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LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich
LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich

LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.luce-ristorante.com
  • Phone: (516) 624-8330
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Dino Vlacich
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full Catering Menu
  • Private Party Facilities: Luce offers many options for private dining that can seat a variety of party sizes. Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, holiday parties and many other events.
  • Private Party Contact: Dominick (516) 624-8330
  • Special Events & Promotions: Luce Andare Food truck

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Northern Blvd (25A)
  • Public Transit: Syosset Train Station
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich
LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich is a fine dining Italian restaurant dedicated to the highest quality of food and level of service. Innovative specialty dishes from all regions are created to be enjoyed in an elegant setting.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We started at the bar. Really nice and bartender was very friendly and made amazing drinks. They knew we had a reservation and didn't pressure us to get to our table. Was not very crowded though. Love the food. Service could have been better. Didn't refill my water. Waiter never came over to ask how anything was. We shared a salad appetizer, which was in the center of the table before we split it, someone came over to ask if we wanted fresh paper. You really cannot ask that until it has been divided. That is an individual thing. Last time we went thought service was better. There were 2 other large groups there, it I still expect more."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We all ordered something different on the menu and every meal was terrific."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Everything we ate was amazing!! Brought some friends there for the first time and was so happy that they loved the place!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Wonderful evening. Excellent food-pasta, pistachio crusted halibut, salmon, baby lamb chops."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Luce is our favorite, bar none. the food is always great!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Linguine alle Vongole v. good (highly recommend). Nothing more to add."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I tend to return to Luce -- food outstanding; hard to beat!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Live in LI , but tend to eat in New York City, and not aware of too many good local restaurants. So Luce was a pleasant surprise. Dinner was really excellent. Food was very good, comfortable setting and professional service. Music on a Tuesday evening was a nice addition. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My girlfriends and I had an easy reservation for a Thursday night. The staff is very friendly and attentive and the food was terrific. I had the branzino alla erbe (35.00) with roasted potatoes which was absolutely delicious and generous enough in size to take a goodie bag home. Two friends had a homemade rigatoni with beef and pork ragu. Delicious and generous portions again. Flourless chocolate cake (shared) for dessert. Overall a lovely, relaxed evening obviously enjoyed by many restaurant regulars. I will become one!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Such a pretty restaurant, warm, friendly service with great food. A wonderful night out."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Always good food and service at this neighborhhod gem!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Branzino branzino branzino! Nothing more to say. Burrat was excellent"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Second time at Luce and again great food and service! The veal dish I had was excellent. Nice quality veal with a mushroom risotto and broccoli rabe accompaniment. Wine list is very good. The Nepolian for desert was top notch. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My Wife and I had heard nice things about this Restaurant. Since it was restaurant week we decided to try it on a Sunday Night. Dominick the owner/manager was both charming and attentive. The choices on the limited menu were limited, however whatever we ordered was very good. The service was a bit slow, however the servers were nice. Looking at their regular menu I noted the choices were excellent but rather pricey. Dominick explained portions were ample and people shared. With the ambiance being nice and the food very good we would likely be back on a special occasion."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "This was our second dining experience here and it was nothing short of amazing yet again. My favorite this time was dessert, the strawberry eclair was heavenly! All of the food we had was incredible. Thanks for another great date night! :)"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I chose Luce purely on location as a midway point for myself and my friend to dine. I was pleasantly surprised by all aspects of Luce. The staff was extremely attentive, the Restaurant Week menu offerings were delicious and the ambience was pleasant. My only negative was that it was a bit loud and we chose to switch our table to a quieter spot."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "a bit pricey but the food and service was excellent. worth the price"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food and service here are very good. The hard services reflect a lot of noise that rises as the restaurant fills. Generally, we dine early before the restaurant gets very busy. I find it disconcerting and distracting when the wait staff stands in groups of 4 to 6 chatting near the table. This has happened each time I dined there. Service is very good but it would be better if the servers were less obvious when not occupied."