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Caffe de Luca

7427 W Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 366-9200
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Ranked #27 of 69 Restaurants in Forest Park
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- May 30, 2014
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75% Recommend
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Ny wife loves this place, I can't stand it. Food is decent, typical faux Italian fare but the service has always been terrible. I dont know who does their customer service training but Willie Dregel should have some input. Just tried to get a party of 30 people in a private room for one night and they can't do it.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I decided to try caffe De luca on a fluke and I'm charmed and elegantly so. The atmosphere is classic, staff respectful and welcoming, the wine selection refreshing, prices really reasonable and the food! Oh the food! .I had salmon & mussels, with spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms and tasted the sea in every bite. It was absolutely wonderful, fresh and... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love to sit at the bar, order a martini and the baked prosciutto. It's a very relaxed place with great food, great service and great martinis. I have never been disappointed. Consistent excellent service.

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Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed a nice quiet afternoon here. It was raining out and that added to our enjoyment. Excellent fish dish and the flatbread pizza was also good. This is be of many nice spots along Madison Ave in Forest Park. We have been here more than once and really do enjoy it.

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New Lenox, Illinois
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

After a book signing at Centuries and Sleuths Book Store, we looked for a place nearby for lunch. Caffe De Luca's door was open. We liked the cozy atmosphere and welcoming staff. We each ordered the crab cakes and were delighted with the presentation and taste. Served on a bed of greens with capers and a yummy sauce, the crabcakes... More

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This looked like an appealing spot on a trendy stretch of Madison St., and the interior was nice enough, although not exactly cozy. My friend and I decided to order soups and split a pizza for lunch. The eggplant soup tasted ok but was warm, not hot, when it arrived. The pizza was the big disappointment, though. You would expect... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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120 reviews 120 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Caffe De Luca is located in a lively section of Forest Park among a cluster of restaurants and bars. It consists of a large main dining room on the first floor with tables along one wall and a very long bar on the opposite wall. The tables are fairly comfortable but the atmosphere feels more like a barroom than a... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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135 reviews 135 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I love their menu. Always something different, and the prices are reasonable. Good wine selection. Sit upstairs on the balcony in the summer or warmer spring and fall days.

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

This was my second visit, and it was as good as the first. Went with a group of four. The appetizers (asparagus wrapped with prociutto and fontina cheese) and hummus were great. I had the pasta with chicken and shrimp in a cream sauce, very good!! The atmosphere is very relaxing. And, the bellini drink is awesome!

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Indian Head Park, IL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

We went to celebrate a family birthday with a group of five. Our reserved table was waiting upon our arrival. We loved the atmosphere... open air with the doors across the front open to let in the warm autumn evening and an interesting eclectic decor. Servers were friendly and professional. The menu has something for everyone with burgers and pizzas... More

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