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“A Nice Surprise”
Review of Cafe Lucci

Cafe Lucci
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Ranked #10 of 169 Restaurants in Glenview
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Central Road
Reviewed October 17, 2013

A friend had to cancel dinner plans at the last minute while we were vacationing in Chicago. Found Cafe Lucci using a web search, we were nearby in Morton Grove. Food was very good. Authentic Italian. The Fish Salad was very reminiscent of Insalata de Mare in Genova. We both ordered veal and enjoyed.

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Reviewed October 9, 2013

After seeing glowing reviews about Cafe Lucci we elected to give it a try. We were surprised to see business was strong on a Sunday evening, leading one to believe the reviews were accurate. The freshly baked bread and quick service gave a good first impression, despite the extremely high volume of noise in a tightly packed dining room. This is not a place for a quiet relaxing evening.

My wife was delighted to find a seafood salad on the menu, featuring squid, octopus and shrimp over greens. While the presentation was nice, the same could not be said for the quality. The texture of the seafood was soft and tasteless. It gave us the distinct impression the mixture had been prepared days earlier and allowed to sit in the refrigerator where it lost taste and character. The mushroom ravioli sounded wonderful but came in a rather heavy sauce that overpowered the dish. There is a good wine list but it seemed overpriced compared to other restaurants we have enjoyed. In general the mark-up appeared to be 3x the normal retail price. Bottom line we should have stopped with the bread!

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Thank 100nations
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We were at Cafe Lucci for the 3rd time last night and were not disappointed. This restaurant has offers everything a diner would want...excellent service, extensive wine list, and unbelievable food. This is our 3rd time we have dined at Caffe Lucci. The place was packed and diners were still coming when we left at 9pm. We dined on Fettuccinie Roma and Harry's Fettuccinie. Whoa. We topped it off with chocolate and carrot cakes with coffee (amazing). A great night celebrating an anniversary and can't wait to go back. Thank you everyone at Caffe Lucci.

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Thank Tim H
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Went for the first time tonight. We saw Cafe Lucci on 'Check Please' and had been meaning to go. We were extremely pleased. Old fashioned, professional service, terrific appetizers and entrees, and perhaps the best banana coconut cake I've ever had. We had the calamari and bruschetta for appetizers - both excellent. Nice to have the calamari cooked perfectly, not overdone. I had one of the specials with chicken, sausage, peppers, mushrooms, and potatoes - very very good. My wife had some of the largest scallops I've seen in some time with a wonderful sauce and pasta, and daughter enjoyed the fettucine alfredo with prosciutto.

The meals were great, the service was old school and wonderful, we didn't feel rushed at all, and we'll be back soon.

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Thank mike d
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Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Great steaks, chops, fish, wine list. While fine dining, you can come business casual and not feel under dressed. A tad tight in the dining room, but it works. Been coming here for years.

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Thank Robin B
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