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1579 Main Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
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Luciano's Ristorante Details
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
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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
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
Luciano's is located one block from the Rahway train station, with the addition of taxi service and bus service offered throughout Rahway.
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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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
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
WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME AS USUAL.
THE FOOD WAS FANTASTIC AND THE SERVICE OUTSTANDING, ONE OF OUR FAVORITES IS THE OSSO BUCCO."
Dined on 1/9/2014
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 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
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
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 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 10/21/2013
We were hoping for a great family
meal, and that's what we got. Can't wait to do it again."
Dined on 10/21/2013
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 10/26/2013
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 10/1/2013
Everything was exemplary! Double
Cup Pork Chop Giambotta … AMAZING!"
Dined on 8/18/2013
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 8/17/2013
WE HAD A WONDERFUL MEAL. IT IS A
MUST TRY! A GREAT STAFF AND VERY FRIENDLY, THE FOOD IS EXCELLECT TO OUTSTANDING! I CAN'T SEE ANYONE BEING DISSAPOINTED."
Dined on 7/19/2013
Very nice Italian restaurant. Food
was excellent from appetizer to dessert. Our server was friendly, attentive and remembered all the specials without looking at a cheat sheet. Nice décor and tables were spaced out well so you didn't feel crowded and could have a private conversation without anyone listening in to it."
Dined on 6/30/2013
We had our wedding reception at
Luciano's 2 years ago. It was wonderful! Enjoyed returning to celebrate again! The food is always delicious and well prepared. The service is impeccable....Friendly and never feel rushed. Shrimp cocktail was very good. Salads were fresh. The Filet Mignon was grilled to perfection. The bar makes a great Mojito. Enjoyable evening all around....We will be back!!"
Dined on 7/4/2013
Great food, great
service....doesn't get any better. Repeat customers, so this review is based on every experience. Gone with small and large groups of friends and it's always wonderful."
Dined on 6/21/2013
I'd dined at Luciano's on a Friday
evening last summer and had an excellent experience, which is why I returned. But this second time, on a Sunday, was a totally different experience. We had to wait an extraordinary amount of time for the meal....salads took quite a while to come out, but the wait for the entrees was ridiculous! Not once did the waiter come over to say what was going on. When the meal finally arrived, the waiter simply said, "sorry for the delay." I asked what the problem was...he sort of dismissed it as nothing and said "the chef got confused over the order." The food was OK, though no longer very hot. Luciano's is a good restaurant and I honestly believe this experience was atypical, but that's it for me!"
Dined on 6/2/2013
We have been patronizing Luciano's
since it opened in redeveloping Rahway. The food is always delicious and beautifully presented. The portions are generous, too. The three dining areas -- main room, secondary (party) room, and the bar area -- are exceptional. In most restaurants, eating in the bar area is a compromise made in the face of a long wait. At Luciano's the bar area is also a comfortable and elegant dining room. The only time to avoid it would be if the bar clientele were boisterous. At Luciano's Ristorante, management, the kitchen, and the wait-staff collaborate to ensure that the customer is always pleased and attentively accommodated."
Dined on 6/2/2013
This was my second time there in
the past 2 months. I can't wait for my third time as I have only scratched the surface of their impressive menu."
Dined on 6/2/2013
I really liked this restaurant. I
was part of a party of 5. I shared a few appetizers and they were very good. I ordered the chicken Parmesan and it was a very large portion, cooked perfectly and absolutely delicious. There was live music in the background which was nice but a bit too loud. Our waitress was very nice and efficient. The one thing that prevented me from giving this restaurant an additional star is the fact that my sister sent her appetizer back to the kitchen. It was tomato and mozzerella and the tomatoes were not ripe. Instead of replacing the item or removing it from the bill, the server came to the table to say that the chef "disagreed". They item stayed on the bill which was unfair."
Dined on 5/24/2013
Consistant, fresh food. Great
atmosphere. Service needs just a bit of polishing. Otherwise EXCELLENT."
Dined on 5/20/2013
This was my second visit to this
resteraunt. both times were fantastic. the service was great, the food was amazing. I will go back every time that I have a special occasion"
Dined on 5/12/2013
A group of us went to Luciano's
before a show, service was impecable! Food was outstanding!"
Dined on 5/3/2013
Although the food was up to its
usual great standard, the service was terrible. Despite reservations, we waited 20 minutes for a server to take our drink order. We again waited very long to give a dessert order, so we skipped dessert and left. There were three parties going on and maybe that was the reason. This was not a server we had seen before. First time we had a bad experience at Luciano's."
Dined on 4/12/2013
I've been here numerous times and
it never disappoints. They recently changed their menu, so I tried the spicy seared ahi tuna which was excellent. Definitely give this place a try."
Dined on 4/4/2013
Went there for Easter Brunch. Our
table was ready when we arrived. The waiter was very distracted. He failed to explain how the brunch buffet worked so we waited about 10 minutes for him to return and then explain. The food was plentiful and delicious. I had to go the hostess to request refreshes on our coffee and tea. Another waiter came to our table who was apologetic and quick in getting us fresh beverages. If it not for the first waiter ignoring us, the entire experience would have been rated much higher."
Dined on 3/31/2013
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