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Luciano's Exeter, Exeter, Devon

Luciano's Exeter

4.0
4
382 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 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00–22:00
    Fri, Sat 10:30–23:00
    Sun 10:30–21:30

  • Phone number

    01392 698699

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Menu

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What 382 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Devon

    Group Bookings

  • Devon

    Romance

  • East Devon

    Fit for Foodies

  • East Devon

    Group Bookings

  • East Devon

    Romance

  • East Devon

    Special Occasions

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  1. AS

    AngelaS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Very brusque and unfriendly service. Half of dessert dishes were not available. Made to feel we were just a nuisance and they could not wait to close up.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good experience.

  3. T

    Torbay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A great menu and venue for all tastes . Short wine list and food menu but good choice to suit most diners

  4. A

    Anne

    Devon

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Luciano’s is the place if you’re looking for good menu choice, well presented food and excellent service. The Gnocchi Sophia Loren is especially delicious! Staff know the menu and make you feel really welcome

  5. NF

    NickF

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The (rare) roast beef (plus perfectly cooked veg & Yorkshire pudding) made an excellent choice for Sunday lunch. The wine list was sensibly priced and well balanced. The only criticism was that we were not allowed enough time to enjoy our pre-meal drinks before the food was served.

  6. SS

    SomeoneSomewhere

    Seattle

    147 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2

    Saying the noise level is "energetic" - OpenTable's term - is like saying standing next to a roaring jet engine is "exciting." The food was very good, but sane conversation was impossible. I would recommend Luciano's food, but come only if you would rather look at your phones - or stare into each other's eyes - than engage in conversation.

  7. PK

    PKCW

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good ambience, friendly service and delicious food - truffle pasta, artichokes especially good. The bill was surprisingly low for 4 people - around £35 per head for 3 courses.

  8. BM

    BenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and great service all wrapped up in a nice buzzy atmospehere. Very good value overall.

  9. HB

    HazelB

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Popped in for lunch

  10. ZE

    ZoeE

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was outstanding … food was delicious …. Would highly recommend

  11. RB

    RossB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was outstanding! The best I have had! Always there to help and engage in conversation, they made my mums birthday, along with the food, a very special event! Thank you so much..

  12. J

    Jammyone64

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    We celebrated our wedding anniversary meal, the food was okay but not great and not good value for money, the staff were friendly, however overall not the best

  13. MN

    MariaN

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    I found the menu a little odd, consequently, I must have ordered the "wrong" main meal for me; far too much chilli was used in my pasta dish and I was not warned by the description in the menu or the waiting staff. That said, my husband's meal was "stunning"! He had the cod. Tiramasu for desert was the saving grace for me. Service was excellent and I enjoyed the ombience.

  14. AB

    AngieB

    Devon

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I were meeting friends for a meal before we went to the theatre. We arrived early so sat up to the bar and all had a cosmopolitan cocktail which was delicious. The food was as always authentic and delicious and not messed about with. Service was very pleasant and efficient.

  15. PR

    PamR

    Devon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The food was tasteless as was the atmosphere. Staff poorly trained. A very bad experience I will not be going back.

  16. LG

    LisaG

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great evening out and the children were made to feel very welcome too. Great service, lovely food and wonderful ambience too.

  17. PE

    PepeE

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Me and my colleague had an amazing meal on this Italian, specially the carpaccio followed by truffle pasta, honestly it was so good! I will definitely be back soon

  18. DJ

    DavidJ

    Bath

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Easter Monday was a quiet evening to go, but there were still quite a few diners even early in the evening which gave a bit of atmosphere. The food was good, if not out of the ordinary, and the young person who served us was welcoming and efficient.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for a Easter Sunday Roast. I had the Roast beef, it was beautiful. The portion was just perfect as well! Will be back!

  20. IF

    InakiF

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the lamb roast on easter Sunday, it was delicious! My partner had the truffle pasta and it was die for! We shared a bottle of Chianti that went really well with our food. Service was exceptional! The manager kaz was spot on! Will definitely come back.

  21. SS

    SmokeySavage

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second visit in a matter of days… Was craving the Baked Ham but tried the Black truffle this time. Slowly working my way through the menu.Not only is the food fabulous, the staff are wonderful too! After eating, we had the opportunity to chill at the bar and have fun drinking various cocktails. Can’t wait to go back, great music too.

  22. KJ

    KerryJ

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have been to Lucianos three times now and the food is excellent. My husband especially loves Italian food so he is very happy to have found such a lovely restaurant.

  23. MB

    MatthewB

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    To be honest, I wasn’t blown away. The food was OK and I expected it to be better.

  24. M

    Michaelb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Very impressed excellent food good staff. Spoilt by a noisy drunk on the next table otherwise first rate

  25. SS

    SmokeySavage

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    WOW! The best meal I have had in ages, absolutely delicious! A special mention for Pepe, super service - thank you! Highly recommend

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Girls night out. Everything was wonderful. So lovely not having to worry about leaving our table after 2 hours. Excellent service

  27. SH

    SarahH

    Devon

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Poor atmosphere, only one friendly member of staff (our waitress). Cold and drafty. Roast beef was very poor quality, tough and inedible. Won’t be rushing back I’m afraid.

  28. s

    sarahc

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress was so busy but was so good The good delicious would recommend

  29. MM

    MM1997

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food at a reasonable price. Service was lovely and it made for an incredible evening.

  30. CH

    CatherineH

    Oxford

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We were 3 ladies having a birthday lunch. My friend asked for a child's size spaghetti bolognese and she received spaghetti trains! When we asked the waitress she said they had run out of spaghetti! Unbelievable! We will not be returning.

  31. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    What a wonderful Italian restaurant. Located just round the corner from the Cathedral. A really lovely experience, staff were great, really attentive, the food was fabulous. Started with cocktails (they had a 2 for 1 offer on) then had a wild prawn ceasar salad to start followed by the lobster linguine and got tempted by the affogato to finish. All reasonably priced (and their champagne is very good value.) Will definitely be back.

  32. F

    Foodiebee

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Lovely relaxed atmosphere- the pasta was delicious!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    First time visiting Luciano’s and although the food was good, I have to say I was slightly underwhelmed. I ordered the lobster and prawn linguine, and for £27.50, I expected more than just three small pieces of lobster in the dish. Lacked seasoning too. The tiramisu, however, was divine! Great friendly service from Pepe.

  34. s

    shaneh

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    I had lobster and wild prawn linguini from Cornwall. Alas, the seafood did not arrive on my limp linguin. A fingernail full of seafood for the grand price of 27.50.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab meal with friends! Food was delicious and the service was spot on! Pepe our server was attentive but not over the top. One of Exeter’s best Italian restaurants for sure!

  36. s

    stephenp

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Main criticism was that every time they emptied the coffee grinds holder of the coffee machine they have it a very hard bang against a metal surface resulting in a loud noise every few minutes. Very disconcerting!

    Luciano's ExeterResponded on 29 March 2022

    Dear Stephen, usually there is a rubber bar inside the coffee draw which broke this week and I am waiting the replacement to arrive. I will pick up with the team about changing the way they empty the used coffee today. I am glad you enjoyed the food and service.

  37. SA

    SarahA

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely Mothers Day dinner. The service was just right, not rushed at all, but on hand if we needed anything. The menu is great and the portions generous. A fab cocktail menu too.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  39. G

    Ghengis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Excellent food and service in general. Drinks took a little while to arrive but it was very busy. Nice atmosphere but a touch noisy.

  40. DG

    DavidG

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    It was Mother’s Day so probably a tough one to judge them on. Few mistakes while serving. Forgotten the kids desserts and leaving a massive gap between bringing the kids food out and our mains. Was bang average Italian food with fairly slow service.

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Luciano's Exeter is rated 4 stars by 382 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Luciano's Exeter

30 Bedford Street Exeter, Devon EX1 1GJ

Additional information

  • Area

    Exeter

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00–22:00
    Fri, Sat 10:30–23:00
    Sun 10:30–21:30

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment

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