Enzo and Lucia

4.6
537 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.
What 537 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic restaurant!!!

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SP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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ML
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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MM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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E
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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R
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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s
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 13, 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 13, 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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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 10, 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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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant - great food and ambiance

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The good and service were incredible!!!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 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
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 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 26, 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
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 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 12, 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
33 reviews
Dined on January 9, 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
17 reviews
Dined on January 6, 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 6, 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 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love this place for all events!!

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f
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
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 January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food

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MR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening. They were busy due to the holiday. Our server Amy was excellent. I appreciate that.

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OT
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Although we've lived around here for a long time this is only our second visit to Enzo and Lucia. We've become fond of the restaurant and love the food. The only reason I didn't rate it higher is the noise level on weekend nights. We will return...

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My only complaint was that I was awake all night after dinner. I think the server gave me regular instead of decaf coffee as I requested.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always food was spectacular. Service was great.

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P
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you everyone at Enzo and Lucia - after another restaurant lost our Christmas dinner reservations everyone at E&L welcomed a group of 12 at the last minute for a employee Christmas dinner AND they made a very wonderful tiramisu for the entire party, as an employee was also celebrating a milestone birthday. (IT WAS HUGE!!) Appetizers were fresh and enjoyable - they could have been a meal in themselves. Everyone ordered different and each plate was overloading with delicious cuisine. While it is a sit down restaurant, ask the wait-staff to take group photos, they'll stand on chairs to make these pictures happen. Staff is attentive to everyone's need and never was there a dry glass in our party. Thank you again staff at Enzo and Lucia's - everyone did great!! - I cannot thank you enough. You have gained some repeat customers, and I will share this wonderful experience with others in our corporation (and I will also share about the restaurant who lost our original reservations). Each and everyone one of you know the true meaning of "old school, customer service". I wish everyone at Enzo and Lucia much success in 2019.

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S
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre Christmas dinner w/ longtime faraway friend didn’t disappoint. We have stayed away from Enzos for many years due to poor service and not tasty food - but this time everything was lovely - service was terrific and staff efficient and fun.
Great food - we’ll be back!

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OW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I enjoyed our annual Christmas meeting over a wonderful lunch a few days ago. I am so looking forward to Enzo & Lucia serving my family on Christmas Eve. Their Chicken Vesuvio on the Bone is the best I've ever had in a restaurant. In spite of the slight wait, it was well worth it. Their staff is so friendly and inviting, you feel like you have known them all your life.

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There were 7of us and everyone was very pleased with the food, service and overall ambience. Luigi was a wonderful server.

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming staff and wonderful food ❤️

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GF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the grilled calamari appetizer - order it every time!

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LK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our annual Girls' Christmas Gathering. The ambiance was great, the bread so fresh and the best Italian I've ever had.

We will definitely be back

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T
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual. Always a favorite of ours. Pleasant waitress and delicious appetizer special.

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KC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

TL;DR: If you love Italian food, make your reservation!

Pros:
Great Italian food with decent portions. Enticing specials and custom options available (great for vegetarians). If you like gnocchi, it's a must have. Great service as well! The garlic mix for the bread was divine.

Cons:
A bit loud for my taste, make it hard to hear your companions. The food makes it worth having to talk louder. Was crowded even late on Thursday so be sure you get your reservations to avoid a wait!

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DP
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

My food was good but my wife was disappointed with the lack of flavor in her meal. When the waitress asked about the food and we told her of the dissatisfaction she didn’t do anything and walked away. Also room extremely noisy and it was difficult to carry on a private conversation without yelling at each other.

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