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Cafe Lucci

4.7
1708 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Cafe Lucci’s motto, “Good Food, Good Wine, Good People,” is the distinguishing hallmark of this North Shore family-owned and operated restaurant, which is a favorite for neighborhood regulars, including many executives and professionals who hail from nearby corporations and businesses. Cafe Lucci also is a weekend and special-occasion destination for many folks who live in Chicago and have discovered an exceptional dining experience in Glenview.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(847) 729-2268
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Augie Arifi
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Central Road
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Parking details
Valet and private lot available.
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Special events & promotions
Located on the second floor, our private room can accommodate up to 80 people, boast it's own private bar and sound system making it the perfect gathering place for any occasion and offer a beautiful atmosphere with fantastic food and great service. It also features, The Wine Room, a unique space lined with bottles of wine that is conducive to private wine tastings or intimate dinners for 10 to 12 guests.
For private events reservations or questions, please contact Ana at ana@bobbysdeerfield.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1708 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything was wonderful from start to finish. Felt like we were transported to another land. The service was great. I had escargot which was heavenly. My husband had crab cakes which were outstanding. The chicken and sausage dish was huge and absolutely delicious. Complimentary chocolate cake for my birthday was the cherry on top. It was noisy — Friday night — so had to yell a bit to be heard. But it wouldn’t stop us from going again.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

We started to have a lovely dinner.Edmund N was our waiter and could not have been nicer or more professional.We were celebrating my birthday.As we were finishing eating our cake
Benny the manager came over and said that we had to leave.He said he had a reservation for our table in 10 minutes.There were 2 other tables for 4 and 1 for 2 in the room we were eating in.In my 71 years on this earth I have NEVER had this happen before.He was rude and we would advise everyone NOT to
Eat there.We will never return and plan to tell many others not to go there.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent as always. This night a bone-in 18 oz filet was a special. We both ordered it and took home enough for next nights dinner. Rosemary, garlic mashed we’re a perfect side. Never a disappointment. Treated like family, we love this place.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Great service. Took some business colleagues here for dinner and they all really enjoyed the food and service.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food and great service

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

One of our favorite places in Chicago. Fantastic food and service. We never miss it when we visit!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

This was our first time dining at Cafe Lucci. The food was excellent and the service/ambience very nice. Everything was wonderful, until we realized the cake our waiter brought - without us ordering and with a surprise comment of “Happy Anniversary!” - had been added to our bill. We had been so impressed that they had figured out it was our anniversary (perhaps via a Facebook post I made), and thought it was very high-class, a surefire way to gain our repeat business. And appreciated. But to stick the cost of the cake on the bill put a damper on our evening. It’s not the money; that was a drop in the bucket for money well-spent. Just felt wrong to surprise us by serving it without our asking, then charge us for it.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Kinda loved the old school vibe here. Spaghetti and meat sauce was not on the menu, but the waiter told the old guy at the next table they have a great version. He loved it! My sauce was great, but the house made pasta was a little gummy. Still good, but the texture was off. Love the Sinatra in the background, and the Sopranos vibe.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Outstanding food! Not just the standard Italian menu - some very good starters and unique specials. The lamb oregenatto was superb, as were scallops starter. Good wine. Server was especially wonderful - he’s been there 20 years and knows all the food. Very friendly guy. We had a great time. I am coming back!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Cafe Lucci never disappoints! We always know it will be delicious every time we go!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Great food and great service . We tried it the first time and were impressed with the authenticity of the food, even the deserts

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

This is our go to Italian restaurant in the North Shore suburbs. The service is great and the food is always delicious. I have not had a meal where I've been disappointed. Their house made pastas are delicious. They have a great beverage selection. My husband and I have been here for date nights as well as large parties (for example, wedding rehearsal dinner). It's always been a great experience.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We had a great time with friends. Our meals were delicious, the calamari was outstanding. Even waiter was great, even joined in our the joke going around our table - very funny!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Outstanding experience as always! Great service and food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

As usually between very good and excellent. Liked food very much. Excellent coffee good selection of wines. A bit noisy but not a problem.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Always good food here--so glad we discovered it around 3 years ago--has become one of our favorites.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Always great

Great authentic Italian food and not too loud like so many places these days

Will return!!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Consistently good quality and style, which includes willingness to accommodate diners' participation in designing the meal, in the Italian restaurant tradition. A favorite of ours in the North Shore area.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Overall quality is excellent and is always consistent. Service very good. Wine list is extensive. And just because it is not on the menu doesn't mean they don't it.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Excellent , much, much better than Your other restaurant Bobby's, Food & Staff.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Great food!!!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Fantastic every time! Bobby and his team always have hospitality as their first priority with great food and service a close 1b. Great spot and don’t forget to try the veal and Tiramisu...they won’t disappoint!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Terrific food, service and ambiance. A wonderful night out!

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

It's always been a great place to dine. I have been going there for many years

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

It was awesome!

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Usually I would give Cafe Lucci 5 stars but Mother’s Day was a great disappointment. First of all I specified on my reservation that I had 2 handicapped seniors with walkers. Why then were we seated way in the back room? There was absolutely no space for the walker to get through. Then we were seated in a small alcove that served as an echo chamber. The noise was deafening loud. We did not stay for dessert. I’ve been to the German hafbrahaus with a live band that wasn’t as loud! While food for five was excellent one dish undercooked. Then when leaving had to wait for servers to remove serving station so we could let the handicapped people through. Then had to move people to get thru the restaurant

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Cafe Lucci is the best place for Italian food in all the Northshore!!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We enjoyed delicious dinners and desserts to celebrate Mother's Day. We had our favorite waiter Yuli who helped make the experience all that much better. Service by all the staff is always excellent and is attentive without being intrusive. Daily specials offer a great variety and with the menu offers something for everyone's taste and wants. My sister-in-law and I each enjoyed a seafood pasta dish; my brother-in-law had steak cooked to a perfect medium rare. We have enjoyed Cafe Lucci for many years celebrating various holidays and special family events - birthdays and anniversaries. We have never been disappointed with either the delicious menu selections or with the excellent service.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Outstanding service , food and wine list incredible

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The food was delicious and we had a great server.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

A birthday celebration

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Dinner with friends

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Simply the best restaurant for Italian food we have had in many years!!!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Wonderful experience . Food was delicious . Especially appreciated the server making sure my husband ‘s meal was gluten free . The chef
Actually came to the table to debone the brazino which was amazing - a real show .
Great experience!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great Service all around. Highly recommended! Pulled up and immediately impressed. Parking, food, service, and my fiance's birthday cake all 5 star.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food was very good, and the service exceptionally good. The main dining room is very crowded and extremely noisy. The menu is long and informative, but it could be improved by correcting the mistakes: "complimenti" is a misspelling for "complementi" (i.e. complements), and I don't think that they really charge $650 for a side of asparagus.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I specifically asked for a Darren to take care of my son and his date. My son asked for the chef selections like Darren does for us and the server said, “That isn’t a thing.” It was very embarrassing for my son in front of his date. I am very disappointed in the service. My husband and I usually receive excellent service and Darren gives us a chef selected meal. Not happy.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Extensive menu with excellent choices for every course. Attentive service, although not exactly personable on this most recent visit. A few wines by the glass, but primarily sold by the bottle. Each course is ala carte. Nice presentation, excellent pasta.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We had an excellent meal, the gnocchi was delicious, salads creative, it can be a bit noisy when the room is full.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

We haven't been here in a while and need to remember to come more often. Food was delicious, nice variety of Italian favorites! Food delicious and reasonably priced Good wine list and pleasant staff made our evening really enjoyable.

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