Cafe Lucci

4.8
2276 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2276 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SHawk
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A long time favorite we had not been to for a while. Celebrated our anniversary. Welcoming, attentive, service was outstanding. Excellent food selections and food always prepared well. Pace of delivery of courses just right. Surprise spumoni ice cream for our anniversary dessert.

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vipnone
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing!!!
Delicious dinner with awesome service.. nothing better

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vipMichaelA
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy going to Cafe Lucci. The food is excellent, service is great and an excellent wine selection.

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Funguy22
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of our favorite places. My raviolio was a bit cold in the middle. Everyone else seemed to enjoy their entrees very much. I should have sent back but didn’t want to distract from the flow the great conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s doesn’t get better than Lucci’s. Friends took me here and I’m hooked when I want great food and great service. Conrad was our server and he’s the best ! If you are looking for great food and great service you found it, oh yeah the crab cakes are killer with an Italian spin. Just go and enjoy it !

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was attentive without being overly so. The food was excellent.

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vipEvelynF
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can't get enough of this place! From cocktails, to dinner to dessert always a good meal! And don't forget to try their bread with their homemade garlic spread OMG unbelievably delish!!

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viptomthediner
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the real deal Italian. Classy service, food and environment. There’s a good reason the parking lot is full. We’ll be back

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viptitanirish
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding; veal, steak, crab cakes, & chilean sea bass . Best veal I have had in years (with provolone). Service was excellent, not rushed.

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vipJenny
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent as always. Room was super loud and freezing. No need for blasting ac last night once temperatures outside were dripping.

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vipStewartL
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was not very busy due to Covid. We therefore could carry on a conversation very well. The wait staff and host was very friendly. It's a good neighborhood restaurant that serves consistently good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, excellent service and food! Cute authentic Italian restaurant.

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GoreMaye
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Never disappointed with the food , dessert or wine selections! Always keep coming back!!!!!!!

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vipBG1StCharles
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brachetta was fresh and delicious. Veal was thin and tender. Service was outstanding and everyone was so friendly. Free Valet parking .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food and even better service!

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wacoMick
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gem of the NW Suburbs. Everything, from the friendly attitude of the staff, the room, the attention to detail, and of course the food - perfect from start to finish. Always above and beyond at Cafe Lucci!

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vipEllenN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is how dining using to be. The waiters were attentive and helpful. The owner checked in on us and asked how everything was. The restaurant is very pretty and made for a nice dining experience. Even the valet was talkative and friendly. The warm bread and garlic spread were a yummy start to a very good meal. I recommend the chicken and artichokes. We had profiteroles for desert and really enjoyed our evening.

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vipBDWM
Chicago
85 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Chicken Vesuvio was excellent. Service was great. Server was on top of everything.

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vipKevinC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is top notch. My wife and I split halibut and gnocchi bolognese. Waiter and overall service was excellent.

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vipPRudnick
Chicago
141 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a great spot with impeccable customer service! Chris the manager is attentive and takes it upon himself to ensure every guest feels welcome and taken care of! The waiters are all energetic, kind and committed to ensuring you have the best time. Loved the rigatoni with eggplant and the wine selection is great! Snag a table inside if you can - it really makes the experience!

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LynnN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Halibut and pasta dishes were amazing.
Will definitely go back.

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RebeccaC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at Cafe Lucci and it won't be our last. We were celebrating our anniversary and we enjoyed everything. The food was amazing (try the raviolo, you won't regret it) and they even brought out a dessert to celebrate - it was so good, we ordered another one! On top of that, our waitress was sweet and outgoing and the manager even stopped by to check in on everything - definitely recommend Cafe Lucci - can't wait to go back.

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SusanK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere

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vipColleenR
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always solid, consistant, great food. Bobby is a hands on owner and makes his guests feel special. Our favorite spot in Glenview for pasta, seafood, veal, and steaks. Never disappoints.

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NickF
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood, great ambiance, and very good service. This was our first time at Cafe Lucci but will likely come back.

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luv2eat
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back to Cafe Lucci after our pandemic hiatus. As always, Bobby is an engaging host, the service is bustling and top notch, and the food never disappoints. A local gem to say the least.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED IT!! Will be going back!!!! Amazing food and people.

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vipDonna
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great foo. We love coming here.

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vipJerry
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of our favorite restaurants. Food is always great. Staff is friendly and helpful. Best mussels in the area.

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MitchellW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. My unsolicited advice is to maintain your current level of excellence

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KristieL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helped us make our food and wine choices.

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vipnone
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time there and it will not be our last!
Food and service were exceptional!!

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vipRick628
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant room, friendly knowledgeable service, generally good cooking including grilled calamari appetizer, lambchop, sea bass, and pasta entries. Very good desserts. Vegetables a trifle limp and not very interesting. Wide ranging, fairly pricy wine list including the open house wines. Valet parking welcome and efficient. With split appetizers, individual entrees, split desserts and (on average) 1-1/2 drinks apiece, tax and tip, it was about $75 per person.

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vipjoel
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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vipBruceN
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The specials are always excellent. The wine list is comprehensive with something for everyone at every price point. The service is always excellent and the food is very good. I send a strong recommendation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience!

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Johnv
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have dined at Cafe Lucci many times but this was the first since the pandemic. The food and service were excellent as always. We ate outside and it was a bit loud from road noise but we could carry on our conversations without shouting. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was fantastic -only disappointment was the canolli

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vipCaryn
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Lucci never disappoints! I have been coming here for 30+ years and have always had an amazing meal! This time, we ordered two specials: crab cakes appetizer (delicious and fresh and very different) and the Chilean sea bass (prepared with sun-dried tomatoes and roasted asparagus). The sea bass was cooked to perfection; it was so light and buttery! We also had the lobster risotto (on the regular menu) which was fantastic, with a nice size lobster tail.
We sat outside in their tent and it was perfect!

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vipjoel
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super kind and efficient service. Our waitress was great and same for the hostess. The food was excellent. Topped off with a delicious and complimentary dessert.

FAQs

Cafe Lucci offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 729-2268.

Cafe Lucci is rated 4.8 stars by 2276 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.