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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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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Expensive, mediocre food

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Lisa G
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Bethany, CT
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Bethany, CT
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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East Haven, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had friends visiting CT for the holidays, who were recently married out of state and we wanted to celebrate! The reception was planned for a group of 22 people on a Saturday night. I picked up flowers for the table and a wedding cake for the occasion. When I arrived I asked for a table to be set up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

the food is very good. Meals were nicely timed and well prepared. The quality was very good; seafood and steak; both more tender than average. The bread was outstanding.

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Hartford CT
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32 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My wife and I had reservations for a Saturday night; good thing; it was pretty full. Parking is limited but adequate. The few outside decorations are tasteful and attractive - especially at night. We were shown to our seat by a hostess who was polite but not anxious to have conversation. Our meals were nicely timed and well prepared. The... 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?