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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.

2014 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Between 68th & 69th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 724-1400

Website:
http://www.lucenyc.com/

Catering:
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.

Public Transit:
Very convenient by subway. Train number: 1,2,3,A,C, and D.

Executive Chef:
Conti, Alfredo

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

Additional:
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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Join us this Thanksgiving for the traditional turkey meal, daily specials and our regular menu. Happy Thanksgiving!

Luce Restaurant & Enoteca Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

3.7

ambience

3.8

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (12)
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Comfort Food (8)
Good for a Date (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Business Meals (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Fun (1)
Scenic View (1)
Healthy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

A neighborhood staple with consistently good food. The specials are always good and often surprising. And you can hear each other.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Roberto, the Maitre’D was very nice and accommodating. He took care of us very well. Service and food were delicious. House wine; perfect.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Very nice place. The pastas and fish are especially good. Nice sauteed mushrooms too. The service is great. Quiet and unhurried which is nice too. Outdoor space during good weather.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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 .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Luce is a good neighborhood restaurant. The food is good but there’s nothing about this restaurant that’s special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

A favorite Lincoln Center area spot. Cordial, lots of Italian choices besides pasta (which is also delicious). Good value and always has reservation ready.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We enjoyed Luce this evening .
We were greeted by the New MAITRE’ D ,Roberto ,whose
Welcome and interest in seating us at a preferred table
Set the tone for a lovely dinner.
Our waiter was very friendly and service was excellent.
We will return!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very welcoming, appreciative that we calls that we would be 15 minutes late, attentive service,
professional wait staff, good Italian food, good location to get to Lincoln Center

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food is excellent, reasonable prices and well located near Lincoln Center--near, but not too near as to be overbooked.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

standard but quality white tablecloth Italian, not too expensive

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Good food, efficient service, nice menu and well located near Lincoln Center. What more could we want? Keep it a secret!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

disinterested service. kept clearing dishes, including bread when we weren't ready and when it repeatedly disturbed us

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Luce is our "go to" restaurant for a good, quick meal before attending Lincoln Center. Conveniently located, but out of the crowds closer to LC. Don't tell anyone!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Nice restaurant with friendly staff. Unfortunately the grilled swordfish I ordered tasted strange and I had to send it back as I didn't want to take any chances. The waiter was nice enough to remove it from the bill and offered me another option.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

On a slow night, the service was very poor as most of the waiters had ongoing conversations amogst themselves while ignoring their tables. Fortunately, uthe food wast great, especially the duck ragu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Kind of middle-of-the-road but too expensive for that category.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Food & service were excellent, with an outside table & a nice bottle of wine, the night was magical.
Both the black ink pasta seafood special &'the duck ragu were great dishes, worth coming back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Good, reliable choice for brunch before a Lincoln Center performance. We had excellent service and very nice brunch fare, reasonably priced. Not brilliant or innovative , but reliable and completely satisfying.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Warm and cozy neighborhood spot for a casual lunch or dinner with friends. Food is not outstanding, but is perfectly acceptable , and is modestly priced.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

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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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Menu was different in terms of pricing in the restaurant compared to what we saw on the Open Table app. That said, we were very happy with the food and the service was good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This restaurant is mediocre from the stale, tasteless bread on. Black pasta on my seafood dish and my friends pasta bolognese were overcooked. Seafood was overcooked. I would not recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food is Dependably mediocre. Nice atmosphere, good for conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Fine neighborhood italian. The food is good, but not special. I would not go here for a special occasion, but I would not refuse an invitation from a friend.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

It was 85 degrees outside and all the doors were open. Although it was comfortable inside once you acclimated to the mix of temperatures. Service was slower than usual.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

I have eaten here before and liked it but this time it was very disappointing.
They stopped serving GF pasta. The recommended wine by the glass had soured.
The clams in the special pasta were sandy, and the staff did not get the difference between gnocci and ravioli.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The BEST food I've even eaten, honestly. It was amazing. I can't even explain it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I have become a regular at Luce and dine there frequently with one or two friends. We like the menu choices, the preparation and the presentation. In general, the service is prompt, efficient and friendly. We always request a table inside but near the open doors, especially in this hot weather. Last Saturday, however, we had to virtually beg for one of those tables, although three were empty, because we were told that our reservation was for only two people and those tables were reserved for parties of four. Through some magic (or perhaps our obvious disappointment), a table for two near the open doors was found. But it was a off night for Luce; even the branzino, usually superb, was badly prepared. Maybe we should avoid Luce on Saturday nights.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We live in the neighborhood, but had never tried Luce before because we had heard it was not that good. However, we decided to see for ourselves because it has a nice outdoor area. We were really disappointed. The service, despite it being a slow night, was awful. The waiter poured water all over the table as we arrived. The man who picks up the plates tried to see if i was finished but I was in a deep discussion with my friend. When I did not immediately answer, he waved his hands in front of my face--like "wake up lady--I don't have all day". It was so rude.
The food was not redeeming. The homemade pasta was good, but the olives in the duck ragout overwhelmed the flavor. The mozzarella and tomato salad had ice cold cheese and under ripe tomatoes. The other items were similarly mediocre.
I will not be returning. There are far too many good restaurants in the neighborhood.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food is always delicious. The service I great. Always a wonderful experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Luce has become a neighborhood favorite for my friends and me. It is always friendly and courteous and the food is reliably better than average. The menu offers a reasonable assortment of dishes. The vegetables are always cooked just right. Now if only they could do something about the noise level (acoustic tiles?)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Mediocre at best. Place needs a facelift to say the least. Food was just OK. No reason to go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Luce has become our neighborhood restaurant of choice. We can rely on its generous menu selections, well-prepared food, good wine selection and friendly, generally efficient service. It does get noisy.

Tags: Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

A great gem of a resturant on the UWS that should not be passed up

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food was terrific with good sized portions. The spacing in between courses was perfect. We didn't feel rushed. I would definitely recommend Luce to all my friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We love everything about Luce!!
We enjoy dining there when we are in NYC
The food and service are wonderful!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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