Luciano's Ristorante & Lounge/Rahway, NJ

4.6
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389 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Our door dining Only- Weather permitting
Take-out also available

Our chef has been delighting guest palates for the past 20 years with his outstanding culinary talents. The distinctive architectural interior is complimented with a new traditional cuisine which makes Luciano’s the perfect place for an extraordinary time. Our impressive fireplaces and our relaxing lounge will allow you to enjoy the tantalizing food complimented by our world class wine list. Whether you are enjoying an evening out or celebrating a special event in one of our two impressive dining rooms, you can be assured of an extraordinary experience. Our Private dining rooms are able to accommodate corporate events for business meetings with accessibility to Wi-Fi or if you are looking to plan an engagement party or surprise birthday party we are there for you. Our event coordinator will go through every detail of your special event to exceed your expectations.
What 389 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSUSIE
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an OUTSTANDING meal and wonderful service. I just love going.

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KenS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

The food as always is outstanding. The service, questionable.

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RobertD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, excellent food and great atmosphere.

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Reno
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another wonderful dining experience - Chef Joe should be proud of his staff - we had a very enjoyable dinner with friends.

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RickB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is consistently very good and the prices are extremely reasonable for the size of the portions. Bartenders make excellent drinks.

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Micia
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

I've been here plenty of times before. The food is always delicious, but the service was exceptionally slow. I don't know if it was the kitchen or the waiter, but it was unacceptable for a weekday lunch.

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MaryT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place. Probably the best place in Rahway. Perfect. And the music! And the fireplaces comedy on be Jones the weight stuff the food everything doesn't get better than this.

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vipLeslieK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Service was not good for valentines... had new waiter was not trained well did mention to hostess on way out

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Went here for Valentine’s Day dinner. Food was great! The only thing issue was that we were seated near the doorway and there was a very cold draft coming. We initially asked for another seat before sitting and there were other tables we could see that was available but we weren’t accommodated. If not for that I would have given a 5 star review.

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AlexanderM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Very nice place, cosy and quite. Excellent service, waiters always paying attention to what is happening on the table but not annoying. They are there but you don’t notice them. But food could be much better. We didn’t try Italian food though but stake was a bit cremated. As well as they have to really work on their deserts. But overall good impression from the place.

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BobW
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. I highly recommend. Luciano’s is my family’s go to place to have a special dining experience. We all love it

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vipShairieH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing! I went with three friends and we all got different meals and enjoyed them thoroughly. The food was reallllly good. I would definitely go back.

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vipfoodie
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food in a lovely setting. Friendly, professional service and outstanding chef make for a great dining experience.

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MichelleB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was impeccable, ambiance was lovely with Sinatra playing in the background, and the food was out of this world. It surpasses a scale of 1 - 10, so a 10 is not even high enough of a rating. I love this restaurant. It never fails to satisfy!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful experience all around. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipMLopez
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as usual, a tad bit more special this time around as the entire restaurant staff was a slight bit involved in my engagement proposal. Absolutely wonderful and a truly unforgettable evening. Thank you.

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vipOzzie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

NYE Dinner was fantastic. Service was impeccable and the atmosphere was vibrant. Open Bar was well stocked, top shelf available for the all inclusive price. We go there often but first time for New Years, would do it again no question.

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JohnD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there for Christmas Eve. The food was excellent and the service was great, several people checked on us to make sure we were being taken care of.

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vipJorgeG
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The appetizers were very good, particularly the beef carpaccio. My risotto with lobster was delicious; my wife instead had her lobster with ravioli in a white wine sauce we opted for an Italian Pinot Grigio.

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vipDrMarc1
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Service was slow
We were seated next to a door way with a DJ playing in the other room

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cmarzarella
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience5

From the coat check to the final dessert, the service and the food were absolutely the best.
The staff is run like clock work,attentive and friendly.
The calamari was the best I’ve ever eaten. Try the short rib! Dessert was fantastic and the wine is amazing. I will definitely done again.

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Frank
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

High quality food and service in a local environment

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vipJohnZ
Miami
188 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good home cooked style meals at reasonable prices.
I will be back

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JoyceS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

90th Birthday

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LisaT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family and I enjoy Luciano's very much. Food is outstanding and the atmosphere is very nice and cozy. I would recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

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RobS
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Food was good but the service was horrible. Hour to get our first round of drinks, they forgot my dinner....

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AnthonyS63
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

We waited very long for our dinner then my wife’s salmon was very undercooked. Sent it back and still not cooked well. Server agreed but we were on a tight timeline to catch a local concert. Left us no time for coffee or desert. Although disappointed we would give it another try in the future.

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vipLayla
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is fabulous! The food was unbelievable. I had the gnocchi with very light cream sauce that was delicious and my friend had a pasta dish with seafood which was equally delicious. We enjoyed a perfect martini at the bar before dinner and the service at the bar and in the dining room was exquisite.

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IMHO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We were seated in the main dining room. It was half full and incredibly noisy so we asked to move into the bar area. The bar area has much more ambiance and was much quieter. Unfortunately it was so cold that we all ended up wearing our jackets through dinner which was much less comfortable than had I been able to just wear my long sleeve shirt. Service was disappointing. Luckily we weren't in a hurry but our main courses took over an hour to be delivered after we had finished our salad. The food was good, but not outstanding enough to bother with the aforementioned noise, temperature and wait time.

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YESfan
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We were a large group of 20 people so service was slow so far as getting dinner on the table for everyone (understandably so). Service was friendly, though. The food was deliciously and perfectly prepared. I had the rib eye steak. My husband and I ordered one dinner, split, but due to language challenges and according to the bill at the end, we each got our own full plate which doubled the cost. That was an unpleasant surprise. It was so tasty we ended up eating every bite, though, so in the end we couldn't complain.

The ambiance and decor of the place is great. Highly recommended!

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Gonzalez110
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Food and drinks. Loved it, will be back again.

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RachelK
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time there and was wonderful! Great for special occasion, romantic dinner or if you want a superb italian meal! Everyone from the hostess, waiter, wait staff was professional, pleasant, and most of all, ATTENTIVE. You get what what you pay for here- from service to cuisine! We WILL be back😊

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gene
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Beside the noise from the DJ playing in dining room for a wedding everything was great as usual.

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vipHiandi
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

My husband ordered veal parmigiana with a side of spaghetti. The veal was just so and the spaghetti was overdone. It was so starchy and mushy and drowning in sauce. It was inedible. My husband told the waiter and he said he would pass it on to the kitchen. No one even came from management or the kitchen to complain. I don’t think we will be going back there. It had such promise. We were so disappointed.

Luciano's Ristorante & Lounge/Rahway, NJ
Responded on 1 October 2019

Thank you for sharing your dining experience as we always look to improve our level standards. We apologize that your expectations were not met as all of our guests dining experiences are very important to us and any feedback is always appreciated for training and improvement. Can send email or contact us with a best contact number so that I can correct this as soon as possible as its very important for me. Thank you for your time as I look forward in hearing back from you very soon. Chef Joseph

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dennisk
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place for business or pleasure. Several small realms make it more intimate and reduces noise so that you can have a conversation without shouting or straining to hear

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TedG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and everyone in our party enjoyed their entrées. Service was excellent. The desserts were outstanding.

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vipKempster
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Something happened in the kitchen we waited close to 45 minutes for our dinner after having our appetizers. We asked about the delay and got no response. The place was not very busy which is why I felt something got messed up in the kitchen

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FrankH
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, extremely clean , excellent menu , good wine , great presentation of food and very fresh , great service, a little higher in price compared to other places , but this isn’t most places , and you get what you pay for and I didn’t mind the price, would most definitely go back again , my new favorite 👍

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RichW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. Thick cut bacon and the pork chop were awesome.

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vipJree
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Food was so salty able to eat 1/3 only.
Plates served were chipped and just awful.
Never come back here.

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Luciano's Ristorante & Lounge/Rahway, NJ offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 815-1200.

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