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About La Luce
La Luce is Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek's signature restaurant, inspired by famed Napa Valley chef and restaurateur Donna Scala. This modern Italian country kitchen serves dinner nightly, featuring thin crust pizzas, homemade pastas, and Italian dishes inspired by traditional family recipes handed down through the generations. The cuisine is complimented by Mediterranean-inspired cocktails and a Trattoria-style wine program. Whether the occasion is a special family dinner, a gathering of business associates or a romantic dinner for two, La Luce’s menu of Italian favorites will satisfy your palate and your soul.
Orlando, FL 32821
Hours of Operation:
Serving Dinner Nightly: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Convenient valet parking is available with validation. Self-parking is complimentary for the first three hours, with validation.
Alberto Navarrete Arias
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please join us at La Luce for an incredible evening of food, wine and friends as we present Il Cibo Della Vita – an exclusive wine pairing experience featuring Damilano, one of the oldest wineries in Barolo, Italy. Friday, March 24 at 7pm. Evening will include a 5-course dinner and special guests from Damilano to present their exquisite wines. $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and space is limited. To view the menu visit www.HiltonBonnetCreek.com/winedinner
For those looking for a unique dining experience, La Luce offers private dining rooms perfect for both social and business events. Enjoy a family style rehearsal dinner or business dinner with authentic Italian cuisine in a contemporary setting. Hours of Operation are 5:00pm until 11:00pm.
La Luce Ratings and Reviews
Other reviews have pointed out that this is not a typical hotel restaurant experience and they are absolutely right! It is clear that management is focused on ensuring great service and we will definitely attest to that. They were very accommodating throughout the evening and helped make for a truly memorable experience for us. Four suggestions to anyone reading this review, especially if you are going with a group like we did. Start with a pizza as a table appetizer unless you're having it for dinner. Thin crust, crispy and baked in a pizza oven, it was delicious. When in Rome...have the house special which is the Berkshire pork chop. Perfectly prepared and wonderfully paired with roasted potatoes and brussel sprouts. The dessert trio is both a great deal and a wonderful way to share with the table and nothing disappointed but the mousse was the best we had. Finally, take some time to check out the fantastic artwork which is just wonderful. Overall a great dining experience and it will definitely be on our itinerary for future visits to the Orlando area.
Love the restaurant. I've eaten there 6 times over the past three days during FoodShippers. The only negative was, when I had the salmon, the sides were not enough, I would have chosen a different side dish than what comes with it. The chicken sandwich, and your burgers are great.
The food was amazing. The service impeccable. Our waiter Stefano was attentive, gave excellent suggestions when we asked, but based them on the taste of each person asking questions to discover diner's palate. Favorites for our group: bruschetta, carpaccio, a special risotto with duck (skin crispy, meat tender), fettucini with wild boar sauce, mushroom lasagna with beschamel sauce. Everything was soooooo good! We'll be back :)
We ate at La Luce twice. The first night we ate at the bar and had carpaccio and stuffed peppers. Both were delicious! The second time we took our teenaged son. He got a steak ($46) , and we asked to substitute a salad instead of the vegetables. The salad was served on the steak plate, which made it hard to eat. There were huge pieces of lettuce that had to be cut. For $46, I thought it would be better. And the steak was quite fatty.
We had the BLT pizza. I think I tasted one piece of bacon. The pizza would have been much better if it had been hot.
Though we go to Orlando frequently, this was our first time to La Luce, but it most definitely will NOT be our last! The atmosphere was just lovely, casual but elegant. Service was attentive, but not rushed. And the food...scrumptious! We eat in Manhattan quite a bit, and this was comparable! The oysters were fresh and delicious, and the tuna appetizer was AMAZING! I'm not a tuna fan, but have been waking up thinking about this dish ever since!! Seriously! My husbands pork chop was incredible, and my pasta with shrimp was delicious. We skipped dessert, but had coffee, which was the best coffee we've had at any restaurant in Orlando. There is nothing worse than having a delicious meal, followed by mediocre coffee. La Luce did it right!!
We enjoyed a wonderful meal at this gem of a restaurant. If you are looking for Italian food and fine dining this is s great spot to visit.
This restaurant offers some creative cocktail options. I went for a traditional gin martini (Hendricks) served with a cucumber slice. Very nicely done.
After some discussion with our knowledgeable waitress, I chose a lovely beet salad with green beans, fennel, walnuts and a blue cheese dressing. The presentation was colourful and fresh, and the taste was equally enjoyable . For the main course, I ordered a fresh pasta dish described as handkerchiefs with Gorgonzola cream sauce. I was also offered an option to add jumbo shrimp for extra protein ($16.99 for four jumbo shrimp). I did not do this as the portion was already substantial enough. It was an amazing dish and cooked to perfection.
