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“Great chef!”
Review of Luca's Ristorante

Luca's Ristorante
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Ranked #7 of 126 Restaurants in Flemington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $29
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Rte 31
Description: A refreshing departure from the ordinary; Luca’s Ristorante Flemington is inventive and original, all-the-while authentic regional Italian gastronomy. It’s Chef Luca DiMeglio’s personification of the soul of Ischia (Italy’s famous island wonderland, located off the coast of Naples) right here in the heart of suburban Flemington. Maintaining with the philosophies that make Italian food such a delight, Chef Luca believes in crafting every element of the dish by hand. Against the beautiful backdrop that is Luca’s dining room, you will begin your dining experience with a basket of assorted artisan breads, followed by one of his homemade pastas, famous hand-cut gnocchi (nonna’s original recipe), or from a selection of one of the evening’s enchanting specials. The final touch; one of Chef Luca’s select desserts accompanied by the perfect cup of locally micro-roasted espresso or cappuccino. Benvenuti e Buon Appetito!
New Jersey
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great chef!”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

It has been an exceptional, each time we have dined at Lucas. He goes over and beyond to more than satisfy your palate.

  • Visited May 2013
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Belmar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent new Grilled Pizza”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Stopped by Luca's for lunch last week and tried the new menu item straight from Naples.
Grilled Pizza! It was delicious, light, perfect size for one person and inexpensive. Combined with the salad with fresh mozzarella and roasted peppers and Italian olives and I had a fantastic lunch.

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Be patient the food is worth it.”
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

We were a large party on a weekend. Although we were quickly seated and given bread it was quite awhile before our order was taken. The kitchen seemed to have trouble producing the courses for the whole table at the same time, leaving those of us who got our food waiting for others in our party to be served. However, once we started eating...wow! The food is worth the wait. The salads were spectacular, entrees did not disappoint. Everything was very fresh and I don't think I've ever had better cannoli. I'll be back for the food!

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank jamesfromjersey
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Above & Beyond”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

I moved away from Flemington a few years ago for work in Philadelphia. I was a frequent visitor to Luca's from 2005-2011. Love how they are now making their pastas in house! A very nice touch and tasted delicious! Their weekly and daily specials are outstanding! I started with a salad, followed by with ossobuco dish for the entree. They now make their own gelato so my guests and I had a different flavor with an espresso for dessert before venturing into the night.

Luca is a master of his craft. Take a trip into authentic Italian cuisine. This is a definite must visit Italian restaurant if you are in or around the Flemington area.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Larry G
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“Nothing exceptional”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

We ate here on a Monday night and were one of only 2 tables in the restaurant, we were a party of 4 seated after a party of 10 had already ordered. Our service was exceptionally slow, we got no appetizers and it took us nearly 2 hours from being seated to paying our check. Our food was ok but nothing to write home about, and given the quality of our meals it was expensive. Overall I found the restaurant very disappointing, as from the prior reviews we expected something far better than what we got. Also, although the décor was nice, the chairs at the tables were odd and uncomfortable and a strange height in relationship to the tables - sitting in the chair my chest was level with the table. I don't plan on going back.

  • Visited September 2013
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