Luka's Italian Cuisine
Luka's Italian Cuisine

Luka's Italian Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://lukasitaliancuisine.com/
  • Phone: 2014402996
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:45pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:45pm
    Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:45pm
    Sunday: private parties only
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Luka
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Trays available for pick up. Larger orders can be delivered.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Shore Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Luka's Italian Cuisine
Authentic Italian favorites and fresh daily specials inspired by Chef Luka.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Luka's Italian Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (30)good for groups (19)special occasion (11)fit for foodies (10)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)romantic (3)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Luka's
    wnpveronaVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Been going to Luka's for years, but this was the first time in their new location. It's bigger and brighter. The food is unchanged. Very good "red sauce" Italian. Large selection of food on the menu and the daily specials. Excellent value as the main courses come with a salad first and pasta and vegetables. I'll continue to go to Luka's when I'm in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Silvio
    Silvio
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have been to Luka's in Ridgefield Park on numerous occasions and were always very pleased with the food, and the attentive service. Unfortunately, the space was small and while never noisy you could feel a part of the conversations around you. Never uncomfortable but somewhat constrained. The new space has opened up the dining area to alleviate that problem. Add that to even better service and a specials menu that is extraordinary, Luka's is a place that once tried you will go back to time and time again. A neighborhood gem that warrants a destination visit!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Freshest Italian
    Jackie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    From the moment you walk in, you are treated like family.Every dish is flavorful. From the mussels to the branzini, to the veal or homemade pasta. every bite is a delight.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian Gem
    Food4thought
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    First of all it is a. BYO...We have been to Luka 's many times and I will tell you we are never disappointed. From our greeting from Luka at the door to our attentive servers we always feel welcome. On this visit we started with mussels with garlic and red sauce just delicious and just to tell you there fish is very fresh. For our entrees I had broiled scallops in a white wine sauce they were tender and large. They melted in your mouth . My husband has the soft shell crab he could not stop saying how delicious it was . Finally for our dessert we shared home made tiramisu and he had coffee I had a cappuccino . We were delighted with our meals . Thanks Luka for consistently great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch
    Robbie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Consistently great food and service. Always new specials to give variety to the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    went here for my mom's bday after she had heard rave reviews of it for a while. the food was really delicious (I had the grilled chicken and vegetables and she had the eggplant parm), reasonably priced and there was more than enough for one person in a portion. The service was extremely slow, despite there only being a few people in the whole restaurant. I would definitely recommend this place for a family dinner, date, or just a nice night out to eat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner
    Mike
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We have all enjoyed our dinner every time we have been there. In addition to the good food, the staff is extremely pleasant
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    Ladp83
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We took our nine year old and her friend for dinner after seeing Cinderella on Broadway for her birthday and could not be happier. The girls were treated like princesses (the tiaras didn't hurt)!! The food was fantastic and the service stellar. We had a wonderful experience!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good experience
    suzieq64
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Went to Lukas with my closest friends and family for my birthday on Saturday eve. Was greeted warmly and seated at a lovely round table. Service immediately good...water, drinks(we brought wine as this is BYOB) all good. After the meal order was given, the service suddenly changed ....waiter lost in space, no water, we ate more bread than we wanted because appetizers took so long to come. When it came, it was yummy. Entrees came later, also a little too slow...but the food quality was great. . Not sure what was happening with service, but the food and the owner(and son?) were so nice I would certainly go back again and hope for better service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites
    ThreesomeVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I have been dining at Luka's for over 20 years and I have never been disappointed. Consistently great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family favorite
    ladybug
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We always enjoy Luka's and again were not disappointed when we treated some out of town guests for dinner here on a busy Saturday evening. Our meals ranged from a fabulous lamb chop dinner special to some favorite regular menu pasta and fish dinners and all were delicious. The hot antipasto-for-two was a fun and satisfying appetizer to share. Luka and his staff are always welcoming and attentive and make everyone feel like "family" whether you are a regular or a first-timer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food & service says it all
    sloanie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Had a fine meal as well as service. Highly recommend for a casual evening of great food and relaxing atmoshere. Will definetlybe going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luka's=Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Had a great dinner for (4) before a concert on a Saturday night. Appetizers: Shrimp in garlic, buffalo mozzarella, mozzarella in carozza, all were very good and spaced well with dinner salad Dinner: salmon, veal Luka, Shrimp francese, lamb chops our group raved about all! Veal Luka was outstanding! Comfortable setting and did not rush us. Chef Luka came and visited the room to assure our satisfaction. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    njbaldman
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    My second visit, the first being at a set menu party. The appetizer of Portabello Mushrooms in a sort of teriyakki brown sauce was not good. My entree of broiled salmon was good. My son had Tortellini Romano which was pretty blah. Chicken Francese was good. Nothing was great, including the "family-style" bowl of pasta is a rather small bowl. Would not recommend this place as I live in an area with a lot better restaurants.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Home Away From Home
    Robb
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    When you walk into Luka's after your 1st experience you are greeted like family. Luka and his son are always there to greet the guests and attend to your needs. The wait staff has been with the restaurant for many years. All of the faces are familiar. Thus the service is outstanding. The food is all made fresh and has an wonderful home made quality. It is a BYOB which is nice. It is our "go to" restaurant when we want great food at a resonable price and a friendly, warm atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beware if allergic to shellfish!
