Luce Ristorante E Enoteca

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
Founded in 2006, Luce is a local favorite featuring many traditional dishes. Flavors which often bring our guests back to their best memories of Italian specialties.



My goal for this restaurant to create a warm environment for all guests that is typical of a true Italian heritage.



Our menu consists of many Buonincontri family recipes and recipes brought back from travel to Italy.



Fresh fish, meats and produce expound throughout Luce's offerings and a focus on the finest ingredients are what make Luce special.



House made Gnocchi, Italian rice balls and homemade Mozzarella are just a few examples our passion for the finest Italian food.The word Enoteca means wine library. The walls of the entire restaurant are covered with wine bottles as you would expect books to cover the walls of a library. Wine is a very important part of an experience at Luce, with over 125 choices from our wine list available to you.
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OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit but will definitely not be our last! We went for the Osso Bucco but enjoyed much more! The fresh halibut special paired with Osso Bucco was a luscious surf and turf! Our waiter, Ross, was friendly and knowledgeable about the food, wine, service, and history of the restaurant! It was a delightful dining experience on the covered patio!! We will most certainly return to discover more deliciousness!

S
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food very mediocre!!

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H
San Antonio
33 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Have been there for lunch many times; always good.

NE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was looking for place to take a few colleagues for Italian food. Reviews looked good so figured we would give it a try. Wow is all I can say. The menu had so many options didn't know where to start. All of the food was great - pizza appetizer, meatballs and sausage pinwheel were amazing. Chicken Scarpariello with vegetable risotto was off the hook!!! As a New Yorker I have high standards and this place knocked it out of the park!!! Will be back in town in December - cant wait to dine there again

RM
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal venue with this eatery. Our server, Kailey, was on top of her game. The martinis were icy, appetizers scrumptious and the food was fabulous. They have outdoor seating for the fall weather. Kudos to Joe! Great job bringing some ambiance and class to a San Antonio stop for good food with excellent service.

Ryan McClure

OT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for their fabulous happy hour which is in my opinion the best in town! Great food and great service!

R
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was outstanding. I had the snapper with black ink squid orzo and it was outstanding. They allowed us to bring in a birthday cake since we were celebrating a birthday and even provided the candle and plates and dessert forks. It is a very quiet setting making it easy to catch up with friends.

BE
San Antonio
69 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Really disappointed in the menu. Nothing on the lighter side. Big portions though. But it will be a long ie before we go back.

r
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. My only complaint was that the pesto sauce was very wayery and bland. The special halibut was excellent. Tje rice balls were excellent.

k
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very creative and well execute menu! Only reco would be to cut down on the salt in the otherwise impeccable grilled salmon over hummus kitchen were very willing to accommodate and he loved it!

JE
San Antonio
37 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe has a fantastic restaurant. Go and eat at Luce

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in town for lunch and excellent service!

KM
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Luce and had our favorite waiter - Alex in the bar area. Food was wonderful and Alex gave us great service as usual. We only come once or twice a year as we live in Montana and just relatives in San Antonio. Luce is a great little jewel for Italian food.

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ownership is unbelievable!! Love this place!

WI
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a fine dining experience. Thanks Joe and the gang!

AO
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Too expensive for the quality of the food. A $30 dollar dish with better flavor can be found elsewhere for $20 or less. The wine super expensive. Found the day after the entire bottle of the wine I ordered for $12 and I paid $16 for the quartino.

E
San Antonio
37 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the bar area a great place to enjoy a bottle of wine and pizza and people watch... Everyone was very friendly , we will go back

A
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was perfect. The waiter was personable, accommodating, attentive and happy. The food was delicious with the portions being more than expected. To top off the experience, the chocolate martini for dessert was fantastic.

BB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner for our family of 12 was to celebrate a 48th wedding anniversary. We were in a private room that worked out very well since we had a 4ur old and 7yr old in the party. Noise level was very low, service from Kaili(sp) was excellent. Food was amazing with the exception of the cannoli for dessert which was too lemony. Having been raised in northern NJ with a 1st generation Italian Mom, I tend to be very picky with my Italian food.

JL
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We frequently visit Luce because the food and the people are both enjoyable.

LA
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time for all of us to eat at Luce and it was a total hit with the group. We all ordered off the culinaria menu, there were so many choices that everyone found something that they loved! We will definitely be back.

E
San Antonio
37 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu selection, staff very friendly and open, we will be back

OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We we’re first and only people dinnng at 4pm, seemed like a little bru-haha about where we were seated by hostess. Seemed to have all staff there, so not sure what problem was, but soon after we were taken care of by a nice young man who took very good care of us. All A+ after that.

j
San Antonio
42 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

After some sub optimal experiences at Luce and a few years time, we decide to give it another try. It is a pretty restaurant, but noisy. Our appetizers (Caesar salad, Mussels) were good with a generous portion of mussels in a spicy tomato sauce. However, the entrees were definitely sub-par. Our halibut was overcooked and the NY Strip steak was a little tough and not very tasty. Desserts--lemon sorbet and a chocolate cake with ice cream--were as expected/average. The wine--recommended by the sommelier--wasn't worth the $60.
Nothing was terribly wrong, but then again nothing was particularly special.

DH
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great experience. Had a wonderful time.

B
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there 3 times over last few months. Food and service were great each time and we kept coming back. We used to go there once every 5-6 months. We liked it but there are a lot other restaurants we like as well. Recently, it became our favorite Italian restaurant. Although it was good before, it seems like somewhat better food and service last few times. Keep up the good work.
Badr

OT
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went for my wife’s 50th birthday celebration. While my wife and FIL thought their meals were very tasty, I was less impressed with the vegetarian risotto. My dish was on the bland side with the rice being more watery than creamy. I asked for the “expensive” mushrooms to be added To the carrots and spinach. I was expecting Cremini, oyster, or portobello, not white button mushrooms that were presented in my dish. I’ll be willing to give it another try but, if given a choice on Italian, would most likely choose elsewhere for the price and food quality.

ZR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So far the best Italian flavors right here in San Antonio

KO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Fantastic atmosphere and attentive friendly knowledgeable staff. Joe and Alice are the BOMB. Great wine selection and fantastic prices. Seriously you must eat here you’ll be obsessed!

E
San Antonio
37 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was are third visit and the food and service was excellent.. we brought friends and they lv the food and location

OT
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service.

k
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a birthday dinner for my friend. Everyone had a great time.

GS
San Antonio
75 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual

DB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

This was my second time here. I don’t know if they changed management or cooks, the food was subpar and not worth the cost.

E
San Antonio
37 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service and easy parking area. Great place to meet friends for drinks r dinner

DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary and Birthday Celebration,

After I booked on OpenTable, I called the restaurant, because I wanted a particular menu for our celebrations. Spoke to Alice -she is wonderful. I told her the menu I wanted and she immediately had it personalized and printed.

When we arrived at Luce Ristorante E Enoteca, Alice greeted us and made us feel at home.

We had a very relaxing family celebration dinner.

Thank you Alice and staff.

David

LL
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine & generous portion for the cost. The food was wonderful and there are diverse selections. Dessert was sublime!

H
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always good, never had a bad meal. Feel like I am back in Italy!

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is always great with excellent service. I can’t believe it took so long for us to eat here. Regret not trying this restaurant sooner.

SM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet lunch date. Gnocchi and lasagna were excellent!

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