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Luca’s Ristorante Italiano

6 Reviews
Italian, Pizzas
Phone Number 0112341085 Opening Hours

Tuesday to Thursday 12noon to 10pm; Friday and Saturday 11.30am to 11pm; Sunday 9am to 9.30pm

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Menu

Menu - Luca’s Ristorante Italiano Menu - updated April 2018

Details

Cost
R100 avg main meal
Food
Italian, Pizzas
Corkage
R59 per bottle of wine; R79 per bottle of bubbly; magnums R119 per bottle (corkage limited to 2 bottles per table)
Cost
R100 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Special occasions
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Alfresco, Booking required, Child friendly, Functions, Licensed, Parking, Takeaways, Vegetarian, Wheelchair

Location and contact

3 Achter Road, Corner Witkoppen Road, Sunninghill, Johannesburg

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

This restaurant is the place to go for authentic Tuscan-inspired dishes. Owner Luca is always there to talk you through the menu and the specials, adding to the truly authentic Italian hospitality experience.

Food
The Tuscan-influenced menu features dishes such as chicken tortellini in a herb broth, trippa alla Parmigiana, rabbit cacciatora and a 1kg Florentine T-bone steak.

Start with the house salad for the table to share. This includes mixed salad leaves with fresh avocado (seasonal), robiola cheese and Luca’s famous narcotic salad dressing. The Schiacciatta, a garlic bread, a great accompaniment to the salad. The fettuccine frutti di mare comprises succulent fresh mussels and clams served with baby calamari and prawns tossed in a tomato, garlic and fresh parsley sauce with a splash of white wine. The flavours are balanced beautifully and the seafood is fresh and delicious.

On a cold winter night, the appetising fennel-infused salsiccia will warm you up. If you happen to be a fan of veal, then you’ll appreciate the veal Milanese and veal saltimbocca. Lucas serves ice cream from Baglios and their chocolate truffle cake is to die for.

There are also banting, gluten and wheat-free meals, as well as whole-wheat pizza base and gluten-free pasta – all you need to do is just ask!

Drinks
A well-priced list that includes a large selection of local and international wines as well as a few craft beers. Poretti, an Italian craft beer, is also on offer.

Service
Luca, the owner, is always on hand making sure that everything is running smoothly, and he’s supported by a great team of friendly staff.

Ambience
Warm environment, great for huge groups and special occasions. Especially for bachelorettes, with a hugely festive ‘club’ right next door, tailored to the bridal party market.

And…
For birthdays you can bring your own cake at R10 ‘cakeage’ per head. You can also bring in your dishes and they will fill them up with delicious home-cooked meals. They also cater for office lunches.

(2018)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    Luca is a very kind guy with nice Italian style He will make you at ease serving good food Pizza is the best But try also Fiorentina and his wine suggestion Price affordable
    We are regular patrons of Lucas and have always been super impressed with what was served to us, however when we decided to try out what is supposedly the house specialty (lamb kofta) we were sorely disappointed. Small hacked up sections smothered in some dodgy gravy with a few undercooked potions of carrot and potato just doesnt cut it guys. This is not what weve come to expect from our favourite spot for dinner. Worse still, wed brag to friends how awesome this little Italian gem was. Did not live up to expectations. Seriously guys, if you cant cook it , dont put it on the menu. To Eat Out - you need to separate the drinks vs food rating. They need to be totally separate.
    Lucas pizzas are probably some of the best in Jhb - really! Very good host and a nice place to go for a meal!
    Lucas is the best restaurant to have as your local neighbourhood restaurant. They are always busy, but somehow always find a table for you. It is child friendly, without it being a disturbance (I do not have children) and the best of all is that the food is just incredible.

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