Wrentham >Luciano's Restaurant
“Great food and atmosphere”
“Our waiter opened 90.00 bottle of wine and poured a full glass for the gentleman that ordered it, then continued to pour out the bottle without asking for approval.”
“from ordering and were told when inquiring that "good food takes time”
“As another reviewer said, the food is just as good as any place in the North End.”
“The waitstaff are attentive and caring, engaging and interested.”
“The bread (and I am not a huge bread eater) is spectacular.”
Not at all worth the price you're paying. Went there on my birthday. I ordered the steak au poivre for $32.95. And I was expecting the best steak I've ever ate for that price. The first bite was gristly and was not very flavorable. They also had very slow service. And our waitress asked a table that came in after us if they wanted dessert before asking us.
My last visit to Lucianos. We were a large party and they put 2 bigger parties in the same room with us. The food for 2 tables came out at the same time! The service was horrible, the food not hot and they can't even cook a steak. The baked potato wasn't edible. We had a birthday cake and they cut it up but never gave us utensils.
great but expensive. we went for girls birthday. had drinks in bar first. then got our table. we valet our car. no parking other wise. but thats fine, go to fridays if you don't want to valet. my dinner was a veal special (veal chop stuffed with lobtster prociutto and cheese with mush marsala , it was very good. we went all out with drinks, bottle of wine after dinner drinks, 3 apps 2 desserts, and 4 entrees. are bill was $395 + tip ouch. BUt it was very good. the only thing i would change about my meal was i wouldnt have bread the veal chop/ no need
Not what I expected. Overpriced, overrated food served by an untrained waitstaff. Each part of the experience was worse than the next. Don't waste your money. Unfortunately you can't judge an establishment by it's looks. It looks really good and ends there. Our waiter opened 90.00 bottle of wine and poured a full glass for the gentleman that ordered it, then continued to pour out the bottle without asking for approval. Pasta over cooked, Veal over cooked and rank. Waited for nearly 45 min. from ordering and were told when inquiring that "good food takes time". Wished I'd stayed home. I would have saved 600.00 and had something I expected.
I LOVE LUCIANO'S!.
I have to say, I would never discount anyone else's personal experience, however, I'm shocked. I find it hard to believe. I've been here twice (only b/c it is on the pricier side, so it's for "special occasions), and I'm heading back this weekend for my first anniversary.
Pricey, yes. I'll concede to that. However, in my experience, the service was IMPECCABLE both times I was there. The food..delicious...and the portions? Whoever said small must have a more than healthy appetite b/c I clean my plate every time I eat, and STILL think Luciano's has generous portions! I can't speak to the parking situation, as I've never had that problem-maybe it is only on the special event nights. The decor/ambience? Someone said "tacky" and that made me giggle. I can see how someone would say that. My father thinks that the "guys" that greet you at the door are straight off the set of the "Sopranos" and the decor falls in line. I prefer to look at it as..."charming".
All in all..LOVE LUCIANO'S!
Great food and atmosphere.
I have eaten here many times, it is my family's favorite restaurant for any special occassion. As another reviewer said, the food is just as good as any place in the North End. The bread (and I am not a huge bread eater) is spectacular. They have rolls which are outstanding, especially when dipped in their olive oil with garlic. They also have a great focaccia bread with fresh tomatos and garlic. Their salads, apps, and soups are also great, I have had several including the tossed salad, ceasar, shrimp cocktail, stuffed mushrooms, clam chowder, and french onion soup. As far as the main course, again what can I say but great. I usually get the tuna or the sword fish, but have had many other dishes, and all have been great.
Two of the reviews mentioned an issue with valet parking, but I haven't had that problem, I have always been able to park without a problem, so maybe it is just a problem on the "special occassion" days like Mother's Day or the Sinatra nights. Someone also mentioned that it was overpriced. Yes, it is not cheap, but in my opinion it is well worth the price. The average meal (again on a normal day, not special occasion) run around $25, give or take depending on the meal. But, the servings are on the large side and I usually have more than plenty left over for another meal, so I certainly wouldn't consider overpriced. Again, the quality to me has always been top notch, so I highly reccomend this place. I have also had great service, friendly and accomadating.
Overrated and Overpriced. Went to the Frank Sinatra night. One of the other reviewers is correct. They close off a large part of the parking area to make you use the valet service - so I was aggravated before I even walked in. The waitress automatically gets a 20% tip - so she didn't have to worry about being the least bit nice to us. We were a table of 10 so at $50 per person plus drinks so she made a fortune. If I were treated the way she treated us normally she would have been lucky to get 15% from me - and I am an ex-bartender and ususally tip very well. Two of us ordered the steak - one ordered medium the other medium well. They came out rare and medium, but I wasn't going to ask the waitress to bring mine back for fear of aggravating her. Our total bill was over $700. I don't think I'll be visiting Luciano's again. An extremely overpriced night.
Normally great - but not so hot for Holiday Dinners such as Father's Day and Mother's Day. We normally have a great meal here but we were very rushed on Mother's Day. We hadn't finished our salads and soups and they were being taken away to be replaced by the meal. On Father's Day we were seated near the kitchen where the kitchen help were screaming at the top of their lungs. The food was extremely dry (overcooked) and the people next to us received the wrong meals. Finally the credit card machines and the registers were down so the waitstaff had to photocopy our credit card to process later and handwrite the bill. There were too few waiters/ waitresses to handle the crowd and when we needed to ask for something the poor waitress had to answer us as she was running to another table. She was unable to stop for even a second to hear what we were saying. Great for a normal night out but don't visit this place on a holiday.
Editorial Review by Christy Buena. Authentic Italian cuisine is served at the romantic eatery that offers buffets, banquets and an extensive wine list.
Elegant and Inviting. This is my all-time favorite restaurant. You are treated like someone special from the moment you walk in the door. The waitstaff are attentive and caring, engaging and interested. They disappear at the right moments and don't hover, but are always available if needed. The food is like eating in a downtown restaurant in the North End...FABULOUS. The caesar salad is wonderful, as are the fish and pasta dishes. My FAVORITE place to spend my anniversary. Definitely a place to dress nicely, wear your jacket and tie, and feel romance and well-being. Candles on the tables, quiet music, sometimes a piano in the background. A hushed atmosphere with waiters dressed in black and white, white linen on the tables, and a nice comfortable lounge area. Mr. Luciano himself often circulates around tables, welcoming friends and strangers to his restaurant he is obviously very proud of.
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