Luca Italian Cuisine Cleveland

4.7
2114 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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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mark
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food4service5ambience4

We have been going to Luca for years but this time our experience was not favorable. I am sure that due to the fact that there is a shortage of staff that all restaurants are having to find a way to remain open.
We arrived at our reservation time and had to wait about 40 minutes to get a table. Once seated our waitress was attentive. Once she took our entre orders we waited well over an hour to be served. It was not fault of our server.
We will return in the future and hope that this was a one time occurrence.

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DKPKSB
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our first visit to Luca proved to be a nice experience. Food was very good; ambience was also very good. We will be back.

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Philo
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu menu , beautifully prepared and very comprehensive wine list .

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1doglover
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our first visit to Luca’s. When we arrived, the host had a hard time finding our reservation. We were seated in a booth without the view that everyone talks about. However, the food was excellent and our server, Nida, was great! The gnocchi were delicious, cooked perfectly al dente, with a spicy tomato sauce. My husband had the tagliatelle with clams and shrimp and he really enjoyed it. The bread was to die for! We finished with a slice of Tiramisu which was pretty good, but not amazing. The cappuccino was very good. Please be aware that the valet is $8.00. I think they raised their prices because prior reviews said it was five dollars. Overall, I would definitely go back for the bread and gnocchi and nice atmosphere!

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vipCherylL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, will return when visiting Cleveland. Highly recommend.

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vipDanielleM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the service to the food was outstanding! A favorite for sure and can’t wait to go back!

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vipSkeeter
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb and the service excellent.

KT
KevinT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time trying Lucas. Had heard good things from others and expectations were pretty high. We had a group of 7 so we tried many things on the menu. Everything was excellent. Service was friendly and attentive. We will be back soon!

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Nora
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed by Luca. The food was delicious and the service was awesome and very accommodating! Beautiful location as well!

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ShannonL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderfull and amazing service!! Highly recommend this gem!

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LarryT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Service-impeccable. Atmosphere and ambience- bustling and friendly. Food- over the top good. Finest of dining-period.

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EmilyZ
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere! We were seated outside and it was very comfortable!! Service was outstanding and food was delicious! The bread and oil dipping was a great treat when seated! Had the filet and risotto outstanding!! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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LuisR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George was a great server and the food was incredible.

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KaitlinR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luca is one our favorites! Authentic Italian cuisine, amazing views and location and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Overpriced for what you get. Underwhelmed by the food, drinks, and service. Location lacked a view. Inside was louder than outside. Outdoor dining was underneath tent. Server was inattentive, sloppy, and very matter-of-fact. But Go Cleveland Guardians!

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vipKaye
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service outstanding.It has become our favorite Italian restaurant.

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ChrisB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience4

The server interactions were cold as if they (hostel & waitress) were doing us a favor. The pompous attitude of our server ruined the enjoyment of the meal and we will likely not return nor recommend to others. Too bad but hard to overlook. Great bar - highlight.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brought my now fiancé to Luca for dinner after I proposed. We were able to enjoy a nice meal on the outside covered area. When we arrived there was an extremely loud party but luckily they soon left. The food was delicious and the service was pretty good. I put engagement celebration in the comment under special occasion when I made the reservation but nothing special was done. That was ok we didn’t mention it when we were at the restaurant. Overall, food was excellent. Never had a bad meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

First off… some of the best food I’ve ever had! Literally amazing. The menu was a little hard to understand. I understand it’s an Italian menu but I couldn’t understand what any of the dishes were going to turn out to be. I got the Lobster Ravioli and it was incredible! I mean I’m going to have dreams about how delicious it was lol. Beautiful ambiance and very experiential! Perfect for a date night or special occasion. The view is everything 🤩.

Here’s the con… the server wasn’t my favorite. It was worse than having a server at Olive Garden. We asked her questions about the wine and popular dishes and she just seemed annoyed that we were even asking. She then brought me white wine instead of the red I ordered. I let her know politely that I ordered red and she told me that I ordered the white. Honestly if I was at Olive Garden I would let that slide but $15 for a glass of wine… you should get it right or replace it.

The ambiance and food are worth coming back for. I am hoping to find a better server to change my 4 stars into a 5 star review!

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vipShakerfan
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great but it was very noisy and somewhat difficult to talk.

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vipCameronE
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal served by very pleasant server on a beautiful patio. Very good wine list. Presentation was artistic but the patio was very noisy making difficult to speak to others at our table. Unusual for alfresco dining.

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RobertR
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, and drinks! Some of the best Italian food around!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to Luca and our server Lisa made the evening even better. Delicious food, great atmosphere and wonderful service. Looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very nice and always had a smile on his face..The food was outstanding and the portions are always big enough for leftovers.

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KimT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Luca - the great atmosphere and great wine and food! Enjoyable.

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vipWhatsforDinner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. Food and service was very good and exceeded expectations.

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TariR
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Carrie was very nice. My husband and I had the scallops and they were very good...nice presentation too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner ! All 6 diners enjoyed their meals to the Max
Attentive servers and service!
They didn’t. Miss a step! ALL IN

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved everything about Luca, but the occasional noise from pans in the kitchen were quite loud if you are sitting near that open area.

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BillH
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine list, great service, and a very fun atmosphere!!! Will definitely go back and visit this restaurant again!!!

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vipSaraP
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think this is my New favorite place. The food is outstanding, and the service is fantastic. They were extremely busy and we had to wait for our table despite our reservation, which is unfortunate but no-ones fault. The staff were clearly concerned that we were waiting and couldn’t have been nicer.
The food is exceptional I can’t recommend it enough.

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vipNina
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It was very loud and service took a very long time. Our reservations were at 7:30. We did not get seated until 8:15. Left the restaurant at 10pm.

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vipTimB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall dining experience was fabulous! The staff was great, food was perfect!

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Holla
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service the three of us all had a pasta dish and they were huge. It’s a matter of fact I ordered a half portion of my Pasta. Literally the best bread I’ve ever had great cocktails and wine. Highly recommend. The view of the flats and two bridges is also a big plus.

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vipiluvgoodfood
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and server beyond excellent

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LaurieL
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Shared the halibut special and the rollatini, both were fabulous. Our server Martina was solicitous and friendly.

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Reek
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here and I found the food and service extremely excellent and the view I had was beautiful.

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AdrianaT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! The food is amazing, the wine list is never ending, and everyone was super nice. A must try!

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VickiG
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and presentation was amazing! Great server, Lee!! Her recommendations were awesome!

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Luca Italian Cuisine Cleveland is rated 4.7 stars by 2114 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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