Luciano's - Sugarloaf
Luciano's - Sugarloaf

Luciano's - Sugarloaf

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lucianositaly.com/
  • Phone: 7702551727
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: John Soilis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact Polo Castro at 404-924-0729 or pcastro@lucianositaly.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Please inquire about Parties which we can accommodate in our semi-private room up to 30 guests
  • Entertainment: Luciano's Sugarloaf proudly presents Live music every Thursday and Friday night begining at 7:30pm.
  • Special Events: We welcome your personal and business events in our semi-private spaces.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Satellite Blvd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Luciano's - Sugarloaf
Luciano’s Ristorante Italiano is a venerable institution that proudly serves family-style creations inspired by the rich traditions of Naples, the regions of Emilia-Romagna and Northern Italy.



Warm, rustic interiors that celebrate an open and inviting ambiance with modern details give life to this new concept that introduces the newest flavors of the Mediterranean alongside traditional favorites such as fresh Made Pastas, home-sliced Carpaccio, innovative baked flatbreads and Luciano’s signature brick-oven Neapolitan Pizza.



Inspired entrees pair formidably alongside a handsome wine bar featuring select and exclusive Wines from around the World.



Join us for lunch and dinner daily and Sunday Brunch, featuring Italian creations that are not to be missed! Catering is available anywhere or for private luncheons and events in our restaurant. Buon appetito.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Luciano's - Sugarloaf reviews from OpenTable diners
127 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (76)special occasion (76)romantic (61)good for groups (53)great for lunch (47)fit for foodies (46)notable wine list (43)great for brunch (18)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (12)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The experience was pleasurable and the food great. Had some associates in from Europe and they very much enjoyed it. Great wine list and knowledgeable waiters. Try it out!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • shoo
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We dine at Luciano's at least once every few months and have always loved it. Here's the but. Two of the three of us ordered a flatbread pizza that included white anchovies. The fish smelled bad, both diners had to remove the anchovies. One ate most of the remaining pizza, the other only add a few bites as the smelly anchovies permeated the rest of the dish. The next day the diner who finished most of his said his stomach ached all day. The restaurant, and Danielle our server, did comp one of the pizzas and offered a free dessert, but the night (our anniversary) was pretty much a dud. We will go back again after a while.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WallgaVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Meal did not match the look and decor of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanks Carlos!
    DiningDivaVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our server, Carlos, was truly one of a kind. If you are going to dine at Luciano's, ask for him. If you aren't dining here, you are missing out! Great food, location and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great birthday dinner
    Rileykat
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Went to Luciano's before a concert at the Gwinnett Arena (right across the street btw!). Great service, nice ambiance, and really yummy food. Will definitely return when I'm back in that area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • last minute romance
    boyfriend1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Chose it as a last minute "surprise" for my girlfriend. We ended up loving it, the live band was great and the service was phenomenal
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome on every level.
    flyingbnm
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We celebrated my husband's 50th birthday here. We were amazed at the quality of the food. The service was five star. Water glasses never went empty. The restaurant is nicely appointed with comfortable chairs. Highly recommend for locals and tourists alike.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice local restaurant
    Claus
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Very nice local restaurant. reasonable priced for the service and the food. the food is great i.e. not incredible italian, but very good. Ours dinner was a little bland but not really a complaint. Service was adequate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian Gem
    Barbara
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I met our daughter and son-in-law for dinner at Luciano's on Sugarloaf Parkway. We had a 7:00 reservation and were seated immediately . We had never eaten there, but my research on the internet made me interested. We were impressed with the number of Italian dishes offered on the menu, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The service was wonderful and our server was very knowledgable on the wine and the food and, at our request, made recommendations. Although it was a little pricey (salads do not come with the meal but can be ordered separately for around $4.50), we felt it was well worth the cost. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    Nonikname
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is my second time to Luciano's, and it reinforced what I remembered. Though it is in a Kroger shopping center, once you're inside its a whole different story. The ambience is very nice, reasonably quite, and has a high class feel. The food was delicious, the service was excellent too. The only thing I didn't care for is what appears to be sauce for the excellent crusty artisan style bread, it's actually sun dried tomatoes with olive oil. It's not terrible, just not my thing. I'd suggest asking for butter, or some actual sauce, which was very good. It's really not a negative, merely my own personal preference. I definitely recommend Luciano's !! BTW The prices are more than reasonable for the food and experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Step Above Normal Italian Fare
    trrrmom
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    If you are looking for good Italian food that is not chain food, this is your place. We have visited several times and are always pleased with our choices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu, food & service!
    3StoogesVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    1st visit-business meeting; Pleasantly surprised by how wonderful the experience was. This is a gem of a restaurant! Will bring my wife next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what a nice surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Wow.. What a phenomenal experience and such a wonderful surprise. My wife and I celebrated our 7 year anniversary.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worthwhile Italian
    ricksays
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    With such few really good options in Gwinnett, this is a worthwhile choice for dining in the northeast Atlanta suburbs
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    Luv2eathere
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I have been coming to this restaurant for about 3 years now. I moved to Florida but when i come up to visit family, i meet all my friends here for lunch. This place has never disappointed me. The food here is wonderful, the service great and i look forward to coming here every time I visit Georgia, which is about 4 times a year.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ok visit
    beachlover7VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was my third time dinning at this restaurant. The food was delicious as always. I had the same guy server the first 2 times an he was excellent. This time however was someone different an her name was Jessica, and she was rude an went to check on something for us an never came back by, til way after we received our food. I would ask to not be put in her section. But the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to go
    Dirtman
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Every since Luciano's opened it has been our favorite. The food, service and atmosphere is excellent. For us it is also very close. We go there often
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Restaurant
    Adventerous
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The restaurant was very nice.The service was good.However, the Butternut Squash very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Saturday Evening
    KelleysVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Danielle at the bar is the best; Monique provided great entertainment!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our second time here within a week. A friend recommended and we were very impressed with the attention to detail from the greeting to the table service. We have three kids (12,10,7) and they loved the fact that Sean would re-fold their nampkin when they got up from the table. The little things make a BIG impression! Superb wine list!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you Luciano's!
    DiningDivaVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Luciano's never fails to give us a delicious meal. Even though we only had apps and salads, the server treated us wonderfully and the hostesses sat us at our favorite table. Beto, the Regional Manager, even stopped by to say hi and he is an outstanding guy. Thanks for the great food and service and we cannot wait to see you again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    foodboyz
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Our recent visit to Lucianos was disappointing at best. Though the atmosphere is vibrant and lively the food was only fair and service was inattentive. We did not receive our drinks until we were finishing our entrees and our server wanted to keep clearing our plates before we finished. The table next to us actually had two rounds of drinks while we were still waiting. We were told they were behind at the bar. Just because we are in conversation does not necessarily mean we are finished with our meal. We told the server that we were still eating and she put our plates back. The pasta was undercooked (not al dente) and was extremely spicy (not a comfortable spicy). All in all not a great dining experience, won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • glad they were in restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We discovered this restaurant because they joined the restaurant week. What a marvelous find. We plan to return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad I got to try Luciano's
    Babyj
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food was delicious....service was a little sketchy at first (seemed like the waitress was talking down to us) but she got much better. Didn't care too much for the constant hovering around to "whisk" our plates away (if you weren't finished you had to HOLD on to the plate). The place was pretty loud but very clean & crisp...I will try it thru the week for lunch in the near future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent! Zuppa di mare
    Sarah
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great service, we were busy talking and he noticed so did not come to interrupt us. Food was delicious, my zuppa di mare was too spicy for me, so they made me another one. I did not insist, he suggested it. The best dish in my life!!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and great staff
    Techie1973
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Cordial and attentive staff. Food is excellent. We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnificent restaurant week find!
    LetsGo2dinner
