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Luci, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Luci

4.2
4.2
151 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
Luci is a contemporary Australian restaurant set in the grand hall of Melbourne’s historic Equity Chambers building.
Its art deco styled dining room – designed by Bates Smart – provides a sophisticated backdrop to a contemporary Australian menu with Italian accents.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Contemporary European, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9116 8877

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sam Moore

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Parking details

    We offer self-parking at AUD$25 (per 24hours). Valet parking is available 7 days a week, please contact our friendly team for details.

  • Additional

    Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Luci Group Menu

    A$99.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Three Courses Set Menu: Choice of Entrée, Choice of Main, Sides to share and Choice of Dessert.
  • Luci - Chef’s Tasting Menu

    A$130.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Luci's 5 course tasting menu: Start with a selection of Cichetti, try out panzanella, then a delicious crab Raviolini, followed by pork fillet & pancetta. Finish it all with an indulgent raspberry and pistachio bombolone.
  • Valentine’s Day: 6-course dinner with live music

    A$180.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Valentine’s Day: 6-course dinner with live music Luci - Valentine’s Day Dinner: celebrate the special day of romance and spoil your loved one at Luci. On 14 February, guests can indulge on a degustation menu and live music will make it a lovely evening to remember.

What 151 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Good for business meals

  • Melbourne

    Good for business meals

  • Melbourne

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • City Centre

    Good for business meals

  • City Centre

    Good for business meals

  • City Centre

    Healthy

  • City Centre

    Vegetarian-friendly

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  1. FM

    FrancesM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Unfortunately not much choice on the menu. We ordered the ravioli as a main course and only received 8 pieces. We left after the main course and ate elsewhere.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning old Melbourne architecture restored and turned into an intimate setting with food focused on modern Italian. Staff attentive, this restaurant is located in the new Hilton Hotel on Bourke and Little Queen St. A must is a cocktail at Douglas’ Bar at the front!!
  3. MA

    MArthur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had dinner with my parents for new year eve, and we had a great time. The food was really good and met perfectly our expectations. We had an excellent waitress, she did an amazing job considering that my parents do not understand English. We would strongly recommend this place to anyone and would definitely love to come back!! Thank you Luci for a great dinner.
  4. JN

    JamesN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great food ,& wine. Lovely setting. Good & friendly service.
  5. AC

    AndrewC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous. A hidden gem. Great Italian food in a very tranquil, beautiful atmosphere. Not the most extensive menu, but terrific all the sam
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Christmas lunch. Unfortunately too many inexperienced wait staff and a kitchen that entirely lost control of timing, despite the set menu and scheduled bookings.
  7. DS

    DianeS

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Being Christmas Day, the service wasn’t as attentive as I would have hoped. Food was good with only one choice available for fixed price meal
  8. AG

    AnnG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    The food was very disappointing. Last year the food was great so we invited friends to join us. The food was sub standard. The tortellini was under cooked. The mains/lamb/seafood was over cooked and felt had been prepared well in advance. Last year everything worked. This year it was a disaster. The staff tried hard but struggled under the pressure.. Unfortunately we will not be back. I think the money we paid would have been okay for a meal that you promised but Luci did not deliver. Very disappointed.
  9. P

    Pannacotta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This place is a gem and brings back real quality food and service in Melbourne. A leaf some top end of town restaurants need to look at. Eg: Grill Americano
  10. E

    Easha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter delivered such amazing service. The set menu was a great option for our group, great value for money for a special Christmas lunch. Only thing is when it came to pay a split bill, there was a little issue and too longer than expected. However the overall experience was wonderful. I would highly recommend to friends, family and colleagues come and enjoy the Luci experience. Will definitely be coming back!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration; service was excellent but the food wasn’t quite the 10/10 I was expecting
  12. LF

    LauraF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Great food and service - just a bit slow to order and in between courses
  13. DG

    DeborahG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was delicious and the wait staff were not fine dining savvy ...need more training, polish or experience for the type if restaurant it is. Hate to think how they would cope with full house as there would have only been 20 people max for lunch service. Served our main before we had finished our entree. Left the mains on the table and had to come back to clear the entree plates. Had to ask for drinks, salt and pepper and serving fork for the salad. I doubt I would return.
  14. D

