39071 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp, MI | Directions 4803842.584837 -82.951922
Hadn't been there in awhile and apparently missed nothing. The food is pretty bland and not special at all. The calamari was too crispy, and cocktail sauce isn't the best choice to offer with it. The soup (white bean) was the most tasteless soup I've had anywhere, and the dinner salad was just some iceberg lettuce with 1 tomato bathed in dressing. Had the veal saltimbocca which was supposed to have a lemon caper sauce, but was more like some awful brown gravy. They have an extensive dessert menu, but nothing was actually available except the tiramisu and only the center filling was worth eating.
The service was below average. The waiter's demeanor wasn't warm and friendly at all. He actually didn't want to give me a new tea bag for hot tea and just wanted to have me use the same one over and over, so I had to specifically request another one.
We were in a booth by the stage area where live music was playing on a Friday, and there's a partial wall opening into the bar area where there's a huge TV which was distracting and very noisy. Will not return.
Dont waste your time – Actually this is the first time I am writing a complaint to about a restaurant. Normally, after an expertise like this I just pay the bill and make a mental note to never return. It was so bad that I checked on line to see what others had written and found malalucina’s post. The only thing bad about this post was that it made me relive the whole god awful experience once again. The major difference between their experience and mine was that I did not deal with the manager. I had the fortune of dealing with the most arrogant waiter and busboy on the planet. That’s normally ok with me as long as they are good – they were not in the least. I would have asked to speak with the manager but I have found over the years that the employees usually mirror the attitude of their manager. It was clear to me that speaking to someone that managed these guys would do no good. I will never be going back. I wish I had
BEST FOOD PERIOD – I have been going to this resteraunt for over 15 years and have never had a bad or even OK meal. They've always been GREAT!! Since coming to this counry I have tried many places and nothing compares. I've had many special occassions there. The owners are very nice down to earth and seem to always be there. I think it's a shame that some people make comment's on here to meet there own personal agenda's. Thats just classless! I have a business friend who visits me from chicago. The only place I can take him is Luciano's he's told me outta 83 countries he's visited, 'Luciano's has the best food". And believe me that say's alot comming from him! If you took Luciano's outta detroit there would be no good Italian resteraunts in detroit.
Great Food, Great Service! THE PLACE TO GO FOR SOLID FOOD! – Have been going to this place for nearly 20 years, since I was a kid. The food is always consistently great! And the price is right for all that you get.
Unfortunately - not the place to go for solid Italian food – Decor: Universal Studios meets Italian town stereotype plus 20 years. Fake brick, fake ivy, fake rooftops, murals of a streetview in "italy". The CARPET design is supposed to mimic stones for crying out loud. We should have walked out then. Seating: The restaurant was roughly a 1/3 full, granted, it was about 8 o'clock...so why was everyone seated right next to each other when there were so many empty tables open across the room? Was this for waitstaff efficiency? Is this why we (a couple) and a few other couples were seated next to a family with two extremely energetic (and often scream-y) toddlers? At these prices? Wow, thanks. Menu: Seemed OK, albeit pretty pricey. "This better be good, wink wink!" Order: For the Mr - pancetta-wrapped scallops and gnocchi with meat sauce - came with a salad...great! For the lady - octopus salad (had too many carbs today, let's try to reign it in) Outcome: Hair in the wine. Wow. I never had this happen, but...it wasn't really touching the wine, it was just kind of stuck to the inside of the glass. OK. I'm a big girl, I can let it go. I pull it out, let's move on. The Mr. gets his salad. With a long hair in it. I swear. I laughed out loud, because in the span of 10 minutes, 2 hairs? In 2 different 'dishes'? What?! Rightfully so, we ask for a replacement. Salad was Olive Garden quality, but what do you expect...it's a "it comes with" salad...no biggie. Here come the gnocchi and my octopus salad! Gnocchi - hmmm. So suspiciously uniform and...meh. Definitely not like how nonna used to make (as many reviewers on this board like to reference) or I actually make, for crying out loud. This could have been forgiven if not for the sauce...watery, and the ground meat was tough as hell. The Mr. reached immediately for the parmesan (in its shaker, of course) to try and remedy the situation. Octopus - hmmm. Is octopus supposed