Luca Italian Cuisine Cleveland
Food and service were outstanding. One day---woudl be nice to sit by a window. Been trying for a very long time, many occassions....
I made a reservation for an early dinner on a Saturday about a month in advance through OpenTable (super easy process) and I was also able to request a table by a window with view of the bridge. I confirmed the reservation 24h prior on the app and the Maître D accommodated the request without hesitation. I was happy to see all servers wore face coverings, and tables had see-through partitions to keep diners safe.
Our dining experience was perfect for a special occasion kind of night (we went for my boyfriend's birthday) as prices are in the higher range and the atmosphere quite elegant.
The sacchetti appetizer was worth the hype, the filet tartare met expectations, my lobster ravioli was the best I could have had in Cleveland. My boyfriend ordered the Pappardelle dish and was a little disappointed with the sauce, as I am from Italy and he has visited the country a couple times, so his expectations were pretty high. Still an enjoyable dish. Portions were more than filling and after these two courses and the complimentary bread and dip, we were unable to eat the grilled pork chop with mushrooms that we had ordered to share. Our waitress was kind enough to have the kitchen staff box it for us right out of the pan, along with the bread we had leftover. As we went for my boyfriend's birthday, our waitress surprised him with a complimentary tiramisù with a little birthday candle on top, took a picture of us and came back with the print in a black paper frame/birthday card with the restaurant logo and a "Happy birthday" message inside - we both found it to be a really thoughtful gesture and added a special touch to the whole experience. We now have this cute picture as reminder of how special that night was! We also ordered a dessert flight to end the meal - we picked panna cotta, cannoli and pistachio gelato, all of which were really good! Our drinks were also prepared with expertise.
We were not rushed to eat our courses and service was perfect - an overall great night!
Food and service were awesome
Rosetti (lobster tail) is HUMONGOUS and the dish is amazing at Luca Italian Cuisine Cleveland.
Great food, but beware if you plan to dine outdoors - SO many bugs, probably attracted to the heat. We had to swat them away the whole night as they landed on our food and around our drinks. Not encouraged to stick around, so we got our food boxed and headed out as soon as we could.
We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. Our waiter, Donald, was very attentive and caring of our needs.
Fantastic service and food. We felt very at ease based on the measures they took for covid
Easily one of the top five restaurants in the city of Cleveland!
The food was exceptional everything else was horrendous. The absolutely worse service you could imagine. The staff complained to us about having to wear a face mask for 12 hours, our server Dave going through the motions and seemed miserable. We ordered our appetizers, entrees, and bottles of wine as soon as we sat down. They turned on the light and turned off the music at 9pm on the dot. We felt rushed and unwelcome, had we had other dinner choices we would have left. Unfortunately, due to COVID there weren’t too many options available.
Birthday celebration, waitress was outstanding.
I had made a reservation for 8:00 pm. We arrived early had a seat at the bar and had terrific service , bar tenders were great! At 8:15 we were told we were going to have to wait and to sit inside was going to be impossible, exact word from the hostess , who was confused and very disorganized, she originally thought we were a four top. We finally were seated in a section that appeared to be no one’s, we wanted sparkling water , received tap water and bread was thrown on the table no sign of a server. Finally he appeared a s told us to settle in , disappeared for 15 min . I then watched him as he was emptying glasses for the bar and was not busy with any tables. We were prepared to then make a quick decision and leave , we wanted so much to enjoy a bottle of wine and lobster risotto, but felt that the staff could really care less. To top it off no matri d of any sort followed us out to see what had happened. So sad, we felt that the owners should really be told how the staff , hostess and servers , were ruining the experience. Again, bar tenders were superb , we should have sat at the bar for dinner.
We invited some friends from Indianapolis to visit us in Cleveland and we hosted them for dinner on Saturday night. Great experience! They were thrilled and the night was capped when we hit the jackpot on a few bottles of 2017 Caymus Cabernet!
Great Italian spot. We sat in a heated patio area outside which was the perfect temperature. Highly recommend for anyone who is looking for good Italian food in downtown Cleveland.
Outstanding Italian food in this gorgeous hidden gem!
We were supposed to come one week before on Sept.23 , our Wedding Anniversary and had to cancel. So, we came one week later. Our evening was so enjoyable.
It was awesome
The food was amazing and the service was fast and the ambiance is amazing
My family always enjoys the food when we eat at Luca.
Fabulous food! Friendly service! Highly recommend!!
It was simply amazing! We love the atmosphere, food, and service. We have been there many times for several occasions and they have never disappointed. Highly recommended.
Overall Luca is a great restaurant. The lamb was slightly tough/beyond medium, but was still a great dish. The other food was also great.
Great place to celebrate birthday or special occasion. Tables by windows have amazing city views. Food and service are phenomenal. Great Italian wine selection. Lamb chop was among best I've ever had.
Our server Sedi took great care of us. The Happy Anniversary photo and dessert were very much appreciated.
Food amazing. Vibe amazing. Place is beautiful! Great place to go.
Ate on 9/17/20. Arrived a few minutes early for our reservation and were seated immediately. Nice window seat overlooking flats. Specialty drinks we ordered were perfect. Excellent wait staff, and Covid precautions were in place so we felt very comfortable. Appetizer and dinner was delicious. Would highly recommend.
Luca is very nice & intimate. Menu was wonderful a little hard to understand but food was splendid. Prices reasonable.
Lovely outdoor patio. Nicely distancing. Excellent pasta and salad. #best tiramisu ever
We had another fantastic meal! Ken did a great job with our service! Cannot wait to go back!
Have been there numerous times and as always an enjoyable experience.
My wife and I were visiting Cleveland,decided to take my wife for a nice Italian dinner. This place is highly recommended.
First trip was extremely impressive! Will return for sure.
Always a great meal, Super Tuscany wine always a winner. Luca's does it right. I would however suggest to turn up the lights just a bit a the tables...even with cheaters it was tough to make the menus out.
We will definitely be back. The Sacchetti is a must. Prices are expensive, but the portions are huge. Well worth the experience!
The food at Luca was good, as it always is. Terrific server, all good there. However, the restaurant hasn’t done a good job with its spacing to keep people 6 feet or more apart. I would have expected every other table to be left open, but that’s not the case. Yes, they have plastic dividers. The outside is similar; not enough space between diners. Nice place, but it will be a while before we return.
I have eaten at Luca several times in the past and considered it one of the finest restaurants in Cleveland. My last experience there was not as stellar. The restaurant was half empty and my wife and I were seated at a table for six. Not a problem, plenty of extra space. The service seemed stressed and items served seemed to have been sitting as they were not hot. Sorry to say that that best part of the meal was the bread. I guess all restaurants have a bad day. I will be back, but probably not mid-week.
The food was amazing... NO chance you would leave hungry.... difficult to find this level of food that also is a filling meal.... the Boar Osso bucco was unforgetable.
Food was phenomenal! Lots of fruit flies on the patio... other than that everything was amazing
We have dined at Luca a few times and the food is always incredible. I would have liked to have seen more COVID precautions taken such as disposable menus and more social distancing.
Food was amazing. 8pm reservation didn't get seated til 9pm otherwise perfect experience!
Great food and wine and the outdoor patio was quaint and romantic. Definitely will be coming back!
Luca Italian Cuisine Cleveland is rated 4.8 stars by 1783 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.