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Luca Cucina Italiana

2057 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1613
+1 510-649-9718
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (3 reviews)
“fresh pasta” (2 reviews)
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2057 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1613
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1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A local restaurant near to La Quinta, this is alright if you need somewhere quick to eat But the quality and care taken is so-so and nothing to shout about. Undercooked meatballs, re-done pasta. Great Gorgonzola sauce. A real mixed bag. The waitress did refund...More

Thank Roving_Bill
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a small local restaurant, and it does not accept bookings, first in best dressed, so go early. Great traditional Italian food in good portions and at reasonable prices. Friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere.

Thank JJthewanderer
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We go here at least twice per month as we live nearby and the food is fresh, well prepared and an excellent value. Think really good home cooking rather than fine cuisine. Salads are really fresh - I usually get the arugula and shaved Parmesan...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I came here as I was exploring the area around my hotel for places to eat. It's a small place, maybe 13 tables. I walked it fir a late dinber and the place was full except for one two top table.... wala, it was meant...More

Thank tstlkechkn
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Only surprising because it is not in am area one expects excellence and from the outside looks quite ordinary. The delight is fresh pasta, charming service. And focus on fresh ingrediants. Also a pleasure to have unique menu items and the ability to select your...More

Thank avidforafrica
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The storefront is not impressive, but the food is first rate. This is the type of home made / family styled restaurant that you would find in New York or SF. The ingredients are high quality the portions are generous. The prep, the cooking and...More

Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We found this neighborhood restaurant on the way back from Napa and it is a gem. Very simple, but well done menu with a few pasta, veal and chicken dishes. The Veal Luca was very good and my kids all enjoyed their pasta dishes. Service...More

Thank lmb32
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

When eating in a university environment we've learned to lower our expectations as they are used to pleasing college students with little taste. Not so in this case, Service started a little flimsy, but quickly improved. We ordered Italian egg drop spinach soup served very...More

Thank OC-RaiderFan
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We began with a good Pinot and fried polenta. Crisp on the outside and soft inside with a good home cooked simple tomato sauce. We chose a chicken and veal dish. Tasty comfort food for reasonable prices.

Thank Judi S
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We found Luca Cucina Italiana through TripAdvisor. So glad we did because the food was wonderful. We had beet salad, chicken Marsala, linguine with pomodoro sauce, and garlic bread. Everything was delicious and cooked fresh. My husband said the Marsala was some of the best...More

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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2057 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1613
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-649-9718
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