LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich
LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich

LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.luce-ristorante.com/
  • Phone: 5166248330x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Dino Vlacich
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full Catering Menu
  • Private Party Facilities: Luce offers many options for private dining that can seat a variety of party sizes. Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, holiday parties and many other events.
  • Private Party Contact: Dominick 5166248330x
  • Special Events: Luce Andare Food truck

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Northern Blvd (25A)
  • Public Transit: Syosset Train Station
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich
LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich is a fine dining Italian restaurant dedicated to the highest quality of food and level of service. Innovative specialty dishes from all regions are created to be enjoyed in an elegant setting.
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LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (25)neighborhood gem (23)fit for foodies (20)romantic (15)great for outdoor dining (13)good for groups (12)notable wine list (9)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (5)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Very good food, very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    Very good food, very good service. Pricey.Great coconut creme brulee.Wine by the glass--not recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was mediocre and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    The food was mediocre and the service was alarmingly horrible. We (table of 3) were seated on top of two other tables right next to the front door while a group of 2 was seated right after us at a 4 person table that we were told we could not sit in because it was for 4. The waiter was slow with the menus, brought the wrong appetizer and was even slower with the check. Some of these things are excusable on a packed saturday night, but the restaurant wasn't even that crowded. The bussing service was intrusive and loud to the point where they almost put down a hot plate on my hands before waiting for me to remove them from the table. All in all an unpleasant experience and I will not be returning.
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  • Luce is always perfect...great
    mcatVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    Luce is always perfect...great food, nice owner, impeccable service!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For a restaurant that charges
    food222
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    For a restaurant that charges real prices they fell short. The bread they brought to the table was embarrassing. Bake, provide various choices and be original. My local pizzerias give better table bread. There was a special paring menu; however we ordered from the regular menu at a high price with one exception. The paring menu had an octopus appetizer, which we ordered with our wine as we were looking over the rest of the menu. They brought us for $16 two slivers of rubbery octopus, smaller than the amount used for a single piece of sushi, with boringly spiced potatoes and onion. The waiter said they may have ran out of the octopus when we request it, and I assumed that they put something together so we could have a taste based on the lac
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food in this restaurant
    wassermomVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    The food in this restaurant is always outstanding. As good as any Italian restaurant on LI. My only complaint was that the service Saturday night was a bit slow.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and that's about it.
    JonCVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Excellent food. Overpriced. Unimpressive service. Would go again if they lower prices, because, while the food is excellent, everything else needs help. 2nd time I have experienced the same thing at Luce.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I thought the food was good
    BillVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2013
    I thought the food was good but I think it was a little over priced
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We got a reservation last
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We got a reservation last minute and they were most friendly and it turned out to be a great experience!!! Food was fantastic and the service super nice!!!! Will definitely go there often!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was an overall great experience
    NONE
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    It was an overall great experience from the staff to the management.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    MrBlzVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    This is an outstanding local restaurant. Great food and service. What else can you say.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian!!!
    Thomas
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Great food and nice room! Dinner was fantastic as was service. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food and service are top-notch,
    enjoyableVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    The food and service are top-notch, and the chef will prepare a favorite dish or special, even if it's not on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    Excellent lunch. Exceeded my expectations. My new favorite restaurant in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We have been to this restaurant
    GrandmaDVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    We have been to this restaurant once or twice before but not at least for a couple of years. We were seated promptly for an 8:30 Sat. eve reservation, but other than drinks, no one took our order until almost 9:30. Food came promptly after that; service was generally attentive and pleasant. All food was tasty, well prepared and presented. Desserts were especially good. We were never given a wine list. In general a pleasant evening. Only surprise was the price - close to $380 approx for two couples with 2 beers, 2 glasses of wine, 2 desserts. This is a wonderful neighborhood spot, tile floor, good but not epicurean level food, simply not worthy of a close to $100 a person tab. Would think twice about going back just for that reason.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • as an otherwise very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    as an otherwise very good experience..this restaurant MUST do something about the noise level. as a designer, i know that there are many options availble in acoustical baffles.like ceiling and wall panels with fabric
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This has become one of my
    wassermomVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    This has become one of my favorite restaurants. The food is consistently good, particularly the branzino. Perfectly cooked every time and the banana cream pie is fantastic. Fairly easy to get a reservation but I'm not sure why.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unfortunately we did not choose
    weasel
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    Unfortunately we did not choose from the Restaurant week menu so our bill was somewhat expensive. The salads were great and the entrees not so great. Usually the food is pretty good here so we were disappointed in the quality of the entree.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive for the service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Expensive for the service. I cannot give the food a good rating based on the high prices for not a dish whereby the balsamic glazed onions overpowered the fish and left much to be desired.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great appetizer
    RJBLADE
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Grilled Calamari best we ever had Very comfortable Service was spot on
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a treat---we eat out
    SignNDineVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    Always a treat---we eat out often on the North Shore of LI and find Luce to be among the best --- food, service and ambiance---and the Banana Cream Pie tart is terrific. While pricing is not low, the overall experience is well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were able to secure a table
    weasel
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    We were able to secure a table in the garden room which was very quiet at 6 p.m. By 7;30, the noise level was much greater.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service were
    POTATOESVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    The food and service were great. My husband had chicken with mushrooms and chestnuts and it was fantastic. My crabcakes were great. We would definitely go back. Very classy restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service was wonderful!
