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Lucca Cafe & Market

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Lucca Cafe & Market
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6507 Quail Hill Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92603-4231
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6507 Quail Hill Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92603-4231 (Sand Canyon)
949-725-1773
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good neighborhood restaurant

I've eaten at Lucca a couple of times recently and have been pleased with the experience. The food is tasty and the service good. The menu is predictable for the area and includes some pasta dishes as well as a couple of seafood and meat options. Nothing wowed me, but nothing disappointed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
too_few_trips_1
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Irvine, CA
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Irvine, CA
Top Contributor
381 reviews 381 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I've eaten at Lucca a couple of times recently and have been pleased with the experience. The food is tasty and the service good. The menu is predictable for the area and includes some pasta dishes as well as a couple of seafood and meat options. Nothing wowed me, but nothing disappointed either. So, Lucca is certainly good for a... More 

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Orange, California, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Meatballs on the appetiser menu are bomb.com! Great selection of wine and their cheese platter is wonderful as well.

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Laguna Beach, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Held a business dinner here with some people who joined our company though an acquisition The menu options were good, the food was fresh and interesting. I wish they offered more drink options. Also the tables were packed closely together and it felt claustrophobic. I kept bumping chairs with the people behind me. They were a noisy group who talked... More 

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Switzerland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We had dinner last night and I was not impressed. Food and service are just ok for the price they charge. First, the waiter warns you, the dishes might not all come together because they are cooked one at a time. I ordered the scampi flat noodle dish $17.50. I asked if they can substitute the noodles for linguinis (... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We liked the food. service was good and the outdoor patio is nice -- too bad it is right on the parking lot access road. But all things considered, it is a good place to go.

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California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

After some time away I decided to give Lucca another chance, and they failed. Again. Given the scarcity of decent restaurants in Irvine that are not a chain I truly would like Lucca to succeed but they continue to fall far short both in their food and service. The food is just OK and sometimes teetering into poor, and the... More 

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Irvine, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A friend described Lucca as a Santa Monica restaurant in Irvine. Interesting, changing menus, well-sized (not humungous) portions, top notch wine list for those who care. Been there for lunch and dinner. They only do brunches on weekends, now.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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244 reviews 244 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A co-worker and I came here for a lunch recently; first time in over a year. We were seated very quickly, and got one of the few small tables left, which was in a closely-spaced part of the interior. Lucca is very popular, so it fills up fast … and gets noisy. Next time, I’m going to get a seat... More 

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San Leandro, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Since I was on a business trip, I splurged. I dined alone, had a half glass of italian wine,a single cheese sampler, two tapas plates and dessert....that came to over $40. A little higher than I would like if I had been paying. Of all the items, I think the wine and the dessert were overpriced. I sat on the... More 

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Westminster, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Good place for lunch with friends. Nice glassed in patio. Fresh ingredients. Vegan friendly - got a Kale salad. Great great service. Delicious brownie with berries for their birthday dessert.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6507 Quail Hill Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92603-4231
    (Sand Canyon)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: 949-725-1773

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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