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Sawmill Road, Powell, OH 43065-6942
847-334-9371
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Luce + Nuovo has a contemporary Italian/French menu that can be enjoyed...
Luce + Nuovo has a contemporary Italian/French menu that can be enjoyed both casually and formally. Every season our menu changes to ensure that you only experience the freshest ingredients; all the while, supporting many local farmers and purveyors. Our wine selection is extensive and chosen from the finest vineyards worldwide.
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
too expensive for what you get

This is a tapas restaurant which means they try to sell you multiple small plates for a sum total that would be outrageous if they charged it for a single entree. I've been to Spain and experienced real tapas. This is a marketing approach rather than a food sharing experience. The food is good... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
ogc5151
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a tapas restaurant which means they try to sell you multiple small plates for a sum total that would be outrageous if they charged it for a single entree. I've been to Spain and experienced real tapas. This is a marketing approach rather than a food sharing experience. The food is good I liked the previous iteration of... More 

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Downtown Columbus
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We visited this place with a Groupon coupon. Everything there was over-priced! Food quality is just so-so at the best. Not worth it.

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Piqua
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166 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

We went to Luce Nuovo recently when, quite frankly, we could not get into another restaurant in downtown Powell in a timely manner. The room was not crowded so we were seated quickly, greeted quickly, served quickly and were gone quickly. The prices were definitely within reason, the service was very good, the food was ok ....it was all just... More 

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Trebfath
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Four of us dined here last Saturday evening. It was not at all crowded, and we had no wait. The menu had a great variety of choices, and we sampled each other's dishes. All were excellent, with decorated plates, a very informed server [Mile, pronounced ME-lay] from Macedonia. The Executive Chef even came out and spent 10 minutes chatting with... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The new Luce's is definitely a downer. The manager is awkward and unfriendly. We stood and waited for a couple of minutes before we were greeted.. The manager went to grab menus, dropped them all over the floor, picked them up and then proceeded to place them in front of us on the table. Thankfully, our waiter...who stuck around from... More 

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Powell, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Quality of cuisine and service has really gone up, but so have the prices. Atmosphere is much more comfortable. Outdoor seating as well. Very nice wine list. I'll be going back.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I took my wife there for our 20th wedding anniversary. It was far from our first choice, but it was a Wednesday evening and we couldn't get a seat at the first 4 restaurants in Powell we visited (what's up with Wednesdays anyhow?). We were seated immediately, but stuck in a corner right next to the kitchen entrance and diagonally... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Overpriced, inconsistent, unimaginative - a far cry from what it started out to be. So-so service, so-so food. Refused to honor a discount coupon. Flop City, as the empty parking lot might indicate.

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Powell, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The restaurant offers a hybrid Italian and French menu, with a reasonably and well assorted wine selection. We've recently attended their monthly wine dinners where they offer a special menu. These are highly recommendable

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

OK, this local restaurant has gone through a few ownership/management changes in the past few years. Had it's ups an downs. Hadn't been there in probably 6 months. Went tonight and have to say, it was very good. Not excellent, and I'll get to that. Had the Kobe Beef carpaccio and it was very good, nicely dressed with fresh arugula.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sawmill Road, Powell, OH 43065-6942
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Powell
  • Phone Number: 847-334-9371

Description

Luce + Nuovo has a contemporary Italian/French menu that can be enjoyed both casually and formally. Every season our menu changes to ensure that you only experience the freshest ingredients; all the while, supporting many local farmers and purveyors. Our wine selection is extensive and chosen from the finest vineyards worldwide.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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