About La Luce
Orlando, FL 32821
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 family-style 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.
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.
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
For those looking for a unique dining experience, La Luce offers a private dining room 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
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.
We love dining atLaLuce. The food is amazing along with great service. If you ever wanted to dine like in Napa go here. They are the sister restaurant of a great Napa restaurant. Been to both and they are equally as good. Chef Alberto does an amazing job. We have been here many times for just a dinner out or a special occasion.
Beware of vintage substitutions. The wine list is simply printed on double-sided paper, and the sheets inserted in plastic protector sleeves. With this model, there is no reason to have an outdated wine list that shows vintages different from what is being served. Food and service are good. If you stay at the Hilton, and don't feel like going out, its a fine place to eat comfort Italian food.
me and my girlfriend came here for our 1 year anniversary via recommendation by a coworker. the ambiance was delightful and our waitress was terrific they explained the specials and noted that everything was house made and how it was made. the meal was fantastic i would definitely recommend the pork chop. all around a terrific meal best for special occasions.
Incredible dining experience -- first, make sure you get seated in Stephano's serving area. What an incredible, knowledgeable and engaging waiter. HIs wine recommendation for our dinner was "spot on"...perfect my ravioli and my husband's pork chop (I am not a fan of pork chops, but this one I will order the next time we dine at La Luce). The cannelloni dessert was OK...but did not take away from the dining experience. We will definitely return to La Luce!
La Luce is an amazing find in Orlando! I LOVE the food here. The waiter Stefano is friendly and helpful. Most staff are great. I love the new mushroom lasagna. Their homemade egg pasta with shrimp is great! My only complaint is that the dessert is not quite as good as their savory food. I am a dessert person, and I find the butterscotch pudding to be way too sweet. The Boston cream in a cup is good though. The tiramisu has too much alcohol, and the donut thing can use a bit more sweetness in the white sauce. They need to hire a new pastry chef. Still, I LOVE their Italian entry. I just don't go there for dessert. For really good dessert, go to Roy's. For Italian dinner, La Luce is excellent. Parking is also validated in case you are wondering.
The food was absolutely amazing. We shared 3 of their pizzas and they were all great. The pork chop was amazing and so were the pastas. Take everyone's advice and order the butterscotch pudding, you won't be disappointed. The ambience was a really nice change from the energy of all the hotels on the Disney property. Take the short drive here, you won't be sorry you did. They include valet parking if you are dining at the restaurant too!
Service and food were exceptional. I was there with my family, 6 adults and 4 children. Room was not crowded, it was comfortable and service was excellent. Servers were very patient with the kids. Most delicious pasta I have ever eaten. Wine and drinks selection was also amazing.
We drove 30 miles out of our way to return after first visit three years ago. This is one of our favorite Italian restaurants in the country. Excellent food and wine.
World class pork chops.
Been there 3 times and will go back at first opportunity.
Manager sent the homemade butterscotch for dessert, complimentarly and it was delicious.
The staff at La Luce were awesome! We had a 6 pm reservation for 2 on New Years Eve that we were running late for. I was in a panic because it was New Years Eve and we were going to miss our reservation time. When I called them at 600 to tell them we were obviously late, I asked how long they would hold our table for. The hostess asked if I thought we could be there in 30 minutes. I said I hope so and she said just call us if it is later than that. We arrived at 630 and were seated immediately and we had a wonderful evening with delicious food and a wait staff that was on top of everything. Thank u La Luce!
This venue is a foodie's dream come true. From the incredible beef carpaccio, the fried olives, the fungi pizza, and pesto handkerchiefs to the butterscotch pudding it was non-stop bliss! The service was outstanding, and we simply could not have had a better experience! Thank you for making our Christmas meal a spectacular event ! We will return.
I'm not a big fan of restaurants in the Orlando area although I live here.
Growing up in New York, I guess I was spoiled by a multitude of great restaurants.
La Luce is one of the very few Orlando restaurants, which I've dined at multiple times and have not had a bad meal. I believe that Thursday evening was my 5th time there.
I customized my dish choosing the Vesuvio (shape) pasta with a lamb and beef ragu.
Pasta came out al dente and with texture. (Its hard to find a restaurant in Orlando that doesn't overcook pasta.) Ragu had a great balance of fresh flavors.
My wife stated that the Salmon dish was one of the best she's had in Orlando.
Kids shared a wood-fired cheese pizza, which they really enjoyed, although they enjoy most pizzas.
Ambiance was again great. This time we chose patio seating, which is screened in. Tables not too close together and of good size. The screen was very nice because we didn't even notice it was there until we sat down. Disney fireworks went off towards the end of the meal :)
Service was very good - we were seated promptly, the dishes were brought out hot, and never had to wait more than a minute for our waiter.
La Luce is definitely a gem in Orlando and worth the drive from anywhere in the Central Florida area. It is located within the Hilton hotel on Disney grounds and they validate parking, in case you are driving. I would recommend reservations, if you are planning to dine there on a weekend evening.
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