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“Wide selection of Italian dishes” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Enzo & Lucia Restaurante

Enzo & Lucia Restaurante
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Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Long Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Robert Parker Coffin Rd
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wide selection of Italian dishes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

This family owned restaurant is located in a converted Victorian home in the charming village of Long Grove. Service was friendly and attentive, yet non-intrusive. I was with a group of 14, some of whom had food allergies. The chef was accommodating and prepared alternatives. We did a lot of sharing of various foods, and all were delicious. Couples, singles, and families were in the restaurant when we were there. It was a little noisy, but tolerable. There was a nice ambiance with candles, table linens, and paintings on the wall. A patio is near the back entrance.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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English first
Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Love the ducks outside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014

Yummy innovative menu. Great service, great view of lake w. a variety of ducks. Try the Saganaki! The tiny random bathroom is a little odd.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chantal S
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Maryland
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Mostly Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant at best could be considered mostly average. Where are people coming up with a four out of five rating for this place? It may be the best restaurant in Long Grove, but I still doubt that. You can do better for Italian food within a 5 mile radius.

To be fair, the food was not bad. A couple in our party who ordered chicken said it was tough but the sausage and the clams were pretty good. The salads were decent. They do claim to make everything fresh and so they can do most items without certain allergens which is a plus.

The menu overall is sufficient. You may want to think twice about ordering any soda here. They haven't taken the necessary steps to use purified water mixed with their soda syrup. Instead they use local well water which in Long Grove is known for its poor taste. It makes the soda taste pretty awful.

The service was decent.

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Thank VickiMaryland
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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Local authentic Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Living in Long Grove, this has been a local favorite of ours for years. The food is always fresh and delicious and the atmosphere is that of a warm, cozy old converted house. One of my personal favorites is the veal limone as it is flavorful and very tender. Homemade pastas and the bread
(Served with fresh baked garlic) are delicious and it is one of the few restaurants that I know of, that has my favorite fresh GREEN olives imported from Italy. ( I have actually gone in at times just to buy the olives for myself or a friend). Family run, Enzo is a casual and friendly place to dine with friends or family.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brucheryl
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Heavenly Dining on a Cold Winters Eve”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

It was our first time at Enzo & Lucia Restaurante in Long Grove but, certainly not our last. Everything looks new. That's because it is. They survived a fire and have come back in pure excellence. From the beautiful, romantically-lit dining room with tin ceiling tiles, french windows, gorgeous sconces, light fixtures and an attractive, rectangular stained glass skylight to the inviting view of the piazza outside, this place does not disappoint. The food was, in a word, Delicious. They have a wonderful wine selection and specials of the day written on a blackboard when you enter the bar area. We enjoyed the short ribs ragout with sweet potato gnocchi and the chicken/asparagus risotto, caesar salad, good soups and of course, dessert. The limoncello marscapone cake was so "melt-in-your-mouth delicious" that it cannot be missed. Do try it. Everything was fresh and flavorful. Highly-recommended

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank evidentdiscoveries
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