IL Lusso

4.7
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222 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Prime steakhouse with traditional Italian fare. Expansive Italian and American wine list with an additional full bar. Covered patio and indoor bistro seating in addition to main dining. Private room and rent outs available.
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CW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Delicious and over priced small portions. Top notch service and beautiful restaurant.

CM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious and better than I expected from a restaurant in Tallahassee. Server came off a bit pretentious about some of the menu items, but I guess that's to be expected to some degree. Overall, would absolutely eat there again!

MS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience with excellent food. The waiter, Tyler, was amazing. His knowledge of the ingredients and the preparation of the food in the restaurant is outstanding. It was a pleasure talking to him, and his suggestions were superb. We highly recommend it.

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience4

It took forever to get our food. 1 hour 20 minute lunch. Food quality was very good as always.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, steak not cooked as requested and took way too long to come out. Party of 6 and waited over one hour for food to arrive at our table.

K
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal. The crab cake was fantastic. My steak was cooked perfectly !!!

JV
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, and Manager Ed Moran and wait staff provided top notch service.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive. Definitely will be back.

RL
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice to have a new restaurant to choose from in Tallahassee. The service was outstanding. The food was very good. Its a bit pricey, not just for Tallahassee, but compared to similar level restaurants elsewhere.

OT
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The grilled octopus was perfection. The pasta stuffed with short rib was perfectly prepared. They make the pasta in house. It is so amazing. Wine list was very impressive.
Can’t wait to return!

U
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The steaks were fatty and the prices were too extreme.

KC
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My second time I dined at Il Lusso. Everything was wonderful. The quality and service was outstanding,

L
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated a good friends birthday. Staff went out of their to acknowledge her birthday and staff was extremely attentive.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was impeccable! The lump crab cake was amazing !! So juicy and tasty 😍 the lobster pasta was super flavorful & the half size is big enough for 2! The lamb was my favorite dish! I added truffle mash potatoes & it went perfectly! The libations list was amazing! I tried a few amazing wines and the waiter was super knowledgeable ! Definitely going again

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing! George is a phenomenal chef. He has made our experience at IL Lusso unforgettable. The service is always outstanding and their attention to detail is impeccable. We highly recommend dining at IL Lusso!

JN
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I decided to try Il Lusso for the first time by recommendations from friends and it definitely didn’t disappoint. There are other restaurants in Tallahassee with top of the line steaks however none comes close to the variety and quality of this restaurant. Coming from my girlfriend, the standard is set even higher on what we consider a perfect dinner. We ended up enjoying the split bone rib eye and two pastas as our sides as suppose to getting traditional sides. Our server was Jennifer and she was on point with everything, knowledge and presentation. Lucas also came by to check up on us as he was very informative and helpful. Together both of them made our dinner experience perfect, one we will remember, and one we will tell all our friends looking for the best restaurant in Tallahassee.

AV
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place really impressed us. The ambience is nicer than any other restaurant in Tallahassee. Tyler was a wonderful server with great recommendations. He suggested the tortellini, which was a work of art and so delicious. I could’ve eaten an entire meal of the truffle mashed potatoes alone. My only complaint is that the steak wasn’t worth its price tag. Otherwise we’re really looking forward to eating here again.

HB
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been several times and this last time might have been the best. The crab cake was amazing, as was everything else. Starters, pastas, steak, deserts, service, cocktails, manager, I don’t have enough great things to say. Top notch

KT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent quality and appropriate portions, from appetizers through dessert. Always a great dining experience here. Learned that if you bring a bottle of something from your cellar that's on their list they won't open it. Understand the policy I guess, but a $25 corkage is an ample charge and it kinda feels like you're being held hostage to their list prices. Still, for me anyway I've got plenty of wine they don't have so only a minor inconvenience.

n
Birmingham
29 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Unique dishes and great opportunities to share.

OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is food lovers' food! I ordered the Squid Ink Mafaldine, which has blue crab, calamari, clams, mussels, and heirloom tomato. They say the sauce is butter-based, and I was concerned it would be heavy, but it was light and didn't overwhelm the al dente pasta. Sometimes blue crab can be bitter, but here it was sweet and fresh.
The wine (a Chianti, moderately priced at the tail end of happy hour) was delicious.
The chocolate tort was sweeter than I prefer, but all else was terrific.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice place. Loved the atmosphere. Much needed in Tallahassee. The food was good but not “write home to mom” good. Will definitely come back for the atmosphere alone. Will definitely try other food options next time.

SK
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Lusso was absolutely amazing!
I can’t wait to go back!

MB
Naples
96 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ate here twice this week. It did not disappoint! Delicious pastas, salads and apps. Extraordinary wine list and a nice selections of bourbons and Ryes, with some hard to find like Weller and WhistlePig.
Every thing was delicious. Will be back again when in TLH.

HB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing the service was great as well. Shout out to Christian for being awesome and super friendly.

L
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food ok and service was mediocre.

b
Tallahassee
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around

m
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

very disappointed in our experience. arrived early for our reservation and was told somewhat rudely to go wait at the bar. was 20 mins late being seated for an 0830 reservation. took 75 minutes to get our food once we ordered entrees. when it came it out it was not all that good. slightly above average at best is being complimentary. well below average for the price point. I expected much better. steak was not all that great and under cooked. but after waiting 75 minutes and it was after 10 pm I was hungry and didn't want to send it back. wine was overpriced for what it was. $20 for a glass of wine that goes for $20 dollar bottle at ABC; again I expect better. only positive was cocktail at the bar was good. will not go back. new to town and certainly there must be better dining experiences in town than this.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. So much flavor! The staff was extremely caring and really made you feel catered to.

MA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outstanding cuisine, courteous and very knowledgeable servers. It was a busy night and our server made us feel rushed.. Otherwise a perfect 10.

T
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic! Always our go to spot while in Tallahassee. Service is excellent. Our server Natasha very good with suggestions on food and wine 😊.

FD
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great choices. Wonderful cocktails and wine. Perfect service!

R
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at IL Lusso and the restaurant came highly recommended. We loved it, beautiful décor, excellent staff and the food was exceptional. Will definitely go back next time we are Tallahassee.

M
Tallahassee
32 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6th anniversary! Great food. Awesome service. Expensive but worth it!

BJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My boyfriend and I went out to Il Lusso for his birthday last night and it was amazing. We both left saying that it was probably our new favorite restaurant in town. The waitress we had was very knowledgeable on their whole wine listing and was able to help us pick out a wine bottle that we both loved. The food was amazing. The steak was so flavorful and the seared scallops were amazing along with the suplí and Gorgonzola insalata

JG
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable location, great food and the staff was excellent.

DC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've enjoyed Sage for years, and this was every bit as enjoyable. Great addition to the dining scene in Tallahassee.

AA
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler was exceptional! He made the night memorable on my sons 18th Birthday.

MG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

k
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The octopus was outstanding. So was the bone marrow. I wish the veal parm had been a little less pedestrian and the $6 upcharge for bread seems a bit high based on the median price of the entrees. Perhaps if they were willing to bring a few pieces without additional olives? Really just wanted some to go with yummy bone marrow. But many things, including the calamari were wonderful. Look forward to trying more things in the future.