Cafe Lucci

4.7
1726 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Cafe Lucci’s motto, “Good Food, Good Wine, Good People,” is the distinguishing hallmark of this North Shore family-owned and operated restaurant, which is a favorite for neighborhood regulars, including many executives and professionals who hail from nearby corporations and businesses. Cafe Lucci also is a weekend and special-occasion destination for many folks who live in Chicago and have discovered an exceptional dining experience in Glenview.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(847) 729-2268
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Augie Arifi
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Central Road
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Parking details
Valet and private lot available.
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Special events & promotions
Located on the second floor, our private room can accommodate up to 80 people, boast it's own private bar and sound system making it the perfect gathering place for any occasion and offer a beautiful atmosphere with fantastic food and great service. It also features, The Wine Room, a unique space lined with bottles of wine that is conducive to private wine tastings or intimate dinners for 10 to 12 guests.
For private events reservations or questions, please contact Ana at ana@bobbysdeerfield.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
1,726 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
77%
Very Good
16%
Good
5%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was terrific; the bartenders took great care of us while we waited for the rest of our family. Our server for dinner was helpful and did a great job. The food was outstanding- there were 6 of us, and all loved what they ordered. Dessert- wonderful selection, we got the key lime tart, tiramisu and the date sticky pudding. They were amazing. I look forward to going back here soon!

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RP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food with plenty of choices from pasta to seafood to steak. Excellent staff.

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SQ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The restaurant guests very loud. Most seemed to be yelling. My husband and I ate our meal which was very good, then left. Very loud for us.

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NN
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

How does this restaurant get 4.5 stars?! The food is mediocre at best, the room is dark and packed with people (why?!?), and it is so noisy you literally can’t have a conversation. I’m simply stunned anyone would eat at this place more than once. Uninspired menu, completely blah dishes (even the salad was blah!), The only thing going for Cafe Lucci is the good wine list and the very nice valet parking attendant.

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BV
Chicago
194 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is always good here--this time I thought the food wasn't as good as in the past. But still one of our favorite spots and will still drive out of our way to go there.

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DK
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is excellent. We went at 7:00pm- seemed to be right around peak time and the noise in the dining room was too loud to hold a conversation. Much quieter when we left around 8. Older crowd.

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BT
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy ourselves. We enjoy eating at the bar. Food is fantastic, you can’t go wrong eating here. We’ll be back in a couple of weeks.

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S
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent. Another pleasant evening, good service and fine food and drink.

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S
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time dining @ Café Lucci. Lobster Pasta was delicious, as well as the
Cavetelli Contadina.
Will return to try other dinners on the menu.
Thumbs Up!

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TG
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food and exquisite service. Year in and year out.

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V
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cafe Lucci has always been and continues to have outstanding food and service. The preparation of the specials and menu items is always excellent.

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FK
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gem of area. Fine Italian food at the next level.

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SG
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Visited Cafe Lucci to welcome a new team member on-board. The food was great and the atmosphere inviting. We will definitely dine there again!

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M
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to dine at Cafe Lucci! The delicious authentic Italian food is clearly the draw and does not disappoint. It’s busy, vibrant dining room is part of the ambiance as diners relax, imbibe and enjoy!

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M
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great date night! Food was great, got a good bottle of wine at a nice price, excellent service - so fun!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As good as any Italian restaurant in the area. Food never disappoints.

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CP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here many times, and have never been disappointed. Our interim pastor is leaving, and we wanted to treat him and his wife to a special lunch. It was outstanding. So good.

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D
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster ravioli is phenomenal. Veal chop parmigiana is so tender and the portion is huge.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was wonderful from start to finish. Felt like we were transported to another land. The service was great. I had escargot which was heavenly. My husband had crab cakes which were outstanding. The chicken and sausage dish was huge and absolutely delicious. Complimentary chocolate cake for my birthday was the cherry on top. It was noisy — Friday night — so had to yell a bit to be heard. But it wouldn’t stop us from going again.

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C
Melbourne / VIC
34 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We started to have a lovely dinner.Edmund N was our waiter and could not have been nicer or more professional.We were celebrating my birthday.As we were finishing eating our cake
Benny the manager came over and said that we had to leave.He said he had a reservation for our table in 10 minutes.There were 2 other tables for 4 and 1 for 2 in the room we were eating in.In my 71 years on this earth I have NEVER had this happen before.He was rude and we would advise everyone NOT to
Eat there.We will never return and plan to tell many others not to go there.

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c
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Excellent as always. This night a bone-in 18 oz filet was a special. We both ordered it and took home enough for next nights dinner. Rosemary, garlic mashed we’re a perfect side. Never a disappointment. Treated like family, we love this place.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Took some business colleagues here for dinner and they all really enjoyed the food and service.

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WD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service

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AN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite places in Chicago. Fantastic food and service. We never miss it when we visit!

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LA
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first time dining at Cafe Lucci. The food was excellent and the service/ambience very nice. Everything was wonderful, until we realized the cake our waiter brought - without us ordering and with a surprise comment of “Happy Anniversary!” - had been added to our bill. We had been so impressed that they had figured out it was our anniversary (perhaps via a Facebook post I made), and thought it was very high-class, a surefire way to gain our repeat business. And appreciated. But to stick the cost of the cake on the bill put a damper on our evening. It’s not the money; that was a drop in the bucket for money well-spent. Just felt wrong to surprise us by serving it without our asking, then charge us for it.

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Kinda loved the old school vibe here. Spaghetti and meat sauce was not on the menu, but the waiter told the old guy at the next table they have a great version. He loved it! My sauce was great, but the house made pasta was a little gummy. Still good, but the texture was off. Love the Sinatra in the background, and the Sopranos vibe.

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JD
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food! Not just the standard Italian menu - some very good starters and unique specials. The lamb oregenatto was superb, as were scallops starter. Good wine. Server was especially wonderful - he’s been there 20 years and knows all the food. Very friendly guy. We had a great time. I am coming back!

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HW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cafe Lucci never disappoints! We always know it will be delicious every time we go!

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service . We tried it the first time and were impressed with the authenticity of the food, even the deserts

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AS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our go to Italian restaurant in the North Shore suburbs. The service is great and the food is always delicious. I have not had a meal where I've been disappointed. Their house made pastas are delicious. They have a great beverage selection. My husband and I have been here for date nights as well as large parties (for example, wedding rehearsal dinner). It's always been a great experience.

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MJ
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time with friends. Our meals were delicious, the calamari was outstanding. Even waiter was great, even joined in our the joke going around our table - very funny!

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L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience as always! Great service and food was delicious.

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IK
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As usually between very good and excellent. Liked food very much. Excellent coffee good selection of wines. A bit noisy but not a problem.

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BV
Chicago
192 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food here--so glad we discovered it around 3 years ago--has become one of our favorites.

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OT
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

Great authentic Italian food and not too loud like so many places these days

Will return!!

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CF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently good quality and style, which includes willingness to accommodate diners' participation in designing the meal, in the Italian restaurant tradition. A favorite of ours in the North Shore area.

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RI
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall quality is excellent and is always consistent. Service very good. Wine list is extensive. And just because it is not on the menu doesn't mean they don't it.

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A
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent , much, much better than Your other restaurant Bobby's, Food & Staff.

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CP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food!!!

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OT
Indiana
50 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic every time! Bobby and his team always have hospitality as their first priority with great food and service a close 1b. Great spot and don’t forget to try the veal and Tiramisu...they won’t disappoint!

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