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Acqua di Luca (Soon to Be - Acqua di Dea), Cleveland, OH

Acqua di Luca (Soon to Be - Acqua di Dea)

4.6
4.6
891 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary Italian
Our award winning Jola Eat Global Restaurant Group opened a third location in 2021. Since then, it has become a downtown hotspot with a trendy approach to the modern fine dining experience. Offering a unique combination of modern and classic coastal aesthetic in a sleek and rustic warehouse setting.

Located in Cleveland's Historic Warehouse District in the heart of Downtown, Acqua Di Luca has an innovative Mediterranean menu with remarkably fresh seafood, unique pasta dishes, extraordinary steaks and much more.

We are excited to announce some significant changes within our restaurant family.
Acqua di Luca located at 500 W. St. Clair Avenue will be renamed Acqua di Dea.

These changes reflect our commitment to offering fresh and elevated dining. Acqua Di Dea will continue operations and ownership by Lola Jacaj.

For private events contact a.george@jolaeatglobal.com

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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
  • Catering
    For large parties or special events contact a.george@jolaeatglobal.com or 216-440-6511
  • Private party facilities
    Acqua di Dea specializes in a Contemporary Italian take on the highest quality of seafood. We offer a variety of options for private and semi-private dining spaces accommodating any size group. Acqua Di Dea is also within walking distance from many hotels and the convention center.
  • Private party contact
    Antoinette George: (216) 440-6511

What 891 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

891 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food exceeded expectations. Server and staff were exceptional! I apologize as I forget the waitresses name but she was incredible. She was Informed and educated on items with excellent descriptions of items while providing great direction of pairings. This wasn’t the first time I’ve attended the restaurant but I would recommend them 10 fold. Thank you for the amazing experience 🙏🏼 again, thank you to the waitress that took care of us. In addition, the chef and kitchen staff did an equally amazing job.

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  2. GUYW

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in all aspects!!! A must go to when in Cleveland!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    A bit too loud but food was absolutely amazing! Don’t. get crab cakes! Everything else was amazing! Server wasn’t super nice but he got the job done. Food was great!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect experience for mothers’s Day. Service /ambience /food!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a table of 7 for Mother’s Day lunch and the entire experience was fantastic.

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  6. BonAppetit

    Cleveland

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Rough start but a great finish! We arrived on time but our table wasn't ready. So we hit the bar, ordered a bottle of wine and chatted with the very friendly bartenders. As we watched table after table empty after about 30 minutes I went back to the hostess stand. It was as if they'd never heard of us or knew we were waiting. So they showed me a table and our group gathered together. if I hadn't gone back I'm certain they would not have come for us. It's bad form to make one check their rezzie, but it happened. On to smoother sailing ... The service was superb. I think our server's name was Erin and she was friendly, knew the menu well and never let us want for anything. The food was, of course, the star of the evening. Crab risotto, lobster with gnocchi, veal tortellini, stuffed sole, the halibut ... all just bonkers good. Wine list exceptional. It does get really, really loud. It's mentioned constantly in feedback and I can only guess the owners like the cacophony as maybe they think it adds to the liveliness of the restaurant. Certainly by now something could be done if wanted. We'll return again; this was our first visit and we celebrated two birthdays. Even though we were so full we were able to share a small tiramisu they surprised us with.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and the service was too! Destiny was a great server who went out of her way to make us feel comfortable and answered all our questions about the menu. She was very knowledgeable and attentive. Really enjoyed our meal!

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  8. DeanC

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were top notch!! The bread/oil second to none!! the restaurant was pretty loud when we sat down and the waiter was quick to have it turned down. The whole experience was very good and we'll be back for sure

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  9. TracyH

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome as always!!! Love the food and staff!!!!!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was good. Liked all that we ordered. Blueberry beers was my fav

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  11. MichelleF

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the space and the vibe which is a cross between industrial and cozy Italian. The service is fantastic and the cocktails are amazing. I will say the food quality has slid a bit for me. The special I had with Morel and scallops had no flavor. I took it home and doctored it up with some thyme, and salt and balsamic sadly. The rest of the table enjoyed their meals, but it seems to me the pasta sauces and pasta flavor is lacking. The steak was great and truffled potatoes. The grilled salmon also good. The smoked salmon appetizer was great and the warm bread and pesto at the table.

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  12. TimB

    Cleveland

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as always! I highly recommend it. Staff is superb, food is fabulous, wine is a very good selection.

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  13. MarkL

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The total experience was outstanding. Had a tremendous meal, wonderful service, great .waiter. Would recommend this place again.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Veal chop and the Veal Tortellini were out of this world!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great choice for wonderful seafood meal in Cleveland

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food, great wine and amazing service. I must try restaurant!

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  17. Gottalaugh888

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time. The Mare “appetizer” was absolutely spectacular. Make sure to save some of the incredible bread to dip in the broth. We’ll be back for that, for sure. The service was also terrific. We had a 6pm reservation. As it filled up, the noise level increased quite a bit, but we could still carry on conversation. Acqua di Luca has new fans!

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  18. SandraS

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was fine but food was bland. Potatoes were not good. Halibut was average in quality and the veal chop was not a great cut. The tuna appetizer wasn’t tasty either. For what they charge we were very disappointed. Service however was good and we were welcomed by friendly staff. Cleveland has a great food scene. For the price we expect better quality and much more flavor. Don’t see us going back.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. Restaurant was very loud. Service was slightly above average. This means service was friendly and gracious and took all the steps to meet your requests but wasn’t attentive in between orders. Food was amazingly good. Prices don’t reflect great value for the money though. Wine selection was excellent as well with typical 2-3 times mark up I highly recommend this place just make sure you bring your wallet full of cash

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  20. NatalieK

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredibly loud. The service was great but the food was just okay, expected more for the price.

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  21. QueR

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for date night. Food and service were excellent! A little noisy but not unbearable.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maurice, our server, was fantastic. The food was exceptional.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    One of my worst restaurant experiences in recent memory. We decided to try the restaurant week menu which I think was a big mistake. The salad options were either caprese salad, which consisted of 4 slices of unripe tomato and a small piece of mozzarella, or a salad of shredded iceburg lettuce with light dressing. The salmon I ordered ended up coming with two pieces of ravioli that contained lobster, which I am allergic to. The shellfish was not listed on the menu and our party was not asked about allergies. Luckily I asked about the contents of the ravioli before taking a bite.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was top-notch. They had a $49 restaurant week special for three courses. The bread is outstanding. The tomato mozzarella salad was very boring and below average. The salmon was very well done and the lobster ravioli were delicious. The chocolate mousse was not very exciting.

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  25. ScottA

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Keith was an excellent server. Food was phenomenal. Our only complaint was a large party in the back room. They weren’t rowdy at all but just very loud. Keith had to yell to give us the specials. A table for 4 was tight with drinks, menus, bread and apps. Service and food were excellent. Just very, very loud.

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  26. Citygirl

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such an incredible experience and the food, service from the moment you enter-you are met with a smile and charm. Everyone was accommodating and wonderful. The food, salmon with lobster ravioli was excellent and flavorful! Just a top notch h experience overall-thank you!

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  27. jeannef

    Cleveland

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service wonderful food. A little too expensive. Valet parking way too expensive

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  28. KathyF

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came during restaurant week and got a 3 course meal and delicious wine for 2 for only $150! This place is beautiful, has amazing service, and the food is outstanding. The flavor & presentation is above & beyond excellent. This is definitely a $$$$ restaurant but worth every cent, no doubt. If you have a special occasion or can splurge, this place will not disappoint.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all had the Cleveland restaurant week special and the salmon and fillet were great! Very nice atmosphere to build a dinner in a vibrant restaurant! Would highly recommend.

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  30. Rocky

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food and service was incredible. But it is a very noisy place!

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  31. JimB

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    expensive but well worth it! Delicious food very good service. Has become one of my go to places. Ask for a seat as far from the bar as possible. The bar noise is so loud its difficult to carry on a conversation.

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  32. Abby

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maurice is PHENOMENAL! Great meal and great service.

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  33. MerS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall my experience here wasn’t that great unfortunately. The service was pretty slow for a Tuesday night for a group of 6. Drinks were good and the appetizers were delicious. Main courses which were mainly steak entrees were overcooked. I will try this place again in the future though to give it another shot based on all the other great reviews

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately my first dining experience at Acqua di Luca may be my last. I had high expectations for a special birthday celebration, but the salmon was surprisingly dry, my husband’s steak arrived and sat on our table without a steak knife (or any knife for that matter) for an unacceptable length of time, and our overall service and experience was disappointing. I dine out often in CLE and the Other Lucas are among my favorites. Acqua was packed that night- great to see but too bad, probably won’t see me there again.

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  35. JoleneS

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, amazing food. The Mare dish was to die for!

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  36. Carmensand

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Menu is trying too hard. The oysters are not separated.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Very mediocre. My girlfriend and I went for my birthday and were disappointed by everything outside of the atmosphere and the wine list. We started with the oysters and sautéed shrimp starters. The oysters were tasteless and the lime cream makes for a bizarre combination - we scrapped it off the last four as it was the equivalent of eating fish with cheese. The shrimp were fine - the accompanying "salad" that came with it was a flaccid, tasteless mess. We had the filet and orecchiette; the filet was well cooked and the orecchiette was fine; neither were worth the price. The best part of the meal, surprisingly, was the mushroom side dish - I would order again. The sommelier was great; otherwise, service was poor - we both felt like we were inconveniencing our server who didn't even realized we sat down. The service felt like we were at a fast food restaurant. Not worth the price - tons of other better options in Cleveland.

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  38. GregG

    Western NC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great new find in Cleveland . The wine list was very Italian forward ( a plus for us) and the food was exceptional. I had the fresh Artic Char and my friend had the Roasted Elk shank which was absolutely amazing . Our server was attentive but not smothering and finished off our night with server salute of Lemincello .

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  39. AnnW

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was fantastic. It was very noisy, so it was difficult to hold a conversation with my dining companion.

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  40. DanDuns

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    So disappointing 😞. Last time was amazing. This time not so good. Are waitress was less than desirable, service friendly no. Ordered the seafood appetizer because last time it was over the top amazing. Not last night, very Skimpy, more than half the clam's did not open or under cooked, light on shrimp, crab, scallops. It's was a plate of mussels only. Granite it was a late reservation maybe kitchen was low on seafood.

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Acqua di Luca (Soon to Be - Acqua di Dea) is rated 4.6 stars by 891 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Acqua di Luca (Soon to Be - Acqua di Dea)

500 W St Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113-1506

Dining areas

Additional information

  • 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
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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
  • Phone number
    (216) 329-0700
  • Catering
    For large parties or special events contact a.george@jolaeatglobal.com or 216-440-6511
  • Private party facilities
    Acqua di Dea specializes in a Contemporary Italian take on the highest quality of seafood. We offer a variety of options for private and semi-private dining spaces accommodating any size group. Acqua Di Dea is also within walking distance from many hotels and the convention center.
  • Private party contact
    Antoinette George: (216) 440-6511
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