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Luca's Ristorante

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High Hill | Greta Bridge, Keswick CA12 5NX, England
+44 17687 74621
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gorgeous Italian food, great service

Very good sized portions of scrummy Italian food, so arrive very hungry to do it justice. I had a very nice avocado with prawns (lots of them) and chicken with flageolet beans and chorizo very hearty and delicious. The chicken was moist and very succulent. There's a good range of pasta, pizza... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Mixed opinions on this traditional Italian restaurant. The food portions were good if a bit overpriced, but what let it down was one of the mains was only lukewarm. It was sorted quickly with a minimum of fuss but whilst some would go again, it put some of our party off. Very quiet for a Friday evening but that could... More 

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UK
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Very good sized portions of scrummy Italian food, so arrive very hungry to do it justice. I had a very nice avocado with prawns (lots of them) and chicken with flageolet beans and chorizo very hearty and delicious. The chicken was moist and very succulent. There's a good range of pasta, pizza and mains but a lot of them had... More 

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Thank Qixu
Kirkham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

A group of friends, with children, ate here whilst staying in Keswick. Service was a little dis-jointed. Was quite expensive for some things for what they were. £4 for a small dish of olives. The cheapest wine was £19 a bottle. On top of that there was a 10% service charge (not optional). Not sure we'd visit again.

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Thank MDunkley
Paul P, Owner at Luca's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for saying the food was nice, but I would like to point out the following with regards to your comments about price and service. Firstly, the cheapest wine we sell is an Italian red at £16.95 not £19.00 as you have said. Secondly, we only charge service on party's of 10 or more people and that is optional,... More 

Chinley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I am not a massive fan of Italian food, but I must admit that Lucas ticks all the boxes. Good service, great food and wine from a well established restaurant. Worth a visit.

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1 Thank RTN0425
Paul P, Owner at Luca's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review, especially as you say you are not a fan of Italian food, hopefully we have converted you. Hopefully we will see you in near future. Best regards Paul Luca's More 

Bransgore, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

I visited this restaurant for a second time whilst visiting the Lakes. The gf choice is great, very yummy food. My non-gf friends all said their meals were amazing too. Service was a little slow but they were very busy.

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1 Thank NatalieRiley
Paul P, Owner at Luca's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, especially your comments on the gluten free food we offer, it's something we are well known for, in fact about 80% of my menu is available gluten free on request. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. Best regards Paul Luca's More 

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Once again Paul and his team do us proud, we took some very good friends down to eat and they were not disappointed, great food, great host and very good staff, We will be back Cheers Guys

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Thank Rodden10
Paul P, Owner at Luca's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank once again for your kind review. It's always a pleasure to serve such discerning customers such as yourself. I will pass on your kind comments to my staff. See you soon. Best regards Paul Luca's More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Now we are pleased that we booked in advance! Well done Lucas staff! Your excellent service complements excellent food. You deserve your success!

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Thank KALLY36
Paul P, Owner at Luca's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, what a nice thing to say about the food and service. I only hope we will see you again in the near future. Best regards Paul Luca's More 

Coventry
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We pre-booked for a group of 18 on a Friday night. We arrived on time and the table was ready for us, drinks came quickly after that good start things went downhill from there. The food was slow to come, and was not served as a group some being finished before others started. Orders were mixed up, some food was... More 

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Thank larrydonovan25
Paul P, Owner at Luca's Ristorante, responded to this review

I,m sorry you did not enjoy your meal at Luca,s, but I have looked into your complaint and it would appear everyone else on the table was very happy with the food and service as they thanked us and commented on how much they enjoyed it on there way out. We only use quality ingredients, no one has ever complained... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We try to visit Keswick once a year and like to visit a different restaurant every evening. We always have a meal at Luca's and this time visited on the last night of our holiday. My husband had the cheese and walnut soufflé, which he said was delicious, and I couldn't resist ordering the gnocchi which I ordered last time... More 

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1 Thank ellen m
Paul P, Owner at Luca's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. What you said about the food and service is very much appreciated, I have passed your comments to my staff as I could not do what we do without them. I hope you visit us in the near future and wish you well. Best regards Paul Luca's More 

Egham
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

A really good menu and great service. My dish was specially prepared without anchovies and my husband said the wild boar ragu and bread and butter pudding were excellent.

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Thank Larney3
Paul P, Owner at Luca's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, as you may had read from previous reviews the ragu and also the lasagne are our best selling dishes, the bread and butter pudding, made from pannatone and raisins soaked in grappa is our signature sweet and is permanently on the menu. We hope to see you in the near future. Best regards Paul More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Hill | Greta Bridge, Keswick CA12 5NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 74621

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?