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Luciano's Ristorante
Luciano's Ristorante

Luciano's Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lucianosristorante.com
  • Phone: (732) 815-1200
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Mastrella
  • 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
  • Catering: All Luciano's menu items are available in catering sizes (trays) to make the next holiday or special event extra special and delicious! And always, our regular menu items are available to-go every day.

    To view our menus please visit our website:


    Click on the menu page.

    Special requests made to order. Let us
    cater your party affair with our fine
    quality food and experience.
  • Private Party Facilities: Let us impress your business clients, make your birthday a special event, your anniversary a memorable day, and all special occasions such as rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, engagement, and retirement dinners by giving you the service and hospitality you deserve.
  • Private Party Contact: Joseph Mastrella (732) 815-1200

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Monroe
  • Public Transit: Luciano's is located one block from the Rahway train station, with the addition of taxi service and bus service offered throughout Rahway.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a parking lot located across the street from the restaurant. For special occasions and weekends we also offer complimentary valet service to all our guests.
A word from Luciano's Ristorante
Luciano’s Italian restaurant will truly make a lasting impression on you with its Tuscan flare. Our chef has been delighting guest palates for the past 20 years with his outstanding culinary talents. The distinctive architectural interior is complimented with a new traditional cuisine which makes Luciano’s the perfect place for an extraordinary time.

Our impressive fireplaces and our relaxing lounge will allow you to enjoy the tantalizing food complimented by our world class wine list. Whether you are enjoying an evening out or celebrating a special event in one of our two impressive dining rooms, you can be assured of an extraordinary experience. Our Private dining rooms are able to accommodate corporate events for business meetings with accessibility to Wi-Fi or if you are looking to plan an engagement party or surprise birthday party we are there for you.

