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Ristorante Luci

470 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1350
+1 651-699-8258
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible14%
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“tasting menu” (5 reviews)
“corn soup” (2 reviews)
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470 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1350
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Reviewed September 23, 2016

Four of us dined, each having the three-course special. Two had Roasted Chicken with Brussel Sprout Risotto main course, two had Beefsteak & Mushrooms. We all had the Misa Salad to start, followed by a very good Cold Soup. Service was good; the wait staff...More

Thank RetColAF
Reviewed August 12, 2016

I found this little gem of a Resturant over 20 years ago. In venturing with my future son-in-law to St Paul to buy him a suit at Milburn's. Driving through rush hour my mind started to wonder, Where shall we eat ? BOOM ! Why...More

Thank johnnydiamond3
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Located smack dab in the middle of the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul Minnesota, this little cozy restaurant has been serving up fine Italian food for over two decades. Nondescript location on the corner of Cleveland and Randolph Avenues St. Paul. Pasta cooked to...More

Thank t-bonetraveller
Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is my favorite spot in St. Paul. Every meal that I have had here is incredible. My favorite is the mushroom risotto that can't be matched. I think the small space is charming and adds to the overall feeling of authenticity.

Thank Natalie I
Reviewed October 19, 2015

If you want the most authentic Italian possible without actually going to Italy, don't miss Luci or their sister restaurant Luci Ancora. Have been dining here since they opened in the late '80's. The owners spent years living in Italy and have brought their expertise...More

Reviewed March 22, 2015

Ristorante Luci, we found, has been around since 1988 but this was our first dining experience with friends.From the outside it doesn't look like much, but inside it's like walking into a typical family owned restaurant in Italy. The dining room is small, as are...More

Thank fififlies
Reviewed September 10, 2014

The food was excellent, including a salumi/cheese antipasti, to die for creamy squash soup, and my table partner and I both enjoyed a separate primo (pomodoro pasta) and secondo (braised short ribs) that are top shelf in prepartions and tastes. The wine selection was of...More

Thank Michael470
Reviewed June 7, 2014

I can't believe I haven't left a review before now. My apologies to all looking for a great experience. We have dined here often, with friends & as a "Date Night" as husband & wife. Ristorante Luci, along with its sister restaurant Luci Ancora's across...More

Thank ptjohn2
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Luci is a Twin Cities neighborhood jewel, small, friendly, with terrific--and genuine--Italian food. I have enjoyed eating here every so often over the last several years, and marvel at the consistent excellence of the place. The wait staff is very friendly and responsive (on my...More

Thank brad0260
Reviewed March 15, 2014

We love this place. Over the years this has been the best Italian restaurant in the area. Do make it a point to dine at the original location (small and intimate) for the best experience. The new larger building is not my preference. The bread...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
$15 - $40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 470 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1350
  • Public Transportation: Bus routes 87, 74 and 134
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-699-8258
Saint Paul's Original Italian Tasting Menu Cucina | Fresh Pastas, Seasonal Seafoods + Estate Bottled Wines. Enjoy Nightly Tasting Menus in comfortable, quiet elegance with family and friends. Walkin Dining welcome
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