to be tough as an eraser and bland like one too? The flavors in this pre-made salad were passable, but not enough to make up for the protein, let's call it. Listen, at this point, the Mr. and I love food too much to stomach faking our way through this cuisine and experience. After a few bites we asked to have these dishes removed and for our bill. We only had one of the dishes removed from our bill (which was fine, we just wanted to leave) and then, here comes the manager/owner (we don't know since we weren't introduced) The exchange: Him - "The gnocchi are fresh! They are imported from italy! They are not frozen!" Me - "Imported from italy and NOT frozen?! Huh?" Him - "The meat sauce is carefully cooked for 6 hours!" Me - "No wonder it's so dry" Him - "It is not our fault, the quality of the octopus that we get; once we get it, we cook it for 2 hours" Me - "No wonder it's so dry" Listen - I'm not even joking at this point...it really got to this level. Him - "We are the best italian restaurant in this area! Name me one that's better!" Me - "Bacco, Il Posto, Cafe Cortina, Picano's" Him - "And they charge an arm and a leg" Me - "I'd gladly pay that and THESE prices, which are NOT cheap, for high-quality food" Him - "Well, X's kitchen is filthy, would you like to see mine? Ours is spotless!!" Me - "The cleanliness of your kitchen is not in question here. I know good food, and this is not good food." Me - "Are you sure you want to make such a scene in this 'amazing' restaurant of yours?" (because yes, it really did get to that level) Him -"You and YOU are never allowed here again!" Me - "I don't think you need to worry about that" Him - "I don't ever want to see you again!" Me - "I don't think there's a chance" Him - "Not allowed back in here!" Me - "OK. We're saying the same thing here." Bottom line - you want good Italian food, go to Bacco (AMAZING, recently won an award for this area), Il Posto, Picano's (bit more affordable). Hell, even Luigi's in downtown Mt. Clemens was better than this.
Awesome Restaurant! – We are not from this area and were taken to the restaurant by some local friends of ours; what a FABULOUS dining experience!!!!!!!!!!!!! The food was to die for!!!!!!!!!!! Food, wine, service were all excellant. When we are back in town we will make it a point to eat at Luciano's again! Even if we are staying in the downtown area!
CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! – I WAS VERY SHOCKED WHEN I PULLED UP TO THIS PLAZA AND FOUND THIS AMAZING RESTRAUNT. THE FOOD IS JUST TO DIE FOR. THE BEST BREAD I'VE EVER HAD AND FOLLOWED BY THE BEST ITALIAN FOOD WE'D EVER HAD. WE'VED LIVED IN THE AREA FOR YEARS AND NEVER KNEW ABOUT THIS PLACE. IT WAS PRETTY BUSY THERE I HAD A 20 MINUTE WAIT WICH DIDN'T BOTHER ME BECAUSE I HAD THE BEST CHARBROILED CALAMRI WHY'LL I WAITED!!!!! THE MEAT SAUCE TASTED SO MUCH LIKE MY NONNA'S I ALMOST CRIED THINKING OF HER. THE STAFF WAS GREAT, FRIENDLY BUT NOT OVER DOING IT. MOST THE PEOPLE IN THERE WERE ITALIAN YOU COULD HERE MORE ITALIAN IN THE PLACE THAN AMERICAN. THE PRICE WAS VERY REASONABLE 50 BUCKS OR SO FOR US BUT WE DON'T REALLY DRINK.MY IN-LAWS HOWEVER SEEMED VERY PLEASED FROM THE WINE LIST. THE ROOM WE SAT IN LOOKED LIKE A ITALIAN VILLAGE,VERY CHARMING AND ALOT OF DETAIL.BE BACK SOON
Fantastic! – Lovely room, service was attentive and expert without being cloying or too formal, food was nearly perfect. I started with the appetizers - spicy salami, olives, bread, prosciutto - delicious - especially the salami, which i have read about but never tried. My wife had a lovely baby arrugula salad. I often judge a restaurant by their salads - particularly the balance between the oil and the acid - hers was perfect. For primi, I had the beef ravioli - sensational. My wife had Sweet Potato "Lune" - doubly sensational. For secondi we split the whole branzino - very nice as well. Sides were roast potato's with roasted garlic - they were very nice. the pancetta was in fairly large chunks. We were too full for dessert with 2 glasses of wine. Great food in a lovely setting with terrific service - i consider that a good value - overall - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
just like home – Having been in this country for 5 years i only eat at lucianos. the food is so like home that i eat there at least once a week. i have been to other italian places that people told me go to and its not the same. i tell the waiter anything i want and they make it like i want. You know if its a good italian restraunt if there is a lot of italianos eating there. you cant go wrong with any special pastas. the place is beautiful inside and everyone is so nice.
Poor service. Food is good, but comes at a high price with awful service. – Reservation staff is rude. Not organized in any sense. It's a pity because the food is good. Nothing spectacular for sure. There is better in this city. Just a good meal, though it comes with poor service. Be careful.
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