IL Lusso

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4.6
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152 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Traditional Italian, Prime Steakhouse
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MD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service and Decadent food! I enjoyed watching the kitchen through the viewing window!

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christian was a phenomal server, attentive to our needs, and provided a fine dining experience for our special occasion. We loved the beef Wellington, and cannot wait to make our next reservation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service coupled with even better suggestions by our server of the night, Roy. Great restaurant atmosphere overall, only thing that could make this restaurant better is the option of eating on the roof hahahaha.

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WL
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a Tallahassee gem! Il Lusso elevates the Tallahassee food scene like no other. From the excellent food and supreme service to the elegant ambiance and sleek furnishings— a dinner here feels like a dinner in a major European city. This has quickly become our favorite spot for all occasions ranging from business lunches to celebratory dinners. Make a reservation today and see the new standard for fine dining in Florida’s Capital city!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kyle was our server and was fabulous! He had great recommendations for both food and wine. Definitely will be back, soon!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience and fantastic food.

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TG
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Highly recommend for a special evening out.

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n
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Loved the setting of downtown!

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JC
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

A great place to experience ingredients and plates that Tallahassee hasn't seen before. My family travels for food around the world, so it was nice to finally see dishes with ingredients liked pulp (octopus), rabbit and squid ink on a menu in town. The sommelier was very generous with his knowledge and pairings, while the GM made us feel really welcome. We are definitely sending our foodie friends here.

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SC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing meal in Tallahassee, fine dining at it's best. Great steak and the salted Foie Gras shaved on top was perfect. Be sure to order the mushrooms as a side.

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TJ
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, attentive service, good wine selection. Not where I would go for a romantic dinner unless there’s a room or more secluded table.

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GY
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Louis - our waiter was excellent! Thorough knowledge of the cuisine and wines. Attentive but not overbearing. Food was exceptional but you will pay for it - Dinner for two with cocktails, wine, desert and aperitifs was $350.

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SD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch is simply outstanding. An exquisite taste of Italy in Tallahassee.

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Lusso's first brunch service was a delight. We tried their Arincini and Espresso Tagliatelle as our appetizers; who knew coffee and pasta went together so well?

For our entrees my wife sampled their Eggs Florentine and I tried their Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. Both are great new dishes available only on the brunch menu!

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CB
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance, food and service were superb! Our dining experience was phenomenal and highly recommend to anyone seeking a nice dinner or celebrating a special occasion.

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BD
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Kyle the bartender was great, as was Luis our server. Our only issue, which was very minor, dealt with our original seating. We had made a reservation well in advance of the evening and arrived 25 minutes early (thus our opportunity to meet Kyle) and when it came time to be seated, the hostess took us to the very worst table in the restaurant (back corner by the kitchen door). We requested another table and were promptly provided with one that was great. I would have understood the seating choice if we did not have a reservation or the restaurant was packed (it was getting busy but plenty of seats). That little hiccup aside it was a great night and great meal.

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L
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steaks house in Tallahassee. Food and service is outstanding

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c
Jacksonville
68 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

IL Lusso is hyped as the new go-to place in Tallahassee. The steaks were prepared as requested and quite tasty, but at Miami prices. The honey lavender duck is the true star entree (though more sauce would help). The pastas range from underwhelming to disappointing. Grilled brussels are a favorite, not burnt brussels. Other than the mozzarella appetizer, the appetizers are just so-so. The meatballs are actually pretty weak. Early evening dining (from 5-7) is questionable as the afternoon sun pours into the restaurant through the tall glass windows. Shades would help.

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p
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch spot. Great service. I think the sandwich could have been a bit tastier, perhaps temperature a bit lukewarm. Very good side dishes however.

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just tried a new side dish at Il Lusso, their Asparagus in a Pepe y Cacio aioli that was delicious. Their pasta special of spinach tortellini filled with honey and ricotta and cooked in brown butter was a delight!

