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Caffe de Luca

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7427 W Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 366-9200
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2014
jnk1975
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Forest Park, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I have eaten here about a half dozen times and have loved it without fail. The food is delicious and there are always fantastic specials. This place is great for groups and takes reservations. I think the price is appropriate and the service is excellent. This is absolutely one of my neighborhood go-tos.

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We have visited this cozy restaurant several times and always remark on the welcoming staff. The environment is relaxing and entices one to enjoy a glass of wine and bread. The menu is Rich with Chef Pascal Salazar's tasty creations. I always look forward to trying a new dish whether a delicious and healthy salad, soup, pasta, or other entree,... More 

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Lemont, Illinois
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Had our daughter's wedding rehearsal dinner there this past August. They put out a nice spread which was buffet style. Everyone in attendance was very positive about the food, atmosphere, and service. The bartenders did a nice job also. We used the second floor which has an indoor area as well as an outside area overlooking Madison Street.

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Ocala, Florida
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Lovely meal again! Went there tonight with 4 friends, YUM! The service was great, got our drink orders right away and it was crowded. We started with the asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto and Fontanini Cheese, and the fried Calamari, all delicious. The Calamari is fried in a Polenta batter I believe, giving it a really nice flavor. We had the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This cozy little bistro reminds you of the back streets of Italy. Wait staff could not be more accommodating and were most knowledgeable about wine pairings! The swordfish was done to absolute perfection! The flank steak and polenta were superb! The Tiramisu was definitely homemade and the crowning glory of the meal. A moderately priced menu with plenty of options... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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 via mobile

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 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
167 reviews 167 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7427 W Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Forest Park
  • Phone Number: (708) 366-9200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?