Luca Italian Cuisine
Luca Italian Cuisine

Luca Italian Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lucacleveland.com/
  • Phone: 2168622761x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Luca Sema
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We will create a special menu to meet your needs.

    We are also available for restaurant buy-out dinners for hosts who want to treat their guests to the finest modern Italian food in Cleveland's most attractive setting.
  • Entertainment: Rick and Sharona every Thursday night from 7:30 to 11:00.
  • Special Events: We can cater special events, such as dinner under the tent at nearby Jacobs Pavilion.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W25th
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Open parking and valet Thurs-Sat.
A word from Luca Italian Cuisine
Luca serves the best Italian food in the city, great wine list, romantic European atmosphere and the most beautiful city view.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Luca Italian Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
141 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (120)special occasion (102)fit for foodies (93)romantic (92)neighborhood gem (65)notable wine list (53)great for outdoor dining (46)hot spot (44)good for groups (36)vibrant bar scene (23)late-night find (14)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (3)Show More
  • Wonderful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great atmosphere, great food. Wait staff was awesome. Looking forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My boyfriend and I could not have been more pleased with our experience at Luca's. From the ambiance to the food to the service - we were extremely impressed! And that Chocolate Mousse was to die for!!!!!!! SO GOOD!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lucky Luca
    73stz
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The very busy Luca Restaurant provided excellent food for a very diverse crowd. We celebrated a 55th anniversary and others a 24th birthday so there is something for everyone. It is a pricey place but worth the extra money to be a part of the downtown scene. Each dish was delicious. We were in the first alcove so we were able to avoid the blasting music but the others did not seem to mind. It is a consistently good place to entertain and Luca is lucky to have the skills and the servers who help with pen lights to light up the menus.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • consonantly excellent
    augustch3ooh
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great restaurant, keep coming back and experience has been consistently excellent. We were disappointed that Rick was not there singing, as he usually does on Thursday nights. If they could indicate if he is not there on the website somewhere that would be great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not going back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    House salad had absolutely no taste at all. Calamari was tough. Realized when we arrived home that we had been charged for two desserts that we hadn't had
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experience, but stuffy
    CFH82
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I ate at this restaurant during a recent trip to Cleveland. The food was very good, service was excellent, however it had a bit more of a stuffy atmosphere than we are used to. We were the only ones there wearing jeans! We parked in a spot that said for patrons only and a valet came and told us it was only for valet during that time of the day. We had to pay them $5 to hold our keys and keep the car parked in the same exact spot which seemed silly to me. Our food was excellent and timely and our server was attentive and friendly. Prices were mid range unless you wanted alcohol which seemed overly expensive to me ($14 martinis and $9-$18 for a glass of wine). Pumpkin cheesecake was delicious! Overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Get ready for a feast!
    Kimmie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We recently took friends to Luca for their Anniversary and had an amazing night! The food, service and atmosphere were amazing!! The ink squid lobster ravioli is something I dream of!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The total experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I have enjoyed four dinners at Lucca and each has been a totally positive experience. The food is innovative, fresh and presented beautifully. A wonderful variety to select from made with quality ingredients. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice but pricey
    KenAVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Recently went to Luca with a group. The service was excellent and the food was good but priced 20-25% higher than similar restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • By far the best!
    KateVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I'm reluctant to share my review for fear I'll never get back into the restaurant. My wife made dinner reservations for my birthday this past Saturday night. Luca's is by far the top restaurant in Greater Cleveland. Best Sea Bass I ever tasted. My wife had the Lobster ravioli, perfect! Service was excellent, the husband and wife team have their act together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luca Could Do Better Overall
    hungry1
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    First visit to Luca for dinner on a Sat night. We were seated 30 minutes late for our table. While having a drink at the bar, the bartender did not know much about the beer or wine. The restrooms were a disaster and they looked like they had not been serviced all night. This was at 8pm. They had an industrial roll of tear off paper towels and the garbage was overflowing all over the floor. For an alleged upscale restaurant, this is not acceptable. The hostess offered to buy us a drink for having to wait so long past our reservation, but the drinks were charged to our bill. Our server kept disappearing and neglected us. Food was good, but not exceptional. Not in a hurry to rush back. Other Cleveland restaurants are more impressive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Evening!
