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Luce Restaurant & Enoteca

723 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Pre/post Theatre (18)
  • Neighborhood Gem (14)
  • Casual (9)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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
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Phone number
(212) 724-1400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Conti, Alfredo
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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.
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Private party contact
Tony Mila: (212) 724-1400
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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.
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Cross street
Between 68th & 69th
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Public transit
Very convenient by subway. Train number: 1,2,3,A,C, and D.
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
What 723 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.0  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Peterr14 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

Really uninspired food, dirty silverware, and ridiculous Italian pop music. Never again.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago


OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

As always superb food, excellent service in a delightful setting. A charming place for a pre or post theatre meal.

amyemily56 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

LUCE is a good restaurant close to the subway stops and our apartment. The food is always consistently good and the ambiance is okay. It's fun to go to a restaurant where the movie Music & Lyrics was filmed at!

vipKathleenA (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Had another enjoyable meal at one of our favorite local restaurants. Fish is always fresh and nicely prepared. Their salads are enough to share. It is moderately priced for a white table clothed UWS Italian. enjoy!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was fantastic as was most of our experience. My only disappointment was that we were 8 minutes late for our reservation and our table was given away! We waited an additional 20 minutes to be seated.

vipAlice (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

A really comfortable attractive restaurant with reliably good food and service.

vipGreatCritic (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Enjoyed dining here! Ambiance was very nice, food was quite good and staff was very accommodating. We came here before going to a movie and we weren’t rushed at all. Thanks

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Had grilled salmon...very nicely prepared and presented. Reasonable pricing and for NYC more than reasonable value/quality/portion size. The vegetables were bland at best. They got us in and out very quickly because unfortunately we we had a show to be at.
I would definitely return.

tomale (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We were running behind schedule and had a 7:30 show at Lincoln Center. The extremely friendly and helpful staff had us on and out in 45 minutes without once feeling rushed, with appetizers and wine. The veal scallopine over porcini mushrooms was perfectly done, as was the fettucine with smoked salmon. A very pleasant experience, we will go back next time with more time to stay and enjoy the neighborhood atmosphere.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Nice restaurant , but I got there at 10:00 and they were rushing me even before I finish eat, but the food is good , the price are acceptable and the ambient really nice

vipBigdaddy (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Nice place--quiet, good food, service. Tasty pastas especially and reasonably priced.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Fair service, great food.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

vipbac528 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

vipSteveC23 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Good Italian food in close proximity to Lincoln Center

vipmarshallg (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

Szschneider (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Service was confused and delayed. Either we got offered two side dishes of the same kind or not brought at all until we asked several times. Too many waiter served the table.

koby (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

we have frequented this restaurant a few times, but this time the noise level was HIGH and the quality of the food was not as tasty as the last few times. disappointed