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LUCE is a family-owned neighborhood restaurant offering timeless, regional Italian dishes in a cozy, comfortable dining room and bar. Chef Kunal Datta has come up with an array of starters, pizzas and handmade pastas that emphasize seasonal and local vegetables. There are always a few dishes that showcase New England meats and seafood. A list of European wines curated by owner, René Becker, pair perfectly with the regional and seasonal food. Aside from the wine menu, LUCE bartenders make consistently delicious, classic cocktails and manage a great list of amari and grappa. Have room for dessert? How does lemon-basil sorbetti or a sweet ricotta-filled pistachio-dipped cannoli sound? LUCE is open for dinner Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.


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1 Shepard Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

Porter Square

(617) 714-5295


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