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About LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich

LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich is a fine dining Italian restaurant dedicated to the highest quality of food and level of service. Innovative specialty dishes from all regions are created to be enjoyed in an elegant setting.

To our Luncheon Guests, LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich will not be serving lunch in 2018 until further notice. Please come join us for dinner!

1053 Oyster Bay Road
East Norwich, NY 11732
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Northern Blvd (25A)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 624-8330

Website:
http://www.luce-ristorante.com/

Entertainment:
Live Italian Jazz every Tuesday night from 6pm to 10 pm from May to Sept with Paul Effman and his trio

Catering:
Full Catering Menu

Parking Details:
Self parking with 100 parking spots.

Public Transit:
Syosset Train Station and Hicksville Train Station

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Luce Andare Food truck

LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (10)
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Fit for Foodies (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Romantic (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Authentic (3)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We were at Luce to celebrate a birthday. As always the staff was extremely accommodating, the food was delicious and the experience could not have been better. Luce is one of our favorite restaurants.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent food excellent service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It’s always delicious and the staff is courteous, very nice and professional and efficient. You can always count on a delicious meal there. They never rush you.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing chef, the menu and the food was great. The Manila clams were the best I ever had. Very accommodating friendly wait staff, attentive. Can’t wait to return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

delightful friendly atmosphere with wonderful service and
great food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I have to say I rather disappointed, it was restaurant week and everybody participates but Luce. I wound up spending a fortune that night. I tried it out because I want to have a party for my son's graduation. To find out not only that I spend a fortune that they are closing next week so I wound up going there for nothing

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Third visit. Once again, thoroughly enjoyed. Will return to try something new on their extensive menu.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

This is the "spot" for dining with a very special friend. We enjoy each others company while dining on yummy food with good personalized service. The Grilled Branzino with Herbs was scrumptious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This little treasure is very reliable - good food and good service every time we dine here. We enjoy this establishment and will be coming back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went with a group for NYE. Service was attentive and never pushed us to move faster. Menu offered a good selection of Italian cuisine without being intimidating. Wine list was good ranging from low end weekday wines to some high end cabs eg 95+ . Cavetelli bolognese was very good. Portions were appropriate for one hungry person - barely enough room for the deserts although they were outstanding. We will go there again as it's likely to become a favorite.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Allways a pleasure, fantastic host. Excellent service and food.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have dined here numerous times. The owner and staff are very friendly; the service is excellent and the food is first rate. We had the Chicken Scarpaiello; SSalmone Provenzale, Gamberoni Scampi. All were excellent with exceptional sauces. The desserts are fresh and the Strawberry Napoleon was delicious and very light and flaky. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

A friendly atmosphere, excellent food fine wine a great dinning experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Dominic and his staff always do a superb job. We have never had a bad meal or bad time at Luce. Highly recommended

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Greeted with a smile by the owner who personally seated us in a nice corner table.
Great service throughout our visit.
Seafood salad appetizer was fresh and the size of an entry.
Risotto is second to none on Long Island.
Each glass of wine was twice the amount you would expect and delicious.
What a terrific dining experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We always enjoy eating in Luce with friends and family.
However, this most recent time, I was disappointed with the biscotti. They seemed to be store bought, hard, and not presented as nicely as in the past.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always perfect, both food and service, thank you so much for all the efforts you make to do this!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fun, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Outstanding food and service! Service is friendly and very customer service oriented!
Business lunch, regular lunch , dinner — all great service and delicious food! Warm , pleasant atmosphere—great place to dine!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I hadn't been to Luce in a lot of years, we previously lived closer but I had remembered the food being very good. I had to leave my credit card to hold the reservation, but I figured they were a busy restaurant that couldn't afford the cancellations. It was a Saturday night and the place was half empty.
And the food? What a disappointment. Having brought friends that own a restaurant just felt embarrassing. The food was dry and just not that great. The service was good and our waiter and hostess were very friendly, but that just didn't make up for the food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Surprised by all of the positive reviews. Mediocre food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was terrible, wait staff barely spoke English, had to ask for everything including menus.
Seafood dish was disgustingly fishy, medium rare lamb chops came out medium.
Waiter spilled half of my wife's martini on the table, never offered another.
Took forever to get our food and check
2.5 hours total

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Luce made us feel warm and welcomed on our Anniversary. Luce is traditional Italian dining with great service, food and atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food is yummy and the service attentive and friendly.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner - Branzino an Cornish Game Hen. Delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

A gem with fantastic tasting house made Italien dishes. Friendly attentive staff tops it off. Do NOT skip the deserts. ..

