Wonderful meal! Beautiful view!
What's not to like? Delicious food and varied menu. Everything was fresh, served at proper temperature, and beautifully presented. Relaxed, elegant atmosphere with gorgeous views. Lovely service by our waitress Ruth and the kitchen staff. Another reason to love living in Cleveland!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed a beautiful romantic dinner with my date. This restaurant is Cleveland's best kept secret. At nightfall, the lights of the city can be seen thru the huge windows. Lola, the general manager is very gracious. This restaurant has the best Italian food I have had in a long time. Also worth noting-the art work. Just beautiful! I will be back and will be planning our company party there.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best new restaurants
There have been numerous new restaurants open lately in Cleveland, but this is one of the best. Have been there twice already and both times were equally awesome. Awesome mushroom risotto and an unbelievable veal Milanese. Service is impeccable and attention to detail is job one. Luca is a winner.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Menu and Ambiance
My husband and I truly enjoyed the whole experience of dining at Luca! Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable. The selection of appetizers, pastas, entrees were almost too much; it was so hard to decide! We shared the eggplant appetizer and loved it! (I forgot to mention the delicious hard crusted bread. It was perfect, too.) Then we shared a half order of the risotto of the day: Amazing! However, because we both additional entrees and pastas, we took the risotto home to enjoy the following day. I loved the fish that was de-boned right at our table, and my husband loved his sausage and rapinni dish - also became leftovers. We were way too full for dessert. We are looking forward to returning to try some of the other dishes.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service,great food,and
Excellent service,great food,and wonderful staff.Will be sure to return often!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally! A restaurant that cares more about the food and the experience than turning over tables. Everything here was amazing! The staff was attentive but not smothering. The courses were well paced so we had time between to sip our wine and talk. We loved the mozzarella and speck appetizer! We chose to do a pasta course and ordered half orders of the pesto pasta and the veal tortellini and even the half order could have been an entree. I really enjoyed my lamb chops. I can't wait to go back and try more items on the menu!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and staff were excellent.
The food and staff were excellent. A little hard to find but well worth the trip once there. Will go back again.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredible Food, Great Staff, Beautiful Location and Restuarant. You need to give it a try. Luca in the kitchen and his wife Lola running the front of house, makes this a true " new" Cleveland treasure you can't pass up.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spur of the moment
Decided to take a quick road trip to Cleveland to a good restaurant. First choices were booked so we gave this place a try. Wine was good, bread and dipping sauce was good, though ample, the appetizer was a little disapointing for the price (meat, cheese, olive, and grilled veg plate), entrees were good. Location is easy to get too and affords a nice, scenic, though short stroll after dinner. Staff was friendly and attentive without hovering, just wish I was offered an espresso after dinner before the check arrived. Bill including tip for two was about $130 so on our budget its an occasion destination.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Modern Italian restaurant
The restaurant has a modern upbeat feel. The original paintings and sculpture fit well. The tables at the windows with the granite tops have great views. Because of the location of the restaurant, parking seems limited so I recommend the valet parking.
For an appetizer, the Calamari sautéed in a dry white wine is recommended, although we like a little more spice. We recommend all our entrees. The Tottolini stuffed with prosciutto and ricotta with a cream sauce. My wife ordered the Ossobuco di Cinghale, the wild boar shank roasted in wine, tender and saturated with taste. The Saltimbocca di Vitello, was also tender.
Entrees are priced in the mid-twenties. Nice wine selection and great service.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food selection and beautiful
Great food selection and beautiful location - great view of the downtown skyline! Come here on a special occasion or just to try a new chic place. Love all of the decor and artwork! Had the chance to meet Luca and he was very personable. Highly recommended!!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian Restaurant in Clev.
This new Cleveland restaurant is fantastic....better than Giavonnis on the East Side!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great night we had. The service was perfect. Every dish was excellent. The lamb was the best dish of the 4 we had. Chef Luca and Chef Brian both greated us. We had so much fun we retreated to the bar after dinner and had a nightcap. One of the 3 owners (paul) sat with us and talked about the art in the space. One of the best nights out we have had in a long time. Surrounded by spectacular views. We frequent little italy and know our way around Italian restaurants. This is a hidden gem.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Night with Michelangelo
I did not think it was possible, but our second experience at Luca was even better than the first. The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. Chef Brian and our server Matty were great. Our group of 8 was well taken care of for our birthday celebration. We will definitely be back!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good But Pricey
Our experience at Luca was mostly positive, the food was very good and served hot. Our server was friendly and on top of her game all night. Atmosphere was very nice. We felt the prices were much higher than what they should be for Cleveland so I really would not recommend this restaurant to friends.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you love Italian food......
Great food ,great bar scene. I had the bone in Veal Chop w a 1/2 order of gnocchi, hubby had Filet of beef. The Tiramisu was the best I have tasted.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vegan friendly! Yay!
