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Luce Ristorante

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2977 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-2326
+1 203-407-8000
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14:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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359 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met for a business lunch. The crabcake special consisted of two very small crabcakes and a tiny pile of shredded vegetables. The salads, on the other hand had large slabs of salmon that the ladies could not finish. The food come out well good, was not anything special. The crabcakes lacked any flavor. The service was fairly decent and... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

My husband took me to Luce for my birthday and we were both very impressed. The service and food were both excellent. I had the seafood risotto and it was the best risotto I have ever had. So delicious! Everything about the place was special, and we will definitely be coming back soon. Highly recommend!

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Thank Cathy K
Milford, Connecticut
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Luce has been the place for many of my family's most special moments. From the time I proposed to my wife to celebrating births and birthdays, Luce has always delivered perfect service and wonderful food. The prices are reasonable for the quality of food and service. They have a great pre fixe menu and is a VERY good value. the... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We started with the panned cotte. It tasted like it was made in a big batch earlier in the day, packed into a serving dish and heated up again before serving. It should been crisp on top but the whole thing was soggy throughout. Too bad because the flavor was good but the texture was not good. I had a... More 

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Thank teddy33050
Hamden
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Our group visited here for a holiday celebration. The service was very good. Unfortunately, though they had indicated that they were willing to do individual checks when the reservations were made by phone, they reneged once we were onsite.The food was okay, but nothing particularly special.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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90 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

First, I'll start with the good things. The service was attentive and good. Although the server was very busy and at times, did seem like we were waiting forever, that's a typical Italian style. Don't expect fast service but that's OK. For the most part, the food was really tasty and prepared well. My problem was with the New York... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Well as a first experience I was not disappointed at all. A friend of mine son frequent this restaurant heard so much about it and I finally had an opportunity to eat there the food was delicious the service was impeccable the atmosphere was beautiful the waiter we had Christopher was phenomenal being very new to the job he did... More 

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Wells, Maine
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178 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We were so excited to come for dinner, but we're surprised that the menu changed for Parent's Weekend. While I understand that some streamlining for anticipated increased business for QU Parent's Weekend we would have preferred to order from the menu we looked at online. Perhaps it could have been listed on website under events or something. All that aside,... More 

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North Haven, Connecticut
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My husband & I came here for dinner for the first time this past weekend. The food was great, as was the service & our waiter was super friendly & attentive! It was a nice little date night spot & we will definitely be back to try some of their other dishes!

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Connecticut
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105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

It's okay - been twice, came back a second time hoping for something better, I will not try a third.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2977 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-2326
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: +1 203-407-8000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?