Recipes from Joe’s Great Day SA Appearance!


{Pictured:  Braciola}

Bookmark or download these Great Day SA Recipes from Joe, they are sure to be a favorite in your kitchen!

Braciola Recipe

Ingredients needed:

1-9 oz. New York Strip Steak

1 clove chopped Garlic

2 pinch of salt

2 Pinch of Black pepper

1 ½ tsp chopped parley

15 Toasted Pine Nuts

15 Raisins

1 tsp seasoned Italian bread crumbs

1 ½ cups grated Grana Padana cheese


Pound Beef to ¼ inch thickness

Sprinkle Ingredients over beef

Roll Beef with hands

Fry in Oil 3min each side

Finish cooking 45 min in Marinara Sauce

Meat Balls

Ingredients needed:

1lb Ground beef

.5lb Ground Pork

.5lb Ground Veal

2 tsp  chopped Garlic

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

½  Cup chopped parley

2 eggs

3/4 cup seasoned Italian bread crumbs

3/4 cups grated pecorino cheese

1  cup room temp water


Fry in Oil 3min each side

Finish cooking 30 min in Marinara Sauce

Meatball Mania Now through March 17th!

pappardelle meatballs

Pictured:  Pappardelle con Polpette e Salsiccia / House crafted Meatballs, Spicy Italian Sausage, Pappardelle Pasta Marinara 

You’ll hear a lot of people say that Spaghetti and Meatballs is a purely American phenomenon; that Italians don’t eat spaghetti and meatballs together.

In fact, spaghetti and meatballs couldn’t be more Neapolitan.

Where owner and executive chef Joe Buonincontri grew up in Brooklyn, they still make their sauce (the “gravy” as it used to be called in Italian-American parlance) they way they do in Naples in the Old Country.

Meatballs, sausage, and often other cuts of meat are braised all day long in tomato sauce. The meats impart their savory flavor to the sauce while the tomatoes give sweetness and natural acidity to the meats.

Give one a try!  Come by Luce for dinner today through March 17th and try one of our meatballs for FREE! 

Yes, one free meatball per diner during our dinner service until March 17th, see you at Luce!

An OpenTable Winner!

open table winner

We are thrilled!  Luce has been named a winner onto the 2014 OpenTable Diners’ Choice List. This means that after dining at Luce, OpenTable users rated us one of the best.

After your visit to Luce, we encourage you to share details about your experience on any platform you use whether it be OpenTable, Facebook, Yelp or simply telling a friend about your tasty meal and wonderful service.

We would love to see you here, make a reservation by clicking our badge above!

– Joe

Win Dinner for Two for Valentine’s Day!


Hey Luce fans.  We have a romantic contest for you!  Post your most favorite and memorable Valentine’s Day story right here, to our page. 

Keep it to just a few lines folks.  You don’t have forever though, we will close the contest after a few days so go for it before it is too late!
The writer of the story that Luce staff selects will receive a Valentine’s Dinner on us!  YES, that is our Valentine’s Menu for two, as our prize for the best story you can give us in just a few lines.  (gratuity and alcohol are not included).

So share with your friends, make it a “likeable” story too!

Ready, set, GO!