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Caffe de Luca

7427 W Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 366-9200
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Ranked #19 of 69 Restaurants in Forest Park
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Aug 30, 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

When you see it from the outside, even on a summer day when their are people seated outside, you don't expect what you get when you are pleasantly surprised upon entering the restaurant. The decor is imported from Italy with street lights from Venice over each eating area. The decor is so quaint and does remind me of the narrow... More

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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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
141 reviews 141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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