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“Tasty food, good service, a bit pricey”
Review of Luciana

Luciana
Ranked #19 of 729 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Mammilla
Herts, England
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Tasty food, good service, a bit pricey”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

A group of us ate at Luciana recently. Even thoiugh only two of us walked in at first, the staff were immediately attentive and helpful. Even when some friends just popped in on the way past for a chat, they were offered chairs and drinks, rather than the more usual, "you're in the way".
As the place filled up, the waters and waitresses sped up - a rarity in Jerusalem!
The food was plentiful and tasty - none of us had any complaints.
Having said that, it was pricey, at almost 600 Shekels for 6 meals (excluding wine), quite a bit more than is normal for a non-meat restaurant.
We would definitely go there again, but only for special occasions.

  • Visited June 2012
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian Food...”
Reviewed May 19, 2012

Lucian was my first restaurant I have visited during my Jerusalem stay. I was walking in Mamilla shopping mall and just got inside. Awesome !! The focaccia is amazing !!! They offer a real italian cuisine. I have tried the Israelian wine and its matchs pretty well with italian food. Definetely, I will go back once deserving a italian food.

  • Visited May 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Kosher and Italian don't mix”
Reviewed May 19, 2012

What a shame: Luciana has a nice outdoor terrace and a very Italian-feeling interior. Because it's kosher, the restaurant focuses on dairy to the exclusion of meat. Unfortunately, they feel the need to over-compensate on the dairy. I ordered ravioli that were absolutely smothered in cream to the point they were almost inedible. On top of that, the bruschetta suggested that no one in the kitchen had ever been to Italy. When in Jerusalem, do as the Romans do and avoid bad Italian food.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank voyagewriter
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Bedford, NY
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent food, very reasonable price.”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

As part of a group of 6, I ate here a couple of weeks ago. The food was amazing and very good value. 2 of us ordered their incredible pizza. Even though kosher for Passover, it had a thin crispy crust and great toppings, the best pizza I have had in a long time anywhere! The salads, even for Israel were exception and of course large. Also they serve terrific ravioli and excellent fish. I am definitely recommending this restaurant, it is a mystery why it ranks so low. We all loved it.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank BarbinBedford
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Jerusalem
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“A place to go and return”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

They have great italian diary food. The service is good and the protions are big. I visited this restaurant several times and was never dissapointed. The bill at the end is very reasonable.
The only problem we got once is that an order of one of us was forgotten. We were rewarded with free deserts.
This won't stop us to go again.

  • Visited March 2012
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