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Luce Ristorante E Enoteca

509 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 509 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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

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 10, 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.

4.0  Dined on February 9, 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 4, 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 4, 2018

Heavier crowd than usual and loud.

vipDave (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 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 25, 2018

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