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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, 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 & Promotions: 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 WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The food was very well prepared and the service was excellent !!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "I love eating here. The food is amazing and I love the wine selection."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Great food, service and ambiance all wrapped up in one!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We went to Luca for our anniversary and were not disappointed. The view was great, food was excellent, and service was very good. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Put your palate in Chef Luca's hand. The daily special is always a hit at our table. And Lola will pair with the perfect wine."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food and view was very good. Wine served for happy hour was low bottom shelf. Dinner at the table was fine until the entertainment started. It was so load we had difficulty with a conversation at dinner. I would recommend going for dinner on an evening without entertainment. Lobster risotto was excellent."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Excellent Staff. Friendly. Never rushed making it comfortable to enjoy meal. Menu was easy to select from."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Great food. Outstanding views. Great server. What might keep me away from Luca? The outrageous prices on wine. Totally not necessary!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Luca is an excellent location, great food, nice view, above average service. Went to celebrate a birthday & was not disappointed with anything. This us the 2nd time there & I would return in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "...And you will be hooked. The Porkchop, lobster risotto, lobster ravioli, osso bucco, artichokes stuffed with lobster, calamari and "purses of paradise" get an appetizer of these (they are heaven on a plate)-my family shared all the above and it was one of the best meals we have all had in a very long time. Everything was amazing! The ambiance, the service, the food! Don't skip on dessert- the pistachio gelato is wonderful. Happy hour at the bar is also one of the best in Cleveland. Find a reason to get here ASAP!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We heard wonderful things about Luca and changed our reservation from another spot nearby to celebrate our anniversary. We were not disappointed. Friends joined us to celebrate our 20th and we can be a tough group. Our server, Ruben, was there when we needed him and very helpful. He made great recommendations as far as beverages and food selections. It was an all around wonderful experience. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food, service, and ambiance was beyond description. We were seated by the windows and the view was breathtaking. The food was some of the best we have ever eaten. True Italian cuisine, even though we have never been to Italy. Lola made you feel as if she had known you forever. The hostess put in two calls for a cab to return us to our hotel. When Lola discovered, we were still waiting after 20 plus minutes she insisted on driving us herself to our hotel. That is true ownership of a restaurant, not just a manager of a franchise. Will be back again very soon."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Luca has quickly become my favorite restaurant in the city. the only thing better than the service is the food! The risotto is amazing I recommend it to everyone!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "This is definitely a place to go. Food was excellent and the location and ambiance is perfect for a special occasion, business dinner or for a really great meal. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "First time here. All 4 of us would return! We were seated by the hostess station & door (need to reserve window seats with a view well in advance. Turned out our location was fine, really no bad seats! Food was delish, restaurant was very cool, & our waitress was excellent. She suggested we order an appetizer portion of these beggar purses from the main menu to start...fabulous! Lobster risotto was very good although the risotto itself was a little undercooked & therefore, could've been a little creamier. But, it had a large portion of lobster mixed in & a beautiful large tail on top. Two of us shared this entree & they was plenty leftover. The pasta bolognese was excellent & the branzino which was filleted tableside was also excellent."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Overall experience was excellent. Nice views of downtown, the food there was very good. Will definitely be returning soon."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The Food was amazing and the MVP on a team of really strong players. Leading assists was a charming and gracious bartender. His name was Oliver and his Mojitos were as amazing as his service. I had the veal Tortaloni and my date had the roast chicken. Both were cooked to a stunning degree of perfection. I am not only recomending this place to everyone I know but after Oliver's statment of the sunday/monday happy hour I'll be back for that as well with friends. The best fine Italian dining option in the city bar none."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great food, service and view. Great place for special occasions."
    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