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Lucatelli's Ristorante - CLOSED

205 Elmira Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-5301
+1 607-273-0777
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good16%
  • Average20%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible20%
8 Mar 2014
“It's closed!”
7 Apr 2013
“Time for a change”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American
$$ - $$$
205 Elmira Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-5301
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

We were sorry to see this old standby bite the dust. We enjoyed Fridays in the bar where Cookie Coogan held forth at the piano with jazz standards, sometimes joined by one or two of the bar regulars. While the salad bar was a treat...More

Thank muckinabout
Reviewed 7 April 2013 via mobile

First let me say our waiter was great! He was enthusiastic and he was a professional. Starting out the bread was just ok, sometimes I look to the bread to be a hint of the quality of the food coming. I ordered veal saltimbocca. The...More

2  Thank travelCity60763
Reviewed 4 April 2013

First, if you're looking for a brightly lit restaurant go to McDonald's, or Olive Garden. People complaining about the somewhat dim lighting have been to too many fast-food joints. Anyway, we have eaten there several times, mostly pasta dishes, but have tried the Steak Italian...More

Thank upstatetoolong
Reviewed 1 April 2013

A group of eight dined here the Saturday before Easter. We had an early seating, so the place was pretty empty. Our server greeted us warmly and attended to our every need. The salad bar is a plus, but there was not a tomato to...More

2  Thank Billom1
Reviewed 27 February 2013

I've tried this place a few times over the years, the most recently being December 2011. The salad bar is really good, but the rest of the food is hit or miss. Have had mediocre to good food, and hit or miss service.

Thank vickeya
Reviewed 10 December 2012

Average good Italian food. Nice when the piano player was there. A bit pricey for the quality I thought.

Thank Amy V
Reviewed 28 November 2012

Our family went for some "traditional Italian" food. The place looked the part, but that was the only part that was good about the experience. The salad bar was bowls of canned food...canned chic peas; canned beets; canned (maybe bottled) pickled cauliflower mix, etc. No...More

1  Thank Wolfmom
Reviewed 5 October 2012

I have been going to Lucatelli's a few times a year for more than 10 years now and I have NEVER eaten anything there that I did not thoroughly enjoy. The Baked Homemade Cannelloni Florentine is my absolute favorite! The menu and prices haven't changed...More

Thank Linda_NewfieldNY
Reviewed 9 July 2012

If you think Joe's or Olive Garden is good, you'll love lucatellis...

Thank Twinkieboy
Reviewed 22 October 2011

We visited Lucatelli's tonight. Respectfully, we disagree with the poor reviews. This isn't a 5-star Manhattan or San Francisco restaurant, but it isn't trying to be. It is earnest and respectable. The decor is 1960s kitsch - wood paneling, dark carpeting, overdone chandeliers. Piano in...More

1  Thank JMarquette1671
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  • Address: 205 Elmira Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-5301
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-273-0777
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