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Luca's Ristorante of Somerset, Somerset, NJ

Luca's Ristorante of Somerset

4.6
4.6
793 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 297-7676

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andrea Di Meglio

  • Catering

    For catering please refer to our website, www.lucasristorante.com and contact within for your orders.

  • Private party facilities

    For private events please refer to our website, www.lucasristorante.com for our event packages and contact within for booking

  • Neighborhood

    New Brunswick

  • Cross street

    Between New Brunswick and Princeton, Cozzens and Finnegans Ln

  • Parking details

    Additional parking in rear

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Private Room, Takeout

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What 793 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. AS

    AyeshaS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was just okay. It was edible but not delicious.
  2. s

    sharbelo

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always top notch.
  3. K

    Kristina

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Luca’s with a family group of 10 for lunch. Service was top-notch and they were accommodating to special food requests. The food was delicious. Highly recommend the grilled octopus and calamari appetizers.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my best friend’s birthday and we enjoyed the best calamari we ever ate. Our entrees were delicious. Mia was a wonderful server. Cooks were pleasant. Thank you from gals from Virginia and see you again. Oh yes the crème brûlée was fantastic!
  5. DL

    DarrenL

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made a same day lunch reservation for 10 people. Arrived 30 minutes early. The staff already had our table ready. Service was great. Apps and entrees were perfectly spaced. Everything was fresh and piping hot. Excellent experience for all.
  6. RD

    ReneeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, wonderful service, and lovely atmosphere!
  7. JH

    JohnH

    New York Area

    181 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Simply marvelous. Everything is made in-house , very fresh, generous, and delicious. Wine-poached pear salad was noteworthy, Caesar salad adventurous with chopped egg and nicely dressed. Veal Saltimbocca was wot but enough for two people. 52 layer lasagna was innovative and delicious, with a great beefy flavor. BYOB as the available wines were limited. Don’t miss dessert. Made there. Our server was attentive without being annoying. We will absolutely return.
  8. PA

    PatrickA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    Honestly was expecting a whole lot more based on the glowing reviews. Food was terrible and expensive.
  9. WE

    WilliamE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I took two customers here for dinner. Don't be fooled by the strip mall setting. The food here is fantastic and also quite unique. It's also BTOB/W so you can save a considerable amount of money as well as not be limited to a wine list. I eat all over the US, and this is one of my favorite places.
  10. BC

    BobC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food is always exceptional and unique. Servers are pleasant and knowledgeable . Expensive but great value A true hidden gem !
  11. MA

    MikeA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food ambience and service. Also BYO wine adds to the to less cost
  12. GL

    GaryLynn

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve dined here many times. The food was outstanding as was the service. Our server was very friendly and just attentive enough to be helpful but not intrusive. We had five different dishes and each one was fresh and delicious. Definitely recommend to others!!
  13. I

    Imfedup

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent on all counts!
  14. N

    Noelle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Too high priced for regular dining, but acceptable for special occasions. Add more vegetarian options to the menu.
  15. MH

    MarvinH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place!!!
  16. J

    Jake

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best in the area, they'll always take care of you.
  17. PP

    PaulP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Neopolitan Luca's Ristorante is welcome variation from traditional Italian cuisine and they do it incredibly well. Lamb Shank fell off the bone and everyone was delighted with their meals. Servvice was great, too!
  18. JS

    JudyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful lunch - split a salad and entree - and both were excellent and still plenty to eat. We have already recommended it to friends who live in the area and had not been there.
  19. NJ

    NJDiner

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent….not your standard fare
  20. TM

    ToriM

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Italian restaurants I’ve ever been to. A must try!!!!
  21. RL

    RobertL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our Server Sarah was absolutely fantastic. She was informed and professional every step of the way. It was our first time at Luca’s but it won’t be our last . The flavors and choices were great and perfectly cooked.
  22. FY

    FrankY

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, the food was great. Our server Sarah was very personable and attentive. Overall we had a very nice experience.
  23. CD