    Birthdaygala
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We enjoyed every moment of this experience at our table for 8. The square table allowed for easy conversation with all members of our party. Food was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DIning at Luca
    SangregVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our 4th time eating at Luca. We specifically chose this place because the food is great and the view of Cleveland outstanding. It is a wonderful place to entertain out of town guests. Everyone was totally happy with their meals with included the sea bass, filet and chicken. The situation with the wine list we encountered is not unique to Luca and has happened at several restaurants in recent weeks. After carefully looking over the wine list and selecting a bottle that hopefully will appeal to all at the table, the waiter returns to tell us the wine selected is not available. Really? Overall our dinner guests were thrilled with the food and the view of Cleveland and it was a great beginning to our night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luca is OUTSTANDING!
    HudsonFoodie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I hosted 3 of my girlfriends from around the country (DC, LA, St Louis) at Luca on Friday evening. They are uber-foodies and I was looking for a special Cleveland spot that would be memorable. LUCA reviews were good so we gave it a go - and happy that we did. The service was excellent, the view was spectacular and the food was off the charts. Osso Bucco boar was tender and luscious, calamari was zesty and flavorful, sea bass was excellent and Luca's wife made our evening with her wine selections. Also there is an original Michaelangelo hanging on the wall which was amazing and added to the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Everything is really great about this restaurant. My only reason for rating it a 4 star is the price of wine. Well over 3 times retail. Really! Is that necessary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Luca Food review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    First time at Luca. Very expensive. Over $250 for two people. That is not a problem. The food was not worth that money. My wife had lobster risotto. The lobster was chewy and bland. Not worth the entrée price of $55. I had veal medallions. The good looked Grey and didn't look appetizing. However it wasn't bad.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Five in Cleveland
    aimetcoVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is by far one of our favorites, we can’t ever say enough about this establishment, the service is impeccable. Strongly suggest Luca’s to all of our friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the view alone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was wonderful, ambience was spot on. Great date place or even for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it...can't wait to go back!!
    bleeVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had the Duck, lobster ravioli and pasta parpadella Bolognese. So good, had so much food that we brought the rest home and had it the next day. did not want the half orders because we wanted the leftovers for the next day! Great service! Very nice view! Cant wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite go-to eating place.
    bestyetinCleve
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I love this place. I wish I owned a corner or window table and could entertain everyone I know. It shows off Cleveland so well with building and bridge shapes , colors and lights and a great mix of business and industrial. The food is fabulous, very Italian, so good and served beautifully. The service was excellent, even when we asked them to turn down the music--they did!! And the valet service right outside the front door made me feel safe and sure about my coming and going. My biggest problem is I don't want to tell too many people , otherwise it will be booked all of the time and I won't be able to get a reservation as often I'd like!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2bake
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Just another Great night of Food and Service! Just keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • finediner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very cool restaurant. Needs to be lit up a bit. glad I had my flashlight with me. Service was not very good. Our server was in the weeds all evening. I think he was given too many tables. I have been drinking Santa Margherita pinot grigio for over 20 years and I have never paid $18.00 a glass or $72.00 a bottle that's insane. I will say the food is very good but they need to lower the wine prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific views while dining
    Peyegal
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We came to Lucas with a party of 13. Each and every one of us had a terrific meal. May I recommend the salads...especially the beet salad and the tomato salad! The veal tortelinni seemed to be the most favored dish although all of their pastas are homemade and cooked perfect! Our waitor was the best...he was very entertaining and informing! The views are amazing...the atmosphere was upbeat and fun! The only setback here was it was a bit cramped for a large group. I would recommend sitting outside if weather permits if you have a large party. But we were very pleased with everything Lucas had to offer. We will return soon! Thanks for making my fathers 80th special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Find
    Cher2share
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This food was amazing from the bread with the ubiquitous oil for dipping to the chocolate mousse cups. Classic dishes such as Beef Tartare and Beef Bolognese were prepared wonderfully as was the Sea Bass special and the waiter was very informative. This was a wonderful birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diner12VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We enjoyed a great meal with a group of 10. Request Guy as your waiter, he's very entertaining and a true professional - he enhanced our dining experience. The food is all made from scratch and is amazing. No one at the table was disappointed in their meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Clevelander
