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Luce Ristorante

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2977 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
(203) 407-8000
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
GREAT COFFEE!

I had two meals at this restaurant - dinner and lunch. For dinner, I had Calamari Fritters ($12.00) that were good and Swordfish ($26.00) which was also good. Crème Brulee ($4.00) was very good. The coffee is outstanding ($2.00). Lunch, the next day, was outstanding - excellent Gnocchi Barese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
SeamusOmaoflhbhail
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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

great food but very expensive. You can go there for a special occasion but bring your pocketbook. The atmosphere is very romantic for couples and the wait staff is very friendly. I really enjoyed my dinner.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Food was very good. Waitress was rude and service was non existent. I would not recommend dining in this " fine dining " establishment.

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Met our cousins there recently. The waiter knew their menu very well as well as a nice wine recomendation. Being Lactose intollerent I apperciated his help with changing a meal to leave out dairy. The bar is very nice and I think outside seating is now availble too. They folks always do a great job!

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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I had two meals at this restaurant - dinner and lunch. For dinner, I had Calamari Fritters ($12.00) that were good and Swordfish ($26.00) which was also good. Crème Brulee ($4.00) was very good. The coffee is outstanding ($2.00). Lunch, the next day, was outstanding - excellent Gnocchi Barese ($13.00) and, of course, the coffee.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

was there with my family the owner paul over cooked our steak twice then tried toi send brushcketta then the owner is never there

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Monroe, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Our company had a business dinner at Luce last evening. We had a party of 14 (yes, we were a little loud) and had a terrific time. Here are my top impressions from the evening after never having been there before. THE SERVICE: Excellent. Two people took care of us and they were as attentive as you could want. Water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Me and my boyfriend drive by this resturant everyday going home. We decided to make reservations for our 3 year anniversary, when we arrived we were only the 3rd table filled. I got nervous because I assumed that ment it might be bad. About 30 min into our dinner the place was packed, I think there was even a party... More 

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Bethany, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Hadn't been there in 12 years, and we received a gift card for Christmas, so we went back. Now we remember why we hadn't been there. It's not that the food was awful, it just wasn't overwhelmingly good, either. I've had outstanding Italian food, and this wasn't it. The calamari was overcooked, the meatballs (appetizer) undercooked, my husband's fish was... More 

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Meriden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Luce's twice. Both times we were very pleased with our meals. The staff is friendly and knowledgable of their menu. I like to order the special if there is something interesting. Both times, it wasn't for me, but this time Jack had the pork osso buco which was the special. Prepared well and delicious. We heard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I like this place for a nice casual dinner. The food is very good. There was a good wine selection and they are reasonably priced. The wait staff is very friendly and casual.

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Additional Information about Luce Ristorante

Address: 2977 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
Phone Number: (203) 407-8000
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2977 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: (203) 407-8000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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