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Luca Cucina Italiana

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2057 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1613
+1 510-649-9718
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Berkeley, California
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 pasta with your choice of sauce. An added benefit to add meatballs! I had parpadelle... More 

Thank avidforafrica
Berkeley, California, Usa
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127 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 the presentation is perfect. I had the chicken parmigiana and it was the best interpretation... More 

Thank Bryan B
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124 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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 was very good and the prices are a good value. The bruschetta appetizer was especially... More 

Thank lmb32
Laguna Beach, California
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274 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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 hot but needed a touch of salt. Carpaccio was generous and excellent, followed by an... More 

Thank OC-RaiderFan
San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We began with a good Pinot and fried polenta. Crisp on the outside and soft inside with a good home cooked simple tomato sauce. We chose a chicken and veal dish. Tasty comfort food for reasonable prices.

Thank Judi S
Salt Lake City
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We found Luca Cucina Italiana through TripAdvisor. So glad we did because the food was wonderful. We had beet salad, chicken Marsala, linguine with pomodoro sauce, and garlic bread. Everything was delicious and cooked fresh. My husband said the Marsala was some of the best he's ever had. Service was very good too. We can't wait to eat here again.... More 

Thank cruiselover801
Bonny Doon, California
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a lovely, small neighborhood restaurant that offers tasty Italian comfort food. My husband and I showed up with no reservation early on a Saturday night, sat down before the rush, and were pleased with the service and our dishes. I had linguine with pesto and my husband had one of the daily specials: pappardelle with seafood and sausage... More 

Thank Robin P
Bartlett, Illinois
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

From the delicious $30 a bottle Chianti to pasta, including gluten free, and home made Pesto and sausage, plus a nice tiramisu and coffee, all while in a casual atmosphere creates a perfect stress free night out.

Thank Jeffrey P
Durango, Colorado
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Real good food and a good atmosphere at inexpensive prices. The first night it was quiet enough for a good conversation. The next night not so much. The wait staff was busy but courteous

Thank Russ P
Berkeley, CA
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Short on ambiance but long on made to order pastas, Luca is a high value low cost italian eatery that allows you to mix and match pastas, sauces and add-ins to create the pasta you want rather than be limited to a few choices the chef has made for you. Perfect for those nights where you don't want to cook... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?