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Luca's Ristorante
Luca's Ristorante

Luca's Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lucasflemington.com/
  • Email: lucasflemington@gmail.com
  • Phone: (908) 284-9777
  • Hours of Operation: Mon-Thurs noon to 10pm
    Fri-Sat noon to 11pm
    Sun 1pm to 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, French American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Luca Dimeglio
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Full catering menu
  • Entertainment: Music of Italy

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rte 31
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Luca's Ristorante
A refreshing departure from the ordinary; Luca’s Ristorante Flemington is inventive and original, all-the-while authentic regional Italian gastronomy. It’s Chef Luca DiMeglio’s personification of the soul of Ischia (Italy’s famous island wonderland, located off the coast of Naples) right here in the heart of suburban Flemington. Maintaining with the philosophies that make Italian food such a delight, Chef Luca believes in crafting every element of the dish by hand. Against the beautiful backdrop that is Luca’s dining room, you will begin your dining experience with a basket of assorted artisan breads, followed by one of his homemade pastas, or from a selection of one of the evening’s enchanting specials. The final touch; one of Chef Luca’s select desserts accompanied by the perfect cup of locally micro-roasted espresso or cappuccino. Benvenuti e Buon Appetito!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My son became an Italian cuisine lover while studying in Rome, so we decided to take he and his girlfriend to dinner at Luca's (which my husband chose by the locale and stellar reviews.) We were pleasantly surprised with the wonderfully authentic Italian fare and the adorable ambiance. With so many wonderful choices on the menu, we decided that we can always return for the standard menu options and should try the specials, which in this case was a slice of 50-Layer Lasagna; one made with short-ribs and one made with lobster. The portions were immense and delicious. My son said Luca's serves the most authentic Italian cuisine he has found since he lived in Rome. We enjoyed it so much that we made another reservation to return right away!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food was great. We were a party of six for lunch. I was surprised that that the tip was included in our bill. The waiter told us that the restaurant's policy is to include the tip in the bill for parties of six or more."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Tried for 1st time, nice small place, food very good. Jason, our server, sold us on the fig appetizer, which was better than expected. Very friendly staff."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Love going to LUCAS the food is amazing - great blend of herbs and spices! the only thing that i did care for on this particular visit was the squid it came out rubbery - squid is a tricky one to cook anyways and it can happen at any restaurant - other then that FANTASTIC!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "truly a hidden gem in our own backyard. We just happened to find out about it, and so glad we did. The food is great. It is like going to Ischia, Italy. A favorite of ours."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Everything was prepared with pride. Everything from the figs wrapped in prosciutto, to the pear salad, the pastas, to the desert with gelato, to my cappuccino, were all prepared fresh! The braised short rib fell from the bone. The pasta was fresh and cooked to perfection, not over cooked or soft. The service was great. Our waiter was extremely attentive & took pride in every dish he served. We will definitely make this one of our regular restaurants."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "First time there wife's meal was great I did not like mine at all but they truly went out of there way to make up for it so we will be back again and try it again."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Food is fair to good. The only dish we had that I could honestly recommend was the "spinachi," a generous portion of a spinach fettuccine topped with okay meatballs. The mussels were just edible, the melanzane salad had too much vinegar, the paccheri dish was okay, the dessert, gelato, exactly what could go wrong? was inedible, like a cookie dough. They were doing a good business, the young, inexperienced staff was earning their tip money, the chairs are terribly uncomfortable, entrees were served before our appetizer dishes were taken away; well, if you live close by as we do, you might stop in again, but otherwise, not worth it."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "What a fabulous find! Found this restaurant through Open Table and was extremely happy with the entire experience - great food, terrific appetizer selection, fabulous service and great flair for a party of 9. Can't wait to go back again and bring different family members and friends! Lots more dishes that I want to try on their menu!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Great food and service. Particularly liked the homemade ravioli and pasta."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We don't live in the area and found Luca's on open table. What a find it was outstanding!!!! Everything we had was excellent. Totally recommend to anyone who knows good food!!!!! We will certainly return on our next trip to the area!! Thank you Luca for a wonderful meal!!"
