Our server Brady was absolutely
Our server Brady was absolutely fantastic. He was knowledgeable about the menu, made great wine suggestions, was attentive and very personable. The food was fantastic - I had the smoked short ribs and my husband had the lasagna. Both were fantastic but couldn't top the indulgent winter squash soup!
Great date night location for sure!
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We just had a fabulous dinner
We just had a fabulous dinner at Luce. Their grilled romaine salad was outstanding and innovative, not just a salad that you can get anywhere. We had a vegetable napoleon and the mussels, both of which were total taste treats, and creative. The Luce bolognesa was also a creative pasta dish, and very good. Great selection of wines, lots of by-the-glass selections. Our waiter was top notch, very knowledgeable about both the food and the wines. This restaurant is just getting better and better over the years- I don't know if they have a new chef, or if s/he has just gotten more creative over time, but we can't wait to go back!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of our favorite restaurant's
One of our favorite restaurant's - close to home, but worth the trip even if it weren't! Service was a bit slow this particular evening, but it was a very busy night. It was "Dine Originals" week, which we have found to always be a treat here with the chef creating some special fare or variations not on the regular menu. Overall, another very good dining experience at this little gem.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food,but our server
Great food,but our server seemed not to be focused on our table. For example, ask for water refills, pepper for salads, etc.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Absolutely Excellent. Staff,
Absolutely Excellent. Staff, food, wine...can't wait to go back. Highly recommend.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Romatic Dinner Getaway!
We had a very romantic evening. The food was delicious and there was music with a man playing the saxaphone! We will be going back real soon.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful time. Waitress
Had a wonderful time. Waitress and staff were all extremely nice and happy to be around. Deserts were very good.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We took some out of town friends
We took some out of town friends there based on previous great experience and we were not disappointed. Our waiter was fantastic. He knew the menu and the wine list well and made great recommendations. The food was excellent and at reasonable prices. We'll be back again and again.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Their website says "dressy casual". The people next to us in the dining room were wearing printed tshirts, shorts, and flipflops. We expected something a bit nicer for our anniversary
4/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the secomd time we
This is the secomd time we have dined here, both related to attending conferences in the area. Live music was being performed and the service was great.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the former Luce'
We enjoyed the former Luce' but the new chef is a cut above. My wife and I both had sea food and the quality of both our meals was outstanding. We will return again soon.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
So improved from old Luce
We had separately eaten at Luce while previously owned. We both had disastrous experiences and vowed never to return. We heard of the change of ownership and management and will now become regulars, despite a 25 minute trip to get there. The food is as true to real Italian as exists in Columbus. We started with the 3 bruschetta plate, each prepared and plated beautifully with a nice variety of flavorful ingredients. Then we tried two basic Italian dishes from the region around Rome and Lazio, linguine carbonara and bucatini all'amatriciana. The carbonara was smooth and velvety and perfectly sauced with al dente linguine. The bucatini, a difficult pasta to cook, was also al dente, well drained coated with a the spicy sauce. Simply Great!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were quite impressed with the food. My husband had lasagna and I had scallops.
We had to wait to be seated. They seemed unorganized at the host stand.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant looks great inside, every update and crisp. They also updated the prices, the food was great but be ready to drop a hundred for two people.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good specials of the day.
Good specials of the day. well flavored italian dishes.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great group dinner with colleagues
Our Luce dinner was a wonderful way to send off a co-worker who will be moving on to a new exciting opportunity. Excellent food and drink made the gathering special.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great first visit
Decided to try somewhere new for my husband's birthday. We were both very impressed with the food and the service. The patio is a great place to enjoy a romantic, relaxed meal. We split a margherita pizza as an appetizer and it was wonderful. I can't remember what my husband ordered but I had the Linguine Carbonara and l have been craving it since our visit. Our server suggested the perfect wine with dinner and was attentive but unobtrusive. I am glad we stumbled upon this place, I think it could become a new favorite for us.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is what dining out should always be like. Everything was great from start to finish. Every employee was polite and attentive, especially our server Andrew. The food was creative, eye pleasing and tasty and arrived promptly and at the proper temperature. Portion sizes were nice and the take away boxing done near out table was appreciated. The restaurant was attractive, nicely lit and quiet enough that we could all enjoy our dinner conversation. Prices seemed moderate and a decent value for both food and wine. We will definitely be back!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
With the new ownership, chef
With the new ownership, chef and new menu this experience was very enjoyable. We had heard mixed reviews from friends but we werevery satisfied with the waiter and food that we ordered. We would go back
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We like the new Luce a lot. We dined outdoors as it was a beautiful evening. The Caprese salad was outstanding. The Porchetta and Halibut were delicious! There were many more items on the menu that we'd like to try. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable, and we received great service.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was one of the best meals/evenings we have had. We frequent the upscale restaurants in the Columbus area; however, we had not visited Luce Nuovo since it had re-opened. We live in the neighborhood and are pleased that we can have such a wonderful meal in the vicinity. It is brighter than it used to be, outstanding service, food presentation awesome. Even the bread basket was spectacular...don't know where they get their bread and flatbread but both were delicious. I would recommend this restaurant. They did a great job in changing/improving the ambience and food from the previous owner.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Luce's Always on th Mark
My friends and I had lunch at Luce's recently and were not disappointed. The food, service, and ambiance were excellent.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
delighted to find this place!
There's a dearth of good restaurants just north of Columbus - most seem to be dressed-up Olive Gardens.
Fortunately, Luce Nuovo fills the void. During a recent trip to the area I ate there several times and was pleased with everything I was served each time. Antipasto. Salad. Scallops. Dessert. Wine. Cheese. All excellent, and well presented.
I'd be happy to find this restaurant anywhere but was particularly glad it is where it is.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Getting Better ~ Worth a 2nd Try
We went to Luce' 2-3 times a month with the previous chef/owners despite the menu shortcomings such as no signature desserts, disorganized wine list, etc. But, there were a few gems on the menu that we understand that the chef stubbornly refuses to bring back. You kept half the name, why not update 2-3 of the most popular dishes such as the grilled romaine salad, eggplant parmesan, pasta Vesuvio, etc.??? The desserts are much better and the service is ALWAYS very good. But, signature dishes are missing, which is what kept us coming in 2-3 times a month. We have good time, the atmosphere is great and the food good, but forgettable. We are now coming once a month if that.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
everytime we eat there the food is outrageous. the chef cares about the product he delivers and the staff enjoys working there. always something new on the menu. never boring.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am speechless after our incredible dinner at Luce. You must give this a try and see for yourself. I must admit we neglected this restaurant as the previous owners/chef were unimpressive. But, I have to say Luce is a local favorite of ours after today. This chef will blow you away!!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local find
We went there for dinner and everything was great. Prices are reasonable considering we ordered things like wild boar, and portions are a normal size. Everything tasted great, and I felt healthy and satisfied after the meal.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
we were at the last wine tasting. very good. good wine selections. food was good.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM