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.
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.
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.
Great food. Great service. Took some business colleagues here for dinner and they all really enjoyed the food and service.
Great food and great service
One of our favorite places in Chicago. Fantastic food and service. We never miss it when we visit!
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.
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.
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!
Cafe Lucci never disappoints! We always know it will be delicious every time we go!
Great food and great service . We tried it the first time and were impressed with the authenticity of the food, even the deserts
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.
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!
Outstanding experience as always! Great service and food was delicious.
As usually between very good and excellent. Liked food very much. Excellent coffee good selection of wines. A bit noisy but not a problem.
Always good food here--so glad we discovered it around 3 years ago--has become one of our favorites.
Great authentic Italian food and not too loud like so many places these days
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.
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.
Excellent , much, much better than Your other restaurant Bobby's, Food & Staff.
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!
Terrific food, service and ambiance. A wonderful night out!
It's always been a great place to dine. I have been going there for many years
It was awesome!
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
Cafe Lucci is the best place for Italian food in all the Northshore!!!
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.
Outstanding service , food and wine list incredible
The food was delicious and we had a great server.
A birthday celebration
Dinner with friends
Simply the best restaurant for Italian food we have had in many years!!!
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 Service all around. Highly recommended! Pulled up and immediately impressed. Parking, food, service, and my fiance's birthday cake all 5 star.
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.
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.
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.
We had an excellent meal, the gnocchi was delicious, salads creative, it can be a bit noisy when the room is full.
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.