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About Luciano's Ristorante & Lounge/Rahway, NJ

Luciano’s Italian restaurant will truly make a lasting impression on you with its Tuscan flare. 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.

1579 Main Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm

Summer Schedule- Monday & Tuesday Closed

Cross Street:
Monroe

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 815-1200

Website:
http://www.lucianosristorante.com/

Catering:
All Luciano's menu items are available in catering sizes (trays) to make the next holiday or special event extra special and delicious! And always, our regular menu items are available to-go every day.


To view our menus please visit our website:

www.lucianosristorante.com

Click on the menu page.

Special requests made to order. Let us
cater your party affair with our fine
quality food and experience.

Parking Details:
We have a parking lot located across the street from the restaurant. For special occasions and weekends we also offer complimentary valet service to all our guests.

Public Transit:
Luciano's is located one block from the Rahway train station, with the addition of taxi service and bus service offered throughout Rahway.

Executive Chef:
Joseph Mastrella

Private Party Facilities:
Let us impress your business clients, make your birthday a special event, your anniversary a memorable day, and all special occasions such as rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, engagement, and retirement dinners by giving you the service and hospitality you deserve.

Private Party Contact:
Joseph Mastrella: (732) 815-1200

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Luciano's Ristorante & Lounge/Rahway, NJ Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for a Date (7)
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Romantic (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Live Music (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Cozy (2)
Seasonal (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was very good but the service was even better. We will definitely be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a good time a Luciano’s. We were in the front room which also had a large party celebrating a big anniversary. One waiter. He was great but think they could have used a second waiter because that poor guy was running all night long.

Definitely amazing food, as always. Will be back again.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Luciano's is one of my most favorite restaurants. I go their often. The wait staff treats you like family and the food is delicious. The cocktails are out of this world and a very nice Sangria as well.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary on Saturday 10/07/17. Disappointed with meal. I said something to the waiter and he said thanks for letting him know. The pasta dinner with half lobster had no lobster meat in the claw and minimal in the tail. Nothing was done to correct issue. I will have to re-think going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is a good, solid dinner venue. We had a great waitress. I love the larger than usual tables, not too close together.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food! Love the service and always so welcoming with our children.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

everything great!! only negative was we mentioned it was our anniversary and our server never checked to see about complimentary desert. said we needed to bring copy of email stating it was an offer to us specifically for that occasion. a bit disappointing since she otherwise was very sweet.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent menu. Love bringing friends for the first time. Great evening meals.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was tasty. Drinks were good. The prime rib special was spectacular.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service.
Not a restaurant for a quick bite, but a dining experience

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We had a delicious dinner and the staff was very polite and helpful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Food looked and tasted great; not your everyday ingredients. Service was superb. Our first time there, and we definitely will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Luciano's has upped its game since we were last there. More creative menu,better service. If they want to improve the atmosphere get rid of the TV in the bar showing kids getting surgery (really!)

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Since we moved out of the area it's been some time since we were at Luciano's. The food was better than ever. We went on a Friday and JIM NUZZO & DAVE “G MAN” GONOS were playing. They were outstanding. The whole experience was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Live Music, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

After heading home from Atlantic City we looked online for a restaurant we could stop in for a good Italian meal. The food was mediocre. They rushed our meal. Brought out entree before we were even done with our apps. Just wasn't we expected.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Food was great, service was outstanding. Chef came out more than once to make sure everything was ok. Lamb Chop Lollipops were amazing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Stopped here while staying overnight. The food was average. Had chicken Parmesan. Fairly average. Mine is better.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Key West)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Wonderful lunch. Waitress was fantastic

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I will never come back again. The place was not busy, a handleful of staff just walking around, yet we waited forever to place our order, get our drinks and the food. After all of the waiting, food was below mediocre. Won't be coming back. Giant disappointment

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

This was my first visit to Luciano's Restaurant. My date had been there before and highly recommended it. The restaurant was welcoming from the hostess,Suzanne to the very experienced waitress who served us. We were not rushed, but also not left sitting around waiting for the next course. I ordered the stuffed artichoke for an appetizer-it was awesome but difficult to eat politely on a date- took it home and devoured it!! The sea scallops were prepared perfectly -caramelized/seared and not over cooked! We were too full for dessert, but I 'm guessing they were great too. Even though it's a bit of a drive to get to Luciano's it was worth it ;)

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

W have been to Luicanos many times and always enjoy ourselves. The food is delicious and the service great, just enough timing between courses so that you are not rushed but not starving for your next course. Wait staff is very attentive and helpful. We will be back soon.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on June 9, 2017