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere, and excellent service. Wonderful gem to have so close to home. Thank goodness they participated in restaurant week 2014, otherwise, I would not have gone. I had seen the restaurant upon attending a concert at Gwinnett Center a year ago; thinking that I may want to try it one day. Upon arrival it does not look as beautiful as it is inside. The décor takes you to another world entirely. This restaurant is upscale but not pretentious. The servers are extremely attentive, yet not bothersome. Their many offerings are tasty and delicious enough for any foodie. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed by this hidden gem.
    OniOpinions
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This restaurant was a surprising find tucked away in a Kroger plaza. I only knew about them because they were a host for Gwinnett restaurant week with 3 courses for $21.21pp. The shrimp appetizer in tomato sauce was delicious, as was the salmon stuffed with real crabmeat entree and the dessert of chocolate covered pb ice cream. The food, our server Sean and the experience itself was perfect. Couldn't have been better. Glad to have discovered this hidden gem & at such a great price due to the special with restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great as usual
    tonyVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This place never lets me down. Food and service is always great. This time they were really busy because of the restaurant week and we still had a memorable experience. Great restaurant without the drive to down town Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great food & fantastic service, we have been here many times and never dissapoint.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week was lacking
    cookiemonster
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I've eaten at Luciano's 8 or 10 times. I would describe the food as amazing. 5 stars easily. I was very excited to go for restaurant week, and unfortunately, was very disappointed with the appetizers and main dishes. We had all of them between the group, and nothing was particularly good. Wouldn't say inedible, although the pork chop approached it, and the salmon had an off flavor. The desserts were excellent, as usual. I would recommend for any time of year other than restaurant week. This place is usually a hidden gem.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • usually exceptional
    WildAtHeart
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    we are always pleased with our experience at Luciano's, yet we did find the pizza crust tonight to be very limp and the request for shrimp and grits as a dinner item was replaced by shrimp and polenta...shrimp appetizers were exceptional... shrimp and polenta shrimp were lacking... polenta is a poor substitute and served 5 minutes after my companions...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New and Delicious
    Nikkidl417
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    First time, and it won't be the last. Our waitress was extremely patient with taking our order, and when we finally nailed down our choices, she was very quick to continue the excellent customer service throughout the meal. All the staff was very friendly, and the atmosphere was very relaxing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pepsi
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Completely satisfied. Luciano's will always be a top choice for fine dining. It could be a little less noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice, but very LOUD
    MediaProf
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I dined at Luciano's with three other people. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The menu is straightforward Italian, with steaks, chicken, veal, and various pasta selection. I had the veal picatta, and found it flavorful though a bit on the tough side for my liking. The other guests had chicken parmaggiana and chicken marsala. It was "good", but not extraordinary. The caesar salad was very good. However, it was too LOUD in the restaurant, with live music that was completely out of place for the kind of restaurant it was, to the point of not being able to hear the person sitting next to you. It made NO SENSE to have live music in this restaurant, or at least, such LOUD live music. Because of this, I would not return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Visiting from PDX
    sdavid
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Fantastic waitress who was very kind and attentive to our group of 5 in addition to having another large table to 10+. Though I'm from the west coast, I had the Atlantic salmon which was great. Everyone in our group was very pleased with their meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistent dining
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I was there this time for a small group (7) business dinner and everyone enjoyed it very much. Whether I sit at bar, have brunch, lunch or dinner-the food & service is usually very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thursday at Luciano's
    LoveIalianFoodVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Great dinner at Luciano's on Thursday the 20th of June. Wonderful meal. Had the veal parmigiana which is probably as good as I've ever had. Was delicious. Washed that down with an Aglianico Taurasi that was magnificent!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Budget busting brunch buffet!
    LawsonThompson
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Had I paid attention to the price before arriving, I would have balked. But overall I'm quite glad we went. The brunch buffet is a thrice-yearly event at Luciano's (Easter, Mother's Day, and Father's Day) and is worth it for these special occasions. My wife completely enjoyed the peel 'n eat shrimp, while my daughter and I went for prime rib and lamb. I finished up with a waffle and bacon, because... well, bacon! And the carmel-apple pie was a great dessert! More money than I'd typically spend, but definitely a BIG step above other special occasion buffets I've been to. Worth a try if you've got the budget for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Father's Day Brunch
    Kralan
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I have been here on several occasions. Food and service are consistently good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.