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Luce Ristorante

2977 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
(203) 407-8000
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Ranked #15 of 148 restaurants in Hamden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Branford, Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

I was expecting more in the way of quality and taste. Our waiter was excellant and he also made suggestions for dinners. For a fine Italian restaurant I was surprised at the blandness of everything including our lemon dessert that was only a hint of lemon taste. The wine selection was unbelievable and expensive for the selection. Also, very loud... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I was there for lunch with friends and asked the waitress if they still had a certain pasta and shrimp dish. She said they did. We ordered drinks and then she took food orders, I told her I'd have the dish we discussed earlier. When it came, there was no shrimp in it and she said I didn't order shrimp.... More

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Constant Traveller
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214 reviews 214 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I visited this restaurant with a friend in early May 2014, and dinner for two without a lot of adult beverages tapped out just over $100 before tips. That makes it border-line expensive, which is OK if the food is worth it. And it was, but barely. I think the other reviewers have it right: a good choice, but this... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Wow! Wouldn't recommend dining here. Mother's Day is about family. How could they not offer a child's menu? Ridiculous and totally overpriced. It's not for kids! Sorry but I'm a parent and I love that I have options where I can brings child! My child is not a little child but under 12 so there could be a choice for... More

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Hamden, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Luce is a fine Italian restaurant with a great wine list. Not fast food so go to enjoy yourself not just eat.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food rarely disappoints and the wine selection is exceptional. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and accommodating. We prefer to eat at the bar where it is a little easier to hold a conversation due to the noise level in the main dining area but overall it is always a satisfying experience.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've been there many times over the years. Food and wine are excellent. Prices are too high. Waiters are haughty.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have only been to Luce once - I live less than 1/2 mile away - Made reservations for my birthday. Just for 2. We arrived on time - they asked us to wait - we waited over 45 mins - then they set up a small table in the hallway by the door - no thank you - so... More

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Hamden, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

For about 30 years, I have been dining at Luce' once Raffael's in Hamden. I have never had anything but the best food and excellent service. I love Anna and her entire staff. The bartenders are all professional and knowledgeable and my husband and I love it! Our perfect go to place to eat locally.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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118 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We read the reviews and expected very good, maybe even great - what we got was good , expensive good. A 3.5 rating if we could offer. Classic menu item and by that nothing unique or even modern but what you would expect with a restaurant that offers a fine Italian dining experience. and it was good but its just... More

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