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 WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Luca Italian Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
135 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (106)special occasion (93)fit for foodies (89)romantic (84)neighborhood gem (58)great for outdoor dining (48)notable wine list (48)hot spot (37)good for groups (33)vibrant bar scene (19)late-night find (11)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Great find just off W. 25th
    nightout
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the specials
    dininginCLEVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • screaming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Excellent Staff. Friendly. Never rushed making it comfortable to enjoy meal. Menu was easy to select from.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KkilVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great food. Outstanding views. Great server. What might keep me away from Luca? The outrageous prices on wine. Totally not necessary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXCELLENT RESTAURANT
    KenSin
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just try this place once.....
    MaryDVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 20th Anniversary Celebration
    MicheleH
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely wonderful in all ways
    Lulu
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    kshaw216
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great place.
    artrial
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Mango44
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This restaurant never disappoints. The food is awesome and the staff goes out of their way to make the evening memorable. We can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cleveland Gem
    bclev0719
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Overall experience was excellent. Nice views of downtown, the food there was very good. Will definitely be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Food is the MVP
    Steve0924
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • this is an Ohio city gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unless you want to wait FOREVER...
    macsaw
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BEST Italian I've had in Cleveland
    LeVinz
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love2dineitalian
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My husband and I loved our appetizers dinners and wine. Definitely going back with friends or family
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST Italian food in Cleveland
    Cathy74
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    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 .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate