Always a good dining experience!
Always a good dining experience! Consistently good food.
Difficult to carry on a conversation when dining room is full; noise level is very energetic when
everyone is enjoying the food and service,
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
My favorite neighborhood spot
My favorite neighborhood spot to dine. Priced right, food is always consistent, and the staff knows what's what!
3/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
When arriving at the restaurant,
When arriving at the restaurant, it immediately has a neighborhood feel to it. It was what I was anticipating, and it was a very nice Italian restaurant where people knew each other and the service was lovely.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
This restaurant never fails
This restaurant never fails to meet my highest expectations.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband and I have recently
My husband and I have recently "discovered" Luceti's and have gone back time and again. We take out of town friends here when we don't want to go into San Francisco. It's easy to get to and a great neighborhood restaurant. The calimari steak is great!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never fails to satisfy. Noise
Never fails to satisfy. Noise level very high when dining room is full; but food and service worth speaking
loudly over the noise.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the first time that
This was the first time that I'd lunch there. I had a open-faced crab sandwich with melted cheese, it was devine.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love Lucetis
My husband and I now make Lucetis our favorite go to place when we don't want to go to SF to dine out. Their open face crab sandwich with melted cheese is to die for.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
See above. Best calamari stead that I've ever had. Great lemon butter sauce!
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Romantic and Comfortable
Love this place. Food's good, service great, and music is a nice treat.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Comfortable endearing setting. Good food-good wine at reasonable prices. Could be a place to meet you friends at least once a week. Made so welcome. A bit noisy but it adds to the ambiance. The bar is busy with the usual regulars 'vying" for a seat.
Sandwiches are a "deal" and delicious. Onion rings are the best! Cannelloni is superb. The menu is unusually good and not overwhelming. The same with the wine list-limited but well chosen for the venue.
Super bar tender-Tony (only on Friday) -Too bad. Suzanne is the most efficient/cool server. Nothing phases her.
Try the place. Hope you enjoy it like we do and become a regular.
If I missed anything ----Please add it in after your visit!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & affordable prices...great accodations for our large party of 10
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great local restuarant
As always a great meal. Perfect place for couples or groups, reasonable prices good service. Old school Italian in a modern environment.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in the neighborhood!
Best in the neighborhood! Could do without the music - It is difficult to carry on a conversation in the main dining room, when full;
and the music makes it even more difficult ~ if available, we ask to be seated in the dining area in the rear of the restaurant ~
much quieter! Other than that.....we can always count on a great dining experience ~ which is why we are returning customers!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Date night expierence.
Went here for a date. The ambiance we very nice and I like how we were greeted with music when we walked into the restaurant. It's a little small but it wasn't too crowded. We sat down and liked how the menu wasn't too big and wasn't too small either. Also the choice of sauce you could have on your pasta gives you more options. He had to wait awhile for our food to get order. We ordered the fried calamari and it was delicious. The tartar sauce was amazing. We ordered ravioli Bolognese and the steak which were both good. For dessert we ordered Spumoni, delicious, and cannolis, which we could have lived without. The chocolate cake or chocolate mousse looked better. Overall, good experience. Would love to try something new there
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had heard about this establishmen
I had heard about this establishment from co-workers who work in San Mateo and tried it out. I loved my dishes. The special French Dip was quite tasty and the chicken livers were perfection. The calamari was out of this world. A definite 'go to' place when you're in the San Mateo area.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never Had a Bad Meal
We come to Luceti's several times a year, and the food never disappoints. There were four of us this time, and everybody's food was tasty and the servings generous. Veal Scalloppini, Cheese and Spinach Ravioli, Spaghetti and Meatballs (two of the largest meatballs I have ever seen) and Fettucine Luceti's. While I thought there was too much sauce on the fettucine that did not stop me for eating it all with a spoon! Everybody's pasta was cooked perfectly, and plenty of leftovers. Nice menu selection and we always try to get different items. Again, we have never been disappointed.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood dining
Quiet place with nice selection of Italian food prepared perfectly. Excellent friendy service perfectly timed.
Haven't dined here in 3-4 years, we'll definately be coming back frequently. Nice place for diner for two, great food, no rush, able to talk and enjoy the food, wine and company you're with.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came here in the middle of the week w/ 6 other people & the restraurant was very clean, welcoming & the hostess was friendly! The service was very fast & our waitress was also very friendly!! Would definitely recommend!!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood restaurant. We have been goingt there for many years. Always good food with good service. Dining room can be a little tight, but not too bad.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant experience
Great neighborhood restaurant. Covenient, since we live only three blocks away. This time we took visitors from Washington D.C. and they seemed to thoroughly enjoy the evening. Food was very good, as usual, the service was a bit slower than we would have liked, considering that the restaurant was not that busy when we were there. Good drinks, we brought our own wine and were charged a $15 corkage which we felt was reasonable.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our Favorites
When it comes to a great dining experience, your place is the one.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
In the midst
What a fun place! Nice to find a local family restaurant in the midst of it all. Quiet and unassuming on the outside. Energetic and friendly yet warm and cozy. We will be back!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love dining here; have been
I love dining here; have been for years. The service is great, the food is awesome. It's old Italian that takes me down memory lane. I always leave happy.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Luceti's was a great dining
Luceti's was a great dining experience for me and my family. They treated us so well and acknowledged special occasions. Truly good people with the desire to provide their customers the best possible dining experience. We will definitely go back!!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian "Neighborhood Restaurant"
If you appreciate true Italian food the way it was prepared in fine SF restaurants back in the day, this restaurant is for you. Patrons are mostly senior citizens who relish "real italian food", and most of the women looked like Judge Judy. It's a really good restaurant. Always a good meal. Food is priced well and there are many classic choices in several categories.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Fun Time
We had such a fun experience dining at Luceti's on 25th. It has the best Petrale Sole on the Peninsula. The owners were so friendly and they always bend over backwards to make sure you have a great experience while you are there, and we all had a wonderful time. We have always found this place to be very special. It really is a neighborhood gem. The gin and tonics are the best, too!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best Petrale sole around!
After a change in management, we found that the food was still excellent, especially so our favorite, Petrale sole. Our service from Francine and the other wait staff was excellent, as before. On this Friday night we found the front room very noisy, part of which was the contribution from the solo musician near the bar. We'll try the back room the next time. Unfortunately, the corkage fee has gone up from $10 to $15 . We thus will probably go less often. Otherwise, it remains an nice neighborhood restaurant with very good food.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like Dining with Family
We've been going here for years and it's one of our favorite places to dine. Great old style Italian with great service. The portions are good, the desserts are always fresh and yummy, and the crab is always sweet and fresh. I love their version of Oysters Rockeller; it's light and delicious. Love the Chicken Jerusaleum! I love that they have music--it makes me feel like I'm in a neighborhood restaurant in North Beach. Love it!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Luceti's. It has great atmosphere and always dependable for a great meal. Had their steak this last time and you could cut it with a fork. Their desserts are really great too. We've never had a bad meal, ever. The owners aim to please and make the atmosphere family friendly.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I think ok but...
Reply arrived 7pm for 7:15pm reservation and not able to details until cross to 8pm. Table was occupied with other customer. Mortgage 45 minutes waited. We had important business matter to talk. Also they had bigneed group birthday gathering at one table.
We're hardly able to talk. Maybe we choose wrong place and day for this places. They gave us on the house appetizers. And dessert. To make up for it.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this place; friendly service, great food, music; great neighborhood restaurant.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place, one of our
Love this place, one of our favorites. Friendly neighborhood family-owned bar/restaurant. Great food and service.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Calimari Steak
I always order the same item - the calimari steak. It's devine!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
plenty to eat
We had eight for dinner and a variety of entrees were ordered. All of the entrees were excellent and plenty to eat.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Luceti's has everything, as evidenced by our recommendations. The restaurant has been on 25th for years and is the only one that has survived. The food and service has always been excellent and there is an air of comfort and "homeliness" every time we go. Luceti''s is the only restaurant that I have consistently recommended. It would have been nice to see a strolling accordionist, though.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner @ Luceti's
My wife and I had a great time and a delicious dinner the other evening at Luceti's. Located on a quiet side street in San Mateo, it was a gem to find. We plan to return.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving dinner at Luceti's
They had the full Thanksgiving dinner available, but we ordered all Italian. We both had a Caesar salad, which was fantastic - garlicky, but fresh. I had the veal scallopine - they were nice enough to substitute the potatoes for plain pasta which was delicious with the scallopine sauce. My husband ordered saltimboca and enjoyed it very much. Our waitress was attentive and we enjoyed every bit of our meal. We will definitely go back..
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM