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Lucca Cafe & Market

6507 Quail Hill Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92603-4231
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Ranked #58 of 534 Restaurants in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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
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English first
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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187 reviews 187 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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
39 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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