Our event coordinator will go through every detail of your special event to exceed your expectations.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food and service was supper The music was a nice addition to dinner We ate in the Bar area"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen in NJ. Really good ones...are still rare. Luciano's falls into the latter category. Preparation and ingredients are stellar, the atmosphere is elegant, and service is professional. We just celebrated my wife's birthday here...wouldn't go anywhere else for elegant Italian."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "I've been to Lucianos many times and always came away completely satisfied with the experience, however, I must admit that this past visit we did note a difference in our meals. The service was great, and we were tended to in a timely manner. I'm sure we'll be back as this is a local favorite. Maybe there was a different chef during this visit...just not what I'm used to, I guess."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The food and ambience here are perfect. The only thing marring a completely perfect meal and evening was the service. It was much too slow. We waited over half an hour between the waiter serving our drinks and returning to take our order. We waited another half hour for the appetizers and then almost 40 minutes for the entrée. 20 minutes after the plates from the entrées were cleared I had to get up from the table and find someone to get our bill so we could pay and leave. It was a nice night and we would normally prefer the slower service but this was too slow. That said, this was not a problem at the other times we have eaten here and we will be going back. The food is wonderful."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This is a great Italian-american restaurant! We were a party of 6 having dinner before going to a great Dennis DeYoung (STYX) featureing Jimmy Lehay at Union PAC"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to Lucciano's many times simply because we enjoy it so much. The food, service and ambience are top notch making it one of our favorite places for both regular visits and special occasions. I highly recommend it to everyone."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is the 4th Anniversary we have spent at Luciano's and I would not go anywhere else. why travel to New York when there is a world class restaurant in your own town. My compliments to Chef Joseph for such a fine menu. The sampler was exquisite. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Our first visit here. The restaurant is very large and I thought it was strange that everyone was being seated in tables around the bar. We started with one order of arancini fir the table..very good! Dinners were a chicken parm, huge portion, a special of mushroom raviolis, scallops and the snapper. The seafood was particularly fresh..good sign on a Sunday night. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My husband and I joined friends for a dinner before our show at The Loft, which is walking distance from Luciano's. What a great experience we had. Our server, Anna, was friendly, and professional, the food selection was perfect for everyone - a wide enough selection to satisfy a broad palate. Conveniently located with enough on street parking, to explore the town. Will visit again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Often traveling to New York for good Italian food, I was pleasantly surprised by this neighborhood gem. The atmosphere is very nice, the food is a mix of old school "red sauce" offerings mixed with more refined and modern Italian food. The fish is fresh, pastas are a delight and the service is attentive and very friendly. It's great not to have to pay tolls just to get decent Italian food. A great local place where you can "mangia" and leave satisfied! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "It was excellent all around! But the thing I liked best was the wine list was listed by prices, i.e. $25, $35, etc. and there were some excellent choices! Cannot wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "This was not ours first time in this place. Unfortunately the last one- the food was not eatable. I did the reservation 3 days before - and we still have to wait 20 minutes standing in the hallway-no chairs-sorry. Our food arrived one hour after we place the order- ONE HOUR, and not eatable. Wine was good, and the waitress was nice. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My wife and I along with another couple went here for a semi class reunion. We decided to start off with dinner. We were plenty satisfied. I would highly recommend eating here. We all were very happy with the serive and the quality of the food. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Finally a really good Italian restaurant. The food is great the service is great as well!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We were a party of 8, there is a very pretty bar area if you care to have a drink prior to dinner, the service was wonderful, staff very pleasant, the ambiance is charming, food is great - we were not rushed and the tables are on top of one another and we didn't have to yell to hear one another. Prices are moderate- Luciano's makes for a very pleasant evening. There is also valet parking. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We were seated as requested, in the front room with bar and entertainment. The evening was perfect. Wonderful food, great atmosphere and great music. Will return."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I had to ride around twice until someone parked my car. The waiter who happened to be the bartender was outstanding. The sangria was good but the food was just average. The restaurant was busy and the noise level was quite high. I would definitely not rush to go back there again."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My second time going there. Once for large bday party....and this time for valentines day and anniversary combined. The food is awesome.... staff very attentive and friendly. Only negative thing I would say, their specials are not specially priced they are extremelyexpensive and prices of specials are not given when the specials are reviewed. So I will ask next time prior to odering any specials. As the bill was a surprise. Would recommend Lucianos to anyone.....wonderful place to eat. Have sent many people there and not one negative review from anyone...."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience for Valentine's Day. The menu was fixed, the service was excellent, the food was cooked to perfection and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We have been regular customers for a couple years now and will definitely continue to do so and we'll make sure to include special occasions as an excuse to enjoy it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have been going for several years for our birthdays and just there again for our anniversary. Food and service are impeccable. The quality has not changed since day one."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Luciano's should be proud of its staff. Excellent & courteous from the minute we walked in. Our four main course dinners were good but I wouldn't recommend the calamari as it came out oily and over cooked. The double cut port chop giambotta was excellent but I believe was overpriced at $ 28.00. We were happy with the food but felt a bit pricey. A note to the bar crowd, I had a Sapphire and tonic and my wife had a Double Cross straight up martini. Both drinks were like drinking water and it wasn't from the ice????!!!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed a nice dinner at Luciano's before a show at the UCAC. Good choice."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "I came to NJ for business and have been dining alone, I made a reservation for one just in case they were offering OpenTable points, so when I walked in to check in the Hostess laughed at me and didn't even know what OpenTable was or how the point system worked, so this sent red flags and I felt uncomfortable, but I went ahead and sat down at the bar anyway. This is where it all changed Nick the bartender was amazing, friendly, engaging, gave great recommendations and just turned the bad experience I had at the door to one of the best. I had the Chicken Ravioli it was so delicious I devoured it in minutes. Then Nick made me a chocolate martini, to die for! Great bartender and good atmosphere changed everything."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "First, let me say that my family has been going here for several years now, with the last visit extremely disappointing! Despite making Christmas Eve reservations weeks in advance, and having an early dinner seating (5 PM) they seated us at a table with the third member of our group facing a wall. When we requested to move to another table, just one over, despite the fact that the restaurant was nearly empty at that time, they refused (Amazing!!!). They had a francese dish on the menu that night (I think it was shrimp). My mother in law wanted veal francese. They would not prep the veal, despite the sauce already being made, and the restaurant not very full. Not accommodating at all! We will NOT be back!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Excellent food and service. Great selection. Recommended for lunch and dinner."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "The food is always good here. The service is good too, but it slows down as the place gets busier and large parties start arriving. Several of us ordered the Friday night steak specials and we were just a tiny but disappointed to find the steaks overbooked just slightly. They were still great, and the quality was amazing but next time we will order one less degree of doneness! We will return and have dined here several times before."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "The food here is always excellent, in fact we always come back because it is a good meal. Service is usually extremely slow and lacking compared to other similar restaurants. They have had this problem for a few years now. They claim it takes time for the kitchen to prepare the food and that is why service is slow. But the food comes out timely, it is simply impossible to place an order or get a drink. This place is always crowded, but I'm sure would build a stronger regular crowd if they knew how to train their staff. Everyone is nice, but there is no leadership. Please fix this problem and you'll have very happy customers!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Food was delicious ....whenever we go to Luciano's with friends we always have a good time. The only issue I have is that the wine is very expensive."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Luciano's provided an amazing experience and we plan to return for many times including Thanksgiving dinner!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Luciano's has consistently given us very good food and service. This time was no exception., our server (Anna) was attentive and informative- not to mention making killer drinks !! A place for your special occasion."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "My wife and i dined at the restaurant and had a beautiful time there, not out first time there, but this was our 42nd anniversary so once you get to that point they are a ll special occasions. Wonderful place and highly reccomended"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "I don't ever write reviews...but will make a quick exception for this one. We went on Friday 10/25/13. Our food and service was fantastic...but what we enjoyed the most was the live entertainment where our meal was accompanied by a live piano and saxophonist. They were extremely talented and took several requests. When you combined that with the great food and service...it all added to the ambiance of the restaurant and our overall experience. My wife and I went with another couple and our whole party had a great night and memory together. This restaurant is a gem in Rahway and we will continue to go back time and time again."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "I enjoy a meal in restaurant where I can have space around my table to enjoy the conversation of my dinner companion(s) and not that of those individuals seated at nearby tables. Luciano's in Rahway offers spacious dinning area where you can enjoy excellent food and the conversation of your companions."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "We were hoping for a great family meal, and that's what we got. Can't wait to do it again."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "I had not been to Luciano's in quite a while. I was pleased to see that, even on a Monday night, it has not missed a beat. The food is very good. Given the preparations and the style of the restaurant (elegant casual), the prices are reasonable. A few changes - wine is now grouped into 3 price classes $25/$35/$45 a bottle, but the choices are very good even in the $25 range. Food is very good to excellent"
    Dined on 9/30/2013
  • "Everything was exemplary! Double Cup Pork Chop Giambotta … AMAZING!"
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "This was my second time dining here in the last few months. We found the food to be really good both times. The noise level was a bit too loud because there was a man playing piano and also a very loud group dining nearby. The music was enjoyable though. The service was very pleasant but our server was really Overextended between our table of 5 and a nearby party of 20 or so people. Sometimes there was a long wait, for example to order dessert. Overall, a great meal and we will will return."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Dined on 7/18/2013