Offering quality, Italian influenced cuisine inspired by fresh, local ingredients from small independent producers, Luci Ancora serves lunch and dinner in a casual but elegant setting in the Highland Park neighborhood of Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Date Night on Tuesdays & Thursdays ~
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the four course taster’s dinner is featured at $25.00 per person with a minimum purchase of two four course taster’s dinners per table.
Luci Ancora Lunch Menu
Menu and prices subject to change
Lunch Hours + Offerings
Luci Ancora is open Tuesday-Friday 11:30 - 2pm for Lunch.
Luci Ancora’s lunch service offers a quiet atmosphere best for business meetings, catching up with friends, or a special lunch to celebrate life’s achievements.
Enjoy our regular dinner menu along with our
Chef’s Selections for Soup + Market Fresh Fish
or Create Your Own Three Course Tasting Menu with our Colazione for $20.
Luci Ancora Dinner Menu
Menu and prices subject to change
Certain dishes on our menu may be altered to satisfy dietary needs. Please inquire with the staff.
Veg ~ vegetarian GF ~ gluten free
mozzarella ~ fresh housemade mozzarella + sautéed golden bell pepper, garlic + olive oil (veg gf) – 12
lattuga alla griglia ~ grilled MN hydroponic lettuce, gorgonzola, cashews + honey balsamic vinaigrette (veg gf) 13
arancini ~ parmesan risotto balls + truffle fonduta (veg) – 12
pizzetta~ heritage wheat crust, housemade tomato sauce, fresh housemade mozzarella + basil (veg) – 12
antipasto del giorno ~ available nightly
insalata e zuppa
insalata cesare ~ MN hydroponic lettuce, Caesar anchovy dressing + housemade croutons (veg gf less croutons) – 7 / 12
insalata mista ~ MN hydroponic lettuce, tomatoes, + buttermilk dressing (veg gf) – 7 / 12
zuppa del giorno ~ available nightly
* Our fresh pasta is made in-house with Sunrise Flour Mill Ancient/Heritage Grains which does not adversely affect those who have gluten sensitivities.
tajarin* primavera ~ egg yolk pasta, summer vegetables + parmesan – 17
fettuccini* con funghi ~ wild mushrooms, truffle oil + parmesan butter (veg) – 18
fusilli alla luci ~ spiral pasta, diced chicken breast, broccoli, extra virgin olive oil, chicken broth, + garnished with fresh tomatoes – 17
spaghetti carbonara ~ bacon, eggs, parmesan + black pepper – 16
spaghetti* al ragu di agnello ~ ground lamb simmered in tomato, olive oil + garlic – 18
spaghetti* napolitana ~ sautéed fresh tomato, olive oil + garlic (veg, can be made vegan)
pasta del giorno ~ available nightly
maiale ~ duroc pork tenderloin, nut, craisin & caper pesto + greens (gf) – 19
manzo ~ grilled mn pasture raised beef, risotto + wild mushrooms (gf) – 23
pollo marsala ~ seared chicken breast, mashed potato + marsala wine reduction (gf) – 17
(please allow 25 minutes for chicken preparation)
brasato ~ braised beef short rib + chilled pesto potato salad
pesce del giorno ~ available nightly
pane e altro
enjoy with our complimentary housemade bread made with ancient grain Sunrise Flour Mill flour
fresh tomato, olive oil, salt – 2
chef’s selection of olives – 3
extra virgin olive oil – 3
balsamic vinegar – 3
truffle oil – 4
all housemade desserts
vanilla bean creme brulee (gf) – 8
Belgian chocolate flourless torte (gf) – 8
affogato ~ Brigid’s gelato + espresso (gf) – 6
dolci del giorno – 8
gelato del giorno (gf) – 8
* A note about our fresh pasta made with Ancient/Heritage Grains Flour. Proprietors, Darrold and Marty Glenville, have dedicated themselves to the mission of bringing back Heritage Wheat that our ancestors ate. The modern developments in grain have made it difficult for some people to digest, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they need to change to a gluten-free diet. These superior stone-ground flours aren’t just for those who experience problems with gluten. Many people use Heritage Wheat because it truly tastes like wheat and results in delicious pastries, breads, pasta and pizza. We are ecstatic about introducing our customers to this superior product which not only is tasty but healthy.
~ Prezzo Fisso offered nightly ~
Four Course Taster’s Dinner which includes this evening’s specials
Antipasto + Salad/Soup + Daily Pasta + Daily Fish, served in reduced portions as described by your wait person.
From $32 per person ~ Price Varies Nightly
Happy Hour Nightly
Starting at 8 pm featuring $5 plates & half price selected wines + beer
- With accommodation for up to 85 guests, Luci Ancora is suitable for groom’s dinners, bridal showers, corporate events, wedding receptions, and other celebrations.