I've visited this restaurant twice in one week. It's that good. The food is outstanding and so is the staff. Very pleasant, knowledgeable about every meal and ingredient. Don't forget to order the affogato for dessert! Worth every single calorie!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Food and service best in the area. So accommodating. Many choices. In an area with many Italian choices, this is number one!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Very disappointing. The burratta was extremely runny to the point we couldn't eat it-I knew right then dinner was going to be mess. The food in general did not have a lot of flavor. The Seabass was lightly floured with no seasoning then randomly they serve the sauce on the side in a ramekin? The dining room was empty yet when they seated us, put us directly next to the only table there who were very loud. I thought that was strange and maybe a joke. No big deal. I was hungry. The issue here is the food. I can't get past the food. For the price I was paying and the abundance of Italian restaurants around it needed to be waaaay better. I will never be back. Even when I was trying to order my appetizer the waitress wouldn't let me finish and kept walking away. She didn't even ask my husband what he wanted. I had to say hey excuse me we aren't done ordering TWICE-she wasn't apologetic about it either. Very rushed for only 2 tables in the entire restaurant. The broccoli rabe is better from Tonys Pizza. The lamb lollipops were tasty but were pricy for only 3. Other spots have them for less, more on the plate taste the same or better. Nothing special about this place. I will stick with Casa Guiseppe for fine Italian dining next time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We were in from out of town and really enjoyed the great food and great service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Awesome food!!! Service was outstanding!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The good and service were amazing!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Quickly turning into our favorite place for our Friday night date night. The live music is fantastic and the staff couldn't be friendlier. The wine list is great and the food is fantastic. The scallops and salmon are our favorites. A nice friendly crowd and we seem to run into someone we know each time we go. Highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Great place - but lunch service is sooooo slow.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

As always, the food, service, and ambience were excellent. Our server was very friendly and made great menu recommendations. We always go to Luciano's for special occasions. It is great to have this restaurant so close to home. The owner Joe always comes by the table to say hello and ask how eveything is, he knows us well. Looking forward to going back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

I was disappointed with the food, since the service was amazing. The Seafood FraDiovlo was over cooked and the sauce tasted like tomato soup.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We were looking for a place to meet friends that was a good mid-distance from both of our homes. Luciano's fit the bill geographically in Rahway, but we didn't expect it to be such a find.
First the bar was the FRIENDLIEST I've ever been in. The bartender had someone grab two stools from the opposite side so we could sit- then the couple next to us insisted on moving everyone a bit so we had more space. This never happens to us. People were just friendly which is a welcome change:)
The food and service once seated was amazing.
We will be back!!!

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Live Music, Business Meals, Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Food was excellent. Restaurant where we were sitting very noisy due to private party. Service was slower than we would have liked.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We were greeted and seated immediately to a very nice table. Service was impeccable.. Drinks, appetizers and entrees ( including specials) were incredible.. We have been to Luciano's before and we will definitely be back!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

The food here is not really worth the 4 stars it has. The food was basic.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We always enjoy our date nights at Luciano's. Their Italian food is very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Convenient location, adequate parking, very pleasant and courteous staff. Food was good but not outstanding. I tried the risotto, which came with only two grilled shrimp and two scallops. The shrimp and scallops were very good, but the rest was bland and tasteless. Even a sprinkling of salt couldn't bring this risotto to life. That dish was disappointing - and it was a "special" for Saturday evening. Three others in our party had the chicken and capellini from the main menu, chosen mainly because it was an unusual combination. Once again, the verdict was "okay" but they were unanimous in stating that they would not order again. The winner for the night was a veal dish, not sure which version, probably the scallopini, which the patron raved about. So, all in all, maybe three and one half stars overall would be fair. Would I try this restaurant again? Probably, if I was in the neighborhood. I'm an optimist, so they get another chance. :)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Great food. Love the bread, the crostini with the spinach, artichoke cheese dip, gnocchi with red sauce. I got the short rib ravioli. It was good-i would give it a 4- but it wasn't something I would go back to reorder again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Doesn't disappoint. Because we moved out of the area, it had been a while since we dined at Luciano's. It was great to be back and the food and staff are still great.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

We visited here for our 16th wedding anniversary. We are not from the area, we stayed near by and look for nice places to dine and came across your restaurant. We were taken away by the ambiance and we're glad we dressed for the occasion. Blown away by our first visit and hope it's not our last. We will travel the 45 minutes it takes from our home to make that happen.

Thanks,
Steve and Debbie Mayrant

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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