Leuca

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Leuca is a Southern Italian restaurant serving wood-fired dishes in a refined yet casual setting. Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Leuca offers a sophisticated wine and cocktail list meant to pair with a menu of approachable dishes inspired by coastal Italy.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Got sick after eating Leuca.

S
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The vibe at Leuca was very nice. Its great for a date! The only thing that wasnt ideal was the wait time for things. It seemed as if the waiter was super busy and it took a while for our drinks and ordering. Once that was done, the food came pretty fast! I enjoyed the food and I would definitely go again but it wasnt jaw droppingly amazing. the drink menu was pretty cool though. lots of options

TK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully decorated restaurant. Great attentive service. I notified them that my wife and I would be celebrating an anniversary and they definitely paid attention. Great food and very reasonably priced

W
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Great space but skip the prix fixe dinner on Valentine's (and other holidays). Very disappointing food quality (served cold, pre-prepped, even seemed microwaved)

PM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good, we are so impressed. The interior was very romantic. We will be back again.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We had to wait over an hour to be seated for our reservation, simply unacceptable. Management made no effort to make this right. It's a shame because I otherwise love Andrew Carmellini restaurants, but now have to reconsider going in the future.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We had an 845 reservation and they sat us at 10 PM after giving away our table because someone just sat at it. No apology was ever given. They did not offer a free drink or appetizer or even seem to care that we waited over an hour for a table with a reservation. For an upscale restaurant it was very disappointing and the staff, especially the employees who greet and sit the patrons were rude and unapologetic and unhelpful. Had even a free drink or appetizer or anything been offered it would have made it less offensive.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We waited 50 minutes for our table! Nothing was comped and the service was slow.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, and beautiful ambiance!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We have been going to Leuca since it opened on a regular basis. This used to be the place to go - the food was never super inventive, but it was perfectly seasoned and cooked, fresh and the service would be on point. This meal had none of that. We had to ask the server to slow the pace of service three times. The food was then mediocre at best. The ricotta was too sweet, the pizza had virtually no cheese and the pasta was mushy and inelegantly flavored. As a final nod, the waitress shorted my husband on change when he paid in cash.

OT
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner at Leuca. The pizza, pasta, and steak were wonderful!

GG
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing . The food and atmosphere was quite an experience.

SN
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The ambiance wa 100%!until I realized that we were seated in the bar area and not in the moan dining room. We had reservations and were not given a choice.
SNK

P
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tremendous Restaurant Week pris-fixe menu. Lots of excellent choices and flavor combinations.

B
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Leuca is a fine Italian restaurant in the William Vale hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The food is excellent as is the service. It is fine dining within the hotel, but dress is casual. Among the menu items you really should try are the Sheep's Milk Ricotta with garlic and honey (mmm...), any of the pizzas, and the pork chop if it is on the menu. It really is worthy a visit.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance was amazing my only issue very limited menu the food was fine for a destination dinner but not for everyday restaurant service was excellent the octopus was quite delicious came out cool the dipping dishes were ok the ricotta with honey was excellent the squash and mushroom was quite boring the pizza was made by amateurs they should work on that I had the halibut surprisingly was a big portion very delicious my wife had the lamb bolognese very al dente sauce was delicious my daughter had the smoked pork loved it and my son-in-law has the steak he was satisfied we had the chocolate bar and gelato desert and pistachio cake again ok could have had better Overall a 3 for food 5 for ambiance great date place or meet up place for a friends having drinks

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entire experience was beyond great!
Thank you!

Kenny

A
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m all for Leuca, excellent rent food and service

J
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, especially the pizza. The dough makes a good pizza and this was great. Som gave a top recommendation also. Definitely add this one to the list.

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

incredible food and ambiance, going to do my wedding rehearsal dinner here!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was great but the service was horrible. We received our food but did not receive plates to eat off of and had to ask twice to get them. The server came and asked if we would like more water, we said yes and then he never came back with more water for us. Additionally we asked for olive oil and never received it. It was as if we were not even there. Unfortunate because the food was really great

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great dinner at the Leuca on New Years Eve. Went for suckling pig! Wonderful choice, highly recommend 👌

NE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

New Years Eve. They were accommodating for an early seating reservation. Too many servers - so service inconsistent. Food very good espe

KZ
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was great and the location was beautiful. The food was only okay, nothing amazing. Some of the portions were small for the price. For example, the grilled octopus is overwhelming small for the price.

