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About Luce Restaurant & Enoteca
LUCE is a popular Italian restaurant located on the Manhattan's Upper West Side in the vicinity of Lincoln Center. Its creative menu, attractive location & experienced team offer an inviting fare right here in NYC. You will find LUCE to be warm, friendly & engaging experience that you'll be tempted to repeat. All together a wonderful dining experience at surprisingly reasonable prices.
LUCE's proximity to Lincoln Center makes this a perfect spot for pre and post theater dining. Our terazzo on Broadway is a must try place for lunch, dinner or our popular weekend brunch.
New York, NY 10023
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Between 68th & 69th
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We have been catering for private events for quiet some time with special focus on the Manhattan area. Our locations include Luce Restaurant on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and our other two sister restaurants on the East Side of Manhattan.
Very convenient by subway. Train number: 1,2,3,A,C, and D.
Private Party Facilities:
We have a great room with high celing for private events and are very knowledgeable with these events due to our two decade event experience in Manhattan.
Private Party Contact:
Tony Mila: (212) 724-1400
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Luce Restaurant & Enoteca Ratings and Reviews
Wonderful meal near Lincoln Center. We found the waiter to be quite charming — a nice blend of professionalism and friendliness.
Two of us started with appetizers — the asparagus wrapped in prosciutto with peppers and drizzled with balsamic vinegar was fresh and light with just the right amount of saltiness. A modification of the mussels on the menu, as the person ordering doesn’t eat tomatoes, was perfect.
Main courses ordered were the shrimp and pasta dish, chicken in tomato sauce with pasta, ravioli with mushroom sauce (that was my dish — delicate ravioli in a creamy sauce) and two specials of the night — osso bucco and a pasta dish with vegetables and filet mignon.
Even though we have some picky eaters in our group, everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. This is definitely a restaurant we’d return to.
Ate here before the opera Saturday night. Was our first time here and we definitely intend to return. The three of us enjoyed everything we ordered. Pastas were excellent and the chicken Luce was delicious! Tiramisu was excellent. Very nice wine list as well. Look forward to eating there again.
The ambiance is poor because of the lighting. Check out your neighboring Italian restaurants: Fiorello’s, Pomodoro, Pappardella. They are much more upbeat. The bread was stale. Had to ask for butter four times. I was given a fork that was totally dirty. Waiter was inattentive. Food was very good; total experience poor.
Luce- Too rushed - over booked .
From a past fine ,relaxed dining experience to overbearing waiters and a lack luster manager. We felt rushed .
Waiters repeatedly came over to interrupt our dessert time. Another couple next to us responded by telling the waiter to wait until her dessert was completed and told him she will wave him over when done.
We liked a pasta meal, but will try another restaurant next time .
Everything was consistently delicious, from the sun dried tomato spread that came with the delicious bread, to each and every dish we ordered off the menu. It was homey Italian food with a special twist and extra flair. I would definitely go back! We all enjoyed it very much.
The good was very good ; the only criticism - the bread (usually a good indicator of what to expect from the rest of the meal ) was just passable. In this case, however, the rest of the meal was delicious . The maitre'd was extremely accommodating ( even charged my cell phone in the back office ) . Overall a very pleasant experience .
Food is okay but definitely nothing special. Sorta a good place to go if you are on the UWS and some of the better Italian places are filled. Otherwise, head to Coppola's West or Pomodoro if you prefer good Italian food. Also, avoid the chicken Lucce - it is extremely spicy - the menu says "sweet and spicy". Don't believe it - one of the spicier dishes I have ever eaten. The restaurant was nice enough to take it back and give me something alternate. The service was VERY nice but VERY slow - long periods of time passed with no one asking how we were doing. Was kinda annoying to have to wait so long for someone to help. So, overall, if you need a place to eat and some of the better places around are full, you won't have a bad time but the food wasn't especially good either. My date's mussels were good, she said. Oh, the tartufo was good too - but then again, everyone's is.
Always a great experience at Luce. The food is delicious! I've never had a bad meal. I especially love the almond crusted red snapper. The mushroom appetizer is to die for. I also really enjoy their ricotta cheesecake. It's light and very delicious. I dine there often and would recommend it to anyone.
Luce is a delightful return to enjoyable dining. The room is large, well lit, and comfortable; tables are placed so that conversations can be held at your table without hearing those at other tables.
Our dinner order was taken promptly after the waiter explained the specials and menu and served in a leisurely manner.
My friends and I enjoyed our dinners and will return again.
Bravo to the entire staff!
Nice restaurant near the movie theatre on 68/Broadway. The risotto with mushrooms was very good as well the veal with asparagus. A half bottle of Chianti for $20 was a good value rather than purchasing 2 glasses of wine. Open front area and seating outdoors was pleasant. The server was very good in checking with the chef to make it a Gluten Free entrée on the veal.
Had lunch with four people - soups (minestrone and broccoli ) were awful. Salads were inedible - sopping and soggy with bad dressing. Earlier that week we had dinner and had a wonderful veal dish with tomatoes and asparagus , but soup and salads are terrible
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