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Luciano's Exeter

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118 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 35 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

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What 118 people are saying

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

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I think this is my new favourite restaurant in Exeter. it’s not expensive £14.50 with a drink so it’s really £9.50 for a main course. Love the art work, music is always different, service is always good, the team is young but you can see they are being trained and I think when writing a review we need to consider how hard it is to get staff currently and these guys with no experience are learning and doing their best. I could not recommend this place highly enough. I wish I could give 6 stars

  2. R

    Rebecca

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. We had the lunch deal where you have a free drink with your meal. Would go again!

  3. D

    Delx

    Isles of Scilly

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    Disappointing food. Too American! No risotto. Not much variety

    Luciano's ExeterResponded today

    Dear Del, Thanks for the review. I just wanted to pick up on Too American - we are a pasta restaurant serving authentic Italian pasta dishes such as Ragu, Pomodoro, Ravioli etc. Not much variety - We are a Pasta restaurant, we serve pasta No Risotto - we aim to provide the freshest dishes to our guests, to cook a risotto from fresh would take one person 20 -25 minutes and cooking in advance the rice just becomes sticky. We plan to have a risotto dish but not in the 1st month of opening

  4. MB

    MBReview

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food Good service Fair price All you need for a lovely meal out Thank you.

  5. JE

    JanetteE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    A great venue, with a good menu. We could tell that it was knew as staff were very attentive, but still seemed a bit nervous when carrying drink trays and clearing tables. Food was great, but found the carbonara a bit rich and dry (and stuck together).

  6. PS

    PadzS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    Was ill not long after my meal. Food too salty, too much cheese put on without asking. Toilets were unclean and no hand-wash supplied, no hand sanitiser provided. My wife's starter was wrong. Staff were nice , but alll in all turned out to be a terrible experience.

  7. S

    Spottydog

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    I visited quite late on a Saturday evening and the restaurant was very busy when we arrived. The atmosphere was great but we were put into a corner on a little table and sadly it felt a little squashed and isolated. I have to say that the service was outstanding and the young waiter who was assigned to our table was outstanding. I could not fault the service but the food was very underwhelming. In ordered the crab linguine. It was tiny, the pasta was crispy like it had been reheated under a grill and I literally couldn't see any crab until I go to the bottom and then I saw a few small flakes. The starters also were very small. A little disappointing to be honest. The food sadly did not live up to the service and ambience.

  8. A

    Andrew

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great addition to Exeter. Efficient and friendly staff, great food in served in lovely surroundings.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    All was good, service, food and location. Not so sure about being levied with a 10% service charge!!!!

  10. KT

    KerryT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Choice of starters and sweets to similar and not enough choice. Advised going for a triple big birthday celebration, to be told by staff we were celebrating my dads birthday, when he was not even there. On the expensive side for the food and service provided.

  11. SL

    SLER

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We had lots of fun here. It’s is loud! So not for intimate dinners but for a group it was brilliant. Our waiter was fantastic.

  12. MP

    MissPiggy

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great atmosphere and food. Tiramisu fab. Service was good but felt too rushed. Could have eaten 3 courses in 45 minutes if we hadn’t slowed them down. Did feel we were being rushed out a bit.

  13. KP

    KateP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Service was good however our waitress didn’t know what half the stuff was on the menu so it was a bit of a struggle to order. They catered to my friend gluten and dairy free which was great. Husband had the carbonara very plain, definitely need to add more flavour to that. We would definitely return and try again though!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The maitre d' was fantastic our food wonderful altogether a great dinning experience.

  15. JR

    JamesR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The food was great but I felt they just seemed to lack a bit of finesse.

  16. M

    Mixters

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The food was quite tasty but the portion size were shocking we left hungry and the drink were far too expensive not enough food choice would have liked to see pizza or chicken shocking to have to pay and extra £12 for a steak then £3.50 on top for chips so a steak and chips would be like £30 rip off charging all the extras and then to charge such a large service charge on top u won’t last long like that

  17. JS

    JaneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is amazing!!! Service is good and love the decor, music and vibe. 😊

  18. HC

    HeidiC

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3

    Great atmosphere but too much pop art and no risotto on the menu which was disappointing. Great bruschetta with tomatoes and mozzarella though. Service excellent but toilets were not very clean with full paper towel bins and dirty floors. Masks hanging off one waiters nose most of the time snd tables very close together . 12.5% service charge. Long wait for mains. Great coffee!!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and excellent service

  20. A

    Annie52

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food was delicious, portion size on the small size for the price, the wine servings are not full glasses, so worth buying the bottle .. Service was spot on, nothing was too much trouble.. Great ambience, we'll definately visit again ..

