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Luciano's Exeter

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195 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian

Luciano's centres around classically prepared hearty Italian food using the best fresh local produce and Italian suppliers, for authentic flavours.

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Booked 32 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 08:00–22:00
    Fri, Sat 08:00–23:00
    Sun 08:30–21:30

  • Phone number

    01392 698699

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 195 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  • Devon

    Hot Spot

  • Devon

    Romance

  • Devon

    Most Booked

  • East Devon

    Fit for Foodies

  • East Devon

    Group Bookings

  • East Devon

    Romance

  • East Devon

    Special Occasions

  • East Devon

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • East Devon

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great people, took my mum for a Birthday treat,she lived it. staff very polite and welcoming

  2. DP

    DaphneP

    Devon

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Expections of this venue was not met. Plenty of staff but the finer details missing. Food from starter being overcooked but staff did not check to see if everything Ok. Main course seemed to lack ingredients.

  3. CD

    CoralieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went for birthday lunch with my two small children and husband. Very accommodating to my baby and food was quick and delicious. Toilets were clean ans waiters were friendly and helpful. Will hopefully come back again soon.

  4. ND

    NatalieD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Lots not on the menu, food was just nice nothing to rave about. Didn’t get the lemonade we ordered, had to ask for salt and pepper

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Husband’s birthday. Reminded maitre d of the fact and we were shown to a “special table”. That was the nod to his birthday. Starters very good- beetroot and meatballs. Alarm bells should have rung when told there was no crab delivery for the bruschetta. All three of us ordered crab linguine. Poorly seasoned, barely any sign of chilli and basically mush. Topped with an excessive amount of parsley and no fresh crab. Frozen crab had obviously been used. To make matters worse a supplement of £12 was added. Don’t expect a “meal deal” at a supposedly high class restaurant. Complimentary drinks make it tacky. We enjoyed a delicious bottle of red but the complimentary drinks just allowed for higher prices on the mains. Read the review in local magazine and expected something special. Sorely disappointed and £165 out of pocket. Really shocking and cannot recommend.

  6. GS

    GeorgieS

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Fast and friendly. Tasty wood and wine with a lovely atmosphere

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Very nice meal out, the staff are friendly and immediately seated us, I ordered a bottle to the table and requested more of a private spot when booking and these requests were met. The food was excellent, the prawn and lobster went down a treat, the tiramisu was heavier than I expected but still delicious. My only criticism was the menu, it took a moment to grasp the layout and did cause a little confusion around pricing at first however that is the only fault i could find and i am being overly critical. Will definitely return in future

  8. RE

    RosEanne

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Disappointing food. The ravioli was tasteless and stale, but the carbonara was good. The burrata starter is only half a burrata which seemed unfair! super average place and experience, especially for price.

  9. M

    Matt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The bottom line is that this was really lovely, classic Italian food at a very fair price. We were there on a quiet Monday night, and the service (at that time) was perfect: quick and attentive, without feeling rushed. We tried a classic starter (bruschetta with buratta), the gnocchi in a gorgonzola-based sauce, and the pappardelle with ragu; all were excellent. (My only minor quibble was that the gnocchi were drowning in the sauce -- but it was so tasty that I didn't mind!) We didn't have time to linger for dessert, but I'll certainly be back another day to try it.

  10. S

    Sophie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience3

    Lovely & friendly staff. Questionable choice of artwork and music for the vibe of the restaurant. Food is very poor.

  11. AB

    AlexB

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    The service off the young waitresses were exceptional. We had 3 of them throughout our service deal with us, so brilliant and made us feel special. Really good customer service 👌

  12. F

    Fred

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Waiting staff relying on memory led to mistakes. Focaccia was actually Ciabatta.

  13. AP

    AnthonyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Good selection on the menu although pricing seemed complicated. Good variety of drinks and cocktails. Nice and clean. Staff complying with COVID restrictions.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best Sunday lunch ever !!! Didn’t have too book and they serve all day, I had beef cheeks was amazing so soft and tender will be back next Sunday

  15. AI

    1946AIC

    London

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    The restaurant has been decorated very well, the print on the menu was so small that I could not read it and the lighting was very dim. Service was not what was expected but they were training staff. I expected real Italian food but got the usual restaurant stuff, my prawn cocktail starter was ok but my lobster main left a lot to be desired, it was meant to be a half a lobster, the lobster was chopped up so small that it was difficult to see if it was actually a half. Glad I tried the restaurant but would not return.

  16. i

    iainm

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Nice place good service like the drink included. Food was average at best I had crab linguini far to much oil not enough crab couldn't finish it as it was swimming in oil. Disappointing

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service as the staff are all friendly and professional. Food was well cooked and tasty - all courses were excellent

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The food was nice. I think a lot of hype over who the restaurant is linked to made me expect much more. That being said, the price was average for an italian chain with a drink with your meal so that made up for it

  19. J

    Jazzy1610

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal and great service.

