BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT--NOT CHEAP (2001)

Ristorante Luci

The cliché about Italian cooking runs thus: French food is about technique, Italian merely about ingredients. In Minnesota, however, ingredients don't come easy: Tracking down the best prosciutto, filleting the freshest trout, making your own mozzarella, securing the most sought-after amarones--frankly, it's a lot easier to simply throw a lot of béchamel sauce around and call it a day. That's why we're so grateful for fussy, obsessive Ristorante Luci, where the pastas that should be homemade are homemade, and there's evidence of purity of intention and execution on every plate.

Location Details

470 Cleveland Ave. S.
St. Paul MN 55105
651-699-8258