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C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant. We went for lunch and were extremely pleased by the pasta dishes and desserts. Everything is elegantly prepared and the prices are refreshingly reasonable. Our server Carson was very attentive and gave us some great recommendations, in particular with the wine list. The wines are unique and excellent! Il Lusso has raised the bar for the dining scene in Tallahassee.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t have asked for a better dining experience— all the food was amazing, and the service was fantastic. A perfect special occasion meal!

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TD
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family gathering

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SD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Amazing experience each and every time.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service & food!

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LL
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Il Lusso is an exceptional dining experience and, in my opinion, the best restaurant in Tallahassee. The food is prepared perfectly and the wine list is well curated. Every dish shows an attention to detail and love for the ingredients that makes every bite a delight: A caprese salad is a standard at all Italian restaurants but is transformed here with perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes and warm, freshly made, cheese. The osso bucco is ridiculously good. The staff is attentive, knows (and understands) the menu and wine list, but is never intrusive. Il Lusso is the perfect place to celebrate an achievement, close a deal, take out of town company, or simply treat yourself to a perfect meal at the end of a long day.

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KM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing, and the service even better. It’s hard to believe this type of excellent restaurant is located in Tallahassee.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very average. Ravioli obviously reheated, had hot and cold spots. Salmon and scallops lacked flavor.

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DW
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Neat atmosphere; it's a unique style that's hard to find in Tallahassee. They're going for the "high-end big city steakhouse" vibe, in my Opinion. I love Sage, the owner's other restaurant, but IL Lusso fell far below expectations. They claim to have a 1200 degree oven, but our steaks were barely seared and poor external texture. I was not impressed with the cuts of meat (Fileto and Ribeye). For the price, the food was sub par. The service was adequate at best, our server seemed to have a bit of an attitude and poor mood. Felt as though we were asking him to go out of the way to get drinks, questions, etc. I was very optimistic about the place, and hopefully they make improvements..

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AT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious meal and excellent service - we had a great evening!

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i
Jacksonville
52 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Luis, was so very attentive and listened to what we were interested in. He even spoke to the Chef about making a change to the preparation to accommodate my request. The salmon dish I ended up with should be on the menu as it was excellent! My daughter loved her dinner as well. We will be back on our next visit to Tallahassee.

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a
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! The service was attentive, the food and wine delicious.

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RB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was great! The foie gras was delicious and dramatically plated. The Caesar salad was one of the best and most authentic I've had, and the cold tomato soup was fantastic (and beautiful). Meats and sides were delicious, as were the wines, and Italian themed of course. Desserts should not be missed. Service was great. Minor annoyances were how loud it was and how long dinner took, but those shouldn't stop anyone from experiencing one of the best places in Tallahassee.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Meatballs for appetizer, veal Parmesan and lamb ragu. Finished with honey semi fredo everything was spectacular!!!

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KC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant and food was excellent. Came for an early dinner and the sunset was blinding to those facing west at their table, otherwise everything was wonderful.

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New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great meal.

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B
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Our meals did not live up our expectations given the pricing. However, we did have an excellent bottle of wine.

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j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I’ve loved and frequented Sage and have been hopeful for this new location. Having owned a restaurant and bar I know how difficult it is to carve out a niche and keep quality control. I’ve had dinner and or drinks here now a few times but I can’t say that I’ve been happy with the overall experience. A couple of the servers we know from Sage and love them, service isn’t the issue, it’s just the overall quality vs price. I do hope they continue to improve and will check in from time to time but can’t say I’ll be back soon. We were just there this past Monday for our anniversary and I regret going.

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BG
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

the on-line reservation process was very user friendly. we were greeted warmly upon entering the restaurant. the physical restaurant is beautiful. we had an early 6:45 reservation but did not receive our entrées until almost 8:00 PM and the restaurant was not that busy when we first arrived which was disappointing. we asked our server several times about the delay and his response was "about any time". our wait was abnormally long for an early reservation. our table was the last table in front of the glass wall of the kitchen so we were in the middle of heavy traffic during our entire meal and it was exceedingly noisy. r overall experience did not meet our expectations. We are well traveled and have experienced many fine dining establishments over the year so we have a very good measuring bar for rating our experience. if we return, I will definitely request a booth toward the front of the restaurant

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H
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sister visiting.

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