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Luca on James

436 W James St, Lancaster, PA 17603-2833
+1 717-553-5770
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prosciutto” (8 reviews)
“antipasti” (6 reviews)
“pizza” (59 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 6 days ago

I have given up on Luca. As most reviews point out it is a very cool energetic atmosphere. The problem my family has with Luca is the inconsistency of their food quality. We have probably eaten at Luca over 10 times hoping every time is...More

2  Thank Scott M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great experience. Portions are not large. But amazing food and presentations. You won't be disappointed. Went here upon reading Alton Brown's recommendation. Superb!

Thank J2216UQamym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the family (8) there for a birthday celebration, great service, wonderful and different small plate and large plate options, very interesting cocktails. Everyone was impressed!

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Luca on James is at the top of my favorites list. First, you've got to know that it is in a neighborhood where it can be hard to find parking. Narrow one way streets. It can be noisy in the downstairs section of the restaurant...More

Thank chk2002
Reviewed 4 February 2018

If you can get a reservation and find a place to park your car, this is a very good restaurant. We incurred a $75.00 parking fine for a place we thought was legal, so be careful. Food and service was excellent, very lively atmosphere, nice...More

Thank grand-girard
Reviewed 31 January 2018

The perfect place when it is cold outside! Maybe it is the wood-fired oven, maybe the wooden ceilings, maybe the bright lights, maybe all of the above, but Luca is definitely an atmosphere restaurant. Luca is a very unique restaurant with very tasty food. As...More

1  Thank James_SIII
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Finally got to try one of Lancaster's hottest places and Luca did not disappoint...mostly. Most importantly, the food stole the show from the arancini that two fussy teens would have made a meal of, to the homemade pasta that was simply outstanding, everything was delicious...More

Thank twarfield302
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We ate at Luca for the first time over Christmas. What great food and atmosphere! We will frequent this restaurant many times in the months and years to come. We have enjoyed Ma(i)son, another great restaurant with same ownership, and also highly recommend it. Luca...More

Thank Marcia L
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We were in Lancaster for a volleyball tournament over MLK weekend and dined at Luca with some of the mothers and daughters on our team. We didn't have a reservation and we were a group of 8 so we took our chances on getting seats...More

Thank bogle821
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Four of us went for a special birthday. It turned out to be a perfect choice. We had the PEAR & ‘SMOKED PROSCIUTTO for an or’deurve and it was wonderful. Three of us ordered the fish special for the main meal. We were a tad...More

1  Thank Hereathome
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24 May 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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