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Luce Ristorante

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2977 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
+1 203-407-8000
14:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 14:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First, I'll start with the good things. The service was attentive and good. Although the server was very busy and at times, did seem like we were waiting forever, that's a typical Italian style. Don't expect fast service but that's OK. For the most part, the food was really tasty and prepared well. My problem was with the New York... More 

Thank Alon S
New York City, New York
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78 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Well as a first experience I was not disappointed at all. A friend of mine son frequent this restaurant heard so much about it and I finally had an opportunity to eat there the food was delicious the service was impeccable the atmosphere was beautiful the waiter we had Christopher was phenomenal being very new to the job he did... More 

Thank Toni T
Wells, Maine
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171 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We were so excited to come for dinner, but we're surprised that the menu changed for Parent's Weekend. While I understand that some streamlining for anticipated increased business for QU Parent's Weekend we would have preferred to order from the menu we looked at online. Perhaps it could have been listed on website under events or something. All that aside,... More 

Thank foodiegirl625
North Haven, Connecticut
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

My husband & I came here for dinner for the first time this past weekend. The food was great, as was the service & our waiter was super friendly & attentive! It was a nice little date night spot & we will definitely be back to try some of their other dishes!

Thank cbbct
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

It's okay - been twice, came back a second time hoping for something better, I will not try a third.

Thank jjeremys
Stratford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I was looking forward to grabbing a bite to eat before a show at Oakdale. They were a bit crowded in the dining room so we sat at the bar. We were ignored for 20 minutes and decided to leave. I'm so disappointed. It's a shame. They lost 2 potential repeat customers since we are local and we eat out... More 

Thank kimwinnick
Ocala, Florida
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136 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Often the choice is smaller portions of excellently prepared meals or large portions of mediocre fare. No need to choose at Luce. Be prepared to take home half of your meal. Cannot say enough how wonderful this experience was. The service matched the creative food choices and the ambiance was restful and welcoming. This is not just eating, it is... More 

Thank AscDac
Hamden, Connecticut
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We recently had dinner at Luce's with a party of eleven to celebrate our wedding anniversary. When we made the telephone reservation earlier in the day, Kate was most helpful and accomodating with our menu request (after speaking with her husband Paul, the owner). It was a very busy Friday evening but we were seated promptly and greeted cordially by... More 

Thank Donna D
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

As always Luce's is the go to place in Hamden for special occassions. The food is consistently exquisite and the service exceptional. We had suishi grade tuna and filet with lobster sauce. The dessert menu ia equally great.

Thank Sandra B
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Had a great meal with the prixe fix menu. Would have had the same thing, but it was cheaper to have the same thing with a salad added in. That's pretty awesome, and we were sat at a table for two. Even though it felt a little small, it was very comfortable.

Thank CaSondra S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
14:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2977 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: +1 203-407-8000

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Tallahassee, Florida
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Woodbury, Connecticut

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?