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Luca Cucina Italiana

2057 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1613
+1 510-649-9718
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“garlic bread” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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2057 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1613
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were trying to find a restaurant near our hotel and decided to go into this one. I was pretty excited because the atmosphere was pretty cool. That unfortunately lead to too high an expectation on the food - the food was good but not...More

Thank Want2GoHome
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food, best tiramisu ever. Homey atmosphere, very reasonable prices, very nice staff. First night we got dinners to go, then returned tonight for dinner and might go again tomorrow. Excellent high quality food with some inventive original recipes and some simple peasant food. And...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

A local restaurant near to La Quinta, this is alright if you need somewhere quick to eat But the quality and care taken is so-so and nothing to shout about. Undercooked meatballs, re-done pasta. Great Gorgonzola sauce. A real mixed bag. The waitress did refund...More

Thank Roving_Bill
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a small local restaurant, and it does not accept bookings, first in best dressed, so go early. Great traditional Italian food in good portions and at reasonable prices. Friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere.

Thank JJthewanderer
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We go here at least twice per month as we live nearby and the food is fresh, well prepared and an excellent value. Think really good home cooking rather than fine cuisine. Salads are really fresh - I usually get the arugula and shaved Parmesan...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I came here as I was exploring the area around my hotel for places to eat. It's a small place, maybe 13 tables. I walked it fir a late dinber and the place was full except for one two top table.... wala, it was meant...More

Thank tstlkechkn
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Only surprising because it is not in am area one expects excellence and from the outside looks quite ordinary. The delight is fresh pasta, charming service. And focus on fresh ingrediants. Also a pleasure to have unique menu items and the ability to select your...More

Thank avidforafrica
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The storefront is not impressive, but the food is first rate. This is the type of home made / family styled restaurant that you would find in New York or SF. The ingredients are high quality the portions are generous. The prep, the cooking and...More

Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We found this neighborhood restaurant on the way back from Napa and it is a gem. Very simple, but well done menu with a few pasta, veal and chicken dishes. The Veal Luca was very good and my kids all enjoyed their pasta dishes. Service...More

Thank lmb32
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

When eating in a university environment we've learned to lower our expectations as they are used to pleasing college students with little taste. Not so in this case, Service started a little flimsy, but quickly improved. We ordered Italian egg drop spinach soup served very...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2057 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1613
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-649-9718
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