Luca D'Italia
Luca D'Italia

Luca D'Italia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lucadenver.com/
  • Phone: 3038326600x
  • 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 3035251702x

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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Luca D'Italia reviews from OpenTable diners
109 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (74)fit for foodies (71)romantic (59)notable wine list (54)neighborhood gem (39)good for groups (11)hot spot (9)late-night find (3)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • A Great Visit
    sgbowers333
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Luca has always been a bit out of my budget, so when they were listed on the Restaurant Week list I went berserk and immediately made a reservation! It did not disappoint. Jordan our server was fabulous. The meal and specialty cocktails were just heavenly. A night to remember!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Find
    jesijams
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have always wanted to try dinner here and it was very nice. Plates were not over-flowing, which I like. Good quality food, nicely prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, stilted locale
    elmoVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Decor seems dated and place a little stilted but food was very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    MmmDel6662VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Staff is so stuck up here. Bad service. Never once asked how the meal was. Music was obnoxious and sounded like someone was screaming (more like rap music for an Italian place?) . Just bad. Food was still good but you have to deal with the staff in order to eat it unfortunately.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    ChicagoMike
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The staff was the best. Every plate served and attention to the smallest of details. We waited for nothing at Luca and I'll be back for more. So many great things to choose from and all great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anneversary
    Jake
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food and most of the wait staff were amazing overall great atmosphere for special night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Knowlegable wait staff, excellent wine Stewart ands terrific food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Consistently great food and service. We've been coming here for over 8 years and keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    Wish4better
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Have enjoyed before but this time the food was just ok & over-priced. Annoying that add a tip for 6 people then made no mention. Our fault to not notice but felt inappropriate when everything already felt over-priced.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notching Dining in Denver
    dollyfood
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The menu is innovative and DELICIOUS, the service is excellent and the atmosphere inviting. A truly outstanding dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The service was absolutely exceptional. From the moment we arrived to the completion of the meal, the staff provided great service and made every effort to ensure a memorable experience. The food was outstanding as well. It was just a great experience and it was clear that the service team were truly professionals.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like going to Italy
    skiingsam
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    It is very special. Jim's presentation of the wines are excellent and so is the wine. Food and special care is always top knotch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner!
    mangiaVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had a very lovely birthday dinner with family and enjoyed the entire evening. A little pricey for a casual Saturday night but for a special occasion it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Wonderful!
    Michiganians
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I LOVED our dinner at Luca D'Italia -- fantastic service by a lead waiter and the team, fresh and delicious food and wonderful ambiance. We're from out of state, and discovered the restaurant through a list of top 25 Denver restaurants. It delivered more than we could have imagined!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    gmfur
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Lovely spot for wine and dinner. The food is excellent and the service is equally wonderful. It is one of those places that have long term patrons that all the staff knows. That says something about a place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine assistamce
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Best sommelier in the business. Always very helpful and accurate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I was disappointed I must say. Place was practically empty on a Thursday evening.. Food was good,not great Service was great. You can get many better meals elsewhere in town at lower costs.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Celebratory Dinner
    Fischy
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My work colleagues and I met up at Luca D'Italia to celebrate. Luckily they do have complementary valet otherwise parking would be difficult. We were promptly seated and given many recommendations on items on the menu. Wait staff was informative and friendly, food was delicious, but we did not have room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch
    WestminsterJosh
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This restaurant was incredible. Our waiter was friendly, timely and very knowledgeable about the food. Speaking of the food, it was amazing! There were four of us and we all did the 4-course tasting. We ended up getting to sample nearly the entire menu and there wasn't a single dish that didn't taste incredible. The food presentation is quite impressive as well. The wine pairing was skillfully customized just for us rather than a standard pairing for each dish. The restaurant is certainly on the expensive side, but I think it was well worth the food, wine and service. Hands down one of the best restaurants I've been to in Denver!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Luvfood
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    If was easy to get a reservation, the staff were friendly and attentive. The menu was explained in great detail, and the service prompt. I left my credit card there and they called me within 10 mi utes so I was able to go right back and get it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    DavidS
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food is fine but this place is way, way overpriced
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DJT16
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We had an early reservation midweek and since we were there last they have opened up the front windows on the side we were seated. The traffic noise especially until rush hour was over was not pleasant and put us off. We can't figure out why they would open it up like that. One of the reasons we go to Luca is for the quiet ambience. We may have to make it a winter favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luca review
    Tinman3012
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was high quality but my gosh there was a lot of salt in it. The next morning my wife and I had a Miralax moment from all the sodium in the food. Service seemed to be just about right.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    andrewaw
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Fantastic all the around. Celebrated our anniversary and couldn't have been better. Highly recommend 4 course meal with wine pairings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious, yet very quiet.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I really enjoyed my recent birthday dinner at Luca... fabulous food, though a bit on the pricey side. The quality couldn't be much better. Fresh breads with rosemary lardo spread, an amuse bouche, the freshest of pasta, perfectly-prepared fish, and a sweet bite at the end of the meal. Very classy all around. But even though we had an early dinner (gotta get home to put the kids to bed), I couldn't help but worry about the future of this restaurant. There were 2 of us diners, and at least a staff of 8-10 serving us. By the time we left (an hour and a half later) there were only 3 additional patrons. Perhaps the expense and buttoned-down decor/setting is off-putting to most people. I love the food, but it might be time for a Luca refresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We had the 4 course selection with wine pairings, and the experience was one not to be forgotten. Every one of the wines went so well with the food, and the flavors of the food and wine seemed to improve when enjoyed together. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luscious Luca
    Techfoodie
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The restaurant is worth every one of the high points it receives on Zagat. Extraordinary quality coupled with superb presentation and service. Who could ask for more? We'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You can do better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    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.
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  • pasta
    viandieVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    the fusilli with mushrooms is an outstanding dish. they know how to cook pasta.good Italian wines
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Denvertourist
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Excellent food and service. Attractive dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    klc2615
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    Yummers
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top rate
    Discerning4excellence
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was fabulous and staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and pleasing all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    plutemus
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Great food and service. The swordfish was perfect! Hope to return again soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience
    Morohtar
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Okay...
    GourmandVIP
    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...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service; savory food terrific
    spacepluto
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spencerrc
    spencerrc
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Consistent!
    Tboy5280VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great food, wine, atmosphere and service. Luca always is spot on all on all accounts. Kudos !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate