Enzo and Lucia

4.7
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676 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
We invite you to enjoy a delicious and authentic Italian meal at Enzo and Lucia Ristorante. We use only fresh ingredients in our classic Italian dishes and cherished family recipes. Homemade Italian gourmet cappellacci stuffed with seasonal ingredients is the specialty at our Long Grove restaurant housed in a former and historic Victorian-style home erected in 1876.

Our outdoor patio gives dining “all’aperto” a whole new meaning, bordered by colorful flowers and foliage, the soothing sound of a fountain, and relaxing background music, it seats 60 comfortably and includes a lounge area for enjoying an appetizer and a cocktail or two.




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4.6
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C
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was fabulous!! Chicken Marsala melted in your mouth!!

BB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

We had a reservation for 7:30 but we were not seated until 8:10. Then whenever we wanted anything we had to wave the server down and she never checked on us. At the end of the night they even over charged my card and I had to go find someone to help me because our server again disappeared. The food was good, but it didn't make up for the terrible service.

A
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Dining room too small, constantly having servers, busboys and patrons walking right next to us. Waitress was very slow throughout the entire dinner. Had to wait 15 minutes past reservation to be seated. Manager was very apologetic upon leaving about the waiting time to be seated.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always delicious food and always great service

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, great service and nice restaurant all around. Chicken parm was delicious and shrimp pasta was cooked just right. Will definitely be back!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great anniversary celebration dinner, highly recommend.

EB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Again another fabulous meal!!

c
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was amazing! Service was exceptional. My only complaint would have to be is that there is no hostess stand or hostess especially on a Saturday night and we weren't sure where to check in. There were people waiting all around the bar area and finally one of the waiters sat us down. I will definitely go back otherwise.

KR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always have an enjoyable time at the restaurant and the food is always delicious.
We look forward to our next visit.

SA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great local place

I
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are always treated like gold here. Great to see that business is dry good.

J
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always enjoy, and last visit even better with the addition of the outdoor patio. Galia our server is quick and attentive as always. We had the gnocchi and veal Enzo. We only have the gnocchi here, it’s lighter than anywhere else, and the veal was super flavorful. And we indulged in the white chocolate cake soo good.
Can’t wait for opportunity to come back.

TC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enzo and Lucia is one of our favorite places to eat! The food is always delicious and the specials are fantastic! Claudio, our usual server, is phenomenal. He’s so attentive and always makes great recommendations. I highly recommend Enzo and Lucia!

RC
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food with great service and awesome suggestions from the staff.

ST
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always terrific. It’s our go to Italian for great food and service.

S
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very charming venue. Good for celebrations. It can get noisy if there’s a large crowd. Food is always consistently good. I always go for the grilled calamari and I am never disappointed. Italian food done right!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had Spaghetti Puntenescca and my wife had Chicken Lemone. Both were very goog.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great staff, great management, great owner. What a gem!

j
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dining at Enzo and Lucia’s is always a pleasant experience. Great food and extensive wine selection.

F
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our date night tonight and Enzo & Lucia’s never disappoints!

F
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, great atmosphere. We went with friends and had a great time. Good value, recommend listening and ordering the Specials that day. Family friendly as well as date night.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Just eh, poor service. Food good but restaurant was empty and service very disappointing.

DW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Reservations are recommended for a Saturday night. The waitress was attentive. The food was excellent - it was evident that the food did not sit in the kitchen waiting for it to be serve. Highly recommend Enzo and Lucia!

DS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our book club group met for dinner. Food was very good, fresh ingredients, great menu choices and we had excellent service.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful from the moment we walked in. Beautiful restaurant and location, wonderful service and amazing food! We will definitely be back soon.

S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have not been back to this restaurant for years. Last time we visited, the meal was not very good. Day and night difference. The veal dishes very excellent and extremely tender. The spaghetti meat sauce was the best I have had in years. Will return very soon

RT
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

From the moment we walked in the door, a gentlemen grabbed us (seemed like an owner or manager), guided us to a table and treated us like celebrities. The food was fantastic (I had an off-menu item, short rib ravioli with brandy sauce). We have already recommended to several people.

f
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Loud crowded slooooooow service and food nothing great ...

EK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed first time at Enzo and Lucia. Will definitely return which is definitely a good recommendation.

L
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again, Enzo and Lucia didn't disappoint. Food was terrific, service was attentive, our reservation was recognized, value was good, view of the Long Grove courtyard and the new outdoor seating area was lovely.

MC
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food & service. The noise level was a little load when we arrived but really improved after a few table left. Grilled calamari appetizer was one of the best I’ve ever tasted. Lasagna was excellent as well.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always incredible food and service.

SD
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was very good but our server really 'made' the meal. We were celebrating a birthday and she made extra special by her attitude, suggestions, and the way she took care of us. The combination of food and great service made for a perfect birthday.

CM
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

The way we were greeted when walked in the door, set the tone for the dinner! He said, in a very harsh tone, "can I help you?" As if we were the last people he expected to see! We had a reservation and we were early!! The food was very good, nothing outstanding, but good. Our waitress was very nice but over worked. It was a bit loud, but it was a full dining room on a Saturday
evening. When we go out to dinner and spend $100, we expect the host to greet is with a smile and be curious when we leave. Given all our choices we don't think we'll be back.

P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

I've enjoyed Enzo and Lucia for years and have often gone there with my wife as well as hosting clients. The food is typically great and the service always pleasant.

Not sure what happened last Saturday, though....

We were seated outside around 7:45 (our request was accommodated by Glenn, the owner) and had nice appetizers (seafood as well as wonderful cheese), but then are order for our entrée was not taken for another 45 minutes. We had soup and salad as well. We ordered the fish, Branzino, and by the time it was served -- at 9:30!! -- , it was lukewarm at best and, given the delays, all the rest of the outside tables were empty and they were closing the umbrellas and putting things away. We sent the fish back and canceled our entrée. Our server (who we've had before and is usually quite good) clearly felt terrible and made adjustments to the bill to make up for the problems we had.

It was now 9:45, we were hungry, and we left the restaurant intending to order a pizza when we returned home! It was only then that Glen Cardelli, the owner, intercepted us on our way out apologizing for the problems and explaining that there had been an issue (shorthanded in the kitchen due to a chef leaving). In my opinion, he should have come to our table to apologize and explain what was happening. He instead was standing, chatting with someone up on the steps, and only spoke to us as we walked out.

We will likely be back in the future, but were VERY disappointed in a ruined Saturday night dinner.

BP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent patio experience, good food. The service is slow on the patio but the good thing is, no rushing. The bill comes a bit prematurely since we did not have a chance to ask for the dessert. Overall an excellent value. Recommended.

M
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I have been going to Enzo & Lucia for more than 18 years. The meals are plentiful and they cater to the customer needs. Glenn keep up the great work.

IF
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My 81st birthday

JG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is amazing and the service was excellent, as usual.

a
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best Italian food, homemade gnocchi to die for, great service too!