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Ristorante Luci

470 Cleveland Ave. S. St. Paul, MN 55105 | Macalester/Groveland | 651-699-8258

Location Description:

Less than 15 tables prove that the best restaurants are often the smallest. The lengthy wine list is a knockout, full of rare Italian varieties, and features good bargains in the house pours. The southern Italian dishes are painstakingly made: pastas are hand-cut, mozzarella is hand-pulled, cheeses and olive oils are of the highest quality (the ravioli is heavenly). All this began when the owners' parents Al and Lucille Smith opened a little spot so they would have somewhere to eat like they did when they were in Italy, but now a generation of epicurean bargain hunters reap the rewards. Reservations are a must, and tables are so near one another you'll be tempted to reach over to your neighbors' plates--but hey, you're not the only one searching for first-date paradiso.

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  • Cuisine(s): Italian
  • Hours: Thu 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10:30pm
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Street
  • Features: Takeout

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    Ristorante Luci 470 S. Cleveland Ave., St. Paul; (651) 699-8258 Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.;...

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