    ChristopherD

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great meal as always and there’s a noticeable increase in the service level. Not that we’ve ever had truly bad service but this was a great experience
  24. b

    billr

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent Veal w/shrimp scampi. Dessert called Bosco fruit in pastry skillet was also excellent.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    We had a reservation but still waited almost 20 minutes. Tight seating but good was goods
  26. D

    Debbie

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I shared the farro salad, and, as usual, it was excellent. I especially love the inclusion of pistachios. For our entrees, I had the pappardelle, and my husband had the veal parmigiana. Both were excellent. Our plates were empty. Our server was polite, and attentive.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is always amazing.
  28. KP

    KPark

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant for Mother’s Day or any occasion! Thanks again for great Italian food.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. I am so happy i chose to have my birthday dinner here. This is my second time eating at this restaurant and i definitely will come back again soon .
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful food with very affordable price. Pizza was the best pizza i have ever had!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    While a bit pricey, the food, service and ambiance were wonderful.
  33. NY

    NYJo

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lucas is such a lovely restaurant, and the menu and atmosphere a bit different from the usual Italian . Our waitress, Denise, was a pleasure to deal with. Figs with prosciutto were mouthwatering, and the meatballs were sweet, moist and well covered with provolone. Clams and muscles were fresh and in a divine red sauce, Veal parmigiana was tender, and the meat stew was so tasty and plentiful; we had to take some home. Finished with one of the creamiest vanilla gelatos ever!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food is really good with high quality ingredients, regardless, it seems a bit overpriced. This is perhaps because It is a small family owned business. I don’t mind supporting that at the end of the day. The ambiance is nice and the service is good, but you would think for the price it would be breathtaking and impeccable. Would definitely return, but not as often as I would like. Unfortunately, I feel there are better overall experiences at that price point.
  35. H

    Hank3333

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luca’s never disappoints! Extensive menu selection, daily specials and food presentation and the service are outstanding. Our server Brandon is always most attentive and kind. Brandon took care of me on previous occasions with consistently high hospitality standards but everyone else is also very friendly and accommodating. Lucas has great ambiance showcasing Ischia wall art, beautiful ceramic pottery and rustic dining furniture. There is ample parking outside. Lucas is BYOB adding to the value. Liquor store is conveniently located two stores down the strip. Lucas is a true gem!
  36. B

    Bobdito

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    You will have a hard time finding another Italian restaurant that can match Luca's menu offerings. The dishes you will find here are beyond the ordinary. The "Fico" appetizer (figs wrapped in prosciutto) and the fried calamari hit the mark. The entrees that followed, squid ink pasta with seafood (Polypus) and the cavatelli with chicken (Valentino), did the same. The only downside to this spot is that the tables for two are a bit cramped but this is soon forgotten when the food arrives. Can't wait to return to try another menu surprise.
  37. B

    Brunswickguy

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Make sure to make reservations days before if you are planning Friday or Saturday dinner. The capesante and the pappardelle are my favorites. Homemade pasta is great and the bruschetta a nice beginning to a meal.
  38. FY

    FrankY

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We have been to Lucas many times and the service and the food is always VERY GOOD. This time was no exception. Everything met our expectations and it was an enjoyable dining experience.
  39. JT

    JulieT

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t believe we had not been here after living close by for so many years. Everything was AMAZING! Will def be back!!
  40. BM

    BarbaraM

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, was not disappointed. Prices have gone up a bit like everywhere else.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

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 4.6 stars by 793 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Luca's Ristorante of Somerset

2019 State Highway 27 Somerset, NJ 08873

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between New Brunswick and Princeton, Cozzens and Finnegans Ln

  • Neighborhood

    New Brunswick

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Additional parking in rear

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrea Di Meglio

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Private Room, Takeout

  • Phone number

    (732) 297-7676

  • Catering

    For catering please refer to our website, www.lucasristorante.com and contact within for your orders.

  • Private party facilities

    For private events please refer to our website, www.lucasristorante.com for our event packages and contact within for booking

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