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Best Italian restaurant in New York City New York

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Experience the rich flavors of Italy at our cozy restaurant! Fresh homemade pasta, fresh salads, a selection of cheese & charcuterie, appetizer, delicious desserts, artisanal coffee, brunch for the weekend and don't forget to explore our amazing wine list, perfectly curated to complement your meal. 
Our menu has something for everyone!

Monday to Sunday 11:00am - 10:30pm
235 E 53rd (bet. 2nd & 3rd Ave) New York, NY 10022
Tel. 646 590 2777

Salads
Our salads are prepared to order, using only the freshest ingredients.
Cafe Luce - Best Burrata in New York City New York
Burrata $18

whole fresh burrata, sun-dried tomatoes, baby arugula, shallot dressing

Cafe Luce - Best Caesar Salad in New York City New York
Caesar Salad $16

romain lettuce, shaved parmesan, crouton. caesar dressing.

Choose your add ons

Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Chicken Cutlet $8, Grilled Shrimp $8, Salmon $12, Fresh Mozzarella $2, Whole Burrata $8

Cafe Luce - Best Caprese Salad in New York City New York
Caprese $18

fresh mozzarella, fresh sliced tomatoes, basil, roasted pepper, black olives, balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Cafe Luce - Best Italian Salad in New York City New York
Italian Salad $18

mix green, cherry tomato, onions, cucumber, black olives, italian dressing.

Choose your add ons

Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Chicken Cutlet $8, Grilled Shrimp $8, Salmon $12, Fresh Mozzarella $2, Whole Burrata $8

Cafe Luce - Best Spinach Salad in New York City New York
Spinach Salad $18

baby spinach, candied walnuts, feta cheese, cherry tomato, golden raisins, cherry vinaigrette dressing.

Choose your add ons

Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Chicken Cutlet $8, Grilled Shrimp $8, Salmon $12, Fresh Mozzarella $2, Whole Burrata $8

Cafe Luce - Best Tri Color Salad in New York City New York
Tri Color Salad $18

radicchio, endive, arugula, shaved parmesan shallot dressing.

Choose your add ons

Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Chicken Cutlet $8, Grilled Shrimp $8, Salmon $12, Fresh Mozzarella $2, Whole Burrata $8

Appetizers/Sides
These dishes are great for sharing
Cafe Luce - Best Bruscetta Pomodoro in New York City New York
Bruscetta Pomodoro $12

3 pieces*,  fresh tomato, basil, olive oil, toasted foccacia

extra piece $4

Cafe Luce - Best Bruscetta Mediterrannean in New York City New York
Bruscetta Mediterrannean $14

3 pieces*,  roasted eggplant, crushed tomato, olives toasted crostini, topped with cheese

extra piece $4.60

Cafe Luce - Best Bruscetta Smoked Salmon in New York City New York
Bruscetta Smoked Salmon $17

3 pieces*, smoked salmon, ricotta cheese, toasted crostini

extra piece $5.66

Cafe Luce - Best Eggplant Rollatini in New York City New York
Eggplant Rollatini $18

Beautifully baked slices of eggplant stuffed with cheese and topped with our homemade marinara sauce

Cafe Luce - Best Grilled Octopus in New York City New York
Grilled Octopus $23

grilled lemon, mixed greens, roasted pepper, shallots, celery

Cafe Luce - Best Octopus Carpaccio in New York City New York
Octopus Carpaccio $19

served with arugula, sliced almonds, lemon oil

Cafe Luce - Best Fried Burrata in New York City New York
Fried Burrata $17

served with marinara sauce

Cafe Luce - Best Meatballs in New York City New York
Meatballs $16

4 pieces of homemade all beef meatballs cooked in our homemade tomato sauce

Best Zucchini Sticks in New York City New York
Zucchini Sticks $14

battered with panko & parmesan served with marinara sauce

Cafe Luce - Best Wine Bar in New York City New York
Hand Cut Fries $9

hand cut from fresh potatoes

Cafe Luce - Truffle Fries in New York City New York
Truffle Fries $12

hand cut from fresh potatoes, topped with parmesan cheese, parsley and imported white truffle oil

Cafe Luce - Best Grilled Shrimp in New York City New York
Grilled Shrimp $8

5 pieces of marinated shrimp

Cafe Luce - Best Grilled Chicken in New York City New York
Grilled Chicken $6
Cafe Luce - Best Fried Chicken Cutlet in New York City New York
Fried Chicken Cutlet $8

Lightly Breaded Chicken Cutlet

Cafe Luce - Best Foccacia in New York City New York
Homemade Foccacia

4 pieces $3.50

6 pieces $4

8 pieces $6

Charcuterie/Cheese
These dishes are great for sharing
Cafe Luce - Best Meat Plate in New York City New York
Meat Plate $24

selection of cured meats

prosciutto di parma (16 months)

soppresata hot

mortadella with pistachios

Cafe Luce - Best Cheese Plate in New York City New York
Cheese Plate $24

selection of cheese
gorgonzola
pecorino al tartufo
ubriaco del piave

Burger
100% Beef
Cafe Luce - Best Burger in New York City New York
Burger $26

all beef butchers blend truffle mayo, sliced mozzarella caramelized onions hand cut fries

