Dining review

Galt Ocean Mile’s Lucca is neighborhood Italian at its best

Chef David Cianiullo opened Lucca six years ago.
Chef David Cianiullo opened Lucca six years ago.

If you go

Place: Lucca

Address: 3311 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Rating: Very good

Contact: 954-563-1349, luccafl.com

Cost: Moderate-expensive

Hours: Dinner Tuesday-Sunday; open Mondays starting in November

FYI: Reservations suggested. Beer and wine. Outside smoking. Street parking. Major credit cards.


David Cianciullo opened Lucca six years ago, when he was just 27 years old. He’d been preparing to own an Italian restaurant all his life.

For more than three decades, his father has owned La Molisana Italian restaurant in Montreal, and Cianciullo washed dishes there before graduating to busboy, bartender and, finally, waiter. After moving to South Florida in 2001, he worked in Delray Beach and Deerfield Beach before opening Lucca in the neighborhood known as Galt Ocean Mile.

Read the review at Sun-Sentinel.com.

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