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“True chef-prepared dishes, always excellent”
Review of Luci Ancora

Luci Ancora
Ranked #87 of 951 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: US$18 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Cleveland Avenue
Description: Italian Cucina featuring Nightly Tasting Menus and a la carte dining in comfortable elegance. Pre-show dinner favorite among theatre goers, enjoy fresh pastas, seasonal fish, and estate bottled wines from 50+ producers. Best business lunch in the neighborhood. Visit our website for up to date menu and special event details!
Reviewed June 8, 2017

We've eaten here many times - it is our favorite place especially for the fact that the chef is always happy to accommodate special requests for dietary restrictions, and their ad lib creations have been wonderful.

The ambiance and decor is not the most romantic or special, so you may be surprised at the higher prices and high quality service. We just tune out everyone else and enjoy the well-prepared dishes.

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Reviewed May 22, 2017

We had dinner there with another couple on a Saturday night. Our table was available within minutes of us arriving, the service was wonderful, and the wine list adequate and reasonably priced. The atmosphere was friendly and just the right noise level; decor was spartan but fine. The ciabatta bread was good. The salads (they even had anchovies!) and entree's were tasty, but not very much of either. Two adults (neither of which are huge eaters) split the large caesar salad and both commented that it should have been a little larger; the spaghetti entree was the same way - tasty but small. Come on . . . for $90 for 2 people shouldn't we at least be full? Four of us split a piece of chocolate caramel tort that was very good. Bottom line is that it's a nice neighborhood place, but not exceptional.

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Reviewed May 11, 2017

the food is pretty good, what there is of it. be forewarned the portions are small.
the prices are on the high side. service is ok to good. parking can be difficult
though they do have their own small lot. minneapolis st. paul is not known for
its italian restaurants but this one is ok or average at best.

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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited for a date night, as we live only a few blocks away. The staff were great, and we felt very welcome. The atmosphere is quaint and warm, and we felt very comfortable at our romantic table by the window.

The chef's tasting menu was suggested since it was our first time. It included several courses, all of which were awful. By the end of the meal, my husband and I were cracking jokes about this being our worst culinary experience to date (especially considering we spent $85).

To be fair, this could have just been a fluke. If we return, we very well could end up enjoying the food; but it's hard to bring ourselves to invest time and money at the worst restaurant we've ever been to. Not worth the risk.

2  Thank Corrin S
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

The service and food have always been excellent (with the exception of many of the soups - tend to be too salty for my taste).

Thank Susan B
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