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Luce Ristorante

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2977 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-2326
+1 203-407-8000
17:00 - 22:00
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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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North Haven, Connecticut
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant has excellent food. I have been there for bridal showers, baby showers and to dinner. They do a nice spread for showers and the food was great for dinner as well. Nice atmosphere. Place for a NICE dinner.

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Impeccably clean kitchen. Seasoned wait staff. Excellent food buying. Wine cellar that is amazing. I want to break in and eat and drink myself to a fine death. With a smile on my face! Grazie. Prego.

Thank Firstlilith
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Quite pleased by the Price Fixe menu with its extensive selections. My wife declared the mussels broth the tastiest ever. My meatballs and veal both exceptional. The salad was only okay.

Thank Joebob2014
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My husband and I went for an early dinner on Valentine's Day and had a wonderful time! The food was excellent as was the wine selection. The wait staff made every effort to ensure that we wanted for nothing. Expect a full and elegant menu for both the heartly and lighter appetites. Go to dine and enjoy your evening.

Thank dpfeiff
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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374 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We met for a business lunch. The crabcake special consisted of two very small crabcakes and a tiny pile of shredded vegetables. The salads, on the other hand had large slabs of salmon that the ladies could not finish. The food come out well good, was not anything special. The crabcakes lacked any flavor. The service was fairly decent and... More 

Thank Live2traveldaworld
Hamden, Connecticut
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank Preacherman1973
Marathon, Florida
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 10 helpful votes
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.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 06518-2326
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: +1 203-407-8000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?