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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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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
2057 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1613
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a lovely, small neighborhood restaurant that offers tasty Italian comfort food. My husband and I showed up with no reservation early on a Saturday night, sat down before the rush, and were pleased with the service and our dishes. I had linguine with...More

Thank Robin P
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

From the delicious $30 a bottle Chianti to pasta, including gluten free, and home made Pesto and sausage, plus a nice tiramisu and coffee, all while in a casual atmosphere creates a perfect stress free night out.

Thank Jeffrey P
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Real good food and a good atmosphere at inexpensive prices. The first night it was quiet enough for a good conversation. The next night not so much. The wait staff was busy but courteous

Thank Russ P
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Short on ambiance but long on made to order pastas, Luca is a high value low cost italian eatery that allows you to mix and match pastas, sauces and add-ins to create the pasta you want rather than be limited to a few choices the...More

Thank cornelljhr
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Food authentic and tasty. Service needs to be revamped, have been here several times and will not return due to poor service.

Thank rosiethecaterer
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We were lured by their sandwich board outside advertising the free-range chicken and stopped in for a snack of Chicken Livers with sauteed mushrooms and onions in wine sauce and it was incredibly delicious. The service was great as well. What a nice little place....More

Thank galavantersjoy
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Have eaten here 2 times now, the first meal being quite good but occurring a year ago. Headed back with my husband for a late dinner. Hope we just experienced a fluke, as I like the idea and casual presentation in the restaurant. The apps...More

2  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Luca Cucina is not flashy or expensive-looking, just down-home cosy and comfortable. We were very impressed with their soups and pasta dishes....my choice wasn't something complicated, just penne Pomodoro, but absolutely the best pasta I've had in recent memory. Perfect al dente penne and an...More

Thank Regardez403
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I really like this place. The polenta is poured in a bowl and doesn't cost you a fortune like those "gourmet" places. The made to order pasta is fantastic.

Thank jcat007
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Good food over all, did not offer bread which seem a little weird, gelato was delicious, The place itself could do with some upgrading.

Thank ianineska
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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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