Was a Happy Thanksgiving at Luigino's!...Our second spent with them - and our fifth time dining
there. Am sure we'll be there, again, many times in 2017!
We haven't been to Luigiano's in a long time. Our party of 4 all felt the quality of food and service has depreciated greatly . We will not be going back.
We enjoyed our evening of food and conversation. Yum we attended for Magical Dining and the menu was excellent.
Excellent service. Waiter was very helpful and friendly. Food was excellent
Great place for a date.
First time dining here and it won't be the last. Enjoyed the menu selections and was very pleased with the quick attentive service. A new favorite spot for date night!
Very enjoyable and the food was good. Got there early so seating was not a problem and don't know how venue is later at night.
We love Luigino's and have visited for years, dinner and lunch. We live in DeLand or we would go much more often. Steaks and seafood is always very good. Many of the pastas and really any item we have tried, which is many, are always great. I was sad because somehow I didn't get my leftover pasta to bring home for lunch the following day, many times even better after the flavors blend.
We arrived around 7:45 PM on a Saturday night, and I was expecting to have to wait in a crowd to be seated. On the contrary, there was hardly a person in sight. The hostess kindly sat us - right next to the other two occupied tables in the restaurant. This place is gigantic, and the majority of seats were empty. I can understand sitting people together: it's a little less awkward than sitting alone in one of the many huge, vacant rooms.
We were sat next to a double dating couple free of the inhibitions of quiet conversation, intimacy, or privacy. It was like we were sitting with them at their table, except we were a good 5' away in the sea of empty tables.
The servers were very nice and polite, and attempted to break the ice with jokes.
I started with the the tuna (ahi?) appetizer. It was alright, but nothing to write home about. In terms of bang/buck, it was about 50%. My spouse ordered the stuffed mushrooms, which were very tasty: 100% bang.
The veal was a very sizeable portion, with a side of pasta that may have been mistaken for the main dish. More than enough.
The grouper I had was very good, if a tiny bit dry. What can I say about the crab meat? It was on top of the grouper. The asparagus was cooked well and lightly seasoned, and the mashed potatoes were mashed potato-y. For a place with such a variety of options, mashed potatoes seem like a wasted opportunity.
The desserts are what shined (although I say this as someone who only watched dessert being eaten 2nd hand). Sometimes Tiramusi can taste frozen and pre-made, but their tiramisu was no such thing. It was fresh, moist, and the rum-soaked cake was superb.
Overall, the food was good, the service was good, but it was definitely not worth the price.
Food was good, service was rushed and she was abrupt! Made the dinner uncomfortable.
We went on a Tuesday night at 530 and was 1 of 2 tables. We had a perfect table in the corner by the windows which were all closed. My son opened the blinds to be stared at by a male server who came over and instructed us that they were closed because of the heat. I told him that I did not want to feel like I was in a coffin. Our sever Roxy was awesome. Unfortunately I can say the same thing about the food. Mushy tomato on my bruschetta. Minestrone no flavor same as the ceasar salad. The shrimp cocktail was rubbery, over cooked shrimp. Eggplant rollatini was thin and flavorless. The sea bass was good but the angel hair and seasonal veggies tasteless. 4 lobster ravioli were tiny. The lemoncello was thick, lumpy, and almost frozen. Just all around bad. It is a shame that this is such a beautiful place and apparently the locals like it but we will not be one of them. We didn't even try dessert. $240 mistake. Win some loose some.