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Luca on James

436 W James St, Lancaster, PA 17603-2833
+1 717-553-5770
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“prosciutto” (11 reviews)
“pizza” (81 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 3 days ago

I LOVE LUCA. The restaurant does get very busy so I highly recommend making a reservation online at least a week in advance. They have a lot of options on the menu without it being too overwhelming. They also change the menu seasonly, if you...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Shedanthia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where has this place been hiding? 8pm reservation on a Sunday night and place was packed solid...so far so good. Server was fantastic and friendly. Explained menu perfectly Food was great. Not one complaint in the bunch. Walked our full and with smiles. Plates,are small...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 22arthurp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found Luca quite by accident on a weekend trip to Lancaster. We had to wait to get a table but it was worth it. The place has great food, excellent services and was by far the best place we ate all weekend. If you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank richardbuchanan2018
Reviewed 25 October 2018

we ate here recently for a belated birthday celebration and the 4 of us were anticipating a wonderful experience. We had a good meal, i would say uneven in portion and quality. one of the party had their WOOD-ROASTED CHICKEN​. this selection was the best...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ITfoodie
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Everything about this restaurant I enjoyed; from the professional staff, to the décor (outside and in), even the bathrooms, to the food & drinks, to the little treat they give you to take home. I had the Pera pizza and the cobb salad. Both were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 21 October 2018

I really like this place and am always scheming to fit it into my visits to family in Lancaster. That said, not everything on the menu is up to the same standard. Fabulous drinks menu including a long list of amaro, an Italian after-dinner drink...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank basilissa
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in the northwest end of town is the best restaurant Lancaster City offers. With deliciously unique & creative Italian food paired with a knowledgeable staff and warm atmosphere — as a local or a traveler, you won’t want to miss out on this...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank crousermolly
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We had a family dinner at Luca's Restaurant based on the recommendation of our grandson and granddaughter. The location is less than ideal because parking can be a slight problem but once we got past the parking situation we were pleasantly surprised. The food and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Educator64
Reviewed 9 October 2018

OK, this is my second visit and second review. On my first visit my experience was a solid 5+ stars. This time around I'd rate it a 3.8 stars if I could. But I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt based on great service...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank AmishSteve
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We always look for a good Italian restaurant when we're at tournaments (carb loading), and Luca was a great find. It was warm enough that we could still sit outside even though we were there late, which made for a nice atmosphere. The menu is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth H
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
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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