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Luca Italian Cuisine
Luca Italian Cuisine

Luca Italian Cuisine Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.Lucacleveland.com
  • Phone: (216) 862-2761
  • 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, Wine
  • Entertainment: Rick and Sharona every thursday night from 7:30 to 11:00.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W25th
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Open parking and valet.
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 WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "This was our first (and probably last) visit. We sat at the bar when we initially arrived, where the bartender seemed indifferent to most of the guests, and at $14 a cocktail, you'd think there would be more attentiveness. We moved to the patio for our dinner, which was not even very busy, but our server seemed completely overwhelmed. It took THIRTY minutes TWICE to get drink refills! Food-wise, the truffle sachetti and veal saltimbocca were wonderful. The pappardelle pasta with meat sauce tasted very bland and not memorable at all, and the veal osso bucco was fair. Because the restaurant is quite expensive (and we had a bottle of wine with dinner), our bill was close to $300 for three people. By default, our server got a $50 tip!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "the food is terrific with service to match. The wine list is wonderful and Lola, the co owner will be more than happy to find you the right bottle at the right price. The menu is varied-pasta, meat, fish. While i have not tried all of the menu items the meat dishes- wild boat and pork chop are fabulous. The views of downtown and the river are excellent. nice bar scene too. great happy hour deal during the week. great for a date night, couples dinner, or a business meeting."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "In a word OUTSTANDING! My husband and I, along with my brother & his wife share July wedding anniversaries. We decided to try Luca and invite our closest friends and family to celebrate with us. Excellent choice! The food was amazing. Luca Sema has caused me to fall deeper in love with Italian cuisine. The menu is flawless. The service is superior. The ambiance is romantic, fun, and classic all in one. What topped the night...Rick & Sharona of A Swingin' Affair! They sang to us, with us and for us and we had a ball. If you have not tried this place yet, it's a must. We will be back soon, and have been talking about it all week. A Cleveland Gem!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My husband and I loved our appetizers dinners and wine. Definitely going back with friends or family"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It truly felt and tasted like we were back it Italy eating. We've felt that way all 5 times we've visited Luca. Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "As always the food was terrific and the view was stupendous. The waitress, however, was not very engaging or interested ."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Great food, service and view. Great place for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Wonderful food, attentive service (even the valets were personable). Large portions (share some different dishes) & nice wine list. Artwork is incredible. Contemporary, elegant vibe."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The restaurant looks great, has nice views of the city, friendly wait staff, but the food just wasn't that great. There were 5 in our group and 4 out of 5 thought their meals were okay, just nothing to get excited about. We waited an inordinate amount of time for the entrees to be served which was curious because the restaurant was not filled. I hope they improve the food because the space is great and the staff seems to be working hard to please."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was wonderful. The waiter was very knowledgeable, but even though he told us that there would be no rush, we felt quite rushed and were done with our meal including an appetizer and dessert in one and a half hours. The meals were delicious but quite overpriced. If you and your spouse plan on having a special evening, you had better bring up quite a bit of money, and make them slow it down."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My wife and I have enjoyed returning many times to this wonderul place. They pay attention to all the details that go into a great dining experience without making it all about them, as you can feel around some "celebrity" chefs. As I've noted before, this consistent excellence makes Luca stand out for us."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My husband and I loved Luca! The restaurant was fantastic! The artwork was beautiful and added a unique element to the overall vibe. There was plenty of space between tables, great view, our waiter was excellent and the food and drink were outstanding. The fig and gorgonzola appetizer was the best thing I ever ate. We appreciated the attention to detail and the dining experience. Can't say enough good things! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had heard good things from a number of reliable sources so we tried Luca. We were seated promptly and the view was exceptional. Service was excellent. The menu was quite extensive, but owing to the late hour we opted to share an appetizer, a soup and two half orders of pasta. The calamari was excellent, one of the best we have tried anywhere. The Tuscan white bean soup was flavorful and hearty. The Pappardelle ala Bolognese was delicious. The Tagliatelle ala Mare was very nice also. With a couple of drinks our tab was $140ish. For an incredible view with great food and service, we would certainly recommend Luca."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We had a great dining experience. I read a review but was still very pleasantly surprised. Great food. Great service. We will certainly be back."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The food is elegant and rich in flavor. The staff exceeded my expectations. It was expensive but worth the price in the end as it was a wonderful dinning experience. I would recommend this restaurant for special occasions."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food is great as is the service and view. It is a fun dining experience."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "An all around great comfortable relaxing atmosphere"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We both ordered Tagliatelli Bolognese. Sauce very pastie and VERY spicy. Dish should not be HOT!! Menu did not indicate spicy and I could not eat it."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I have eaten in a lot of restaurants in my life...my favorite!!! I have been here several times and have never had a bad experience. The bread is always warm and every dish is prepared perfectly. Everything tastes amazing. The views summer and winter are stunning. If this place was in NYC or Chicago, it would takes months to get a reservation. Just one thing...wish The Prisoner was on the wine list and they had copper mugs for the mules."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Best Italian food in CLE! The atmosphere is amazing and the owners are up front and personal. