Lucia
Lucia

Lucia

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.iloveluciakirkland.com/
  • Phone: (425) 889-0200
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    DINNER
    Sunday - Monday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
    Tuesday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Caterina Halter
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Lucia is thrilled to offer signature catering menus, exceptional service and stylish private spaces to make your next event truly unforgettable. We also offer off site catering, box lunches and party platters. Please contact events@iloveluciakirkland.com for more information!
  • Private Party Facilities: Lucia offers two private dining spaces for you to choose from. The Loft is a hip, swanky space open to the dining room below and can accommodate up to 35 guests for a seated meal or 50 guests for a cocktail-style reception. The Lucia Dining Room is a stylish, traditional dining space on the ground level and can accommodate up to 50 guests for a seated meal or 70 guests for a cocktail-style reception. We will work with you to ensure your event reflects your own taste and brings your vision to reality. Our goal is to relieve you of the many details that go along with hosting a successful party so that you, as well as your guests, can thoroughly enjoy your special event. Please email events@iloveluciakirkland.com to learn more about Lucia’s Private Dining options.
  • Private Party Contact: Rachel Ploegman 425-889-0200x
  • Entertainment: Wednesday Live Music featured during our Summer Series June 4th - August 28th 2014!
  • Special Events: Upcoming Special Events:
    Seattle Restaurant Week (April 6-10, 13-17)
    Easter Brunch & Dinner April 20th
    Dining Out For Life April 24
    Girls Giving Back Art & Wine Auction May 18

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 85th Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: A public lot is located in the Parkplace Shopping Center. Outdoor lots, as well as garage parking, is available.
A word from Lucia
Lucia, The East sides premier Italian restaurant. Modern, warm, romantic dining in an upscale, casual atmosphere. Hip, classy lounge with great late night Happy Hour. Voted Best Happy Hour by Komo TV and OpenTable Diner's Choice Winner of the past four years!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Lucia reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)fit for foodies (17)romantic (14)great for outdoor dining (14)good for groups (13)hot spot (10)notable wine list (10)special occasion (9)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (4)Show More
  • Wonderful experience
    Foodnut66
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We had a very pleasant evening of dining before a show at KPC. The spaghetti Bolognese was as outstanding as others said it was. Evidently my guest loved the chicken piccata immensely because not a word was spoken by her until it was gone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful again!
    Mike98029VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Lucia never dissapoints with a great environment, fantastic food, and extrordinary service. We've been many times and will continue to visit Lucia. One of our favorites in Kirkland.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with girlfriends
    Jasmine
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had the pleasure of being seated upstairs - and we were the only table up there! Our waiter was great, brought our drinks right away, gave us plenty of time to decide what we wanted to eat. Our food came quickly and was delish! My salmon salad was one of the best I have had. The salmon was cooked to perfection, so moist and spicy and melted in my mouth. The greens were fresh and crunchy, the cheese soft and flavorful. All my friends loved their dinners also: the quinoa salad and the caprese salad. The owner checked in on us twice to see if we needed anything. Also the hostess came up and asked if we needed anything and picked up used dishes. We didn't feel rushed, but also didn't feel bothered. We will all return very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We would definately go again. Food was good...service was very good..Not the best table ...A little noisy and next to the bar entrance.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Little stiffer would be nice ! :)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Food and service were very good... My only complaint is paying $10 a drink and they were very weak.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night!
    Satiation
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    As a treat before seeing the Capitol Steps at KPC, we decided to dine at Lucia. The service was exceptional and the food wonderful. I highly recommend Lucia!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Triton
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our experience was good. The food was really good. But the only thing was we had a tight squeeze. There was a big family sitting next to us and the waiter didn't even have clearance to come talk to us. He would stand in a weird angle on the side if he had to ask us anything. That was pretty annoying. I'd like to see the person face to face. But overall experience was good though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not worth the money
    kirklander
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Same old menu,small crowded tables, fast food type chairs that are very uncomfortable,waiter who shouted rather than talked,brought out our entrees and forgot our salads ,then took the entrees back into the kitchen and finally brought our salads and then served our entrees which were all cold. Way too much money for what you receive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice but very loud!
    Patrick
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I have been here for happy hour, but this was one of the first visits with a date. Although the restaurant itself is quite nice, I would not recommend it if having a conversation is one of the things you wish to do as part of your dinner experience. There was a reasonably large group of women at the center of the dining room area, and my date called it the "alpha female effect", namely having one person try to shout or scream louder than the others to see who "wins". Although the server was nice, it was not overly attentive. For example, it took over 5 minutes once served to get her attention for ground pepper.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Outstanding
    LuciaFanVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We are regulars at Lucias and always come away happy and satisfied with the food and the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Strip Mall Gem
    AMGPHDVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Not many place last a yr, let along 2 decades and keep it new and fresh! The Signature dish is their best. However everything is better than most, however not as good NY NY!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Gluten free pasta dry
    Gooma
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    There were only two of us and my husband has to eat gluten free. The menu offered a gluten free pasta which was penne and arrived at table fairly hard and dry. They tried to cover it with cheese but the taste was not good and my husband ate the meatballs (which were great) and left the rest. We love this place and will come again eating a salad.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok, but is that enough?