Fresh Homemade Pasta
Our pasta and sauces are all homemade by our talented chefs, using the best quality freshest ingredients
Cafe Luce - Best Truffle Pasta in New York City New York
Black Truffle Pappardelle $32

Homemade pappardelle pasta ribbons stuffed with ricotta, in a butter sauce, topped with crisped sage and black truffle carpaccio

Cafe Luce - Best Aglio E Olio Pasta in New York City New York
Aglio E Olio $24

Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Red Pepper Flake, Sliced Garlic

Choose your fresh pasta

Fetuccine, Fusilli, Linguine, Penne, Rigatoni, Spaghetti, Gnocchi $2, Mushroom Ravioli $2,

Gluten-Free Vegan Penne $2, Gluten-Free Vegan Spaghetti $2

Choose your add ons

Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Chicken Cutlet $8, Grilled Shrimp $8, Salmon $12, Fresh Mozzarella $2, Whole Burrata $8

Cafe Luce - Best Alfredo Mushroom Pasta in New York City New York
Alfredo Mushroom $26

mushrooms sautéed and cooked in a creamy alfredo sauce

Choose your fresh pasta

Fetuccine, Fusilli, Linguine, Penne, Rigatoni, Spaghetti, Gnocchi $2, Mushroom Ravioli $2,

Gluten-Free Vegan Penne $2, Gluten-Free Vegan Spaghetti $2

Choose your add ons

Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Chicken Cutlet $8, Grilled Shrimp $8, Salmon $12, Fresh Mozzarella $2, Whole Burrata $8

Cafe Luce - Best Alla Caprese Pasta in New York City New York
Alla Caprese $26

Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, Fresh Tomato, Garlic and Wine White Sauce

Choose your fresh pasta

Fetuccine, Fusilli, Linguine, Penne, Rigatoni, Spaghetti, Gnocchi $2, Mushroom Ravioli $2,

Gluten-Free Vegan Penne $2, Gluten-Free Vegan Spaghetti $2

Choose your add ons

Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Chicken Cutlet $8, Grilled Shrimp $8, Salmon $12, Fresh Mozzarella $2, Whole Burrata $8

Cafe Luce - Best Alla Vodka Pasta in New York City New York
Alla Vodka $25

Vodka, Sautéed Shallot, Crushed Tomato, Cream... one of our most popular dishes

Choose your fresh pasta

Fetuccine, Fusilli, Linguine, Penne, Rigatoni, Spaghetti, Gnocchi $2, Mushroom Ravioli $2,

Gluten-Free Vegan Penne $2, Gluten-Free Vegan Spaghetti $2

Choose your add ons

Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Chicken Cutlet $8, Grilled Shrimp $8, Salmon $12, Fresh Mozzarella $2, Whole Burrata $8

Cafe Luce - Best Arrabbiata Pasta in New York City New York
Arrabbiata $24

fresh crushed tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and red pepper flake creates this fresh and spicy sauce

Choose your fresh pasta

Fetuccine, Fusilli, Linguine, Penne, Rigatoni, Spaghetti, Gnocchi $2, Mushroom Ravioli $2,

Gluten-Free Vegan Penne $2, Gluten-Free Vegan Spaghetti $2

Choose your add ons

Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Chicken Cutlet $8, Grilled Shrimp $8, Salmon $12, Fresh Mozzarella $2, Whole Burrata $8

Cafe Luce - Best Bolognese Pasta in New York City New York
Bolognese $26

Ground Beef is simmered in red wine, onions, garlic, fresh basil and tomatoes to create our delicious Bolognese sauce

Choose your fresh pasta

Fetuccine, Fusilli, Linguine, Penne, Rigatoni, Spaghetti, Gnocchi $2, Mushroom Ravioli $2,

Gluten-Free Vegan Penne $2, Gluten-Free Vegan Spaghetti $2

Choose your add ons

Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Chicken Cutlet $8, Grilled Shrimp $8, Salmon $12, Fresh Mozzarella $2, Whole Burrata $8

Cafe Luce - Best Carbonara Pasta in New York City New York
Carbonara $28

egg yolk, pancetta, parmesan

Choose your fresh pasta

Fetuccine, Fusilli, Linguine, Penne, Rigatoni, Spaghetti, Gnocchi $2, Mushroom Ravioli $2,

Gluten-Free Vegan Penne $2, Gluten-Free Vegan Spaghetti $2

Choose your add ons

Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Chicken Cutlet $8, Grilled Shrimp $8, Salmon $12, Fresh Mozzarella $2, Whole Burrata $8

Cafe Luce - Best Cacio e Pepe Pasta in New York City New York
Cacio E Pepe $25

Parmesan cheese, freshly cracked black pepper and butter

Choose your fresh pasta

Fetuccine, Fusilli, Linguine, Penne, Rigatoni, Spaghetti, Gnocchi $2, Mushroom Ravioli $2,

Gluten-Free Vegan Penne $2, Gluten-Free Vegan Spaghetti $2

Choose your add ons

Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Chicken Cutlet $8, Grilled Shrimp $8, Salmon $12, Fresh Mozzarella $2, Whole Burrata $8

Cafe Luce - Best Diavolo Pasta in New York City New York
Diavolo $32

Shrimp, Sliced Garlic, Crushed Tomato, Hot Pepper Flake, Olive Oil, Basil.

