Luca's Ristorante of Somerset

4.8
643 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
If you are seeking not just a great meal, but a great dining experience, you need look no further than Luca’s Ristorante Somerset. Tucked away on Rt. 27 between Princeton and New Brunswick, Luca’s Somerset is an oasis of authentic regional Italian cuisine. Offering modern adaptations of traditional dishes from Ischia, here you can enjoy hand-cut ravioli stuffed with Chef Andrea’s latest mouth-watering combinations, a selection of fish entrees so fresh that they evoke the Mediterranean Sea, or a filet of such quality that it is paralleled only by the accoutrement that accompany it. Our dining room décor is uniquely Ischitana, and goes to show that here at Luca’s Somerset, we understand that the difference is in the details. When you are done with it all, take in the cozy setting with a delicious dessert made from scratch, and the perfect cup of locally micro-roasted espresso or cappuccino. So please, be our guest.

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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 643 people are saying
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TaraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real authentic Italian food. Everything was phenomenal from the appetizer to the dessert. This will become one of my go to restaurants.

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Debbie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both my husband and I started with the farro salad. It was flavorful and fresh. Our entrees were top shelf. My husband enjoyed the pappardelle, and I was over the moon thrilled with my soft shell crab. Our waitress was very attentive without being hovering. Thank you, Denise.

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vipneverhome
New York Area
900 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is always delicious!! The bread is fabulous. We started with the prosciutto wrapped stuffed figs. Not our first time ordering so chose the large plate ... and did regret it all!! Entrees were a special of soft shell crabs with zucchini and crab meat... excellent... and eggplant parmigiana.. generous portion with pasta. We like the you can bring your own wine. Top notch service by Matt

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vipChristopherD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good as always with plenty to bring home

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Cara
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Greta ambience and not a large place so wasn’t overly loud. Server was great.

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PriscilaS
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing! I love it there. Ambience is perfect too, and every time we went we were very well served.

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BrianB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small neighborhood restaurant. Excellent food with a cozy atmosphere! You can also bring your own wine!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First indoor dinner in over a year. Always a great experience at this restaurant.

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vipCathyD
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in the area!! We love Luca’s and have taken many friends there and now they request we go back when we see them! Staff is very professional and friendly.
To start the meal they bring over a ceramic box filled with warm, small triangles of foccacia with a filling between the layers. The type varies and is always my absolute favorite! You also get round delicious rolls, also warm. It is served with a sun-dried tomato pesto and a flavored olive oil. Yum! Too many restaurants serve cold bread. Always a pet peeve of mine!
Two of us started with the polenta app and the other two had the 800 degree Bruschetta! Delicious! The polenta was four nice size squares of polenta with a peach agridulce, which has a sweet and sour note, topped with hazelnuts and ricotta salata. The bruschetta is like a nice size 1/2 pizza covered in heirloom cherry tomatoes! My friend thought the cheese that was melted under the tomatoes was the best she has had! She said it was so much better than what she has had on pizzas. The brick oven crust also adds another dimension of flavor and texture!
For entrees one had veal saltimbocca, which he loves and gets almost every time he goes, two had pasta dishes which are always excellent because they make all their own pasta and I had an amazing special! It was a 10oz lobster tail split and served over a homemade papparadelle pasta with corn and peas in a truffle cream sauce! OMG was that delicious! For dessert we had the passion fruit sorbet and my friends the tiramisu. Also excellent.
Matt was our server and he was very attentive ! All was wonderful and I can’t wait to go back!!!

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joefromclinton
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had dinner there for the first time with my wife and son on a quiet Thursday night. Everything was excellent. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend the fico and bruschetta as appetizers. The braised beef in the Genovese was done perfectly and the Cannelloni was down right fabulous. BYOB was an added plus. Can't wait to go back.

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PatR
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure going to Luca’s. The food is always exceptional, I love the special different types of bread accompanied by the tomato and seasoned olive oil.
Outstanding service, everyone is so friendly.
Great desserts, and excellent cappuccino. Would definitely recommend

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JimmyS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food , very good service , BYOB , I recommended for a very nice dinner with that special person !

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Bryan
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my fifth time dining at Luca's. We started with the fresh figs and meatballs and they were packed full of flavor and had a nice presentation. I highly recommend getting both appetizers. The seafood soup was also delicious. Everyone really enjoyed their entrees. I got the short rib, which basically fell off the bone. The waiter was attentive and very friendly. We were the only party at the restaurant during the second half of our meal. We were able to sit outside, and there was a good amount of privacy with a wall of trees/bushes. The noise level wasn't that quiet, but that is expected when dining outdoors. I highly recommend eating at Luca's and supporting a small Italian gem.

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vipLisaC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Everything we had was amazing. Sorry I am only now discovering this place. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service

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Hoovra
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always lovely - always amazing food - we've been coming here for 15+years, and it never disappoints.

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DavidB
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food to be had in Somerset County. Fresh, authentic, interesting dishes and a warm atmosphere makes this a favorite place .

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GregoryK
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly staff. Love that it is a byob

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Mikep
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great quality. Would go again.

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SamanthaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful staff!

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AndyC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was a bit bland but given we had gone on V day, I guess it was good. All in all recommended.

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GarrettB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places I’ve been too. Food was amazing, service was great. The food took a little while to come out but it was worth the wait. Very impressed, I’ll be back for sure.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here with my girlfriend for Valentine’s Day and had an amazing time. The food was amazing and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is small and cozy. We had appetizers salad and entrees and they were all excellent. Waiter was very attentive.

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HakL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Will definitely revisit to try other menu.

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Foodfan99
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meat stew was fantastic. Highly recommend! Good date night place.

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JessicaP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always with extremely unique and innovative ingredient combinations that compliment one another perfectly. The atmosphere is always great as well as the service. We discovered this restaurant over the summer and continue to come back! We found our new Italian date night spot and could t be happier

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RobertH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Chris was fantastic. Great recommendations for the food and his personality was excellent. Don’t miss out on the Bruschetta. Out of this world. We both loved our dinners and then the creme brûlée was a perfect finish. I would highly recommend and we will be back!!

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vipFrankieDOA
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Luca's is a BYOB gem. The food is first rate and the menu extensive but not too large as to be intimidating or make you question their ability to delivery quality fare.

The staff is also great, prepare to be pampered.

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FrankW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luca’s always does a super job. I was making an employment offer and chose Luca’s for lunch. I’ve been here a number of times and they did not disappoint. The food and service were excellent. It is also a BYO, which is a plus. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very quiet and nice light music. Very enjoyable for me and my girls!

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vipChristopherD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was outstanding as always with plenty to bring home.

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DavidB
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding. Great service and well crafted food.

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Debbie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive to our needs. We shared the special mushroom appetizer, which was delicious. We also shared the farro salad. It's a personal favorite. Our entrees were so good and plentiful. We are having leftovers for dinner tonight.

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Chris
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Lucas service and food was amazing

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vippopalock
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A very different type of restaurant and Italian food. Some good, some not so good. Really didn't care for one of the appetizers and it wasn't even touched and the lasagna Marsala was like eating rubber bands with the mozz and noodles over cooked. No offering from anyone to change it or even take it from our bill. not too professional. salad was good, other apps were good and veal was good. the "exotic" stuff, not so good

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vipneverhome
New York Area
900 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this spot. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. The menu choices have many items not seen in other places. The bread is absolutely to die for!!! We started with the figs, stuffed with cheese and wrapped in prosciutto with a balsamic glaze...delicious ! The entrees were veal parm and chicken Bianca, white sauce with cheese, asparagus and pistachios on top of pasta. It helps the wallet that it is BYOB but they have option to purchase from a New Jersey winery and the choices and prices look interesting.

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BrianB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have lived in the area for years. We regret not trying this place out sooner. The food was absolutely delicious 😋 the wait staff was very attentive. The cheesecake was the best we’ve ever had!!! We will definitely be back, and highly recommend a visit if you haven’t yet!
SORPRENDENTE!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal as usual.
This is my wife's and my favorite spot for a special dinner.

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ThomasC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is everything the reviews say it is. Great food and great service

FAQs

Luca's Ristorante of Somerset offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 297-7676.

Luca's Ristorante of Somerset is rated 4.8 stars by 643 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.