Luca's Ristorante of Somerset
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Waitstaff wear masks
toasted slices of focaccia, topped with mozzarella di bufala, cherry tomatoes, roasted red peppers, sundried tomatoes, capers, basil, garlic & evoo
potato dumplings with braised sirloin, caramelized shallots & parmigiano reggiano in a white wine beef reduction
breaded veal scaloppini layered with tomato sauce, topped with mozzarella, parmigiano reggiano & basil served with a side of penne & tomato sauce
Food and set was excellent. We had the filet special that was outstanding. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and we’re given complimentary dessert. Highly recommend Luca’s.
We were in town for a wedding and ate at Luca. The food was delicious and the staff was welcoming and friendly. We had a great meal!
Food was excellent, alcohol options are limited to NJ wines only, although you can bring your own bottle. This was the only negative for me. I should have read more about this and brought a bottle I loved the one we ordered was the Tuscan option and it was just ok. Again Fods was fabulous.
Friendly and accommodating staff with always delicious dishes!
Delicious, freshly prepared food. Always top notch.
Service was outstanding, our waiter, I believe his name is Karim, was quite frankly
the best food server I have encountered since the Covid-19 restrictions were relaxed. The best! And the main course, while excellent as always taste wise, was served cool, so that by the end of the meal it was very cool. This applies not only to my pasta dish but the veal parmigiana that my friend had as well (he commented on this at the end of the meal). Still all in all it was a very pleasant dinning experience and we will return.
The service was very good. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was pleasant.
This is BY FAR the best Italian restaurant in the area. It is the best European restaurant of any type in the area.
Service is friendly and efficient, food is impeccable.
I would say that it is impossible to disguise the fact that is is in a strip mall - but they do a great job trying with the decor. Tables are close together and a tight fit. You can hear what everyone else is saying - that might be the only drawback if you are trying to have a private meal.
This was my 2nd time there this year. The last time was about two months prior to today.
I was disappointed. While we (husband and I)went there for the fantastic food…the service was slow. They seemed to be understaffed. They had one waiter and one bus person for one side of the restaurant. Around us were complaining patrons saying, “we’ve been coming here for a really long time and it’s not the same”.
We were also shocked by the cost of one of their specials. $57 for a veal chop. Had we known the price before ordering it, we would have ordered something else off the menu.
There was also chatter about the whereabouts of the owners. Apparently the owner had opened up 5 pizzerias during the past year. Maybe they just aren’t present enough and that’s why service is slipping?
I don’t know if I’ll be back. There’s plenty of other great Italian restaurants around.
Sad…because this place had the chance of being our go-to Italian restaurants.
Loved the old school Italian ambiance this place had. Super clean, appetizer came out fairly Quick but was very good. Fresh bread, and probably one of the best expresso’s I ever had. Super friendly waiter who told me about the history of the place. I will be trying their pizza next time for sure!
I never write reviews. We found this menu online and traveled 45 minutes to try it and it was totally worth it! The pastas are amazing- between 2 of us we ordered 5 because we couldn’t decide. Fresh ingredients. Great atmosphere. Would recommend. Need reservation.
Due to Covid we still prefer to eat outdoors and did so here. We were the only diners out in the small patio area but Denise, our server, did a great job in serving us. She was there at all the right times and we never had a need to wonder when she would be back. The food was delicious. We shared the Fico appetizer and both had the Luca for our entree. Both were delicious. We will definitely be back.
Luca's is located in a small strip mall. You would normally drive right pass it--don"t!! The food is exceptional!!
Food was superb. Service was excellent. Highly recommend. We sat at an outside table.
OK...I wrote a review yesterday. Yes. True. Outside dining options WITH quality food are limited in this area. The restaurant we had planned on going to for lunch cancelled outside dining ...because of the forecast and the rain which has yet to arrive at 6:45pm. Anyway...I digress. A repeat of Luca's was more than acceptable. It was the opportunity to try the lunch entree's vs. more salads. :). We enjoyed the veal park and the veal saltimbocca. FABULOUS! Reasonable (healthy portions). The veal part was not smothered in cheese and read sauce. It was light and lovely. The saltimbocca.was also light. Both entrees were perfect. We were satisfied and not feeling overly stuffed as you tend to feel in most American Italian restaurants. And, Matt, our waiter (again!) was a delight. Reservations are already made to return in two weeks. Luaca's is definitely a new favorite! Worth the ride from Princeton Junction. The inside dining looks lovely. They serve Hopewell Valley Vineyards' wine...or you can bring your own. Noise level rating reflects eating outside. Today was the first time (my 3rd visit) the Rt 27 traffic bothered me.
