7400 San Pedro Ave # 470
San Antonio, TX 78216
The decor mimics an Italian piazza, complete with a fountain, which provides a peaceful break from the hustle and bustle of North Star Mall. Complimentary bruschetta is served while you look at the menu. The most popular dish, according to manager Lina Centofanti-Trease, is Shrimp Luciano, which consists of lightly breaded shrimp deep-fried and topped with lemon butter sauce. They also serve several types of seafood, veal, broiled chicken, old-world country pasta, and gourmet pizza from a wood-burning oven. You'll forget you're in a mall when you view the wine list, offering more than 80 wines from Italy, California, France, Germany, and Texas. Though most wines-by-the-bottle are in the $20 to $30 range, the Sassicaia, a white wine from Bolgheri, Italy, sells for a whopping $330. If you don't have time for a sit-down meal, there's also a Luciano Express at the mall's food court.