The only redeeming quality about DeLuca's is their ribs. The restaurant is extremely crowded and loud, so it's not a very relaxing place to go.
When it comes to Italian food, it all boils down to the sauce. Their sauce is like a bad combination of cheap, store-bought marinara and ketchup. It's too sweet and made me feel sick after eating it. I would not recommend getting the pasta if you've ever had real, homemade sauce.
I'd never eat in the restaurant. I might order some ribs occasionally for take out, but that's about it.
Best on the West Side.
Detroit is home to scores of "neighborhood Italian" restaurants - family owned, reasonably priced, modestly decorated - that feature unpretentious, delicious Italian-American fare served in an atmosphere of mid-century charm.
De Lucas is no exception. This Warren Rd. landmark has been serving excellent pizza, spaghetti, and veal parm since the 1950s. I'm biased - De Luca's is probably the first pizza I ever ate, and it remains my favorite today (in fact, writing this review just inspired me to order some carry out). It's definitely worth a visit - the best independent pizza on the west side.