Cafe Lucci

4.7
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2046 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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Specials

In and Out Lunch

Monday-Friday from 11a-3pm, Order from our In and Out Lunch Menu! Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal, that can have you in and out in 30 minutes for $23!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 21, 2020

Ends: January 22, 2119

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:00AM-3:00PM

No Corkage Monday's!

Bring in a 750ml bottle of wine to enjoy with your meal. Applies every Monday from 4pm - 10pm.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 14, 2019

Ends: November 15, 2118

Availability: Mon 4:00PM-10:00PM

What 2046 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was about average for an Italian restaurant. Service was decent. Noise level is about what you would expect at a crowded bar on a Saturday night, not a restaurant. You literally have to yell in order to talk to the person across the table from you.

K
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

CL needs to think about staffing levels. Two servers are not sufficient for a busy Saturday night, much less a busy Saturday Valentine's Day Weekend night. Basic service like bread, water, minimum bussing was neither timely or efficient due to overstretched staff. For a $300+ meal I expect better, even in the northern suburbs

n
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service but a little too cramped and loud...

DW
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to dine. Love it.

LC
Naples
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely 100% amazing! Every bite you’ll sway with delight! It’s a bit loud in there during prime hours but you’ll barely notice once the food is served. It’s just that good! Price is definitely reasonable for the amount of food and completely worth every penny. By far one of our favorite date night places!

WS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent and at a good price. A family with children on bright white screen IPads didn’t help the normally romantic ambiance we were hoping for on Valentines Evening, but not sure the restaurant can have rules against that.

LB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going to dinner and having events there for about 24 years. They’ve always been great and the food is fabulous every time. I was born in Italy and all very authentic. Our favorite restaurant!

e
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

2 is of us with reservations on Valentine’s Day seated upstairs with the family’s.
Disappointed in the ambiance up there.

WO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had been here several times before...this was Valentine's Day...very busy but we were seated promptly upon arrival...waiter was accommodating and knowledgeable...the menu was comprised speciasl of the day and limited but OK...the sauces for escargot and clams needed to be spiced some...service made up for what the food lacked...will be back again for the regular dinner menu.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

It’s a classic traditional restaurant with good food and service but very noisy. And I don’t mean people taking, but servers filling up ice and water at their station and then refilling the glasses at the table. If you are sensitive to sounds this place wasn’t it. I almost wanted to walk out within 10 mins of being seated. The restaurant is narrow and small. Not very spacious. Right off a Busy Street.

GS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both excellent! Out server was very friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend.

T
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service are very good but noise level, at lest on the Saturday night that we were there, is uncomfortably high. It was very difficult to carry on a conversation at our table. We would recommend going on a weekday night instead.

CP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nicest staff! And nicest valet

F
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have driven by this place numerous times and never gave it a thought for some reason. My mistake. I will return many times. Great food and great staff. Wine selection is terrific too.

OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, Cafe Lucci is the best dining experience on the North Shore.

m
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate in the bar. Linda was fantastic as always

K
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and total experience.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good experience as always.

E
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best !

JS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Café Lucci always delivers! While the menu is great - the specials on the board always have something captivating to tempt. The service is personal and excellent. Wine list is stellar with ample advice if needed. The whole family enjoys a night at Café Lucci.

J
Phoenix
86 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch! They have an excellent in and out menu if you are pressed for time! Was all around delicious-- service excellently paced, great quality and tasting food...highly recommended!

CR
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The food was nothing special for the price. I was disappointed. But the staff was wonderful.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was awesome.

X
Chicago
97 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner as always. Excellent sausage and peppers, pasta with pepper, chicken parmigiana, skirt steak and stuffed pork chops were just incredible.

DR
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Been many times it’s always great

DW
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner here was fantastic. the food, service and vibe is classic and fantastic. I would always recommend Café Lucci to friends. Can't wait to get back.

T
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant and the valet staff couldn’t have been more welcoming. We enjoyed our meal very much. Our waitress was very knowledgeable with the menu. We would go here again.

X
Chicago
97 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Main courses were branzino, salmon and a veal chop Parmigiana. The food was expertly prepared and served hot. The wine, a rose sangiovise went perfectly.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always!!!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent as always. The service is very good. However the noise level has been terrible the last couple of times I’ve been there. One time was a busy Saturday night, but even for a crowded restaurant the noise level was unbearable. We had a party of 5 and literally had to yell to each other to be heard. The most recent time, it was an average Wednesday night and was full but not overly crowded. The noise level was still extremely bad. So much so that I couldn’t wait to leave. I didn’t order coffee or dessert so I could escape the noise. This is a great restaurant but I will think twice about going back.

k
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rigatoni w eggplant and sticky toffee bread pudding w gelato, beet salad with the right amount of vinaigrette, salmon étal, etc etc — the best food... great service... cool old school atmosphere. Great bday dinner! ❤️❤️❤️

S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was outstanding!

IF
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! Have never had a bad meal!

C
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was very slow and inattentive. Food was ok but nothing extraordinary

G
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the service to the food is exquisite.

e
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Year’s Eve

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New eve celebration, the place was busy, but the food and service were on point. Bobby is a great host.

f
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Excellent service by our server.

m
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was like home. Without having to cook or clean up.

e
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Consistently delicious food in a gracious setting with superior customer service!