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“A surprisingly delicious meal”

Luca Cucina Italiana
Ranked #80 of 748 Restaurants in Berkeley
Cuisines: Italian
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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 pasta with your choice of sauce. An added benefit to add meatballs!

I had parpadelle (sp) with ametricia (sp)...perfect❤.

Thank avidforafrica
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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 the presentation is perfect. I had the chicken parmigiana and it was the best interpretation I have ever had.
The wait staff are attentive and polite. We will be back again. (PS: The wine selection is good and the prices are reasonable)

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Thank Bryan B
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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 was very good and the prices are a good value. The bruschetta appetizer was especially tasty. For a reasonably priced meal done well, this will hit the spot.

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Thank lmb32
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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 hot but needed a touch of salt.
Carpaccio was generous and excellent, followed by an outstanding Veal Piccata and spaghetti with Bolognese. The veal was served with tasty, hot potatoes and hot crispy kale. The bolognese is so good you have to soak it up with garlic bread.
Wine was reasonable from $28-$42. Highly recommend !
A block away from Holiday inn express.

Thank OC-RaiderFan
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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
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