Luca Italian Cuisine Cleveland

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$31 to $50
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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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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luca is one of Cleveland’s best restaurants. Delicious, hot food... wonderful service... the best view. Highly recommend this gem. Worth every penny.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had noted in our reservation that it was our 15 yr wedding anniversary and requested a table by a window. But none of that was acknowledged and we were seated in a booth near the kitchen. The service was great and food was delicious. I’m just not sure what the point of making a request was if it wasn’t even going to be looked at.

ML
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time there and will definitely be going back.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

B Day dinner

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary. Lovely experience. They even gave us a special gift of taking a picture of us at the table and putting it in a frame for us to take home. Muscles were the best I ever had. And drinks were amazing! Will come again!

BR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed this place. We went based on a recommendation from a friend and it was excellent. All courses were excellent. The service was great, bar area was busy but we sat down with no issue before our table was ready. They gave us a free desert, espressos, and took a picture of us for my wife's birthday. Great job, you guys.

S
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful place to go for a birthday or any day really and the food and service is excellent !

MJ
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been to Luca West on several occasions we decided to venture to the original location downtown Cleveland. We were not disappointed. Each of the group of four ordered one of the evening specials. Each was presented as you would expect and as we sampled each other’s came to the conclusion that no matter which we individually ordered they were all excellent. The wine list is very good and we settled on a Italian, in the 60/70 dollar price range, which complemented the meals well. Will be making the effort to go again and when the weather breaks to dine on the patio.

AB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We ordered salads that were supposed to come out before our entrees. They never came and we had to ask our server about them. He said they'd be right up but he brought our entrees instead. I don't know if he never put them in or what but we had our food so canceled the salads. He didn't offer much thanks. He was very nonchalant like he was simply going through the motions all night. Also, it was my boyfriends birthday and we were out celebrating. I wrote this down when I made my reservation thinking they would say something or take our picture like they had in the past. But they didn't. At that point, I didn't feel like asking.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

All adult children were home

C
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Luca! Everything we got was delicious, the service was excellent and we loved the atmosphere. Perfect spot for a date night!

KD
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The server seemed quite overwhelmed. The tables were on top of each other and he could hardly hear us. He brought us out or meals at the wrong time. The brought us a 60 dollar lobster risotto when asked for a side of risotto. We didn’t make a big deal because he was so busy. It just seemed like they had too much going on. We were seated in the patio under the heater which was so hot. People ordered drinks they never got. It was just a weird atmosphere for being such a higher end place. I felt bad for the servers. I would not be back.

RB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian meal. The view of the city and the river are spectacular!

JF
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best restaurants ive been to and would definitely recommend this place to anyone great food best wine service was excellent food on time

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ordered the ahi tuna appetizer. I was so excited, yet disappointed . It was sheer piece of tuna and I could see through it. When we went to eat it it tore like paper. Don’t get me wrong it was delicious but come on. I told the server and she said some fancy word for it being so thin. Then the people next to us ordered the same thing and it was a 1/2 inch thick and it was pink. Our was white. I know how expensive tuna is but this was not worth the price, skimpy and thin.
My dinner was had a sweet sauce to it. It was bucatini and shrimp and scallops. Server said red peppers. Well it had green peppers. I did not complain but took them off in a pile. All in all I know better next time.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday :)

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine was amazing! Our wait staff was very attentive. We had a wonderful meal and will certainly be back.

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was amazing. A bit too loud with live singers but the food made it so worth it

P
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location with a vibrant crowd. Food top notch and service great.

OT
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Very great Italian deliciousness! But, it was SUPER loud. The views are awesome.

DM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an absolute wonderful dinner, food was superb. Great recommendations from the staff ! Enjoyed the special Red Snapper. Thursday night includes guest singer, music was just a little loud but music was excellent and perfect for dinner. Cannot wait to go back.

RL
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, even better service (i noted it was our anniversary when booking) and throughout our stay, the staff congratulated us). Also the view was second to none in Clevelend

VG
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot and the food was excellent!

PG
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

enjoyed the patio which might have been the last one of the season! Food was delicious service almost perfect

DS
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Sadly, we likely will not return. The place was mobbed and we had to wait for our 7 pm reservation. We were directed to the bar, but there was nowhere to stand without the wait staff bumping into us with plates of food. The inside of the restaurant was so noisy we had to bellow at each other to hear--not fun for my husband who is deaf in one ear. Even though I did not ask for outdoor seating, they put us there. We were freezing and again, the noise level was high. We asked our server to turn up the heating units but she never addressed the issue. The food was very pricey which I don't mind, but I'd rather pay it when I'm not freezing and yelling at my fellow diners.

PR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were late due to our ride being late. However, our table was still available at 7:30 for our 7:00 reservation. Sat on their patio which was less noisy. Our waitress was excellent, food excellent. I did mention it was my friend’s birthday. They came and took our picture and before we left they brought it in a folder. It was so nice and a great surprise. They brought tiramisu with a candle and believe me it was so delicious. It was such a nice evening. We will definitely return.

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

DD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was outstanding and just a 5 star experience!

d
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

I requested an inside table, but none were available, so sitting outside is too loud and not comfortable. The waiter had BO, and felt the need to continually touch us on the shoulder every time he stopped by. the food is very good, but well over priced $200.00 or 2 is not worth it. We will not return.

SM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, service and view are spectacular st Lucca, we just wish we could have dined inside. The covered patio was comfortable, but noisy and not the same scenery as a window table in the main dining room. Excellent food!

FL
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals I have ever eaten. Would definitely recommend.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great! I loved it years ago when I stumbled across it and it has only gotten better every time! Great ambiance, great service and the food is always spot on and delicious! Favorite place in Cleveland!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've visited Luca many times before. We are never disappointed. The food is exquisite. Food presentation is excellent, food choices are numerous and food taste is phenomenal. Whether you're going to Luca's for a meal or special occasion you will not be disappointed. Service is excellent. The servers are attentive to your needs. Great at giving suggestions and helpful in any way requested.

h
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I made a reservation for outdoor seating but unfortunately we were seated inside. It was so loud we were unable to hear each other without shouting. People who were waiting to be seated stood next to our table and shouted at each other as well. The food was just okay. Quite overpriced honestly.

PB
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. Servers were fabulous and food delicious

J
Naples
58 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful collection of wine. We split orecchiette for appetizer. 4 of us split Veal chop Risotto with Lobster and linguini with shrimp. Everything absolutely delicious and plenty of food. Repeat customer and that will continue🍷😎

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing, service was attentive but slow. We sat on the patio which I hadn’t realized was essentially in the parking lot. Staff made the birthday experience special, overall I’d highly recommend.

S
Cleveland
59 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience2

We tried Luca because we had a gift card. Didnt care for the noisy atmosphere as soon as we came in. Reserved table was in corner with no view except a wall and part of the very crowded room. Service was very good and what you would expect. The food was very high priced and not very well prepared and presented. I had the scallop and shrimp special for $45. 2 shrimp 3 scallop with over cooked veggies. My wife had the red snapper special for $50. The fish was good but again poorly presented and badly cooked veggies. I would not go back.

RJ
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In New Orleans, many of our best restaurants are located in the neighborhoods outside of the French Quarter and are family owned and operated. So, whenever I am in a new town, I look for similarly situated Italian restaurants. Luca fits that bill perfectly. The menu was just as expected (two different osso buco entrees!!) . I had the mussels to start and the wild boar osso buco. Both were excellent. The location is a bit out of the way from the downtown hotels (short Uber ride required) but I would recommend Luca for anyone looking for a good Italian restaurant when in Cleveland on business.

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