Enzo and Lucia

4.6
551 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Homemade pasta is the specialty at this Long Grove Italian restaurant housed in a former Victorian-style home on the border of Arlington Heights. Begin your delicious authtentic Italian meal with bruschetta, grilled calamari or prosciutto with melon. You will enjoy the best authentic Italian food in Chicago's Northwest Suburbs.

A daily risotto, fresh fish served whole and veal chops are among the hearty selections. Potato gnocchi is a popular dish. Homemade desserts include cannoli and tiramisu.

The candlelit main dining room in our Italian Restaurante, located upstairs, is painted green and burgundy. Wood paneling, a fireplace, French windows and well-spaced tables make for an intimate atmosphere. The view of a fountain and flower garden spells romance. A kitchen table provides a glimpse behind the scenes.

Limited outside summer seating is available.
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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite.... may be the best Italian food we’ve experienced

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AR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

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ND
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and our server were amazing!! The food is sooooo delicious ! Will absolutely return!! Great night out!!

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d
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enzo and Lucia is hands down my favorite Italian restaurant. The staff is incredible and the food is even better. For every life milestone we go to Enzo and Lucia and have never been disappointed. Support locally owned restaurants like this one! You won't be disappointed!

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a
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We (my sister-in-law and I ) went to Enzo and Lucia to have a just the 2 of us girls' (of our generation) celebration of her birthday. It was all excellent--the food, the server, and the nice table in the corner with SUN pouring in on a cold winter day. I told her that we should order wine, to celebrate her birthday, and the waiter heard me. I had neglected to mention the occasion when I reserved, but he caught the hint, and brought us a very, very yummy slice of coconut and lemon cake with a candle on it. All around, it was the perfect destination for the occasion. We do go there "just for dinner," but, I think we need to do that more often. Really, everything was delish.

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RS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing...every...single time! Can’t wait to go back! We love every meal we have there!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The team at Enzo and Lucia is amazing...very accommodating and the food is awesome every time!

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YK
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great here, will keep coming back. Great owners, great service

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J
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Great food, not repaired for the amount of business they have. But go Ian’s keep in mind the slow service and enjoy. It is very good

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ST
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five stars across the board says it all!

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W
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The ciopinnio was the best i ever had.....excellent!

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B
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience > enjoyable evening > Food > Waiter > ambiance

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I
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars here primarily because we love how Glenn and the staff treat us. The food is always very good. The new menu items we ordered this past week were excellent. Great to see the success this restaurant is having.

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HR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 8 to celebrate a birthday and had a wonderful visit. The staff was wonderful and pleasant and the food was delicious.

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SP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enzo Lucia is a fabulous restaurant to dine in. The food is authentic, tasty, delicious - outstanding food. Also that is a plus is the people who work there who make it their business to make your dining experience the best it can be and they succeed every time with their warmth, professionalism, and prompt service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic restaurant!!!

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ML
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was good, and ambiance was so cute. I would go back

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E
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been trying to get there for about a year and something always came up. Well worth the wait. Next time, we'll bring friends. Food was great. Thank you.

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MM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can’t say enough about Enzo and Lucia’s. We always enjoy ourselves and can’t wait to go back!

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R
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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s
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Generous portions, wonderful flavor, great neighborhood spot! Easy to park, honored reservation time on a very night.

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GC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great visit to Enzo and Lucia. They were able to take great care of our table of 13. Loved the food and wonderful how they put together some special dessert trays for us to share. The service was very good!

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EK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved bread and garlic addition to the olive oil and cheese. Homemade ravioli was to die for. Some of the best tiramisu I've ever had. Only didn't like the sea bass, tasted fishy.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places for dinner

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is awesome!

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D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent and we enjoyed our time there. Wine was very good too.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daddy/ Daughter Dance

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant - great food and ambiance

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The good and service were incredible!!!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was very good. Service was a bit slow, except for the bus boys filling water! They were impeccable!!
It was pretty loud. The table next to us was drinking, which is fine; however, they were loud and sweating quite a bit. Our water was taking"shots" with them. They were obviously friends or "regulars". The other table next to us, was a couple, freshly dating, as they had major amounts of PDA! A bit uncomfortable for others in close proximity!! Therefore, those situations, caused a lower ambiance score.

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RS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Enzo and Lucia’s! Everything is always wonderful!!!

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JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enzo and Lucia is a traditional Italian restaurant but done very well. Most dishes are of southern Italian style. Ingredients are obviously very fresh and high quality. Recipe's are all quite simple, which I think is why the food is so good.

My wife and I had the Grilled Octopus for starters. It was very fresh and tender and grilled just right. I had a house salad with the house dressing and it was good, nothing fancy but very good. We then shared what I thought was the highlight - the homemade Cavatelli in Vodka Sauce. The fresh pasta was excellent, it was also cooked perfectly. The Vodka Sauce delicious and not overly heavy. Just a great dish.

Next we shared the Veal Limone. The veal was very tender, cut with a fork and not overcooked. A simple dish, it was delicious.

One of the things I appreciated of all the food was that garlic was not the overwhelming flavor and smell in every dish. Many old style Italian restaurants cook with WAY TOO MUCH GARIC. Or they used concentrated diced or dried garlic and overdo it on any dish that has garlic. I noted Enzo and Lucia used whole sliced garlic on 2 of our dishes, which delicately and appropriately added the garlic flavor without over powering the dish.

Bravo Enzo and Lucia.

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DW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent, did not feel rushed and was able to enjoy the evening

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AM
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wait staff is always delightful and food very good in this cozy location.

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A
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good as usual. The two people I was with had never eaten there and thought the restaurant was great. They both said they would definitely come here again. One of my guests, who has lived in the area for quite some time, had never heard of the place and said it was delicious.

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C
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good Italian fare. Under new management after the retirement of Enzo and lucia and the new chef is excellent and innovative

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S
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Enzo and Lucia’s is a favorite spot of ours. From the marvelous food, friendly servers to the welcoming atmosphere, you can’t go wrong here. Great drinks too!

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EB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love this place for all events!!

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f
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enzo and Lucia is my favorite restaurant in the Chicago Suburbs. The food, the vibe, the staff all the very best!!!

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JC
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food

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