Choose your fresh pasta

Fetuccine, Fusilli, Linguine, Penne, Rigatoni, Spaghetti, Gnocchi $2, Mushroom Ravioli $2,

Gluten-Free Vegan Penne $2, Gluten-Free Vegan Spaghetti $2

Choose your add ons

Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Chicken Cutlet $8, Grilled Shrimp $8, Salmon $12, Fresh Mozzarella $2, Whole Burrata $8

Cafe Luce - Best Gorgonzola Pasta in New York City New York
Gorgonzola $25

Creamy Gorgonzola Sauce.

Choose your fresh pasta

Fetuccine, Fusilli, Linguine, Penne, Rigatoni, Spaghetti, Gnocchi $2, Mushroom Ravioli $2,

Gluten-Free Vegan Penne $2, Gluten-Free Vegan Spaghetti $2

Choose your add ons

Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Chicken Cutlet $8, Grilled Shrimp $8, Salmon $12, Fresh Mozzarella $2, Whole Burrata $8

Cafe Luce - Best Lasagna in New York City New York
Lasagna $26

Layers of Fresh Sheets of Pasta, Ricotta, Mozzarella, Ground Beef, Tomato Sauce, topped with Fresh Mozzarella.. the ultimate comfort dish

Cafe Luce - Best Limoncello Pasta in New York City New York
Limoncello $24

fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, egg yolk, parmesan cheese

Choose your fresh pasta

Fetuccine, Fusilli, Linguine, Penne, Rigatoni, Spaghetti, Gnocchi $2, Mushroom Ravioli $2,

Gluten-Free Vegan Penne $2, Gluten-Free Vegan Spaghetti $2

Choose your add ons

Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Chicken Cutlet $8, Grilled Shrimp $8, Salmon $12, Fresh Mozzarella $2, Whole Burrata $8

Cafe Luce - Best Meatballs Pasta in New York City New York
Meatballs $28

Fresh Tomato Sauce and Fresh Homemade, All Beef Meatballs.

Choose your fresh pasta

Fetuccine, Fusilli, Linguine, Penne, Rigatoni, Spaghetti, Gnocchi $2, Mushroom Ravioli $2,

Gluten-Free Vegan Penne $2, Gluten-Free Vegan Spaghetti $2

Choose your add ons

Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Chicken Cutlet $8, Grilled Shrimp $8, Salmon $12, Fresh Mozzarella $2, Whole Burrata $8

Cafe Luce - Best Pesto Pasta in New York City New York
Pesto $25

Basil, Olive Oil, Garlic, Parmesan, Toasted Pine Nuts

Choose your fresh pasta

Fetuccine, Fusilli, Linguine, Penne, Rigatoni, Spaghetti, Gnocchi $2, Mushroom Ravioli $2,

Gluten-Free Vegan Penne $2, Gluten-Free Vegan Spaghetti $2

Choose your add ons

Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Chicken Cutlet $8, Grilled Shrimp $8, Salmon $12, Fresh Mozzarella $2, Whole Burrata $8

Cafe Luce - Best Chicken Capricciosa Pasta in New York City New York
Pollo Capricciosa $32

Breaded Chicken Generously Covered with Fresh Arugula, Fresh Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella. Served with a side of Pasta in our homemade Tomato Sauce.

Choose your fresh pasta

Fetuccine, Fusilli, Linguine, Penne, Rigatoni, Spaghetti, Gnocchi $2, Mushroom Ravioli $2,

Gluten-Free Vegan Penne $2, Gluten-Free Vegan Spaghetti $2

Choose your add ons

Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Chicken Cutlet $8, Grilled Shrimp $8, Salmon $12, Fresh Mozzarella $2, Whole Burrata $8

Cafe Luce - Best Chicken Parmigiana Pasta in New York City New York
Pollo Parmigiana $32

Lightly Breaded Chicken Topped with Melted Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Sauce, Served with a side of pasta in Homemade Tomato Sauce

Choose your fresh pasta

Fetuccine, Fusilli, Linguine, Penne, Rigatoni, Spaghetti, Gnocchi $2, Mushroom Ravioli $2,

Gluten-Free Vegan Penne $2, Gluten-Free Vegan Spaghetti $2

Choose your add ons

Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Chicken Cutlet $8, Grilled Shrimp $8, Salmon $12, Fresh Mozzarella $2, Whole Burrata $8

Cafe Luce - Best Quattro Formaggi Pasta in New York City New York
Quattro Formaggi $25

Parmesan, Pecorino, Ricotta, Mozzarella.