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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Italian, American
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed February 14, 2021

I can not say enough good things about Luce. We are an younger older couple, second wedding, who hosted a post ceremony luncheon at Luce. The social distancing was great and all at our luncheon felt safe with the protocol. The food was superb and...we were able to work with Sammy to streamline appy's and desserts with main course ordered off the regular menu. There was a coordinator assigned to our party and multiple servers who all worked the room beautifully. I highly recommend this restaurant for a small group gathering or just a simple romantic dinner with your partner.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 14, 2021

Luce has been a benchmark of Middletown restaurants for years. Im born and bred our City,(65yo), so I've seen hundreds of food establishments come and go here. My favorite is the Sausage Rigatoni ( to go). Everything w/ Luce is second to none, moderately priced,...and a super atmosphere ( inside and out!, the tent is so cool( but warm)!!. Enjoy Locals and Visitors#More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed September 20, 2020 via mobile

Food and waitstaff great despite the awful front end host. Whoever decided to make him a host should think it all through. We assume it was a relative ( possible owners son ) in need of something to do during covid. He was rude and...dismissive, it was awkward and we almost left - Thankfully the waiter and other staff made up for it. I’ve been here multiple times and have never experienced anything like this kid. PLEASE - give the kid a dishwashing job out back DO NOT put him on the front line. He was on his phone the whole time , distracting staff and trying hard to be a “boss like” when obviously this kid lacked in the customer service area.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 29, 2020 via mobile

Yesterday our party of three seniors met for an al fresco lunch. First and most importantly, the staff treated us wonderfully. The owner of Luce went out to street side to direct our friend to onsite parking. Our meals were crab cakes and sea scallops,...which were perfect. Staff suggested a Italian pinot grigio, an excellent choice! During this stressful pandemic era, to know friends can enjoy a most satisfying meal together is reassuring. Kudos to Luce! We will back soon. Luce is tops with us!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 21, 2020

We were out for a drive, and ended up in Middletown around lunchtime, so we popped in here. They have a nice shady tent surrounded by hanging and potted flowers. The food was delicious, but the service was very uneven - guess they are getting...their sealegs (so to speak) after reopening. I would try it again....More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 19, 2020

Sitting at proper tables with chairs under a beautiful tent like ceiling. Very good service and food too.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 25, 2020 via mobile

We had a delicious outdoor dinner at Luce. I had the special halibut and my husband and son had pasta. So fresh and delicious during the reopening

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed March 17, 2020 via mobile

I just had the best corn beef and cabbage dinner ever !!! Is enough for two people ! Thank you ! Of course it was take out !!! S Deegan

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 10, 2020

The experience was delightful from start to finish! Exemplary service. Appetizers to main course, absolutely delish! I would highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020

I had a 20 person party, adults and 5 children, at Luce. The service was exemplary, rating 5 stars. The wide range of dinner choices pleased all.The experience was memorable and at half the price of a comparable N.Y. restaurant. Rest rooms were immacu!ate. The...staff 's courtesy and concern only made the experience that much more memorable. I will definitely return for the excellent dining experience nearby.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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They are closed But 12/23 there will be Carrols
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Frequently Asked Questions about Luce

  • Yes, Luce offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Luce offers delivery services.

  • Luce is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5