    ItalianNNJ81
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I went to Lukas for dinner with my husband baby and another couple. I ordered an appetizer specifically saying no fish! As I started eating it I tasted fish. The waiter said oh yes there is crab in there and walked away. Our drinks were never refilled, my husbands fish was tasteless/frozen. I asked for extra dressing and spaghetti and never got it. When food was delivered it was thrown on the table. Very disappointing. Also certain people of certain nationalities get priority treatment. I would never go here again or recommend it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BubieJo
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Everything we ordered came out hot and fresh. The chicken francese could have used a little more sauce, especially when served under the chicken on the same plate. When we were looking at appetizer's our waiter informed us what would feed only 2 and what would feed the 4 of us. That was instrumental in ordering the appetizer. I will continue to eat at Luka's as long as he stays around.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistantly great
    ThreesomeVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I have been dinning at Luka's for over 20 years the food and service have always been outstanding. This is a very friendly gem of a restaurant not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 10 reviews are from the Luka's Italian Cuisine reviews archive.
  • Saturday nite dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food was excellent, very crowded. Every time waiter passed he hit my chair. I would never go on a Saturday again. Owners very friendly and nice. I may try a week day next time. The restaurant is beautiful and its a byob.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food and service
    Foodie45
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    My husband and I enjoy he delicious food and attentive service we receive at Luka's we expect to return soon.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Luka's
    1njgalVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We have been to this neighborhood restaurant numerous times. Host Luka is warm and welcoming. The menu varies from pastas to fish dishes…pleasant ambiance…good service. At times the fish is excellent and at other times fair. The escargot in scampi sauce was enjoyable. We enjoy this local BYOB and feel there is good energy and a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent.
    shelstanVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We have been eating at Lukas for years. Always very good With great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is very good but
    eat3inbogota
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food is very good but if you are looking for a quiet leisurely dinner with friends do not go there on Saturday nights. Even though my reservation was honored at the correct time the do tend to rush you a bit because it's crowded and they have people waiting all night long.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great local restaurant
    Lilwif
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    We have been going to Luka's for years and love the new location and space. Food has always been outstanding and and the service friendly and welcoming. So glad they have chosen to be on Open Table. Now we can make a reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a bad choice.
    AArt
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    There is something for everyone on the menu. Everything was delicious. Service is attentive and friendly. They are more than happy to accommodate a change to a dish, (for example, it says meat sauce o the menu but they gladly change it to marinara). We will go back manny times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service is great !
    susiecrocker90
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    As usual, the food and the service is impeccable . The restaurant gets crowd, so reservations are recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and affordable!
    LukaloverVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I am a regular at Luka's for the past 24 years and I love his new larger location in Bogota! Same great food but nicer digs, more space. I hear they do parties now too. I had the home made gnocchi and a wonderful corvina fish special. Finished off the meal with a cannoli... I love I can bring my own wine, too. It is really my favorite Italian restarant and I dine out ALOT, in the city, etc. Happy to see Luka's is now on opentable...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food and friendly staff
    Lisa
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    I have been going to Luka's for over 10 years, it's a great Byob place, good food and staff is very friendly. highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.