Lucca's Ristorante

4.3
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$30 and under
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Italian
Founded in 2001 by Midwest locals Kenneth and Kimberly Heimke, Lucca's has become the town's most popular family Italian restaurant in La Grange.

Specializing in various specialty pizzas, we take pride in our fresh ingredients like our Puglian Buffalo Mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes and handmade sausage. Perfecto!

Our menu doesn't stop there. We have everything from bruschetta and antipasti to a veal scallopini sandwich and Mediterranean branzino.

If you're looking for a sweet treat, owner Kim's house made desserts will knock your socks off... her cheesecake OMG.

Our craft cocktail bar has a large selection of cocktails for every style drinker. It's a great way to end a long work day or a long work week.
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SV
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

the wait staff did a good job and the noise level was not too high; the food was excellent.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was great, food is excellent and the waitress was very nice. Will go back again.

KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A bit loud but otherwise Lucca’s never disappoints!

w
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food for a casual neighborhood place. Prices not cheap, but good quality of the food never disappoints. Good for pizzas or an Italian dinner...plenty of free parking close by.

CC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good local gem. Gluten Free pasta option was a plus. Good wine selection and excellently fresh grilled calamari. Service was lacking and impersonal.

LG
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lucca's is extremely reliable and consistent. Everyone loved their food (pasta, lasagna, shrimp and chicken.) The server was great anticipating needs (we ordered a large and a small salad but she brought plates for all 5 of us to share and said "I knew the kids would want some" - and she was exactly right!) Bring a sweater though - the place was freezing!!

n
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The parmigiana was good and the spinach was excellent. The pizza crust wasn't very good and the toppings were bland. Our table was by a serving area and we had a hard time hearing each other because the waitresses kept up running conversation the entire time

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening and great service from Dejuan’s.

JP
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Top level service from hostess to waitress to bus. Food was solid Italian red sauce food. But we will be back because the service!

BK
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 4:00 reservation and didn’t know about Happy Hour. A few of us ordered off the Happy Hour menu and were pleasantly surprised at how large the portions were. We thought they might be appetizer size portions. Recommend the hamburger and fries. Delish.

M
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

W’ve been coming for years, when it was just the small front tables, and our daughter would color the paper table covers. When Luccas expanded the quality and service remained the same, and now our daughter can order a cocktail! Great place...always worth the wait. Its where my family comes when they come in from out of state. Thank you!

BA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We gave this restaurant a second try, and it was just OK. I felt the same way the first time we dined there. The food was not as good as other restaurants in the area.

JF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Meatballs are really small for the additional charge. Service was super slow! Food tasted pretty good and drinks were great.

BK
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Water glasses filled when empty. Dishes removed when empty. Food is always good.

C
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

6 people all wanted separate bills and the waitress didn’t break down the individual bills because of pre 5:00 discounts
We won’t be back

OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old reliable... we are regulars and have never been let down... Season after season... Visit after visit...

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Second visit to Lucca’s had lunch there a few months ago. Great salads and pizza, going beyond these items was a huge regret. Chicken piccata was over cooked,haven’t had such bad, dry and hard chicken in a long time. Sea bas tasted good but also over cooked and mushy. Lasagna was the worst that evening, horrible is the best description. Pasta primavera was pure mush. Decent wine list, 50% off wines <$64 (?) really $64
Waitstaff were nice, terribly busy. Seemed more concerned about a couple with 2 small children and their nanny. We had to ask for bread and plates as well as plates for salads (ordered 2-large salads to pass).
Terribly noisy. Nothing to absorb the noise.
Bottom line, we’ll never go back. Good salad or not. A $450 bad meal. ☹️

PM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is authentic and delicious. I enjoy being able to sit and have a leisurely dinner with friends and not feel rushed out the door.

RD
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We have been to Luccas many times....the timing of the kitchen/service was WAY off even though we were one of only five tables on an early Monday evening. They seemed rushed to serve us, with entrees being thrust at us before a soup was barely set on the table and before an appetizer even made it to the table. The quality of the meal was reasonable, yet beginning to feel uninspired relative to the prices.

GG
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I think that if you’re in the mood for good Italian food in the burbs this place is worth a try. If you want to explore a different pizza crust variety stop in.

