Italian cuisine

You only thought you had experienced real Italian cuisine | Derby News

There are Italian restaurants that try to present themselves as Italian, and then there’s Italian restaurant Luciano in Mulvane – real Italian. Or should we say delicious food in an atmosphere that defines true Italian cuisine.

Mulvane resident Luciano Mottola was born and raised in Viareggio, Italy. He was part of a large family that lived with the understanding that Italian cuisine is not just quality food, but encompasses a complete dining experience.

“In Italy, we don’t sit down and eat large amounts of food as quickly as possible. True Italian cuisine involves healthy eating, rich in flavors and experiences,” says Mottola.

When you dine at Luciano’s in Mulvane, you will experience what real Italian cuisine is. Three, four or even five courses in a meal is a tradition. Each course is not overwhelming in volume but unique in each refreshing bite. You’ll be ready class after class without feeling like you’ve eaten too much.

Maybe you start with a small appetizer like Caprese Bruschetta, which is fresh mozzarella and diced tomatoes with herbs and spices in olive oil served on small pieces of toasted bread. Then your first course, let’s say it’s Insalata di Avocado, a fresh spring salad with prawns, grated carrots and crushed walnuts in a creamy avocado vinaigrette. Then your main entree arrives – Cotoletta di Maiale – a pork tenderloin smothered in a cremini mushroom cream sauce.

Over a dozen different options of real Italian entrees are available, not to mention some of the tastiest main entrees you’ve ever tasted. And yes, the desserts are just as unique and authentic as the rest of the menu.

You’ll never feel rushed or worried about having to rush to eat and leave. “When we dine in Italy, we take our time to savor the flavors of the food and enjoy our dining partners. The people you are with experience it too. It’s a time for you to enjoy each other. others or the whole family,” Mottola said.

Luciano’s for lunch is the best value. Lunch-sized portions priced starting at just $7.95. It costs no more than a fast-food drive-thru lunch, and for the same price, you’ll get unmatched quality and flavor. In many restaurants you get what you pay for. At Luciano, you’ll get so much more choice, quality, flavor and experience, all at unparalleled value.

Luciano rooftop dinner

Daily and weekly specials are offered at Luciano’s for lunch and dinner. A new Italian grocery store is now open, offering customers the opportunity to take home the taste of Italy.

Ambiance also rhymes with entertainment, and every Sunday you will dine to the sound of soft jazz by Roberto Bernardinello. When you make your reservation, be sure to tell them you want to sit in the music area. But call early – these places go fast.

Derby residents will find the drive to downtown Mulvane quicker and easier than heading to just about anywhere in Wichita for dinner. The drive is only 10 minutes from Luciano’s front door. Once you see how easy it is, you’ll make Luciano one of your new favorites.

A large dining room and the construction of a full bar have given Luciano’s an atmosphere that brings out the Italian vibe even more. When pleasant weather can play a role in the experience, bocce courts, a chef’s table, and rooftop and terrace dining are available.

As soon as you walk through Luciano’s door you see and feel things that indicate this is not your usual Italian restaurant. Rows of photographs showing the Mottola family in Italy and Luciano as a boy will let you know that a true Italian experience is about to take place.

Reservations are recommended on weekends and special occasions. For a full menu and more about Italian restaurant Luciano in Mulvane, go to or visit their Facebook page @LucianosMulvane.