Went on a Saturday evening for a friends birthday. There were four of us, had reservations and were seated right away. It was noisy but expected because all the tables were filled and it was a Saturday night & lively ambiance. Waitress was very accommodating and made our evening very special. We all had a different selection and everyone enjoyed their meals. Scallops, shrimp fettuccine, fillet of sole and callimare , plus salads and garlic bread. Service was great.
The service crew were great! And they sure do work hard there.
Always a good place for a great meal. Very noisy but it’s Italian!! Italians are happy people and very expressive
My wife and I needed a night out and I had been to Luceti's once before with a friend. It turned out to be a perfect evening in the neighborhood. It was packed with lots of multi generational families and everyone seemed to be having a good time.
The food is not upscale trendy Italian. If, however, you are looking for a good old-fashioned Italian restaurant with very good food and a great feel, this is an excellent choice.
We had the following items:
6 Oysters on the half shell - very good and fresh with lots of horseradish
Minestrone soup - typical old style Italian - good
Caesar salad - split - we liked the extra anchovies.
Linguine Vongole - quite good with plenty of clams.
The staff was great from the hosts, wait staff and the bussers. We will go again.
Three of us had dinner at Luceti's and the meals was quite good. Our friend had Sole and we had scallops (although the breading didn't adhere to the scallops). The waiter gave us good service and we would definitely eat there again.
Food and ambience were great; however, service was slow. Our server took our orders then never showed up until we had to ask for the bill.
Fantastic food and service! Will definitely go back real soon:)
A classic, old-style Italian. A throwback that translates. Always reliable.
Great food and service. Always. Love the veal.
When I made reservations on OpenTable I did specify that this was a Birthday dinner celebration. The place was so packed and busy that I forgot to mention it to our server. I don't understand the point of specifying the special occasion if the restaurant is not going to honor the occasion. Otherwise, great food!
Our reservation was at 7pm, but did not get seated until 7:30pm.
And then we could not talk to each other because there was a table
of 5 that drank their dinner. the more they drank the louder they got.
The vegetables on our entrees were not cooked in fact mine were cold.
This was the first time in awhile that the place was jamming. Since they hired the server from Naples, I've been back more frequently. I'm Italian and the only time I have an opportunity to speak the language is when I goto Luceti's, since most of my family is either gone or live a long ways away. As busy as she was, she still managed to provide excellent service to us. If they ever let her go, I'll probably go back less frequently.
Excellent sole. Friendly service. Great value
Average food but large portions. Like eating in North Beach. Mostly older crowd. Seemed like a lot of regulars. Very noisy. Full bar
Love dining here. It's been one of my favorite places for years! Love the linguine and clams, oysters Rockefeller, and the medallions. Service is always wonderful.
Great service, food and good choice for family or romantic dinner. Will come again.
The food is always excellent and the staff is always very nice. Great neighbor restaurant.
Good Italian food at a reasonable price. We both had something from the seafood selection. Portions were large and both were cooked and seasoned perfectly. Good selection of wines at reasonable prices.
One of my favorite restaurants in San Mateo. Neighborhood Italian restaurant where the “locals” go. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced. Very active bar where the locals meet and greet. This particular visit was a Saturday night and was already packed by 6pm. The pasta dishes are very good and the fresh wild Salmon Piccata was outstanding. The service is always good no matter how busy it is. The place is very active so can be a bit noisy but it’s worth the visit.
We were very u happy with our waiter. He brought the wrong entree to one of our party, then exchanged it for,what he had ordered,and then charged us for,the mistake! We will return but will request another server
This is an old and old-fashioned Italian restaurant -- kind of a fun trip to my childhood. The food was good, portions are huge and my server was very nice. Also very reasonably priced. I wouldn't go out of my way tp eat there, but if I was in the area I might eat there again.
Asked for a quiet corner table
Got the one in the middle of the restaurant.
Hamburger arrived 10 minutes before our entree
We love Lucheti's and enjoy going there. The food is always good. My only complaint is the soup was lukewarm, and my main course was a just warm. It was early so they weren't busy. Although, neither of those would stop us from going back.
Wonderful legendary neighborhood gem!
Great. Kids and adults all enjoyed
Food was good very disappointed in bread pudding.
We really like this long time neighborhood standout. The food and service are excellent and it is always a dependably delicious meal. It is quite noisy and the bar is crowded, but the patrons are happy and we keep coming back.
Birthday with family
Everyone ate their favorite dish
We had a wonderful dinner here. There were 4 of us. I had the canelloni, my wife had sole, and our friends both had scallops. In addition I had the French onion soup and the table shared a plate of calamari. Everything was done to perfection.
My only complaint is that they will no longer allow separate checks, even for a table of 4 of us who wanted separate checks for my wife and I and a separate check for the other couple. This makes it VERY awkward and annoying. One of us had to get out a calculator and add up each of our shares of the bill as our friends had more expensive entrees and an expensive bottle of wine. Fortunately they would accept separate credit cards. They said it's too confusing for the kitchen to have separate checks. Well, they need a new ordering system them- be it using paper tickets stapled together or an improved computer ordering system. A breakfast restaurant nearby with relatively low prices has a system whereby all the orders go on one ticket but they are separated and subtotaled by each customer. If that restaurant can have it then Lucetti's should be able.
Great food and friendly service. It’s a neighborhood gem.
Great service with good comfort food. Will come back again.
Lucetti's is consistently good. Food, service, and energy in the restaurant is terrific.
One of my favorite restaurants. Friendly staff & service.
Always great. Lovely neighborhood gem!
Our group of five former high school girlfriends meets monthly, taking turns choosing the restaurant. Lately, every one has chosen Luceti’s! Food and service are great and location convenient.
This was my fifth visit in as many months, this time with a party of six. What is good about Lucite's is that as an Italian restaurant big groups don't phase them. I've recently dined there with twelve and they handled everything competently.
The food is good, the drinks reasonable, it's a good family place to dine.
My husband and I were there with a close friend who is acquainted with the personnel. we had great service from our wait lady. The food was delicious and plentiful. the wine was perfect. we sat at the bar for a drink before dinner, and enjoyed visiting with others at the bar---a warm and friendly place!
Love it there, foods great. We had crab salads and calamari yummy
I went on Valentine's Day. It was crowded but the people
at Luceti's handled it well. They moved some tables around
to take away the closed-in feeling.
I had the price-fixed menu that included everything.
The only thing that was not great was their selection of
the wine - not a great selection. For my main dish- I had Leg of Lamb - it was outstanding.
I would go back just for the Leg of Lamb
Though the restaurant was extremely busy the food and service was excellent