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Luca on James

436 W James St, Lancaster, PA 17603-2833
+1 717-553-5770
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (14 reviews)
“pizza” (80 reviews)
“antipasti” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
436 W James St, Lancaster, PA 17603-2833
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Reviewed yesterday

We found Luca quite by accident on a weekend trip to Lancaster. We had to wait to get a table but it was worth it. The place has great food, excellent services and was by far the best place we ate all weekend. If you...More

Thank richardbuchanan2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we ate here recently for a belated birthday celebration and the 4 of us were anticipating a wonderful experience. We had a good meal, i would say uneven in portion and quality. one of the party had their WOOD-ROASTED CHICKEN​. this selection was the best...More

Thank ITfoodie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about this restaurant I enjoyed; from the professional staff, to the décor (outside and in), even the bathrooms, to the food & drinks, to the little treat they give you to take home. I had the Pera pizza and the cobb salad. Both were...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really like this place and am always scheming to fit it into my visits to family in Lancaster. That said, not everything on the menu is up to the same standard. Fabulous drinks menu including a long list of amaro, an Italian after-dinner drink...More

Thank basilissa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in the northwest end of town is the best restaurant Lancaster City offers. With deliciously unique & creative Italian food paired with a knowledgeable staff and warm atmosphere — as a local or a traveler, you won’t want to miss out on this...More

Thank crousermolly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a family dinner at Luca's Restaurant based on the recommendation of our grandson and granddaughter. The location is less than ideal because parking can be a slight problem but once we got past the parking situation we were pleasantly surprised. The food and...More

Thank Educator64
Reviewed October 9, 2018

OK, this is my second visit and second review. On my first visit my experience was a solid 5+ stars. This time around I'd rate it a 3.8 stars if I could. But I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt based on great service...More

1  Thank AmishSteve
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We always look for a good Italian restaurant when we're at tournaments (carb loading), and Luca was a great find. It was warm enough that we could still sit outside even though we were there late, which made for a nice atmosphere. The menu is...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We sat upstairs in the loft (literally in the rafters) which was snug but pretty. Food was fresh and delicious, and the portions were normal, not huge and oversized, a welcome trend especially when eating homemade pasta. No need to have a trough; it's nice...More

Thank whitneysw
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Great place to find terrific food - rustic pizzas, pastas...would be hard pressed to not find something wonderful to order. The roasted wood fired chicken was exceptional. The gnocchi is light and delicious. Also ordered the gemelli with squash...nice change from a traditional pasta sauce....More

Thank Beth I
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May 24, 2017|
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Response from Rebecca B | Reviewed this property |
No, it is casual. However, I would use good taste when assuming how casual ...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 436 W James St, Lancaster, PA 17603-2833
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-553-5770
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