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Luce Ristorante

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2977 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
+1 203-407-8000
17:00 - 22:00
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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Hamden, Connecticut
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband took me to Luce for my birthday and we were both very impressed. The service and food were both excellent. I had the seafood risotto and it was the best risotto I have ever had. So delicious! Everything about the place was special, and we will definitely be coming back soon. Highly recommend!

Thank Cathy K
Milford, Connecticut
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Luce has been the place for many of my family's most special moments. From the time I proposed to my wife to celebrating births and birthdays, Luce has always delivered perfect service and wonderful food. The prices are reasonable for the quality of food and service. They have a great pre fixe menu and is a VERY good value. the... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We started with the panned cotte. It tasted like it was made in a big batch earlier in the day, packed into a serving dish and heated up again before serving. It should been crisp on top but the whole thing was soggy throughout. Too bad because the flavor was good but the texture was not good. I had a... More 

Thank teddy33050
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Our group visited here for a holiday celebration. The service was very good. Unfortunately, though they had indicated that they were willing to do individual checks when the reservations were made by phone, they reneged once we were onsite.The food was okay, but nothing particularly special.

1 Thank ICFG
Trumbull, Connecticut
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86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 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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81 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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177 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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.

1 Thank jjeremys
Stratford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
8 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 

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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
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?