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Inspired by the generosity and conviviality of the Italian table, LUCA brings a casual yet elegant new dining experience to Lancaster. We enjoy a deep love for the "Old Country" where the union of food, drink and family still remain the highest pleasures of life. LUCA is casual, rustic everyday food made with integrity for our community. We look forward to serving you!
The Fire is Always Burning
Our wood-burning hearth and handmade Neapolitan oven infuse all that we do at LUCA. We specialize in Neapolitan-style pizzas, handmade pastas, salumi and antipasto, simple roast meats and seafood and an Italian-focused beverage program. Our menu focuses on various regions of Italy and the dishes and ingredients of those indigenous areas as they are available to us in Lancaster County, PA.
LUCA combines the culinary traditions and charm of Italy with the heritage of Lancaster County, PA.
(Kitchen closes 1 hour prior to closing)
**Nightly we have over 40 seats in our bar area that are available on a first come, first serve basis for walk-ins.
What an excellent meal! I don't even like brussel sprouts, and I couldn't get enough of them! It's a "taste experience".
I was our first time to Luca and are experience was very good we had Three different things the flavors were amazing and so different on all dishes. The night and meal was very memorable we will definitely go back
Overall the experience was excellent. We just didn’t realize we were reserved on the mezzanine and one of our party had a mobility issue so we had to wait thirty minutes for a table to open.
Incredible meal as always!
Great restaurant. Food is amazing. Go here every year for our wedding anniversary. Highly recommend!
Porchetta di testa was phenomenal. Conchiglioni and Vincenzo Pizza were also delicious. Budino for dessert was a great finish. And Reese, our server, was very pleasant. Another very nice evening out at Luca.
Waitress was friendly and outgoing. The bar staff seemed like we were invisible. Next time we go there will be just for dinner and skip the bar. Drinks were top notch though. Food was delicious and came out quick.
Great restaurant with unique flair. Seasonal food, artisan cocktails, GF options, informative and friendly staff - we will be back!
Great Restaurant. Very eclectic atmosphere! Good variety! Great taste!
The food was very good, unique, and the food was made very quickly. The waitress attended us often and made sure we had everything we want. The food is worth the price.
Food was excellent. We loved Lancaster.
As always, my girlfriend and I enjoyed a lovely meal at Luca. The host and manager are always friendly and accommodating. The service is always educated & attentive, but never overbearing. Our Dolcetto was delightful and very seasonably appropriate for the items that were on the menu. As two sommeliers, we were admiring the well curated wine & beverage selections. I always appreciate the tuile that is served with your cappuccino. Well done!
We dined at Luca for the first time this November. We chose Luca to celebrate my birthday. Our server, Reed (I think) was very charming, energetic and knowledgeable with the current menu. He provided suggestions and explained some of the tricky titles to us. Overall experience was great. It’s a small space, with a good mix of people. If you don’t mind closer quarters and a jubilant crowd, this is a great atmosphere to enjoy some creative authentic twist dishes.
I love Luca. Everything served is a new taste sensation. Flavors so new and exciting. Need I say anything else. Can't wait to go back. Pizza at Luca is unlike any pizza anywhere else on the planet.
I guess we should have read the menu
on line. Wasn’t used to seeing beef cheek and beef tongue anywhere. The four of us were able to order dinners that were more to our liking and we were happy. That being said, the service upstairs was not great. The servers were very friendly when we saw them. The downstairs was not crowded.
The parking was not great either. Had to walk 4 blocks to the restaurant. All in all, the place was very cool inside and we would come back for drinks on the patio in the summer.
Great atmosphere. Excellent meal. We especially love the grilled cauliflower Our waiter Mitch was very knowledgeable and enthusiastically answered very question. He was tremendously helpful. A wonderful evening !
First timers at Luca's but we WILL be back! Very fun! Didn't feel like we were in Lancaster! Loved having pizza leftovers, just as delicious 2nd time around!
If you are looking for fresh local ingredients and a menu that changes with the seasons, Luca is your place. Everything is fresh and executed in a timely manner. The atmosphere is relaxed and the servers are very attentive.
What a great restaurant-cannot wait to return
I’m in love with Luca. It simply never fails to disappoint.
Always a great experience! Great food and service A+ all the way
Excellent food & drinks once again! Although very noisy, this place is worth it.
With this being my first visit, I was very impressed overall. The food was amazing. We started with a bsprout small plate and a beet salad. Also, we tried a pizza and a pasta dish. Everything was so good. Nothing was over salted and the taste was spot on. You could everything that was out into each dish. Nothing overwhelmed. The service was exceptional and not overwhelmingly. The ambience was a bit much where the noise level was much higher than expected. This was minuscule for a complaint but did leave me having to talk a bit louder than I wanted to to my date across the table. Nonetheless, we are still raving over the experience and can’t wait to return.
Late night small plates dinner that worked with the available salads. And wine by the glass. Server was attentive and knew the menu. Very nice dining area with enough room to talk quietly.
delicious food, great atmosphere, excellent service, cocktails are amazing, food was so fresh and delicious.
Excellent dinner and service! We all tried a different pasta and they were all superb . Our server was very personable and made good recommendations about the menu.
As usual Luca restaurant never disappoints. Cuisine and service excellent. One of our favorite go to places.
Pizza crust was limp and overall flavor was uninspired with minimal topping. Service was friendly but slow. Salads were tasty. Noise level was loud but tolerable. Not sure why this restaurant is so popular.
The food was great, menu really interesting.
Much too noisy.
the dessert rice pudding was a big disappointment
We celebrated my wife’s birthday on a Wednesday night with friends (who had never been here before!). What an awesome night. From the moment we walked through the door, the staff went above and beyond to make it an awesome experience. Our server was very young, yet very knowledgeable. The food, well it is always spectacular. The new artichoke appetizer was incredible. We had a chopped salad and finished with our favorite, the Fungi pizza. Just as we were getting ready to leave, Simon surprised my wife, dessert with a candle in it. WELL PLAYED!!
It was a night to remember!!
Highly recommend LUCA-
I hosted my dinner group at Luca expecting a great experience. Generally good, but did not live up to the hype. Two people had cocktails that were awful. The food portions were very small for the cost. The pastas had great flavor while the pizza was so charred it over powered the flavor of the toppings. We have had some delicious meals there, so it was a bit of a let down.
I was very disappointed in the service which was mediocre at best. I selected LUCA for a birthday celebration and felt like we were treated as if it were any other night grabbing pizza. The staff did not have our table ready when we arrived and were unapologetic, and did not offer a birthday candle or anything special despite us having mentioned that it was a birthday dinner. LUCA's ambiance and food is good, but it does not blow you away. Having lived outside of Lancaster for the past ten years , I've had better rustic Italian at this price point and with much better service. Overall, I was disappointed and will not be back anytime soon.
Luca never disappoints. The food and service are always outstanding.
Food was fantastic. Choose spicy for the “what would you recommend the restaurant for” because Spicy is the truth!
Amazing food with an amazing vibe! Not to be missed!
This was our third visit to Luca and the food is very good but the portions
are small. The menu is limited. Our friends would like to have had a meat dish.
I also would like pepper to be offered and bread should be included.
Waitress was good. Service was good. Exciting??? Food was good.... beets were de-lish! Artichoke small playe✅✅. Pizza ok. Chopped salad very good
Took forever to get any of our food... the pizza by far was the best thing about the restaurant! Beer selection was very limited.
Hubby thoroughly enjoyed his food. My pasta dish was good but lukewarm. Dessert was GREAT!