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Luce for Lunch (Hamden, CT)


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Luce for Lunch (Hamden, CT)

Scargod | Apr 8, 2009 02:57 PM

Luce used to be Rafaello's. it's still on their front door. Very confusing; but it's been that way for years.
I/we have been to Rafaello's and then Luce many times. We just dropped a chunk of change for lunch. Service was so-so and two of the main courses were under-cooked. They were out of the wine I wanted and the one (red) I got was too cold. They didn't offer to do anything about it. They were out of a dessert we ordered.
The clams and mussels were very good while the fried calamari was slightly undercooked and the red sauce totally uninspired. The dinner salads were over-dressed and the slice of carrot, rubbery. I thought my Uceletti Ticinese (veal roll with spinach, pine nuts, sundried tomatoes and gorgonzola cheese), was poor because it was so undercooked inside. No flavors were melded at all and the veal was chewy and pink. One person's chicken had a pink area.
This has changed my perception of Luce. I don't feel I can recommend it as one of the area's best any longer.

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