Tanti Luce 221
Better Than ItalianFrom reception to paying the bill, our evening was completely enjoyable. The service was excellent with a very good knowledge of the wine list, specials and recommendations. The Portobello mushroom starter was cooked well and seasoned beautifully with plenty of veggies to accompany it and increase the flavor.
The Halibut entré was done to perfection - light, flakey, wonderful seasoning. The bed of risotto amplified the flavor of the fish. My wife's Polenta with sauteed veggies was superb. She asked for it without the Brussel Sprouts as their taste would overpower the delicate polenta. She was most pleased and satisfied with the selection. Our dessert of Strawberry Cheesecake was light and flavorful without overstuffing full stomachs.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFifth TimeWe've dined at Tanti Luce a few times and each was memorable. The ambience is very peaceful, pleasant, relaxing. It has not been crowed, which is surprising for such a fine restaurant. I would rate it with Santa Fe's best; The Compound, SantaCafe, Geronimo.
The food and service are exceptional.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMenu was interesting. I hadMenu was interesting. I had buffalo short ribs with truffled mashed potatoes and a Barolo sauce, which was excellent. Two of my dining companions had seared scallops with a pesto sauce that they loved. We were here in the shoulder season, so the restaurant was not busy. So we may not have had a good indication of the noise level or of how the service will be on a busy night. But our server was charming and efficient. I would recommend giving it a try.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe weren't overly wowed byWe weren't overly wowed by the food, although it was perfectly fine, but would still give this restaurant another try. It was a particularly slow night and while that makes it pleasant (not too noisy), it can also sometimes mean the food isn't as good as it might be on a busier night. The service was excellent and it's a pretty restaurant with a nice little patio (if you choose).4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentMy companion and I had a superb dinner and excellent and unobtrusive, but excellent service. We will come again!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food! I love theExcellent food! I love the pork tenderloin. The cream of mushroom soup was delicious.
The cocktail menu was interesting. I had a Salad in a Glass. This was the best cocktail that I have ever tasted. It tasted exactly like a salad in a glass.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis an up and coming restaurant.This an up and coming restaurant. Salads are beautifully presented - especially the beet salad. The main courses were done to perfection - the pork loin and the paella. There is some extra kick to the paella that makes it one of the best in the area. Wine options are plentiful. When the server could not answer a question about the wine out came the executive chef in a couple of minutes to provide all of the necessary information. All in all, a lovely evening.2/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile Christmas Eve can beWhile Christmas Eve can be challenging for many restaurants, Tanti Luce created a warm atmosphere and the food was very good. Service was attentive and timely. Would recommend both the petite fillet and the pork with the molasses sauce.12/24/2012 12:00:00 AM