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La Luce - a pleasant surprise?

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La Luce - a pleasant surprise?

Smails | Dec 19, 2003 02:14 PM

Seasons greetings to all! I have passed the heavily-neoned La Luce on the Southeast corner of Lake and Ogden for years on my way to the United Center. I have never had an inkling to enter the place until today. I was taking a customer to lunch, and location, in this case, was EVERYTHING.

I need to point out: we only got salads, but they were very good. All the food that went past me looked outstanding, and the menu selection was a mix of classic Italian, panini sandwiches, soups, salads, and pastas. Patrons were gobbling the mussels down at, by my estimate, over half the tables. The ambiance was nice as well, although the outside makes it look much less cozy than it really is. The place was packed for lunch today.

I did not have the full blown dinner (or even lunch) gig at La Luce. Was my pleasant surprise for real?

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