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Luce Ristorante E Enoteca

510 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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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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Luce will cater your special event. Either pick up service or full off-site service is available.
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Cross street
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 510 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food and great service. Really nice restaurant.

OscarA (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
3.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined 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.

Don119 (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Wait staff excellent. A bit noisy. Coffee outstanding.

Reddy (San Antonio)
3.0  Dined 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.

VincentMarkMusic (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Heavier crowd than usual and loud.

vipDave (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Really great food. The waiter was polite and helpful.

Foodiesforsure (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
3.0  Dined 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

SlowpoketheCruiser (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
2.0  Dined 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.

vipAndrew (Austin)
2.0  Dined 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.

AuntTabby (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined 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.

GLong (San Antonio)
1.0  Dined 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.

Charlene (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined 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.