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Luca

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Italian
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've visited here twice so far, once with friends and once with family. My first visit, which clearly prompted me to want to visit again, was excellent and really could not fault the service or the food/drinks. It really lived up to expectations based on...reviews and we were all impressed. However, my second visit with family was less than impressive and, had that beed my first time, I would not visit again. However, I feel I would visit again to give Luca a chance to redeem itself but would not be recommending in the meantime. Also, the arancini recipe really needs changing, they are not great at all. Go to Cucina di Vincenzo or Mani (Lark Lane) for good arancini.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited with a friend midweek, I’ve wanted to try Luca for a while but it’s always been booked up when we’ve tried to call in, so made a pre-booking to ensure a table. Got to say, we weren’t disappointed, staff are friendly and attentive, service...is good, not particularly fast, but I don’t mind that, I like it to be nice and relaxed. The food is amazing, each dish I picked was presented beautifully and tasted great, fresh and delicious. Deserts were amazing too. I think this place might be my new favourite. Can’t wait to visit again soon. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were sat by the bar so was very Cramped and waitresses and other guests kept nudging chair. Also sat under a big air conditioning unit. Service was rushed and all staff including manager was overwhelmed deAling with a large group in the back room....Food was nice, slightly overpricedMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely food,excellent service and so friendly and helpful and they certainly know how to make a cocktail

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every dish cleared, taste sensation from start to finish. Amazing, friendly, welcoming service. Desperate to go again 😂😍👌🇮🇹

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read all the brilliant reviews I had high expectations for this restaurant. However, in my opinion, the food was only average and many of the dishes were far too spicy to be authentic Italian . Also the wine was not chilled enough. The food...was served within minutes of ordering and felt as if it had just been warmed up. Afraid I won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my partner. We are both huge fans of Italian food. The setting is cosy and quaint. The menu selection was varied, so we shared about 7 plates between us. I absolutely loved the food! So many wonderful Italian flavours in a great...selection of meat and vegetable based dishes. Have booked our second trip for next week, to try out a new selection of their menu! Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice food in good surroundings and with attentive and friendly.service throughout. Our server gave great advice and was really nice. We ordered a few dishes and a bottle of wine. Food was hot and tasty and just rhe right amount. The except for bit in...the title referred to the fact that after our food we were informed that "we need the table back in 10 minutes" by a member of staff. Thus was disappointing in that 1. We had reserved our table in advance and we didn't just walk in. 2. We hadn't been there for an excessively long time (about 75 minutes) 3. There were other tables next to us that had been there longer than we had but didn't seem to be in any rush to leave. A lovely meal spoilt by this really, a shame and puts you off returning.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time at Luca tonight . Jade was amazing! Super helpful and really really sweet! Food was unreal as well! Will be coming back :) thanks xx

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in July and had a wonderful dinner. There were five in our party and all tastes and preferences were catered for. The meat and pork eaters tucked into a spicy pizza, a sublime gnocchi with crispy bits of pancetta, the beautiful prawns with...tasty sauce (that we dipped our prizz crusts in) and beef cheeks. The non-pork eaters and vegetarian had the mushroom gnocchi, the magarita pizza, the mushroom pizza and we all tucked into the crispy arancini balls, and the star goat's cheese saled, which really was exceptional, and something that I would travel from London for. The place was very welcoming and caters for large parties with a seating area at the back. The front of the restaurant has a cool vibe and you can see food being prepared in the "open kitchen". The cocktails looked delicious and if you haven't tried Lemoncello (a lemon flavoured liquor) I would suggest trying it here first--you won't forget it, simply because it has such a fresh top note. Thank you for such great service and food!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Luca is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5