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2987 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
(203) 407-8000
  • We will not feature our pre fixe menu during December. We will resume on January 2.
    thank you luce staff

  • Book your party now ! Catering up to 120 guests

  • Packages starting at $29

  • Baptisms-Rehersal Dinners-Birthdays-Graduations

  • 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 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

  • PHONE 203-230-0228
    FAX 203-230-8059

  • 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.