Restaurants & Bars 1

Luciano's in Victoria

miss_bennet | Feb 25, 200811:22 AM

In short, this is a mediocre Italian restaurant with tourist-trap prices.

I used a coupon in the Entertainment book. That was the lure. And Italian food.

So, I had the Romaine and Gorgonzola salad, then the Butternut Squash Ravioli.

Basically, the salad was hearts of romaine stacked on a plate barely larger than the leaves, then covered with gorgonzola dressing and parmesan cheese, with a piece of lemon on the side. I ate the first piece of lettuce, only to realize that the dressing was only on the top leaves, and teh plate was in no way large enough to accomodate mixing. Apart from that, I quite liked the flavours.

The butternut squash ravioli was in brown butter with sage, roasted garlic, italian parsley and again, parmesan. It was a little salty. However, my big problem was with the thickness of the pasta sheets, and the amount of pasta surrounding the filled part. The pasta was too thick, and there just wasn't enough butternut squash filling. This strikes me as odd, because how expensive is squash?

My companion had bolognese on broad noodles (i.e. sliced fresh pasta). His dish was in no way worth $17. I could easily make it at home for 6 for that portion and price. The flavour was nothing special, as I have found most bolognese to be.

Will we return? Maybe a second try, to see if it' better. The salad realy was delicious. if very akward.

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