About Luce Ristorante E Enoteca

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.

11255 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, TX 78230
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am- 2:00pm



Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
IH10

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(210) 561-9700

Website:
http://lucesanantonio.com/

Catering:
Luce will cater your special event. Either pick up service or full off-site service is available.

Executive Chef:
Joseph Buonincontri

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

Luce Ristorante E Enoteca Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.4

ambience

4.4

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4.3

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
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Neighborhood Gem (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Casual (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Romantic (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (San Antonio)·Dined a day ago

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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 (San Antonio)·Dined 7 days ago

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!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Amazing Experience. Excellent value

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food is always delicious and fresh. Service exceptional.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great service and delicious food. Waiter made special suggestion for my husband's dietary needs and all was delicious. We'll return soon😊

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food mediocre
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.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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!

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

We went to Luce for my husband's birthday and we enjoyed every minute! Our waiter was attentive and had a great sense of humor . We will be back soon! ... and the wind list was super!!!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everyone in our group was very pleased with their dinner. Halibut with seafood risotto special of the day was excellent! Our waitress provided fast, friendly service and was very accommodating to special requests. The menu ranges from pizza to creative entrees including many traditional Italian favorites expertly prepared. They also have a nice selection for kids. We greatly enjoyed dining at Luce and will repeat again soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Starting prices of entree's were to high. Lowest average entree was $23.
My wife had butternut squash ravioli, consisting of eight small ravioli and cost was $23 solo. However, I had the chicken marsala with a generous portion of mushrooms and risotto.
Overall, food was good.
Will I go again, not unless then reconsider some of their prices.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 14, 2017

While we thought the food was good (my husbands entire family is Italian), the service was unbelievably slow. We had to ask for a bread basket and waited an eternity for him to remove our entrees after eating. Finally, a server for another table passed by and cleared our plates, another server put our leftovers in a box. Our server had just disappeared. He finally brings us our check and my husband informed him that we weren't finished and asked for dessert menu. When he brought me the gelato, it was partially melted. We observed that the other servers were wonderful and we dont know if ours just had a bad nite or what. It was a week nite and restaurant was only 1/3 full. We'd love to go back but only if we knew we'd get another server!

Tags: Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Had been a while since my husband and I have been to Luce. So glad we had a chance to go again. Wonderful Italian cuisine, great atmosphere, extensive wine list and attentive service. Will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Another great experience at Luce. Highly recommended! Food and service were great!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Break in the weather made for an excellent happy hour on the patio.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The restaurant served some courtesy meatballs first that were as good as I make at home. I had the lamb which was a generous portion and cooked to my liking. The Caesar salad was not noteworthy but still tasty as salads go. My friends had Lasagna which they said was top shelf and would be back for more! all in all very good with good service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Some of the best Italian cuisine in the city! I will definitely be back!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 21, 2017

As always, we hd a very good experience all around. Keep up the good work, the consistency of service and food preparation

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 8, 2017

First time trying out restaurant but not my last. First class all the way. Excellent job!!!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Luce has always been one of my favorite San Antonio Italian spots. The homemade pasta and cheese and the authentic flavors of Italy. They make the best fish. Many lighter Italian dishes. You cannot find a better Caprese salad in this state. Great Happy hour specials. Delicious cocktails.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 7, 2017

WE come here to celebrate our Birthdays. There were three of us -- each was delighted. We enjoyed the ambience. Service was impeccable. Great spot to celebrate at a weekday lunch

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 1, 2017

food was really good and the service was excellent. Would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This restaurant is an excellent choice for Italian food with a flare. The dining room is very pretty and has an elegance that enhances the dining experience. There is a nice bar and an outside dining area that gives the patron several options.
They're waiting staff was attentive to details. All questions about the menu options and specials were answered quickly.
The wine selection is extensive with many options is to be ordered by the glass. I always enjoy the marinated seafood salad to begin the meal. The main entrees were severed hot out of the kitchen. The entree with meat balls ,sausage and pasta was outstanding. The special with halibut and risotto was very good. Joe and his staff doing a great job. Overall an excellent choice for dinner and San Antonio

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Good food and portions. Service was slow.
I found it pricey for lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 3, 2017

It has always been a positive dining experience when eating at Luce.
Joe has created a fabulous place to enjoy authentic Italian food.
If you like wine, you'll love this place!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 1, 2017

We arrived during "happy hour" time - you must ask for the "happy hour" menu. The food is very good, no complaints from anyone in our group of seven (7) guests. We had four (4) appetizers and five (5) pizzas and two bottles of wine. We took an untouched pizza to go as we couldn't eat it. Our service got a little slow while we were waiting on our bill otherwise - excellent.

Will return and will recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Casual, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Luce is the place where we three friends go to celebrate birthdays; staff is so friendly; table is always ready; service is attentive. We feel welcomed and at home and able to linger for conversation. no one rushes patrons out of the restaurant. A very good place, highly recommended. this last visit on 5/31/17 was as pleasant as any other had been. Keep it up!

Marga Speicher

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 25, 2017

It was OK. I have enjoyed better Italian food

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Great restaurant hidden from the street view more than it should be. In a great location but not obvious enough if non-locals don't know to look for it. The more prominent "chain" type restaurants are located in the more, highly traveled area of these local shopping complexes - Macaroni Grill, Saltgrass, California Pizza Kitchen - but none compare to the great food and experience of Luce. We sat within touching distance of 2 large groups on the patio and the noise level was very low. Will definitely be going back again and again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Good food, great service. Nice patio from cigar smokers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers Day meal. Fantastic!! Reserved thru Open Table and upon our arrival we're seated immediately. Menu not big at all so chef and cooks are to focus on GREAT meal for the price. Kids menu was one side with great pricing. Met the owner, who seated us, and waiter, Adam, was always there when needed and attentive to our needs. The kids ate ravioli. Wish it could have been served with more ravioli but the kids ate it up. The Gamberi, Bistecca, and Agnello were delicious. We all shared a little taste with each other. Desert and coffee afterwards set a great ending of this meal. The experience was wonderful. Definitely returning.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Took my wife on a lovely Mother's Day dinner there, service was wonderful and the food was amazing! Nice upscale Italian dining atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The wine and daily special was amazing, love the seating section outside and the service was the best

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Great experience. Seated right away in the section of our choice. Nice wine selection. Starters, Entrees and Dessert were all excellent. Our server was very personable, and the owner also introduced himself and shared a bit of his backstory. Ambiance was very nice.

I would recommend to anyone, and would go back myself.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We had Easter lunch here. I had originally hoped to dine on the Patio but when I got to restaurant discovered they had set up the private room. It was a complete success, so Thank you for doing that. Food was enjoyed by all. The 2 course menu was a great deal. This is our 3rd Easter celebration here. Hope to return next year.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on April 13, 2017

We love coming here because the food is always good and Silvia always takes excellent care of us.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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