Cafe Lucci

4.7
1891 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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MR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best Italian restaurant in the north suburbs, both for elegance and amazing food quality.

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SK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was fabulous, but the noise level was impossible. I have scheduled several family get togethers at Cafe Lucci, but I won't gain . WE couldn't talk to the person sitting next to us, much less someone across the table. I don't remember it ever being this bad.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most delicious!!! Conrado was awesome server!!!

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R
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food and service from waiter were very good. Was disappointed that nobody read my notes on the reservation that it was my daughters bday.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great waiter. Tables very close together- hard to get through if walking with a cane

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GK
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing experience. Food is outstanding and reasonably priced. There is a large selection of bourbon and wine. Our server made some wonderful suggestions. Would come again!

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JY
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

The venue had awful ambiance: overhead bright light and unbearable noise. You would feel you are in a school cafeteria instead of the restaurant which charges $16+ for appetizers and $17 per glass of wine on the average. The service on the other side was spectacular and it really saved the evening for us. The food was good and fresh, solid Italian flair but nothing you cannot cook at home. We will not be back.

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CB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Always great food and wine. Service is usually awesome, but was a little spotty this time. It was very loud and couldn’t enjoy conversation. Loudest it’s been in my memory. Maybe it’s where we sat. We’ll go back for the food and wine.

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AE
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. Great bar, food and service. Always hopping when we go. The only thing that is missing is that they took their absolutely delicious lasagna off the menu. It is missed. But the tiramisu makes up for it...unbelievable!!

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W
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Good food. Conversations around us made it hard to hear our own conversation.

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n
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

This had always been one of my favorites but they missed the mark this trip. They messed up our seating, my dinner was a disappointment. I think everyone else in my party enjoyed their meal. They've always been above average in everything. I will go back again and continue to recommend the restaurant. I am chalking this up to an off night.

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JA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cafe Lucci consistently ranks among the top Italian restaurants. Excellent Caesar salad, nicely chilled. Veal dishes are some of the best. Their pasta dishes are deli. What also distinguishes this restaurant from others is that they clearly know the correct temperature to serve red wine. Nearly all other fine restaurants simply serve a glass of wine at room temperature. Not here. They know how to do wines.

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HS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Eddie, was great. We will be sure to ask for him on our next visit.

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F
Chicago
102 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great authentic selections. Waiters are all about making sure your experience is a great one.

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PJ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always outstanding and reasonably priced in this friendly “regulars” restaurant!

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F
Chicago
103 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always very consistent in quality and service. Certainly has the authentic flavor you would expect.

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LR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best waiter serving us and it made the lunch outstanding

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OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to celebrate a birthday!

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C
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great Italian food, outstanding service and attention from wait staff. Love this place.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed everything from start to finish. Great service by Conrado. Will be visiting again

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K
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very relaxing, we were never rushed.

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DS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6 of us all ordered different things & everything was excellent.

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Lucci was delicious and the service was amazing. Can’t wait to come again.

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NY
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The noise level was annoying and the waiter tried very hard but had too many table assignments. We were left waiting too long for order to be taken and long pauses between courses.
There is very little atmosphere with bad lighting, no table decorations or wall coverings. The noise level could be addressed with some pacing under the tablecloths. The food was good but nothing was remarkable.

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TG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful. Fabulous food. Great service.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The waiter was outstanding helping me find something delicious that accommodated my garlic allergy!!

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TW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely terrific, authentic Italian food prepared flawlessly. And we had a special request, which was met with no trouble at all. Only thought was the room became a bit loud as the meal progressed. Otherwise, a perfect evening out for dinner. Loved it.

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KK
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we were very pleased with our dining experience at Cafe Lucci—top quality food and wine, service—making our son’s birthday celebration that much more special. It is our go to place for special celebrations.

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d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good but the wine steward was a condescending jerk

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GM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wine and service.....ALWAYS!!!!!!

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s
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A late Mother’s Day dinner . The food & wine was excellent . The noise level was so loud we could not carry on a conversation with the person next to us. The tables are too close together. I would only go there in the future during the week and at 5 pm. After 6 on the weekend is too loud.

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TD
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Amazing wait staff and great service. Food recommendations were great and food quality was excellent ( especially Fish)

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a day late Mother’s Day celebration and I must say it was a great call and absolutely perfect! Fresh bread, fresh tomatoes on dinner salad, chicken Vesuvio was made to perfection! We all enjoyed our meals. My mom enjoyed the lamb shanks, with seasoned mash potatoes and fresh chopped mixed veggies. I would definitely recommend Cafe Lucci’s I look forward to going back!

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L
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Cafe Lucci is always an excellent choice. Food is great - and service excellent. Been coming to CL for over a decade and consider it one of the best restaurants in Glenview. A favorite for special occasions - just went to celebrate Mother’s Day.

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CT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in the area. There's no reason to go to Chicago when we have this quality in Glenview. Their restaurant in Deerfield is also excellent and I'm sure the new location in Lincoln Park is the same quality.

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g
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food used to be fantastic. It is now average at best. Portions used to be generous; now they are much smaller. Soup or salad used to be included; now everything is ala carte. Crowded and noisy. I won’t be going back. Seems like there are plenty other people to take my place. Lots of other better Italian restaurants in the area.

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EL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Seating was uncomfortable and tight. Food was mediocre. Will not be coming back.

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J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This place is fine - it was my 2nd visit / there are better choices. Waiter was very SLOW - slow to cone back and take drink order and then to actually bring the wine - took forever. Very noisy...I feel indifference about returning.

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p
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service is good but once you pay the bill, the manager and waiter stare at you until you leave.

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LK
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Great service looking forward to returning.

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