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Lucca Cafe & Market

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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
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 19
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice trendy restaurant

Very nice trendy restaurant. Nice patio. Very good Tri-tip sandwich and Tri-tip salad. Very busy lunch...even with average entree averaging $15. The service was average. In a very nice strip mall.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Mark H
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Irvine, California
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We ate here for my son's birthday. It was a great find-delicious food, relaxing patio, and great service and food. There were five of us, a few vegetarians and a few carnivores... we were all happy and well fed! Salads and cheese plates were excellent, the entree delicious and dessert...over the top! We sat for hours eating anddchatting, we were... More 

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notts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Visited for an evening meal recently and wasn't that impressed. There are much better Italian restaurants in Irvine and OC area. The inside is very drab and they could do so much more to give an Italian feel. Service was good but the food not that great. We both had a pasta dish and there was lots of pasta but... More 

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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was a great restaurant to have a sunny patio brunch for mother's Day with Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries,breakfast foods, individually made omelets and Italian pasta and salads. Probably would have been a problem it it had rained as inside seating was limited.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Terrific Service, great Minestrone soup. Met my daughter there for lunch. We were actually able to converse with each other without being drowned out y background noise.

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Irvine, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Very nice trendy restaurant. Nice patio. Very good Tri-tip sandwich and Tri-tip salad. Very busy lunch...even with average entree averaging $15. The service was average. In a very nice strip mall.

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Lake Forest, California
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We had never been here before, and came during Restaurant Week to try the place out. I'm super glad that we did. We will definitely return. Pros: Not only was the food very tastefully prepared and presented, but the flavors were delightful. My wife and I tried the brussels sprouts appetizer, land and sea (steak and shrimp), pappardelle noodles with... More 

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San Clemente
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Very nice and classy Italian Cafe. My husband took me out to lunch during OC restaurant week. They did a great job serving the packed lunch crowd. The special menu was delicious and the portions were huge. They also had their large selection of wine at 25% discount. My husband loved his Mahi Mahi wrap with his white beans soup... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Nice classy place to bring a date or wife, terrific wine selection if you're a wine lover. Food a little bit on the girly side, nothing big or meaty, and fairly expensive. A couple of glasses of wine apiece and a light dinner is $100 a couple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We discovered Lucca several years ago when it first opened. Unfortunately, others have discovered our hidden treasure. The food is creative and delicious. Lucca offers both small plates and large plates with a seasonal menu. There is literally something for everyone, from vegans to carnivores. Lucca has a nicely priced and interesting wine list. We go there often.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

First visit, stopped for lunch waiting for appointment. Waitress suggested the ravioli lunch special. It was delicious and right size for lunch. Service and suggestions perfect.

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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

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