Ristorante Luca

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192 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
A Southern Italian Family BYOB, seating 45+ where Chefs are crafting cuisine both finer and casual at the same time.
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vipAutumn
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

I made reservations for 3pm and arrived 15 minutes early and found the restaurant closed. Strange since the website has them open at 11am. There was a waiter there which let us in. The service was very good as was the food. The price I was charged for my risotto was higher than what was on the menu as were the sodas. Also we did order desert which was displayed to us on trays. I was not told the price and did not think they were worth the $24 I was charged for the 3.

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vipBoots
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic BYOB in Southampton. Fresh Italian food with amazing attention to detail and flavor. Top not service to boot!

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vipAllan
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Valentine's Day Dinner and our first time here
We were not disappointed
Showed up perhaps 10 minutes early for our reservation and were warmly greeted and seated promptly
The service was very good - attentive from the waiters to the bus staff and everyone was friendly
Food was delicious and was delivered to the table at precise intervals as to make us truly enjoy the meal. Numerous "check-ins" but not too intrusive.
By the time we were leaving - there was a line at the door so that has to be a good sign
Given the fact that VD is a preset menu we surely are thinking of coming back on a 'regular' night for their everyday menu.
Something is telling me we won't be disappointed either :)

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Patty
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the great friendly service! Always excellent meal!

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vipARopinion
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place for any occasion

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vipWandaJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I have been there many times.first time disappointed .

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stanf
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t ask for better service or food. I ordered a fish special that was great. Server was extremely friendly and helpful.
This will be my go to restaurant
Well done.

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MegC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived on time for our reservation and the place was crowded. There were a couple of 2 tops available, but we did have to wait for a couple to leave before being seated. Our server came over and asked if we wanted our bottle of wine opened while we waited and assured us that he would keep it until after we were seated. The service and food were outstanding. The mussels appetizer and the scallops app were excellent. My husband and I both chose seafood dishes for our entrees...mine was a special with risotto and my husband's was with pasta. Both were very delicious! Although loud due to the small space, you could tell there were lots of regular customers in the place. We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will is a great server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. One of my favorites.

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vipsuzy
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love everything!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great neighborhood BYOB. Very good antipasto. Excellent veal chop and veal with mushrooms. The pasta is also very good and they have a nice selection of desserts which I don’t believe are made there. The service is very friendly.

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JamesR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent n details put into Beal Saltimboca . Caesar Salad excellent. My husband said it was the best Pasta Fagioli ever even better than mine

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vipJimL
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was our second dining experience at Luca. It was a Saturday evening 6:30 reservations, seated quickly. My wife had the paperdelli with shrimp and crab meat, I had the chicken and artichokes. Both dishes were very good, however the service was slow, I think it was due to the amount of people and the lack of servers. Two servers for the entire room. Which every table was occupied. I know Saturday evenings are generally crowed anywhere you go, but they usually have enough staff so that no one was waiting to long .

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vipeatoutalot
Philadelphia
92 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here. Food was delicious. Reminded me of Italy. Authentic. No heavy dishes smothered in sauce and cheese like other neighborhood spots. We wanted to try everything. We had them split a pasta dish so we could have as an appetizer pasta course. Worked out perfectly. Waiter was friendly and efficient. Never had to ask for anything. Black cherry Gelato was delicious too. Will definitely go back.

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zamchik
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A gem of a restaurant hidden in Southampton. The quality of the food and service is that you would expect to find of a small genuine Italian restaurant in center city/south philly/or similar neighborhood. Excellent spot for those that want a city BYOB experience in the suburbs. Can get a little loud when full, just because of the space, but otherwise fantastic.

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vipLeen604
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here! Small family owned restaurant, great food and friendly service. The place is small but you feel like you are having dinner at a relative's house. Linda and her family are the perfect hosts.

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CharlotteK
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant.... becoming a favorite for me. Delicious dinners, beautiful appetizers, staff is friendly and make you feel like you’re eating in their home. Can’t wait to go back!

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Redsi
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was prepared with care and delicious. Our server Wil was excellent, funny and personable. We will be going back.

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vipToddF
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited for the first time, and were completely taken by the place. The menu looked great, but we went with all of the chef's specials. My wife started with a crab stuffed portobello mushroom and then had Milanese style veal. I started with a grilled octopus salad and then had a mixed seafood dish on kale fettuccini. It was all outstanding. The service was top notch. Our waiter new the menu, including the specials, down to each ingredient. He was quite friendly, and was there just when we wanted him. We will be going back.

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MinAbington
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best dinner yet at Luca. Great to see all tables filled on a Saturday night. A little noisy but we didn’t mind. Food - every course delicious. Crab-o-cado never disappoints. Very filling. Good to share. The artichoke and arugula salad is the best - don’t miss it! Fish special and vitella Milanese we’re both ‘10’s.’ No room for dessert! Will, our waiter, was very efficient and just the right amount of attention. Can’t wait to return for another fine dinner.

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MichaelK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The best pat of our dining was the waiter - Will. There were only 7 others he restaurant the night we went so it was quiet. Will explained it was a BYOB and since we had not brought any wine he brought us a glass of Zifandel - not the best but better than what we had brought.
The pasta fagioli was OUTSTANDING. Food was cooked to order, properly prepared and presented. The Halibut was rather bland - it could have used more seasoning - but it was perfectly cooked. The shrimp dish was delightful, not too spicy. We enjoyed ourselves and will be back. We did feel it was pricey but decided to give it another try.

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vipEllenC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucas is our favorite restaurant food is consistently amazing from appetizers to dessert and Will is THE BEST SERVER who makes the whole dining experience simply delightful

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BST2
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Best Italian food in Southampton, with an intimate feel.

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LindaR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

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princess5256
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and choices. Cozy and pleasant service. I had an upset stomach after even so the food tasted good. Not sure if we will be back.

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vipDenise
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service was exceptional!

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uva10
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Huntingdon Valley. Great service , Great food !

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KerriG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The food, the atmosphere, the service.... we loved it all!

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AlexandraC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience and Wilber is the best!

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JerryS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I have been visiting the restaurant since they opened. We are always pleased with the service, and the food. Everything is fresh, and pleasantly presented. Servers are always friendly and helpful. Without a doubt, this is one of the best restaurants in the Huntingdon Valley / Southampton area.

Because the room is small, it would benefit from some sound-absorbing redecorating.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING experience, again. We’ve been to Luca on a few very special occasions and they always go above and beyond. Today was a similar experience. Will was beyond accommodating. His recommendations were 100% on point. They made us a special dish for our anniversary which did not disappoint. We can’t say enough wonderful things about our experiences, especially working in the business with very high standards. Don’t miss this gem!!!!

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KBLB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent as usual. Will is the best!!

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CandyGirl
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ristorante Luca was recommend to us by a friend to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and we loved it! A great meal and will go again!

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uva10
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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vipBirthdayBoy
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Wilmer is the backbone of this place! His warm service and conversation along with the delicious food make this a neighborhood gem!

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Field
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal as usual! The food is always delicious and the servers treat us like family.

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Honeybee
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a lovely experience. My friend and I both immensely enjoyed our meal. And the noise level was very low. But the star of the show was Wilber, our server. He went above and beyond to make sure we were happy without hovering over us. His suggestions were right on and he added to the enjoyment of the meal. We definitely will be back! And soon!

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Kitchenwitchreviews
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and friendly helpful service. We wii definitely be back, and with our friends!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out. Our server Wilber was excellent and the food delicious.