Lucca's Ristorante

4.3
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42 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
Founded in 2001 by Midwest locals Kenneth and Kimberly Heimke, Lucca's has become the town's most popular family Italian restaurant in La Grange.

Specializing in various specialty pizzas, we take pride in our fresh ingredients like our Puglian Buffalo Mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes and handmade sausage. Perfecto!

Our menu doesn't stop there. We have everything from bruschetta and antipasti to a veal scallopini sandwich and Mediterranean branzino.

If you're looking for a sweet treat, owner Kim's house made desserts will knock your socks off... her cheesecake OMG.

Our craft cocktail bar has a large selection of cocktails for every style drinker. It's a great way to end a long work day or a long work week.
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JP
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Top level service from hostess to waitress to bus. Food was solid Italian red sauce food. But we will be back because the service!

BK
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a 4:00 reservation and didn’t know about Happy Hour. A few of us ordered off the Happy Hour menu and were pleasantly surprised at how large the portions were. We thought they might be appetizer size portions. Recommend the hamburger and fries. Delish.

M
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

W’ve been coming for years, when it was just the small front tables, and our daughter would color the paper table covers. When Luccas expanded the quality and service remained the same, and now our daughter can order a cocktail! Great place...always worth the wait. Its where my family comes when they come in from out of state. Thank you!

BA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We gave this restaurant a second try, and it was just OK. I felt the same way the first time we dined there. The food was not as good as other restaurants in the area.

JF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Meatballs are really small for the additional charge. Service was super slow! Food tasted pretty good and drinks were great.

BK
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. Water glasses filled when empty. Dishes removed when empty. Food is always good.

C
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 1

6 people all wanted separate bills and the waitress didn’t break down the individual bills because of pre 5:00 discounts
We won’t be back

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Old reliable... we are regulars and have never been let down... Season after season... Visit after visit...

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Second visit to Lucca’s had lunch there a few months ago. Great salads and pizza, going beyond these items was a huge regret. Chicken piccata was over cooked,haven’t had such bad, dry and hard chicken in a long time. Sea bas tasted good but also over cooked and mushy. Lasagna was the worst that evening, horrible is the best description. Pasta primavera was pure mush. Decent wine list, 50% off wines <$64 (?) really $64
Waitstaff were nice, terribly busy. Seemed more concerned about a couple with 2 small children and their nanny. We had to ask for bread and plates as well as plates for salads (ordered 2-large salads to pass).
Terribly noisy. Nothing to absorb the noise.
Bottom line, we’ll never go back. Good salad or not. A $450 bad meal. ☹️

PM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is authentic and delicious. I enjoy being able to sit and have a leisurely dinner with friends and not feel rushed out the door.

RD
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

We have been to Luccas many times....the timing of the kitchen/service was WAY off even though we were one of only five tables on an early Monday evening. They seemed rushed to serve us, with entrees being thrust at us before a soup was barely set on the table and before an appetizer even made it to the table. The quality of the meal was reasonable, yet beginning to feel uninspired relative to the prices.

GG
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I think that if you’re in the mood for good Italian food in the burbs this place is worth a try. If you want to explore a different pizza crust variety stop in.

L
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

On way from Ohare to back home. Ate lunch on a Saturday. Nice venue. Food was excellent Well be back!

LB
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were meeting out of town guests whom we had not seen for 10 years! Lucca's accommodated us with a large table and the element of "time" to catch up ... Service was wonderful!

s
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We ordered the Vegetable Pizza which was outstanding! There actually were a lot of veggies and cheese.
My husband tried some of your pasta to check the sauce, you know us Italians!
All was very good, WE'LL BE BACK!!
Very friendly atmosphere, our server was very good and very patient, she was great.

Great experience, glad we tried Lucca's. Now have a new dining location.

NS
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Love the atmosphere. People watch outside or in the front part of the restaurant

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

Great food and yummy specialty drink called the French Lesson. Beautiful evening and staff was attentive.

d
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good service

RN
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time visit even though we've lived in the area for years. Fabulous pasta and chicken dishes. Great cocktails and service was excellent. Love the ambiance of the restaurant.

c
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

Lasagna was one of the worse I ever had, dough layers taste kinda raw. Tomatoes in Bruscheta appetizer taste pass due. Service was just whatever. Overall not really a good experience

K
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, friendly staff and cute ambiance!
This place is perfect for groups or just for a romantic dinner your special someone.
Best of all the carry SYLTBAR premium Prosecco and sparkling rosé. It’s my favorite because it’s naturally produced with no sugar or Sulfites added and very low in calories! Cheers!

