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Luce Ristorante E Enoteca

4.4
525 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Notable Wine List
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am- 2:00pm



Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(210) 561-9700
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joseph Buonincontri
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Catering
Luce will cater your special event. Either pick up service or full off-site service is available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
IH10
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 525 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Best Happy Hour menu in San Antonio. Great wine list. Hoping to return soon.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had great service from a personable server and the food exceeded our expectations!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Luce’s Was amazing! I am gluten free and they were very accommodating. I got the pizza and it was to die for! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Amazing food and outstanding service! Luce does not disappoint. Thank you, we had a great evening!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Food was good and reasonable portion for lunch. Presentation was good. Friendly environment.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were met in a very friendly manner with awareness of food allergies. A very nice dinner with outstanding food and service!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We enjoyed our Easter three-course dinner. Server was courteous and friendly. Each entree was timed perfectly.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Since the restaurant was cold, we opted for outside. Due to someone smoking and their loud conversation, we asked if we could move inside. We were reseated immediately in a very cordial way. The air was then adjusted and the meal was very good for our family.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Service was very professional. Every bite was very delicious (all 4 of us agreed). The wine was totally awesome!! Every special occasion deserves such a celebratory meal!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was amazing and I will definitely be back!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Middle of the road Italian - red sauces on pastas identical to one another with some add in differences. A number of better choices for Italian in San Antonio (Il Sogno, Nonna, etc).

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Luce is a great place to enjoy dinner and happy hour. Have been there several times and food is always superb. Need to compliment our server, Rachel. She was very attentive, courteous, and friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Luce is a great option for an area of San Antonio that is mostly populated with chain restaurants (I-10 nw corridor)- service is friendly and food is consistently good. Also is a GREAT value at HH for food (bar HH food cannot be beat).

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Luce is a gem in town. Great indoor dining room, beautiful outdoor patio, cozy and friendly bar and the best food and service. The owner, Joe, is always so welcoming and accommodating, and all the servers take great care of the customers. The food is consistently fresh and tasty. The ambience, food and service is what keeps us going back. Highly recommend this beautiful restaurant!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great date spot. Little on the high end of italian but I’ve been a few times and it was always great service and great food. Great atmosphere too and not loud so you can talk to you date.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food and great service. Really nice restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent service, the waiter was available and quick to respond to any questions we had about the menu and the wine list, very knowledgeable. We were seated right away and were made comfortable and special.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was good, ambience was also fantastic. Very European style eating, tables only 2 feet apart from others (something I’m a fan of btw, but some may not be). Would love to go back.

Now it was Valentine’s Day, so I want to give Luce a second chance. Obviously the location was packed, and they had a special Valentine’s Day menu. My Fiancé ordered from this menu and food while “very tasty” was a bit cold.

Our waitress was very nice and pleasant, very helpful for tips on the menu as well. Yet, she did disappear for a large portion of the evening. The Valentine’s Day special included a dessert, which we had to request to be brought to us.

Again place is very nice and cozy, but maybe the Valentine’s Day event made them a bit overwhelmed. I will return to give them another shot though.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent food, Beautiful decor, good service, reasonably priced. Only thing off was the giant sheets of butcher paper covering the table cloths. Hearing the wait staff crumple up a 4 ft square sheet of paper after clearing each table was an unnecessary distraction from an otherwise pleasant experience.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a table of 5 to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The Caesar salad was delicious and the Shrimp in Lemon Sauce was superb. Excellent service and good ambiance. I had requested a quiet spot and we were right in the middle of the busy room. I know that quiet is hard to come by in most successful restaurants on a Friday night but I wish acoustics were given more attention. All in all, we had a wonderful meal at a consistently good restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Wait staff excellent. A bit noisy. Coffee outstanding.

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3.0Dined on February 5, 2018

The dish I ordered was so salty that I could only eat about 25% of the meal. If I go back I will definitely request they leave off the salt.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful ambience, service was a little slow. The mussels were perfect, but having lived in Italy for over 3 years I can tell you this was not real risotto. It was simply white rice with a few chopped vegetables in it. Everything else was great. Very nice wine list, and a nice romantic evening over all.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Heavier crowd than usual and loud.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

We had a great time as usual at Luce and Silvia took great car of us as always. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

A fantastic find! First time diner but definitely intend to go back again.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Really great food. The waiter was polite and helpful.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Always great food and exceptional service! The polpettone di carne con ricotta is delicious!

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3.0Dined on January 18, 2018

This restaurant used to be one of my favorites but recently the food and service has gone downhill. There’s nothing wrong with mediocre Italian food except when you’re paying $20+ a plate. Switch out your chef and get back to caring about the details

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Fine meal, great wine, and well served: everything we wanted and nothing we did not.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We had New Year’s Eve dinner here and I would classify it as average. We were seated at a table near a “secret” door which appeared to be an office and people kept going in and coming out. Every time they went by we had to move because the table is immediately in front of this door. We requested to move and they moved us to another table; all was fine until a waiter came to grab a bottle of wine that was immediately above our table and this happened twice until a manager came and grabbed several bottles of wine. Needless to say, our dinner was filled with interruptions which made it very unpleasant.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Decent value; very inconsistent. Soup appetizer seemed it was canned Campbell's.

Ordered 2 filets medium rare. One was medium well, the other was extremely rare and bloody. Despite poor consistency flavors were good. Some redeeming factors: lobster was prepared perfectly and dessert was superb.

Overall not worth revisiting.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Very nice of the Luce staff to serve Christmas Eve dinner. I wish the fish had been better prepared but the shrimp risotto was delicious as was the salad.

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1.0Dined on December 9, 2017

I don't know if it was just an off night or if there is new management and a new chef on board but the food was terrible. I've eaten there before and it was quite nice. I ordered a soup and salad that night. The salad was ok but nothing memorable but the soup was inedible. Pasta and fagioli "soup" was pasta swimming in tomato sauce that tasted exactly like plain tomato sauce straight out of a can. I sent it back. We asked the waiter two different times to bring more lemon for our water and he obliged, bringing back cut lemon slices he'd thrown in a paper napkin. I'm not kidding. Who does that??? We won't be back.

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

The special for the day was a flounder fillet with lemon-butter sauce over a bed of vegetable risotto. Fabulous! Everyone raved about their food.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Came for Thanksgiving. Super tight

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We dined at Luce and sat on the patio to enjoy their special Thanksgiving dinner which was surprisingly priced very reasonably at $26.95. They also had great discounts on bottles of wine so we had two of a very nice Italian white wine. The turkey portion was very generous and the sides were what you would expect, stuffing, sweet potato and vegetables, it also included a big salad, home made bread with dried tomato butter and a herb butter and pumpkin pie for dessert. One of our group opted for pasta and seafood and said it was delicious wIth lots of mussels. Our waiter, Noah, was great and added to the enjoyment of the afternoon. The patio at Luce is lovely and we were lucky that the day was warm enough to sit outside.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

I had the salmon with greens. I asked the size of the salmon and was told “about 7 oz”. It was very thin, over cooked and was barely 4 oz. the dish was ok, but would have been much better with less salt and a larger, thicker piece of salmon.
Had cappuccino at end of meal... best ever!

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

The wife and I went for the Thanksgiving special. We sat outside next to the fireplace, which was quiet and comfortable. The food was good. The wine was good. The service was good. The ambiance both inside and outside was nice, with interesting artwork on the inside. Having lived in Italy before, I cannot validate the authenticity of their menu yet, but I will definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

Best lamb and Gorgonzola gnocchi ever.

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