Luce Ristorante E Enoteca

4.6
911 Reviews
$30 and under
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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DonnaM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dinner. We were met at the door immediately. We had a reservation and some of our party was already there, so there was no wait. Gabe, our waiter was attentive and did not rush us. We ordered off the restaurant week menu. The portions were large and all our dinners were excellent. This was our first visit and we will be back!

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MamaS
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything-atmosphere, service, food-1st visit and we will return👍

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server George. Wonderful menu it was hard to decide which to get! We enjoyed Osso Buco and lamb chops. Joe came and introduced himself and we really really enjoyed the super Tuscan wine that he selected for us.
Great outside patio with a fireplace and heaters, I’m glad it wasn’t too full in the restaurant to feel spacially comfortable and I love the private room.
Decorated nicely, music not too loud & loved ceiling height. Great wine selection & Joe very knowledgeable.
We’ll be back soon.

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PhilipM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite Italian Restaurant because the food is excellent and very affordable. We've never encountered discourteous staff plus they take care of our veterans with a discount. Staff is always helpful and serve with a smile. Their wine menu is also excellent and well priced. Thanks, Joe and your entire staff! Happy New Year!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mussels were fantastic! Great service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Daughters birthday

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vipJesusG
San Antonio
24 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice ambiance and setting, good value

JM
vipJoeMel
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Luce. The food is delicious whether we order Italian dishes or seafood. We even ordered meatballs and pinwheel sausage to go so we could enjoy them next day!

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Guido
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu selection was fantastic. As usual our waiter, Ross, was attentive and courteous. The only noise came from our group of 12!!!

One customer complained to me when I was on the way to the ladies room that the cigar smoke from my husband's cigar was bothering her. I reminded her that smoking was permitted on the patio. And then she cursed at me.

My husband and i are regular customers at Luce and have hosted several events and have never been disappointed.

Congratulations to Joe and his staff!!!!

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JohnO
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was amazing. Service ok and we were rushed because our reservation was for 8pm. They said the kitchen needed to leave and we needed to place our order. It was on their timing, not ours.

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vipWinelover
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour at Luce never lets us down. The pizzas are incredible, the meatballs are awesome, the calamari is crispy and cooked perfectly, the shrimp is wonderful...I could go on and on. Luce is the first place I suggest for a romantic dinner in the restaurant or fun with friends in the bar. Say hi to Joe and his team while you are there - they are the best!

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PinkieSue
San Antonio
35 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a Christmas celebration with a good friend and loved the food and service; had the 4 course fixed price meal and the sea bass was excellent! Ross was our waiter and did an outstanding job!

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MelindaH
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Christmas office party for 2021 so it was a busy night. We were seated on time and got our drinks settled. The service was a little erratic due to how busy the restaurant was but it turned out ok. There was still a pandemic menu so some of my favorites were not on the menu. Everyone had a great time!

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Patrice
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best happy hour in Sn Antonio. The staff is great and very friendly. The meatballs and italian susage are superb. We go there for every special occasion and always r3commend it to our friends.
Patricia Ranalli

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vipTomL
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food, as always.

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jamesb
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place to eat. It was my first time there. Food was good and service was good. We had a reservation when they opened at 4 pm and we were gone by 4:40. It was just my wife and I for dinner. Prices are a little high. For two people it was $75- two entrees and one bar drink. I am not sure if it was the manager but she came over to check on us and we were thanked for our business when we left.

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RickM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food atmosphere and service is excellent. I recommend Luce

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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firelikewind
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving lunch was not a disappointment. Everyone enjoyed their meals both from the special menu and the regular menu. Will return.

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VladimirP
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

DJ
DaveJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome space, impeccable service, excellent meal. This will become a regular stop!

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vipTaylors34th
San Antonio
64 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice Italian restaurant, great menu with outdoor patios. Veal and seafood were superb.

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vipDaddyo
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Nice quality Italian restaurant located in the Strand.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

They are playing it fast & loose with Italian words that have been used for centuries. The food isn’t particularly bad it’s just not what it says on the menu. Maybe that bothers you (probably more likely if you are familiar with Italian) and maybe it doesn’t.

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vipraulnicolasybarraysunza
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Se anuncia como comida tradicional italiana pero sabe como si fuera de cadena. La pasta no la sirven al dente, lástima, pues tienen buenos ingredientes. La carta de vinos es muy buena. Pero en general, estando en la zona del River Center, no valió la pena el viaje de 25 minutos.

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IleeneL
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, ambience. What more could you ask for?

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was our second attempt. We were not sure if maybe some ingredients were left out or not on the first try, so we tried again.

If we ever go back, it will (Only) be because of my wife's like of the wine they have. Nothing more.

On virtually (All) of their sauce seasonings / flavorings, the food tasted as though the sauce came straight out of a can. Way below par.....both visits.

Bottom line; The Appetizers are not worth the money and the main courses are just as bad in taste and value. Not going back.

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CarmenR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Over price and the dishes were net made right, at least the risotto wasn’t.

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FredD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zane a great server Osso Bucio to die for, can’t wait to go back next time in San Antonio

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JenC
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Service, atmosphere and drinks were excellent. Entree I wasn’t crazy about but I may not have selected the best thing for me on the menu. My husband loved his though!

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vipGrandmaShirl
San Antonio
85 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a lovely dinner on the patio.

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RickM
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place great service with great food
We are Repeat customers

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vipJames
San Antonio
63 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Very good food in a wonderful setting.
We were given the option of outside (terrace) or inside seating. Inside was very nice.
Service was spotty, our waiter had no idea how to pour wine, nor did he understand that someone would desire to taste the wine prior to serving the wine.
The salads and/or soup came out piecemeal with the some diners finishing the salad before the rest of us even had our soup.

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AdriL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate my birthday and had a wonderful time. Our server Zane was very professional, attentive, and knowledgeable. The food was delicious, and I found a new cocktail, the Polish Mule which was delicious. I will definitely come back to Luce's. Would be a great date night spot also.

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OpenTable Diner
31 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been to Luce since they closed at the beginning of the pandemic. It was great as usual. They still had their classic dishes and drinks.

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Dave
San Antonio
58 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite Italian restaurants in town! The food and service were excellent. Highly recomended!

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JimV
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Luce is a must whenever we make it back to town! Joe is the best! The restaurant & staff are wonderful. Start with the meatballs & the pizza!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luce was absolutely great in service and energy, the employees were so nice. Great staff overall. Plus the place is just so beautiful and nicely clean. Big space as well! The adult drinks were on point. Food was great! I had my birthday dinner there and it was the best birthday dinner I ever have!

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Luce Ristorante E Enoteca is rated 4.6 stars by 911 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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