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About Cafe Lucci

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.

609 Milwaukee Ave
Glenview, IL 60025
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: open for parties of 30 or more only;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm,
Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Central Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 729-2268

Website:
http://www.cafelucci.com/

Parking Details:
Valet and private lot available.

Executive Chef:
Augie Arifi

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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

Cafe Lucci Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (36)
Special Occasion (34)
Good for Birthdays (29)
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Good for a Date (28)
Authentic (27)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Business Meals (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Cozy (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Romantic (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Casual (13)
Comfort Food (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Fun (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

We dined on a Sunday night and the place was about 1/2 full. The noise level was perfect for conversation. The waiter was very attentive, almost too much, but woukd prefer this other than the opposite.

The food quality was very good. We had a mix a pastas, chicken & veal. The portions were larger and the food was served hot which was great. There were at about 10 specials and there was a large & diverse menu. The prices were a few $ more than typical. We will return!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and great value....service very good

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was wonderful, the drinks were really good. The reason I gave it a 3 overall is because of something really odd. We were a party of 3; we ordered 3 drinks, 2 of them old fashioneds. When the bill came, 1 of them was $8.50 and the other was $10.50! When we asked about it, the first answer was because they were "rocks" drinks. The 2nd answer (by the mgr) was they'd done it that way for over 20 years (?!?!?), a non-answer that always gets my back up. The 3rd answer (by mgr) was because they had more alcohol in it, so think of it as $9.50 each. Huh?? Then why weren't they both $9.50? Did one of them have more booze than the other? If so, why? None of the answers made any sense. However, given all that, we would probably go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 7 days ago

This was a wonderful evening. Good food, good service who could ask for anything more. A bit noisey.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and outstanding service. The halibut was fabulous.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was the first time in over ten years I'd been to Cafe Lucci. I'd forgotten just how fabulous they are. The food was excellent, the service superb, and the atmosphere was lovely. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I've been there many times in the past when I worked in the area. They were the go to for lunch meetings, and often for dinner meetings also. It's nice to see they've maintained their high standards all these years. I highly recommend them!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Authentic, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We've eaten here many times. We ask for the back room since the ceiling is lower and its quieter. This time there were 5 of us celebrating a birthday. Waiter was funny when I couldn't decide on a wine he brought me a sample of each which is nice. I ordered pasta and meatballs for the first time and I didn't like the meatballs as they were red pepper spicy and maybe had pork in them. My brother like his though. They brought us a tasty piece of chocolate cake for the birthday. It's expensive for the wine and food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food here is very good, with a wide variety from which to choose. The prices are a bargain for the quality and quantity delivered. A great place to go.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Authentic Italialian dishes with quality ingredients- wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always a fun and warm experience at Cafe Lucci. Service is always TOP NOTCH and team is extremely knowledgeable about the daily menu specials and wine list. A must visit if you are in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and/or staying near O'Hare.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Casual, Fun, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was very good as usual. Our waiter was UNBELIEVABLY GOOD!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

As always, we loved our evening at Cafe Lucci. We brought 6 guests and everyone loved their food. Waitstaff was knowledgeable and friendly. A good time was had by all!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great place for holiday meals. Thanksgiving special 3-course meal is great value and is delicious! There is also the regular menu and great specials to order from. Rack of lamb was superb, cooked to order and seasoned with herbs. The menu offers something for everyone’s taste. Execellent service! Desserts are not to be missed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Maybe the best meal we have had this year ! Simple fresh ingredients. Fabulous flavors. Authentic cuisine. Higher rating. Will be back soon

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Server was rude when asked a question. So noisy you could barely hear anyone. Charged an extra $5.00 for gluten free pasta. Bar filled with crude people and overflow crowded standing in hallway. Friend was told one thing about a dish, but received something else. No sooner finished server wanted us to order dessert. He was sweating the whole time and wiping it on his sleeve!! Gross.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Decent experience all around but never been to a restaurant SO loud!
We were jostled a lot by wait staff as tables were tight! That was very unpleasant!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our experience was great and our server was awesome!!!
It was very loud in the restaurant however, so loud in fact we had a hard time hearing our adult kids across the table.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We have drive by Cafe Lucci several times, reminding ourselves we want to eat there next time we are in town. Finally made it, and am I glad! The food, classic Italian with just a touch of something new, was excellent. Service too. It was a Sunday night, so it was quiet. But we had seen it packed the night before. So maybe it is louder than our experience. We’ll be back the next time we are in town!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Haven’t been here in years. Recently went with another couple that have never been there. We each got something different and we each loved our dishes. Chicken and peppers, veal medallions, pasta with filet and mushrooms. They don’t do lasagna but suggested rigatoni. And it was very good. The fish dishes sounded like something we’ll try next time. We will DEFINITELY go back again.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We live ve going to Cafe Lucci and can’t wait to return.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The staff is very nice. From the valet to the manager. You are greeted in a very warm way and feel very welcome.
The Chicken V and the Chicken P are some of the best Italian chicken dishes I have every had in the burbs or city. The sausage is terrific!!!!
I can not wait to come back. Love that chicken!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was our first time dining here.
The food was very good. We got the almond crusted Halibut special served with California vegetable medley. Both were cooked perfectly, and although the halibut needed a little more seasoning, I preferred it over being overly salty. The wine was a very good and a great value for a cab by the glass. The service was outstanding!! Their menu offers many choices. Will definitely be back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Met a colleague for lunch. I️ wanted to lick my plate. The best food I’ve had in a long time. I️ can not WAIT to bring my husband.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