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Luca is a highly rated local "upscale" Italian (vs. "traditional") place. It has a unique "drawing" point --- a piece of fine art attributed to Michelangelo (or his workshop) which is quite beautiful. The restaurant itself is also stylish, if not too large, with an attractive bar that hosts a (small) crowd itself. Staff are knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating --- service is quite good, and you will not be rushed if you like a relaxed pace (was not too busy that night). The wine list is also rather good, centered on some decent Italian selections. The food quality is way above average, but it does not reach the levels you would expect from the rest of the package (we dined only once). Luca is a tiny bit hard to find, as well."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The food, the service and the view make Luca the best place for a quiet dinner or gathering of friends. We've never been disappointed -- always A++. Kudos to Luca and Lola for their impact on the downtown Cleveland dining scene. Just don't get too popular so we can't get a table!!!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The food and service are top notch, making for a wonderful dining experience. Took friends who had never been, they plan on going back. Everyone makes you feel special, from the moment you walk in, to the moment you leave."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Wonderful place to spend the evening, really good food and service! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Friends highly recommended we visit after we went to Ponte Vecchio. Wonderful dining experience! Cozy booths, lovely decor and view of Cleveland flats, attentive service with fantastic recommendations, great wine and enticing menu. Tried several items from Bolognese to Sacchetti were absolute standouts. Check them out soon - you won't be disappointed!!! Also read great review in Cleveland Magazine. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We again had an amazing dinner here for my wife's birthday. Not a wrong note with the food, the presentation, the ambiance, the service or the overall hospitality, which is attentive and engaged but not overbearing. We dine out frequently and Luca's is on our short list of regular spots. Haven't been disappointed in numerous visits."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We had a fantastic experience here while celebrating our anniversary. We cannot say enough about our waiter who spent a great deal of time explaining menu items, wine suggestions and popular entrees. The food was absolutely delicious from the appetizers, to the entrees and the dessert. We will definitely return and have recommended it to anyone looking for amazing Italian food. "
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "We had a wonderful experience. The room is beautiful and features great views. Every employee was friendly and efficient, from the valets to the wait staff to the bussers. Our meals were delicious and featured large portions. We had a great evening celebrating our anniversary, and I would offer an unequivocal recommendation!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We made reservations and we were seated as soon as we got there. I was impressed from the start. It was our first time and we were celebrating a birthday. It couldn't have been more perfect. The atmosphere was very nice. I liked the view of the bridge from our seats. The menu was definitely Italian but the waitress explained everything to us. The food and wine was amazing! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Reserved for Birthday Celebration. Immediate attention to seating, slight lag in server acknowledgement. A little noisy for a romantic dinner, but view was exceptional and table nicely appointed. Food was excellent!!! Portions exceeded expectation, all fresh and very flavorful. Visit from the chef/owner. Will definitely return for another speciall occasion. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Consistently great food, well presented, in a charming setting like none other in Cleveland - at our window booth, enjoying our cocktails, we watched an ocean freighter slowly leave the port, framed by the bridges. Add consistently knowledgable and helpful staff, and that's why - although we enjoy sampling other spots in the city - we return here frequently."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Dined at Luca's on Superior Viaduct last night overlooking Lake Erie and the Cleveland Flats with my partner. Rick, from the singing duo Rick & Sharona, performed all night. My third time to this restaurant, trying different dishes, and they are always spot on."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Such a beautiful find!! We loved our meal and everything about Luca! We had a great table for 6 that was tucked in a corner. The food was outstanding and the service was great, too. Our server, Keri, was wonderful! We will definitely be back!!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It was a special occasion an the ambiance, service and food were great. Only crticism is that the specials we ordered were very pricy. When the specials were recited that did not note the price. Food was great but need to let diners know what they are paying so they don't get sticker shock when the bill comes."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Luca never ceases to be a great experience. Will be back again."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "It's good however how do you know that the restaurant exist? The only reason we know about this is because my void friend lives across the street... Otherwise would never know you are there.."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This is the second time my husband and I have been to Luca. This time another couple joined us and they loved everything about Luca. They thought the food and service was amazing. We plan to go back when the weather gets nice and have dinner on the patio!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Everything was great, from drinks to dessert, however while not totally the restaurants fault our section had the misfortune of having a 6 top of older women who were inappropriately loud. Their cackling laughter resulted in several tables to move. I know it is a fine line for the management to allow patrons to enjoy themselves, but when several tables enjoyment is affected they should have stepped in...resulting me in turning around and lighting them up a bit. Nothing better than a $ 38 osso bucco with 50 something women screaming like they are at a lunch table in elementry school. Other than that - this place is fantastic."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The salmon over the risotto with the lobster sauce was the best thing I have ever eaten!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Before we even entered the building, the Hostess was waving at smiling at us. Everyone else that we encountered that night had the same friendliness and service focus. Each of us (we were 4) had something different for appetizers, entrees and desserts--everything was phenominal. I can't say enough about the wonderful experience we had."
    Dined on 3/25/2014