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Luce Nuovo
Luce Nuovo

Luce Nuovo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lucenuovo.com
  • Email: lucepowell@gmail.com
  • Phone: (740) 881-4600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Chef Derek Michael
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: Don't Forget about out Monthly Wine Dinners. Held in our private event room!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sawmill Parkway & Seldom Seen Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Luce Nuovo
Lucé + Nuovo has a contemporary Italian/French menu that can be enjoyed both casually and formally. Every season our menu changes to ensure that you only experience the freshest ingredients; all the while, supporting many local farmers and purveyors. Our wine selection is extensive and chosen from the finest vineyards worldwide. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Good food, attentive service (thanks Masha) Very nice atmosphere. All in all, a very nice evening."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Luce Nuovo reopened last year and I had not been back. Glad I came. The menu is expanded and decor updated. Most notably however the entree with blackened cod on a ragout of mixed mushrooms and served with a zucchini cake was excellent. Nice wine list by the glass and bottle. Attentive and helpful wait staff."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My wife and I would have enjoyed our dinner except for the fact the couple next to us and their two to three year old sat at their table for an hour after their dinner was over talking while the poor child needed something to do other than raise heck at the table. It totally ruined our dinner. Please note their dinner was over because they had paid their check. I wish we could have been seated at another table which on hind sight I should have asked for but I kept thinking that the couple would have to leave which they didn't. On a positive note the salmon my wife had and the sea scallops I had was very well prepared and tasted very good. Our waitress was excellent. A very enjoyable evening was not to be had due to rude selfish people"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We went here for my husband's birthday. The service was pretty good but a little slow at times. The food was delicious. The kobe beef carpaccio was one of my husband's favorites. My husband had the iron steak diavolo and loved it. Just enought spice to give it a kick. I had the Day Cod, which was pretty good as well. We had a table of 5 and everybody was happy with their dinners. We also got a trio sampler of desserts. The ricotta doughnuts were AMAZING!! I forgot what they are called on the menu but everybody raved about it. We were sat by the fire place and we loved it. My mother in law and I get cold easily so we took the spots closest to it, and it made a difference. The wine list is pretty impressive too."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Small menu, but the food was unique and good. Service was good as well."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Having recently moved to the area, we've struggled to find a decent, appropriately priced, and consistent place. However, Luce Nuovo stands out and you can instantly notice their attentive, caring, dedicated approach to providing a wonderful experience. The salad and dessert plates were chilled, our server could articulate every dish on the menu, and the wine list represents a restaurant that strives to be on the cutting edge of the best selections. The meal was not rushed and our server was 100% in control of providing a perfectly paced experience. Either for a respectable evening after a long week at work or for a special family occasion, this place has it all. Be adventurous with this menu and wine list - it will not disappoint."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Service was SLOW, no apologies made at all for slowness of service. There were plenty of tables open at 745 on a Sat night so it's not like they were packed or anything. Meatball appetizer quite good. Beet salad excellent. Then my $34 filet came out and it was the smallest piece of filet I'd ever been served. More like a single medallion. Plus ,I ordered medium rare and it came medium well. New ownership is floundering here. I've always been a Luce fan, living right across the street I hope they get it together."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The Lamb with squash and kale was a home run! The other dishes were very good, but for the price point of $20-30 per plate there is significant competition in Columbus for GREAT food. In the Powell area, this maybe one of the premier public places to take a date. If you live nearby and haven't been there for awhile check out the changes. Wine selection: Many choices by glass, prices and type. Food options: Very Good. Family: Note they are promoting "kids eat free" three nights a week. That will be our next adventure there."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Good Italian and French contemporary food. I thought it was pretty good but not incredible. For example, the pasta flavor can be somewhat bland and the tiramisu dessert falls apart instead of having a steady firmness. Service was okay but sometimes checked in too often, like literally 2 minutes apart for no reason. Prices are pretty decent not too crazy. They could be slightly lower"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Was pretty disappointed all around given the price. Waiter was nice enough, just not much enthusiasm. Had to ask for water several times (one of my absolute pet peeves). As for the meal, my wife had to send her's back as it came out very spicy with no mention of this on the menu. Absolutely could not eat it. Ordered the Margarita pizza instead...absolutely the blandest meal we have ever had. No taste whatsoever. Would not recommend given the prices and this experience."