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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
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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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dallas, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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