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“Lucas Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Luca's Ristorante

Luca's Ristorante
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Ranked #1 of 111 Restaurants in Somerset
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between New Brunswick and Princeton, Cozzens and Finnegans Ln
Farmingdale, New Jersey
1 review
“Lucas Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

I had the pleasure of meeting the owner awhile back and was impressed with his passion for cooking and higher quality food. I work close to the restaurant and tried lunch. The portions are more than adequate and I found the experience to be quite satisfying. The food is always high quality and fresh. I'm now a regular and would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a higher end resatuarant experience in the Somerset area.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 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 Jan H
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English first
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Homemade pasta is excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Good Italian. Order freshly-made pasta. Dined here just before Christmas on a cold night. Every time someone opened the front door, we were frozen over and over again.... really put a damper on our dinnertime........so get seated away from the door or do not dine here in the winter. Wife had Margarita pizza that was quite good. You can BYOB ! Small restaurant and tight quarters. I'd return, but in the summer.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BOBOIB
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Manasquan. NJ
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270 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Well Worth a Detour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

We first visited Luca's in August with a group of friends en route to a concert in New Brunswick and were blown away by the ambience, service and food. We revisited Luca's last month with another couple en route to a play at the George Street Playhouse and reconfirmed our first impression. Forget that it's in a nondescript strip mall 5 miles south of New Brunswick; once you enter, you're transported to Ischia (the other Capri) and phenomenal food lovingly prepared. I had the veal saltimbocca this trip and it was tender, tasty and beautifully presented. We shared the fried spiedini appetizer again and it was just as superb as on our first visit. Bonus points for being a BYO. If you want world class Italian at strip mall prices, Luca's is well worth a detour around New Brunswick's excellent, but pricey, eateries.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 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 JerseyShoreJohn
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Somerset, New Jersey
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Whata Pizza!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

Luca's makes the best pizza around in Somerset! I have not eaten a meal there but the pizaa is outstanding! While waiting for the pizza you will enjoy the cozy Italian atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JRZEGIRL2011
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Just OK!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

We were in the area visiting relatives and decided to go here after reading the great reviews. We went on a Monday and there was no one there. We wanted to try the figs, but they were out of them. Maybe from the weekend? We did try the tomato and mozzarella, which was very good. My pork ossobuco was warm on the bottom but cold on the top. Frozen? Anyway, we all felt the sever really didn't want to be there. To us the visit was just OK.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PoliceChief3
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