We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Luca's

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Cnr Rivonia and Outspan Roads, Johannesburg, South Africa
Improve this listing
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 61 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still as good as it ever was

Luca's has been around the northern suburbs for years, although it's been a long while since I last ate there. I wasn't disappointed. The food is still wonderful, the service prompt and delivered with humour... the same humour that Luca exhibits has rubbed off on his staff. Ever popular, booking is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
LindaJoburg
,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Add Photo Write a Review

61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Luca's has been around the northern suburbs for years, although it's been a long while since I last ate there. I wasn't disappointed. The food is still wonderful, the service prompt and delivered with humour... the same humour that Luca exhibits has rubbed off on his staff. Ever popular, booking is a must and anything on the menu is good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Have been going to Lucas since before I can remember and had always been the best Italian in town no matter the location ! Such a great host and food !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This restaurant is not voted top restaurant in Jo'burg for nothing every year. Luca's is renowned for the best Italian dining experience and the food is superb!!!! Do yourself a favour and try any of their pizza's or their calamari salad or even their blue cheese foaccacia..... Yum!!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Joburg
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My family has been going to Luca's for many years now and we have never been disappointed. Friendly staff, great food and the best part is their house salad!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

One of the best maels. This meal is always good because it holds a good tase. The pasta is fresh and the sauce is unique bcause they have an intresting comination of flavers. Pizza is good because the base is gluten free or you can have regulare. One of the top 10 best Italian restaurants in South Africa. If I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sandton, South Africa
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Trying to make a reservation was difficult and nobody returned calls, but that doesn't mean that it wasn't worth the numerous phone calls. There pizzas and pasta dishes are great but I suggest you go off peak meal times if possible

Was this review helpful? Yes
Holystone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We have to admit that Luca's is one of my son's and daughter-in-law's favourite eating places BUT that doesn't count as they live close to Sunninghill and we live in England! What we find is a fabulous welcome from Luca and all his staff and just a huge range of delicious food. The salads deserve special mention - they are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Been here on several occasions and the food never disappoints.Would say I think the pizzas are probably the best thing on the menu but also little ones love the Italian kisses as they are bigger than usual !!! In the past we have always eaten outside but as it looked like it could rain we went inside this time.Seating more... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Loved Luca's in the old days in Morningside and only now visited his premises in Sunninghill. Unfortunately as with so many venues in JHB it overlooks a car park. Met friends we had not seen in a year but couldn't catch up because the restaurant is very noisy (we were inside) It is probably fine outside. The waiters were efficient.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

I think that Luca's Italian is by far one of the best Italian restaurants because they use fresh produce which gives the food a completely different Italian taste.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Luca's also viewed

Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
 
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
 

Been to Luca's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cnr Rivonia and Outspan Roads, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Luca's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?