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antipasto misto (serves 2)
a selection of italian cold cuts, cheeses & marinated vegetables
antipasto di mare (serves 2)
a selection of assorted shellfish & seafood
prosciutto con melone
parma ham & cantaloupe
salmone affumicato
smoked salmon
calamari fritti
deep fried calamari
polenta gorgonzola con pinoli
italian cornmeal w/ gorgonzola cheese & pinenuts
melanzane alla parmigiana
eggplant baked in tomato sauce & mozzarella cheese
cozze alla napoletana
steamed mussels
vongole al vapore
steamed clams
gamberoni in salsa rosa
shrimp cocktail
insalata di calamaretti
calamari salad w/ a lemon garlic vinaigrette
insalata caprese
sliced‎ tomatoes, fresh mozzarella & basil
insalata di mele
apples, gorgonzola cheese,chopped walnuts in a champagne raspberry vinaigrette
insalata di alici
caprese salad w/ white anchovies & mediterranean olives
insalata di cesare
caesar salad
insalata mista
mixed‎ green salad, creamy gorgonzola or italian vinaigrette dressing
minestra di verdure
minestrone soup
capellini in brodo
angel hair in a light chicken consomme
zuppa di pesce
seafood soup
gnocchi al pomodoro e basilico
potato dumplings w/ tomato basil sauce
ravioloni ai funghi porcini
housemade‎ porcini ravioli in a mushroom cream sauce
ravioloni bolognese
housemade veal ravioli in a rich meat sauce
ravioloni di spinaci alla salvia
housemade spinach ricotta ravioli in a butter sage sauce
rigatoni con salciccia
housemade sliced italian sausages, mushrooms, onions, peas in a tomato sauce
rigatoni con quattro formaggi
creamy four cheese sauce
rigatoni al forno
baked rigatoni in a rich meat sauce
lasagna al forno
lasagna bolognese w/ rich meat & bechamel sauces
fettuccine alla crema
"alfredo" sauce
fettuccine all' ortolana
fresh vegetables & herbs
pollo alla cacciatora
half chicken over polenta in a savory tomato sauce
pollo alla griglia
marinated half chicken grilled under a brick
pollo saltinbocca
chicken breast,prosciutto, fontina cheese in a white wine sauce
veal saltinbocca
veal loin, prosciutto, fontina cheese in a white wine sauce
picata di pollo
chicken breast in a white wine & lemon caper sauce
picata di vitello
veal loin in a white wine & lemon caper sauce
pollo marsala
chicken breast w/ mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce
vitello marsala
veal loin w/ mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce
pollo parmigiana
breaded chicken breast w/ mozzarella cheese in a tomato sauce
vitello parmigiana
breaded veal loin w/ mozzarella cheese in a tomato sauce
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed September 25, 2019

We dine at Luciano's several times a year. Their pastas and especially the raviolis are among the best in Reno. Their bolognese sauce is the best in town. The raviolis are house made. Their mushroom raviolis are also outstanding. The kitchen was slow on this...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 14, 2019 via mobile

We stopped in here with a group of friends and had high hopes for our dinner. Unfortunately the food was uninspired and tasteless. Salad was bag lettuce and the weakest Gorgonzola dressing we’ve ever had. Bread was tasteless and toasted to make it crusty, another...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

Searching Reno for Italian. Found Luciano’s ...thank god...great Italian food! Place is Italian from the ‘get go!’. Owner greeted me at the door. Wes the waiter was excellent in his demeanor and presentation. Food: Salmon pan sauté in tomato, olive oil, capers....excellent. Side of polenta!...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

compared to other Reno Italians we frequent - mid range. 2 groups in back made it difficult for us to talk waitress appearance?? food ok to good bruschetta ample + and tasty

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Nice to get away from the Downtown scene of Reno and enjoy a nice meal. Great location in the hills, very nice neighborhood of large homes and ranches. Food was very good, the whole table went with pasta of various types and they were able...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

The menu is dated, there are items that they don’t serve anymore. I tried ordering this particular dish, they would tell me they were out. Finally one of the servers told me they weren’t making it anymore. First clue, would have been the first time...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Wednesday evening May 2, 2018 1 waiter 1 bartender no bus help Owners not present (recognize everyone must have some time off - however) Busy. Bartender trying to wait on front part of room and tend bar - bar orders delayed as result. Waiter was...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed April 6, 2018

All the "classics" some changed up to give them a new flare. Easy to access, not a lot of walking, good desserts too! Our party of four dined here on a busy holiday weekend. We ordered the Lasagna Al Forno, the Fettuccine Con Gamburi, the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed December 25, 2017

Had our annual Christmas eve dinner at Luciano's. The meal was superb from the veal to the pasta. Drinks and wine perfect. A super friendly local crowd. Italian owner chef Luciano and wife Mel are seemingly always there and their warmth and the staff professionalism...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Luciano's has a relatively small dining area, which is one of the reasons we like it. The service is very good, and the chef always has a long list of nightly specials. Entrees are served with soup (minestrone) or salad. The ravioli bolognese is just...More

Date of visit: October 2017
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