EXCELLENT! I would highly recommend Cafe Lucci! The food, service and atmosphere were all top notch!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I had the chicken Caprese special and it was delicious. Among other attributes, the tomato sauce is worth special mention. I would imagine that any other dish with the tomato sauce would also be good. Place was a little loud. It was a Sunday evening but the place was packed. Make reservations!

Another memorable aspect was the valet, of all things. Although there were quite a few cars in the lot and he was alone on duty, he had our car waiting for us as soon as we came out the door. No waiting. Unusual. Nice friendly guy too.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I have eaten at Cafe Lucci several times. I'd like to say that it's a neighborhood secret in a location that few people would consider for a restaurant, but it's always packed so the secret is out. The small kitchen is staffed by a team that has been working together for years. They churn out flawless meals at a pace that I can only imagine. The wait staff is as professional as any Michelin-starred restaurant downtown and it's always interesting to see how many people hug and kiss their waiter when they are leaving - really says a lot for customer loyalty and relationship. The food was terrific - perfect pasta, authentic recipes, all served with class. I will continue to take people there for personal and business occasions.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was very good and especially great service. I would definitely visit again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a very enjoyable dinner at Café Lucci. We waited for our friend in the bar and found the bartender engaging and the entire bar was very friendly. We then sat down to a delicious dinner. The waiter was very helpful with the selections. The wine list was very good and overall we had a wonderful evening. We were one of the last to leave and did not feel rushed at all. I have gone to Café Lucci for lunch many times, but found dinner to be very enjoyable with a wonderful atmosphere. Thank you.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always great service! Menu specials are never-ending and the regular menu never disappoints. Desserts offer a great variety and is hard to say no to.....don't miss Cafe Lucci for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

One of our favorite places to go for drinks dinner or special occasion! Wait staff/bartenders always wonderful!!!! Thanks so much

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Casual, Happy Hour, Fun, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is our go too Italian place in the northwest suburbs. The food is always great. It can get noisy so we always ask for a table in the back room which is quieter and go early it gets crowded after 6:60 on weekends. We meet another couple for dinner and all 4 of us loved our food and the waiter was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had indicated it was our 64th Anniversary and thought Cafe Lucci might do something special ... a cupcake with a candle in it ... but other than a rose on the table, nothing special was offered. But as usual, food was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food! We have never been disappointed. The wait staff is excellent!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Amazing food, great staff, good drinks and an overall pleasant environment! Love coming to Café Lucci...they never disappoint!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We have been dining at CL for years. The food never disappoints. One of the best restaurants in the Northwest suburbs.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Bobby's staff in front of the house and in the back are all top notch and make this restaurant tick time and time again! A must go if you are in the area. The Cream of Porcini Mushroom soup ONLY on Saturdays is a sure bet!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Cafe Lucci never disappoints!! - great food, excellent service, creative dishes and always a nice variety of items on the special menu and the regular menu to choose from. Everyone should be able to find something to enjoy. Brother-in-law said his filet was cooked to his request of med-rare and melted in his mouth. His wife and I had the pasta special of fettuccine with shrimps, scallops in a white wine sauce with spinach. Delicious!! Portions were abundant and us gals went away with a lunch serving for the next day. Desserts are not to be missed, nor the delicious coffee. All the desserts are scrumptious. And, yes, we have tried them all over the many years we have been dining at Cafe Lucci. Bobby and his staff are always welcoming and make us feel special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

The waiter during the early afternoon was great, good humor and personable. The food was very good. The one drawback is that the bathrooms are upstairs and no ramp to push a wheelchair up. We had to carry the wheelchair up and down about five stairs and the wheelchair just fit inside the door, but not into the toilet area. I thought all restaurants needed to be handicapped accessible.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Jeff our waiter was incredible and we enjoyed meeting him. Bobby has always managed and run a great establishment. Quality, Service, and sanitation appear excellent and get very high marks. This is a place we visit a couple of times per year and have never been disappointing. The calamari was cooked to perfection and the veal parm with the combination of cheeses, eggplant, prosciutto and of course veal is really very nice. The only downside is the tight parking lot but the restaurant is so good you learn quickly to visit early so you can get an easy to exit parking place, or use the parking service.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food and wine.

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