Other noteworthy choices at the table included the salmon served on a bed of whipped potatoes that looked like fluffy clouds. The fish was perfectly cooked. A beautiful pizza was also ordered, hearty portion size, which also received rave reviews.
The only comment I heard from my other guests was related to wine prices. My friend ordered a glass of Chardonnay recommended by the waitress when she asked for a house wine (which they do not have). It came at a price of $17 per glass. I
Ordered a glass of Pinot Noir which I selected from the menu in the same price range ($18). We all felt the wine was a tad pricey for a 6 ounce glass of wine that is not particularly special.
Despite the one concern I would happily return here and highly recommend this restaurant for really good food and great service.
It can get quite busy so a reservation is recommended.
We dined here as scheduled. We tried one of their pizzas as for an appetizer, it was great. The cocktails we tried were the maple bourbon and one with bourbon and amaro also great. My husband had the pork chop which is brined for 3 days. Our servers Jessica and Stephano mad recommendations, all of which were spot on!!
Exceptional Italian restaurant in the Hilton Bonnet Creek Hotel. These people know how to do it right. From the spicy Italian sausage pizza, with the crispiest crust to the delicious fried shrimp and calamari and misti platter for appetizers to the delectable butterscotch pudding and cannolis and homemade lemoncello for dessert, this was a fabulous meal. Come hungry if you want the huge pork chop. Homemade pastas were amazing--the saffron paparadelle with shrimp was fantastic as was the veal meatball spaghetti. Service was spot on. We had a lovely round table for our group, which made conversation nice; however, which was good, as there were two loud groups in the room. Pricey wine list was a tad aggressive for some of the bottles. Service was attentive and helpful.
My wife and I had dinner at La Luce partly due to the excellent reviews we had read. The restaurant exceeded our expectations. The service was exceptional! The Italian cuisine is very authentic and comparable to meals we had in fine restaurants in Italy. My wife is gluten intolerant; they had numerous options for people with gluten allergies. The food was superb in every respect from taste to presentation.
I've been a long time customer for years , and I have been always very pleased with the service , but I , and my friends have noticed smaller portions , and somewhat inconsistencies in the main course quality . The size of the deserts are smaller , and some of the main courses differed from our previous dining . Not that it's a monumental issue , but I had 1 less meatball from previously dining there , and the butterscotch pudding was in a much martini glass .
Unbelievably, La Luce has yet again raised the bar for culinary excellence, stellar service, and unparalleled ambiance! When considering how my wife and I could celebrate a romantic dinner for Valentine's Day, my first thought was La Luce. They seated us in our favorite booth (thank you!) and almost immediately, we were greeted by the GM (Ghanni) and many of the wonderful servers. Here, we are family. Now, I know other restaurants say this, but at La Luce, the sentiment is genuine; moreover, their actions back it up.
Let's start with dinner. First, they brought us complimentary glasses of a delicious Prosecco that they source from Italy. We followed this with their famous TriColore salad (Endive, Radicchio, and arugula). My wife had her favorite dish - the salmon with unctuous creamy potatoes; I had the special Ragu (it was light as air while still being hearty - how is that possible?!); and we shared the crispy Brussels Sprouts. I should note that I hated - as in detested the very sight, scent, and taste of Brussels Sprouts - until I was convinced to try them at La Luce a few years ago. Nobody matches their preparation of this dish, and I now make them every week at home, emulating their recipe and method. They roast them in super-premium olive oil; they come perfectly cooked, seasoned, and topped with freshly fine-grated Parmesan Reggiano. Our server, Eric, who among others like Karima, are an integral part of the history of La Luce, took great care of us and recommended a great wine - Poggio alla Guardia - not too expensive but excellent (it is a lush Super Tuscan).
We completed the evening with the special dessert - Plant City Strawberry Shortcake. It was fantastic - the shortbread was true shortbread - it melted in your mouth. This is how to celebrate Velentine's Day or any say of the week you must eat..!
I have had dinner here on many an occasion, its has never disappointed. We love to stay at the Hilton but do stay at other hotels but always go out of our way to dine at La Luce.
Fantastic food and great service. At little on the pricey side but worth every penny.
Food was outstanding. The servers Nicole and Stephen were very knowledgeable about the different types of dishes as well as the wine list. My wife can't have anything with corn and they made sure to tell her if a dish contain corn. Nicole suggested the pork and my wife said it was one of the best prepared Italian dishes she has had in a long time. The servers were attentive but not obtrusive. Next time we are in Orlando, we will be back. Usually hotel restaurants aren't that great but this one was. Glad we made our reservations on line before we left. Two conferences and the Pro Bowl weekend, had our hotel packed and the restaurant full but we didn't fill rush to finish our meal so that they could turn the table over. Also, you are able to see the fireworks from Epcot. An added bonus.
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