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IL Lusso, Tallahassee, FL

IL Lusso

4.6
4.6
226 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Hours Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (850) 765-8620
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Terry White
  • Private party facilities
    Private Room with A/V. For more information, please email events@illussotlh.com
  • Neighborhood
    Tallahassee
  • Cross street
    Monroe St
  • Parking details
    Street Parking or Valet available.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 226 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

226 Reviews
  1. Localfoodie1

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, service, and ambiance.

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  2. ClaudiaD

    New York City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Truly delicious food! I had the Black Squid Ink pasta with uni and crab. Be sure to ask for the “special” wine list - its truly special! Also our server who is also the bartender (stephen) was amazing!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place always .

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  4. CarolW

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and over priced small portions. Top notch service and beautiful restaurant.

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  5. ColonelMastodon

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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!

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  6. MirellaS

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  7. Hdem

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It took forever to get our food. 1 hour 20 minute lunch. Food quality was very good as always.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  9. Kball

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our meal. The crab cake was fantastic. My steak was cooked perfectly !!!

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  10. JennV

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent, and Manager Ed Moran and wait staff provided top notch service.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was very attentive. Definitely will be back.

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  12. RickL

    Tampa

    64 reviews

    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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!

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  14. Unhappy

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The steaks were fatty and the prices were too extreme.

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  15. KarenC

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My second time I dined at Il Lusso. Everything was wonderful. The quality and service was outstanding,

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  16. Lane

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated a good friends birthday. Staff went out of their to acknowledge her birthday and staff was extremely attentive.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  20. JustinN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  21. AmandaV

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  22. HunterB

    Tallahassee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  23. KT22

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  24. ndchips2

    Alabama

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Unique dishes and great opportunities to share.

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  25. OpenTableReviewerFLL

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  27. ShelleyK

    Jacksonville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il Lusso was absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to go back!

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  28. MaineBigDaddy

    Naples

    154 reviews

    4.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  29. HunterB

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing the service was great as well. Shout out to Christian for being awesome and super friendly.

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  30. Lizc

    Fort Lauderdale

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food ok and service was mediocre.

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  31. bonnie23

    Tallahassee

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great all around

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  32. matth

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing. So much flavor! The staff was extremely caring and really made you feel catered to.

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  34. MARKM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding cuisine, courteous and very knowledgeable servers. It was a busy night and our server made us feel rushed.. Otherwise a perfect 10.

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  35. Tricia

    Las Vegas

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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 😊.

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  36. FranDell

    Atlanta Metro

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Great choices. Wonderful cocktails and wine. Perfect service!

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  37. Rebecca

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  38. Michael

    Tallahassee

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    6th anniversary! Great food. Awesome service. Expensive but worth it!

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  39. BridgetJ

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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

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  40. JohnG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable location, great food and the staff was excellent.

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IL Lusso is rated 4.6 stars by 226 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for IL Lusso

201 E Park Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Monroe St
  • Neighborhood
    Tallahassee
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Hours Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking or Valet available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Terry White
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (850) 765-8620
  • Private party facilities
    Private Room with A/V. For more information, please email events@illussotlh.com
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