Luciano's Ristorante & Lounge/Rahway, NJ

4.6
453 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Our chef has been delighting guest palates for the past 20 years with his outstanding culinary talents. The distinctive architectural interior is complimented with a new traditional cuisine which makes Luciano’s the perfect place for an extraordinary time. Our impressive fireplaces and our relaxing lounge will allow you to enjoy the tantalizing food complimented by our world class wine list. Whether you are enjoying an evening out or celebrating a special event in one of our two impressive dining rooms, you can be assured of an extraordinary experience. Our Private dining rooms are able to accommodate corporate events for business meetings with accessibility to Wi-Fi or if you are looking to plan an engagement party or surprise birthday party we are there for you. Our event coordinator will go through every detail of your special event to exceed your expectations.
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Angela
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and our waiter and the rest of the staff were extremely attentive and kind! Totally recommend the short rib!

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CHRISC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food is exceptional, environment pleasant, liquor is a little costly. Overall well worth it.

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Ellen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the waiter was patient and very attentive to our needs.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful relaxing delightful dinner

Luciano's Ristorante & Lounge/Rahway, NJ
Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you for the kind review. We're happy that your visit at Luciano's went well!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous all the way around

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time here coming over the bridge from Staten Island. I must say I enjoyed my meal, the braised short rib was amazing and my wife loved the linguini with shrimp shrimp clams.

Luciano's Ristorante & Lounge/Rahway, NJ
Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

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EdJS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Prompt and friendly service

Luciano's Ristorante & Lounge/Rahway, NJ
Responded on May 23, 2021

We're glad that you enjoyed your experience here at Luciano's! Thank you for the review

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Made a reservation for Mother’s Day and also my boyfriend’s birthday. I brought my boyfriend’s birthday cake earlier in the day to sing happy birthday after dinner. We were seated quickly but then things went downhill from there. We ordered appetizers (fried calamari and Cesar salad) which were great. We put our entree order in a couple of minutes after receiving our appetizers and we waited for what felt like an hour. We were disappointed because the restaurant wasn’t even full. I understand the rush in a restaurant but they needed to be prepared better. As soon as I called my waitress over and complained, our food miraculously was ready. After waiting for so long for our food, our pasta came undercooked and my boyfriend couldn’t eat it. I got fed up and didn’t even cut the cake. I took it home right after we finished entrees. I had high expectations for this place and was really disappointed.

Luciano's Ristorante & Lounge/Rahway, NJ
Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that your experience was not up to standards. We will contact you to talk and investigate your feedback further.

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NicholeB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

My Mother’s Day overall experience was not great. I’ve always enjoyed Luciano’s in the past, but this experience was the worst for me. It will be a long while before I return.
I will say the Hostess was ok, but Skylar a Young Lady in Training salvaged what she could of my experience. Skylar was an absolute star on Sunday.

Luciano's Ristorante & Lounge/Rahway, NJ
Responded on May 23, 2021

Nichole- we are very sorry to hear about this experience. We strive to provide excellent food, service, and hospitality but we missed that mark during your visit. We'd love the opportunity to reach out directly and make it right.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed when we eat here. The food was amazing, especially the Avacado stuffed with crab. The service was excellent. Our glasses were always full & never had to ask for anything. One of my favorite places for a meal.

Luciano's Ristorante & Lounge/Rahway, NJ
Responded on May 23, 2021

We are thrilled that you had a wonderful experience! Thank you for sharing your review. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipSalsaGirl
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We never tried this restaurant and were up for something new. My review is based on the food. The Luciano salads were small with a lot of cheese. Another handful of greens would have been nice. I ordered the short rib which was half of a short rib (compared to other restaurants). Although the sauce was excellent there was only a few potatoes in the dish. My husband had the pork shank which was a good portion.

There are other local restaurants that provide more value so we won’t return.

Luciano's Ristorante & Lounge/Rahway, NJ
Responded on May 23, 2021

We're grateful that you took the time to leave us a review. If you give us a chance, we are intent on making this right and hope you allow us to speak with you! Please call the restaurant directly at your earliest convenience.

