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Luca Italian Cuisine
Luca Italian Cuisine

Luca Italian Cuisine Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.Lucacleveland.com
  • Email: manjolasema@icloud.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 WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "The good visual impression, with views of the skyline and the bridges would have been more romantic after dark. The menu offered unusual, attractive choices. Everything was well-prepared and appealing. Mussels were fresh and delicious. Bread was too good to avoid. Entrees, veal milanese and grilled salmon, were very good, but I regret not choosing the wild boar osso bucco. Caprese salad was weaker due to an out-of-season tomato. Pistachio gelato was outstanding. Servers were friendly, knowledgable, efficient. Our only slight disappointment was that when I made the reservation I specified we would be celebrating our 46th anniversary, and there was no recognition of that, but that's a bit of a quibble. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Upon arriving at the restaurant, we were immediately impressed. What a location! And the ambiance and decor did not disappoint. However, the evening soon went downhill, and due to the poor service and lackluster food, we will not be returning to Luca. Once our drink order was taken, it took 25 minutes to arrive at the table. The order wasn't expedited until I flagged down a different waitress. Our appetizers, despite the wait, were above average. However, it took another 30 minutes (upon completion of the appetizers) for our pasta to arrive. My gnocchi dish resembled footballs in taste and texture, and the bolognese was exceedingly average. Comped dessert tastes less sweet when a dismissive waitress delivers--avoid this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "How about a romantic evening, with great wine, great food and amazing dessert. They even had a gentleman singing that sounded like Frank Sinatra. This was a perfect anniversary evening. The Ahi Tuna appetizer was amazing, and the Lobster Ravioli was insane. The Pistachio Gelato and Carmel Salted Cheese Cake topped off a perfect evening. Thanks a million."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "They must have over-booked the restaurant the night we went. We had our reservations for over a month & a half, and ended up at a table that was basically not even in the restaurant & the table wobbled (many of the tables had this problem, and the servers went around crawling under tables putting napkins under the table feet). We were completely ignored & had to literally chase people down to get anything we ordered (or to even place our order). It took over 20 minutes just to place our drink order, and the rest of the night did not get any better. Our server did not even find his abnormal. She was supposed to check on a question about the menu, and never came back. We waited forever for our food, and did not even get all of our food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Nice for a first time experience with the hubby in Cleveland"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This is the old space formerly inhabited by Ponte Vecchio. It is a bit hidden but has a loverly wrap-around window set up so almost all of the table have a view of either the downtown skyline and/or Detroit and Carnegie bridges and Flats. We started with the carpaccio and mozzarella di bufalo, and speck appetizers. My friend got the stuff trout special which sounded nice but I don't do fish, so I passed. I got the gnocchi and was a bit disappointed as the sauce was much spicier than I would expect from a "homemade tomato sauce" and the mozzarella wasn't very well distributed across the plate. We were too full for dessert. Overall, it's a nice space and the kitchen seems better than Ponte Vecchio's was."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My husband and I loved our night at Luca even though the special entrées were wildly expensive. It is always appreciated when servers tell the price of specials as they explain them, and our server didn't do that. I would definitely return but only for special occasions."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Best dining experience in months. Truly Cleveland's finest restaurant!!! We will return again and again!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "This was one of the best meals I have ever eaten!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "What an outstanding evening. The food was delicious, the service friendly and the view a treat. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We found out about this restaurant because it was a choice for Cleveland's Restaurant Week and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. The service was great, what a beautiful view of Cleveland and the food was phenomenal!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Everything was lovely. Noise level high, but understand that is "energetic". Our server was very good and the food excellent. Wonderful evening."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Enjoyed the mussels and cocktails for happy hour, then dinner from the Restaurant week menu. Bean soup was very flavorful, the salad was very fresh and perfectly dressed, the pasta (both the pappardelle and the tortellini) was also very good. We would definitely go again and recommend to others. Can be a little loud but we could still have a conversation - and, one reason it was loud, I think was due to the fact that they were BUSY! And that is a good sign. Service was still very attentive."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We went last night for Cleveland Restaurant Week and were very pleased. We were seated immediately at a nice, big table right in a window nook with a view of downtown and the river. There was a set menu, 3 courses for $30, for restaurant week so we shared soup/salad for starters, I had the prosciutto wrapped salmon and my boyfriend had the veal tortellini for mains, and we split the tiramisu and chocolate mousse for dessert. They also bring out a good portion of bread with a mixture of olive oil + herbs for dipping. (A segment from my Yelp review)"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The ambiance, service, and food were exceptional! Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Being new to northeast Ohio, we have enjoyed exploring the wide variety restaurants available. Luca Italian Cuisine is among the best. Set in a quiet corner of the Flats the restaurant offers style, charm and romance. The food is varied yet very Italian. We ordered Wild Boar and Squid Ink Ravioli w/ Shrimp. Both dishes were astounding in their taste and presentation. The staff was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, and prompt. Bon Apitite!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I went with a group of friends for restaurant week. Their options were great and everything was delicious! I will definitely be going back because their regular menu items sounded amazing as well. Our server was awesome; knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive! I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I absolutely love this place. It has become my favorite restaurant. The food is excellent! The staff is so polite and know what they are talking about. They were able to answer all my questions with ease! I will be back!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had a great meal at Luca again. This was our second time at this restaurant. Each entrée was perfectly prepared. The wine list is interesting and full of good choices. The best part is the intriguing view out the large windows. Our guests were totally happy with the restaurant choice and praised it all evening."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Decided to try Luca during the Restaurant Week. Outstanding food, great wine list. The service for a restaurant of this caliber should be much better then it was the evening we were there. Definetly a destination place, if only for the food."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our food was excellent, I had the Lobster ravioli. The wine was great and the service was very good!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I visited Luca's for the first time and absolutely loved it. The food was delicious and the view of the city was beautiful. I would recommend it and will definitely be going back again!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Driving to Luca reminds one of Cleveland's magic. Embedded within the bridges of Cleveland, Luca beckons diners to appreciate the city's industrial heritage, rejoice in its downtown living choices and hail yet another example of Cleveland's growing reputation as a foodie's paradise. And that's just the impression before entering the restaurant! The decor is strictly NYC, the ambiance radiates warmth, even in the depths of Cleveland's worst winter in decades, and the food delights. We had a fish selection (barzini, deboned expertly at table) and pasta bolognese (made with boar that even my non-foodie partner loved), a fabulous bottle of malbec and a light chocolate mousse served in dark chocolate mini-cups. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Luca provided a great dinner for our group, from the appetizers through to the dessert. Even after a small miscommunication between the server and one of the members of our group, they quickly made it right. They were very knowledgable about the food and wine, even pointing out when what we ordered was not the same that you would find in most other restaurants (the calamari here is not heavily breaded and fried). We appreciated the warning because if we were expecting our calamari to be like that, then it could have caused an unpleasant experience. Overall, it was a great evening."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The place is located in a nice exclusive area. Customer service was excellent from the valet outside to the manager that came out to ask us were we enjoying our meal. We felt welcomed. The food was excellent! Lovely romantic setting. I need to take my fiancé to be to a nice elegant , exclusive restaurant (no Applebee's or iHop) and Luca delivered! We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Everything was excellent except one of our meals We ordered the filet, a $40 dinner med rare And it came very over cooked. They apologized took it back , when the second steak came out it was more well done than the first one. Meanwhile we went out for a romantic dinner and my husband ate his dinner while I watched We like the restaurant and have been there with the previous owner we will give them another try"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our first time under the new name and management and we were super impressed with the food. I had the Bufala Mozzarella appetizer and it may have been better cheese than I had in Italy.. I also had the Tortellini and it was fantastic. Some of the best food I've eaten in months. The service didn't get us right away. Once we had a waitress, all was fine, very attentive and appropriately interactive. It took 3 tries to get the bill right -- first an extra $70 (which should have been obvious with dinner for two) and then a $10 charge that wasn't ours. The place was a bit noisy but, thankfully, not too noisy to make it difficult to carry on a conversation. These issues were totally outweighed by the great food. We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Been here several times. Beautiful room, and great view of Cleveland. The bar was vibrant. I had Sea Bass, my wife had breaded veal chop. Good but over priced. The veal at Nido Italia is much better at half the price"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we both thought that everything was fantastic. We will definitely go back again and we would highly recommend. Dawn our server was a sweetheart!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Luca Italian Cuisine was a real Gem. We had a group of nine people on a Saturday. They treated us to great service, good advice, and a very enjoyable dinning experience. They even offered to sell us a few paintings."
    Dined on 1/11/2014