  21. LF

    LesleyF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice but too expensive and not happy about service charge included

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Italy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    very nice reception, great quality food, service excellent, and very good value, will go again

  23. P

    Polly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a nice restaurant, great service and valve for money! Highly recommend

  24. MF

    MiriamF

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Lovely food, serving staff seemed very busy, rushing around, but not really attentive, missed parts of the order and was going to be charged for it until I pointed it out. May be nice for a larger group of people, but much too noisy for a couple. The noise level was wearing, and we actually rushed to get out, not an atmosphere you could relax in after what was a lovely meal.

  25. c

    chrisj

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    A good buzz on a Friday night. Service was a bit pushy to start withand seemed trying to rush us, but then settled down and was friendly and efficient Food waas very good

  26. MK

    MillyK

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Overall it was a lovely venue with helpful staff and although my pasta was stuck together as though it had been left on the pass a tad too long it was tasty, however my friends food was lovely. Desserts were fabulous. Disappointed though to be put on a table that was clearly not suitable for 3 people, having covers for 2 despite having booked the table in advance. When we arrived we were going to be shown to a table when a man intervened the lady and said oh put them on this table not that one. We were then shown to the back wall of the restaurant next to toilets and waiters station. There were clearly other tables available and as I said we had booked a few weeks in advance, so to be shown to a table clearly suitable for 2 persons and was laid for two and have only 2 chairs was not ideal. The waiter had to drag a chair from another table and grab cutlery all very poor, I felt embarrassed for the waiter. Did it ruin the evening no because the staff were very nice and were helpful and food was very nice, however would I return probably not.

  27. JC

    JohnC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    If I was ultra critical - I had to remind a waiter of my order of a glass of wine which hadn’t arrived when my main course came. This was corrected immediately with a genuine apology. Lively pleasant atmosphere on a Friday afternoon with a table of ladies celebrating a birthday. Very impressed with the decor and food presentation. Staff helpful friendly and attentive. A fine addition to quality dining in Exeter - recommended.

  28. AB

    AngieB

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Second visit with some girlfriends after visiting before with my husband. Food etc was really great and I have no complaints at all.

  29. HP

    HowardP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our experience at Luciano's was thoroughly enjoyable.The staff were all very accommodating and the food was delicious.

  30. WH

    WilliamH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good value, very good quality Italian food. Very nice restaurant with a nice atmosphere and well designed.

  31. AB

    AllisterB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    This restaurant is clearly in its early days. Some dishes eat very well such as the gnocchi with truffle but others are very poor, such as their take on gorgonzola with figs which is just a blob of gorgonzola and fig chutney. I hope and expect that things will improve as there is potential.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time here in a week, warm welcome and Gareth his usual charming self. Staff polite and helpful it’s the perfect spot for a week day snack or weekend blow out. 100% coming back

  33. u

    unknown

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    the food was amazing and the staff were very attentive

  34. JE

    JennyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful atmosphere, attentive but unobtrusive staff. Great food as well!

  35. JP

    JulieP

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely decor. Staff very welcoming, attentive and friendly . Food was delicious . Crab bruschetta fresh and tasty. Hubby had lobster tagliatelle which he said he enjoyed. I had Gorgonzola gnocchi, it was tasty but extremely rich, could of done with something just to cut through it a bit, maybe I should have ordered a salad with it. We will be back .

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    We had a nice evening. The food was good but nothing special. Didn’t make me want to return. Shame.

  37. JM

    JaneM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Placed on a small table (for 8apparently), right up against a large party of approx 20. It felt like we were sitting in the middle of their party. No indication of veg or vegan options on the menu and indeed only one dish was vegan when I asked, and this was ‘lentils and mushrooms’. At this point we left without ordering- I don’t come out to a restaurant in a group of 8 to be seated at a poor table with the vegan In our party having to pay £14.50 for a plate of lentils. Extremely poor. Was a regular at Carluccios which this restaurant has replaced- this place is not a patch on Carluccios

  38. CM

    ChristineM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    The food was good but not too hot. Overall very pleasant

  39. AS

    AndS

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    High hopes but very underwhelmed. Placed on a tiny table and had to move. Staff are very friendly but don’t really have a clue what’s going on. Focaccia is definitely not focaccia but toasted day old sourdough. Truffle pasta was good but £19 for a bit of pasta and 5 shavings of truffle? £14.50 for an average bowl of lentils? Not worth the calories or money. As others have commented it’s not a patch on Carluccios even after he sold it and standards dropped. Maybe I chose poorly but won’t be going back to find out. What a pity it feels like all hype.

  40. EG

    EddieG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Very disappointed with the food not freshly cooked Burt bread not what I expected being the son of Marco pier white

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Luciano's Exeter is rated 4 stars by 118 OpenTable diners

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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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