    Delish6

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We 6 ladies throughly enjoyed our Luci lunch experience !! The 1932 building is beautiful. We chose 3 course $55 ,washed down with a fresh tasting white wine from King valley. Really good value !!
  15. GJ

    GeoffJ

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A beautiful art deco building that is not overcrowded. food is beautiful and a real treat
  16. GS

    GuyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delightful service - great team. Pricing and quantity not quite right, to the degree that we will probably not return. $48 for v small portion of lamb - tasted great but half of what I'd expect. The adorning jus also delicious but the plate is otherwise quite empty requiring a side order - which was great and plentiful! Bruschetta - v small, delicious.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and the dining space is one of the best in Melbourne. It is a stunning Art Deco room that has been beautifully restored. The service from Charlotte was very welcoming and professional. I thought the wine list was very thoughtful and reasonably priced. Can’t recommend Luci more.
  18. TU

    TayfunU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Throughly enjoyed our evening dinner at Luci the food was excellent and the service was great as well , I would highly recommend a visit.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were so attentive and so well trained. Decor featured a 1930’s fit out which is quite moody and sophisticated. Gorgeous night out!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a extremely nice date here with my partner. The service and the people were amazing. Definitely would recommend
  21. R

    Ruvi

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The full Australian buffet had a great selection and everything was yummy! Especially enjoyed the fresh pastries and the rgg station!
  22. HM

    HMar

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Very small serving sizes and did not live up to the reviews - would not recommend
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food service and vibe.
  24. LS

    LorraineS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance. Staff are very helpful and courteous. Great menu for dinner.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Stuff very slow, pretending being busy.🫤 Food is average. I wouldn’t go again
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely place - sadly was in a but of a time constraint so missed out on the set dessert, but the starters and mains were fantastic. The set up was also very nice, definitely a place to get dressed up at!
  27. DV

    DarthVader

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tasting menu is good value with amazing food. They are so generous with the proportion. They even did a wine pairing for me and it is one of the best that I have tried. Love the deco of the place and services are superb. We will definitely go back again
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Service could be better food was okay.
  29. L

    Lucas

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of the most stunning venues in Melbourne with outside courtyard for the spring / summer months ahead - highly recommend
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Slow service
  31. L

    Lily

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Amazing service and good food but disappointing portion sizes for price paid. Was not aware the restaurant was within a hotel and was again disappointed by the price point.
  32. M

    Melbournian

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly excellent experience - would wholeheartedly recommend for ambience, food and service.
  33. RS

    RamitaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and beautiful place also the food was excellent
  34. HT

    HTee

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Our waiter went above and beyond.
  35. MW

    MikeW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Large iconic hall space ideal for biz dinners. Not an intimate setting. Chefs selection in June 2022 was incredible - shout to the Pork Belly & Prawn Linguini (spice!). Save the Focacci, you'll be dipping it thorughout all of your dishes :)
  36. JW

    JohnW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress even remembered my order from nearly 2 weeks ago. Coffee brilliant. Could stay there all day: ambience is the best around.
  37. JJ

    JonathanJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent from beginning to end. It didn’t take long for the food to be served from the time of ordering, and each dish was of impeccable quality. Huge props to the team at Luci for delivering an outstanding experience!
  38. JW

    JohnW

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food always delicious, coffee the best, and feel part of Melbourne’s history, sitting in hallowed surroundings. Time seems endless there.
  39. SS

    StephenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    food well priced but wine way overpriced - food of high quality
  40. L

    Lucy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Luci and the food + plating, venue, service and ambience were exceptional. Highly recommend the tuna tartare, lobster and scallop fregola, Macedon duck breast, and semifredo. The oysters were not as fresh, but I can excuse it for the whole experience. Would definitely come again and recommend to friends, family, anyone and everyone!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Luci is rated 4.2 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Luci

472 Bourke St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Contemporary European, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer self-parking at AUD$25 (per 24hours). Valet parking is available 7 days a week, please contact our friendly team for details.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sam Moore

  • Additional

    Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

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