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Lucca Cafe & Market

6507 Quail Hill Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92603-4231
949-725-1773
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Ranked #34 of 529 restaurants in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Sand Canyon
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Costa Mesa, California, United States
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152 reviews 152 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Desert Hot Springs
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Bellevue, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

A busy but comfortable restaurant with excellent service, food and ambiance. The beer and wine selection was good and the seating was spacious even though lots of servers were coming and going. A favorite for our Irvine friends and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Irvine, California
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143 reviews 143 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Wednesday evening during OC Restaurant Week. Not crowded, sat in the glass enclosed patio area with overhead heaters. Very pleasant and quiet, great place to actually have a conversation. Salads were fresh with walnuts and cheese, not overly dressed. Nice wine selection with a range of prices and some different selections. Wife had the Land and Sea, a small combination... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A hotspot for business lunches, Lucca Cafe is a trendy place with knowledgeable staff who can pair the perfect wine with your meal selection. An authentic Italian flare gives both the food and the atmosphere an edge over other local cafes. I can't wait to go back!

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Irvine, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

What an enjoyable dining experience! Great menu, lots of interesting choices and a good wine selection! I'm looking forward to returning.

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Dana Point, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Rotating menu of dishes from Italy, Spain and Southern Europe. Medium sized portions, well prepared. Fine selection of cheeses and wine parings. Dishes served as prepared for individual guests, so service may be erratic. Kobe sliders and John Dory are interesting choices. Reservations recommended ....

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Los Angeles
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Come here for the brunch (eggs in purgatory is a great choice). Dinner can be pricey and for us, was not very memorable. Great cheese and wine selection though (but again, pricey).

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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220 reviews 220 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Most of the seating in this place is in a covered outdoor area with heating lamps, but we sat inside. It's pleasant there with good service and good food. I had the salmon and it was flavored with mustard. I also shared an order of broiled small pieces of chicken on a stick, which was moist and tasty. I probably... More

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