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Luce Ristorante

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2977 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
(203) 407-8000
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Today
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: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Second Time

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
jackandpatti
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Meriden, Connecticut
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Hamden, Connecticut
1 review
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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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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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have eaten at Luce many times, and I have never been disappointed. The food is consistently good, with very appetizing specials offered every day. Very cozy bar & friendly atmosphere!

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Hamden, Connecticut
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

food ambiance prices all great will go back soon-- outdoors lovely in good weather/ I would go bak - hope it is as good.. delicious and apretty place..

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Took my husband for a late lunch on his birthday and was very happy with the cuisine and the service. Since the restaurant patrons had thinned out, our waiter was extremely attentive to our every need. I had the Sorde which was orecchiette, portabello mushrooms, and spinach in in the most delicious lobster sauce. I especially loved this dish because... More 

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North Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our group of four chose Luce for an early New Year's Eve dinner, although with some concerns about the limited menu and fixed seating times. It turned out to be a good choice. Menu choices were fine, offering variety and options for non-meat eaters. The hit of the meal was a seafood stuffed crepe app. that eveyone wanted a taste... More 

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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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?