L
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

On way from Ohare to back home. Ate lunch on a Saturday. Nice venue. Food was excellent Well be back!

LB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were meeting out of town guests whom we had not seen for 10 years! Lucca's accommodated us with a large table and the element of "time" to catch up ... Service was wonderful!

s
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ordered the Vegetable Pizza which was outstanding! There actually were a lot of veggies and cheese.
My husband tried some of your pasta to check the sauce, you know us Italians!
All was very good, WE'LL BE BACK!!
Very friendly atmosphere, our server was very good and very patient, she was great.

Great experience, glad we tried Lucca's. Now have a new dining location.

NS
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Love the atmosphere. People watch outside or in the front part of the restaurant

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and yummy specialty drink called the French Lesson. Beautiful evening and staff was attentive.

d
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good service

RN
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit even though we've lived in the area for years. Fabulous pasta and chicken dishes. Great cocktails and service was excellent. Love the ambiance of the restaurant.

c
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 5

Lasagna was one of the worse I ever had, dough layers taste kinda raw. Tomatoes in Bruscheta appetizer taste pass due. Service was just whatever. Overall not really a good experience

K
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, friendly staff and cute ambiance!
This place is perfect for groups or just for a romantic dinner your special someone.
Best of all the carry SYLTBAR premium Prosecco and sparkling rosé. It’s my favorite because it’s naturally produced with no sugar or Sulfites added and very low in calories! Cheers!

FD
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The service was really bad but was outdone by the food. Six people order different items and all were left unfinished. Maybe it should just be a pizza place. Don’t waste your money or your time.

JJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, a wonderful wine special on Tuesdays, and excellent service. There is outside dining on pleasant evenings. Right across from the train station for convenient meet-ups or take outs. Fabulous Italian food, and the special, prawns on angel hair pasta, was perfectly cooked.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Brunch reservation for Father’s Day. This was my first time at a Lucca’s for brunch, but have been there many times for dinner with no particular complaints relating to service. The restaurant was not crowded when we arrived, but did fill in a bit after awhile.
Service was disappointing. There was a gap of at least ten minutes between delivery of the plates that contained eggs and the two orders of pancakes. One of the pancake orders was for my Dad. Not a good way to acknowledge a Father on Father’s Day.
This is unacceptable at any restaurant, but especially at one that wasn’t unusually crowded. One wouldn’t expect two orders of pancakes to take longer to prepare than the rest of the food we ordered.
There was no attempt to apologize for the delay or offer to comp a pancake order due to the unusually long delay.
While the food ended up being fine, it was overall a disappointing experience.

KG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff
Food was hot and delicious and exactly as ordered
beautiful sunny day and many were enjoying the outdoor seating

AC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance, very good food and very nice bar

YC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was good only we had to ask for water a few times.

A
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

We were out celebrating: that our daughter passed her state’s exam. We went to Lucca’s because we usually like the atmosphere,the food & the service is alway excellent but this time we were seated by several families with several children. It was awful! The parents were socializing with each other while the children thought they were at Chuck E Cheese, running towards the exit doors to the back room. The noise level was uncalled for! The look on other couple’s faces was full of disgust while they ate their dinners. The food was great along with the great service but unfortunately next time we will walk out & have dinner else where.
We’ve been going to Lucca’s for a long time.

MT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My wife and I have been going to Lucca's before they expanded. We typically go there for pizza and salad, and it's always good, and we enjoy being there. They did a very nice job on the expansion. My family owned an Italian Restaurant for 52 years in another Chicago suburb of which I worked at for 20 of those years. So I'm more than a little spoiled when it comes to Italian food, and the restaurant business on a whole. Lucca's is consistant and friendly which are 2 big contributors to making and keeping business. We will continue to be customers and fans.

H
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Lucca’s, the food and the staff are excellent. Great restaurant!

AM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

This was the first time I had a below average experience here. It was Mother's Day and the kitchen was extremely behind. They allowed too many take out orders which set the kitchen behind for the people dining in. We waited an hour for our food. Other than that the waitress and food was good. Hopefully this was learning lesson for future holidays. ;)

OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a 10!

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