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About Luceti's on 25th Avenue
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.
San Mateo, CA 94403
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
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We have live jazz music Thursday thru Sunday. 6:30pm-9:30pm. There will be no music on the second Thursday of every month.
Front and rear of restaurant.
Walking distance to local bus and train service.
Private Party Facilities:
Private Room available for parties of 20 or more.
Private Party Contact:
Sandy Navarro: (650) 574-1256
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
Luceti's on 25th Avenue Ratings and Reviews
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scallops were terrific as usual. The French onion soup was so lacking flavor which probably confirmed the lack of onions. Thin watery soup. Used to be very good. Will return for scallops meunière but no more onion soup. Would have ordered another scotch but never saw the waitress again.
The only reason I rate the value as poor is because the food was subpar. Granted, it was Thanksgiving and they don't serve turkey year round, but it could have been tastier (especially for $40 . Also, $8 dollars for a rather slim piece of pumpkin pie is just absurd. Service could not have been better though. Will try this again and get Italian food next time.
I eat a Lucetti’s very frequently and enjoy meeting with friends for a wonderful meal. Last Saturday night I enjoyed my dinner very much. The only problem was the service. We were seated nearly one half hour after our reservation time. The dinner service was unusually slow because they were over booked to a very large crowd. The dinner was excellent but service was unusually slow.
Was able to book a last-minute table for 10, and the family dining experience was memorable. The entire party ate gnocchi in pesto sauce for appetizer, also the cioppino as an appetizer with ten bowls so that each person around the table could partake. The atmosphere was fun and convivial, and the service contributed to everyone having a good time. Paired all of the meals with a California sangiovese, it was acceptable but would have preferred an Italian alternative that, regrettably, was not offered.
I shall return.
The acoustics leaves a lot to be desired especially for us Seniors whose hearing is a bit challenged.
No doubt that the atmosphere is very energetic...
We loved our dishes. My husband said it was the best calamari he has had for a long time. I had the Veal Scallopini and the sauce, while rich, was very tasty.
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