(photo credit: Luciana Restaurant )
Luciana is located on Emek Refaim Street, in the heart of the German Colony neighborhood, inside a building that dates back to the early 20th century.
The compound includes a large courtyard with a wooden deck, canopied by stately eucalyptus trees that lend it shade and beauty. The central room has large glass windows and wooden highlights that bring the bustling outside into the restaurant, as well as impressive ancient light fixtures. The massive wooden furniture, coupled with the pale curtains, lends the room both warmth and and elegance.
Taking its cue from the Italian tradition, Luciana prepares new baked goods every hour, and the aromas waft and fill the space -- just like in Tuscany.
Luciana’s menu offers diners a wealth of kosher delicacies, prepared by Chef Amiram Dotan and his skilled kitchen staff. On the menu one can find excellent breakfasts such as the Sicilian breakfast (Eggs Benedict with asparagus on toast with Parmesan cheese); excellent cheeses and special salads; a range of baked goods such as the bruschetta with tomatoes and Parmesan or the Focaccia Caprese; mouthwatering appetizers such as Artichoke alla Romana; fresh fish prepared in a variety of styles; and of course, a wealth of exquisitely delicious pastas: fetuccini with wild mushrooms, pappardelle with leak and potato, beat tortellini, and more.
On the second floor of the restaurant is a VIP room which can accommodate events with up to 45 diners and provides the option of screening films and presentations. Guests can choose to either site inside in the intimate, relaxed space, or outside, in the open garden.
Luciana opens with a variety of amazing breakfasts at 9:30 every morning, and closes when the last of its patrons leaves. Luciana is an aesthetic, culinary and cultural masterpiece that is reminiscent of top restaurants abroad. The atmosphere is pleasant, and the elegant, meticulous decor and richly flavored Italian food will entice you to return time and again.TravelJerusalem.com is a new online international travel portal offering all the latest information on things to do, places to eat and places to stay in Jerusalem.