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JoannaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always great here. The food is truly exceptional. The chef takes it to the next level which I like because the variety is fabulous. Of course the restaurant is beautiful and the service superb! It's now one of our staples.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress and additional staff were very friendly and helpful.The food was excellent.They had a good selection of wine to choose from.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at Lucianos!!! Food is always delicious!!! Cocktails are great!!! Staff is amazing!!!

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RobinW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten at Luciano’s twice and both times the food, service, and ambiance was perfect.

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MaryG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will def return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late Valentine’s Day dinner

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vipSUSIE
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

An outstanding meal cooked to perfection! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Great atmosphere and music.

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vipLisala
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice experience. Waitress was very sweet and accommodating. Nice atmosphere and food was excellent.

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Scotts4ever
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Amazing
We will always be at this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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wakeupcoffee
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We enjoyed going for Valentine’s Day. Table cloths are important to me along with crumbing the table. An additional treat was the
rose as you were leaving the restaurant. The food was delicious I had swordfish with spinach. Due to Covid the service wasnt100% but that was ok. We look forward to returning

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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vipCarolS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

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vipDSLandCJL
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Luciano's did not disappoint. A bit crowded pre-Valentine's day and the parking was difficult, but worth it.

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RahwayResident
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Worst service! Our supposed server was not attentive to us. We had to grab a server to take our oders and grab another server to get the check. Not recommended.

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RichL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Consistently deliver a great dining experience.

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AvaN
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service, food portions were smaller than expected but absolutely delicious, a great experience overall

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MaryH
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and fun cocktails! Always a favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food!

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BrianB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a good place for dinner. good food really attentive service.

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KenD
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had dinner at Luciano’s Restaurant on January, 29, 2021.
I had the Rib Eye Steak and my wife hade the scallops over risotto. Both entrees were of top quality in taste, quantity, service and presentation. The Italian seafood salad and the Luciano’s salad appetizers were of top quality as well. The waitresses were warm and friendly. In summary, our total dining experience at Luciano’s was all and more, what we expected.

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vipLisala
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service. was terrible every course of our meal was wrong. Very young inexperienced girls looking very frazzled throughout the night. We had about 4 different waitresses and no-one really knew what the other was doing. It was a shame because food wasn't bad. But it’s upsetting when everything is wrong. You get upset and lose your appetite

Luciano's Ristorante & Lounge/Rahway, NJ
Responded on January 27, 2021

We would like to apologize for your experience. As we are now experiencing more guests on the weekends, more staff will be joining our team in the upcoming weeks. Please contact Luciano's Ristorante at your earliest convenience so we may provide the utmost experience to you and our guests.

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EvetteW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here several times .... always amazed with the delicious food and great drinks... very comfortable casual atmosphere.

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ChuckJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Normally, a great place to dine. However, this night, the manager was the waiter and he took over 30 minutes to ask for our order. The dining experience took over 3 hours with only 45 minutes of eating; the rest was waiting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2020 brought a different Christmas Eve for my husband and I so we decided to go out for dinner and it was amazing. Although the menu was limited for the holiday, it was delicious! Restaurant adhered to all CDC regulations while providing a pleasant experience.

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RolandV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Disappointed. My family all did not finish meals. Not cooked to the quality expected. Service was terrible. Waiter no where to be seen.

Luciano's Ristorante & Lounge/Rahway, NJ
Responded on December 27, 2020

We would like to apologize for your experience. We are always trying to improve our service and staff. Please contact Luciano's Ristorante at your earliest convenience so we may provide the utmost experience to you and our guests.

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nick
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our Christmas Eve dinner. E everything was terrific, our server was exceptional and we loved her enthusiasm .

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Luciano's Ristorante & Lounge/Rahway, NJ does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Luciano's Ristorante & Lounge/Rahway, NJ also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 815-1200.

Luciano's Ristorante & Lounge/Rahway, NJ is rated 4.6 stars by 453 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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