We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Attentive service, tasty small plates, be ready to share”
Review of Lucca Cafe & Market - CLOSED

Lucca Cafe & Market
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Sand Canyon
Reviewed August 21, 2013

I visited this restaurant with a former colleague last night. The decor is charming, with outdoor tables in an enclosed glass area. The waiter asked if we'd been there before. I had not, buy my colleague had. He recommended that we order plates to share, because everything is prepared fresh to order, and if you each order a particular dish, it may not arrive with the other one. Odd, for a restaurant/cafe, but we went with the concept. We shared a cheese and proscuitto plate, a quinoa plate, and one main dish (the lemon pasta). All were delightful, flavorful, and satisfying. We shared a bottle of wine, and then a dessert, too. Our waiter kept our wine glasses refreshed and was quite pleasant. I will visit again on my next trip to Irvine.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Donna S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviews (75)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

49 - 53 of 75 reviews

Reviewed July 10, 2013

I like the small skewers - mostly the shark fish and the chicken (the meat ended up too tough). The soup shots are really good (three different types of soup). Beet salad is consistently good. John Dory fish is perfectly made. Brunch foods are also popular. Service is usually good but when i was there with a large party they faltered.

Thank galisgr8
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten here at lunch and at dinner. I found it to be over priced, and pretentious. The food is good, but the portions are very small and the prices are quite high.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank TexasTravelette
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

Great food, great service, great atmosphere...all really excellent! Visiting from TX on a work expense acct...a little pricey for that. Lucca salad is a winner and the Halibut special is to die for!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank aganga01
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 19, 2013

We like this place. It is one of our favorite Irvine places for a regular meal.
Food is excellent, prices are reasonable, and the atmosphere is friendly.

This is the kind of place you can eat health or not. And you will likely love anything you order on the menu.

One tip. The bakery is great. This is a good option for taking with you.
Be sure to check the web site for hours.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank PH-Travel-Lovers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Lucca Cafe & Market also viewed

Irvine, Orange County
Irvine, Orange County
 
Irvine, Orange County
 
Irvine, Orange County
Irvine, Orange County
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing