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Luceti's on 25th Avenue

4.3
433 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
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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Cuisines
Italian
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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
Catering available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Flores
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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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Entertainment
We have live jazz music Thursday thru Sunday. 6:30pm-9:30pm. There will be no music on the second Thursday of every month.
Additional
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 433 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

A classic, old-style Italian. A throwback that translates. Always reliable.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service. Always. Love the veal.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

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!

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

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.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

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.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent sole. Friendly service. Great value

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Average food but large portions. Like eating in North Beach. Mostly older crowd. Seemed like a lot of regulars. Very noisy. Full bar

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Great service, food and good choice for family or romantic dinner. Will come again.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food is always excellent and the staff is always very nice. Great neighbor restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Asked for a quiet corner table
Got the one in the middle of the restaurant.
Hamburger arrived 10 minutes before our entree

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wonderful legendary neighborhood gem!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great. Kids and adults all enjoyed

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Food was good very disappointed in bread pudding.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Birthday with family
Everyone ate their favorite dish

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great food and friendly service. It’s a neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great service with good comfort food. Will come back again.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Lucetti's is consistently good. Food, service, and energy in the restaurant is terrific.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants. Friendly staff & service.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Always great. Lovely neighborhood gem!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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