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2060 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1333 (Cleveland Avenue)
+1 651-698-6889
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had dinner there with another couple on a Saturday night. Our table was available within minutes of us arriving, the service was wonderful, and the wine list adequate and reasonably priced. The atmosphere was friendly and just the right noise level; decor was spartan but fine. The ciabatta bread was good. The salads (they even had anchovies!) and entree's... More 

Thank Brenton S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the food is pretty good, what there is of it. be forewarned the portions are small. the prices are on the high side. service is ok to good. parking can be difficult though they do have their own small lot. minneapolis st. paul is not known for its italian restaurants but this one is ok or average at best.

Thank tsw140
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited for a date night, as we live only a few blocks away. The staff were great, and we felt very welcome. The atmosphere is quaint and warm, and we felt very comfortable at our romantic table by the window. The chef's tasting menu was suggested since it was our first time. It included several courses,... More 

1 Thank Corrin S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The service and food have always been excellent (with the exception of many of the soups - tend to be too salty for my taste).

Thank Susan B
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143 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful experience we had at this family restaurant that serves exquisite organic and farm-to-table food with a real Italian flair (we can say that because we lived in Milan and travelled all through Italy for the last 5 years!). White tablecloths and truly pleasant service along with an ambiance that allowed for good conversation really made the evening... More 

Thank sbh858
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139 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Love, love Luci Ancora. Delicious fresh made entrees and great wine selections. Homemade pastas and unique specials. Don't forget reservations for weekend evenings and try the homemade and wonderful desserts.

Thank nancy0901
Twin Cities
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We chose this restaurant from the reviews on trip advisor. This is a very nice locally owned, locally sourced restaurant. It has a nice neighborhood feel. Ambience was great for conversation. Waitstaff were attentive and not overbearing or pretentious. We'd recommend this restaurant for a nice Italian dinner.

1 Thank MinnesotaFamily2
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Every time I visit St. Paul, I am happy to have dinner at Luci Ancorra, and every time I do, I order the Prezzo Fisso which includes an antipasto, soup or salad, pasta, and either fish or Kobe beef entree. I've never been disappointed and never walked away hungry. The antipasto and fish are chefs choice daily while the salads,... More 

2 Thank Maimeo
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu/fresh sheet!! I personally recommend courses, so you can taste everything! Warm fresh-baked crusty bread with butter, caesar salad with homemade dressing..to die for (I like with extra anchovies), salmon (any fish you order will melt in your mouth), butternut squash ravioli...yum, finish off with gelato or chocolate flourless cake with coffee... More 

1 Thank Sonya B
Hudson, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

My wife and I went to try Luci Ancora on great reviews from friends. We went on a Tuesday evening and did the tasting menu. Each course was wonderful. The chicken liver pate was out of this world. Wish I could of taken a batch home. My wife had the tuna and I did the locally raised steak. Both were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2060 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1333
    (Cleveland Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-698-6889
Italian Cucina featuring Nightly Tasting Menus and a la carte dining in comfortable elegance. Pre-show dinner favorite among theatre goers, enjoy fresh pastas, seasonal fish, and estate bottled wines from 50+ producers. Best business lunch in the neighborhood. Visit our website for up to date menu and special event details!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?