Luca Italian Cuisine Cleveland

4.7
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$31 to $50
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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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Chris
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! Friendly service! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AnthonyL
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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ChaseS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JamesO
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sedi took great care of us. The Happy Anniversary photo and dessert were very much appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing. Vibe amazing. Place is beautiful! Great place to go.

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PaulM
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JaNee2020
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Luca is very nice & intimate. Menu was wonderful a little hard to understand but food was splendid. Prices reasonable.

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TeriA
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor patio. Nicely distancing. Excellent pasta and salad. #best tiramisu ever

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KatieD
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another fantastic meal! Ken did a great job with our service! Cannot wait to go back!

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Losterman
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been there numerous times and as always an enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were visiting Cleveland,decided to take my wife for a nice Italian dinner. This place is highly recommended.

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DonR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First trip was extremely impressive! Will return for sure.

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johnd
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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WesS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We will definitely be back. The Sacchetti is a must. Prices are expensive, but the portions are huge. Well worth the experience!

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vipMartinR
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience2

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.

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vipLocal
Cleveland
73 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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vipKrisT
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was phenomenal! Lots of fruit flies on the patio... other than that everything was amazing

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vipBrendan
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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johnp
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. 8pm reservation didn't get seated til 9pm otherwise perfect experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine and the outdoor patio was quaint and romantic. Definitely will be coming back!

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vipwalt
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

When we arrived, a fire alarm was going off (pulled by a curious child). The fire department arrived and left without stopping the alarm. One large table left and just as we were deciding where to go it thankfully went off. The outdoor patio is charming and comfortable with fans and heat lamps. The service was great and the owner was a great sommelier. We ordered the lobster risotto; the lobster was cooked to perfection-very tender and not chewy. The risotto was not as flavorful and was a bit mushy (because it’s squished by the lobster tail). There was also way too much risotto. The bone in filet was a bit bland; perhaps relying to much on the glaze to provide flavors so the meat itself didn’t get a splash of salt and pepper? We were visiting from a city that is much more of a food scene so we’ve had much better dishes but overall, this place is charming, the staff very professional and the food is good. We were disappointed that our note regarding our anniversary was missed (perhaps they forgot when the alarm went off?)

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vipAllimc
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Birthday dinner for my son and mom, it was absolutely outstanding as usual!

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SkipC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very very good. The bread with oil as soon as you are
seated is a great touch. The wine list is incredible. We will definitely go back.

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sherrillc
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Made a reservation. Waited 40 minutes after our time then was offered a seat outside the restaurant where all the smokers go outside to smoke. I think it was because we had a sight impaired person and a guide dog with us. We were not even offered to sit on the bar to wait. So after an hour standing outside in heels, then being seated outside the patio...On the sidewalk..

Nutshell....we will NEVER GO BACK! And my husband said the steak was horrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did patio seating and it’s just perfect and classy. Food is sooooooo good.

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vipDiner
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This restaurant has recently reopened after being closed for a few days due to a Covid-19 positive employee. It appeared from the Luca website that they are taking the pandemic seriously, and want to comply with all covid regulations, so we decided to give them a try.

They are very clearly re-using menus in leather binders. We did not see them being wiped off, and the paper menus inside were most certainly being re-used. The server brought out a loose paper with the evening's specials, clearly a re-used paper. There were very small bottles of unknown, unlabeled "hand sanitizer" placed throughout the restaurant. The sanitizer was very heavily perfumed. Personally, I would rather have seen bottles of Germ-x or Purell.

Our entrees came out prepared incorrectly three times. We were told "there is a new chef in the kitchen". There was only one starch side dish and one vegetable offered that night - all the same for every entree. My husband did not care for either the vegetable or the starch, and when we inquired, there were no alternatives available.

We have been to Luca a few times in the past, and we have always enjoyed it. Something was definitely off this time.

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PamelaH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to dine at Luca to celebrate a birthday. The food was fantastic! The drinks were great, the bread delicious, yummy beet salad and the main course was divine! The Tiramasu was the best I've ever tasted! We will be back!

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BradB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Very difficult to find the restaurant. Unable to call hostess for clarity. The address on Google Maps and iPhone maps takes you to a street below the restaurant, very confusing. Contacted the restaurant via Facebook message and was sent the same address. Frustrating.

Upon arrival we were seated literally in (next to) the kitchen. Very obnoxious/loud staff right next to the table while eating. Menus were destroyed.

Our sever was awesome; only reason for 3 stars. The food was hot & authentic but missing a wow factor.

Oh and the bartender also made a fantastic vodka martini.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for a birthday and didn’t get a dessert

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JASONC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD WAS GREAT, SERVICE WAS GREAT. WOULD GO BACK AGAIN

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary and had a great time. Safe and thoughtful outdoor seating. Even gave us a dessert and picture!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent wine and food. Service was a little slow but not terrible. Great view of Cleveland, plus convenient car valet. Looking forward to going back.

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KatieN
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, what can I say! The food was incredible. More importantly, our server was just so incredible. He provided great food recommendations and made us feel very special as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. He took our picture, gave us a picture and free tirimisu. We felt so so special.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. What a treasure in Cleveland!

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vipMarijoC
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!! Atmosphere is fun yet quaint.

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SeaQ
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience every time.
Pricey but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughter’s birthday celebration was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was AMAZING! All around wonderful dinner!

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Luca Italian Cuisine Cleveland is rated 4.7 stars by 1764 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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