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Acqua di Luca

4.6
4.6
287 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary Italian

Outstanding food, wine and service are the hallmarks of the Semas restaurants in Cleveland. We hope you will join us for an evening in the heart of the Cleveland warehouse district. Entrance on St. Clair Ave.

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Booked 29 times today
  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (216) 329-0700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

Menu

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What 287 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. a

    alistairp

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food, service and ambience. Excellent cocktails

  2. TN

    TomN

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience1

    Average food for very high price. Noise level so high, we almost left. Could barely carry on a conversation. Very disappointed overall.

  3. f

    foodieatheart

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Luca but hadn’t tried Acqua I’d Luca so for our anniversary we did and it was fantastic from the moment we arrived and were greeted with Happy Anniversary. The dining room is gorgeous, but some may find it noisy. I thought the wines by the glass were a tad pricey. The food was superb and generous portions. We had the scallops for appetizer, hubby had the lobster bisque and filet/ lobster gnocchi for his dinner. I had a salad and the salmon with lobster ravioli. We shared everything as it was so tasty. They brought us a tiramisu for dessert and we ordered a pear crostata as well. I had to waddle out of there but it was divine! We will be back.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The server AB was so great

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5

    This was our second visit. Server was very pleasant and attentive. Cocktails were excellent. Shrimp in two entrees was not the freshest and some of the calamari appetizer was overcooked.

  6. p

    pditchman

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great addition to the Cleveland dining scene. Food was excellent, however, the service was outstanding - mentioned it was our 30th anniversary of our 1st date in passing to Abby our server and they went above and beyond to make us feel special

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Wonderful food! And such a thoughtful thing to do to give a printed picture as a birthday gift!

  8. JJ

    JimJ

    Cleveland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience2

    Small table, shoved against a wall, in a hallway, next to kitchen. Louder than a rock concert inside. Good food, but overpriced.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You get what you pay for & by God was it amazing!! Steven our server was the absolute best hands down. The service was as if we were a Royal Family. The selection of food was great & the Elk was probably the best dish ever! I highly recommend this restaurant & I will definitely be back. Thank you all for a wonderful evening and honestly speaking there’s nothing at all that you can do to make better!! Y’all definitely Rock!! Once again thank you for a wonderful evening.. The Maldonado Family & friends

  10. SR

    StaceyR

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great space!! It got crowded fast (it was a Saturday evening), service slowed but overall it was delicious: great menu and wine list.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    The bussers and food runners were the most accommodating. The server wasn’t around much and took awhile to show up but everything was fine. The apps were great, but tiny and expensive. Iceberg salad was terrible with no finesse. Brussel sprouts could’ve had more to them and the entrees were fine. Nice date night spot because of the ambiance but not outstanding.

  12. H

    Helen

    Cleveland

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Keith was a great server! Kind, patient and knowledgeable about the menu!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3

    Was hopeful this was going to be a great dinner after reading some of the reviews and knowing the location. Unfortunately, very disappointing food. Apps- split a tomato/ burrata. No seasoning, and of course they think the food is so great no salt or pepper is needed at the table. Tomatoes- January, wait till summer please when they have flavor. Clams were ok, but try grilling the bread just before serving, or please make the 2 silver dollar sized stale croutons something a bit bigger? Made no sense. Tuna/ honeycomb- tuna was nearly flavorless other than some heat that was the wrong pepper for this application. Some peppers burn your lips and mouth, which is incorrect for this type of dish. Others hit the throat and the heat comes on correctly. The “ honeycomb” was a pencil sized dot- added nothing to the dish- sorry. I honestly can’t remember much about the gnocchi we split, other than it was not cooked correctly. It was not memorable. The entree list was not good - all over the place. We asked for our check and had dinner and desserts elsewhere. Now the good- the server, Destiny, was fantastic! If she can cook, get her in the kitchen too! I rarely complain, and eat out bi-weekly throughout my travels. I can honestly say this was one of the worse meals I’ve had in DT Cleveland. Sorry!!!

  14. L

    Luvthepot

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere a lot to talk about. Great service. Food is phenomenal

  15. LA

    LaurenA

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    this was my 3rd time here this year and the food and drinks are always spot on!

  16. M

    Malaka

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and we felt very safe with the vaccination requirement. Our waiter, Steven, was excellent and had a great sense of humor!

  17. JW

    JohnW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was actually looking for an Italian dinner for Saturday but somehow picked this place. Met and exceeded expectations. We had David for our server and Sean visited or table with drinks and bread. We skipped appetizers since we were on a time crunch for Hillarities and went straight to dinner. I had the Aragosta with my GF having the lobster ravioli. These were both suggestions from David after giving him what we were looking for. The ravioli is actually, from what we were told, prepared by a sister restaurant, Luca in the Flats. David was a great server with plenty of personality, the restaurant ambiance was very nice, and they do have outdoor seating, but it was 27 out , so we skipped that. Sean kept our glasses full and the bread coming, the bread was FANTASTIC as well. Reading a previous review, everyone working had masks on, everyone moving about the restaurant had masks, they were even asking for VACCINATION cards. But if you're that worried, you probably should just stay home.

