Luca Italian Cuisine Cleveland

4.8
1847 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Luca serves award-winning modern Italian food in a great city, with a great wine list and romantic European atmosphere. Located overlooking the Cuyahoga River, Luca Italian Cuisine has one of the most spectacular views of Cleveland.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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vipCindyU
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently a great meal!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine food, service and ambiance. Be sure to ask about the chef's specials and save room for dessert!

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Nataliya
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great dinner for my day party. It was 8 of us nd everyone loved their Mel and deserts. Can't wait for the summer to enjoy the patio!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food5service5ambience1

This place doesn’t seem to realize there is a pandemic. The restaurant was so packed that the windows were fogged up. The bathrooms didn’t have paper towels- only hand dryers. There were people everywhere. No social
Distancing. Not a mask in sight besides the employees.
That being said, the food and service were impeccable as usual. I’ll just be waiting until COVID is more under control to visit again.

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DeandraDHarvey
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited this restaurant because our son is named “Luka”. He is 6 and he was excited to go to a restaurant that had the same name name (even though spelled differently).
Anyhow, WOW, the food was just fabulous!! The service was sensational. And we found the price to be both fair and affordable. We will definitely be back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Man smoked a cigar and
Filled space with odor Only negative.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my boyfriends birthday and Donald took care of us very well. He was very accommodating, sweet and knew what he was talking about. Thank you Luca for always making sure your guest have a good time and experience when dining in.

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HiddenGemFoodieFav
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent excellent excellent. I’ve been coming to Luca for years. The experience is always consistent and the service and food is always on point. I love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food. Never disappoints!! We can’t wait to get back. My only wish is that you were on the East side:)

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Judy
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

First, I requested a table with a view as the restaurant is know to have spectacular downtown views. Our table was seated right next to the kitchen door. All I saw were wait staff coming and going and red bins filled with dirty glasses on their way to the washer. Maybe I should have specified what type of view I wanted but I mean really? Nobody should have this view! They should close this table permanently. It was the only one in the house and we get it. So much for impressing my date. Onto the food. The buffalo mozzarella was outstanding. I could come here every day for this alone. Worth every cent! My date got the chicken and said it was “very good”. I didn’t try it. I got the veal osso bucco. I have made osso bucco before so I know they key to making it tender. This was undercooked. Don’t get me wrong, it was cooked. It just wasn’t cooked long enough. Low and slow for a long time gets the job done. I think they rushed this. It was chewy. Sure, it fell apart nicely, but I chewed and chewed and that veal was going nowhere so I had to swallow it whole. Osso bucco is known to be melt in your mouth tender. It is when I make it. Not when Luca makes it. Epic fail on their part with that dish. Service wasn’t rushed, which was nice, although the drinks took a very long time to arrive after ordering. It was someone’s birthday in the restaurant and someone announced it and it was accompanied by a group song. This is not the type of place for that display. It’s not Chi Chi’s. Kindly refrain from this. The buffalo mozzarella saved the night, although I will never get over that view.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love the atmosphere, food, and overall vibe! The staff is super!

JB
JoyB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is what brings me back every single time! The view isn't bad, either!

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Clefoodlover
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is.... EVERYTHING WAS GREAT!! DELICIOUS!!

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vipAliseP
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Cleveland!!! We love it here and have never had a bad meal!! Now my kids love it here too!

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vipCindyU
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luca is becoming one of our favorite restaurant in Cleveland.

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AmmarA
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was on point

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience, the staff was very kind and attentive. The food was incredible and we did not feel rushed! Overall it was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

We had a reservation for 8:45 and were not seated until 9:35. Then we were told the kitchen was closing and had to quickly order our food and eat. We were also told by the waiter that we did not have a lot of time to finish eating and to finish our drinks. Then they were going to provide us with a “complimentary” bottle of wine when no one was drinking wine. We had to tell the waiter three separate times to not open the bottle because we were not going to drink it. Ridiculous to spend that amount of money for that level of service. We were rushed the entire time we were there. It was obvious that they were overbooked. Overall horrible and extremely disappointing experience.

