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Luciana

  • 8 Mamilla Ave, Jerusalem
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    • Price $$$$
    • Accessibility
    • Business Meals
    • Free Parking
    • Kosher
    • Outside Seating Area
    • Reservation Needed
  • Sun-Thu 09:30-23: 30 Fri: 08:30 to two hours before Shabbat, Shabbat: Shabbat minutes after the end

TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 1165 traveler reviews
Very pleasant experience!
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on July 20, 2020

Our meal arrived only five minutes after we ordered!! Staff was very friendly and service was great! Beautiful restaurant with elegant decor! Food was delicious! Will definitely be going back!

A mixed experience, not what I would recommend to others ...
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on July 18, 2020

We ate at Luciana in July of 2020. The outside seating area was very loud, and there were lots of mall pedestrians so close that their cigarette smoke came up to our table, as did their yelling. We had to ask for water (again) after we requested some at the outset. Our salad...

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We ate at Luciana in July of 2020. The outside seating area was very loud, and there were lots of mall pedestrians so close that their cigarette smoke came up to our table, as did their yelling. We had to ask for water (again) after we requested some at the outset. Our salad courses were quite good, accompanied by bread and olives, and my salad was huge. I guess we should have realized from the prices that these would have nearly made a meal in themselves. But we also ordered pasta - big mistake. The two pastas we ordered had nearly the same components added. Mine, the 'gnocchi with cherry tomatoes' was so salty (from the olives) that I had to move those aside. No one offered parmesan cheese or fresh cracked pepper. Something about these dishes demonstrated that they were just thrown together - they were not distinct or special. While the wait staff came by for a perfunctory "how is everything?" - in the end they were not particularly attentive, it took way too long to get our dessert, and even longer to get our check - by which time I was already hot under the collar. Making people who spend $100 on a table - in Jerusalem - wait like this is not good restaurant management. The wine list was meant to only make an impression, the prices were so high that it was ridiculous, as $13 a glass is about twice the price they should charge if they want to encourage people to drink wine, and the bottle prices were just so far into outer space that I couldn't understand what they were thinking when they did their pricing, unless they are aiming at the tourist market - but these days in Jerusalem, we are all locals, and we know better. In the end, we could have have two appetizers and split one main dish.

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Disappointment
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 4, 2020

We came for lunch with great expectations to have a good meal, having read so many good reviews. We had only pastas and salads. Sorry, their taste was dull. Moreover, we had to ask for everything, Parmesan cheese, bread, water. No one asked us how the food is. The...

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We came for lunch with great expectations to have a good meal, having read so many good reviews. We had only pastas and salads. Sorry, their taste was dull. Moreover, we had to ask for everything, Parmesan cheese, bread, water. No one asked us how the food is. The general feeling was very sour both, for the service and food.

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