Cafe Lucci

4.6
1794 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Cafe Lucci’s motto, “Good Food, Good Wine, Good People,” is the distinguishing hallmark of this North Shore family-owned and operated restaurant, which is a favorite for neighborhood regulars, including many executives and professionals who hail from nearby corporations and businesses. Cafe Lucci also is a weekend and special-occasion destination for many folks who live in Chicago and have discovered an exceptional dining experience in Glenview.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(847) 729-2268
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Augie Arifi
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Central Road
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Parking Details
Valet and private lot available.
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Special Events & Promotions
Located on the second floor, our private room can accommodate up to 80 people, boast it's own private bar and sound system making it the perfect gathering place for any occasion and offer a beautiful atmosphere with fantastic food and great service. It also features, The Wine Room, a unique space lined with bottles of wine that is conducive to private wine tastings or intimate dinners for 10 to 12 guests.
For private events reservations or questions, please contact Ana at ana@bobbysdeerfield.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1794 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the minute we were seated the service was top notch! Celebrating our anniversary and this being our favorite Italian restaurant, our waiter Eddie went above & beyond to make our experience the best ever! Dinner was outstanding from the grilled octopus to our special entrees! Eddie said whatever you want the chef can make it for you! He was right and my chicken lemon was outstanding! Of course we saved room for the amazing bread pudding with warm caramel sauce topped with vanilla ice cream (plus a candle that was lit to wish us a Happy Anniversary) it didn’t last long! Eddie you made our night even more special by reminiscing about our Italy vacations and the 2 shots of Lemonchello that we toasted to our love! We will be back😘

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r
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were a group of 5 - each having a different entree . All were extremely pleased with their dish. Halibut special was exceptional as was Bobby's calimari! Loved the Lady's blush cocktail

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S
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place - old school.
Great food !

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were satisfied with service, food and ambiance, but the noise level was borderline unbearable for us. Our table was near a service station, which increased the discomfort. We won’t be returning.

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PA
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding flavors and textures of combinations of ingredients. Large portions from every course. Unique and traditional menu items. Had the chateaubriand special; best steak I ever had. Service is attentive and very friendly. A must try. Once you do you will be back. Love cafe Lucci. Fabulous!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service.

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C
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Creative cocktails and nice wine selection.

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S
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cafe Lucci is a great restaurant! The food and service is wonderful!

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LV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, but the noise level was tremendous. We did have to speak very loudly to each other in order to hear one another at our table.

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LO
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Darren was incredible as always. We love coming to Cafe Lucci because Darren treats us like royalty. My husband suggested try something new, but I prefer Cafe Lucci where I know that we’ll get a sensational meal, a comfortable lively atmosphere and where it feels like home. We will always be back, especially for Darren. Thank you!!!

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R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food. Great service.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always an awesome experience! Bobby and team do a great job of making you feel at home. Amazing food, great wine list, and a nice bar area for after dinner cocktails. I’m a fan!

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JC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As always, the service was perfect. Never feel rushed, the waiter was incredibly knowledgeable and the meal was excellent. I was however disappointed that my side pasta was cold and tasteless. I suggest they show equal care to side items. LOVE everything else about the restaurant from the valet upon arrival to leaving after dinner.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A first class experience with every meal cooked as requested and the service was excellent.

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MR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great Italian food and good value in a nice location.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Unreasonably noisey. We could not carry on a conversation.

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MR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food and service are fantastic. It would be nice if they would release daily specials before the day. When you call ahead, I feel I am chastised for even asking. Chef has wonderful product, but apparently a “prima Dona”.

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K
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

This is the first time I found my meal much too salty. It was almost inedible.

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TT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply put, amazing food with great variety and SUPERB service. On a business trip and ate two consecutive nights. Everyone love every minute there!!! Will return on next business trip

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AY
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first experience at Cafe Lucci (for our anniversary) was excellent! The service was personable, knowledgeable and efficient; the food was uniformly great, from a terrific bruschetta, a spot-on (and off-menu) chicken parmesan, and a vitello rusticana that captured both elegance and garden-fresh simplicity. Eager to visit again!

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always excellent -this time was no different. Service was super friendly, the food was perfect.
So much to choose from!

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NC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is consistently good! The Chicken Vesuvio is amazing (my favorite)! Wonderful home made pastas! And if you like fish, it’s fresh and quite a few choices.
The only ding I give it is the noise level in the main room. While it’s buzzing and some decent people watching, it’s difficult to have a conversation at the same table some times. Definitely recommend!!!

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L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As ever, the food and service was excellent. This is a real gem in Glenview. I should also note how fantastic the valet guy is! Always recognizes us, shakes our hand to welcome us and has the car ready when folks are leaving... probably the best valet guy in all Chicagoland!

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l
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We stumbled upon the restaurant on our way to ORD. Sooooo glad we visited as the food and the service are amazing! We ordered the arugula salad and it was light and refreshing. The vitello pancetta and the cavatelli contandina are both super delicious and the flavors transported me back to my Italy trip back in the days. The tiramisu is a must-order as I personally have never had one better than the one at Cafe Lucci serves. Lastly, the service here is friendly and thoughtful. I am very sad that I do not live in Chicago but if I'm ever in town again, you bet I'll be coming back to Cafe Lucci.

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EG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

I have been to Cafe Lucci a number of times, but never on a Saturday night. I was never aware of how uncomfortably noisy the restaurant was. This past Saturday it was so loud that it was almost impossible to hear my friend speak, and she was sitting directly across from me. We got there at 8:00, and I was hopeful that as the room cleared out, the noise level would drop to a more comfortable level. Perhaps it was the tables around us who were have lively conversations (or perhaps imbibing too much!), but the noise level never improved.

Food and service were both VERY good.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

Worst Italian food I have ever had. The chicken was so tough that I couldn’t chew it. It was so noisy you couldn’t hear yourself think. I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO CAFE LUCCI’S!!

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N
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Café Lucci was amazing as usual! The food, the service, the ambiance all top notch!

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w
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Consistently one of our favorite places on the North Shore!

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T
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cafe Lucci has bee one of our favorite Italian restaurants for the last 20 years. The food is always great, service is outstanding and the atmosphere is friendly and authentic. Highly recommend, this place always delivers the best pasta and fish.

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MD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Just might be the best Italian food in the Chicagoland area. The waiters are pros and food is 2nd to none.

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RI
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

we have been going to this restaurant for years It was not as good as it normally is, but still a great restaurant

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SL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Old school Italian restaurant that delivers wonderful food. You can tell this is a family run business. Service was excellent. Great list of wines at reasonable prices. I have been there three times and I will go back!

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CV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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F
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great, Old School Italian restaurant. Excellent food and choices and better service.

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BE
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful as usual. Vitello Zinfandel, superb mushroom wine reduction-ahhh!
Service and spirits as ordered and staff very good!
If you’re in the area don’t miss Lucci...

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LK
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

We used to enjoy this restaurant for special occasions and a splurge dinner. We haven't been here for a while and so was disappointed as it was not as remembered at all. Service: fair. We should have been offered a salad or app prior to dinner order, or with dinner order and was not. The food came too quickly and was not as upscale or good quality as we remembered. Expensive for what we got.

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and service

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GS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a reservation and we were seated immediately. Our waiter was excellent. He was confident in describing the various specials and entrees. The various courses were brought out at a very comfortable pace. you did not feel rushed or that you were waiting for an extended period of time. The food was fabulous. The salads were very fresh and delicious. My husband had a veal dish which he said was very tender. I had the Cavatelli Contadina (not sure of the spelling). It was fabulous. We certainly will be back soon.

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NH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a wonderful place to dine. Everyone is so kind and the food is absolutely delicious. We always have a great time when we come here. Highly recommended!!

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l
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants and it never disappoints! Can’t say enough wonderful compliments about it, we go there to celebrate many different special occasions. Enjoy 🎉

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