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.
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).
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!
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.
Great food and great service. Really nice restaurant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wait staff excellent. A bit noisy. Coffee outstanding.
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.
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.
Heavier crowd than usual and loud.
We had a great time as usual at Luce and Silvia took great car of us as always. Thanks!
A fantastic find! First time diner but definitely intend to go back again.
Really great food. The waiter was polite and helpful.
Always great food and exceptional service! The polpettone di carne con ricotta is delicious!
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
Fine meal, great wine, and well served: everything we wanted and nothing we did not.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Came for Thanksgiving. Super tight
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.
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!
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.
Best lamb and Gorgonzola gnocchi ever.
My wife is gluten & dairy intolerant. Our waiter, Adam, was amazing and checked in with the chef and the owner, Joe, and came up with a great alternative for my wife, serving Chicken Marsala, with corn meal coating for the chicken batter. Needless to say, she was in heaven. Personally, I'm a linguini and clams fanatic. This dish was by far the best linguini and clams I've ever tasted. Loved the soft lighting and the friendly staff. Very romantic for our date night. We will DEFINITELY be back!
Priced for elegant dining but unfortunately did not deliver. My guest’s chicken Marsala was sour tasting and service was amateurish.
More and more tables seem to be squeezed into the existing space and hordes of customers were attacking buffet pans on the patio. They were the diners who seemed to be obtaining the service not us. Expensive but with no relationship to the poor food and the unprofessional service.
Amazing Experience. Excellent value
Food is always delicious and fresh. Service exceptional.
Luce has been one of my favourite places for business lunches, meeting friends, birthday lunches. This recent lunch was one where there were several disappointments with food items. I plan to discuss these with manager & hope that the problems an be resolved.
In general, our visit was great -- Luce always brings a complimentary dessert for the Birthday Person & it came also on this occasion & was great
Been there many times -- like it for meeting with friends, for business lunches, for celebrations. Their lunch menu is very good in selections offered, value for cost, presentation. Staff is always friendly & helpful. Kitchen is very good at filling special requests or making minor/modest modifications
Great service and delicious food. Waiter made special suggestion for my husband's dietary needs and all was delicious. We'll return soon😊
Manager rude when I preferred waiter NOT take my iPhone to "the back" to process Groupon.
(I was not comfortable with someone taking my phone out of my sight for security reasons)
Manager (possibly it was the owner) insinuated he would not accept Groupon otherwise. Eventually did, when I allowed him to "hold" my phone when he asked me very condescendingly if he could at least hold it.
We will never return.
Excellent service and great food. Very nice ambience with extensive menu and wine list.
I always love a fresh marinated seafood salad
The halibut special with risotto was excellent. The meatballs with pasta and marinara was delicious and a very generous portion. Thanks Joe for an excellent meal!
We had a lovely evening! This was our 2nd time there and we celebrated our anniversary at the same restaurant we got engaged and it’s like we never left! We had great service and champagne on the house, it was the sweetest way to remember our sweet moment. Thank you to the owner and staff we will be back!
Although I have dine at Luce in the past, this time, the menu item I ordered was too salty.
They changed it for another one, but basically, the same on salt.