Ristorante Luca

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
A Southern Italian Family BYOB, seating 45+ where Chefs are crafting cuisine both finer and casual at the same time.
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CK
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant.... becoming a favorite for me. Delicious dinners, beautiful appetizers, staff is friendly and make you feel like you’re eating in their home. Can’t wait to go back!

R
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was prepared with care and delicious. Our server Wil was excellent, funny and personable. We will be going back.

TF
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited for the first time, and were completely taken by the place. The menu looked great, but we went with all of the chef's specials. My wife started with a crab stuffed portobello mushroom and then had Milanese style veal. I started with a grilled octopus salad and then had a mixed seafood dish on kale fettuccini. It was all outstanding. The service was top notch. Our waiter new the menu, including the specials, down to each ingredient. He was quite friendly, and was there just when we wanted him. We will be going back.

MC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Best dinner yet at Luca. Great to see all tables filled on a Saturday night. A little noisy but we didn’t mind. Food - every course delicious. Crab-o-cado never disappoints. Very filling. Good to share. The artichoke and arugula salad is the best - don’t miss it! Fish special and vitella Milanese we’re both ‘10’s.’ No room for dessert! Will, our waiter, was very efficient and just the right amount of attention. Can’t wait to return for another fine dinner.

MK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The best pat of our dining was the waiter - Will. There were only 7 others he restaurant the night we went so it was quiet. Will explained it was a BYOB and since we had not brought any wine he brought us a glass of Zifandel - not the best but better than what we had brought.
The pasta fagioli was OUTSTANDING. Food was cooked to order, properly prepared and presented. The Halibut was rather bland - it could have used more seasoning - but it was perfectly cooked. The shrimp dish was delightful, not too spicy. We enjoyed ourselves and will be back. We did feel it was pricey but decided to give it another try.

EC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucas is our favorite restaurant food is consistently amazing from appetizers to dessert and Will is THE BEST SERVER who makes the whole dining experience simply delightful

BS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Best Italian food in Southampton, with an intimate feel.

LR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent!

p
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and choices. Cozy and pleasant service. I had an upset stomach after even so the food tasted good. Not sure if we will be back.

D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service was exceptional!

u
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Huntingdon Valley. Great service , Great food !

KG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. The food, the atmosphere, the service.... we loved it all!

AC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience and Wilber is the best!

JS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I have been visiting the restaurant since they opened. We are always pleased with the service, and the food. Everything is fresh, and pleasantly presented. Servers are always friendly and helpful. Without a doubt, this is one of the best restaurants in the Huntingdon Valley / Southampton area.

Because the room is small, it would benefit from some sound-absorbing redecorating.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING experience, again. We’ve been to Luca on a few very special occasions and they always go above and beyond. Today was a similar experience. Will was beyond accommodating. His recommendations were 100% on point. They made us a special dish for our anniversary which did not disappoint. We can’t say enough wonderful things about our experiences, especially working in the business with very high standards. Don’t miss this gem!!!!

KB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent as usual. Will is the best!!

CG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ristorante Luca was recommend to us by a friend to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and we loved it! A great meal and will go again!

u
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service.

BB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server Wilmer is the backbone of this place! His warm service and conversation along with the delicious food make this a neighborhood gem!

F
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding meal as usual! The food is always delicious and the servers treat us like family.

H
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a lovely experience. My friend and I both immensely enjoyed our meal. And the noise level was very low. But the star of the show was Wilber, our server. He went above and beyond to make sure we were happy without hovering over us. His suggestions were right on and he added to the enjoyment of the meal. We definitely will be back! And soon!

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food and friendly helpful service. We wii definitely be back, and with our friends!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night out. Our server Wilber was excellent and the food delicious.

FH
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food simply outstanding.....This chef can cook! Wilber, our server, was excellent....knew his kitchen, made competent suggestions, very friendly, and, accommodating.

R
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Food was good, service was excellent. Our server Will took great care of us and made our night by going above and beyond. Everyone there was very attentive and we never had an empty glass.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was good, but we experienced absolutely horrific service. Slow and inattentive to the point of ignoring us, and seemingly different from the experience of what looked like regular customers. It took 30 minutes for the salads to come out and another 30 minutes to get them cleared from the table - after we flagged the waiter. It took longer than that for the main courses to arrive and we sat waiting another 30 minutes to have the plates cleared. We had to ask several times for water, and were never offered dessert or coffee. We ended up asking for the check, left money on the table, and agreed we wouldn’t go back.

MS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food,and great specials on our visit there.

l
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The food was good. the place was so tiny, loud, no ambiance or atmosphere, servers were busy. I wouldn't recommend because you can get great food at other byob's that have other stuff going for them as well.

SM
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal.
Very friendly, accommodating staff.
You’ll love it here!

JS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wilbur our waiter is the best. Food was excellent. The artichoke app was fabulous.
It's a BYOB also. All was good

C
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ristorante Luca is a lovely little restaurant.
I had Pollo alla cacciatora, it was good. I would have liked a small portion of rice with it, and I would have liked it a little spicy.
If I may suggest some original artwork for your walls, would improve the look of your restaurant.
I am an Artist, I could help you with that.

t
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We liked the location, parking was so easy and Open Table got us a great reservation when walk-ins had a long wait. The service was good, the food was excellent and the desserts we super tasty.

MT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best food in the area!! I've been to this restaurant 4xs with different friends and family. Each time the people rave about the food , and they have gone back with their friends and family. Spread the word!!! Small but quaint place, with the best waiter in town. Such a nice guy, warm and friendly. Also, BYOB!! Can't get any better.

KJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

1.5 hour wait for our dinner. No visit from the server. Another 15 mins just to get the check after asking. They are not well staffed to handle the crowds on a busy night.

AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I read another review before coming here and it called Luca’s a hidden gem and that is exactly what this place is. If you weren’t looking for it you would probably miss it, but these are usually the best places. We were greeted at the door and Francesco was our waiter. He could not have been more polite, helpful, and attentive. Our glasses were never empty and our food was always hot and amazingly delicious. We were started with perfectly warm bread and olive oil and the hot the antipasto and calamari. The calamari was fresh and cooked to perfection and the antipasto had a great variety of deliciousness on it. The roasted veggies were on point. For our entrees we got the fettuccini special which had clams, mussels, scallops, and carb meat in a fresh tomato sauce with a splash of cream. If this was my last meal I would have died happy. There is nothing like fresh pasta COOKED RIGHT and fresh seafood. If you decide to come here on a weekend definitely make a reservation because this place is pretty small. Do yourself a favor though and don’t pass this place up. My very Italian boyfriend does not go out for Italian food and he will come here without hesitation. Keep up the outstanding work here guys! We will tell all of our friends to check you out!

h
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

While the food was good the noise level was off the chart (I’ve been to concerts that weren’t as loud). This would be a great place to go with people that you didn’t want to talk to.

ED
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was great. The space was super loud. Would have liked some more entree options, but food was good

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was good. The service was good. The food was not Italian.

B
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great local BYOB serving up fine traditional Italian cuisine as well inspired innovative dishes. This was our fourth time visiting and we look forward to coming back -

S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, well presented and large portions. Good and prompt service in an attractive dining room.