  20. S

    Sassy

    Devon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Food very poor, bland & unappealing. We were a party of four, & two of us could not eat the main meal. So disappointed. The service was ok, a bit slow. The Manager did not apologise for the inedible meals, just offered a replacement.

  21. DM

    DavidM

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was good and tasty but we seemed to get three different waiters as the meal progressed.

  22. MB

    MeganB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall3food5service4ambience4

    Food was fantastic but the toilets were absolutely filthy Disappointed we could not take a birthday cake in with us too

  23. M

    Mazzie

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant and friendly and helpful staff, food was lovely

  24. SJ

    SamJ

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyable evening. Shown to a nice table given it wasn’t too busy. Good ambience and attentive friendly service. Menu quite large but all the food was flavoursome and enjoyed. Great value with a drink included.. Will return!

  25. AG

    AnnaG

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best carbonara in Exeter ❤️ cannot wait to try some more of the menu

  26. NH

    NicolaH

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good service, friendly staff and excellent food and lovely not to be rushed

  27. SC

    StephenC

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Warm welcome and comfortable surroundings well spaced seating to enjoy a tempting menu

  28. AB

    AideenB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Linguini and crab delicious. Gavi very drinkable. The staff were outstanding very welcoming. Ambience was a bot too open for my lliking, but that is just my preference. The desserts were a bit disappointing. My greedy husband ordered 4 to taste, but my daughter ordered the raspberry sorbet which was delicious so we would have that mext time instead of the others.

  29. DH

    DebraH

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very impressed with this new venue They seem to have everything right!

  30. RI

    RichardI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We had a table for four. Apart from they forgot one nibbles and we had to remind them, a very pleasant experience. The meal was good so was house wine. We will be using them again.

  31. CW

    CallumW

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food is fantastic and the staff are excellent and very much on the ball

  32. v

    vanessaf

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Nice food great staff attentive service. Lovely evening overall

  33. A

    Anne

    Devon

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    If you are looking for Italian food with a bit of oomph, served with style, then Luciano's is for you. The menu id more varied than most Italian places - the lentil dish and the gnocchi with gorgonzola both delicious. Friendly and enthusiastic staff offer a warm welcome. A good addition to the eating scene in Exeter.

  34. EP

    EdPitman

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Pleasant service, excellent food, great to have vegan options. Menu could be accused of being a little complicated to inderstand - oberall great and will be returning, thank you !

  35. S

    Sparky

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Staff - very friendly and welcoming. Ambiance - busy and pleasant if rather noisy. A couple of disappointing points re the food. I ordered a starter of truffle scented bruschetta with wild mushrooms etc expecting it to be a hot dish. It was cold (and confirmed by our waiter that it was supposed to be that way) I would not have ordered it had I known that. A "served warm/cold" addition to the menu description would be helpful. I also ordered the Puy lentil and mushroom dish as a main but although it was perfectly pleasant, it was served on a cold plate, which quickly took all of the warmth out of it. This seems quite a frequent fault in some restaurants and it seems a rather basic error to me. Cold food on cold plates and hot food on hot (or at least warmed) plates. My wife's choices (Meatballs starter and Spinach/Ricotta Ravioli) were fine. Overall, we enjoyed our evening and I'm sure we shall be back!

  36. SO

    SabineO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    We left hungry after paying £20 for a plate of parpalelle with black truffle! There was not enough pasta on the plate. Delicious but not enough for the price

  37. y

    yogikim

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I have enjoyed the restaurant in Dorchester where I live and met up with a friend in Exeter for a catch up. Lovely food and great service. I loved the fact that a free drink was included in the price. Overall great for a casual lunch or for a special occasion.

  38. JM

    JamesM

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really nice new restaurant. Great food. Very relaxed atmosphere. Excellent service. Will go again

  39. C

    Carjan

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Disappointed! Service ok felt rushed to leave. Table booked for 8.30 and was told restaurant closes at 10pm. All kitchen staff at bar maybe waiting for a team talk felt I could of been in a wetherspoons pub. Posters on disabled toilet and hand dryer in ladies stating these where out of order again very tacky. Ladies toilet had rubbish on floor looked as if needed a good clean.

  40. HD

    HayleyD

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The menu needs to be made clearer with regards to which meals are Vegetarian by having a (V) next to them, and the same applies to Gluten Free/Friendly dishes also.

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Luciano's Exeter is rated 4 stars by 195 OpenTable diners

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Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Luciano's Exeter

30 Bedford Street Exeter, Devon EX1 1GJ

  • Area

    Exeter

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 08:00–22:00
    Fri, Sat 08:00–23:00
    Sun 08:30–21:30

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment

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