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Located at the burgeoning culinary hub that is Old Malaya, LUCE borrows its name and inspiration from the worm Light of its imported Pizza wood oven and from the gleaming KL Tower at its doorstep offering a spectacular view to the diners. Italian at heart, LUCE is paying tribute to the rustic character of classic Italian osteria's menus in a contemporary surrounding. At LUCE, integrity of flavours is of paramount importance, as is the emphasis on authenticity and quality ingredients. Pizza experience in Malaysia to a whole new level thanks to Cristian Grandi, Snr. Pizza Chef, from Ferrara Italy, able to provide a menu with over 55 pizzas. Authentic Italian Pizza is the signature at LUCE alongside
PRICE RANGE
RM 40 - RM 200
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 7 March 2024

Booked this restaurant for a team dinner. The staff were very pleasant and accommodating of our large group. Wine selection is great and would definitely recommend the pizzas .

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024

Power cut, should never had opened, made for a really bad experience, grad service took president over customers, had to physically go into restaurant to ask four times for my pizza. Again, grab delivery took presidence over guests. Bill could not be printed and waited...20 min on that crap the received by text. How to destroy four years of a good experience from a loyal customer.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Roberto Guiati, Owner at LUCE Osteria Contemporanea, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2024

We are sorry of course but the power cut affected the whole old Malaya caused by a TNB power station shut down . As you have been a regular customer for so long and we really appreciate your loyalty , you know that that is...More

Reviewed 3 January 2024 via mobile

We celebrated our New Year by having an early dinner at the restaurant. We made our reservation few days in advance and had a wonderful meal and evening. We ordered the Burrata alla caprese and some pork meatballs as starter, lasagne and salsiccia pizza as...mains, tiramisu and molten chocolate cake as desserts. Unfortunately the Burrata alla caprese wasn’t available. We had a Malbec and a Vernaccia to complement our meals. The waiter that attended our table was professional and attentive. Our food was served promptly and our plates and cutleries were changed after every meal. Among the dishes, we enjoyed the meatballs the most. The flavour of the meatballs and the sauce were absolutely divine. After our desserts, we were served complimentary homemade limoncello and the supervisor/manager of the restaurant came to check if the food and everything been ok. It was a wonderful meal and we enjoyed our first visit and would definitely looking forward to return to try other dishes on the menu.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 November 2023 via mobile

Amazing food and fantastic service! We had the soup and meatballs as starters and both really tasty. We then both had pizzas and lots of topping and I like it spicy /hot and the waiter gave me both Chili oil and Chile flakes on the...side. Best restaurant out of the ones we visited.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023 via mobile

Excellent and authentic Italian cuisine served in this red. One of the best Italian food I ever had.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2022 via mobile

Our party of 12 had a delightful dinner here. Everything about this restaurant was outstanding. Thoroughly recommend and will be back!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 9 October 2022 via mobile

Fantastic meal. Great flavour, value and setting. Staff were extremely attentive and friendly. Cannot rate this restaurant highly enough. A must visit if in KL. Large variety of food on the menu and great wine list.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 25 August 2022 via mobile

Nice food with poor service. The pizza was good other than that nothing great. The waitress don’t know simple table manners. It was raining and the worker ignored us despite carrying baby. Didn’t even bother to offer an umbrella.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 21 May 2022 via mobile

Have ordered delivery pizzas from here for a while but never actually visited the restaurant until now. What a lovely place. Not expensive, great quality across-the-board. Thanks.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2022 via mobile

We ordered some pizza and salads here and were very impressed! The taste was really good and the pizza was a HQ pizza! Also the taste of the bit uncommon pizza parts was really good! If you looking for a good pizza in KL it’s...definitely worth to check it out!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 10 March 2022 via mobile

Vegetarian pizza was nice. Carbonara pasta was horrible. Most staff were nice except one. Conflicting information about last order time which was not helpful. Very warm inside as aircon was not working. Wonder how long it wasn't working for. They also force you to use...valet parking at 15Rm a pop..they claim the road belongs to the management company of the buildingMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 1 January 2022 via mobile

The restaurant is designed to look like a quaint Italian pizzeria, lit aesthetically as the aroma of freshly made wood fire welcomes you! What we ordered? 1. Pizza: We ordered Paola with Tomato Sauce (really authentic), Mozzarella Cheese, Spicy Salami, Black Olives, and Gorgonzola Cheese....The crust was light and airy and the the cheesy pizza melts in your mouth (not joking). We both finished a 8 piece pizza and we’re ready for some gnocchi! 2. Gnocchi with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese (I ordered tiger prawn as an add on): It’s surprising how a dish with just 3 ingredients can taste sooo good! The pillowy soft gnocchi cooked in a tangy and sweet tomato sauce feels absolutely light, the cheese adds to the texture and flavour of the dish, and the tiger prawn cooked just right had absorbed the flavours of the sauce. 3. Tiramisu: hands down one of the best tiramisu that I have tasted! Perfect combo of creamy layers of coffee, mascarpone and cocoa! 4. Molten chocolate cake: This was my personal favourite! Loaadddss of chocolate ganache oozed out from the really thin layer of cake (really wonder how they perfected this!). This comes with freshly cut strawberries and biscuit! 5. Macchiato: The tiny cup holds a perfect blend of coffee and milk and is a perfect finish to a hearty meal! ✅Meal for two: RM280 ✅Need to reserve prior - easier via their website ✅Wait time: Around 20 minutes ✅Service: Definitely a 5/5 ✅Quality of food: Again a 5/5 ✅Will I go again? YESSSSSMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 6 November 2021 via mobile

Great location. Great effort. Ruined by its staff. We are normal people. Not celebs. We were greeted abruptly by an offensively toned - you need a reservation. The restaurant was empty. We were placed in a corner on the ground floor with the noise and...hassle of staff arranging boxes around us with little regard for the dining experience one expects in a dining establishment. After interrogation, I learned there was a place upstairs which was more pleasant. On insistence we were offered that space. Service was by a staff with poor command of english or Bahasa and it took a number of attempts to get one’s message through. There were a total of 7 persons seated upstairs we had our lunch to the loud background music of staff arranging cutlery and shifting and arranging wine boxes. They must have concluded that we were of a pedigree not deserving of a quiet and pleasant dining experience. All in all this place sums up much that is wrong in our nation. The owners have tried hard and have put this place together - the people they have entrusted with the place have let them and us down with their attitude. I wish the owners well and trust they will stay the course.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 9 October 2021 via mobile

The only few Italian restaurants that serve pork (non halal) mains. The pizza was delicious. Service was prompt and efficient.Nice ambience. Suitable for many occasions. Elaborate Italian menu.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 17 April 2021 via mobile

Surprisingly delicious with Italian ambiance. Recommend the white truffle pizza and ravioli foie gras

Date of visit: April 2021
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sunsetskr
19 August 2019|
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Response from ZenzeroKL | Property representative |
Hello , Sure we do. But we need to specify that we don’t have a separate kitchen for it. But we surely do have many halal options.
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Response from 859babum | Reviewed this property |
Yes we do
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Response from Natalena Z | Reviewed this property |
Hi bloody h, I would not be able to say for sure if this restaurant arrange surprises. Best thing you can do is phone them directly and ask. I work in the industry myself and have never turned down a customer to arrange a... More
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LUCE Osteria Contemporanea, Kuala Lumpur - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about LUCE Osteria Contemporanea

Yes, LUCE Osteria Contemporanea offers takeaway services.

Yes, LUCE Osteria Contemporanea offers delivery services.

LUCE Osteria Contemporanea is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4