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Luca Cucina Italiana

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2057 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1613
+1 510-649-9718
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“veal” (3 reviews)
“garlic bread” (3 reviews)
“fresh pasta” (2 reviews)
Closes in 15 min
All hours
$$ - $$$
2057 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1613
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Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Only surprising because it is not in am area one expects excellence and from the outside looks quite ordinary. The delight is fresh pasta, charming service. And focus on fresh ingrediants. Also a pleasure to have unique menu items and the ability to select your...More

Thank avidforafrica
Reviewed January 12, 2017

The storefront is not impressive, but the food is first rate. This is the type of home made / family styled restaurant that you would find in New York or SF. The ingredients are high quality the portions are generous. The prep, the cooking and...More

Thank Bryan B
Reviewed December 30, 2016

We found this neighborhood restaurant on the way back from Napa and it is a gem. Very simple, but well done menu with a few pasta, veal and chicken dishes. The Veal Luca was very good and my kids all enjoyed their pasta dishes. Service...More

Thank lmb32
Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

When eating in a university environment we've learned to lower our expectations as they are used to pleasing college students with little taste. Not so in this case, Service started a little flimsy, but quickly improved. We ordered Italian egg drop spinach soup served very...More

Thank OC-RaiderFan
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

We began with a good Pinot and fried polenta. Crisp on the outside and soft inside with a good home cooked simple tomato sauce. We chose a chicken and veal dish. Tasty comfort food for reasonable prices.

Thank Judi S
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We found Luca Cucina Italiana through TripAdvisor. So glad we did because the food was wonderful. We had beet salad, chicken Marsala, linguine with pomodoro sauce, and garlic bread. Everything was delicious and cooked fresh. My husband said the Marsala was some of the best...More

Thank cruiselover801
Reviewed August 21, 2016

This is a lovely, small neighborhood restaurant that offers tasty Italian comfort food. My husband and I showed up with no reservation early on a Saturday night, sat down before the rush, and were pleased with the service and our dishes. I had linguine with...More

Thank Robin P
Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

From the delicious $30 a bottle Chianti to pasta, including gluten free, and home made Pesto and sausage, plus a nice tiramisu and coffee, all while in a casual atmosphere creates a perfect stress free night out.

Thank Jeffrey P
Reviewed September 21, 2015

Real good food and a good atmosphere at inexpensive prices. The first night it was quiet enough for a good conversation. The next night not so much. The wait staff was busy but courteous

Thank Russ P
Reviewed September 20, 2015

Short on ambiance but long on made to order pastas, Luca is a high value low cost italian eatery that allows you to mix and match pastas, sauces and add-ins to create the pasta you want rather than be limited to a few choices the...More

Thank cornelljhr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2057 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1613
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-649-9718
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