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Luca on James

436 W James St, Lancaster, PA 17603-2833
+1 717-553-5770
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prosciutto” (10 reviews)
“pizza” (73 reviews)
“antipasti” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
436 W James St, Lancaster, PA 17603-2833
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went there with my wife and son who is visiting from California Inspire of being a Wednesday evening they were very busy. Fortunately we had reserved. They do have a parking lot along the side of the building although it is s little tight. We...More

Thank Heb2013
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I have been here probably 5 or 6 times. We are foodies that love trying new and exciting dishes. It's good, but I have to be honest, for all the pub it gets it's really not as good as advertised. At least...More

1  Thank Ben S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A recent winner of the James Beard Great food and cocktails but it took a long time from placing out order to being served. So unless you have a 2 to 3 hour window for dinner, we recommend that you skip this place. I had...More

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the food and had friendly and efficient service from the bartender, since the only seating available was at the bar. We started with the warm olive small plate, and shared a little gem lettuce salad. Both were very good. We had the Salsiccia...More

Thank karen0706
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there without a reservation...not a good idea if you want a table because everyone apparently knows this is an excellent restaurant. However, we did manage to get a seat at the "chef's counter". This proved to be a real treat as we watched the...More

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

From the atmosphere to the staff to the food quality and flavor. A++++ Why aren’t you open for lunch?

Thank hollykind1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had heard about Luca and read the reviews. We were impressed to say the least. I had a pizza and my wife had two appetizers, the beef carpaccio and the Scamorza. Everything was great and we felt the prices were reasonable. We will be...More

Thank Fred L
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We had dinner here on August 14. One of the best meals I’ve ever had! Our server, Jordan, was absolutely amazing in every way. Attentive without being pushy, charming, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about the menu. The ambiance is a blend of modern with old...More

Thank UrbanLeo
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We really have a love/hate relationship with LUCA. On one side, their pizza is fantastic and most of the menu is top notch for Lancaster. The Norcia (truffle) pizza is our fave and the gnocchi is epic. However, some of the items on the menu...More

Thank lamb0176
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Thanks to Noelle, we truly enjoyed our first opportunity to experience the LUCA restaurant on 436 West James in our beloved Lancaster. Noelle helped us with menu terms and definitions and the interesting Amaros. The food was prepared to the utmost. Delicious!

Thank Joseph N
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24 May 2017|
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Response from Rebecca B | Reviewed this property |
No, it is casual. However, I would use good taste when assuming how casual ...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 436 W James St, Lancaster, PA 17603-2833
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-553-5770
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