In 1984 John & Kathy Lucchese made a lifelong dream a reality and opened a small Italian Sandwich Shop on Main Street in downtown Elkhart.
As the business continued to grow, John and Kathy outgrew that small Sandwich Shop. They stayed in downtown Elkhart and moved into a larger restaurant on East Jackson Street. With this move, they were able to expand into a full dine-in restaurant with homemade baked goods and deli items.
In April of 2006, we decided to make the move to our current location on County Road 17. This location has allowed us to have a full bar, banquet room, and a bigger kitchen to better serve our customers.
You will still find John and Kathy at the restaurant. John and his siblings make the delicious homemade meatballs on Tuesday mornings. Kathy will be greeting our customers on Friday and Saturday night.
The restaurant is currently managed by Michele (John and Kathy’s daughter), Frank and Tonja (cousins), and Marissa (Michele’s daughter). Everyone takes an active role whether it’s in the front of the house or the back end that preps the delicious homemade food.
Our customers can enjoy dine-in services, carry out, full bar service, a private banquet room. As well as we can cater to your next event (big or small). Lucchese’s… Where you enter as customers but leave as Friends. Salute!