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2060 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
Cuisine: Italian
This family-run restaurant is the more innovative sister of nearby Ristorante Luci.
Openings: Dinner Wed.-Sun.


Luci Ancora, St. Paul, MN

Luci Ancora Restaurant Review:

More innovative than nearby sister Ristorante Luci, this family-run restaurant also could be described as the prettier child---with a postcard view of the rolling hills of St. Catherine's campus and golden walls accented by soft candlelight. Like its sib, the kitchen delivers straightforward Italian cuisine, but here the fare emphasizes organic ingredients that are simply prepared. For first-timers, we recommend the prezzo fiso, a four-course tasting of the night's antipasto, soup or salad, pasta and fish, but à la carte selections are equally topnotch. We favor the homemade pasta, especially the linguine with shrimp in a white wine, tomato and saffron broth, a dish that proves that simplicity doesn't have to forgo complexity. Second courses include a hearty, grilled pork loin, sweetly hot with a brown sugar and cayenne rub, served with roasted butternut squash. The only regret we have about Luci Ancora is the noise, which tends to build as the dining room fills up. But that is the price of quality: sometimes you have to share.