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Couples
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you @lucaitaliancuisine for helping us celebrate 🎉 4 years together on one of your most busy nights !

Top 10 meals & service we have ever had 🍽

What we ordered: Sacchetti Al Tartufo Bianco & Carpaccio di Manzo for our apps

Tagliatelle Al Mare & Saltimbocca Di Vitello for our entrees 🇮🇹


The tiramisu with Caravella Limoncell was out of this world

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DK69
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I heard many good things about Luca's and I was not underwhelmed by what I experienced. look forward to getting back soon.

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant, food was amazing and ambience was very nice. Great service and overall experience. Very nice for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luca never disappoints!! I’ve tried 4 of their dishes and each time and very impressed with the quality and taste. Highly recommend!

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WilliamM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No doubt Luca is a great place to be!
A Plus all the way around!
Ambiance, service and quality of food is NYC caliber.
Make the time to get there! You will enjoy it!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great service and amazing food. Good views. seated quickly.

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vipMaryV
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

While the food was good, I was very disappointed in the attention given to making sure that patrons wore their masks at all times when not a their tables. I had more than a half a dozen people pass by my table with either their masks down or not wearing them at all going back and forth to the bathroom or even just entering the dining space. This is not acceptable! Just because they wear their mask when they come in the front door does not mean they are abiding by the laws throughout the evening. I brought it up to the manager, who basically made very little of it. I was initially happy to see they had their outdoor covered area open and heated and thought we could have another dining option, but doesn't seem like that is going to be safe!

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Natalia
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! It’s our favorite restaurant! food was delicious! Service was very good! Atmosphere was wonderful!!! Definitely recommend it!!!

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DayTrip
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're after a filet mignon, this was done to perfection and was delivered hot off the grill - it wasn't sitting around. Great wine selection and dessert too.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience1

Food was okay. The one dish we ordered with the duck, wild boar, and beef tips was grounded together. We thought it was be separated with pasta. Idk, to me, grounded meat is grounded meat, could have served me ground beef and wouldn't have been able to taste the difference for $32. They need to scrap that dish - if you're serving duck, wild boar, and beef tips, I would expect that people would want to taste those separately, not ground together. The Ravioli de Aragosta, however you spell it, that was superb!!! Service was great, but we we're outside of the restaurant in a tent and it was raining. Kind of tainted the experience. We're not sure if we would go back.

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BobD
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Awesome food...just wish we had a better view from our table, but it was still excellent

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Mike
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It is delicious and top notch dining don't get me wrong. But spending the same as a week's worth of groceries in one sitting is tough for me to justify. Luca is about the best Italian food I can imagine if you can do if you have the cash to burn.

DB
DonB
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobster tail with risotto was phenomenal. Loved the service as well!

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CLEfoodie23
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food as always! Tables were properly distanced and the waiter was very attentive.

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Frank
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service , and fabulous environment .

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luv4mac
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always consistently wonderful.

DP
DrPrattD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvellous experience. We had the sachetti with risotto and the wild boar shank! We atarted with the carpaccio do manzo with love beef and a Lucette Super Tuscan! The server was attentive and prompt!

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KenI
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LUCA is one of our favorite restaurants in the Cleveland area. Atmosphere feels like a sexy romantic exposed brick NYC location. Food is absolutely outstanding.

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PhilipL
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, well prepared, proper portions, delicious. Service was appropriate & timely. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great staff! Great atmosphere!

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MinaH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was not great. Table that we sat at was by backdoor and customers were using it to walk in and out to smoke cigs.

DT
DanT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent as always. The service was on-point and the dining setup was very good as well.

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Luca Italian Cuisine Cleveland is rated 4.8 stars by 1847 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.

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