LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich
LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich

LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.luce-ristorante.com/
  • Phone: 5166248330x
  • 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 5166248330x
  • Special Events: 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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LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (27)neighborhood gem (25)fit for foodies (22)romantic (16)good for groups (14)great for outdoor dining (14)great for lunch (10)notable wine list (10)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (6)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (4)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Service was terrible. Seated all the way in the back. We got menus 10 minutes after we sat and it took another 15 min for waiter to come back to take order.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    as always the service was very good. unfortunately the food was not as good as expected since we have been there many times and it was always excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Italian
    pmnyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Have been here several times and it can be hit or miss. Food is ok. Service is very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delizioso!!! Delicious!!!
    Sally
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    What an amazing restaurant.Beautiful ambiance. Excellent table service. You must go on an empty stomach!! Pace yourself..artichoke with cheese fondue to start.main dishes all look great.Leave some room for dessert!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    greatVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    the restaurant is beautiful, the staff is beautiful and the food is excellent..we have been to Luce over 70 times and it's always superb!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently excellent
    newcomer
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The staff at Luce, from the owner down, strives to provide an excellent experience. The food is always fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. Portions are generous. Wine list is not extensive, but it is adequate. Service is attentive, but not annoying. If they have the ingredients on hand, they will prepare dishes outside the menu choices upon request. We never regret our decision to eat at Luce and we've been going there for years.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    JoeG
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We all ordered something different on the menu and every meal was terrific.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Janette811VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Everything we ate was amazing!! Brought some friends there for the first time and was so happy that they loved the place!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Wonderful evening. Excellent food-pasta, pistachio crusted halibut, salmon, baby lamb chops.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    greatVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Luce is our favorite, bar none. the food is always great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linguine alle Vongole v. good
    LIItalian
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Linguine alle Vongole v. good (highly recommend). Nothing more to add.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my Favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I tend to return to Luce -- food outstanding; hard to beat!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprised by Luce
    Laureen
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local gem
    GoldenDiner
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fine dining Italian Style
    Foodfunlaugh
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Such a pretty restaurant, warm, friendly service with great food. A wonderful night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good
    pmnyVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Always good food and service at this neighborhhod gem!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MferVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Branzino branzino branzino! Nothing more to say. Burrat was excellent
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 201 reviews are from the LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich reviews archive.
  • Nice Italian Restaurant
    pmnyVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining
    MARTYO
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply amazing
    Hockeykls13
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    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! :)
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Week Find
    GoldenDiner
    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.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    a bit pricey but the food and service was excellent. worth the price
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Monty
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience
    DinesOutVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dress Code
    Boomer
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening with friends
    MAX16
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    cr8zfude
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The service, friendliness, quality, food was all outstanding…a little pricey, but a great meal with great service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Italian dinner.
    MichelleW
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    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+
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice change of pace ofr local dinin
    susan
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Excellent food, attentive service, attractive diners
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday nite at Luce
    Gastone
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    MferVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Wonderful food, drink, and service. The branzini is superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dining experience
    Momof3
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luce is the best
    greatVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!
    Lauri
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Beautiful atmosphere and extensive amazing menu. We have passed by so many times and we were so glad we tried it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always
    RJBLADE
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice but overpriced
    Rangers
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Northern Italy
    BradyVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappoint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Italian Restaurant
    pmnyVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.