    Robert
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Food and service was wonderful! Enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food..Staff is very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    Excellent food..Staff is very accomodating and very attentive. Great evening and would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Completely pleasant meal -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    Completely pleasant meal - every time we eat there. This was no exception - freshness, beautiful flavors, homemade pasta. Just what an Italian meal should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fish was cooked perfectly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Fish was cooked perfectly and was really fresh. Portions were large and we loved the fig and prosciutto special appetizer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the food was very good. Enjoyed
    rab4VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    the food was very good. Enjoyed our evening. Very expensive for what it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Luce!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    My wife and I have been to Luce about 5 times. Every time is outstanding. Great food. Great service. Always a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Luce has been a great find.
    CraigVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2012
    Luce has been a great find. This visit proved to be what I expect, consistant quality food served by an attentive wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed a great evening in
    drfsf
    Dined on 7/3/2012
    Enjoyed a great evening in the outdoor patio listening to the voice of Johnny Aveeno and his group. It was an unexpected treat. The food and drinks were very good, but a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reliably delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    I love to sit and be served outstanding aged parm and home made bread sticks while perusing the menu. The food is always delicious! I will keep in mind that the weekend kitchen is until 11pm! I adore late dining. I have been to Luce many times for lunch. It has an elegance to it that makes afternoon eating intimate and an escape from the stress of the day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Special Dish !
    DrEd
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    Always great, The waiter got the chef to make a special dish that I had before that was not on the nights specials that evening ! Really terrific !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time, not the last!
    DaveO
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    First time at Luce. The food was fresh and well prepared. Friendly and attentive staff. Our visit from Dominick was a pleasure and he really knew the cuisine. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SPECIAL OCCASION
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    Spectacular food, wonderful service and owners who go overboard to make a warm,caring dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was just starting a diet,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    I was just starting a diet, and found that many selections would be appropriate for "ladies who lunch" and were for me, as they were on the lighter side, but still beautifully prepared and full of flavor. We both thoroughly enjoyed our delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    Great Italian restaurant. The owners and staff were very attentive. Can't wait to go again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice looking restaurant. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    Nice looking restaurant. The menu is large, but not exceptional. The food was good, but also not exceptional. The service was friendly, but it seemed like they wanted to get rid of us they brought out the food so quickly. We had a 7:30 reservation and had finished our entrees by 8:30. It was nice enough, but there is no shortage of places serving the same or better food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed the evening however
    adkTarsusAmericanVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    We enjoyed the evening however the table was very small for 4 people. It is a very pleasant restaurant to spend time with good selection of dishes. I am a wine person and like seeing the wine list. When asked what for a glass of red wine, the waiter did not offer tp bring a wine list. This is not a good image for the restaurant especially if they happened to have a good wine selection.
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  • Great Spot
    Foodfunlaugh
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Wonderful, friendly place very pretty and very attentive staff. We have dined there 4 times in the past year with others and everyone has returned and recommended to friends/family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food! Romantic,
    awfulVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2012
    Excellent food! Romantic, quiet, and attentive, classy, friendly staff. I can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet