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De Luca Cucina & Piano Bar is a Modern Italian Restaurant in the heart of Cambridge City offering great quality food at affordable prices. Perfect for a quick lunch, a romantic evening or group night out. We cater for all tastes and wishes. We have recently added Artisan Neapolitan Pizza to our menu (NOT AVAILABLE SATURDAY AFTER 5PM).
PRICE RANGE
£12 - £32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Live Music, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 2 days ago

De Lucas is in a great location. Lovely place to eat. Good menu. Nice to be able to see the chefs working. Bread and olives great. Wine wonderful ! Main meal so nice so many to choose from. Meat and Veggies. The girl who served...our table so nice. Paul De Luca the owner a really chatty man who knows his stuff. If we had stayed longer we would have gone again. WinnerMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

Absolutely appalling service unfortunately! Having booked in advance, we a had table of 5 people on a Saturday night. The restaurant was not too busy, and we initially had a waiter who took our order. Having sat down before 6.30, we didn't receive our mains...until after 8pm! I'd understand more if we had been a larger party, but for only 5 people this seems like such a long time! I also don't think we would have minded if we had been updated with the delayed order, or offered more drinks, but nobody even looked in our direction. We had long run out of drinks, and struggled to find service to order more - in the end we had to get up and order at the bar. It's a shame because the food was quite nice, but there is just nothing more frustrating than paying quite high prices to be ignored... then being charged a service charge.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

Lovely service and pasta! Very busy restaurant with attentive staff! Was able to oversee the kitchen and chef with you could tell everyone enjoyed working there!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2023 via mobile

This was a great experience. We went to the “cucina” section and throughly enjoyed it. Served by incredibly friendly and nice staff, who were also experienced, we loved the food - it was perfect. I personally started with the squid and then went to a...pizza, where there was a huge array of tasty choices. Portion sizes were great and it definitely filled us up in a great way. Would recommend!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023 via mobile

Knockout! Paul found us a table for two and settled us in. The menu was excellent with a great choice of food. The food was superb and freshly cooked so not quick, but so worth the short wait. The service was excellent and the staff...were super friendly. Great vibe. Very highly recommended. Thank Paul and team.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 November 2023

I love this place, it's one of the few good restaurants in Cambridge. Authentic Italian run by owner Paul, who's extremely friendly and has a great team. The head chef's personality matches his brilliant cooking. Excellent seafood risotto!!!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2023

Ate a early dinner before going onto the theatre. The service was friendly, the food obviously freshly prepared and delicious. The selection of homemade breads were very good and there is reasonably priced wine list. Located near the heart of Cambridge. Overall, a good dinner...and we would use regularly if we lived in Cambridge.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023

Absolutely great evening with lovely Italian food and superb atmosphere. Really central and only a short walk from station and our offices. Recommend highly.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023

The seafood linguine was amazing, really tasty. Ice cream great choice. Terrific staff and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023 via mobile

Went there for dinner, I had a delicious lasagna and my friend a fantastic mushroom risotto. Food is really delicious and the staff very friendly and efficient, making it an amazing experience. Will definitely come back soon.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Paul De Luca, General Manager at De Luca Cucina & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2023

Thank-you! We are really glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 26 September 2023

Amazing food, great service with a smile and very clean place. You can even see the chef and staff cooking the food as transparency is quite important to me.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Paul De Luca, General Manager at De Luca Cucina & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2023

Thank-you for such a lovely response to all our hard work.

Reviewed 23 September 2023

3 course set menu for a hen party of 15 people. Terrible service and terrible waitress who said she didn’t care if we paid a tip or not when we were trying to settles the bill! Spent far too much timing waiting around for average...food.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Paul De Luca, General Manager at De Luca Cucina & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2023

Thank-you for taking the time to write in. I will make sure I look into what happened to your service on the evening. It is very unusual to receive such negative feedback.

Reviewed 8 September 2023 via mobile

Wonderful evening at De Luca! We were a group of 18 plus 2 babies in the function room and Paul and his team managed everything so well. The food was delicious and service was so efficient and friendly. So pleased we chose this restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Paul De Luca, Owner at De Luca Cucina & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2023

Thank-you for taking the time to review us. i am glad you had such a great experience.

Reviewed 26 August 2023

I came for a business dinner and was blown out by the quality of food and friendliness of service in this place. The special homemade pasta was simply the best I have ever had; a large portion, excellent quality and abundance of ingredients, excellent in...every way! I then came back with my wife and the food and service would even better - TOTALLY recomment this hidden gem to everyone living here or just visiting Cambridge. You’ll be in for a treat with a true Italian hospitality!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Paul De Luca, Owner at De Luca Cucina & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2023

Your review truly means a lot to us. Thank-you.

Reviewed 20 August 2023

What a gem. We arrived at end of service and they fitted us in. The food was delicious, the Mussels tasty and well cooked, had to ask for bread to soak up that wonderful liquor. We had the prawn special and very tasty . The...team were friendly and helpful. We will be back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Paul De Luca, Owner at De Luca Cucina & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2023

Thank-you for your kind review.

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Response from 868eitanj | Reviewed this property |
Clothes please as they don’t appreciate naked customers. Other than that, nothing specific. 😉
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Response from lolroth | Reviewed this property |
We’ve never booked as many not ever been to the cocktail bar, but it is in a busy stretch for restaurants & bars so I would suggest it probably a good idea.
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Response from deluca_11 | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for asking, you can just visit the Piano Bar should you wish, Fridays and Saturdays. Regards, De Luca Cucina.
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De Luca Cucina & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4