Food was creative & delicious ! Service was great! Would def recommend & will be returning
This was our first time dining at Luca's. The menu was not your run of the mill Italian restaurant menu. The dishes were unique. The service was friendly, the food delicious and the ambience relaxing. We will be going back for sure.
We’ve been to Luca’s many times and have never been disappointed. Food and service have been consistently excellent.
Noisy and pricey food was good server was also good but $65 for an entree is New York prices
It was a great dining experience for our anniversary. I will definitely recommend this spot to others.
A great find for any occasion!
Their web page was deceptive. Not indicated: the place's small, tight size, that it was B.Y.O.B., and that it is in a strip mall. Service was polite, attentive and quick. Compliments for the unique "Ischia" food preparation. It was refreshingly tasty. Prices were $$$. Return ? ??
Some of the best Italian food I have ever had. The service was outstanding and I highly recommend!
We had a lovely lunch outside at Luca's. My friend is a longtime loyal guest. It was my first visit. Although our order was small, our server treated us like royalty. the complementary bread was warm and delicious. Our Farrow Salads were perfect. The menu has good variety for any occasion or time of day. The dinnerware and serve ware is just beautiful. Our only constructive thought is...a request for cushions for the outside seating! The chairs have good potential to be perfect with just the addition of a cushion. That said, clearly it didn't keep us from enjoying several hours enjoying the food and our friendship! We already booked our next lunch! We clearly found our new girlfriends lunch spot! Just a note..a Noise rating is required. Since we ate outside, this seating was not from an inside dining experience.
Beautiful and cozy place, excellent food and service!
Amazing food served by knowledgeable staff. We shared several appetizers at lunch and all great. Unusual to see fresh figs and they were great along with the buratta and eggplant. Also had the squid ink pasta and octopus everything was fresh and delicious
Always unbelievable at this place. Great service and GREAT food
Awesome food. The Pera salad and Eggplant Rollatini are the best, and I don't normally like eggplant. Tried the meatball appetizer for the first time and will definitely be ordering that again. My husband loves the Luca entree and always orders it.
Very lovely restaurant if you’re looking to take ur family tor a significant other our for an evening together. The lighting is a little dim which I like. They play Italian music and have a lot of decorations and pictures which makes you feel like you’re in Italy. Our server was amazing, very tentative and professional. The food and wine were so good. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our dinner. We will definitely be coming back. The only thing I didn’t like was how cold it was in the resultant. I don’t get cold easily so bring a light jacket just in case.
This was our first time here based on friends recommendation and we were not disappointed. The food was well prepared and the eclectic menu had some interesting takes on what could have been but weren’t mundane entrees. It is a byob but also offers some NJ vineyard selections.
Delicious food and great service. Worth the trip and cost!!
Consistently excellent food. We’ve been to Luca’s many times and it’s always good.
We love Luca’s- the food is consistently good, tastes homemade but with really special touches to impress. The service is always top notch and they make us feel special every time. Shout out to Layla who was great with giving us recommendations, although I’ve never had a bad dish at Luca’s so you can pretty much pick anything and be happy!
So glad we found this place. Good is amazing and although the outdoor dining is small, it’s very nice. We will definitely be back.
Great Food , Great Service. The waiter was fantastic...very personalble.
Perfect spot for a fresh lunch. Excellent farro salad and calamari. Small and quaint.
The experience was amazing as usual. I was here on a date and the setting was perfect. The staff was very attentive and the food was amazing. Always willing to come back to try more delicious food from this hole in the wall restaurant
This has become one of my favorite restaurants. The food was so delicious and the staff was great! Would recommend to anyone!
Excellent food and service, as always!
Noisy at tables nearby that may have been less problematic if tables were spaced more apart
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 4.6 stars by 702 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.