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Reviewed 25 June 2022

Luca’s is a very good restaurant. I made the booking online. The food was delicious and the staff was friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 10 February 2022 via mobile

Had a brilliant evening meal at Luca’s. Large menu at a very reasonable price compared to what I would usually pay in the UK. What definitely be eating here again and would encourage other Brits to do the same if they want good Italian food...at a good price. Ample parking available if driving. Would consider booking over Friday/Saturday as i suspect it will be busy!!!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 31 May 2021 via mobile

It was my first time visiting Luca’s and from all the good reviews, I really expected more. Great service and ambiance but the food was average. Perhaps it’s my fault for ordering steak at an Italian restaurant but I could have had a better steak...for half the price (or the same price) anywhere else. I know it’s Covid times but we could not even see a menu or wine list. Not everyone wants to scroll on their phone for a tiny menu - am I just old fashioned!?! The focaccia bread was nice but again - nothing special. I’ll definitely think twice about going back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 11 May 2021 via mobile

We read reviews before going to Luca’s for dinner and they were mostly great but sadly our excitement was short lived. Perhaps it was just a bad night. Four of us, one vegetarian, one vegan and two omnivores went for dinner. Our waiter couldn’t find...a vegan option so asked for the salad minus the cheese but it arrived with egg which we picked out. The melanzane was not great and the calamari starter was burnt. Luckily the wine was good as was the company.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 13 March 2020 via mobile

Nice authentic Italian restaurant where service is good , food is well prepared and value for money eith the owner in attendance to ensure you are well looked after . Strongly recommend for s as n afternoon or early evening meal

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020

Nice vibe, good food and excellent service. The owner/manager stopped at every table which was quite special

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 15 December 2019 via mobile

Still the best !! We’ve been enjoying Luca’s excellent food for the past 20 years (at least !! Morningside days ! ) we decided to go for a Sunday lunch and what a feast it was . Midnight was a true gent as usual and...the food was amazing ( my son said it was the best pizza he had in 2019 ! ) . The service and attention to detail cannot be matched ! Thanks to Luca and his team - you are all amazing . Enjoy your Holidays .More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 14 December 2019 via mobile

Comprehensive wine list, very nice pizzas with a thin crust, tried a couple of nice starters, this is as closed to an real Italian restaurant as it can get in south africa

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 26 November 2019

My son and I arrived with no booking on a Monday evening (pensioners get 25% off on Mondays) and were warmly welcomed and seated quickly. We ordered pasta and a bottle of red wine, both being superb in taste and value, and with very friendly...and efficient service. This restaurant has a very pleasant ambience whether you're sitting inside or out. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here so highly recommended if you fancy home Italian cooking. Thank you Luca’s, we will come again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 November 2019

Lucas is a little place in Rivonia, it has wonderful staff, fantastic food and an extensive wine list. They use only the freshest ingredients, along with genuine products imported from italy. Quality is king at Luca's with no shortcuts taken in the kitchen, all from...fresh cream and butter to crisp lettuce, you won't find any of that Meadowlands "cream" or butter substitutes here that all too many restaurants and hotels use. A roaring wood fire pizza oven, friendly smiling staff and a great meal is what you will find here!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 17 September 2019

Food was good, not all the dishes came out at the same time, had to wait a few minutes for one person. Very well light cool light.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019

A lovely authentic Italian restuarant. Relaxed & comfortable atmosphere. Good selection of food and great quality.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 19 July 2019

Luca is not far from my home--it is an easy place to visit and enjoy. The pizza is good, the rest of the menu provides a nice range of Italian themed dishes. The ambiance is generally good but my recent visit was on a cold...evening so the sliding doors were closed and the room was very noisy--understandably so but it did make for difficult conversation. Service was friendly and efficient. Overall a pleasant evening at a neighbourhood restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 10 June 2019 via mobile

Great down to earth and very homely restaurant. Luca always on hand to advise and even do special dishes for you. My wife wanted no dairy in her dish. Tough when Parmesan is often a major component. Luca did this in a heart beat. The...taste is authentic and unpretentious, as he said “ these are old family recipes handed down” . I never eat tripe, but I had to try as I am adventurous when it comes to eating. Not oh boy.... soft fragrant and so tasty. The squid ink pasta and risotto was top class. My son had the veal which I tasted and thought was top notch. My daughter had the traditional ragu. This in her words was a “proper” spag bol”. And she knows her pasta’s. Overall a definite 5. Go relax and just be yourself because their team is just real.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

Although the establishment is rather ‘ordinary’ the pizzas and pastas are extremely favourful and delicious. The staff is friendly and very accommodating. The pizzas are saucy generous toppings and reasonably priced - average R105. However, certain additional toppings are rather expensive - for example olives...R19. The eatery is strongly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4