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Luce Ristorante

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2977 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
(203) 407-8000
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
    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
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Our family has gone to this restaurant for many occasions and it is a lovely place to dine. However if you go there often enough the menu does not change and is a bit limited. Service is outstanding, very clean and the food is always good with big portions. My father always likes the fried... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
perk62
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Hamden, Connecticut
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Cheshire, Connecticut
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luce's is one of my favorite places to dine wether sitting in the bar area or the dining area. The food is always top notch. Our favorite server is Edmond. He pays attention to every detail and always has a smile on his face. I have enjoyed a variety of dishes but my favorite is the filet special topped with... More 

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Hartland, Connecticut 06027
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were part of a large group at Luce today - what a great spot! The service and food were top notch. The meatballs were so light...I would love to steal the recipe. Even my most finicky friend loved the salmon. Quite a lovely restaurant!

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Thank Matthew R
Meriden, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has been one of my favorite restaurants even before they change their name! And they will cook a meal to your liking all you need to do is ask. Never disappointed! I even got engaged there! Been there for business and for Personal.

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Thank Stacy B
New Haven, Connecticut
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite their limited menu, food still consistently good. During our last visit (Jan 16, 2016) we had someof our favorites (Shrimp pesto, Fillet Mignon and the Ucelletii (chicken) as well as the the Crab Cakes and the Steak special. Overall good experience but there were a few things that have not improved since our last meal there. I ordered wine... More 

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Thank MTMG2015
Connecticut
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Great dining on New Year's Eve for 4 couples! Decor was attractive and the service was superb! Every dinner was enjoyed and fully consumed! Menu was reasonably priced for this special holiday night! Eccellente!

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Thank HJayR
Hamden, Connecticut
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Our family has gone to this restaurant for many occasions and it is a lovely place to dine. However if you go there often enough the menu does not change and is a bit limited. Service is outstanding, very clean and the food is always good with big portions. My father always likes the fried calmari which is never chewy.... More 

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Thank perk62
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Went with a group of friends. The service was great and the meal even better. We all had different desserts and shared them

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Thank Richard D
Hamden, Connecticut
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We were here as part of a group and the service and food were really great. Nice wine list, excellent appetizers and entrees, super deserts. Service was attentive and pleasant. I would go back here in a heartbeat.

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Thank sebcourtney
Hamden, Connecticut
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Recently dined here with a group of girlfriends. There were 16 of us, and as always the food and service were top notch. Great place for couples too. Will definitely come back.

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Thank Celia48d
New Haven, Connecticut
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424 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We have been coming here since before the name change. A long time for sure. Over the years many restaurants have come and gone..a few have lasted because of value. Luce is such a place. It is not cheap, so if you are used to Olive Garden stay away. Having said that this place offers a quality product served in... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?