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
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.
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.
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.
The food was excellent with the exception of the margarite pizza. Dough not good.
Waiter was friendly too.
Great Italian food. Expensive but good. Love the old world atmosphere. Service is excellent.
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.
Consistently good food and service. Warm atmosphere, friendly owners, but noise level is generally off the charts.
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.
rare italian family style restaurant in San Mateo
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.
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.
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.
Great food fun and service! An old school Italian restaurant.
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.
Server that night wasn’t friendly
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.
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.