Luca's Ristorante of Somerset
Braised Short Rib
in a white wine beef reduction served with asparagus & tomato ricotta cavatelli
braised lamb hind shank with mirepoix in a cognac sauce served with escarole & risotto
Mama's Neopolitan meatballs
Short rib, chuck, ground beef, pine nuts & golden raisins in a tomato sauce topped with provolone
Fantastic dining experience. The restaurant was not too crowded and had a cozy atmosphere perfect for an intimate date night. The food was delicious - the burrata (excellent, the eggplant and red peppers were a nice touch); the branzino (for her, she loved it); the pumpkin squash-stuffed ravioli (loved it); the creme brulee and and espresso to top it off. Great atmosphere, great service, great food.
Service was much slower than usual but food is always very good.
Service was outstanding.
Food was delicious and unique.
Excellent food and service.
Food was great. The lamb and pork chops were done nicely in a good presentation
Adorable cozy environment, great food and service. Specials are fresh and in season. BYOB is nice because you can bring your own pairing.
This place is a gem!! BYOB and the food is absolutely delish. Their homemade bread is to die for. Would definitely go back. Reservations recommended.
Dined many times in the past and latest trip was by far the worst experience and service thus far. Providing the feedback not as a complaint but for management to recognize there are a core set of customers who have been dining for many years and continue to return because of the quality of the food but more importantly, the service. Don’t lose that as you grow.
Food was delicious, service was good. It was Valentines weekend so it was very busy. Wasn’t 100% happy with where we were seated but overall it turned out to be a pleasant dining experience.
My wife and I have been eating at Luca's for years. This is the first time we tried it over a holiday weekend (Valentine's). It was more crowded than usual and took forever to get our food (which was great as usual). The kicker was when we asked for the check our waiter told us there was another group waiting for our table and we had to move fast. This when we had waited over an hour for entrees. That warning was out of line and not in keeping with the patience that our party of 4 displayed.
Place too tight that you’re mere 5 inches away from other table.
Excellent dining experience overall as usual for Lucas. Food was excellent as was the service. Very attentive servers but not bothersome. Price was a bit on the higher side, but expected for quality.
Excellent food and service as always.
Amazing atmosphere and was quickly seated with reservation. There is also a liquor store right next door so that is convenient as well. The service is prompt, the food is put of this world stunning and amazing. Servers are knowledgeable and helpful.
Luca's is a neighborhood gem! A great place, with great service, food and ambiance. The interior decor reminded us of a restaurant in Capri we had been to during our trip to Italy recently. The food at Luca's was delicious. Highly recommended!
Lucas has remained a lovely BYOB restaurant. Great food, great service
The food was authentic and delicious. My girlfriend and I will eat here as often as possible. I cannot wait to try everything on the menu! I highly recommend trying the butternut squash agnolotti and the gnocchi dish. Don’t let the prices intimidate you. The food is very filling and you will probably be taking left overs home.
Will go back again, and again
One of the best restaurants in the area! Food is great. Seating is tight, so travel light!
Don't be fooled that this restaurant is in a strip mall. The food was very good. Service was a little slow to order and it took a more time to get drink refills than we would have liked, but we did not feel rushed as and after we enjoyed our dinner. We also talked for a long time we finished eating and we were not rushed to pay or give up our table. If we lived closer, I could see this becoming a regular place for us to get a very good meal.
Food, service and ambiance scored well, as usual. Fig appetizer, rice balls and eggplant rollatini were exceptional starters. Lamb shank, cavatelli Valentino and branzino hit the mark. Gelato and sorbetto were deliciously refreshing. I lowered my over-all rating, however, because they ran out of the rack of lamb special even though it was only 6:30 p.m. Disappointing for our group.
Luca’s is a hidden gem. Tucked in an unassuming mini strip mall, this byob is our favorite Italian restaurant in the area. Food is fresh and inventive, and service is always great. Make sure to make a reservation on weekends because they can get busy. If you forget your bottle of wine, they do serve their own as well.
Love Luca’s! Great meal and experience every time!
Everything was great. They were out of tomato paste though which is part of the recipe for bread dipping sauce.
Love the apps and entrees!
New Years was fixed menu, wait for bread 30 mins to come out with your appetizer s, because they save on plates....
Our friends from Cape May loved it. They met us for a lunch date. It is our local go-to restaurant!
Went here for Christmas Eve dinner and cannot stop raving about the food! My husband and I recently returned from a trip to Italy (specifically the Amalfi coast and Rome) and this was the closest we have had to authentic food since we have gotten back!
Only negative I would say was the service. Our waitress did not smile and was not friendly , and we were ruShed to finish up our meal - understand that this is a holiday but to be told that other people are waiting for our table is a no-no ..
Went to check it out due to the great reviews and was glad to have tried. Cozy little place with great ambiance and delicious food! The complimentary assorted freshly baked bread basket was unique and they tasted great! The waiter recommended Oysters from the appetizers and we never had Oysters before and it was probably the right place to try first! Fried Calamari was perfectly cooked and melted in the mouth! The bruschetta was different than what I tasted in other restaurants and was more like a flat bread but it was good. The Tiramasu was absolutely delicious! The service was great and food came reasonably fast. Will be my future destination for Italian food!
Had a wonderful dinner at Luca’s! Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in the area including the New Brunswick and Princeton area.
There were three of us dining . One started with a raw oyster special and she raced about it. She said the sauce it came with was addictive like crack lol. I had the figs wrapped in Prosciutto with marscapone and pine nuts. I love this dish and order it every time even though their were so many wonderful choices. My son had the spedini which is delicious too!
For entrees I had the osso bucco with risotto. I loved it. My so. Had the angliotti with a cocoa pasta and stuffed with butternut squash filling it was excellent and another had the gnocchi with short ribs .she thought it was great. Even the cappuccino that my sons girlfriend had she said was the best she ever had!
Service was perfect, attentive without being obtrusive. I highly recommend eating here!
Wonderful lunch!! Service and food perfect! Highly recommended!
I never write reviews but this time I must. It was out first time here. When we walked in to be seated we were greeted by almost the entire staff. Our servers name is Matt, he has to be the best waiter I ever had. He was friendly, knowledgeable and had a great personality!! He gave us recommendations for our apps and entrees. The food was fantastic!! I highly recommend this restaurant. If you go ask for Matt!!
Food was fabulous once again and service was excellent. Definitely going back!
This was our first time eating at Luca's and it was not a good experience. It took 1 hour and 20 minutes to get our main courses and we were told that everything was made to order when we questioned what was happening. All food should be made to order so that was not an acceptable reason. Once we did get the food, all 5 people at my table thought their dishes were not good. In addition prices are very high and not commensurate with what is being served. I eat out a fair amount and as far as Italian food goes this was really bad.
We had a lovely dinner here. The food was delicious and the service was great. We had some dietary restrictions and allin our party allergies and they were
I took my wife to this restaurant for her birthday and we both felt like we were in Naples. The interior of this place reminded the both of us of a table in a piazza.
The food was very authentic of the place/region the owners family was from Ischia (Bay of Naples). Each dish was better than the other. We recommend the figs for a appetizer.
LOL, even the restrooms reminded us of how they are in Italy.
We recommend that anyone that is interested in authentic Italy food to try this place, you will not be disappointed.
Simply outstanding! Beautifully prepared, high quality and great setting.
Luca's Ristorante of Somerset offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 297-7676.
Luca's Ristorante of Somerset is rated 4.7 stars by 590 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.