We were celebrating a friends birthday. Excellent food, excellent service! Definitely would go again.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Beautiful ambience and decor, small place but very quaint and elegant. The food was spectacular. Everything that my date & I ordered, we devoured. The entrees were particularly large portions. Service was attentive, but also did not rush us. BYOB. All in all, pretty much the perfect Italian spot for a date.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is amazing. Everything
Food is amazing. Everything is homemade. Large portions. BYOB but there's a liquor store next door.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chef Andrea is passionate
Chef Andrea is passionate about cooking. His menu caters to everyone. I love the
variety, simplicity, and freshness of his ingredients.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful restaurant ...from the decor, service, and exceptionally fresh food.
Chef Andrea creates extraordinary dishes. Pasta is made from scratch by Andrea.
We especially love the authenticity of the menu. Luca's is perfect for any occasion.
4/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
WOW! What an unexpectedly
WOW! What an unexpectedly great experience! Nothing about the exterior of this little gem gives a hint to what is on the inside. Certainly other reviews on the site and other sites gave some hint...but I have been misled before by web reviews. The ambience of the restaurant speaks to the heritage of Luca the owner. The wait staff was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The food was delicious and the portions were abundant..first time in a long time that I needed a doggie bag. I would (and already have )) recommend Luca's to my friends.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprisingly great restaurant
Surprisingly great restaurant in strip mall. Food was excellent. Only complaint was that theyran out of a special and it was onlyh 6PM on Saturday night!
Great Italian food. Risotto and fish dishes were superb. Kids loved the Margharita pizza and the pasta. Great bread basket.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful food experience
We celebrated my husband's birthday at Luca's and everything about the evening was magical.
The decor of the restaurant reminded us of being back in Italy.
Our waiter Angelo was warm and friendly and accommodated our every request.
The freshly baked breads, olive oil with herbs, and sun dried tomato spread were an outstanding beginning to our meal.
The appetizers were especially amazing. The burrata was creamy, fresh, and flavorful.
The crab and corn chowder was rich and one of the best soups we had ever tasted.
The petit Osso Bucco was delectable.
Our experience at this restaurant was so wonderful that I returned a few nights later with a group of women. Same wonderful waiter and superb food experience.
I highly recommend this restaurant.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Interesting selection of traditiona
Interesting selection of traditional Italian, good size portions. You won't go home hungry.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
50th Anniversary celebratory dinner
We invited a couple celebrating their 50th anniversary to dine with us at Luca's. Our choice was based on 2 previous excellent lunches there. Although we were half an hour early and our dining partners, tied up in traffic, were half an hour late, the staff seated us immediately and made us comfortable with a bottle of wine and basket of delicious breads. When our dining partners arrived, our orders were quickly taken. We all had different appetizers and entrees, and each was outstanding. Portions were so generous that we each took home enough for lunch for 2 the next day. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates a good meal!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cute and very good restaurant
I liked the atmosphere - was located at a strip mall and the outside appearance was very pleasing. The inside decor was very nice as well. Food presented well and delicious. Would definitely go back!!! Veal was very very tender. The recent good reviews are what prompted me to try this place and was so glad I did. Thank you everyone! :)
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Selection was very appealing
Selection was very appealing and the food and service were excellent.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there to celebrate
We were there to celebrate Mother's Day a couple of weeks later because of crazy schedules. We had to eat early on a Saturday night, 5:30 because that was the only time we could get a reservation. Once we got in there and had the food we understood why it was so difficult to get a reservation. The service was terrific, they gave us just enough time to enjoy our courses without us feeling either neglected or rushed. The food was wonderful as well, the only comment my fellow diners had was that the calamari was a bit overcooked. I don't eat it so I cannot comment but everything on my plate and everyone's dinner was fantastic!
We will absolutely return!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Luca's Ristorante was a delicious
Luca's Ristorante was a delicious spot for my boyfriend's birthday! It is BYO, however they do have a vineyard license. We brought our own wine. Anyway, the service was decent...slightly slow,though friendly. We ordered the spiedini, which was incredible as an appetizer. My boyfriend had the veal saltimbocca and I ordered the tilapia with lump crabmeat and pasta. Both entrees were excellent and I took half of mine home. The restaurant offers daily specials as well, which looked amazing on other Payton's dishes. The desserts are brought in locally and the crem brûlée was amazing. Great local spot!!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a 8:15 reservations
We had a 8:15 reservations and we were within 5 mins, our server was outstanding and knowledgeable of the menu. Our app was with fresh mozz and mango and candid pecans and argula and prosuitto. Dinner for me gnoggi and brasied beef sirlon in white wine reductions sauce very good. Would highly recoommend. Have waited months to get in on a Saturday night it was worth the wait.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Food But Small Space
The food was outstanding, but the restaurant is small. We were squished in the corner next to a very loud party. This made it hard to have a conversation at the table and sometimes I felt like I had to shout in order for the person sitting directly across from me to hear what I was saying. The food was really great though! Definitely will have to come back and try their other dishes.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food Was Great
The place was deceiving since the restaurant was located in a strip mall. From the outside, you may be disappointed but once you step in, the atmosphere changes as if you are in Italy. The food is excellent and worth for the price you pay.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with my husband and parents for dinner. I have to say, we have eaten in some of the best restaurants but I enjoy Luca's just as much! I had the fig appetizer that is my absolute favorite. The contrast of sweet figs, creamy marscapone and proscuitto was perfect. I also had the lamb osso bucco for an entree. It was fall off the bone delicious! The sauce was great and the risotto it was on was nice and creamy. My husband loved his veal and swears it is some of the best veal he's had and my mom and dad split lasagna and shrimp nuevo. Also both delicious.
