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Cafe Lucci

4.7
1686 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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 1686 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic every time! Bobby and his team always have hospitality as their first priority with great food and service a close 1b. Great spot and don’t forget to try the veal and Tiramisu...they won’t disappoint!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Terrific food, service and ambiance. A wonderful night out!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

It's always been a great place to dine. I have been going there for many years

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

It was awesome!

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Usually I would give Cafe Lucci 5 stars but Mother’s Day was a great disappointment. First of all I specified on my reservation that I had 2 handicapped seniors with walkers. Why then were we seated way in the back room? There was absolutely no space for the walker to get through. Then we were seated in a small alcove that served as an echo chamber. The noise was deafening loud. We did not stay for dessert. I’ve been to the German hafbrahaus with a live band that wasn’t as loud! While food for five was excellent one dish undercooked. Then when leaving had to wait for servers to remove serving station so we could let the handicapped people through. Then had to move people to get thru the restaurant

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Cafe Lucci is the best place for Italian food in all the Northshore!!!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Outstanding service , food and wine list incredible

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The food was delicious and we had a great server.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

A birthday celebration

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Dinner with friends

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Simply the best restaurant for Italian food we have had in many years!!!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Wonderful experience . Food was delicious . Especially appreciated the server making sure my husband ‘s meal was gluten free . The chef
Actually came to the table to debone the brazino which was amazing - a real show .
Great experience!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great Service all around. Highly recommended! Pulled up and immediately impressed. Parking, food, service, and my fiance's birthday cake all 5 star.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food was very good, and the service exceptionally good. The main dining room is very crowded and extremely noisy. The menu is long and informative, but it could be improved by correcting the mistakes: "complimenti" is a misspelling for "complementi" (i.e. complements), and I don't think that they really charge $650 for a side of asparagus.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I specifically asked for a Darren to take care of my son and his date. My son asked for the chef selections like Darren does for us and the server said, “That isn’t a thing.” It was very embarrassing for my son in front of his date. I am very disappointed in the service. My husband and I usually receive excellent service and Darren gives us a chef selected meal. Not happy.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Extensive menu with excellent choices for every course. Attentive service, although not exactly personable on this most recent visit. A few wines by the glass, but primarily sold by the bottle. Each course is ala carte. Nice presentation, excellent pasta.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We had an excellent meal, the gnocchi was delicious, salads creative, it can be a bit noisy when the room is full.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

We haven't been here in a while and need to remember to come more often. Food was delicious, nice variety of Italian favorites! Food delicious and reasonably priced Good wine list and pleasant staff made our evening really enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great birthday experience for the mother in law

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

1st Anniversary with my beautiful wife and 3 stepchildren. Service is always amazing and they helped us celebrate with a complimentary dessert.

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

I've been to Cafe Lucci a number of times. I only go back because the food is good and when I want a slightly above casual dining experience. However, I learn to not expect much service and not be offended by the casual and unfriendly manner of the hostess and server. Of note: It is a noisy dining area - had to scream to carry a conversation.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We had an enjoyable evening with friends. The service and food were great. The atmosphere was lively.
We will go back!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Went on a Sunday night. It was pretty empty. Wait staff was very friendly. Food is very fresh.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We made a reservation to sit at the bar. Linda is a wonderful bartender and server. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Service , food ,drinks and atmosphere were great, as always.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was fantastic. Service was great. Only issue was on a Saturday night, it was very loud and hard to hear others at table.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We found the service to be excellent, the food was
What I call
“Old School” Italian which was tremendous. The atmosphere was nice and the overall experience was great.
This place truly is a hidden gem.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Incredible. Staff always kind, helpful, and professional. Food is superior to any restaurant in the area.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Enjoyed a lovely Easter dinner at Cafe Lucci. We had a 3:45 reservation and enjoyed a nice leisurely dinner. Service is always attentive without being intrusive. The octopus appetizer was grilled perfectly, delicious and succulent, and the mini heirloom tomatoes in vinigarette were the right counterpoint to the octopus. Rack of lamb, one of my favorites, was cooked perfectly to a medium rare. Sister-in-law said the lobster-filled ravioli was perfect, and my brother's-in-law steak was grilled to his liking. We had an enjoyable time and excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Took my family for Easter dinner. Service and food both excellent. Did a superb job handling the holiday crowd.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always the best food and service. I’ve never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I have been coming here for years. The food and service have been excellent consistently. We were a party of eight and I heard no complaints and this is a group that doesn't hesitate to complain.
It starts with the bread which is served warm and comes with a roasted garlic spread and marinated veggies - carrots, celery, onion, and fennel. I typically stay away from bread but can't help myself here.
First course choices were octopus, Caesar salad, burrata and house salad, all very good. Other apps I've had in the past that I liked were carpaccio, shrimp, soups and salads. Everything is fresh and flavorful.
My favorite item on the menu is the gnocchi macchinato. The veal ragout on the gnocchi is great on pasta as well. I've really enjoyed the veal in several preparations as well as the fish and beef entrees. It's hard to go wrong.
Everyone had canoli which has the right amount of crispiness in the shell and properly flavored cream filling. Oh dear, getting hungry just thinking about it.
The tab runs on the higher side but the quality you get is worth it. When the room is full it can be a little loud but not unbearable. There's a nice bar to sit at if you wait but I recommend making a reservation. Complimentary valet parking is a nice touch.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Cafe Lucci is hands down one of my favorite restaurants! The owner and his staff are always welcoming, and their food is incredible. I have been delighted to introduce friends to this place, and we always leave happy, and beyond satisfied with our meals. If you want a quaint, Italian restaurant, then Cafe Lucci is the place to go.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food, as always, along with the service was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Cafe Lucci never lets me down. Perfect again from start to finish. This place is a jewel!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Been here before. Would come again. Friendly, well stocked bar, good food and service. Priced accordingly.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Nice evening with friends. Food was good and service was attentive.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I love the idea of Cafe Lucia - a nice standalone, wide variety of choices, on the west side of Glenview. And each time I've been here, the service is excellent- from the valet to the host/hostess, to the wait staff! Never had an issue here. My only issue is the food and pricing in terms of value analysis. The meals are not bad, but neither do they stand out. And when you compare their prices, there are many less expensive options that leave you wanting more. I will say that there has been a trend for many years where they bring you your meal and tell you to be careful due to the hot plate. Should be a good thing due to a hot meal fresh off the stove, right? But the reality is the plate is hot and the meal does not match the plate. On top of that, the pasta dish was a bit crusty on top. While it came out with good timing, clearly it had been sitting for some time under a heat lamp or similar. No one stirred it and refreshed it. Finally it was not bad and not great - same as my previous experiences. The calamari appetizer was okay. The last two times I was there, my dates had good meals, not great. The pricing is more reminiscent of downtown is my value issue and versus other steak, seafood, and pasta pricing for very good meals in the north and northwest suburbs.

Again, excellent service and ambiance, but food and pricing could use a makeover.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always a wonderful experience at Café Lucci!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

A little on the noisy side but the food and service make up for the noise.

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