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Luci: Ancora vs Ristorante - MSP

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Luci: Ancora vs Ristorante - MSP

mnitchals | Nov 20, 2007 07:09 AM

I tried Luci Ancora for the first time this weekend and despite the fact that I had a nice time with my friends and had good service I was unimpressed. They had a four course tasting menu for $29.99 which sounded like a really good deal. A homemade sausage first course followed by salad or soup then a pasta dish and followed by something called "Hawaiian Sunfish". Of all the courses only the pasta dish was really worth remembering. The homemade sausage was kind of odd -like a slice of meat loaf. It tasted OK with a nice basil chiffonade on top, but it looked unappetizing. The salads were completely unremarkable either a mista or ceasar which differed only by either having croutons or tomatoes and carrots (I guess I should have had the soup). The pasta dish was really good. Served hot with bacon, carmelized onions and tomatoes. The last course was done well. The fish was well seared and not overcooked but completely bland. The last course also included a nice spinach bed. When I got home I looked it up and "Hawaiian Sunfish" is just a euphemism for tilapia. Then we had a creme brulee and coffee which were nice. What I am wondering is whether it is worth going back to try Ristorante Luci? Did I make a mistake by not just having pasta? What are others opinions of these places? Perhaps I just feel bamboozled by ordering "Hawaiian Sunfish"

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