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Luca Denver Colorado - Luca, Denver, CO

Luca

4.7
4.7
1970 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Chef Frank Bonanno dug into his Sicilian heritage and east coast roots to create this authentic, rustic Italian eatery. Luca has amazing personal touches from the daily made breads and pastas to the meats and cheeses cured in house, to the charcoal drawing of Bonanno’s son (and the restaurant’s namesake) that hangs in the dining room. Luca is heartwarming and satisfying from the wood-fired pizzas to the hand-rolled pastas to the perfectly seared proteins. It’s not your ordinary pile-of-pasta-and-sauce Italian joint; it’s the real (and tasty) deal.

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2 people

10:30 p.m.


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (303) 832-6600
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Frank Bonanno
  • Catering
    Why yes we do cater, please contact catering@bonannoconcepts.com
  • Private party facilities
    Luca can accommodate parties up to 20 guests in our private dining room. Restaurant buyouts are available for parties up to 85. Please contact our event coordinator for details.
  • Private party contact
    Cara St. John and Laura Tharaldson: (720) 737-4277
  • Neighbourhood
    Central
  • Cross Street
    7th
  • Parking Details
    Street parking available is also available in the area.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Cocoliche: Italy Meets Spain

    US$90.00 per person

    Apr 18, 2024 only
    Luca's rustic Italian cuisine meets the bold flavors of Spain in the third of our Culinary Playdates. Join us for one night, five courses and lots of wine to sip alongside this fusion feast! Menu: Prosciutto di Parma, Manchego, Valencia Orange Mostarda, Grilled Ciabatta Parmesan Potato Croqueta with Romesco Sauce Aglio e Olio Gnochetti with Lamb Merguez, Onions & Peppers Paella-Style Risotto with Mussels, Clams, and Scallops Flan with Caramel Please note, this menu will be the only one served this evening.

What 1,970 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver

    Italian

1,971 Reviews
  1. Frank

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the service and food! We always come back to this one!

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  2. shawnw

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Joey, went above & beyond for our anniversary! Can’t wait to bring my parents to Luca next time they visit.

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  3. Lcatch

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is consistently beautiful! Service, however, was uneven, moving between obsequious and brusque, particularly around the fee for back-of-the-house. A simple, "this fee is in lieu of tip, not in addition" would have been helpful. Space is way too loud.

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  4. MikefromTechCenter

    Denver

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visiting for my wife and me. We have been to other Bonnano restaurants and really enjoyed them. Food and service was fantastic. We will definitely come again. Only critique would be that drinks came extremely slowly. Otherwise great experience!

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  5. wendyl

    New York City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We've been coming to Luca for years now. It's been the spot for special celebrations, birthdays & date nights. I reached out to the team months ago, several times, several different ways, for a special (large) order & never heard from anyone. Ever. That was disappointing but we moved on & decided to book a table this weekend for dinner out with friends who had never been. Unfortunately, the disappointment continued... The service on drinks was horribly slow, each time. We sat with water for a good portion of the meal. The burrata, which used to be a favorite, was incredibly salty. I don't say that lightly as I don't shy away from salt. We had our waiter along with someone else who would come over to bring food or get a drink order & there seemed to be quite a bit of confusion over the evening. Who got what, orders not being placed or placed incorrectly, etc. Just seemed very disjointed & unorganized. Then the risotto was also way oversalted & the signature mushroom fusilli was not as good as it used to be, definitely not as creamy & the flavor was not the make-you-crave-Luca that it's been over the years. Overall, disappointing. Something has changed.

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  6. Neighbor

    Denver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our very favorites - thanks so much! Great menu, comfortable, quiet, and we love Joey, our server.

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  7. SandyG

    Denver

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Our request for location of table was honored. Welcome Prosecco was delightful. Fried artichoke appetizer not to be missed portions large. Wine by glass reasonable. By bottle pricey, minimum $75 is only criticism. Can get noisy when full. Restrooms spotless.

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  8. LoriA

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were outstanding as usual. The fried artichoke hearts as a new addition to the menu were delicious.

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  9. sheilak

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed early evening dinner for two at Luca. We shared an appetizer-burrata w tomato preserves. Delish! Each had a pasta entree: spinach something and carbonara. We loved everything!!! Wait staff was very attentive. Interesting age range and cook background music

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  10. AmyV

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Frank is an outstanding server; very attentive and friendly. This was my second time at the restaurant. The first time I had pizza and the second time a pasta dish. Both were phenomenal. Thank you for the wonderful experience!

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  11. SusanC

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! From the complimentary Prosecco to the pre-dessert almond mousse, and oh my gawd that Panna Cotta! Amazing experience, and fantastic service. Our quaint little neighborhood high end dining spot! And we were able to reserve same day on a Friday! Definitely go!

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  12. MarjA

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely stunning, fantastic food, beautiful space, great staff and delicious and beautiful cocktails! The presentation is impeccable.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sat in the room off the main dining room which was less crowded and had a wonderful dinner. Chicken parm was best in recent memory. Thank you Luca.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had pizzas, which were enormous and very good. We wished the waiter had warned us that we wouldn’t each need a whole one. I had the GF crust - very good tasting but quite a bit more limp than the regular crust. Staff all worked together seamlessly. We were seated in a dark corner with some light bulbs out. Not terrible, but not fantastic. We would return.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food! Outstanding service! Mocktails on point!

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  16. courtneys

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing as always! Love sitting at the bar!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience. The service was phenomenal. Must order the burrata. It’s the best we’ve ever had, including having been to Italy. Pasta is all house-made and excellent. Ordered spicy lobster tagliatelle and bucatini. Also pizza and charcuterie. Everything we had was amazing. Kids and adults agreed!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Could’ve been brighter but the staff were great and the food was excellent.

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  19. Laurel

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible classic Italian flavor. Every dish we had was delicious and the cocktail menu was also very robust with unique takes on traditional favorites!

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  20. SamT

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful experience checking out Luca for their first time for their Denver Restaurant Week menu. I absolutely loved the fact that Luca wasn’t a loud restaurant where I could really enjoy the company of my date and the service was phenomenal. From the moment we sat down we were treated to a complimentary champagne toast, we were frequently checked in with, and each food course was delivered perfectly from when I had finished the last and had a moment to reset for the next. Not to mention, each course I experienced was delicious! Would happily go back to enjoy their Brussel Sprout Cesar salad, the Rigatoni Bolognese, and their red wine chianti. 👌🏻

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  21. SofL

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Denver restaurant week. Most restaurants struggle with service and food quality during this week but Luca was outstanding. They were fully booked and still had amazing service and food. Went with girlfriends. Everyone loved it.

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  22. hemmtime

    Denver

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    good for denver restaurant week. had several choices on the menu for 3 courses.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Daniel was amazing! He was very personable and enjoyable during our dining experience. We also had an incredible food and drink combinations throughout the courses.

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  24. Hannah

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm so glad we were able to try Luca during restaurant week! We really enjoyed everything we ate. The prosecco to start the meal was a wonderful touch, too!

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  25. JackieB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. Very glad we tried it for restaurant week!

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  26. TravelJA

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great. Some dishes were really good, and the wines were too. Our favorite was the bolognese and short rib. They welcomed us to complimentary prosecco as part of Denver Restaurant Week.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fine, except 2 of the dinners was served barely warm!

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  28. Jill

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent!! The service, the food and atmosphere was outstanding. Highly recommend the mussels, short ribs, and mushroom pasta.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best GF pasta I’ve had in a long time. Service was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend!

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  30. MargieH

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Denver restaurant week. Overall the food was good with the exception of the mushroom risotto entree. Very bland. For restaurant week there were delicious choices but all very rich. Maybe instead of both pasta and entree as two different courses you combine them and offer a dessert for third course. More vegetarian options would be nice too. Still love Luca and will go back!

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  31. Debbie

    Denver

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Restaurant Week menu, food, and service. Luca is never a disappointment

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  32. CarolW

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has been around for ever and still serves the best Italian food in Denver. It was fukl on a Sunday night but quiet. No loud music so my companion and I could have a quiet conversation. Lots of easy parking in an adjacent lot (hard to find in Denver) Service was a little slow in the beginning but got better as the evening wore on. Just be aware that they add 22% to the total tab for non-negotiable tip. And this is NOT an inexpensive place to eat.

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  33. DininginDenver

    Denver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joey was our server and he was awesome. The food was great as always.

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  34. PET01

    Denver

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great meal and service for a relatively reasonable cost. The house made burrata was excellent!

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  35. MichelleS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful special occasion spot! We’ll be back again

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner! The home made noodles were some of the best I’ve had. Espresso martinis were a great pairing. I highly recommend any of the pasta. The service was also great and attentive

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  37. eileenk

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had to wait for our reservation but they gave us Prosecco while we waited. Our waiter needed to have a bit more training when selling a bottle of wine that would go with an entire meal. Although I would say that he picked well, he did not have a lot of words to explain why the bottle would be a good match. A good experience overall.

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  38. alaina

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second time dining at Luca and we tried all new menu items. Our favorites so far are the bolognese and the braised short rib. The waiters are always so kind and personable. Last night we had Gabby as our server and she was very thoughtful. She treated us to extras that were the cherry on top to our experience. The only downside to the Luca experience was that our table in the main room for two was very close to a large round table. It felt a little overwhelming at first but the food and service made up for it! Nonetheless, Luca is my favorite restaurant in Denver so far.

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  39. MikeyMike

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Waiters work as a team and you always feel taken care of. Very knowledgeable. Went with the full Luca experience and put our night in the hands of the kitchen and we were not disappointed. Every course was delicious, everything was fresh and often handmade. Prosciutto and Copa are sliced right in the room. Old Falo was an excellent twist on an old fashion.

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  40. DenverDiner

    Denver

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of our best visits to Luca yet. Our server, whose name I sadly cannot remember, especially made our visit special. He was so friendly, funny, jovial and knowledgeable about the food and wine. The eggplant appetizer was phenomenal (fresh mozzarella and san marzano tomatoes made it especially good) as were the scallops and the lobster pasta.

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FAQs

Luca does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Luca also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 832-6600.

Luca is rated 4.7 stars by 1970 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 p.m.


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Luca

711 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    7th
  • Neighbourhood
    Central
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street parking available is also available in the area.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Frank Bonanno
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (303) 832-6600
  • Catering
    Why yes we do cater, please contact catering@bonannoconcepts.com
  • Private party facilities
    Luca can accommodate parties up to 20 guests in our private dining room. Restaurant buyouts are available for parties up to 85. Please contact our event coordinator for details.
  • Private party contact
    Cara St. John and Laura Tharaldson: (720) 737-4277
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