Certainly the finest around!
Luca's Ristorante was quite a culinary experience. The appetizer and entree were outstanding due to his unique and extraordinary sauces. We will certainly return and consider Luca's one of our favorite dining experiences.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was wonderful. Food
Service was wonderful. Food outstanding. Can't say anything bad . Wish it were closer to my home.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Looking for quaint ambiance
Looking for quaint ambiance and excellent traditional food, doesn't get better than Chef Luca, a lot of pride and love in the preparation of the food. Excellent variety of main courses and appetizers.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
a surprising find
Though not surprised on our second visit, which was equally good with the first, we are still surprised to find such an excellent restaurant in our local neighborhood-the food is great and well proportioned; the service very friendly and helpful.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Luca's is just lovely.
We were looking for a place that was half way between our friends' house and ours. They're from North Jersey, we're from PA. We were also looking for a BYOB. Luca's fit the bill. Little did we know what a "find" we "found". Once you enter Luca's, you think you're transported to a lovely inn in the Italian countryside...with hanging grape vines overhead. Our server, Jason was attentive and very friendly.
We started with assorted freshly baked (and homemade) breads. My favorite was the spinach and cheese bread where the cheese oozed out of the center of the roll. The green pea humus-like dip was just so good. Then we tried the grilled vegetables...so tasty. The bread and vegetables could have made a meal.
We will definitely be back!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience every time, I love the ambiance of this little place and the music is great everything from Sinatra to modern Italian songs. Service is always 5 stars, sometimes it can be a bit slow on a busy Saturday night but that's only because everything is made from scratch and I understand that great food takes time on occasion. The food is just incredible you cannot get food like this it rivals even food I've had in the city. All the slow briased meats are great and the homemade pasta is to die for. All in all a great find do not miss out on Lucas.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food Great Service
Very quiet as we went on a Monday night - but could not fault the food or service.
We will be back - thanks.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Homemade pasta at Luca's
We hadn't been to Luca's for a couple yrs and returned on a recent Friday nite, lured by homemade pasta on menu. We tried the special appetizer ("murcielagos") a squid ink ravioli with lobster filling, a tasty starter. For entrees we stayed with pastas. My husband's dish of Bucatini with Calamari was prepared mild per his request, a very generous portion, excellently prepared . Another special tempted me, "summer pork conchiglie" - described as a pulled pork with a mix of pasta, veggies and a lovely melty cheese. Interesting mix of flavors and textures, sort of a rustic dish, a huge portion. We finished with a refreshing "fior di latte" gelato. Luca's is an overlooked gem, easy to reach off Rt 31. We'll be going back!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Luca's is well off the beaten path but worth the search.
A clean and inviting decor provides a pleasant
environment in which to enjoy a creative and diverse
menu. BYO or try wines from a local vintner.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
AMAZING!!! taste of Italia
Apart from the wonderful selection of bread that Luca makes himself, we started with some fresh and crispy calamari as an appetizer. Even the tomato sauce was homemade. Next came our main courses: a succulent NY strip Bistecca, a seafood lover's paradise - Luca's Paella, and last but not least the most remarkable swordfish special I have ever tried. Everything was superb and mouth watering The pasta and risotto are homemade providing customers with unique options such as bucatini, pappardelle and gnocchi to name a few The climax of my night was the tiramisu which conveniently translates to "pick me up." Oh boy! What a pick me up! Made with poignant coffee beans this dessert was like watching the fireworks after a day at the fair.
8/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very Good Lunch
I was the only one dininig at 1:30 (not unusual for a Monday). I ordered the fromaggi as a starter. This $8 plate had a very good preserve and 5 or 6 cheeses, Italian as well as Cheddar and Blue. I'd say there was probably 12 to 15 ounces of cheeses and knew I would be taking half or more home for my cheese consumption for the rest of the week.
It took a while for it to come and I was afraid my gnocchis would come out at the same time; they came within 2 minutes. The server was apolgetic and I asked it to be kept warm for another 10 minutes. I expressed that I was in no hurry and this should never have happened.
The gnocchis were good; sauce seemed rich but a little bland (perhaps the cheeses clouded my taste). 3 1/2 to 4 stars.
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
What a wonderful place for our 5th Anniversary. Quiet, clean and comfortable. The food was awesome and done just perfectly. Service was awesome and great care was taken to make sure we had a great dining experience. Would recommend to family and friends. Oops, almost forgot BYOB!
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lucas never fails to amaze
Ive been to lucas multiple times and time after time I am impressed. I think they just put out a new menu as it was different from the other times I've been there. I had a dish that I believe was called a squid ink spaghettoni, it was one of their weekly specials. The pasta is all made in house so they are able to make this spagetti that is infused with squid ink. This is something I have never tried before, it was so intruiging I had to order it. The color was awesome it was black pasta, and a white garlic cream sauce, it looked interesting and tasted phenomenal. On top of that the service is very friendly and professional. I love lucas, and everyone I bring there is suprised to find that kind of italian dining in flemington.
10/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
You really can't beat Luca's. I've been 3 times, and every time was outstanding. The food there is incredible, highly recommend any of their pasta dishes (they make their own) or really anything else. My wife and I took my parents there, and even my father, who is highly critical of everything, loved it. The wait staff was friendly and very accomodating, and although it doesn't look like much from outside, on the inside the ambiance is quiet and romantic. Highly recommend to everyone, and I still think this is the best restaurant in Flemington. Did I mention the food is incredible?
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
The figs in proscuitto (starter)
The figs in proscuitto (starter) were tasty and beautifully presented. Also enjoyed the "King Clip" (fish special) over a lovely risotto, with jumbo shrimp, a generous portion. Another special entree was just OK, calamari & scallops over squid ink pasta had to be modified due to unavailability of the squid ink pasta (we've enjoyed Luca's squid ink pasta on prior visits). The homemade breads fresh from the oven were excellent (especially with house-made hummus spread). Overall we love the unique offerings at Luca's.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wow What A find!!!!
We don't live in the area and found Luca's on open table. What a find it was outstanding!!!! Everything we had was excellent.
Totally recommend to anyone who knows good food!!!!! We will certainly return on our next trip to the area!!
Thank you Luca for a wonderful meal!!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service. Particularl
Great food and service. Particularly liked the homemade ravioli and pasta.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a fabulous find! Found this restaurant through Open Table and was extremely happy with the entire experience - great food, terrific appetizer selection, fabulous service and great flair for a party of 9.
Can't wait to go back again and bring different family members and friends! Lots more dishes that I want to try on their menu!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was prepared with
Everything was prepared with pride. Everything from the figs wrapped in prosciutto, to the pear salad, the pastas, to the desert with gelato, to my cappuccino, were all prepared fresh! The braised short rib fell from the bone. The pasta was fresh and cooked to perfection, not over cooked or soft. The service was great. Our waiter was extremely attentive & took pride in every dish he served. We will definitely make this one of our regular restaurants.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM