La Luce - Tower C, 18 Parc Office Building; SCBD

10/30/2013 Soya Yanagawa 2 Comments

Talk about being late to the party, I was one year late to come and visit this restaurant. I knew this Italian restaurant when i cross the 18 Parc Office Building last year. 

To tell you the truth, I often fell in love to the restaurants from their logos. La luce's logo is so simple yet elegant. La Luce means "the light", that is why their logo looks like the sun. Indeed, I am a little intimidated, La Luce is a fine dining restaurant, that is why i often to hold myself to go there alone. Isn't it weird if someone eat by himself in a fine dining restaurant. So, when my best friend, Yenny asked me to accompanying her to this place, I instantly said I will be glad to!

La Luce is a restaurant that serves modern Italian cuisine and their wonderful collection of wine. Located at the Ground Floor of Tower C 18 Parc Office Building, makes this restaurant really eye-catching.

La Luce have a modern and elegant interior design. Designed by Sammy Hendramianto of design firm Gracipta Hadiprana, La Luce offers you a calm and comfortable ambiance. 

La Luce made their kitchen as an open kitchen, so the visitors can see its cleanliness and feel the passion by looking at the food preparation. Led by Chef Alessandro de Boni as La Luce's Executive Chef, his team will serve you a delightful and unforgettable modern Italian dining experience.

When I went to this place, me and my best friend ordered their lunch menu.


Choice of two courses IDR 195,000
(Starter & Main Course or Main Course & Desserts)

Choice of three courses IDR 265,000
(Starter, Main Course & Desserts)

We choose the "Choice of two courses". I choose the starter and main course menu, and Yenny choose the main course and desserts menu. 

After we ordered our lunch, La Luce serve us a little snack to make our mouth busy while waiting our dishes. They also asked us about their warm and freshly baked breads. But because we are too busy to taking pictures and our table is already full with the complimentary snack and drinks, sadly we have to turn down their offer.  

Lychee soda IDR 40,000
Lychee Fruit, mint leaf, Lychee syrup, lemon juice & Club soda. 

Who didn't like lychee? I will tell you who... The bad guy.... Thehe.. La Luce generously give this Lychee Soda with a bunch of lychee fruits. Served in a huge glass, this drink will pampering you to the fullest. They also served this beverage with mint leafs, so it will give us the cold after taste sensations. This beverage is a perfect choice to quench the thirst from Jakarta's heat.

Ginger Sour IDR 35,000
Ginger Ale with Sour Mix. 

I really like sour taste drinks, it is thirst quenching! When they serves this ginger sour, they pour the ginger ale to the glass in front of us, it makes a beautiful gradation from brown to clear. Served with a slice of lemon make this ginger sour.

Carpaccio di branzino
Marinated sea bass carpaccio, celery and orange. 

Actually, carpaccio is an Italian version of beef tartare. It is the international name of a typical Italian dish made with raw meat. Carpaccio is made with very thin slices of beef meat placed on a dish with a marinade made with lemon, olive oil and with shavings of white truffle or Parmesan cheese, and can be topped with rocket. The meat usually used for Carpaccio is beef sirloin, a cut tastier than the fillet. 

Fun Fact: Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry's Bar in Venice originally prepared the dish for the countess Amalia Nani Mocenigo when he learned that the doctors had recommended that she eat raw meat. The dish was named "Carpaccio" after Vittore Carpaccio, the Venetian painter known for the characteristic red and white tones of his work.

Today the term Carpaccio is used for any preparation made with thinly sliced raw meat, fish or vegetables (usually seasoned with lemon, or vinegar, olive oil, salt and ground pepper) or fruit. For Carpaccio di branzino from La Luce, they use sea bass meat.

I fell in love at the first sight. The beautiful colours that served on this dish is breathtaking. Carpaccio is known as their freshness, served with freshly sliced celery and oranges makes this dish is screaming for its freshness. I really like the hint of lemon on this dish. It is not overpowered the freshness of the other ingredients; in fact, it was beautifully combined.

Pancetta arrosto
Crispy pork belly, roasted vegetables. 

To tell you the truth, the most eye catching object from the dish is the purple cauliflower. It really brighten up the dish. The pomme puree is nice and the veggies are delicious. The pork belly have a great crunchy textures and sweet taste, but I just thought that the pork belly is too dry. 

Tagliata di manzo
Wagyu beef Tagliata, grilled vegetables. 

This tender and juicy beef wagyu is so delicious! I really like the freshness dressing for the steak. This tagliata di manzo served with vegetables on the side. 

Cheesecake & Rum Baba

For the dessert, you can choose two kinds of dessert from the trolley. After you choose them, they will prepare the dish and garnished it on the plate.  The cheesecake from La Luce use a sponge cake as its base. The cheese layer is smooth and delicious.

For the rum baba, La Luce put filling inside the cake. The rum flavor is not too strong, light but very indulging. The cake  is a little dry, but because the filling, it has a beautiful textures.

Chitarra IDR 145,000
Homemade Spaghetti, San Danielle, Cherry tomato and Basil.

Oh, we also tried to order Chitarra. Chitarra is a La Luce's homemade pasta that cut by using a instrument named kitchen guitar. The instrument us a string to cut the pasta. The spaghetti looks a little thicker than it used to be. 

The texture is unique and the taste is so refreshing. I really like the hint of basil that taste so earthy.

Last, after we finished our dish, La Luce serve us a sweet treats with their homemade mini macaroons and cookies. It is really delicious!

Overall, I really amazed with their services. The professionalism of serving is "WOW". The plate is warm, the dishes are served simultaneously all of that is really breathtaking. If you go there in group, La Luce will not let someone left behind. They will served all the dishes is the same time. What a great service.

La Luce is a place that will take your breath away!

Tower C 18 Parc Office Building, Ground Floor.
SCBD Lot 18
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53
Jakarta, 12190

T. +62 21 515 3860
Facebook: La Luce
Twitter: @LaLuceResto

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  1. as usual sweety, i love your review. love your pictures. love everything.