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2987 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
(203) 407-8000
      • Prixe Fixe menu available Sunday-Tuesday

      • About Us

        The Iannaccone Family welcomes you to Ristorante Luce, formerly named Raffaello’s Ristorante of Hamden, CT. We invite you to dine with us in our beautifully renovated dining room or join us for cocktails or dinner in our new elegant cocktail lounge. During the summer months our patio is also open for dining or cocktails.

        As recipients of the Wine Spectators Best of Award of Excellence for seven consecutive years, our wine program is a very important part of the restaurant. Our wine list includes over 1,000 selections which span five decades.

        Our friendly, relaxing, and contemporary Tuscan atmosphere has helped us earn Connecticut Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award for Most Romantic Restaurant in New Haven County; as well as a Sante Magazine Restaurant and Hospitality Award. Ristorante Luce is also listed in the Zagat book.

        Ristorante Luce (formerly Raffaello’s Ristorante) was founded in 1992 by Ralph and Anna Iannaccone. We are located in the Mt. Carmel section of Hamden, minutes from the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) and I-91. Over twenty years and several awards later we are still serving fine regional Italian cuisine, fresh fish specials, and Certified Angus Beef.

      • Lunch
        Monday – Friday
        11:30 – 2:30

        Dinner
        Monday – Thursday
        5:00PM – 9:00PM
        Friday – Saturday
        5:00PM – 10:00PM
        Sunday
        2:00PM – 8:00PM

      • I-91 North or I-91 South
        Take Exit 10 (Route 40). Follow to second exit (Whitney Avenue) and take a right at the light. Ristorante Luce will be on your right, beyond the next light.

        Merritt Parkway / Route 15 North
        Take Exit 61 (Whitney Avenue, Hamden). Make a right at end of ramp. Follow for seven lights and Ristorante Luce will be on your right.

        Merritt Parkway / Route 15 South
        Take Exit 62 (Whitney Avenue, Hamden). Make a right at end of ramp. Follow for seven lights and Ristorante Luce will be on your right.