Ristorante Luca

4.8
124 reviews
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian, Italian
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(267) 778-9995
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Wine
What 124 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Prompt service and good food and tablecloths. Very good neighborhood BYOB.

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r
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food well prepared and presented and homemade! Service was excellent with Will and Leslie keeping us
happy with their attentive service. We will return soon!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food and service every time I dine here. It is like going into the city for great food without having to leave the suburbs!

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SW
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent local suburban Italian BYO. Excellent bread, pasta, risotto, gelato, espresso. Nice staff/service. Will return.

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NW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding dining experience. Can't wait to go back and recommend to all in the meantime....

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent, from the food to the service. This is one of our favorites!

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BB
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very interesting Italian food that is outstanding.
Service is friendly and efficient.

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small great place, service is very good and the food is outstanding with great daily specials

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luca is always a great choice. The food is delicious and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Have been there on numerous occasions in the past year and never had a bad meal. We have introduced friends to Luca and they have enjoyed it immensely.

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NB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my daughters burthday & we all loved our entree!! Calamari appetizer was also delicious! Highly recommend this gem of a restaurant.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Always have a great time at this place.

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MC
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Small, loud resturant with a hectic pace set by all staff. Felt the frantic energy from staff throughout our meal and was very unpleasant. The place was very busy with people waiting and watching diners from a couple feet away as they ate due to no lobby or waiting area. The food was nothing special. I am Italian and recently visited Italy and this food is nothing like "real italian food." You want real italian - go to Ralph's South Philly!

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PS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, like being in italy.. Simple but perfect..
It starts with the bread. From there every taste was rave able..
It will be our once a week dinner stop..

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Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best Italian we've had anywhere around here & we are Italian & know good Italian food! Just wish they had their own bar.

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s
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great find by my friend. Food was absolutely delicious, service was excellent, very attentive. I hope they do well! BYOB too!!!!

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SW
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

growing up on phenomenal Italian cuisine made from my Italian grandmother I've always found it hard to find restaurants that matched that level of quality, until I came across Luca. it is the only place of the dozens of Italian restaurants I've ever tried that makes me feel like I'm at home eating authentic Italian food. from the taste of the food to the genuine staff you are sure to feel like you're part of the family.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Mother’s Day

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Took my mother for Mother's Day for an early dinner. The food was very good. Delicious desserts.
The place is small and hard for Mom and her walker. They had to move tables and chairs for her to get to table. The noise level was very loud.
Would still go again.

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TL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This is a good little BYOB. Service was very good and attentive and the food was great. We had reservations for 8:00 on Saturday night. I might have given 5 stars but I took one star away because we had to wait about 25 minutes even though we had a reservation. I understand that stuff can happen but there were 3 or 4 other parties that also had 8:00 reservations that were waiting just as long as us. So none of the 8:00 folks were seated until almost 8:30. I was going to leave but decided to stay. I'm glad i did but I don't think i would wait that long again. They need to figure that out. Standing in a tiny little crowded vestibule for 25 min is not fun. No food is that good.

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B
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Were very satisfied with our recent experience. Booked solely on reviews, Luca is definitely worth a revisit. The food was very well prepared and the portions plentiful. The mussel appetizer was delicious. Two of us had the specials - the Barramundi with lump crab was excellent. An off the menu veal was very tender. The lemoncello tiramisu was a perfect light ending to the meal. The wait staff was friendly and accommodating. The pricing is very reasonable for the quality and quantity. Thank you for a very nice dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time here. The food was great. We went on Saturday night at 7:30. The place was packed. Having said that there were 2 things “wrong “:
Our waiter seemed overwhelmed and didn’t check on us.
The noise level was off the charts.

We will go back, maybe off-hours.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!!!

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B
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ristorante Luca is great! The food and service were wonderful! We really enjoyed ourselves.

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RL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! The staff, ambiance and food will charm their way into your hearts and you'll be planning your next visit before your meal is through. Can't say enough good things about Ristorante Luca!

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TY
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food!

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i
Philadelphia
101 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

2nd time here and I was just as impressed!

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L
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great waiter and good food!

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TA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were the only diners on a Sunday afternoon. Our food was delicious and service was fantastic. I had the gnocchi and pistachio cheesecake for dessert. We will return!

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S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my second visit and I was not disappointed. Love that they take reservations and honor the reservation time. The restaurant is small and can become a bit "snug" especially when large groups are dining, but otherwise comfortable, just a tad noisy. Parking is abundant, which is a plus. Food and service are great, lots of nice feature items every night, ingredients are fresh and the preparation is spot on. Have had veal dishes on my two visits, really outstanding. Their featured fish dishes are also delish. Service is very efficient without being overbearing, and all of the servers and staff there are working hard to make sure you enjoy your experience. Just love the nice young lady who greets and seats you, and continues to check on you throughout the meal to make sure you have what you need. Can't wait to return again and bring some friends who are always looking for nice dining options in an areas that doesn't have many great choices.

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f
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Small Italian Bistro family owned. Food excellent. Service outstanding. Will be one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants.

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F
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. My second time there and will definitely be going back! Each time have had the seafood special and it’s been very good. Service is always very good.

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a
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I have been here twice, once for Valentine's Day and once with friends. We absolutely loved the food, the ambiance, the service and most of all it's close to home and no need to drive to the city to enjoy delicious food at reasonable prices.

Everything from the apps to the desserts was delicious and made fresh and favorable. Will come back here again and again.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre-fixe Valentine’s Day menu was wonderful. Great mix of standard menu and new additions. My wife had the portabella mushroom with crab meat in a brandy cream sauce, and I had the grilled pineapple with burrata and shrimp. Both excellent. Second course, wife had Mediterranean salad and I had cauliflower soup with jumbo lump crab meat, which were both excellent. We both had the veal oso bucco with saffron risotto for an entree, which I’ve had before. Delicious as always. For dessert my wife had crime brûlée cheesecake and I had a triple layer chocolate mousse. The cheesecake was phenomenal, the mousse was mediocre (and frozen in the middle). Overall, a wonderful experience.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner!!! The food was amazing the service was excellent we enjoyed it so much and will definitely come back again and we will tell all our family and friends

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went here with my wife for Valentine's dinner. Great 4 course prix fixe menu. Good service and good food.

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H
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Seating is tight. That is the only negative
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JD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been there twice and have not been disappointed with the food and service. The food was excellent and even the owners ‘daughter was very friendly and helpful.

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Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food...great portions...service was wonderful!

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Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This is a nice little neighborhood gem. Very much a family run restaurant, and that shows, which is nice. Service is very good, the staff are all attentive and friendly.

The food is typical for what you'd find at a neighborhood Italian restaurant, perhaps even a little above average.

It's a very small place, used to be the original Blue Sage restaurant. Doesn't seem like they did much at all to it, and it feels a bit plain/dated.

The prices are a little much, given what this restaurant is. If the prices were a little better, this would be my best pick for Italian in Southampton.

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KF
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and so fresh! Looking forward to going back!

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