Luca's Ristorante of Somerset
Friday & Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm,
Sunday 12:00pm - 10:00pm
The food was outstanding. I highly recommend, but you do need to make a reservation since the restaurant is small. We will be back.
We have been to this restaurant many times and we were never disappointed. Food is great, service is good and it’s byob. You need a reservation which is a bit of a pain, since it’s usually book by Wednesday for Saturday night, so plan ahead. It’s worth it.
Delicious meal every time I've dined at Lucas, I've never had a complaint. I love that they're BYOB as well.
Great Italian food!
But I noticed the prices went to up quite of bit since last year. They seem to change the menu quite often.
Overall, I would recommend.
Great food and service. I would definitely dine here again.
Service was prompt and professional. Was there for a business luncheon and it was quiet enough to have a pleasant conversation. The food was very tasty. Very unique take on a Caesar Salad, but wonderful. The pasta fagioli was a little odd in that it contained very little pasta or vegetables. It was closer to a tomato bisque, but very tasty. The bread is average and the croutons that came with the salad were stale and tasteless. They need to improve that aspect of the meal. A nice vibe in the restaurant, which was surprising because it is in a strip mall. Despite small issues with food, the overall experience was very good. I look forward to going back.
Always delicious food and awesome service. One of the best restaurants in Nj
Once again, it was great . This place never disappoints. Real authentic Italian food. A great BYOB.
Service is outstanding
Excellent service and food.
Creative dishes served piping hot. Warm friendly atmosphere. Not your "usual" italian bistro food.
Always a great experience!
The food was great. The service was excellent. I thought it was a bit pricey - but that being said - I would go back.
A very cute, and small, place. We were warned, when they called to confirm, that they double-book, so that we'd basically have two hours to eat...no lingering. Two hours is our standard time, but we thought it was a bit cheesy to tell us that. The waiters are fast, no talking, probably because they've been trained to move you along quickly. The food was diner quality (we had higher hopes). We wish them success, however. It's a difficult business.
Luca's was amazing from the greeting to the exit, and everything in between. The food was outstanding with very nice portions with a few nice specials available. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant and will certainly be back!!!! 3 thumbs up
Luca's has been a favorite since I moved to North Brunswick, and my partner and I have many fond memories of sharing special occasion meals there. It IS a bit pricey to eat there frequently, alas. But that makes it even more special when we go! If you try nothing else, get the figs -- yum!
Excellent food in an authentic Italian environment.
This place was amazing, You must try it for yourself, food was out of this world.
Was quiet as we were only ones in for a late Saturday lunch. Seafood Luca was enjoyed but pasta with chicken parm did not taste or look homemade. One app, two entrees, one dessert and a beverage was $96.
The staff and food at Lucas was exemplary we enjoyed every minute from the beginning to the end
Unfortunately no wine by the glass available. Very good food and service. Great atmosphere and decor.
Celebrated my sons Birthday ! Food was very good! The service was really really good! We Will definitely visit again!!!
Went to Lucas because we did an overnight in Somerset and it was rated so highly. It in an odd area, but thought we'd try lunch. However, didn't realize that at noon on a Saturday, you can only have dinner menu. Restaurant highly decorative..but was more interested in the food choices. I chose a chicken dish , which was supposed to be battered chicken with spinach and Italian ham and mozzerella and spinach. The dish was purple . The chicken was drowned in this chianti sauce. The flavor was bitter and the presentation in purple made me sick . The dinner menu is priced high. My husband had pappardelle bolonaisse and that was homemade and not overwhelming. I didn't feel well after taking some bites of mine, but thought maybe it was just me. I don't know..but I would not go again. I just wanted a simple lunch .
A special gem. Excellent food, great ambiance. Nice ambiance as well.
Nice local place. Good food. Great bread and dip — both home made. Excellent value — tasty food but not expensive. Would dine there again.
Amazing food. Service was mediocre at best. Would return just for the food though. Overall a wonderful night. Order the Pompeii for dessert :)
It's easy to forget you're in Somerset, NJ when you dine at this charming Italian restaurant. You are greeted with old-world atmosphere and ambience as soon as you walk in the door. Then you are faced with the dilemma of choosing what to eat from an extensive and creative menu. Many of the offerings and preparations far exceed what you see at most other Italian restaurants.
An excellent variety of appetizers can be ordered in small and large portions. The "fico" and "spiedini" we had were both superb. We can't wait to try others on the menu during future visits. Our "Luco" and "Branzino" entrees were deftly prepared and presented.
Service throughout our visit was exceptional. Our waiter, Karim, was the best server we have ever experienced. He was helpful and attentive and anticipated our every need without being intrusive.
Luca's is a restaurant you need to include on your "must try" list. You won't be sorry.
Food & Service was excellent as always.
A wonderful restaurant with incredible consistent food as always :) As a vegetarian, I never find an issue with their menu as their vegetarian offerings are scrumptious and well paired. A suggestion I have is to bring back the Burrata special, with the artichoke, balsamic pearls, burrata, etc. It was delicious! Also revamping vegetarian offerings every once in a while would be a delight :)
Fico, a fresh fig appetizer, is one of my favorite items on the menu. I love going with a group who loves to share their food. I have never had a dish at Luca’s that wasn’t amazing. This is a favorite place to eat.
Not my first trip. LOVE this restaurant. Food is always fresh & homemade. Staff is gracious & attentive. It doesn’t look like much from the outside but step in and you’re transported to Italy.
Every time I come to Luca’s the food is exceptional. The young servers were also excellent making it a great experience.
We had a great, quiet meal. We especially liked the Fico, fig, appetizer -- out of this world. The cannelloni also was excellent. Our friend had the pappardelle, which he enjoyed. It's a lovely space, which was about half empty when we were there and nice and quiet. Our server was friendly and helpful. We would definitely go there again.
The food was outstanding. Freshly made bread, the meatballs were different and so well prepared. everyone thoroughly enjoyed their entrees. our waiter could have been a bit more patient. he seemed to quickly get annoyed when we asked clarifying questions...maybe he was having a bad night.
We love Luca's. They never disappoint. The grilled octopus salad was delicious. We had pasta Luca and pasta Ishia which are two of our favorites. Finished with a 3 scoop assorted gelato. Delish!
Server was excellent. Our appetizer was delicious, especially liked the balsamic “balls” with the mozzarella and prosciutto. Food was delicious but one of the entrees could have been hotter. Overall a very good dining experience and would definitely recommend to others.
This is the best Italian food that I have ever had. I'm Italian and I've been to Italy. If you can't get to Italy, come here. The food is that good!!!!
My husband and I love going to Luca’s. The specials are just that, special. I started with the octopus salad. The addition of olives was very creative. Luca’s employs salads that use grains, which I love. My husband had the pappardell bolognese. The pasta was very tender. My entree was soft shell crab. I’ve never enjoyed this dish more. It wasn’t heavily seasoned or breaded; it was just perfect. We will definitely go back for more.
Everything was great from the service, to the courses, to the smiles. I highly recommend Luca’s