Cafe Lucci

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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
50 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappointed - Always our favorite Italian restaurant

KH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town with friends and went to Cafe Lucci for the first time. The food, service and atmosphere were all excellent.

T
Chicago
117 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We enjoy Lucci because it always has a chalkboard with a great selection of daily specials for apps, mains and dessert. Enjoyed the Veal Porcini and the cacio e pepe on this visit, both delicious and oh those profiteroles! A little unhappy with how noisy it was on this visit-made conversation difficult and kind of ruined the mood on a delicious meal. Service good, but not as attentive as our first visit--server seemed to have too many tables to look after.

AB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. The owner came to our table to see how things were going. The food was delicious with great dinner ambiance. Recommended for sure.

NW
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were excellent, especially the fish and pasta. Everything made for a good night with friends. Nice place to take friends to share a meal and catch up.

RI
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We have been there many times. Food is always very consistent. Quality extremely good. Service good. It is always noisy. We will go there again soon. Overall, great restaurant.

NH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The meal was delicious. Our server must have been new because he had quite a bit of difficulty explaining the specials for the evening. I also ordered blue cheese salad dressing on the side for my salad and he brought me a cup of crumbled blue cheese. Other than that, it was great!

S
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Conrad is the bast server!!!

RF
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was wonderful

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Great service.

MP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was excellent beyond expectations

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing and the service was fantastic. I can’t wait to go back

NP
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter recommended a delicious dish to my date. Brought her a bit of sauce so she could try it before we ordered. Great service

P
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was prepared well and was tasty. Some of the Specials were grossly overpriced. (80$ for a lamb chop) Noise level made it difficult to hear across the table.

DW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time diners. Everything was excellent. Looking forward to going back soon. Food was superb.

RF
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is always very good. Wine list is great.

CH
Chicago
107 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The salads were great, as was the pasta with scallops. But the pasta with eggplant was watery and bland, with very little eggplant. No fish entrees under $34.

J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly staff, first time here and definitely not the last! Cant wait to bring the whole family. Finally found amazing italian food right down the street!

DG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration for brother-in-law. Everything was delicious!

ER
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This restaurant is very uneven. Sometimes the food is excellent. Other times it’s like eating a neutron star: heavy heavy heavy. I’ve been bringing my kids here to eat since they were babies. You have to be willing to tolerate an unpleasant bloat and malignant flatulence, but if you are, you can have a decent meal here. Everyone is friendly, and a massive de-gassing takes place when retrieving the car from the free valet parking. Fabulous wine list. Good WiFi in the bathroom for those times you just need a break.

HA
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Friendly service, food was good although some items are very overpriced for what you get but the biggest issue most of all is the interior it is in need of an update BADLY especially if you want to keep those downtown prices.

GF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were both outstanding!

AF
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic Italian. Service was impeccable, will be back!

A
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic!

OT
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

An excellent classic Italian restaurant. Truly enjoyable

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartenders fun
Great waiter
Owner came and checked on us
So nice
Very delicious food for all 4 of us

JL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Would love to give review a 5 Star rating. Would love to give it a 4 Star rating. But simply can’t. Food was excellent. Service was good, but the noise level is beyond terrible. Spent the evening yelling to communicate with my guests. Asked a staff member if this was typical and she said yes. This is not how I want to spend my evening. So while the food is good it is simply not worth having burst eardrums.

TR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and excellent food!! As always!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding as usual. One of my favorite places to go

JA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our “go to” restaurant for outstanding Italian food. The sauce for the shrimp and spaghetti was so fresh, as was the shrimp. The gnocchi was perfectly sized and light as a feather. The dish was gnocchi macchinato and I highly recommend it. This restaurant is one of the very few that knows how to serve red wine at the correct temperature and they have a fantastic selection. A wonderful restaurant good for any occasion.

C
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Cafe Lucci.
The restaurant isa trip to the gentler days-cozy, old fashioned dining experience .

The lemon chicken is so good as is the arugula salad.

Very attentive service .

A favorite in the suburbs.

SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. Fresh, healthy and extra good.

RF
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful meal

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CF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We eat out a lot (5-6times a week), so the bar is high. I was excited about going there because others have given it positive feedback.
Food was good overall but not for the price point. There were four of us and $400 with drinks was pricy for what you got.
The waiter tried hard. I will give him that but he was also serving a very loud and demanding table next to us which occupied much of his time. Without them, it would likely have been quieter and a better experience. I got the sense they were “regulars” as he seemed obliged to cater to them. I might try it again but not sure.

J
Phoenix
73 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Initially very rushed...barely sat down and asked to order beverages.
That did improve though. Food very good-- recommend the octopus!

D
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cream of mushroom soup best I have ever had. Lobster ravioli to die for. Had the veal and shrimp special in a tarragon mushroom sauce. Outstanding. Finished with a sticky toffee caked topped with vanilla gelato. Delicious. Our waiting Benny was extremely attentive. Great dining experience.

LB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always.

AD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place, great food, great service from valet guy to waiters. Love the mussels in red sauce, gnocchi are delicious . Branzino is great dish. Good selection of wines as well!


Had a great time as usual!!

B
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual..The food and services by the waitstaff was extra ordinary

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