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Luce Ristorante

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2977 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-2326
(203) 407-8000
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was good and the decor was nice but the food was about average to good. The food was fresh but didn't have lots of flavor.

Thank joel r
Sevierville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in town for graduation with my MBA Degree from Quinnipiac University and had a great lunch with one of my professors. Service was outstanding. The wine list was excellent, and the Salmon was wonderful. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. I would recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.

1 Thank Matthew U
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here and had a great meal. Portions are adequate and preparation is good. Noise level was not too bad because it was during the week.

Thank Goforawalk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Our group was very satisfied with our meals. Service was very good as well. They were very welcoming and had out table ready as per our reservation.

Thank ReneeMarieFairfield
Rhode Island
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80 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Went to dinner with family at this place for the first time. The dinners came out over a 10 minute period and people did not know whether to start eating or not as there was no word from the waitress. A couple of us had to remind the waitress that we still did not get sides and the waitress didnt... More 

Thank GeorgefromRhody
Hamden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

luces is a good place to go with a group of people. The food and service are definitely above average. I have gotten the Chicken Parmesan and Blackened Salmon a few times; never being disappointed. The one thing that can be annoying is it gets loud when the restaurant is full; the acoustics are not the best. If you are... More 

Thank IamDavid1964
Milford, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Not very impressed - first time there - crowded tables, short on wait staff, prices are way too high for the food that was presented. In particular I ordered a penne dish with chicken and asparagus for $23...short on chicken and short on asparagus. Had to ask for bread plates, ask for olive oil. Waiter seemed overwhelmed. Would not return,

1 Thank Patricia J
North Branford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Very relaxed, yet upscale atmosphere. Dined with 2 friends. We shared Fried Mozzarella and Pizzetta appetizers. Both friends had a white fish special, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had Chicken Limone from the Pre Fixe Menu. It was delicious, but the sauce seemed somewhat dark for a white wine-lemon sauce. I had Nona's lemon cake with coffee for dessert, and... More 

1 Thank CTbowlingmom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Several of us had veal chops that were excellent and actually nicely priced. All the other meals were excellent with fabulous service

Thank Steve R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

My husband and I usually choose Luce for our Birthdays or our Anniversary. We enjoy all the wonderful Italian dishes they prepare. The Risotto Pescatore is to die for. The atmosphere is nice and service is always attentive. Any dish that you order I am sure you will not be sorry. You can also dine outdoors in the warmer weather.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2977 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-2326
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: (203) 407-8000

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