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Luciano's Ristorante

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1579 Main Street, Rahway, NJ 07065 (Monroe)
Luciano's is located one block from the Rahway train station, with the addition of taxi service and bus service offered throughout Rahway.
732-815-1200
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food and special place

My wife and I tried Luciano's in December of 2012 for a celebration dinner on her promotion. We loved it from the moment we walk in. Nice bar/meeting area off to the right with nice happy hour promotions. We go back every so often. On November first of 2014 we had our wedding and reception there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
bob s
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Rahway, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Woodbridge, NJ
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant three times and all three times I have been very disappointed. One evening I was dining with a group of six friends on a Monday night. We waited half an hour for out salads and then an hour and fifteen minutes later we still did not have our main courses. When they finally came... More 

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Rahway, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My wife and I tried Luciano's in December of 2012 for a celebration dinner on her promotion. We loved it from the moment we walk in. Nice bar/meeting area off to the right with nice happy hour promotions. We go back every so often. On November first of 2014 we had our wedding and reception there. They did an outstanding... More 

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Pittsburgh PA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Food was delicious. Staff was very friendly and accommodating, however, we had to ask for staples like salt, pepper and butter. Lovely atmosphere.

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Linden, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Although I have heard horror stories of people who had large events here, if one goes for a regular meal, the menu is varied and the food is of high quality. It also is good for an early dining special, which is totally affordable. The scallops are absolutely my favorite and I gravitate to ordering them with frequency. The portion... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I hosted a baby shower event here with 37 guests. This was a huge huge mistake! When you book an event with them, they rush you to pay the $500 deposit. After you pay, you have to hunt them down (the events lady is Josephine) to give them the details of what you want, and they always give you the... More 

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New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The food here was absolutely delicious. For pasta dishes we had the homemade gnocchi and pumpkin ravioli. Also had the talapia francaise, and salmon with acorn squash polenta. Great sauces, truly gourmet. Nicely decorated and great service -- we'll be back!

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Rahway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

To sum it all up, this place is built on hype. The food had ZERO flavor, everything on my plate taste like it had freezer burn on it at one point or another. I was truly disappointed.

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Iselin, New Jersey
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123 reviews 123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great restaurant in downtown Rahway. We had calamari as an appetizer, it was great. As entrees we had lobster risotto & pumpkin raviolis, both were fantastic! But our favorite part was the pitcher of red sangria we ordered. Best I've ever had, including restaurant in Newark! Hostess & wait staff very friendly & helpful! We will definitely be back for... More 

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My friend had told me how great Luciano's is. I was looking forward to our dinner. Everything seemed wonderful--good food and great service. I had a BIG problem, however. I am allergic to gluten. I'm used to choosing carefully when I dine out, and I always enlist the aid of my server when ordering. Our server at dinner that night... More 

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Westfield, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had tickets for a show in Rahway and needed a restaurant nearby for dinner. I found Luciano's. It is a beautifully decorated place, with a very attentive waitstaff. I ordered the crab cake appetizer and the halibut for my entree. They were both delicious. My husband raved about his veal parmigiana which he couldn't finish. We will definitely return... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1579 Main Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
    (Monroe)
  • Public Transportation: Luciano's is located one block from the Rahway train station, with the addition of taxi service and bus service offered throughout Rahway.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Rahway
  • Phone Number: 732-815-1200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 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
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?