SO SAD LUCCA IS CLOSING :( REALLY ENJOY THIS RESTAURANT AND THEIR COMMITMENT TO QUALITY FOOD AND SERVICE. VERY POPULAR WITH MY FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES - VERY SAD. CAN NO LONGER RECOMMEND BECAUSE IT WONT BE THERE.
My girlfriend and I enjoyed brunch on Sunday after church. The restaurant was not very crowded and the offerings varied from a traditional breakfast to brunch options and to traditional lunch options.
The menu was a little confusing but we managed to sift through it and make some substitutions and arrive at a very satisfying meal. It is definitely a good option for Saturday or Sunday brunch.
Lucca's has been consistantly good for breakfast, lunch and dinner since their opening. It is a somewhat hidden gem in South Orange County, but worth the effort to find.
Frankly and surprisingly disappointed in lunch today. Menu was very limited. We eat had both gluten free and dairy free needs for a guest. Only soup available had gluten so no soup. Pretty much salads were it that fit, and we love salads. When my guest asked if she could omit cheese and just add some garbanzo beans as in another salad, they wanted to charge extra! We replied cheese is more expensive than beans. Please send the manager over if you are going to charge more. They then said fine. My salad had hardly any roasted butternut squash and an overload of dried cranberries and too much cheese, which i eat little of. Overall disappointing. We also asked for a quiet non busy corner so we could talk, and were seated in a great spot. They then sat a noisy group of 5 next to us. We paid the check and finished outside on the patio. Don't plan on going back. Ate there in the past with better overall satisfaction and food, but not what it used to be.
Amazing food and service. You feel good after eating here, the food is so clean, no oil or fat. It's like eating at Grandmas, the food is delicious and healthy!
We have eaten here many times and this was the first time that service was either slow
or just plain awful.
Had to leave table to hunt for waiter...glasses never re-filled, orders and food came very
slowly. Meals delivered five minutes apart...etc...
Bad night at Lucca's.
This is not the norm but made for a less than enjoyable time...and we were entertaining
It was NY eve. 6:30pm. Server was surly from the beginning. I asked to taste the Bolognese sauce and was told that "everything is prepared to order so I'm not sure that is possible". Bolognese is not prepared when ordered - it is pre-made. I was provided with a taste and it was good so I ordered a plate of spaghetti and the ragu. Together - very ordinary. No offer of cheese to top the meal. Asked for water once - never came. Not crowded, so I am unsure why server was so slow to react. Perhaps she desired to have the evening off. Note - the cabinets in the entryway house ceramics and wines. The tops of the glass cabinet - about 15 feet long - I do not beliee has been dusted or cleaned for years. We sat on the other side of this cabinet and my view was directly looking at the down lights over each cabinet's dirty glass. Unappealing for a diner. Place needs help. I would call this a "fake" Italian restaurant.
Cinnebuns were great. Service was on the slow side though
Everything was great except..... Provide cushions for chairs. The center of the seats are lower than the metal frame, cutting off circulation to my legs.
I have been here a couple of times before so decided to organize a lunch for co-workers. Unfortunately it was just too noisy and we were seated on the patio so it was difficult to converse. Was very busy and had trouble getting waiter's attention although he was trying as hard as he could. Food was great, just wish the overall experience was a bit more organized.