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Ristorante Luci

Map & Directions 470 Cleveland Ave. S.
St. Paul, MN 55105
  • Italian
  • Tue-Thu 5pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10:30pm
  • Takeout
  • Beer/Wine
  • Accepted
  • Street


City Pages' Description

Less than 15 tables prove that the best restaurants are often the smallest. The lengthy wine list is a knockout, full of rare Italian varieties, and features good bargains in the house pours. The southern Italian dishes are painstakingly made: pastas are hand-cut, mozzarella is hand-pulled, cheeses and olive oils are of the highest quality (the ravioli is heavenly). All this began when the owners' parents Al and Lucille Smith opened a little spot so they would have somewhere to eat like they did when they were in Italy, but now a generation of epicurean bargain hunters reap the rewards. Reservations are a must, and tables are so near one another you'll be tempted to reach over to your neighbors' plates--but hey, you're not the only one searching for first-date paradiso.

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  • Nicole G. on 01/11/13

    Try the chefs speciality: ask for the spaghetti with fresh tomatoes and basil. Delicious & light. He'll make it, even if it's not listed on the menu.

  • Robert P. on 09/17/11

    Menu changed! Let's hope its still good!

  • Melissa H. on 07/05/09

    Indulge in the garlicky air and be ready to have several courses for a great experience. Pretend you are in Little Italy.

  • Kylie W. on 10/23/11

    Try out our sunny and seasonal menu, inexpensive items, but same great taste and quality we've always offered! Hope to see you soon!

  • Benjamin J. on 03/24/10

    Ancora and Luci are wonderful! Service is beyond compare. Food is more than excellent. Superlative!!!!

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