Luciano Restaurant
Luciano Restaurant

Luciano Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lucianorestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 2102230500x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Julio Garcia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer full service catering for any event! Any menu we can create to your liking. Cakes, coffee, and all the linens available as well. Contact Bianca Centofanti at 210-223-0500

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Luciano Restaurant
There are plenty of good Italian restaurants. But
very few combine great food, friendly service and
affordability all in a comfortable family atmosphere.
At Luciano’s, we put them all together, so you can
relax and feel right at home.
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Luciano Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (13)special occasion (12)romantic (11)great for outdoor dining (9)scenic view (9)fit for foodies (8)kid-friendly (5)great for lunch (5)neighborhood gem (5)notable wine list (3)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Verelis
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Would highly recommend this restaurant for the delicious food and friendly and attentive service. Our server whose name I don't know, was so very nice. Our meal was of excellent quality and the dessert cart sold us! Wine list was quite expansive. We enjoyed our table on the outdoor patio overlooking the Riverwalk. Coming at 5:00 meant the noise level was fairlly low and that made our dining experience even nicer. The restaurant just has a really nice ambience. So glad we had the experience. Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Asha
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The bread was delicious, salads fresh and my husband and I shared two main courses which were both fabulous (Gorgonzola chicken and Veal limone). Overall it was a good experience. Our waitress said she was fairly new and wasn't familiar with the wine list, but promptly sent someone over who was. The entrees come with mixed veggies and polenta. My husband does not eat veggies so he asked to exchange for something else and was told he could swap for a side of pasta, but it would be an up charge (which was fine with us). When we got the bill, the up charge price was $4.99.....the same as ordering a completely different side order. I thought that was a bit steep to switch out veggies for pasta, but we didn't complain and paid it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Place, Ambinace
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent food, very prompt service, good location and very affordable. Highly recommend for mid-size groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luciano's is always a 5!
    Strime
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We visit Luciano's at least once and sometimes twice each time we visit San Antonio. Food is great, service is great, and location is near the convention center.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were underwhelmed
    SicilianInCornelius
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had high hopes but were not impressed with the service, choices, food quality or service. OK if you are staying on the Riverwalk and need someplace to grab dinner, but don't expect anything special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    TerriBfromNJ
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had the chance to eat at Luciano's several times during a recent conference - I went the first time because it was convenient, but I returned a second and third time because the food and the service was excellent! From seafood to pasta to chicken, everything was hot and well-prepared. The wait-staff was very friendly and efficient (though a bit harried during the lunch rush). I highly recommend Luciano's for lunch or dinner...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner on the river
    welovewine
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We enjoyed Luciano's for dinner during our family trip to San Antonio. We sat indoors because it was quite warm but the outdoor seating is beautiful and scenic. It is convenient to the river boat tours and the River Center Mall. The food was very good and the kids menu suited our kids (which is sometimes tough to do).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not your typical Italian restaurant
    Teespad
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I am a pasta lover. I especially love fettuccini alfredo with chicken and broccoli. Luciano's is the BEST that I have ever tasted. It was fresh, creamy, and delicious. The service was excellent and the waitress was very efficient. My food was delivered within 15 minutes after ordering. I will definitely eat at this restaurant again especially since there is in Charlotte, NC, which is close to my home.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian
    Gkozbball
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Italian restaurant with some nice paleo options. Everyone walked away satisfied
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Saturday Dinner
    pokeysid
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We stopped here on our way to the Majestic for a show. We were seated promptly and a waiter appeared at almost the same time. Water and bread was brought out quickly and both were refilled as needed. The wine list is extensive and there is something for every budget. We ordered and the food was brought out as we were finishing our first glass of wine. Everything we ordered was prepared very well. Overall it was a very pleasant way to start a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Visting San antonio
    InSA
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Great place in rivercenter mall. Good view and service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sofia