All in all it was a great meal!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been here several times (4
Been here several times (4 or 5) and we are always very satisfied. This restaurant is very consistent... food, service, etc. Have taken several people there and they have been equally impressed!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place in my neighborhood
This was the 2nd time I ate here in the last three weeks. Both times the food was absolutely great!!! The place is nice & cozy and great to celebrate a special occassion. The wait staff is very polite and attentive. I would recommend this place to all!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sorry we didn't try it sooner
My husband and I had a rare date night out here. The food was really excellent. We had the burrata appetizer to start. Yum! I had a veggie ravioli that was a nightly special, and I loved that the ingredients were very fresh and unprocessed. The sauce was so wonderful, but not over-powering, and the flavor of the veggies really shone. We were in a hurry to get to a movie, so we just took a cannoli to go, and it may have been the best cannoli I've had! Our only regret is that we didn't try the place sooner!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Creative and Wonderful
The food preparation is creative and excellent. From the bread to the desserts.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you like Figs ...
You have to try the Fig appetizer - Outstanding!!! Although, everything else was just as good. Great meal, go - you'll think so too.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decided to bring my son who is a real foodie. We were not disappointed! Appetizers were delicious and interesting such as the marscapone and fig wrapped in prosciutto. lovely
Everyone enjoyed their main course and had more than enough so leftovers were enjoyed the next day. Especially love that we can bring our favorite wine to enjoy with our dinner. My only regret is that Luca's is a 40 minute drive from home. Looking forward to our next visit.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great First Time
This was our first time at Luca's. The food was very good. The service was also very good. We'll be back!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was fantastic... the chicken with the wild mushroom sauce may be one of the BEST chicken dishes I've ever had.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A surprise in a strip mall
We were a little leary when we first drove up to the restuarant as it was in a small strip mall, but we were delighted once we entered. The decor was very nice and the food was excellent. They even allowed you to bring your own wine, and if you didn't there was a small liquor store at the end of the mall (3 doors down). I would highly recommend this restuarant for a nice Italian meal.
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
always a favorite
Have been going there for the last several years and always find the food interesting with creative as well as traditional items. The staff is especially warm and attentive.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always the dinning experience was excellent. The food preparation was creative and wonderful. I had the special fish which was Red Snapper in a white wine sauce with tomatoes and crabmeat and it was exccellent.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Food & Service
Excellent food & service at Luca's and we plan to make it one of our favorites!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
LUCA -Italian at its best!!
Food amazing, calamari perfect, crunchy & tender. Lobster Cannelloni loaded with lobster, shrimp, scallops. Dined with group of 10, every meal was excellent. The nite's special, red snapper fish prepared with spinach, was cooked to perfection. Looking forward to our next visit; goal is to taste everything on the menu. And love the decor - hand painted tiles, each panel tells a story. Very cozy.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service......outstanding food.....highly recommend
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Strip Mall Gem
As always, the food was phenomenal. This is a great family owned place and like many family owned places, they always make you feel right at home. What sets this place apart from other family owned places, however, is the chef. The food is always amazing and never disappoints. I only wish they'd move a little closer to my house!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
loved this place. from the
loved this place. from the moment you walk in you feel welcome until the time you leave. our waiter was very attentive but not over bearing. we were never rushed. I had the lasagna and you could tell it was made to order. Portions were generous, can't wait to eat the leftovers. it was a bit of a hike for us to get there but so worth it, can't wait to go back again. If you love creme brulee i recommend it. It was light and yes you can eat the whole thing.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always delighted with the food choices here = best homemade pastas and delicious tomato sauces. Always order at least one special of the night. Wait staff knowldegeable, helpful and friendly. Our favorite local dining spot.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
More than enough...
First time at Luca's. Lovely atmosphere and quite cozy. I love outdoor dining and the overhead vines made me feel like I was dining on a garden patio. Food and service were excellent. Well deserves another visit.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the second time dining
This was the second time dining at Lucas, and we were not disappointed. The food was superb and the service was excellent.
My wife and I enjoyed the setting and the ambience.We will tell all our freiends.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
went for lunch with a group of 6. Everyone enjoyed their food. Large portions (I had the Osso Bucco appy and it was large enough for a main course in most restaurants). Everything was fresh and the waitstaff was friendly and helpful. We eat in New York on a regular basis and I would say the food was as good as any NYC restaurant.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Luca's always a treat
Food at Luca's is always adventurous and delicious. Love the specials, always order one of them! Homemade pastas are amazing. Fascinating blends of ingredients, lots of farm-to-table, local products. Ambiance always wonderful - feel we are dining in an Italian vineyard. Staff most accommodating and professional.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not What I expected in a Strip Mall
The food was very good. The bread was very good, and creative. The service was very good. The ambiance is nice. All of our meals were delicious. We had the Salmon, Tilapia, Seafood Assortment and Pasta. I'm surprised I've never heard of this place before.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first time here,
This was my first time here, I live pretty close but never made it over. With Family in town I decided to bring the Family to Dine here. The food was very good. The ambiance was very romantic, You definitely feel like you have left Somerset. The food was delicious. We did not have dessert so I can not say anything to that.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM