Cafe Lucci

4.8
2152 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 2152 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFabulous
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has the best food ever!! Love the service and staff!! Highly recommend!!!
LETS OPEN OUR STATE HELP THESE BUSINESSES SURVIVE!!!!

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vipTimNB
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even in the outdoor tent, the food and service was amazingly great! We had a wonderful experience and definitely will be back on our next trip!

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viprw2538
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service and food. I have been going here for years

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vipbobbiem
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipMaryS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very pleased with the tent. It was nice and warm.

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RichW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We consider Cafe Lucci our home away from home. We were in town for business and had to go there for dinner. Bobby treats you like family and our server Nahu is great!
If you live local to them, we envy you. Hopefully we are back for business soon and another great dining experience!

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ROBb
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food! Can't wait until indoors opens back up.

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KSquared
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best Italian food outside the city.
Great service , tent was warm on NYE and we were done in one hour.

Great option to eat “out” literally during the virus n winter!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was amazing.

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ThomasR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tent was warm and comfortable.
Great food and good value.
Definitely we will be back.

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vipJohnS
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Service, Food and Wine are top notch. Love the menu, cocktails and wine lost.

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KathyA
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always wonderful. I live in Palatine and drive there whenever I can. They’ve done a great job with outside eating and I look forward to going back in.

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SarahV
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this place reading through a private Facebook group for local moms. It did it disappoint! The manager, Heather, was phenomenal!

The tent was warm and ventilated.

We had the barbabiatole and arugula salads, burrata (perfectly salted and delicious), muscles with white wine (yuuummmmmm), rigatoni with eggplant, chicken with artichokes, and seafood strew. Rigatoni was my least favorite—however it was still Delicious!!!!!!!

Service was wonderful! We had a beautiful and relaxing dinner before going to see the lightscape at the gardens!

Must go back!!!!

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MichaelN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food, beverages and service. Eating in a tent at 35 degrees with high winds and a heater with power issues for the first half of the meal. This was my first visit and would return after they resume regular indoor seating.

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vipSbear808
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their outdoor setup is very safe and fun. Food is outstanding. Super nice waiters and owner. Will definitely go again!

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MeganE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Lucci never disappoints! Excellent food, outstanding service!

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maryc
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good and tent was pretty warm too!

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vipJanetH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal and service at Cafe Lucci’s! The heated tent is very warm.

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vipAmyH
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a family favorite & a great gluten free menu

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StephenK
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Went above and beyond for our 3 kids

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vipHappy
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always make everyone feel welcome and the food terrific

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LettyH
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband’s birthday. He said it was the best pork chop he ever had. Great martini. Service was EXCELLENT! Waiters were very attentive and gave guidance on choosing a wine for me.

Definitely will return to this Glenview gem. Carry out is in our future until fine in returns.

MB
vipMaryBW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service with Edmund.....always special!! Thanks for an enjoyable anniversary dinner!!! The tables are well spaced and with an early reservation we felt very comfortable and safe eating out in our COVID world. We need to visit more often to support this gem.

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BarbaraH
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner is always delicious at Cafe Lucciand Bobby has everything done right so you feel safe to eat there. We ate inside and the tables were well spaced apart. Recommend Cafe Lucci alwats!

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vipHungryinWilmette
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have reviewed Cafe Lucci before. It is my go-to North Shore place. This was my first time back since covid hit and it was a perfect experience. Great food made by a team that has been together for over 20 years, great service by true professionals and a warm welcome back from the owner. Seriously, I don't know how you go wrong here. By the way, arrive very hungry. You'll leave very full.

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vipJoan
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a long time customer and this restaurant is always outstanding. It's my favorite restaurant in the suburbs. The food is innovative but classic. Always well prepared. The staff is exceptionally knowledgeable. The wine list and prices are stellar. I highly recommend and I return quite frequently.

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vipmickeyk
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the tent. The heating system Cafe LUCCI installed is marvelous. Just like eating in a warm home. The food and service was excellent. Bobby the owner recommended
a cocktail for my wife which she loved. The wine selection I had was super.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
164 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Need to keep tables further apart need to have tent open need to wear masks especially the owner he needs to keep mask over his nose. We need to be safe and need to follow the rules.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always outstanding ! Wonderful staff from the minute you arrive !

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Hides
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their menu was full, fresh and delicious!WeI will return soon!

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PatrickB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was great and the service was excellent. Nagy, our waiter, was attentive and friendly. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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vipSophia
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time here and we had heard rave reviews about it. We can see why!
I had the Veal Madeira - excellent! Will definitely return and hope to go inside next time to see what the restaurant looks like.

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vipRonaldG
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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Raju
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Team always outstanding. Food spectacular

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding as always. Didn’t love the outdoor area with traffic going by on Milwaukee ave but that couldnt be helped under current circumstances. Food and service was fantastic.

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JeffP
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants around. Excellent food, large menu with interesting and complex options, etc.
Attentive, long standing staff, friendly owners and great ambience.
Thank you!

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bud304
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Lucci made us a wonderful anniversary dinner. The food was delicious and came out at the perfect pace. Our waiter was funny and competent. You can't go wrong going to Cafe Lucci!

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vipLovefood
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love to be a repeat customer. The crab cakes and garlic dip are to die for and are the best I have ever had.

Keep up the good work!

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vipSueC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was terrific and we ate very safely in the tent.

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ChristinaM
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best meal at Cafe Lucci this past weekend. Lobster Risotto!! The lobster was the best I have ever had - it came to my table hot (lobster always seems to get cold quickly) and was super tender and buttery. My family chose this entree as our appetizer (great way to start the meal) and was a good size for our table of 3. I ordered Harry's Fettuccine for dinner - our waiter was very accommodating when I asked to substitute Rigatoni for the Fettuccine noodles. Everything was DELICIOUS!!! Dessert was the Sticky Toffee, which was just as good as the rest of the meal. Service was friendly and attentive. We sat in the tent in front of the restaurant. The weather was a little chilly this night, but I sat near the heater in the tent and it was perfect. Highly recommend and I plan on going back again soon!

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 2152 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.