Lunch Pre Fixe $24 – Dinner Pre Fixe $38
(parties of 12 & under only)
Dine-in only… We will begin opening Mondays in January 2024!!
Sundays available for private functions or parties
(40 or more people with food & drink minimum)
Pre Fixe menu will not be available in the month of december
Lunch ~ Tuesday-Friday 11:30-2:30
Dinner~Tuesday – Saturday 5:00-9:00
Open on Sundays for Private Parties of 40 or more.
Accommodating up to 120 people. Please call for more information.
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About our Restaurant!
The Iannaccone Family welcomes you to Ristorante Luce, originally 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. Established in 1992, Ristorante Luce has been family owned & operated for more than 30 years & continues to grow and innovate in the Connecticuts food industry. Ristorante Luce now has their own Sauce and Biscotti for retail purchasing in other local and family owned businesses. Luce is run by family member Paul Iannaccone, continuing the high standards set forth from Ralph Iannaccone, founder of Raffaello’s & Luce. Our staff is of the best in wine knowledge and expierence.
As recipients of the Wine Spectators Best of Award of Excellence for several 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 five years and several awards later we are still raising the bar to provide our customers with only the freshest & best ingredients
Food & Drink
Enjoy Drinks & Dinner at the Bar, in our Beautiful Dining Room or During the summer months our patio is also open for dining or cocktails.
Whether your meeting for a quick drink, lunch or coming in for dinner, we have a spacious bar that you can take advantage.
Our masterful bartenders will be sure you have a great experience.
2987 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
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.
Tuesday– Friday 11:30 – 2:30
Tuesday– Thursday 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Friday – Saturday 5:00PM – 10:00PM
Closed Sundays & Mondays.
Available for Sunday Private Parties of 40 or more.
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We do not accept reservations through our website, please call in during business hours. Thank you Luce staff