    Eye12dance
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    It was very disconcerting to see 3 of the staff standing around joking with each other while my date and I waited patiently within 10 feet of them to place a drink order. Did not create a very good first impression, which unfortunately made us vigilant about bad service for the rest of the meal. The food was good, but not extraordinary considering the plethora of dining places around Kirkland.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpected pleasure
    didi
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dined here based on Tripadvisor. It is in a mall but don't let that stop you from dining here. Upscale but casual. Service was excellent. Portions were more than adequate. Salmon, house speciality spaghetti, cannelloni and chicken parmesan are all recommended dishes. Dessert servings are huge, definitely share a dessert. Good, reasonably priced wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive Pasta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    While I liked the "character of this restaurant" Spaghetti and meatballs for $19 is pretty pricey.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good spot
    SBell
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We enjoyed the atmosphere and food, however the service needs improvement. One of us ordered a second beer and it came at the same time as the check. The wine I ordered was "out of stock" which I was informed 20 minutes after ordering it. That said, the food was good and we will go again as we like to support our local restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun evening out
    Steve
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My wife and I were visiting Seattle and stayed in Kirkland at The Heathman Hotel (great too). We had drinks at Lucia after a fun day of wine tasting on Thursday, and had great drinks and met the great staff there. We were compelled to make a reservation for dinner for Friday evening. We had a great time, the food was fantastic and more really good drinks. Stop in and give them a try!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 576 reviews are from the Lucia reviews archive.
  • Favorite Italian Restaurant
    Suzie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Lucia's is always consistent--great food and service! I love the ambiance and intimacy. They change their menu regularly and always have a diverse variety and gluten-free friendly too. Their bread is fantastico!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy neighborhood treat
    Cinderellaski
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great neighborhood find. Consistent food and always great service. They were trying out a new payment system. Had trouble. Made me worry a bit about what was being charged to my credit card. But, would not stop me from going back... again, and again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • menu or chef needs to be corrected
    GG2014VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We usually have a great experience and the food is always delish. My 3 dinner partners all had their usual and they enjoyed it. I wanted to try something new though wanted a lighter pasta so went with Shrimp Scampi. This is how it reads on the menu: Shrimp Scampi, White wine garlic sauce, fresh tomatoes, capers, fetuccini pasta. It sounds lovely! Our meals arrived and after a few bites I am thinking this is NOT what I wanted...mine had a thick heavy cream sauce. Did it say anywhere on the menu there is added cream? And another 800 calories? Dairy? NO. I know I should have said something but I was not going to hold up the rest of my party. This is a great restaurant and someone should know better.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We keep returning to Lucia
    DuckieDebVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    When we are hungry for Italian food or a great drink, we head to Lucia in Kirkland. Shane runs the bar and makes the best dirty vodka martinis! They always come loaded with olives and little shards of ice crystals on the surface. We also like the wine menu - especially on Tue half-price wine night! The food is always delicious - the challenge is making a choice! On this last visit we took a half hour to decide - perhaps distracted a bit by our martinis. We have our standard favorites: Caesar salad, spaghetti Carbonara, spaghetti with truffled meatballs, gnocchi & short ribs, so many we love. On our last visit we decided to try something new and ordered the sausage mushroom pizza with truffle oil - and we were ecstatic! Lucia's is great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decor
    kirklander
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Decor leaves alot to be desired. Cold and noisy. Same old movies on big screen. Menu doesn't change.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Hallie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The appetizer and entree were good. They split our entree into two bowls and it was presented well. A half portion is the perfect size.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening for four of us
    BruCrew
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We had a delicious meal and the ambiance was a perfect balance of romantic with great energy. We all loved our meals and our evening too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun atmosphere and good food
    LeslieVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    From the moment we sat down we felt welcome. Don't know why the mixed reviews. We brought our own wine and our server was excited to try it since it wasn't on their list. Our server highly recommended the signature spaghetti so we shared it for our starter. I had the pork tenderloin with risotto and it was delicious. My husband had the gnocchi with short ribs and it was good but not as good as mine. They bought us a dessert of our choice for our anniversary. We will be back. Many good looking salads and entrée choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Impressions
    grangeman
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This was my first time to Lucia. I chose this restaurant because it "didn't" have an overpriced menu. To my delight, the food was amazing starting from the restaurant complimentary bread. We had the Fig/Olive Tapenade on crostini which was pared well with feta or some cheese, followed by a black truffle pasta with meatballs which was very good and the portion was sized enough to share.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service does not deserve 18%
    SaeedRenee
