Cafe Lucci

4.6
1924 reviews
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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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JS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Wonderful service! Went for a birthday celebration. We had a great evening!

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AK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to dine here. We go often. Food is always excellent!!! Lucky it’s a neighborhood gem!!!

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TG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The dining room was a little chilly, but the food and service was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We will definitely be back. Food was fantastic and very reasonably priced. We ate there on a Saturday evening and it was really busy. Luckily I made reservations and they do allow them for parties of two. We were seated very quickly. There is a good variety of everyday items on the menu and a bunch of daily specials. Some of their pasta dishes are house made. We started with the baked clams which were really tasty with a nice tomato sauce that there was enough of to dip bread into. Next we had portabella mushroom soup that was incredibly good. Very rich and creamy. For our main courses we had cavatelli contadina and vitello pancetta. Both dishes were fantastic. Veal tenderloins were so tender and good and the pasta tasted very fresh. I'm not much of a dessert lover but my girl is. She had a piece layered banana coconut cake that was big enough for at least two. I took a bite and it was very moist. My girl loved it but could only finish about half. Overall it was a great meal. Service was very friendly but our server looked like he had way too many tables. We had to flag him down a few times but it really wasn't his fault. He was hustling all over the room and maybe someone called in sick and they had to cover extra tables. Parking was difficult and we wound up using valet. There was no charge for it, just tipping after. Our entire evening there cost a little over a $100 which included top shelf drinks. Cafe Lucci can count on us being back.

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MP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As ususally food was great although it was quiet cold in restarant

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great as usual

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DC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice restaurant. Great food and attentive service. The noise level is low and nice surroundings. Highly recommend Cafe Lucci.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spectacular every time we’ve been!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We haven’t been Cafe Lucci in a while & forgot how very good the food is! Everything we had was excellent. The veal special was especially tasty. We ate in the bar & the service was great. They were super busy but the service did not falter, efficient yet warm & welcoming. We will be back soon.

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s
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waiter was great. It was noisy but food was very good.

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WW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Started going to Cafe Lucci’s in the 90’s and still do. One of my favorite restaurants. My wife, daughter and cousins have held events there as well and will continue to do so.

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BT
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy ourselves. The food is out of this world.

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j
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Second recent visit for dinner on a Friday night. Excellent food and service at a reasonable price. We were seated in the main dining room this time. Food served at 7:00. By 7:30, sound level increased to the point that conversation amongst the 4 of us was impossible. Also, very little "elbow room" between tables. We really enjoy the place and will revisit on a weekday or no later than 6 and no earlier than 8 on a weekend.

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SK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my birthday with husband and parents.

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B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Their food is tasty and the service is pretty good. It is too noisy for romantic dinner but very friendly atmosphere. One of the top restaurants in Northern suburbs.

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V
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an outstanding dinner, the veal done perfectly and the pasta tasted fantastic.

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MJ
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and our waiter was great.....but I forgot his name.

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BV
Chicago
206 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food here and service. Old school Italian.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For 25years this place has been consistently top quality experience with food, waiters and ambiance.

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b
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Have always had wonderful food and service but this time the food came cold and the waitress seemed very nervous. Conrad who is an amazing waiter came and helped out. He was wonderful.

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MN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent, Service was poor.
Waited 20 minutes after being seated to place initial drink order.
Placed drink order and appetizers, finished drinks and appetizers and then waited 30 minutes for server to return ...... missing silverware, empty water glasses....
it took the edge off of a special Birthday and Valentine day event.

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F
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Waitress did not seem as knowledgeable about items as server at a table nearby. Pasta carbonara was disappointing. Restaurant was very noisy and tables very close together. Crowded

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s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very quaint for an weekday lunch meal. Our server and the service was wonderful. The meal was also fairly priced. The only dislike was that it was cold in the restaurant, but this did not change our over rating. We would go here again.

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j
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and sevice with a lively ambience. Huge menu with many pasta choices. The small dining rooms and bar were packed with customers so it was noisy but not unbearably loud. Reservations appear to be necessary due to the popularity of the place. It was worth the long drive from the western suburbs.

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CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my wife's birthday. We have been here a couple dozen times over the past 20 years. It's as consistent as any quality restaurant I've been into.

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BA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were a large group and were not seated until everyone arrived(10 -15 min). But once everyone arrived we were rushed out of the bar to get to our table.
We also felt like we were being pushed out at the end of our meal.

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SA
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservattion and were seated right away. Our food was very good with many options on their menu and daily specials. Not an inexpensive place to eat but a nice place for a dinner out with friends.

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p
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! BEST in the northshore!

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b
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a Great meal! Whether it’s escargot or any of their fish entrees, always delicious!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The hostesses were off putting when we arrived. They wouldn’t seat us until the whole party arrived and then had us wait until they sat other people. When we make a reservation and up waiting in the hallway it is not a great dining experience.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service as usual

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food is very ok. We ordered Bruschetta which was soggy & the toast was slightly burnt.
The eggplant was under cooked in the pasta dish.

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c
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal at Café Lucci. I hadn't been there in ages and it was even better than I had remembered. The food was excellent - some of the best fried calamari I've ever had, and the veal gorgonzola was tangy and very flavorful. The special Pollo Fontinella was superb as well. Will definitely be coming back:)

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J
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was terrific especially the cream of mushroom soup! The waiters very, very busy since there was a very large party in the side room. The chef has always fixed me a veal con Fungi in a light cream sauce of some kind which is not on the menu. Our waiter got to us when he could. I was a bit surprised to be charged for the 63 rd anniversay piece of cake that was brought to us with a candle on it.

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LF
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We had a party of 8 and we were a bit disappointed with our service. Our waiter was obviously in the weeds. We ordered champagne and he disappeared and the champagne never arrived. The food was great the atmosphere was nice - it was just the service that put a damper on our evening. We love Cafe Lucci wed definitely recommend it - we just were unlucky with our service this time around.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good with pretty attentive staff!

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CS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite good and staff does a great job. Great Italian food.

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JD
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I listed this for a "notable wine list," which is certainly has, but a LOT of the bottles exceed $300 and a dozen or more exceeded $950. That's out of bounds.

If you watch your wine choice, though, you can certainly have a nice meal for two here for less than $200.

I will return, but because of the cost, only on special occasions.

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RH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were impressed by the Beautiful look of the dining room. The servers were very professional yet friendly. They had several specials. I opted for the sea bass. It was delicious. We will definitely be back.

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JS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a favorite restaurant! The food is outstanding! Last week, we had a private area for our office holiday party (10 couples), and Eddy was our waiter. It was the most fabulous time, and he was superb. He timed everything out perfectly. Try this spot, and don’t forget to make a reservation!

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