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    In a few words, we ordered 2 pizzas. The cook took them out of the oven but the waiter brought them to us after about 20 minutes. We could see the pizzas remaining there upon the bench. Obviously, when we got our pizzas, they were cooled and the dough was moistened. It could be much better if they have brought them to us immediately, as we didn't have any appetizers in our table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 27 reviews are from the Luciano Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Superb Itallian Food
    Joseph
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner on Sunday evening. James was most attentive without being intrusive, and provided excellent service. The zucchini appetizer was outstanding, the cheese ravioli very good, the pollo gorgonzola was superb.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great dining experience
    Becky
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Luciano's is great for a special occasion or just about any event. The good is excellent and the service is fantastic . The ambiance is elegant but can also be romantic, nice and intimate.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice meal - an almost perfect place
    Frogman
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    There is a door that is located at the opposite end of the restaurant from the main entry that has a high pitched squeak. It must not annoy anyone that works there because it was squeaking last April and it is still squeaking today. There is no sense in this! It is very distracting as it is used by the wait staff all during dinner service. The antipasto salad was again and the lasagna had great flavor. What the lasagna lacked was heat. I know I should have sent it back for a reheat, but I just wanted to get away from that damn door. My wife's shrimp dish was really a treat for the eyes and the palate.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    kristinr
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Richard was our server and did an awesome job! Was very personable and attentive. Table was ready when we arrived, it was an outdoor table overlooking the river and stage area where there was a live band. There really weren't a ton of people around, which made it nicer. The food was great.....we had 8 in our group and everyone said their food was excellent. The weather was perfect, which helped the atmosphere even more enjoyable! The bread that is brought to every table before the meal arrives is amazing! Definitely fresh and tastes wonderful! Desserts looked yummy too, but we were all too full to order any after dinner! Overall, a great experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was Great Service not so much
    ecsmd
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Upon entering the Restaurant we were greeted by the wonderful aroma of Italian spices and food. The hostess didn't welcome us to the restaurant nor did she smile, but she did seat at a lovely table along the window overlooking the Riverwalk. The restaurant was very loud and we had difficulty hearing our conversation. The fresh bread along with the dipping oil and spices were really delicious. We ordered the Pepperoni and Sausage Pizza which arrived in a timely fashion and was perfectly cooked and tasty. However, after the pizza arrived, we never saw the waiter again until I had to get up and track him down for the check. No follow up for drinks or to find out if we enjoyed our food. Didn't even offer us a box for the remaining pizza either.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was average/good. Service
    Buck
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Food was average/good. Service very good and prompt. Fairly noisy even though not crowded.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet dining on the Riverwalk
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Enjoyed a birthday dinner for our daughter's 17th birthday. It's away from the crowds of the main part of the Riverwalk. Food was very good, prices were reasonable for Riverwalk dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Luciano's, better than expected
    TomR
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Luciano's is in a very crowded, touristy indoor mall, right on San Antonio's Riverwalk, and close to the convention center and Marriott Hotel. I went there for a business dinner and was disappointed by the noise level and high level of activity with many families and small children dashing around. The design of the restaurant was pleasant, though. Once we adjusted to the noise level, we thoroughly enjoyed Luciano's. My flounder, done in a Puttanesa style, was delicious. My companion gave her pasta with meat sauce a thumbs up. I'm not a wine connoisseur, but they had bottles at many price points and our mid-pricec selection was very good. We were too stuffed to try the desserts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice on the river walk
    Melvin
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Grant service and sitting outside with music playing in the courtyard was a great treat. A nice diversion from the chains on the riverwalk
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & ambiance sub par svc
    Jeff
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    I took some co-workers here for dinner and the view of the boardwalk was great from our elevated table. We sat there at least 15 minutes before we got something to drink, but the food was fabulous. The service level never did improve. If this restaurant were to invest some time and effort to increase the quality of service, this restaurant would stand out above the rest. At this point I am unsure whether I will go back for a second time. The food was good............
