About Luciano's - Sugarloaf

Luciano’s Ristorante Italiano is a venerable institution that proudly serves family-style creations inspired by the rich traditions of Naples, the regions of Emilia-Romagna and Northern Italy.



Warm, rustic interiors that celebrate an open and inviting ambiance with modern details give life to this new concept that introduces the newest flavors of the Mediterranean alongside traditional favorites such as fresh Made Pastas, home-sliced Carpaccio, innovative baked flatbreads and Luciano’s signature brick-oven Neapolitan Pizza.



Inspired entrees pair formidably alongside a handsome wine bar featuring select and exclusive Wines from around the World.



Join us for lunch and dinner daily and Sunday Brunch, featuring Italian creations that are not to be missed! Catering is available anywhere or for private luncheons and events in our restaurant. Buon appetito.

6555 Sugarloaf Parkway Suite 309
Duluth, GA 30097
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Satellite Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(770) 255-1727

Website:
http://www.lucianositaly.com/

Entertainment:
Luciano's Sugarloaf proudly presents Live music every Thursday and Friday night begining at 7:30pm.

Catering:
Please contact Polo Castro at 404-924-0729 or pcastro@lucianositaly.com

Executive Chef:
John Soilis

Private Party Facilities:
Please inquire about Parties which we can accommodate in our semi-private room up to 30 guests

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We welcome your personal and business events in our semi-private spaces.

Luciano's - Sugarloaf Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (30)
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Good for Birthdays (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Romantic (23)
Business Meals (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Live Music (20)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Authentic (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Casual (15)
Cozy (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Fun (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Seasonal (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
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Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Great place for food and ambiance.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Was disappointed when leaving to see that the health score was only a 79. Would not have eaten there if I had seen that up front. The food was just ok and overpriced for what we had. $11 for a caprese salad with underripe tomatoes and 2 pieces of mozzarella seems a bit extreme. My pasta was undercooked, not even al dente. This was our 3rd visit to Luciano's and I do not think that we will return.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Our waitress, Kiki, was wonderful. Very accommodating and sweet. We really enjoyed our evening!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

It was the first restaurant we dined in upon arrival to Duluth and the food--meal and dessert--were wonderful!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding! Authentic Italian food. If you have ever visited New York or New Jersey or even lived there, you know real Italian cuisine. This place has been transported from NY/NJ to Duluth GA. Come to find out from our server, the head chef is from New Jersey. They even get the bread delivered from NJ (amazing bread served with marinara). Food was amazing and the price was good for how much you get. Service is professional and attentive. Will visit again very soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Have eaten here often but have been disappointed in the quality of the food on the last two occasions. Not sure I will go back any time soon.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great service. The restaurant was packed at 7:15 pm on a Tuesday evening thus I was sure glad that I had reservations. Waitress and team were excellent. Only negative is that we were not finished with our appetizer of calamari when our entrees came. House Pinot Grigio was cold and Excellent. Cakarnari was food but needed more seasonings and was not quite as tender as they should be. The Veal Marsala was superb with the veal tender and the sauce was superb. We did not have dessert or a salad. $110 for two.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Chicken Marsala very good but chickenParm was so-so. Breading was thicker than meat. Good taste but tough. Beautiful dining room, great friendly service. Will go again

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was terrible. Had to find manager to get served. Even after all the apologies, service was still atrocious. Food was good.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

As always fantastic food served by the most wonderful people.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Casual, Hot Spot, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fantastic service and terrific meal on New Year's Eve for our party of 7!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Such food in the suburbs -- what a delight! Truly great food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed our evening but nothing special. We were stuck in the corner and dinner was fine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had an amazing first time experience. I reside in the Duluth area. My boyfriend was here visiting for the New Year. His favorite food is Italian. We will definitely be back!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great birthday brunch. Both lunch and brunch menus were being served which allowed for a lot of choices. Fresh authentic Italian food with professional service.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Bland sauce on gnocchi. Food ok but not worth the price. Service was good, wait staff very friendly & helpful without being pushy.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

My fav in Gwinnett always excellent service and consistent quality in food

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were disappointed as this is a good restaurant. This was Christmas eve and they were overwhelmed. We both had seafood and it was overcooked. The Chilean sea bass was probably not sea bass. Otherwise it was good.

