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“True Italian like your Grandma used to make”

Luciano's Cucina di Pasta
Cuisines: Italian, Grill
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 3, 2012

Unless you know the Lake Almanor peninsula area this place is darn near impossible to find. It is imperative that you call them to get instructions.

The building is more like a converted house, but that feel matches the food and service perfectly. There is some outdoor seating, but it is really a grassy backyard with some tables in it.

Some of the items are your standard Italian fare, but with homemade sauces, while others are like nothing you would get outside of an Italian grandma's kitchen. The bean soup had a mix of herbs that were perfect, yet not something Olive Garden would even comprehend. Their pink Cadillac sauce was so good we just sat there eating the sauce long after the pasta was gone. The seafood ravioli perfectly matched the sauce in a perfectly complimentary way.

While we were eating a tourist came in asking where the other Italian restaurant is located. The server just gave them directions. No snide comment to the tourist or after the tourist left. Real class.

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Thank James R
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

My husband and I went to Luciano's because of the excellent reviews. The food was excellent as was the service. It was a little difficult to find but well worth the effort.

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2  Thank Martin66Moab_UT
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

Don't miss this restaurant for a meal you will never forget. We had the BEST homemade beef canneloni we have ever tasted in our lives... (my husband is Itialian!). Rolled into bites of perfection!

The owners are delightful, kind, and gracious. They put this into the food. The deserts are delicious, the atmosphere lovely, you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The people next to us were raving over the Alfredo and Lasagna and couldn't say enough!

I would drive all the way back from Reno just for dinner (2 hour drive). It is that good!

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2  Thank holly r
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Reviewed August 28, 2011

Food was amazing. Service could not have been better. We will be back. This is the first time I have ever wrote a review, but I had to for this place, it was that good.

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Thank curt911
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Reviewed July 9, 2011

Simply yummy. A wonderful family-run restaurant. I'll often order ahead and do take out.

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Thank GoldNuggets
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