Lucia Ristorante Winchester

Lucia Ristorante Winchester

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.luciawinchester.com/
  • Phone: 7817290515x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Dinner: Monday through Thursday from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Friday and Saturday from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Sunday from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Bar and Lounge: Sunday through Wednesday 3:00 - 11:00 PM
    Thursday through Saturday 3:00 - Midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Pino Maffeo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Services for All Events
    Culinary Creations
    Custom Menus
    Classic Italian
    Elegant Socials
    Corporate Events
    Celebrations & More
  • Entertainment: Flat-Screen Televisions at the bar, occasional live entertainment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main St.
  • Public Transit: Winchester Center off of the Commuter Rail.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Plenty of on-street parking throughout Winchester Center. Park and window shop to the restaurant. Several municipal lots are within walking distance to the front door.
A word from Lucia Ristorante Winchester
Lucia Ristorante is a lively, casual-upscale, restaurant and lounge in Winchester Center. We pride ourselves in bringing nothing but the best Italian classic and current culinary interpretations by Executive Chef Pino Maffeo to our clientele.
Our lively 25-seat bar welcomes those seeking after-work libations and lighter fare, as our formal dining room elegantly accommodates large parties as well as intimate dinners for small groups accordingly. Additionally, please contact our function manager to book your next event with us! Buon Apetito!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Lucia Ristorante Winchester reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (12)special occasion (8)good for groups (8)romantic (4)fit for foodies (1)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Lucia, have the clams
    paulaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I had the linguine and clams, delicious. My dining partner had the chicken Marsala and was okay with it. The service was friendly and attentive. It's truly a neighborhood gem
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian food
    OuttoEat
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Authentic Italian food, portions just the right size. Not too heavy or greasy. Sagitarrio chicken was nicely flavored and not too salty. Limoncello cake was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JaneVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food and service were good. The location was easy to get to and no problems with parking the vehicle.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice experience
    luv2dine
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We took my husband to Lucia's to celebrate Father's Day. It was our first time there (it had been on our bucket list for a while) and we are already planning to go back. The food was very good, the waiter was attentive and the prices were reasonable. The main dining room is rather formal and very nice and there is also a less-formal dining / bar area that we will check out on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, wine and service
    MassmomVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I loved Lucia when I lived around the corner from the N. End location. I am so happy to have found the Winchester location as I have more choices. Food, wine and service are always fantastic. I will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italy's Best
    Italysbest
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I love Lucias restaurant both here in Winchester and in Boston's North End. The food is great and I am a frequent diner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    All four of us enjoyed our meals, healthy sized portions, I enjoyed my dish, Spezzatino, a nice mixture of veal and chicken and penne, The Papperdelle was also quite good; the Bruschette was below par- you really need seasonal tomatoes to make this real good
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Italian Cuisine
    Carol
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Would highly recommend the egg plant parmesan and Nonna's lasagna. Though they sound like run of the mill entrees, my companion and I agree that they were the best we'd ever tasted--so much so that we ordered the same thing the next time we dined at Lucia's.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.2
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 196 reviews are from the Lucia Ristorante Winchester reviews archive.
  • Revisiting old friends
    Bill
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We were a party of 4 on a Friday evening. If you want quiet, ask for back room not the bar area. They had a live two piece music per customer request playing quiet music. It was very pleasing. Food was excellent. Service was excellent. We will be back. It was great to know that and old friend was still top notch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable...not in a good way!
    MaryT
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We had a reservation, arrived at the restaurant and my teenage daughter and I were seated promptly. We walked past numerous "open' tables, only to be sat on the corner of two aisles, and right next to the evenings musical entertainment. Gone was any chance of quiet conversation or privacy. Our meal ranged from excellent to average. The caeser salad was truly wonderful, and the bread was warm, crusty and perfect. Our entrees were a bit bland, and disappointing. The table did have condiments but I expected more from a dish with veal, chicken and a buttery wine sauce. Dessert redeemed the meal. The molten chocolate lava cake was awesome, and the panne cotta better than average and wonderfully cold. Entrees were not worth a return trip.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentine's Day Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Extremely disappointed by the whole experience. The food was I felt average Italian no complaints. However from the moment I stepped in the lack of being paid attention too was some of the worst I've ever had, and the service was even worse. Took 10 minutes of standing in front before anyone acknowledged me. The music was too loud, but doesn't warrant a lower review, the appalling service though does. I interacted with my server ONCE until he dropped the check, I did see him 10 feet away all night leaning on the wall. Food came from someone else but was practically just thrown on the table. I work in a highend restaurant and this place lacked service basics. Don't waste your money here. I don't expect perfection, but Applebee's is better.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was incredible! I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was incredible! I would recommend to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another valentines day at
    Henry
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Another valentines day at Lucia's and it was delicious. It is a tradition between my wife and I. We've been coming to Lucia's on valentines day for 2 years and they don't disappoint. Good food, good environment and good service. We will continue to go year after year.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Valentine's Day
    ExperiencedDiner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We selected Lucia for its very good food and for the live music in the room where we were seated. Our expectations were well rewarded. Diner was excellent; food was served very promptly. In fact, it was obvious that on the special occasion, fast turn around was a primary objective of the management. The only negative result was pasta fagiola that could have been warmer. Otherwise, it was delicious. Our coats were checked by the hostess. Italian favorites were sung, many by request. The rushed service also resulted in the failure to receive my credit card receipt, which was taken from the table when I visited the restroom.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night awesomeness!!!!