Tags: Quick Bite, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very nice place, and the food is good!!! I really recommend this place to any ocassion

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Healthy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great Christmas eve; proposed to my girlfriend and the restaurant accommodated me. Waitress was super helpful and greeted us with a warm smile the moment we walked in. Lastly to my pleasant surprise the meal was complimentary ☺ . That was completely unexpected and a wonderful gesture by the staff of the restaurant. Food was delicious and I recommend this place for its nice ambiance and quiet/private dining.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went there for Christmas Eve brunch. They didn't seem to have the brunch menu sorted out and the staff seemed a bit disorganized and overwhelmed even though there were only 3-4 tables filled when we arrived at 12:15 pm. Maybe it was a late night the evening before or they were spending all their resources prepping for later in the day. The brunch items were just OK, not the special meal we we're hoping for.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Long wait time for initial drinks and then both my wine and water were empty for 20 minutes. I observed my server service the table next to me no less than 10 times yet never even looked in our direction. They tried to make up for this with free drinks and desert which was nice but a sincere apology and a visit from the manager would have gone a long way especially when we were finally served dinner we discovered one of our meals was forgotten and the other three were left in warmers too long and even then the 4th dinner came out several minutes later.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This was the first time we've been here, but it won't be the last. The service was attentive without being pushy. It was a very busy night, too. Attention to detail and customer service was excellent as one of the people in our party left a gift at the table. The restaurant called to notify us, so we could return to pick it up. The food and wine choices were superb. When my husband lamented that he wanted the lasagna but it didn't have Italian sausage, our waiter said that he would have the kitchen modify his order to include the sausage. It was delicious!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 18, 2017

It wasn’t the best! Nowhere close to what it should have been for what we paid! We couldn’t have additional bread! They said they were running low! 4 diners, 4 pieces of bread!Offered crackers! We had reservations, the table wasn’t even set!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We dine at Luciano's pretty regularly and it always delivers an excellent dining experience. It is great to have such a wonderful restaurant in this part of town.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We have dined here a handful of times and the food has always been good. This past weekend we came in prior to seeing the Nutcracker at the Infinite Energy Theatre. Our service was horribly slow, our children’s food came out 20 minutes after the adults, and our waiter made it very apparent that he did not enjoy having to wait on a table with small children. He was annoyed and smug from the moment we sat down. This was on a Saturday at 12:45pm with only two other seated tables in the entire restaurant. Like I said, the food was good but the attitude kind of ruined it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our server, Lissa was excellentl. The food was perfect.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The place was slammed with holiday lunches, and service was uncharacteristically awful. Neither staff nor management nor kitchen seemed to be prepared. If you go for lunch during the holidays, don't be in a rush.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great service by KJ.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always great food and excellent service at this location!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We really enjoyed lunch at Luciano's! The portions are very large, in fact my friend and I split the lasagna and we still couldn't eat all of it. The bread was great, with a wonderful dipping mixture. Our waitress was outstanding! I will definitely go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was not up to par. Seemed like they were short staffed. We usually like this restaurant but it was a disappointment this time.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Waiter was very weak. We had to ask for everything. More than once.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great visit. Had Christmas lunch with some friends. Everybody had a great meal

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and relaxing surroundings.
The restaurant was quiet and very pretty.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was excellent. Service was fast and attentive.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Exceptional from start to finish... we will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We have been going here for years never been disappointed always 1ST class

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Your front wait staff is crucial to your business, they are your first impression and imperative for the flow of the whole restaurant. For a night that wasn't very busy, we waited ungreeted for five minutes & the overall experience being seated had me ready to leave. We waited another ten minutes before anyone greeted us and bring any drinks. I watched others leave for similar reasons, I assume. Anyways, food is great and kitchen staff was delightful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Luciano's never fails. Their menu is outstanding, providing a variety of selections with 5 stars on each one. It is one of my favorites in Gwinnett county.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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