PA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to this restaurant 3 times now and they never disappoint. The food is delicious, the staff is warm and professional and the ambiance is sophisticated but fun. I think this is my favorite restaurant in NYC. Pro tip - the pistachio cake is out of this world.

KT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

So we were served the wrong drinks, then the wine didn't match the wine list, then a fire alarm went off for 20 minutes. The staff wasn't apologetic, literally felt like no one cared about the poor level of service. I do not recommend anyone to go here.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was terrible. I had to ask three times for the status of coffee, drinks and coffee creamer. This also happened the last time we were here for dinner. If you don’t want to be frustrated by the service don’t eat here. We won’t be anymore.

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was very good however I wouldn't say it was a great value to choose this restaurant over other great Italian restaurants in the neighborhood. The Server's assistant Anthony was gracious and so accommodating to my grandmother who was in a walker (cheers for accessibility!). Our server was fantastic. She really took the time to explain the overly complicated menu- you can't read the menu and imagine what you are going to get without assistance. Our server was so kind in bringing pistachio cake and a sparkly candle to our table. I've heard such great things about this restaurant it just fell short of experience- and for a bowl of pasta and a pizza in a casual setting- I would recommend a dozen other places with a similar price point and reputation. We enjoyed it but are not inspired to go back.

PL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday brunch it was so yummy!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We had a nice experience. Staff was nice . A little too dark .

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and pizza was outstanding . Will definitely be back soon!

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

In general the experience was good, including the food and the service at the table. However, we had a reservation at 8:15 and we were given a table at 8:50. We stood around for over half an hour and the staff should have offered us a glass of wine or champagne, but they weren’t even apologetic about the situation.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

it was a great night

RR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While staying at The William Vale, I decided to try Leuca for dinner and invited a friend. Great food and service; one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time.

AM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Williamsburg gem for sure!

OT
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here for thanksgiving, and the food was excellent. With the exception of the turkey (that was very traditional), the rest of the dishes were an interesting re-interpretation of Italian cuisine. Everything was well balanced, making the tasting experience at Leuca a must to try.

H
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular. Suitable for a special occasion as well as a casual night out. The staff is attentive, well informed and expertly hospitable in every way. The food is among the best in the neighborhood and compares favorably to all of the competition. Even though it's in a hotel I've never noticed any weird tourists lurking about, they must keep them locked up. If you like wine from southern Italy this is the place-so many options and great values-the list is half the reason this place exists. The food is always amazing. Don't be afraid to order an appetizer, pasta and main course, that's how they do it over there and you wouldn't want to miss out on anything. Or just pop in for their delicious pizza napolitana. I haven't tried the suckling pig for two yet but if I figure out how to hypnotize Lolly then we might go for it. So far I tried the thing with the pocket watch and the one with the swirling patterns and the strobe light but nothing has worked so far. I think next time we'll have pizza.

B
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Leuca, even when they are off their game, is better than most other restaurants at the top of their game. We visited twice in a three day period and we couldn't help but be impressed by the smooth and quietly efficient service, the simply outstanding food, and the overall experience. Leuca is not inexpensive, especially when you add wine to the tab, but you get a real quality experience for your money. Do yourself a favor and try it.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Their Sheep’s Milk Ricotta With Hot Honey & Garlic was the best hands down with their bread...Delicious!! Wish they gave more of it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant not only in Brooklyn, but in NYC (and I’m a Native New Yorker so I’ve tried a lot!) I’m a repeat customer at Leuca. Dining at the restaurant is a phenomenal experience from start to finish. From the ambiance, to the stellar service of the wait staff, the knowledge of the sommelier and the food! I dream about the ricotta and honey appetizer often and it’s always so tasty, rich, and fresh. Chef Ricco often walks the floor to greet patrons as well as give recommendation and make suggestions on the menu- which I love! The seasonal changes to the menu are always a treat! Last night, I tired butternut squash ravioli that was out of this world! Dining at Leuca it’s an amazing experience through and through.