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Luciano's Cucina di Pasta

Italian, Grill
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401 Peninsula Dr, Lake Almanor Peninsula, CA 96137-9658
17:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 12:00
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for the best meal in the Chester/Lake Almanor area, you must try Luciano's! I've never had such good Italian food - and my husband said the food here is as good as he had in Italy. Th ambiance, service, and friendly experience of dinner at Luciano's is definitely in my top 5 of all time! Fresh... More 

1 Thank 266travel
Roseville, California
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The most recent time we had dinner here was a little over a month ago. A group of us had been to the area for a few days of golf and one evening we decided to have Italian food. There were 12 of us and we made reservations. When we arrived there was a lovely table awaiting our arrival. A... More 

1 Thank Judytnewell
Williams, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The service was absolutely horrible. We wanted to split a salad and asked for a second plate, after a reminder and waiting about 10 minutes my husband had to finally hunt down a server. Not once during the entire meal did our server (or anyone else) return to ask if the food was okay or fill our empty water glasses.... More 

Thank Douglas T
Chico, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Our entrees were good. However, the price for pasta with meat sauce was $22! There is nothing else to go with it at that price. A salad or a little bread was a very pricey extra cost. Too bad. We'd love to support you, Luciano's, but you're taking advantage.

1 Thank drive158blue
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

I drive 45 minutes each way to get to Luciano's. Its worth it every time. I do not know the owners but they are always very respectful, cheerful, and efficient. Those who have had bad experiences, I can only say that people tend to treat you the way you treat them. If you enter their house all rowdy and loud,... More 

1 Thank This_Hotel_Guy
Westwood, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We are locals and decided to try this restaurant because there were vegetarian options for our visiting friends. While the food was okay, the service was horrible. Very unfriendly atmosphere. Don't know how they stay in business. Don't waste your money unless you like abuse from the staff.

Thank Lovinfood52
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

The food here is top notch. Be prepared to done as if it is crowded it may take awhile as the Luciano takes your order and prepares it too. That is not always the case as this trip we received our food quickly although it took awhile for his wife to take our order. It is definitely worth waiting for.... More 

Thank Orlandfarmer
Santa Rosa, California
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874 reviews
594 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2014 via mobile

This place moved to a new location. The attitude of the server was as arrogant as the first visit. No wine list, he told us what they had, not much explanation, and in each varietal only one was under $50! Being familiar with wine and retail prices they were very much overpriced for a restaurant. I asked about a Chianti... More 

1 Thank Morcella
Salem, Oregon
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The food here is very well prepared -- from appetizers to desserts. They make a top-notch marinara sauce -- attention to detail and simmered for a long time. This is one of the few places I've found calamari steaks and they are well prepared -- tender and pleasantly sauced over angel hair pasta. As with all good Italian food, the... More 

Thank John M
Lake Almanor, Ca.
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Ivan, his wife Tanya and son Paco aim to please! We took guests there recently and were thrilled with our dinners - enough to take 1/2 home for dinner the next night! Definitely check out this restaurant - Italian with a Romania flair!

Thank CherylVieira

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Grill
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Peninsula Dr, Lake Almanor Peninsula, CA 96137-9658
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Plumas County  >  Lake Almanor Peninsula
  • Phone Number: 530-596-4133

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?