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This restaurant has become one of our favorites for special occasions. Consistently wonderful food and generous portions. The waitstaff are attentive and provide service with a smile! "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The service and food at Luce is fine. It may be that I'm older but I find the almost complete lack of a dress code to be annoying. We came to Luce ,which we consider a special occasion restaurant, on Saturday evening and found the patrons dressed for a burger joint. Our party of 7 had two bottles of modestly priced wine and the bill was well over $500. This is not a pizza place! The last few restaurants we have gone to suffer from the same problem. I guess the clientele force the issue and no one has the guts to have a dress code anymore. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The service and friendliness of the staff made this restaurant standout for me. We were a group of eight friends and they accommodated us at a large round table in a quiet area of the restaurant, the perfect spot for us to socialize. He food was very good and most seem to enjoy the dishes they ordered. We all agreed to return."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The service, friendliness, quality, food was all outstanding…a little pricey, but a great meal with great service!!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Whether it's to celebrate Mother's Day, birthdays or just "family dinner," Luce is our family's go-to for Italian around Oyster Bay. My husband and I also find eating at the bar convenient too...the menu is varied (homemade pastas!) and everything we've tried is delicious. Always reliably great service and martinis! A+"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Excellent food, attentive service, attractive diners"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We are locals. We like having some place that's 5 minutes down the road where we can get good svc and good food. Wait staff is excellent. My only gripe is when I call to book or use open table they give me a 6:30 reservation. Clearly I could have easily arrived at 7:30. There were tables open."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Wonderful food, drink, and service. The branzini is superb!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food was awesome...service was great and an extra bonus...got to sit right next to Billy Joel, his daughter Alexa and family!!! Love Luce!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "the crab cakes were delicious as a starter. My wife had the cajun tuna and I had chicken, sausage with broccoli and cherry peppers. both entries were fantastic. the service was attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Beautiful atmosphere and extensive amazing menu. We have passed by so many times and we were so glad we tried it!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Its always great ! From appetizer to after dinner drink. You wont be disappointed. Their specials are always outstanding The owner is friendly and goes out of his way to make sure everything is perfect!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "cute cozy little restaurant, but there is no valet parking and it's hard to find parking in the small lot. The front desk doubles as the coat check. If you're not with a big party, you'll be at a tiny table. Nice night out, we weren't rushed at all, but I wasn't impressed at all either. $$$ for something that should be $1/2..."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Be transformed to the cuisine and warmth of Northern Italy. This family owned restaurant welcomes you as soon as you arrive. The table is set beautifully including olives, chunks of Parmesan and fresh breads to taste while choosing your favorite wines. Dinner can be romantic for two or fun for large for groups too. Luce is a North Shore gem on Long Island."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food hot, served in timely fashion, tasty but not exciting , staff only ok. High ceilings amplified sounds and made table talk near impossible and lack of decent decorating put ambiance at a new low."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "First time at LUCE and it was very nice. Service was very good. Baked clams, grilled calamari and the Ne Zealand mussels were great starters. I had the crabmeat grouper for my main and it was superb. Nice win list also! A bit on the pricer side but worth it!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Luce never disappoints. we went with some friends for the first time and they all thought Luce was great."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Who would think that such a staple like Chicken Parmigean could be so good, highly recommend this dish."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Every time I go here the food gets better and better, word must be getting out because the bar and restaurant are packed. Great food, service and value. Homemade Rigatoni was spectacular."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "never got into a discusson about what I order and a disagreement from server Slow service"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Generous pour on cocktails wine with ample table taste bites & warmed panne, so you don't necessarily have to go with an appetizer (us seniors are not interested in chowing down or are we always interested in taking uneaten courses home). Soups are outstanding and main course really special and generous. Dolce fantastic. Dispite this being New Years Eve and an early dinner service was paced so no one was rushed and staff was very amiable. Never been disappointed after serveral visits. This was previously the home of Restaurante Giarosole."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Luce was yummy~ My app was amazing, Burrata was a perfect temp, (too cold & the ricotta cheese inside firm, too warm and it becomes runny), ripe beefsteak tomatoes & the Prosciutto, imported "Di Parma". My entrée I had the Bronzino, which was deboned tableside perfectly, we also had the Papardelle Bolognese which was not a traditional Pappardelle pasta (flat, thin, wide ribbon, but a lasagna type pasta) still delish and would definitely order it again.The service was very professional, courteous & attentive... My only disappointment would be the interior does not live up to its culinary rank...it needs a more sophisticated and updated décor, but it's definitely not a factor when looking for a great dining experience!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013