  18. M

    Maria

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    The food was so salty and cold, basically inedible. so disappointing to spend so much on a night out and be disappointed. Although the food was not good, I would go back to the bar and definitely get a drink there the ambience was great!

  19. BB

    BeeBah

    Cleveland

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed our dinner. Albi did a great job serving us.

  20. AL

    ALC58

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambience, great service, and great food. A little bit pricey, but worth it. Not happy that parking valet neglected to brush the snow off of my back window when returning the car to me - not safe and not cool. Didn't notice this until after I tipped him. I do recognize that valet is a contracted company, but reflects negatively on the restaurant.

  21. MS

    MichaelS

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    Food was great but expected a better experience than being seated in a busy area next to the bar. Overpriced for sure.

  22. B

    Brett

    Pittsburgh

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our food and service was fantastic. The atmosphere was much better in person than what we expected from the pictures. Overall we had an outstanding experience.

  23. JB

    JoeB

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great for New Year’s Eve. I felt good about their proof of vaccination policy and that the staff was wearing masks. The good was excellent and our service, Victor, was awesome. Very personable and attentive.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The calamari was absolutely outstanding! As wss the rest of our meal. Salmon and lobster ravioli was awesome and just as good the next day as leftovers! We were there on NYE. One draw back was that the food came out extremely slow. Took almost 3 hours from start to finish for our table of 4. But it's also the sign of the times and we were in no hurry. Thoroughly enjoyed your visit and will be back!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food with diverse menu options; expensive; nice portion sizes; similar to other reviews, the restaurant is full of hard surfaces which creates lots of white noise making conversation a bit challenging at times.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was really great. My friend and I are expecting and they made us mothers to be very welcomed, great food, classy mocktails, and awesome dessert. They treated us very nice.

  27. C

    Carleen

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food. Friendly and attentive service. Beautiful surroundings. Will be coming back.

  28. M

    Mark

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time to this restaurant. The service, food and atmosphere were great. I can definitely recommend this restaurant.

  29. M

    Margot

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    App - Sautéed calamari and sea bass for entrée were delicious. Great flavor and perfectly prepared. Rather than sitting at a table, my husband and I remained at the bar. Wait staff were attentive and very friendly.

  30. DS

    DaveS

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service. Food portions are huge. I had the scallop special and it was played on a platter more than a regular dinner plate. Frankly, way too much

  31. LK

    LindaK

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful bread!

  32. IH

    IanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was outstanding, staff was friendly and it was nice to sit down to dinner with great service again...hard to find now a days, kudos to the team!!

  33. R

    Robin

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, checked all the boxes for a special night out.

  34. l

    leebee

    Cleveland

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another stellar dinner! Service was impeccable and food brilliant. The Mare is a must!

  35. JB

    JoshuaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The start of walking in was warm with smiles, and greetings. Services from the start till the end was amazing. Steve our server was one of the best. He definitely makes the experience. Highly recommend going . Thanks again for my family experience of great dining. You guys were awesome.

  36. ET

    EToth

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great experience. The menu was interesting, we had outstanding service from Steven and the food was fantastic. Good location and great ambiance. We had a wonderful leisurely dinner and no one rushed us. Highly recommend and plan on returning soon.

  37. DA

    DASJAS

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Shrimp appetizer was mushy. Seemed previously frozen then thawed. Swordfish was very good along with salad.

  38. PO

    POLARBEAR

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience2

    The food was first -rate; I had sea bass and my wife had sole, both excellent. Mozzarella Tomato Caprese salad was also terrific. The house bread was also very good and it was served with a terrific balsamic dipping sauce. What bothered us the most however, was that the vast majority (>90%) did not wear a mask; not the greeter, table wait staff, help, cooks nor managers. We saw only 2 wait staff had masks on. There were also too many tables set up for the space. Tables for 2 were almost touching (less than 18") other tables of 4 and 6. Given social distancing, in my mind the space was very tight. We ate on Saturday night and the weather outside was cold. The outside glass door to to the patio space on the W 6th side was left open 4 times during our dinner (staff smoking or breaks) and the wind whipped where we sat. Might be ok in the Summer but a Winter blast of cold air during dinner is not pleasant. Our waitress was OK, not bad but not great. She could have been more engaging and checked on us at least once after our entrees were served. Overall, I'm glad I went because I wanted to see the space and try the food. Food was excellent, no denying it. Service and ambience were mediocre and COVID 19 precautions were very lax and poor. I would would recommend to a friend with guarded explanations.

  39. RW

    RashadW

    Indiana

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dining experience!! Food was phenomenal, service solid not over the top

  40. S

    Scott

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food and selection. Amazing lobster bisque. Tables are crowded together and I was literally rubbing elbows at times.

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Acqua di Luca is rated 4.6 stars by 287 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 29 times today
Google Map for Acqua di Luca

500 W St Clair Ave Cleveland, OH 44113-1506

  • Cross street

    ENTRANCE ON ST. CLAIR AVENUE

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Cleveland

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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