Lucca Cafe Quail Hill Village Center THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Lucca Cafe

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Lucca Cafe

Quail Hill Village Center
6507 Quail Hill Pkwy. (Shady Canyon Dr.)
Irvine, CA 92603
949-725-1773
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Fresh, locally grown ingredients and a charming wine list are found at this friendly bistro.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Lucca Cafe, Irvine, CA


THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Lucca Cafe Restaurant Review:


Owner Cathy Pavlos and her husband Elliott run this European-style bistro with panache. Euro-chic décor is classic yet modern, and works well for Shady Canyon residents and others who want to enjoy a casual meal or a glass of vino and a snack at the wine bar. Cathy’s contemporary menu features mostly locally grown, organic, seasonal ingredients. She is known for composing sumptuous cheese and charcuterie plates from the in-house deli, featuring artisanal food products from California, the East Coast and Europe. Entrées are full of bold flavors, such as honey-glazed Loch Duart salmon, sweet pea pesto risotto, Tuscan chicken and creamy tomato served with pappardelle, and a tender London sirloin with porcini mushroom rub. Wines from an eclectic 30-label list are personally selected by Elliott and are meant for pairing. All the selections are offered three ways: as a two-and-a-half-ounce taste, a six-ounce glass or by the bottle. Desserts include a “killer” brownie à la mode with vanilla bean ice cream and caramel sauce, or a seasonal fruit galette. Chef Cathy also offers one of OC’s only fresh antipasto bars for dinner, available Wednesday through Sunday, as well as a free-flowing Champagne buffet brunch on weekends.

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