FD
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

The service was really bad but was outdone by the food. Six people order different items and all were left unfinished. Maybe it should just be a pizza place. Don’t waste your money or your time.

JJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, a wonderful wine special on Tuesdays, and excellent service. There is outside dining on pleasant evenings. Right across from the train station for convenient meet-ups or take outs. Fabulous Italian food, and the special, prawns on angel hair pasta, was perfectly cooked.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Brunch reservation for Father’s Day. This was my first time at a Lucca’s for brunch, but have been there many times for dinner with no particular complaints relating to service. The restaurant was not crowded when we arrived, but did fill in a bit after awhile.
Service was disappointing. There was a gap of at least ten minutes between delivery of the plates that contained eggs and the two orders of pancakes. One of the pancake orders was for my Dad. Not a good way to acknowledge a Father on Father’s Day.
This is unacceptable at any restaurant, but especially at one that wasn’t unusually crowded. One wouldn’t expect two orders of pancakes to take longer to prepare than the rest of the food we ordered.
There was no attempt to apologize for the delay or offer to comp a pancake order due to the unusually long delay.
While the food ended up being fine, it was overall a disappointing experience.

KG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very attentive staff
Food was hot and delicious and exactly as ordered
beautiful sunny day and many were enjoying the outdoor seating

AC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great ambiance, very good food and very nice bar

YC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was good only we had to ask for water a few times.

A
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

We were out celebrating: that our daughter passed her state’s exam. We went to Lucca’s because we usually like the atmosphere,the food & the service is alway excellent but this time we were seated by several families with several children. It was awful! The parents were socializing with each other while the children thought they were at Chuck E Cheese, running towards the exit doors to the back room. The noise level was uncalled for! The look on other couple’s faces was full of disgust while they ate their dinners. The food was great along with the great service but unfortunately next time we will walk out & have dinner else where.
We’ve been going to Lucca’s for a long time.

MT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

My wife and I have been going to Lucca's before they expanded. We typically go there for pizza and salad, and it's always good, and we enjoy being there. They did a very nice job on the expansion. My family owned an Italian Restaurant for 52 years in another Chicago suburb of which I worked at for 20 of those years. So I'm more than a little spoiled when it comes to Italian food, and the restaurant business on a whole. Lucca's is consistant and friendly which are 2 big contributors to making and keeping business. We will continue to be customers and fans.

H
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Lucca’s, the food and the staff are excellent. Great restaurant!

AM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

This was the first time I had a below average experience here. It was Mother's Day and the kitchen was extremely behind. They allowed too many take out orders which set the kitchen behind for the people dining in. We waited an hour for our food. Other than that the waitress and food was good. Hopefully this was learning lesson for future holidays. ;)

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a 10!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Had a reservation, but still had to wait 15 minutes for our table. The food took 1 hour and 15 minutes from the time we ordered. Order was partially incorrect. Server did not communicate the delay until we specifically asked. Felt like we were begging her to talk to us. Not a good option for Mother's Day with kiddos. Will come back another day with a smaller party and not bother with a reservation.

t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

We are monthly visitors to Luccd. Typically a very good experience. However, this day was Mother’s Day and the wait was extremely long for our food. We waited over an hour for simple pasta dishes. Need to get it right for holidays

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Poor service

AC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We made a reservation for Mother’s Day and we arrived on time for our reservation and had to wait 20 minutes before being seated. Service was slow due to the high volume. The food was good and served hot. I have been here before when it wasn’t crazy busy and it always has been a pleasant experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

I went for brunch and 15 minutes after being seated a waitress asked us for drinks at which point we also ordered our food. 1 hour later our food showed up cold and quite frankly some of it just didn’t taste that great. We would have sent it back but our 2 year old was ready to go. I have been here for dinner and it was a completely different experience. I would not recommend it for brunch.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Enjoy the restaurant but they are not set up or experienced for breakfast service.

ER
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always go for the Gringo loco pizza. It’s my favorite. Today we celebrated my cousins birthday and everything was delicious and the service is always great.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fairly loud, good for kids

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