Has anyone been recently? Is it any good? Any tips on what to order and what to avoid?
Its excellent - haven't been in almost 3 months.
They have a tasting menu that the chef puts together. But you can also create your own tasting menu as well.
Spag. Cabonora (carbonora) is a must.
I've never had anything bad there. Service is nice and a decent wine list. Had a mid priced Italian Red last time & it was a La Mera or La something?
Its a very enjoyable place. Have Fun!
EDIT: Yes, Ristorante Luci (the one on the Northeast side of the street, on Cleveland a few doors up from Randolph and across from St. Kate's) used to be a bar. It still has the Pabst Blue Ribbon sign out front. The standalone location, Luci Ancora, is on the southwest corner. That location, which is the one I've been to, is a very nice setting--not fancy, just light and airy.