Lucia
Lucia

Lucia

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.iloveluciakirkland.com/
  • Phone: 4258890200
  • 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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Lucia reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (39)great for outdoor dining (25)fit for foodies (18)romantic (14)special occasion (13)kid-friendly (9)good for groups (9)vibrant bar scene (9)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (6)late-night find (6)hot spot (6)notable wine list (6)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
    • Food
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 553 reviews are from the Lucia reviews archive.
  • delicious
    Brickroad
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    A popular Saturday night venue and no wonder. The food was delectable. We enjoyed the spaghetti and meatballs and the gnocchi with boneless ribs. Best tasting spaghetti!! Lovely wine to accompany our meal.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Out for Life
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We went for a specific cause. I have a current health issue that makes eating out a challenge and they were very gracious in making something I could eat!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed with Easter brunch!
    Veronique
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Went with my family for Easter brunch. The scramble eggs were dry and tasteless. The potatoes were under cooked. 3 pieces of bacon. All that for a steep price. Bottomless mimosas was so advertised, but in fact you pay the price for 2 mimosas $16, to get "bottomless"- really how many ladies will drink more than 2 at lunch?! Very disappointed!! No wonder why the restaurant was half empty for Easter brunch.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We had a wonderful time at Lucia's Easter Brunch. Bottomless mimosas, the Easter Bunny, and wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK to share
    CJean
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The food was good and we were able to take advantage of the restaurant week promotion. The server mentioned that it was ok to share the three course meal which was what we wanted to do. We did order a second salad making the quantity of food just right for us.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience - again!
    425Foodie
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Every dining experience at Lucia is superb. Lucia has a classy yet comfortable vibe that feels hip and fun while romantic and orivate. The service was excellent, our server was friendly and attentive, but never disrupting or delaying your meal. Portions are well sized and the flavors rich, everything we have tried has been delicious. Good wine variety that is reasonably priced - this is a very high quality food experience for a moderate price. I Highly recommend any of their ravioli, chicken canneloni, their pomodoro sauce, marsala, and the pork or veal with the risotto. For dessert, the chocolate decadence with salted caramel gelato is absolutely to die for! This may be my favorite date night restaurant in Kirkland!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hearty portions, quick service
    Ritterton
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This neighborhood restaurant is a great gem. Servings were great - food was great. You get your money's worth and then some with this one. Service was quick and simple. Really a nice place to grab a quick bite.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Lucia !
    Trulyfoody
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We were looking for a good restaurant near the Kirkland Performance Center before a concert. Lucia seemed to have good reviews for their food and they had a nice selection on their menu. It has a modern decor which adds to the noise but still at a level where you can have a comfortable conversation. Our waitress was very courteous and attentive. The wine selection was nice. Our appetizers and food were very good and served timely. We had their creme brûlée for desert which was very nice. We had a very nice time and would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT Food
    enjoydinner
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    I took my wife here for her birthday and we were more than impressed. We split a grilled romaine salad to start; she then had the chicken parm and I had the signature truffle spaghetti. All of it was amazing! The service was good and surprisingly quick - not rushed by any means though. We look forward to returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay Food
    cycleguy
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Food was just OK. Salmon was overcooked and shrimp scampi pasta didn't have a whole lot going for it. There are better choices for Italian around.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is always amazing. Good
    Lifeis2short
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Food is always amazing. Good wine list, bar drinks great-service is spot on. Even corkage fee is reasonable at $15.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thank you very much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    They were very accommodating, we thought we had ordered a gluten free meal and when they realized we did not they brought out a new gluten free dinner plus a wonderful gluten free dessert. Your manager was sweet and so was our sever both went above and beyond our expectations, we would definitely return again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can go unnoticed
    MinkVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Lucia is tucked into the middle of a strip mall not visible from a main road. I found it by googling local happy hours then meeting there with friends. Lucia is in a contemporary romantic atmosphere in Park Place right off of I - 405 on 85th. The happy hour food was great with affordable prices as well. We all tried different foods to share and loved them all. We returned to try their dinner and was equally impressed. Lucia has one of the best Italian foods I've had. My entree choice was "Lucia’s Signature Spaghetti": Lucia’s Signature Truffle Spaghetti & Meatballs: White truffle oil fondue, shaved black truffles homemade meatballs covered in a pink sauce which was AMAZING. It's truly a hidden gem that's worth your try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet