Luca's Ristorante of Somerset

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$30 and under
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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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LM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luca's is always a pleasure. Food is consistently great. I love meeting friend's here for dinner. Great atmosphere!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were immediately seated and our server was attentive, friendly, and efficient. The food was absolutely delicious. Will definitely return.

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KT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent creative ideas for food. Service was friendly and helpful. Our meal with friends was prepared perfectly and we will be sure to return. Perhaps the best Italian food I’ve had in NJ.

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F
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We were running very late on a Saturday night and had not had dinner. We thought, lets see if we can get a LATE reservation at Lucas. We did. We were greeted promptly and seated. Our server Matt was fantastic. Of course we over ordered on the appetizers but they were great. Our meals were prepared to perfection. Overall it was a very nice, albeit late evening for us. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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D
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was absolutely wonderful and that along with the prettiness of the room are the reasons to come here. While the room is very nice, sounds carry in the restaurant. There was a little one at the table next to us and when he screamed, the sound was accentuated in the room. This made it hard to carry on our own conversation at a normal sound level. While our waiter was attentive, we did find that neither our waiter or the support that offered us drinks once we were seated, know anything about the local wines they sell. This was disappointing as we chose the wrong wine for our meal based on little/incorrect advice.

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DT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual

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OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, freshly made food, great service, place can be cramped or can be termed "cozy", depending on your point of view.

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KV
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were from out of town and went by Zagats reviews and they delivered. It is authentic amazing cuisine.

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b
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, attentive staff, nice atmosphere. Also a BYOB restaurant.

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SC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luca’s was perfect in every way. The food was outstanding, the service and ambiance great! I can‘t wait to go back!

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JE
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food and service. Seating is tight

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V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day Celebrato

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day dinner with our 7 month old baby was awesome, the food was amazing, we BYOBed and our baby sat in the high chair. Service was great, they were patient with our chatty little baby.

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Just a little noisy and tables are crowded close to each other but the food was outstanding.

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CP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to LUCA'S for years and the food is fabulous, service is attentive, and overall the restaurant is great and it is BYOB!!! It may be small but its perfect.

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G
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was terrific . Service was exceptional . We had a few delicious appetizers and chose the pasta with seafood as our main course .

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I
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great meal, good service we come here often, even if we do not have our name on the table, as some long time patrons do.

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, very good. Not very crowded on a Saturday at lunch.

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VM
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible! A little pricey but worth it... We’ll be going back for sure :)

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BB
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites, this time I had 3 appetizers for dinner.

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GJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always at Luca’s Ristorante, our overall experience on Saturday, April 13, was superb. This includes all elements of any restaurant meal: food, service, and ambience. All were excellent and we look forward to returning to Luca’s this upcoming weekend.

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LJ
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quaint place that serves amazingly good food!

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CD
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous food! I started with the figs wrapped in prosciutto. I always say I going to get something else but I love them so much I never do. They actually made them even better with the addition of mango pearls which were these little “balls” that were on top that burst when you eat them! My husband had the bruschetta , which was like a mini pizza topped with fresh heirloom cherry tomatoes. Also delicious. For entrees,
My husband had the gnocchi which he thought was great and I had the cannelloni stuffed with lobster, crab and bay scallops. I tend to stay away from bay scallops because everyone over cooks them but not here. It was packed with seafood. Excellent.
Always enjoy going here because the food is some of the best in the area.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a hidden gem! We were in need of a place to dine and have a business meeting and I found Luca’s on OpenTable. The food is amazing. From the butternut squash ravioli to the fall-off-the-bone short ribs to the Pompeii dessert. And the server could not have been more accommodating and attentive. Can’t wait to go back!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the best! One of our favorite restaurants! The lobster cannelloni is one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love dining at Luca’s. The servers are always very courteous and the food is delicious. My in-laws came with us this last time for a birthday and enjoyed it very much.

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JF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! Also enjoyed the option to have local wine or byob.

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JO
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was very quick and food quality was excellent. This is a cozy family run restaurant in a strip mall. We wanted a table at 7.30 but it was not available. When we arrived for our 8.15 slot there was plenty of room. That was odd.

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S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal. This place never disappoints. Great food creatively prepared and nicely presented.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a charming BYOB restaurant with fantastic food and great service.

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SW
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always great, love the updated menu with additional options and the specials are difficult to turn down. Service isn't fast but I find it as a positive like they are not rushing you to get out.

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N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt is a wonderful waiter who knows the menu and how to pace a table. Food was outstanding and the setting was terrific

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My fav Italian restaurant!! We drove 2 hrs from NYC for it!
The Luca pasta is always so delicious.
The Fico starter is a must have.
BYOB!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a group of 18 to celebrate our sons’ college graduation on Sunday, May 19, 2019 and could not have been happier. Luca’s worked with us to create a special menu that met all our needs and the quality of food was outstanding. All our guests raved about the food. Vincenzo provided excellent service and was on top of all courses updating us throughout the event. We loved everything about the celebration and appreciate Luca’s for making it so memorable!!

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real gem! We loved it and will be going back soon. The food is so fresh and delicious. The portions are generous and our server was terrific!

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S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely amazing creative dishes beautifully presented. Large portions. We had 3 appetizers and 4 different mains and all were outstanding

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Spectacular food. Service was attentive at the beginning of the meal, but lapsed a bit at the end. Not really a problem, as my friend and I were having a great time catching up. Portions were sensible; filling but not excessive. Don't plan on leftovers; it's so good, you'll eat it all, hungry or not.

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EB
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is lovely with a rusty c Italian vibe. The staff were personable, attentive and food and the food was delicious. It’s a gem!

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GB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This has to be the most delicious Italian meal I've had in a long time and I go to a lot of restaurants the menu was so varied and one dish sounder better than another our server was excellent, don't recall his name but he was on top of everything didn't appreciate the closeness of the tables and some people tend to forget they're in a close environment and don't respect the diners around them. I have told so many friends and family of this restaurant and I have every intention of going back maybe until I try every item on the menu

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TL
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saturday was our first time at Luca's Ristorante and it definitely will not be our last. From the minute we walked into the establishment we were in love with the place! Great atmosphere, attentive and informative server, and the food was wonderful!

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