Enzo and Lucia

4.8
618 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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AC
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 1

The tables are very close together. It was very noisy because there were 2 parties in the room stuffed with as many tables as possible.

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BN
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined on their patio and thoroughly enjoyed the garden, fountain and landscape. Food and service were impeccable as always! We will be back!

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d
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful to have dinner on their patio..lovely, quiet atmosphere...highly recommend.

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h
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the service, the family atmosphere and the great food!

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EH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Enzo and Lucia. The visits are usually for special occasions and the experience is always memorable.

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OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service is top notch and food is great.

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AM
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I've had many positive experiences at Enzo and Lucia but this wasn't one of them. It was loud and our server was very average. The food wasn't prepared well and we had mistakes in the order that required the food to be sent back. Overall a rather disappointing evening.

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always.

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PB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not too pricey. Had the lasagna. Sauce seemed fresh, very tasty.

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DV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was ok nothing to write home about. Would not go back.

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BP
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have enjoyed the food and and service several times, not too noisy and will go back again

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KD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, great appetizers - had the burrata special and grilled seafood.

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L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day . Excellent food!

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my dad here for fathers day for authentic Italian food. Everything was delicious and the service was great. My dish was similar to our family recipe. It was great! Was even sent complimentary lemoncello after the meal. Yum! Inside was nice and quiet so we could hear each other talk which is always a challenge in most restaurants. The only improvement would be to make their sign more visible outside. My dad had a hard time finding the place... Will definitely be back!

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JT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enzo and Lucia is the best Italian fine dining restaurant in our area. It compares favorably to some nice restaurants to be found in Sorrento or Palermo. The atmosphere is always pleasant and relaxed, and the tables and settings are very inviting. The food is excellent, fresh, and expertly prepared to bring the charm and class of Italy to our table. Every dish I have ordered here is the very best in its category. Outstanding music, performed by some of the finest Italian-American singers, can always be heard softly in the background. We often go here for special occasions and have never been disappointed. We highly recommend Enzo and Lucia.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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p
Chicago
142 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful cousin ‘s get together. Great food and service. I did not get my points though.

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B
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The pasta arrabiatta was good but had too little pasta for the strong arrabiatta sauce.

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RM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service.
I would recommend this place to anyone who liked Italian food.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Never disappointed.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was good food and great company

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M
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Reservations, they sat us right away! The waitress came within minutes of us sitting down in asking us if we wanted something to drink. The drinks came up right away! She took our food order and everything came out to perfection! The food is always delicious here!

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OW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we enjoyed a great lunch at this restaurant. I favor the Chicken Vesuvio, which is made on the bone, as it should be. So tasty and fresh. Service has always been excellent whenever we dine at Enzo & Lucia. Highly recommended.

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a
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love homemade pasta, delicious food, great service, this is the place to go.

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MB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food! I recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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JK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and great food! Waitress was terriffic. She was attentive but t not intrusive, and had great recommendations. Food was fresh and delicious. A+

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KT
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enzo and Lucia was highly recommended to us and impressed us even after all the hype. It’s a great local gem located in an old Victorian house. The inside design is beautiful. The restaurant is spacious with the tables set apart to allow some privacy. The food was delicious with the meat ravioli being a small to average portion size and and the veal piccata being a nice sized portion. The service was friendly and helpful, while being attentive, but not overbearing. We were never rushed and encouraged to take our time.

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F
Chicago
85 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This was our second visit. Wonderful food, but I would skip the whole fish next time. It was deboned, but not really. I still had a lot of bones. My husband’s veal was great! The house salad was included. Very good tiramisu. It was very busy with large parties mostly due to graduation I think. Unfortunately, one huge table left and was replaced by two large tables (9 and 10 ) and our server was assigned to both. My dirty plate stayed in front of me for a long time, and we were there with our 5 year old grandson. Two and a quarter hours for a 5:15 reservation. Luckily he likes to read and had two books with him! We will try again on a week night.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding as usual. Great service. Love this place!

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We could not have been more pleased with our dinner the other night. We were celebrating two graduations and had a party of 14. We were seated right away and then had an extra guest arrive and we ere quickly given another chair for our table. Anything we needed, we were helped with.
We will definitely be back!
Thank you for a great dinner and evening!

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d
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb... they take Italian cooking to another level

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enzo and Lucia is always perfect for entertaining customers, coworkers, or family. The food is freshly prepared and is delicious. During this visit I had the short rib cappellacci from the specials menu, and as usual, I was not disappointed. The soft pockets of pasta paired perfectly with the short rib. It was amazing! The staff is always courteous, attentive, and ready to serve. This restaurant is my go to when entertaining foreign guests. Keep up the good work!

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JP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend adding some sound proofing to the dining room and separating the bar from the dining area.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! We went after our daughter’s graduation! The food and ambiance were perfect!

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GF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Despite being a Saturday Chocolate Day event -- our reservation was immediately honored with a table and wonderful service!!! Parking across the street greatly appreciated!!!!! Good food - good time -- several long table events added to noise level, but great to see people out having the same super time.

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MC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Party downstairs was really loud but otherwise everything was great!

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve already recommended it to friends! Great place, excellent food and service

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L
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our friend came in from out of town. My husband, our friend and I went to Enzo and Lucia's for dinner on a Friday night. We were seated promptly. Our service was terrific. Our orders were Chicken Saltimbocca (chicken topped with prosciutto, mozzarella, and spinach). Delicious! White fish (lemon butter sauce with artichoke hearts). Delicious! Tutto Pesce alla Griglia (grilled octopus, shrimp, calamari and mussels). Delicious. Would have been enough for two people. The salad served before dinner was perfect. And the two pasta's served as a side for two of the meals was just right. Lovely evening.

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B
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant - great food - service and attention to detail.

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JP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Enzo and Lucia was exceptional! Our server did everything in his power to make sure our family of four adults had a wonderful experience. He assured my husband that it’s absolutely no problem for them to accommodate his need to be gluten free. Our shared grilled seafood platter was delicious! Each of us had creatively authentic Italian dishes: Tilapia stuffed with crab alongside mushroom risotto, Veal Piccata, Veal Saltimboca, Halibut Siciliano.
For dessert we had chocolate soufflé with vanilla ice cream. It wasn’t even on their menu! Due to it being Mother’s Day, the menu was limited- there were so many delicious dishes it was hard to choose. Claudio was so sweet that the chef made Fettuccine Alfredo to take home for my Mom that couldn’t be with us (and it wasn’t even on the menu that day). The espresso and cappuccino were spot on as well. We cannot wait to go back to this Gem of a restaurant and highly recommend it. The owner also visited tables and made everyone feel welcome and special.

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