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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.

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

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; 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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

merry Christmas ! Luce Ristorante will be serving with our regular menu with our normal specials.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Happy new year 2018! Luce Ristorante will be serving our regular dinner menu with specials. See you there!

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LUCE Ristorante - East Norwich Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Cozy (7)
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Good for Anniversaries (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Authentic (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Casual (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Romantic (2)
Business Meals (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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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·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

My husband and I love Luce, and we frequent it often. The ambiance is perfect and the food is of high quality and truly delicious. We've never had a disappointing meal or dining experience at Luce. The staff is both friendly and accommodating, and it consistently provides outstanding service. The owner goes above and beyond to make us feel like family. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Healthy, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The food is delicious, but the service is so poor that I won't be going back. I tried the restaurant after taking a two-year hiatus because of the bad service. I was really disappointed that it was just as bad as the last time I was there.

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

Excellent servie, great food! The Bronzino was relish!!! I love this place, can't wait to go back!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Luce is among our favorites. Excellent food and friendly service. If you don't see something on the menu to your liking, just ask and they will accommodate any request.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

The food and service were excellent. I would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Nice restaurant with authentic Italian food. Good for family get together and other occasions.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Service was very good, but the appetizers & entrees were far less than expected when we saw the "Five Star" Rating on their website.

Tags: Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Service was great. Food was great portions, incredibly fresh, well prepared, tasty and made as u liked without fuss. And the price was fair.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great good, service was great also . Will be back

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The whole experience from the time when you walk into the restaurant until the time you leave was very warm with a very friendly atmosphere Dominic who is the owner is always available for any questions that you have

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Fun, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Have been to this restaurant many times and I'm never disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

The ambience of this restaurant is so very pleasant, and they wait staff is just lovely.
Drinks are good too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Multiple rooms help keep some of the noise down (but it all comes down to who sits next to you) Our server was the perfect mix of attentive, informative but not ever present.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

A great find! A gem! We loved it! Didn't want to leave! Can't wait to go back!

Owner Dominick greeted us at the door & showed us to our table. Luce's decor is comforting calming & conducive to good eating. (The only fault we could find is that the overhead lighting doesn't quite match Luce's name. If it did then: perfection!)

Cheese, olives & warm fresh bread were at our table in seconds. So was a very generous pour of wine. (Some softened butter in ramekins would be more welcome than the commercial packets in foil. And more in keeping with the rest of Luce's high standards.)

Luce boasts an interesting inventive menu. We were in the mood for mainstream however, so that's what we ordered.

We had the best Caesar salad! So many clams in the Linguini Vongole it was exhausting! Black Linguini alla Pescatore filled with mussels, scallops, shrimp & clams. Both meals were equally scrumptious & surprisingly light.

Dessert absolutely wowed us! Banana Cream Pie sounds so pedestrian right? You know what's coming to the table right? No you don't. Not if you have it at Luce. Presentation was ethereal. Not a "slice of pie" in any way shape or form. Delicately sliced bananas over a barely there cream (almost a sauce), kissed with caramel, embraced by a light & fluffy crust that refused to get in the way of the other elements.

Would you like to hear about the Strawberry Napoleon? OMG the presentation! The word deconstructed comes to mind. So does delicious. Three distinct layers of crust mixed with the lightest Napoleon cream you have ever tasted. How do they get it to be so light? Never had anything like it. Can't wait to try all the other familiar desserts made into something new & unique with the Luce touch. Even the Cappuccino was special.

Kudos to the attentive wait staff who made the night so memorable. Our first time at Luce will not soon be forgotten. We recommend everyone on Long Island & beyond come to this jewel in the heart of Oyster Bay. Thanks Luce!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Disabled Access, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Our meal was terrific. The food was delicious and the service was prompt and courteous. Will definitely come back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

I had a lot of trouble with my attempt to reserve a table at Luce.
When the restauraunt name came up I didnt realize that the names referred to listings out of NYC as well as the local one I was looking for. It wasnt until the confirmation with the request for my CREDIT CARD came . After that I tried everything I could think of to cancel. It was extremely frustrating and time consuming. I finally connected with the local NY location and complained how difficult a time I was having with Opentable.
If I have been charged by your Luca listing please cancel it, and realize the mistake was a problem for the system. I look forward to hearing from you.

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

A great dining experience. The food is always fantastic, and the staff and management always friendly and professional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

I have never had a bad meal at Luce. In fact, they have all been AWESOME. Dominic and his staff never disappoint. I highly recommend Luce to anyone who wants a superb Italian dining experience.
P.S. Be sure to have their signature cheesecake for dessert.

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

Went on a Saturday night.
Every table was taken.
Food was terrific, as always.
Service was on the money despite the crowd.
From start to finish the drinks and food came out in a most timely manner.
Owner stopped by twice to say hello and see if everything was to our liking.
A perfect dining experience.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Comfort Food, Romantic
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