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "The figs in proscuitto (starter) were tasty and beautifully presented. Also enjoyed the "King Clip" (fish special) over a lovely risotto, with jumbo shrimp, a generous portion. Another special entree was just OK, calamari & scallops over squid ink pasta had to be modified due to unavailability of the squid ink pasta (we've enjoyed Luca's squid ink pasta on prior visits). The homemade breads fresh from the oven were excellent (especially with house-made hummus spread). Overall we love the unique offerings at Luca's."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "With the freshest homemade pasta around, and well prepared other dishes, Luca's has become one of our regular dining spots. We only wish they could acquire, train, and retain better quality waitstaff. They tend to staff local high school or college boys (why never any women?) many of whom have apparently never enjoyed a fine dining experience themselves. Our waiters tonight, while friendly, were never in synch, and distracted us from our date night over and over again. Go to Luca's for the excellent food; be prepared for less than stellar service however."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Ive been to lucas multiple times and time after time I am impressed. I think they just put out a new menu as it was different from the other times I've been there. I had a dish that I believe was called a squid ink spaghettoni, it was one of their weekly specials. The pasta is all made in house so they are able to make this spagetti that is infused with squid ink. This is something I have never tried before, it was so intruiging I had to order it. The color was awesome it was black pasta, and a white garlic cream sauce, it looked interesting and tasted phenomenal. On top of that the service is very friendly and professional. I love lucas, and everyone I bring there is suprised to find that kind of italian dining in flemington."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "You really can't beat Luca's. I've been 3 times, and every time was outstanding. The food there is incredible, highly recommend any of their pasta dishes (they make their own) or really anything else. My wife and I took my parents there, and even my father, who is highly critical of everything, loved it. The wait staff was friendly and very accomodating, and although it doesn't look like much from outside, on the inside the ambiance is quiet and romantic. Highly recommend to everyone, and I still think this is the best restaurant in Flemington. Did I mention the food is incredible?"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "I'm always up for trying new places & given the positive reviews, Luca's seemed like a good bet. The atmosphere was nice, the staff friendly and we got a good vibe after being seated. Overall, the service was good except for the waiter serving my hot soup and hot appetizer at the same time; I expect that from a chain, not a quality independent restaurant. I was disappointed with some of the food. My partner had a chicken entree that she said was tasty, but the chicken was a bit dry. The risotto in my lobster trio was quite good as were the mussels, but the lobster tail was tiny and very tough, the scallops a bit mushy. The cannoli's I had for dessert were stale. A nice place, nice menu, reasonable prices, but the food was fair at best."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "Apart from the wonderful selection of bread that Luca makes himself, we started with some fresh and crispy calamari as an appetizer. Even the tomato sauce was homemade. Next came our main courses: a succulent NY strip Bistecca, a seafood lover's paradise - Luca's Paella, and last but not least the most remarkable swordfish special I have ever tried. Everything was superb and mouth watering The pasta and risotto are homemade providing customers with unique options such as bucatini, pappardelle and gnocchi to name a few The climax of my night was the tiramisu which conveniently translates to "pick me up." Oh boy! What a pick me up! Made with poignant coffee beans this dessert was like watching the fireworks after a day at the fair."
    Dined on 8/4/2013
  • "What a wonderful place for our 5th Anniversary. Quiet, clean and comfortable. The food was awesome and done just perfectly. Service was awesome and great care was taken to make sure we had a great dining experience. Would recommend to family and friends. Oops, almost forgot BYOB!"
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "I was the only one dininig at 1:30 (not unusual for a Monday). I ordered the fromaggi as a starter. This $8 plate had a very good preserve and 5 or 6 cheeses, Italian as well as Cheddar and Blue. I'd say there was probably 12 to 15 ounces of cheeses and knew I would be taking half or more home for my cheese consumption for the rest of the week. It took a while for it to come and I was afraid my gnocchis would come out at the same time; they came within 2 minutes. The server was apolgetic and I asked it to be kept warm for another 10 minutes. I expressed that I was in no hurry and this should never have happened. The gnocchis were good; sauce seemed rich but a little bland (perhaps the cheeses clouded my taste). 3 1/2 to 4 stars."
    Dined on 8/12/2013