Luciano’s Luciano’s

Able Italian restaurant with nice seafood options Reviews

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011

Unassuming and modest, Luciano's, quietly hidden at the back of the Habtoor is a delightful and romantic Italian retreat. It's pleasant and cute without being cheesy or corny, and whether you dine inside or out, Luciano's offers an amiable and warm experience. The food is honest and true and decent in size (although it can take a few too many minutes to arrive), but what you are eventually served with are good, old-fashioned, hearty dishes; remember the ones that your grandmother served? Whilst it's fair to say that some details are sometimes sacrificed and the restaurant itself is far from the finest Italian you'll ever eat, it does nonetheless offer decent value and leaves you content and happy as you tuck in. There's a fairly extensive menu on offer here, with seafood aplenty but while the pizzas and pasta provide decent choices, it's the grilled meat that gets the thumbs up. We suggest the grilled chicken (pollo griglia) followed by the delightful panna cotta. Luciano's is an endearing experience in a mellow, relaxed kind of way, the food is good and the service equally so, although the prices can be on the steep side. It may not be extraordinary, but it knows what its good at and boy, does it do it well.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

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Posted by: CER on 20 Sep ' 13 at 06:49
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Friendly staff and good service but very disappointing food.

Posted by: Dubaicactus on 30 Apr ' 10 at 11:01
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

A very bad food experience indeed. My son's fish and chips had been fried in rancid crisco-like fat. My spaghetti ala vongole came smothered in a sweetish under-seasoned tomato sauce and the clams were gritty. Husband's Pizza Margarite was limp. There was a 20 minute gap between starters and main course. The chocolate brownie was cold and hard... I wouldn't go back there if they paid me to eat there.

Posted by: Manish on 15 Feb ' 09 at 07:46
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

A very peaceful, calm ambience, by the pool, perfect weather. Goood food!!

Posted by: Cara on 11 Jan ' 09 at 13:56
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Solid italian restaurant with good menu and nice position at the pool. Good wine list. Most restaurants in Dubai could take a leaf out of Luciano's book in the service department- their staff is friendly, courteous and so on-the ball, they make dining here a pleasure! Take note FRANKIE's at JBR and RONDA at could learn a thing or two from this unassuming little restaurant!

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