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Luci Ancora

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2060 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1333 (Cleveland Avenue)
+1 651-698-6889
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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20 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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,... More 

Thank Corrin S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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141 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful experience we had at this family restaurant that serves exquisite organic and farm-to-table food with a real Italian flair (we can say that because we lived in Milan and travelled all through Italy for the last 5 years!). White tablecloths and truly pleasant service along with an ambiance that allowed for good conversation really made the evening... More 

Thank sbh858
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89 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Love, love Luci Ancora. Delicious fresh made entrees and great wine selections. Homemade pastas and unique specials. Don't forget reservations for weekend evenings and try the homemade and wonderful desserts.

Thank nancy0901
Twin Cities
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

We chose this restaurant from the reviews on trip advisor. This is a very nice locally owned, locally sourced restaurant. It has a nice neighborhood feel. Ambience was great for conversation. Waitstaff were attentive and not overbearing or pretentious. We'd recommend this restaurant for a nice Italian dinner.

1 Thank MinnesotaFamily2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Every time I visit St. Paul, I am happy to have dinner at Luci Ancorra, and every time I do, I order the Prezzo Fisso which includes an antipasto, soup or salad, pasta, and either fish or Kobe beef entree. I've never been disappointed and never walked away hungry. The antipasto and fish are chefs choice daily while the salads,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu/fresh sheet!! I personally recommend courses, so you can taste everything! Warm fresh-baked crusty bread with butter, caesar salad with homemade dressing..to die for (I like with extra anchovies), salmon (any fish you order will melt in your mouth), butternut squash ravioli...yum, finish off with gelato or chocolate flourless cake with coffee... More 

1 Thank Sonya B
Hudson, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

My wife and I went to try Luci Ancora on great reviews from friends. We went on a Tuesday evening and did the tasting menu. Each course was wonderful. The chicken liver pate was out of this world. Wish I could of taken a batch home. My wife had the tuna and I did the locally raised steak. Both were... More 

Thank 909david
Eagan, Minnesota
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2015

We attend an annual event here, and it is the high point of our dining-out year. This family-run restaurant is the perfect antidote to the run-of-the-mill chain places that dominate the suburbs. Each course shows the personal touch of the chef. We would particularly recommend the butternut squash ravioli and the crème brulee. This is the definite place to go... More 

Thank JRDEagan_Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Twice, I have been in Italy eating a so-so meal and wished I was at Luci - this place is that good. Simple, wholesome Italian food that is always more than the sum of its parts. This is a family run place where every dish tastes of the love and joy that is put into making it. The people are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2060 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1333
    (Cleveland Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-698-6889
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?