Creative Italian Cuisine Inspired by Tradition & Quality

Saint Paul Italian Restaurant

Our family’s time around the table inspires us each day to create memorable dishes that reflect our philosophy of honest, simple, Italian cooking and dedication to quality ingredients. Our a la carte menu offers a variety of traditional dishes as well as international flavors using products we find inspiring. Whenever possible, we choose local/organic producers who choose sustainable methods. As a FishSmart partner, we are committed to offering sustainably sourced seafoods from wild caught Pacific fish to organically farm raised salmon, we also serve Lake Superior Whitefish in season. Our meats come from regional coops and our fresh pastas are made in house by our second generation pasta chef. We pride ourselves on using whole ingredients and slow cooking techniques that reflect quality and expertise.
No microwave in our Italian kitchen.

We are very fortunate to work with Sandra Jean Herbal Specialties and have done so since opening Luci Ancora in 1997.
2016 will mark our 18th growing season with Sandra Jean. Her farm, located outside of French Lake, Minnesota supplies our kitchens with fresh produce, herbs, flowers, and eggs raised using chemical free methods that work in harmony with nature.

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Because we are a scratch kitchen, we are generally able to accommodate a variety of diets.
Please inquire with your server for specifics.

* A note about our fresh pasta made with Sunrise Flour Mill Red Turkey Grain 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.

Items marked with a V are Vegetarian (contain eggs or dairy, no meat)
Items marked with VG are Vegan (no eggs, dairy, or animal products)


Caprese ~ Fresh Mozzarella with Local Tomato, Basil & Extra Virgin Olive Oil  V      11

Arancini ~ Fried Reggiano Risotto Globe + Wild Mushrooms  V   12

Crostini ~ Fresh Mozzarella Melted Over Slow Roasted Garlic + Ciabatta  V     11

Carpaccio ~ Thin Sliced Beef with Lemon & Reggiano     12

Antipasto del Giorno | Changes Daily

 insalata e zuppa

Insalata Cesare ~ Romaine Lettuce, Caesar Anchovy Dressing + Housemade Croutons  7/9.5

Insalata Mista ~ Sandra Jean Organic Mixed Greens, Pickled Summer Vegetables, Parmesan + Red Wine Vinaigrette  7/9.5  V

Zuppa del Giorno | Changes Daily


* Our fresh pasta is made in-house with Sunrise Flour Mill Red Turkey Ancient Grain which does not adversely affect those who have gluten sensitivities. 

*Spaghetti Napoletana ~ Simmered Local Tomato & Basil Tossed with Spaghetti VG     14

*Spaghetti con Gamberi ~ Shrimp, Potato, Garlic, Lemon + Olive Oil     17

Spaghetti Carbonara ~ Bacon, Eggs, & Black Pepper     15

Fusilli alla Luci ~ Spiral Pasta with Spicy Cubed Chicken Breast, Broccoli, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Chicken Broth, & Garnished with Fresh Tomatoes     16

*Fettuccini con Granchio ~ Wild Pacific Red Crab + Citrus Butter     21

*Ravioli ~ Goat Cheese Filled , Tomato + Saffron Cream V    18

Pasta del Giorno | Changes Daily


All secondi served with red potato and daily vegetable

Chicken Marsala ~ Seared Chicken Breast with Marsala Wine Reduction      17

Pork Saltimbocca ~ Seared Pork Loin Medallions Layered with Fontina + Prosciutto & Tomato Sage Sauce     19

Manzo | Petite Beef Tenderloin + Wild Mushroom Fettuccine     26

Brasato ‘Bolognese’ | Braised Beef Shortrib, Fettuccine ‘Bolognese’      24

Pesce del Giorno | Changes Daily*


Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee V   7

Dolci del Giorno    7

Belgian Chocolate Flourless Torte V    7


wine, beer, cocktails, cordials, espresso, cappuccino, coffee, tea, sparkling + still mineral water, soda, lemonade, iced tea, and milk

Sample Wine List

Cocktails/Cordials Now Available

Prezzo Fisso ~ offered nightly

Four Course Taster’s Dinner which includes this evening’s specials
Antipasto + Salad/Soup + Daily Pasta + Daily Fish or Beef Striploin,
served in reduced portions as described by your wait person.
From $32 per person ~ Price Varies Nightly

~ Two  for $50.00 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.

~ Now Offering Late Night Happy Hour ~

$5 Late Night Happy Hour Menu Starting at 8 pm

 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 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.

 Reserve your table today (651) 698-6889 !

A selection of  items from our seasonal menu is also available for Lunch or Dinner

Delivery via BiteSquad

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