    JennyD
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I haven't been to Lucia's in a few years and I forgot how delicious the food was. I love everything about this restaurant, the food, the atmosphere, the live music was amazing. They have a fantastic selection of food with fresh ingredients. If you like beets try the beet salad, my favorite!! What a great way to spend Valentine's Day with my hubby!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great pasta
    boneVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Wonderful homemade pasta was the key to a great dinner! nice presentation, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Preferred seating, then ignored
    BobSVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The restaurant recognized my request through Open Table for a relatively quiet table. However, this seemed to affect the service. Once the food was served, no one came by to see how we were doing until we were all done eating. Fortunately, there were no problems.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls Night Out
    Carol
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    It was a weeknight and we were glad to have a reservation as there was a play going on that night nearby and the restaurant became very busy. As such, we felt a bit rushed with the service, even though we were not needing to leave for th show. The food was excellent. We shared desserts. The tiramisu was dissapointing but the canoli, we all agreed, was the best we ever had.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucia Delivers
    ChuckBell
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Another great experience at Lucia's in Winchester. We were there for dinner early on Saturday night, before going into town for a show. It was moderately busy at that time but the service and quality of the meal was just as good as every other time we eat there, weather busy, slow or otherwise. The service is friendly and extremely helpful. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is comfortable. I highly recommend Lucia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucia's is my favorite restaurant
    Joanie
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Lucia's is my favorite restaurant - the food is high quality and outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food good service
    BillR323VIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    There staff are personable and knowledgable about the menu items and beverage selection.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    Bobb
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Very nice dinner here recently. Since being renovated and menu refreshed, this has become a really nice spot for dinner with friends or family. Four of us each had a different entree and all we're thoroughly enjoyed. Kim as hostess was delightful. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not in touch with diners
    Petey
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Food was good. Service was odd. The restaurant was not busy at all yet they really were rushing us. Before we all had our coats off the waiter came over to tell us the specials and take drink orders. 2 seconds later he was back. After getting our food (after sending the waiter away at least 5 times) they were then trying to clean the table before we were done. Will not go back the food was not good enough for that kind of treatment.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lucia always delivers
    ChuckBell
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had a 7:30pm reservation on New Years Eve at Lucia in Winchester. Our tabel was ready for us when we arrived. It was busy but our waitress, Kim, did an outstanding job. She was approriately attentive, extremely friendly, and very helpful answering our questions and providing recommendations. This is not our first time dining here and, as always, the food was outstanding. Lucia Ristorante never fails to deliver with friendly service, a comfortable atmosphere, and a fantastic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Christmas Eve tradition
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    My girlfriend and I go here every year on Christmas Eve. We really love the food. My only complaint was our server did not give us our check. We had to find someone to get it. Other than that... Fantastic
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never again
    mcalogge
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    over priced. bad waitress. entertainment too loud,
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Food & Pizza is always good. I wish they would add a kids menu. It is a place you would take your family, but a bit pricey for kids.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dive
    HdhejVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    This place is a dive to describe it best! The food was terrible and the service was the worst I have seen it. The only good help seems to be the bus guy. The arrogant waiter was terrible and the hostess was never were she should have been. The food and decor looks like it should be on Kitchen Nightmares! Hurry up and close the place for good! We need a good restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not even average
    LtJonVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    Blah. I had Guazzetto, which turned out to be a small pile of overcooked linguini, with a small amount of tasteless watery tomato sauce and tasteless seafood. My associate had an equally tasteless Chicken Marsala. How an Italian restaurant can mess up pasta is beyond me. Full disclosure: I have eaten here only once and cannot say everything on the menu is blah, but try other dishes at your own risk. Not a restaurant I will give a second chance, not even for free.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Standard Italian menu and
    KennVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Standard Italian menu and food. Decent but unexceptional. Would possibly return if in the area but not otherwise.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly Surprising
    TheEagerEpicureanVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    Perhaps the best classic bruschetta out there. Very good house salad and chicken parmigiana as well. Nice atmosphere in a quaint downtown. Very good service that went slightly downhill toward the end of the night, but still very good. Enjoyable experience, looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mixed experience
    frequentdiner
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    The live music and the service were great. The food was good but not exceptional, except for the cannoli which were great!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely meal
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    We had a great dinner - my husband had the veal and I had the clams. The pasta was fantastic. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Italian at its freshest!
    AbbyDeMo
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Everything we ordered was terrific - salad with tomato and mozzarella and our main dishes. Pasta was handmade with light sauce and lasagna was tasty and too heavy. Great food! Service was nice but a little slow.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great waitress,
    Cathy5983VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Great food, great waitress, vibrant restaurant. Missed the guy playing accordion Friday night. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good; always dependable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    The food is always great and the service is always great. So pleased to have this restaurant in my community.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food just OK
    Nevs
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    The service was great and it was nice and quiet, however the food could have been better. The appetizers were good but the veal ordered was a little tough and the muscles didn't taste very fresh. Because it was so wonderfully quiet we'll probably try it again and try to find some dishes that are good and consistent.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This dinner was a birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    This dinner was a birthday "party" and we were treated very well. The servers were very polite and were prompt to fill water glasses,etc. One of our party needed gluten free items and that was ntr problem. Very nice decor as well. Food was delicious. A bit expensive but for a special occasion, certainly worth the trip from the northshore to Winchester. Parking was a little bit of a challenge, on street ONLY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There were several menu choices
    Nunbetter
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    There were several menu choices and everything was "proprio Italiano." We didn't fee rushed and could enjoy our conversation too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The noise level was way too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    The noise level was way too high to be able to enjoy the meal. Had to virtually fight our way out since getting to the door from the dining area requires weaving your way through a loud and crowded bar area. If I owned the restaurant I would do something to correct that. Although we love the food, I'm not sure that we will return due to the noise level and the location of the dining room relative to the bar.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic