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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

Luce Restaurant & Enoteca Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (18)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Good for a Date (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines

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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·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!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·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

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

If you want people to respond to your requests for reviews, you shouldn't require commentary with a minimum of characters.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fair service, great food.

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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good Italian food in close proximity to Lincoln Center

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (New York Area)·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

Tags: Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food was better than average and the service was okay, not great but not terrible either.

We would go back but not on a regular basis.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Of all the marginal restaurants on the UWS, this is by far the worst. All of the ratings offered here ought to have included a "no stars" option, since the least option was too good for this place. Just awful, unfortunately.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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 .

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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Warm European atmosphere with delicious food from an original menu.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good service, very good food , good value all right in the neighborhood. Luce fills a quality restaurant segment very well.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·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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vip
 (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 8, 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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 (New York Area)·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 14, 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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