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have eaten at Luca's several times and have experienced excellent food and service every visit. I'm a foodie, and Luca's ranks at the top of my list for Cleveland restaurants. It's has a great ambiance along with a unique view. I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good but no great
    repair76
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Very nice view and great live entertainment. Our waiter was on the ball with everything, but had no personality that was evident to us. Under cooked eggplant rollatini was tough but still tasty and the steak tartare was better than great, but the egg yolk wasn't completely separated from the whites. The pasta entrees were so damn good words couldn't do them justice! This restaurant is on our "must return list".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is excellent,
    mkmk
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    my compliments to the chef. I had veal and my husband had the a pasta entree. We were both pleased.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    There were 7 of us and we all loved all of our dishes. We look forward to going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The service was horrible. We sent the steak back, it wasn't cooked properly. Then the waitress forgot all about it. At least they took it off the bill. Not a good experience at all.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I've been to Luca's a handful of times over the last two months and the experience has been consistently great. The wait staff is excellent and the food is tremendous. I have sat mostly outside and really enjoy the view and atmosphere, especially when the sun goes down. Great job Lola and Luca!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Pasta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was very well prepared and the service was excellent !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I love eating here. The food is amazing and I love the wine selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    suey
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great food, service and ambiance all wrapped up in one!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On my return to list!
    Kathleen
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We chose Luca because it was close to Jacob's pavilion and we were headed to a concert after dinner. What a find! Outdoor dining, which we prefer, fabulous food, and nice wine selections. I had the beets appetizer and the sea bass special. There were so many things on the menu that looked appealing, I'm certain I will return. Service was also excellent. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is even better than the view
    buckeyegalVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The location is easily accessible from DT Cleveland on the near westside just off W 25th. The parking can be tricky as the restaurant in within a series of condos, I suggest valet parking Thur-thru Sat nights, its well worth the modest fee. The setting is very European with the outside cafe dining and open air seating along the array of windows over looking the ever developing Flats and Lake from its perch atop Superior Viaduct. The service during our visit was spot on. The food ranges from traditional to rustic Italian preparations. The presentations are eye catching with a modern deconstructions in some cases. Plenty of pasta, meat and seafood options for a range of guests. Deep wine menu and full bar. Excellent Happy Hour.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food service not so much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were on on a business trip when we found this spot. It is in pretty hidden spot but has a great view. Service was something that could definitely be improved upon. We were seated promptly, after 10 min the hostess came to check on us to ask if the waiter had stopped by which he had but left and didn't take our order. It took him another 5 min to take our drink order. He was serving and taking orders from tables that arrived after we did. That put aside the food was fantastic. If based on service alone I would not come back, but the food was pretty good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cleveland Visitor
    westenddinerVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Luca was quieter than expected in terms of the crowd, but the food, service and atmosphere created a wonderful setting for a celebratory dinner. The pasta and seafood were excellent, and so were the unusual gelato flavors! A bit on the pricey side, but a very nice place for visitors to the city to have dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • comfortable, beautiful, fantastic!
    MrMike
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Within the past few years, I have hit almost all of Clebeland's hot dining spots, including the big names like Blue Point, Lola and Crop, trendy spots like Momocho and Farenheit.....probably at least the 30 top places. This was my first visit to Luca and I only learned of it on Open Table. My girlfriend and I haven't had a romantic night out without kids in over 9 months, so I wanted to go somewhere special for dinner and then hit the late night entertainment of downtown. While scrolling through the great places , Luca had the best reviews. From the valet at the curb, then the dark candle lit table, to the beet salad and lobster risoto, and the owner personally opening the wine and sharing a nice conversation...it was the best place ever!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Consistent!
    Kimmie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Consistency is key! Never feel rushed and the courses are served at the perfect intervals!! Nothing worse than your salad being served while appetizers are still on the table. Never at Luca!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.