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Luceti's on 25th Avenue

403 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem (26)
  • Casual (17)
  • Good for Birthdays (15)
A taste of Tuscany and local treasure that is simply delicious. For over three decades, Luceti"s has served Italian cuisine created by world class chef and awarded San Franciscan, Roger Bertola. Founder of the legendary Doro's, Ruggero's and master chef of Fior and the Iron Horse. Mr. Bertola was also the personal chef to generals Eisenhower and Paton. Today, Luceti's owners carry on the same tradition and cuisine that was started by Dr. Ron Luceti in 1984. Luceti's is a great place for private parties and business meetings. Full menu is available at bar.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation

Lunch: M-Fr 11:30am-3:00pm Dining Room

Lunch: M-Fr 11:00am-4pm Bar/Dining

Dinner: M-Su 5:00pm-10:00pm Dining Room

Dinner: M-Su 4pm-10:00pm Bar/Dining
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Phone number
(650) 574-1256
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Private Room available for parties of 20 or more.
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Private party contact
Sandy Navarro: (650) 574-1256
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Catering available.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Front and rear of restaurant.
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Public transit
Walking distance to local bus and train service.
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We have live jazz music Thursday thru Sunday. 6:30pm-9:30pm. There will be no music on the second Thursday of every month.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 403 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4  based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Love it there, foods great. We had crab salads and calamari yummy

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

Foodie2 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Though the restaurant was extremely busy the food and service was excellent

Cymphony (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

We went for Valentines day which may have been our own fault. The food was good but
it was crowded, overbooked and loud. Absolutely nothing romantic about it. We were
seated close to the bar and my chair was hit by the wait staff, bar guests and the hostess trying
to seat people numerous times. They ran out of some of the dinner options, bread etc. Just
not a great experience for us.

DOJO (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed a very lovely fixed meal with champagne & wine. The portion was plentiful but had room for dessert. The service was very attentive even for a busy night. Would definitely go back.

vipHeiress (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

We had a lovely dinner with family. Our waitress was excellent and the food was delicious. It was a special evening and we will be back soon!

The one thing I would say is that I wish there were gluten and allergen free foods for me. I was very limited in my choices for dinner. Foods that do not include gluten, soy, corn and dairy would be great.

Northernitalians (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was excellent with the exception of the margarite pizza. Dough not good.
Waiter was friendly too.

vipRosanneF (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Great Italian food. Expensive but good. Love the old world atmosphere. Service is excellent.

JeffL (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This is a great neighborhood restaurant with authentic Italian food. It gets busy so I recommend reservations be made. The food is excellent and fairly priced. The serving sizes are excellent and the service is very good. They always have wild Salmon and I recommend it highly . The Pastas are all excellent . The bar is welcoming and definitely a neighborhood hangout. I’ve never had a bad meal here.

vipSnick (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Consistently good food and service. Warm atmosphere, friendly owners, but noise level is generally off the charts.

Ducky (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

It is to loud to talk with your table mates. Everyone has to talk loud to her heard; no fun. Sad as the food is good.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

rare italian family style restaurant in San Mateo

vipaccordnguy (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

This was the 3rd consecutive month we ate at Luceti's, although I've been eating there for over 20 years. The food was good, but it's the service that brings us back. If you really want authentic, ask for Titi. She is from Napoli and has an Italian accent. There's hardly any more "Italian" restaurants that has someone who speaks the language.

Terry (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Luceti's is no worse than #1 (no typo) on my personal list of favorite places to "enjoy" a meal. Yeah, the food is very good, all the staff are (IMHO) exceptionally friendly and seriously unpretentious (they're fun), it's convenient, the wait staff are genuinely friendly (again, if pretention is your thing you might not be so sanguine), etc. But, best of all is the character of your dining "companions" around the room and the welcoming ambiance they produce. If you live on your "device" you're gonna be pretty lonely. If you need silence to monitor the sound of your tongue and nose evaluating the body and bouquet of one of the very nice wines they have available you've probably come to the wrong place with the wrong expectations.

We (the wife and I) are not Italian but sure pretend to be when we dine there and see the joy with which the diners enjoy not only their meal but also the company of those with whom they're dining (and, occasionally the couple or fully "staffed" table nearby). Yup, Luceti's tends to be a bit on the loud side at dinner time but its the sound of people enjoying other people and occasionally having to speak up in order to do so. No matter what I felt like before coming in the front (or back...where greater parking is available) door, I always leave with a smile on my face and a fully satisfied tummy.

enadlf (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed our New Years Eve Dinner here with wonderful food and wine. Spoke to the new owners (Paul and Sandy) who were very nice and made you feel welcome. Would definitely come here again - as it's a wonderful neighborhood gem.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food fun and service! An old school Italian restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

All the staff was very friendly and was there to make sure we had everything we needed. Food was outstanding and pricing was within our budget.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Server that night wasn’t friendly

SandyM (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Our group was seated in small dining area so it was semi private. Table was beautifully set with red roses. Our meal was served promptly for such a big group and was delicious and plentiful. Owners were very gracious throughout.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

long wait for the food. my chicken was dry. other then that they did great making our moms bday special by allowing us to light a cake for her and present it to her that evening.