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "2 1/2 hour dinner including 30 minutes to pay our bill. Which was done by someone other than our waiter. Dirty dishes sat on our table until we stopped someone to take them. No one from management stopped by our table to see how things were. Credit to kitchen, dinner was very good."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My husband had heard good things about Luce Nuovo so we decided to try it. We were not disappointed. The service was very good as well as the food."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We were celebrating our anniversary and to our surprise, our dessert came with a chocolate anniversary message! Our server simply overheard us and went that extra step to personalize our celebration. Kudos to her and the kitchen staff! Our dinners were wonderfull prepared and exceeded our expectations."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Had a big group there Saturday night. Everything was just great!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The six of us sat down to a very enjoyable dinner with a very dedicated server. Our appetizer of lobster bisque and a house salad were excellent. Our meals were devoured!!! We would definitely recommend Luce' Nuovo to anyone looking for a nice, little neighborhood dining experience or a grand scale dining experience."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food was amazing - best steak I've had in 5 years. Three of us ordered the same meal and two of three steaks were cooked correctly. The service was terrible - very, very slow. We sat for 45 minutes before we ordered and then waited another 45 minutes to get the food. The server was not apologetic at all. The food was the only saving grace for the restaurant. I would not recommend this place to anyone. I know understand why this was the only place that had openings on NYE."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Would have thought since my wife and I were drinking expensive drinks we would have seen our waiter more but we went through dinner only having one drink from the bar. Server should have been on us every possible minute checking to see if we wanted more. And our reservation was at 5pm so it's not like the place was already too crowded."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "A busy place this night. Food was delicious with generous portions. Waitstaff was great."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Wait staff was very patient with our indecisions and requests. Nice food presentations."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "I chose this restaurant for my birthday night out with friends. We noticed when we entered that there was a wedding reception going on in a private room. Apparently everyone on staff was only paying attention to the wedding party because we had the worst service experience EVER. We tried to order champagne and our server (or hostess or whoever she was) brought 4 wine glasses and said the big party was using ALL the champagne glasses. We told her we would really prefer the proper glasses. 20 minutes later she brought them and the whole time our bottle sat open, getting warm. It took forever to get our 3 appetizers and we left to go elsewhere for dinner. Too bad since the food was not bad."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "The food was unique, prepared excellently and presented professionally."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Not as good as the original, decent but not worth a repeat visit."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "we were at the last wine tasting. very good. good wine selections. food was good."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "We went there for dinner and everything was great. Prices are reasonable considering we ordered things like wild boar, and portions are a normal size. Everything tasted great, and I felt healthy and satisfied after the meal."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "Went for relaxed evening with friends and felt very rushed by the server.."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I am speechless after our incredible dinner at Luce. You must give this a try and see for yourself. I must admit we neglected this restaurant as the previous owners/chef were unimpressive. But, I have to say Luce is a local favorite of ours after today. This chef will blow you away!!"
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "everytime we eat there the food is outrageous. the chef cares about the product he delivers and the staff enjoys working there. always something new on the menu. never boring."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "My friends and I had lunch at Luce's recently and were not disappointed. The food, service, and ambiance were excellent."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "There's a dearth of good restaurants just north of Columbus - most seem to be dressed-up Olive Gardens. Fortunately, Luce Nuovo fills the void. During a recent trip to the area I ate there several times and was pleased with everything I was served each time. Antipasto. Salad. Scallops. Dessert. Wine. Cheese. All excellent, and well presented. I'd be happy to find this restaurant anywhere but was particularly glad it is where it is."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "I always considered Luce a neighborhood gem, but the change in decor and food was a disappointment. It not only lost it's charm in my opinion, but the new menu was less than desirable. I always ordered from the smaller portion plates, which is no longer an option. The food was mediocre and the portions left something to be desired. I ordered the shrimp rissotto as an entree and received a great portion of rissotto, but only three medium sized shrimp. Really? I will be on the lookout for a new neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "Everyone in our party of four used to be regulars at the former Luce. Only one of us felt their meal was better than what they used to get and the rest of us were unimpressed with our meals. Appetizers were also unremarkable. We felt the food was good but relatively boring."
    Dined on 8/30/2013