Cafe Lucci

4.7
1838 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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Private dining
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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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

Private Dining

Cafe Lucci’s private party room is perfect for personal occasion and business entertaining. Accommodating 30-60, it features The Alcove, a unique space lined with bottles of wine that is conducive to private wine tastings or intimate dinners for 10-12.

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What 1838 People Are Saying
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j
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This has become one of my “go-to” places. They know me by name and are super kind. Food is amazing. Everyone I bring has found something they love. Ask for Lindsay she is the best server!

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TM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. The food was excellent, the service was good even thought they were very busy. I would recommend it.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

It was ok, I thought it was over priced for the overall taste and experience

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BS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, quality of food both excellent. Have been here numerous times in the past, never experienced anything other than what we experienced on this visit.

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L
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our 5th date here last week. It was a full dining room and we were early for our reservation. The restaurant seated and asked if we prefer to sit next to, or across from, each other. We chose ‘next to’ and our table was set perfectly. The menu includes lots of options to choose from that are both romantic and delicious. The wine list is wonderful, and the entire place is unassuming
and wonderful.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Food is always great!!!

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c
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner! We have been here numerous times and never been disappointed. This time we took the kids and they were very flexible in accomodating their requests to modify dishes and share dishes. Their Gnocchi Machianto is one of the best meals we have ever had.

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S
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! I had Capellacci Toscano - so good! My friend had Chicken Parmesan which is her favorite. To top it off, we had the greatest server, Yuli. Café Lucci is wonderful!

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l
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service

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TG
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, excellent food with excellent service. Love going here. Why wife and I both ordered specials, which were different and wonderful. Thank you!

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k
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally felt like I was in Tuscany. Great food and service. Generous, fresh, authentic, filling but not heavy, tastes that make you stop and “ooooh” and salivate!! Wish I’d known about it before. Will be back often!

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S
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A most pleasant experience with good food and pleasant atmosphere. The singular standout was courtesy and attention of every single staff member from the valet who escorted a senior through the ice to safety to host, entire staff and our server, Nahu who was amazing - patient, pleasant and most helpful.

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Y
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful like always!!!! Celebrated my 60th birthday in style!!!!

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FF
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Very disappointing. Noisy, lots of large tables close together. Food was overpriced and not very good.

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BN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great. The service was very good except for the way my wine was decanted was too abrupt and poured sediment I to the carafe. Food was great as always.

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JH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

We went for Thanksgiving dinner. We made reservations, we were on time and still had to wait in the bar for 25 minutes. I guess that's one way to increase the bill. It was EXTREMELY loud in the main dining area, and really detracted from the experience we were hoping for.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Cafe Lucci. It was loud but that didn’t effect our experience. Can’t wait to go back.

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MM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best Italian restaurants I have been to outside of Italy! Authentic cuisine, fresh ingredients and excellent service! Wonderful place for a date night!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The table they sat us at 20 minutes after our reservation was 3 2 tops pushed together for 5. Too big. We had to wait for an appropriate table. They did nothing to accommodate this inconvenience.

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SY
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

goog Italian food with good wine and comfortable service, being one of top 5 Italian restaurants in Northwest suburb.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is outstanding! Service was stellar!

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F
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, many choices, real Italian food. They have free valet parking and valet Nikko is very personable, but it's difficult to get in off Milwaukee Ave. when busy. Very noisy inside when crowded. Wine list could use some more reasonable options i.e. under $50, but they do have many wines. Waiters seem knowledgeable but some are borderline snobby telling you not to get what you requested or sneer if you ask for a slight change in preparation (no added salt or pepper), one criticized our wine choice.
I would still recommend having dinner here but on days less crowded.

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LO
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was another wonderful night at our favorite place. We requested a table in the back and we also requested Darren, whose tables happened to be in front. Darren schlepped back to our table and took care of us which was certainly very difficult, but he did it with a smile. Our Cousins loved the food and want to come back again. Thank you for helping to make this a special night.

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LO
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Lucci is our family’s favorite! The Arifi’s are the BEST not to mention the delicious food and professional staff!

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T
Chicago
112 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent! Wonderful food and helpful, non-intrusive service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best eggplant parmigiana I’ve every had. Very pleased.

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KH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to lucci so many times I can’t count and NEVER have I had anything that was NOT delicious! Hands down the best Italian on the north shore

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TD
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

A disappointing​ visit. Made reservations several days in advance through OpenTable for Sat. @ 7 pm. for a party of 4. Arrived on time but wasn't seated until 7:35. Not even an apology for the delay. No quality restaurant is that off.

Then the lie. They listed "Orata" as a special. This Mediterranean fish is one of my favorites. Asked if the fish was fresh and how it was prepared. The waiter admitted that they didn't have Orata. Instead it was really Chilean sea bass. A far cry from Orata. I wonder if the veal was really veal. Again no restaurant charging $45 for a dish should mislabel it.

I selected the halibut which was mediocre at best.

My wife and I shared the gamberi luna which was very good. We also had the Caesar salad which is properly sized for one and good at the reasonable price of $5. The key lime pie was forgettable.

This restaurant has a $25 corkage fee which is acceptable especially with the prices charged over retail. I should note that the wine list is quite good with several hard to find wines available.

Simply not worth the half hour drive. Many far superior Italian restaurants available in the northern suburbs.

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S
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our 2nd visit to Café Lucci's. I had the Fetticine Vasca, and my husband had the
Cappelcci Toscan. Both pasta dishes. Simply delicious for both dishes. The other couple in our
party also enjoyed their dishes. One had crab legs, the other a higher end cut of Beef.
Enjoyed by all very much. Noise level was very high this past Saturday evening. Got better after a bit when patrons finished their meals, and left the establishment.
Thanks Café Lucci's! Will see you again.

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KB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and service but very noisy. It’s always our go to place for great Italian food, you need a reservation on weekends

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AD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! And the wine list is to die for. Nice mood lighting, great for a relaxing dinner. It can get a bit loud depending on the night but overall a relaxed environment.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! Food was outstanding.

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AJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nahu is the absolute best waiter. He always makes our dinner special.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was over seasoned, prices are high for the quality

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OT
Chicago
250 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid all around. Wine is deep

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K
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Cafe Lucci for lunch or dinner maybe 10 times. Every time has been wonderful. The food is delicious and service has always been wonderful. They've never disappointed us.
I highly recommend Cafe Lucci.

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L
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great menu options and specials. Food consistently good. It just gets a little too loud when the dining room is full. Our waiter was outstanding but we felt he was rushed due to his number of tables. He was not rushing us. Very friendly staff. All in all a good experience with great food.

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n
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were great. Our server was very accommodating and substituting items was not a problem. Appreciated being able to stay and chat for a long time with my friends and did not feel rushed.
It was probably 25 years since I had been there and was glad to see the renovations and decor. I will be back!

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MM
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Cafe Lucci for two special birthdays and we loved it. It has been a while since we have been there for dinner. Our waiter was outstanding and knowledgeable. He recommended a perfect Pinot Noir to go with our meal. And we each had something from the blackboard specials. The salmon was amazing. The veal and chicken piccata were also excellent. It was busy with most tables filled, but quiet enough to talk and actually hear one another. We enjoyed our dinner very much and will go back.

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Indiana
59 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

One of our favorites. Food is ALWAYS on but tonight service was off. Chalking it up to a bad day as the service here (and with this particular waiter) are typically spot on! A must stop if you are nearby.

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