Ahaunt for lovers of cocktails and fine Italian cuisine, De Luca has been a mainstay destination for Jakarta’s hobbyist bar hoppers. Located right at the Palm Gate of the idyllic and elegant Plaza Senayan, De Luca invites casual patrons with its cool classic European vibe, delicious handcrafted cocktails and rustic Italian comfort food.
A long stretch of marble bar top occupies the heart of the establishment, accompanied by chic bar stools for patrons who are keen to be seated close to the action. Banks of racks brimming with a variety of limited-edition spirits and a selection of mixers occupy the back of the bar. First-timers getting acquainted are urged to browse the list of De Luca’s specialty cocktails – a mixture of classic cocktails with inventive flair courtesy of the bar’s head mixologist Robby, winner of Diageo and Belvedere martini week. Lovers of Italian food can enjoy classic trattoria fare such as pizzas and pastas. For purists, the margherita is a must-order dish – a classic tomato, buffalo mozzarella and basil pairing on a crisp house-made pizza. For pasta, the penne with wood-smoked scallop and lettuce comes highly recommended.