Wonderful meal! Very accommodating for vegans! Thank you!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Luca -- delicious and lovely
Everything about Luca is lovely and gracious. Chef Luca and his staff have created a charming, gracious experience in food, wine and ambience. Personal service with a European flair is their signature, and they carry it off beautifully. The bartender was knowledgeable about every wine on the list, and offered tastes of various by-the-glass wines to ensure that we ended up with the perfect wines just for us. Italian-style menu offered so many gorgeous choices, it was difficult to decide on just one entree for each of us. The lobster saffron risotto was fantastic, along with the beautiful Berkshire chop with mushroom-gorgonzola sauce. That mushroom-gorgonzola sauce was incredibly tasty. We couldn't get enough of it.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best...
Surprisingly this was one of the very best, the service was impeccable, the food was exceptional, we will most definitely return, and suggest to all of our friends. Cannot say enough about the service or the food, definitely worth trying.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic and Fabulous
If you haven't done so yet and you are going by my recommendation you MUST go here!! The food is to die for and service was top notch.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my 2nd time eating at Luca's. The food was just as good as the 1st time. Salads were great. My wife had the Filet and I had the lamb. Both were excellent. We were celebrating our 5th anniversary and were given wonderful treatment the entire night. I will return soon.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every time i go to Luca,is
Every time i go to Luca,is better than the last! Great food and service!What more can i say....always looking forward to the next time!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was unbelievable! This is a destination restaurant based on the location but you must try it! The chef and his staff are talented beyond talent! This was my first time and I plan on going back
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The very best
Highly recommended, has become our number one place!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
For the passage of a milestone, I chose Luca's due to great reviews. On the whole, this was a real success. The strengths are: the ambiance (chic), our service (attentive, charming) and the attitude of the wine-steward / co-owner. Not pleased with her recommended wine, she simply said: what's important is you leave here happy. I switched back to my original choice and we left happy. The quality of the food was mixed: beet salad was blanched and a little disappointing; spinach salad fine but not distinctive; pork chop was heavenly; the sauce for the very ample veal saltimbocca tasted "fishy" - w/ 1 chewy. This may be a matter of taste; & probably not a criticism. Wine list is very fair. I would go back since made to feel welcome. Well done!
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Once again Luca provided an excellent meal with great food and super service. A problem with a delayed meal among our group was properly handled and we all left wanting to return again in the near future.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Italy on the river
The menu was unique with many variations on the normal italian cuisine. The service was excellent. The food was beautifully prepared and delicious. The dessert selections were varied and well done. The wine list is short but has many fine choices. Great spot for intimate fine dining. Enjoyed the entire evening and will return to try some other entrees. Will tell others about this gem!!!!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fave New Spot
We had the loveliest evening at Luca. Incredible service EVen more incredible food. Fantastic view neighborhood find. Luca the chef came out to meet us . Perfect evening !
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hands down one of the best resturants in the Cleveland area. Whatever you are looking for you need to look to 'Luca'.
The experience is not eating good food it is dining on good food prepared with care and love.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect once again
On our third visit this month, everything was as before - excellent. We introduced the restaurant to our very good friends, and things could not have been better. The front staff was able to reserve the table we requested and the food and service were impeccable. Needless to say, we'll be back - as will our friends.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get to Luca
Fantastic food; phenomenal Happy Hour deal, great staff ... Can't wait to go back!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I Think "Luca" Means "Wonderful"!!!
We were blown away by the food and service even more than the view and vibe at this former Ponte Vecchio spot, though all four are top notch. A member of our party, native New Yorker that she is, said she plans to bring all her family to Luca over the holidays, as much for the food as the view. Superb entrees, amazing silken sauces, wonderful everything - yum! Hope Luca is a huge success. Go now!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
You will love the food and the service!! I am a foodie and this is a truly a fabulous Italian restaurant!!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Both wife and I have enjoyed this restaurant each and every visit, highly recommended if your looking for an enjoyable experience. Service is impeccable, we have only experienced this type of service at five star establishments. In our opinion this should rate at the very top.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful meal! I asked the waitress which of three I should choose and the one she recommended was incredible. Beautiful restaurant.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hope it has a long future
A very enjoyable dining experience. The beet salad was excellent as was the lobster/scallop pasta. The meals was a little pricey ($50 a piece) but the portions were hearty. For tose with lighter appetites you are able to get half orders of pasta.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great night out
Loved this place. The people were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent! There is a great view of the city. We will be back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Charming, attentive staff, delicious food, great view. Enjoyed the lamb and risotto. Highly recommend the short ribs. Great wine list. Valet parking.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sunday Night Fun
We came after a theatre show and we had so much fun! Food, views and service were all Fabulous! I was very excited to see they offer a gluten free pasta choice. We all decided on a different item and everyone was very happy with their choice. I don't believe anyone was looking at another plate wishing they got that instead :) Give it a try.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic and Delicious
I had an amazing dinner here prior to this experience so I decided to bring my Fiancee and her parents. From the apps to the main courses, the food was amazing. Crafted with care and precision the meals were perfect. On a side note, my fiancee and her mother have a gluten allergy. Plenty of gluten free options were available as well as a gluten free pasta. I recommend this spot for anyone trying to impress the in-laws or just in the mood for a great meal.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful dining experience
Great ambiance, attentive service, food delicious and served perfect temperature . Nice job, we'll be back
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious. Service
The food was delicious. Service attentive but not obsequious. We had a wonderful time ! LUCA is a great addition to the Cleveland dining scene.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM