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Luce Ristorante

2977 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-2326
+1 203-407-8000
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“veal” (8 reviews)
“pre fixe menu” (4 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
2977 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-2326
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

I've driven by this little plaza at least a million times and never knew that this gem existed... And then we went there today for a lunch for a friend. Luce is bigger than it looks and the food was great! Everybody finished their meals...More

1  Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The food is great, but I’ve only been at the bar. I love it there. Warm, friendly ambience. Good food. Great cappuccino. Nice date place.

1  Thank Christine G
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

My family and I went to dinner here for a celebration dinner. We went with our two kids, a three year old and a six month old. The hostess was very kind and put us in a back room, which I was happy about on...More

Thank Britt C
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Each and every time. Hands down. Over quality meal. Every thing cooked to perfection. Ask for Lauren as your server. She rocks! Thank you for everything!

1  Thank CalamityJenn
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I had been to this restaurant before but this was my first trip inside. Service and food were okay but the acoustics inside are amazing. It was so loud we decided not to go back.

Thank dbbohner
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This was a fabulously prepared, very reasonably priced lunch. with only one fault; my house salad. The secret: If you are looking for a satisfying lite lunch, low in calories, just order from the appetizer menu, for example, MARE, 'Sea scallops, shrimp, scungilli, and squid...More

1  Thank differentname
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Old friends meeting once every few years means you must have a quality restaurant to set the foundation of a great night. The staff were all fantastic; knowledgeable, friendly, and genuinely wanted you to have a good time. They were always there when you needed...More

2  Thank Upintheairtoomuch
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Admittedly, Luce has been a favorite of ours for years. The food is well prepared, the wine list is fabulous, the ambience is great. It's hard not to roll out the superlatives. I know we will continue to visit when we can.

1  Thank George33801
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Haven't been there in about a year, mostly because of, out of sight out of mind. I regret that, and pledge to revisit regularly. Good food, even though the menu has changed since the last time, somewhat smaller, but still excellent options. Excellent wine list...More

1  Thank travellinman36
Reviewed 28 September 2017

There's no need to go into New Haven to find superb Italian food! Luce in Hamden is fantastic! We have eaten dinner here twice and both visits were so awesome. The food is full of flavor and really delicious. My husband had a veal chop...More

2  Thank chrissyc5885
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26 October 2017|
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Response from Mesdmd | Reviewed this property |
I Believe they have a price fix menu along with their regular menu every night.
JoAnne Z
7 October 2016|
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Response from rich p | Reviewed this property |
No but it is a nice upscale restaurant. Dress casual is fine.
gail s
5 March 2016|
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Response from Richard D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Several items....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2977 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-2326
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: +1 203-407-8000
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