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took my dad and the rest of the family there for Father's day. It was 6 of us. There is mandatory 18% gratuity for parties of 6 or over. The male server was not friendly, was in a rush to set the plate down and walk away, was not around to be flagged down, and did not follow up after food was served for quiet some time. at the end he processes the credit card, and automatically added 18% - which he did not deserve at all - without mentioning that it has been added. I almost tipped him again handsomely- which I always do. But then noticed the 18%. It's as if since he knew he would be adding the tip, he did not have to work for it. It's not right.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Service slow. Very noisy. Food average. Not a place I would frequent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud child seat 2 feet away
    MammaMiaVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We have enjoyed Lucia many times before. We know it is best to make reservations for dinner and request a table with seats not their uncomfortable benches. We always enjoy splitting the Poached Pear Salad, delicious. The Chicken Saltimbocca and the Salmon dishes didn't let us down. HOWERVER being seated only 2 feet directly behind a squealing child around age 6 destoryed any ambience. This over zealous child was so lound we couldn't hear each other from across our table. Should we have made a complaint...really when it was very oviouse? Could not wait to finish and leave. My head was pounding. The service food wise was good. However the seating is too cramped.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special occasion at Lucia
    Pastry
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Everything was amazing, I loved the food so much! I am a pastry cook at an upscale resturant, so I was pleased that this place took so much care in their food and plating. It was my birthday, and the hostess made sure I got a candle with my special birthday cocktail (suggested and tailored to my taste by her) as well as with my dessert! Everyone was kind and attentive, even the food runner! We had a long leisurely dinner and I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always accomodating. Great again.
    petercVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We were in need of a quick dinner since we were going to an event at the Kirkland performance center later that evening. When we explained our situation, the hostess was quick to seat us and had our waiter there in good time. We asked if what we wanted was on the quicker side of preparation, and it was, so we procedded throgh the meal. As always, the food was real good. Surprisingly, for the number of tiemes we have been there, I never had the Lucia’s Signature Spaghetti - Lucia’s Signature Truffle Spaghetti & Meatballs: White truffle oil fondue, shaved black truffles homemade meatballs covered in a pink sauce. It was excellent. And a little thing, but I love their bread and dipping sauce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed results
    Stacey
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Loved the kids menu tho a bit pricey. I liked my shrimp scampi but my husband who ordered the clam pasta dish had most of his clams missing - empty clams. Disappointed. Ambience is nice but we can tell that the chairs are old and with low quality. Service was nice too but not very inviting.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good food. Service :-(
    KenP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I live near Lucia and go there often, easily recommending it as a spot with a good vibe, great food and reasonable prices. Lucia always delivers that and I'm happy to have such good food close by. However, service can be very sketchy at times. It seems their wait staff is under-manned and you can wait a long time between visits; I usually resort to flagging down my waiter. I would have ordered another drink if my waiter visited us more often. And we had to ask our waiter three times before she finally brought something we needed from the kitchen, and it really ruined the pace of our meal. Seems that this waiter was new and needed more training and focus (and fewer tables to wait on!).
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our Favorites!
    LuciaFanVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Love the food, service and neighborhood convenience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    KathiKat
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Cannelloni is back to being great. Last visit it had changed and not as good. Prices for Coffee and Side Salads are still a little higher then they really need to be.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I would return just to have the sea bass salad. Delectable! Quick service, but didn't feel rushed. Friendly hostess and helpful wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salmon
    DaisyDuck39
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My husband's salmon was not good. It was very strong tasting. It was the special of the night. My pasta dish was excellent. Also, do you only serve Bacardi 151 for your rum? I was surprised when the bill came and it specified 151. The server said it was the only kind of rum that was served. If this is the case, it would be worth mentioning when someone orders a rum drink.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance
    FoodfunVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food was good, service very good. Ambiance is terrible! The tables are so close together and building acoustics poor. We were seated by a large table, approximately 6 inches between our table and the seats of other table. Servers couldn't easily get to our table to bring the food. It was so loud I couldn't even have a conversation with my husband seated right across from me. I would've rated the food very good but I just want to hurry up and eat and get out of there. Hard to enjoy the food and rate it when atmosphere is very unpleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lucia's Does it Again!
    Marc191VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    You really can't do better than Lucia's for consistency: Once again the service was prompt, the food was spot on, & the experience was highly satisfying.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mothers Day 2 years in a row
    back4more
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    For the last two years I have brought my daughters to Lucia for brunch. I was running late so I called and you held my table for an extra 15 minutes. I really thought the waitress was great. She was attentive but not hovering. The restaurant had the right amount of room at the tables and there was enough room to move without running into someone or feeling you had to squeeze between tables and chairs. We didn't have to yell to hear each other but we didn't have to whisper either. The food was excellent. I love the baked pancakes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.