Luce Restaurant & Enoteca
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- General Info:
- LUCE is a popular Italian restaurant located on the Manhattan's Upper West Side in the vicinity of Lincoln Center. Its creative menu, attractive location & experienced team offer an inviting fare right here in NYC. You will find LUCE to be warm, friendly & engaging experience that you'll be tempted to repeat. All together a wonderful dining experience at surprisingly reasonable prices. LUCE's proximity to Lincoln Center makes this a perfect spot for pre and post theater dining. Our terazzo on Broadway is a must try place for lunch, dinner or our popular weekend brunch.
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- Upper Manhattan, Lincoln Square, Upper West Side
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- Other Information:
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Family Style, Italian, European, Seafood, Continental, Omelets
Alcohol: Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
01/08/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Been here a few times, as I live in the neighborhood. The food is pretty good, but I always get the same waiter who has an attitude. He didn't tell us about the special soup. When I asked of there was another soup besides what was on the menu, he then told me it was lentil soup. I asked what else was in it, but he didn't know and just said it was creamy. Creamy lentil soup? When I said I'd pass, he seemed annoyed that I didn't order an appetizer, though I did have a glass of wine. My friend did get an appetizer but no wine, and again, he seemed annoyed. Her salad came with the dressing on it, even though she asked for it on the side. Besides taking our order, the waiter did nothing else. He didn't serve the food, check to see if we were enjoying it, or clear the food. Another waiter brought the dessert menu. Bad attitude and sub-par service would definitely makes me not want to return. Too bad - I live across the street!
06/18/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Went to Luce to try it out as it's in the neighborhood. At 8:30 on a Thursday the place was about 2/3 empty, which probably signalled ""stay away"" and would have if I weren't intent on giving it a chance.
The baby octopus was a good idea but very poorly executed. It was tart and lemony to the point of making one's face scrunch.
I ordered the Salmon medium rare and it came back well done. Any restaurant that can't cook salmon to order is subpar.
The service was brusque and unfriendly.
The good: the space is interesting. My companion said the pasta was ok. Lesson: if you have to go, stick with the pasta. Don't trust them to cook your seafood.
10/10/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Last week my wife and I happened to stumble on to this lovely Italian Restaurant after a movie at Lincoln Theatre. We had a wonderful dinner especially the
Spaghetti with shrimp and broccoli rabe. The Goat cheese salad with baby spinach was also outstanding.
We rally enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was good. The place was very busy and all the tables were full. We shared a nice bottle of Chardonnay which the waiter suggested. It was a very good choice. The desserts were delicious. My only concern was the weight I gained from finishing the generous portions they served us. Considering the location this is a bargain. We shall return. Frequently...
We chose Luce for Ladies night and will definitely come back again. They really pay attention to the little things that make their food great and the waiter was very knowledgeable about wine pairings. BTW this place is not at all pretentious. And the service, well, go see for yourself...