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent food, great staff and great service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent restaurant from both food and service perspective. Have ordered a variety of food and all tasted absolutely delicious! Owner is a wonderful person who supports local churches and people in need! Highly recommend Luce!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Luce has reliably been our date night spot for years...the service is fantastic (ask for Marvin!) & the chef is so creative when it comes to his specials. Always our #1, even with all the competition the area.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Food and wine were delicious!
The waitstaff was attentive!
The place was charming.
Manager was very hands on
First time at Luce and will
Return!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

While I have dined frequently at Luce it was my birthday and I wanted to be sure that my dinner was perfect. This is one of my favorite restaurants because it never disappoints. I anticipated an appetizer and probably the whole roasted Bronzino that they do to perfection. I went for the fresh burrata w/ melon and prosciutto. The dish emphasizes Luce's forte--great ingredients, a superb prosciutto among them. My Bronzino idea was sidetracked by the pasta special-house-made pappardelle with sea scallops and shrimp in a light cream sauce. It was superb. My wife ordered the veal chop and was very pleased with it. There are Italian restaurants and ITALIAN RESTAURANTS. Luce ranks among the very best. Their emphasis on fresh and exceptional ingredients makes the difference.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Consistently good food, service and comfortable setting. Look forward to our next visit.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My husband and I had an excellent dining experience from start to finish. We both had fish. The fish was fresh and served with fresh vegetables. The service was perfect and there were no negative comments to say about this meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Second visit in two weeks. Again, not disappointed in the service and food....outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Attentive service and delicious food. Chicken parm, branzino special, veal pappardelle all amazing!!!!
Will be going back very soon.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Everyone loved their meal. The linguine with white clam sauce I had was excellent. The linguine was perfectly al dente.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Luce is one of our very favorites in East Norwich... actually, not limited to East Norwich. One of our favorites, full stop.

Whenever we dine at Luce, the owner, Dominik, always greets us like old friends. The menu is excellent. The wine list is excellent. The service is excellent.

The regular menu has lots of options, and we have never once been disappointed. The specials are usually interesting, and they do not hesitate to tweak the menu to our liking.

Fresh pasta, great fish, top notch salads. Yummy!

Luce is recommended, without question or hesitation!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Excellent food and great service
Highly recommend the homemade pastas
Favorite Italian restaurant

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 7, 2017

First time visit, but will be back. The grilled jumbo shrimp on grilled zucchini appetiser was the picture of simplicity but an absolutely note perfect combination of flavours and textures. They should serve it as a main course. Homemade cavatelli with a slow-cooked Bolognese sauce got a rave review, as did the special salad of arugula, grilled watermelon and fresh buffala. Grilled salmon with scallops and spinach was perfectly cooked and substantial. Not a duff plate on the table.

Busy Friday evening clearly had the staff running at their limit, but it was striking how genuinely friendly everyone remained. The attitude clearly starts at the top. Our booking went fro 3 to 6 at the last minute, and so the only table to accommodate us was by the door, but the owner went out of his way to make sure we were happy. It’s tough to fault a restaurant for being popular, and we forgot about the location once the food arrived. It says something about a business when you see smiles on the faces of the staff even under the pressure of a full house.

Not a flaw, but a fact - hard surfaces mean this is not a quiet venue, at least when every table is occupied . Clearly lots of locals and regulars, and the atmosphere is relaxed. Looking forward to a return visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The food and service were very good. The decor and ambiance need improvement

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Luce is always great. The food and the service are the best around.

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