Luce Restaurant was founded in March of 2001 by current owners Joseph Capasso & Dino Vitagliano. Soon after purchasing the restaurant, the owners consulted with experts of New York City's finest eateries on how to bring the contemporary New York City style of dining to Caldwell, New Jersey. They envisioned a trendy, yet casual, atmosphere, serving authentic Italian-flaired cuisine highlighting signature dishes with an eclectic touchpresented with impeccable service. This all came together and Luce Restaurant was developed. Years later, Luce continues to provide award-winning food and exceptional service to its loyal clientele.In 2011, Luce decided to take the restaurant to the next level. After an extensive search involving Dino and Joe's New York City restaurant contacts, their decision to hire an award-winning chef moved forward. Executive Chef Steve Saragnese, formerly of Babbo (NYC) & Vetri (Philadelphia), has brought the much desired flair to the restaurant. His classical style results in a wide variety of Italian inspired menu options for all different palate tastes. He loves blending high-and low-brow cuisines to find the right note of nostalgia for any special day, translating classical favorites for a modern setting. His philosophy is to create memorable experiences while making everyone feel at home. From a traditional seated dinner, to a private event, Steve's versatility seamlessly sets any style of table. Details from start to finish are perfected with quality.Often described as the place to be Luce presents the perfect recipe of exceptional cuisine, wonderful ambiance and welcoming staff. Make a reservation today and experience one of the best Italian Restaurants in NJ.