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best part of the meal was the bread
    WingnutVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Turns out Luciano is a chain, a sort of lesser Macaroni Grill. While the warm bread was had an unusually good taste and texture, all of the entrees were bland and the Caesar salad was drowning dressing. Even my son's penne arabiatta had no space at all.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good location poor food
    compty
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    had to wait long periods for service. Food was cold. Bread rolls were tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bread to die for!
    OutOfTowner
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    If you enjoy great food and good service, this is the Italian restaurant for you. Nice selection of menu items in a variety of price ranges. Generous portions and decadent deserts. But fall in love with the warm bread and olive olive served as you sit down. It's addictive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • River Walk Mall
    tras
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised to have such outstanding service at what we thought was going to be a mall restaurant experience. All our meals were hot, well presented and delicious. We completely forgot we were in a mall and enjoying the music and activities on the San Antonio River Walk. Great Italian food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem on the Riverwalk
    LynSpin9
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Being so far away from home I was yearning for some Italian food after three nights of Texas BBQ. What a find! Luciano's was a thorough delight. Food was fabulous, service was good. Setting was perfect. Our waiter had difficulty understanding us (Kentucky and Rhode Island accents) so he had some difficulty getting our orders straight but it all worked out. Would definitely go back next time we're in San Antonio. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine family dinner
    Angela5
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We treated our family to a night at the riverwalk and Luciano' s did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food good service
    Michaema
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    We had dinner there but really did not want much to eat. They have a good selection of pastas, meat and fish. Excellent pizza. All ingredients are fresh. We had a Margerita pizza and the mozzeralla and fresh tomatoes. The dough was magnificent. My son had a fettuccini. It was good but not as good as the pizza. I also thought the portions were a little small for the pasta prices. Not bad though. Ambience is very nice. Table spacing is good and noise level is fairly quiet you can have a conversation at a normal tone of voice and enjoy a very good dinner in a pleasant setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    My family and I went here for a Birthday dinner the other night and we were all blown away by how great the food was. It was our first time going and we'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfies any appetite!
    Marty
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We dined at Luciano's for lunch several years ago and always wanted to go back for dinner. We dined there last weekend with a group of 5 and none of us were disappointed. Our waiter could not have been better and each dish that we sampled was absolutely delicious. We will return next time we visit the Riverwalk in San Antonio!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a so-so experience. Nothing
    JimLab
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Just a so-so experience. Nothing over-whelming here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Great Experience
    Terisita
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We were a party of 10 that ended up being 8. Luciano's placed us in their private room (where other diners also sat). The service, food selections could not have been better. What else could you ask for!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent Italian food
    GenaN
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Needed a restaurant close to the Riverwalk while family was in town for a conference. Luciano's was pretty good, although more Italian-American than authentic Italian. We had a very nice Sicilian syrah. I had a pizza Margherita, baked in a wood-burning pizza oven that was nicely done. My husband had chicken lasagna--tasty, although maybe a little heavy on salt. Not a-typical for most restaurant fare. Two disappointments--the fried ravioli were not as light and crisp as they should be. And the chocolate cannoli was rock-hard. The filling for the cannoli seemed more like a pastry cream than a ricotta filling and lacked flavor. But overall, decent Italian food, and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Willie
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Honestly this place was great. They went out of their way to make us feel at home. The food was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but a little bit too expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    I understand it is a tourist place but I was disappointed when I got the check.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was an elegant and quiet anniversary dinner that we will remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good Italian
    NorthOakCliffVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    If you're in San Antonio and looking for Italian, go to Luciano's. Food is very good, but can be fairly rich (creamy sauces, etc). Service is good and usually no problem getting a table, but if you want outside seating you may have to ask specifically. Outside can be good, but it is also at the end of the Riverwalk near the mall, so expect a lot of noise, especially if the pan flute band is playing to the mall crowd. You can also expect a lot of walking traffic passing the outdoor tables due to the location being in between the mall and the convention center. A good location for lunch just because the convention center is so close.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • San Antonio favorite
    Strime
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Nice, relaxing atmosphere with good food, friendly staff, and easy access for convention visitors. Love the veal scaloppine!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.