my birthday dinner with some friends at Luca. It was my 3rd experience there and their first. I'd been talking it up to them and it lived up to all of my descriptions. I recommend Luca D'Italia to anyone looking for an incredible taste experience!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My sister and I had the 6 course dinner and it was superb! I had the meal with the wine pairing and all of the wines were perfect for the dishes. Definitely a winner and will be back soon!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This is a top notch restaurant and we can't wait to go back! We were celebrating a special event and the staff at Luca made it even better. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and detailed oriented. The hostess invited us in, took our jackets, and quickly seated us. The GM, Jim, introduced us to the wine list and took our cocktail order. They had a very unique wine that I have not seen on a menu in years. Sarah, our server, was excellent. We chose the 4 course tasting menu. I would highly recommend it. Their food is exceptional. The braised meatballs and hazeldell mushrooms were our two favorites. The valet was even prompt and friendly. Since it was snowing, we stood inside Vesper Lounge and were greeted by another friendly host."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal while visiting from SF. Inventive Italian food with excellent wine pairings. The chef's tasting menu was perhaps more calories than we had intended but we enjoyed it. Very friendly staff."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "One of my husband and my favorite hotspots is Luca's sister resturant Osteria Marco. However they don't serve pasta and we heard luca's was homemade and delicious and they didn't disappoint! The food was delicious!!! It was a little pricey but not for a nice date night out!! We would definitely recommend it for people who love food and Italian food at that!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This is the second time I was at Luca. It had been a year. The service, wine, food was outstanding. It is not a restaurant for people who are in a hurry. This is a culinary delight and they take their time in serving you. A wonderful spot for a romantic or small dinner party."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Whenever I eat at Luca I'm left wondering why it isn't consistently ranked as one of the very best restaurants in the city. The food is incredible; light, flavorful and imaginative. The service is perfect. The drinks are great and the wine list is wonderful. Fully deserving of all 5 stars."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food was mediocre for price point. Expected to be much better with ratings. Service was great. Would not go back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Good service, nice decoration. Food are WAY overpriced with what they served. Will never come back again."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Course servings very good, properly prepared, sharply presented . Octopus with sausage excellent, as was boar and tasty lentils. Red & yellow beets not as crisp with flavor …perhaps a little over-cooked. Service excellent... seamless & unobtrusive. Waitress gave knowledgeable assistance making selections from the menu. The wine steward made nice selections for us. I did observe the steward step away from a table with a glass of poured wine ( a little full) and then pour some of the wine from that glass back into the bottle! This is not too kosher a procedure… if ever…but especially where it might be plainly visible to diners. Probably one of those moments of lapsed attention because otherwise we were happy with our experience."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Our group enjoyed our visit to the restaurant. Great service and a wonderful menu"
    Dined on 2/28/2014