Wonderful flavors and very
Wonderful flavors and very creative menu!!! Scallops were sweet and fresh, desserts are a not to miss!! A wonderful addition to the area for a full meal or just for grazing.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Add to Healdsburg Dining Scene
Excellent and authentic Portugese cuisine. Starter with varied assortment of Portugese specialties should not be missed. Desserts among the best in town--all are sets of three items. Try the "Traditional." Their version of donut holes nearly float off the plate. Good and moderately priced wine list.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Taste of Portugal
Cafe Lucia is a one of a kind restaurant serving Portuguese cuisine. The seafood is amazing and they have a large wine selection from Portugal that can be ordered by flights. Great service and awesome food quality. A must have dinning experience for everyone!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent experience Wine
Wine flights from Portugal were very nice way to embrace wines from Portugal .
Tacas were great - definitely go for white anchovies and Sao Jorge cheese
Feijoada - just like I remember in brasil.
My wife settled for the vegetarian platter since they ran out of Bronzino but we will be back
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hideaway gem in Healdsburg
We had a fabulous dinner in this little hideaway restaurant off the main square in Healdsburg. The weather was gorgeous, so we opted to sit on their outdoor patio, which was lovely and comfortable. The specialty here is Portugese food, and our fish dishes were excellent. The service was gracious, and relaxing. Highly recommended!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gem in Healdsburg
Great food, service and atmosphere just off the main square. We have been many times.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
mmmm, Portuguese food!
The fives of us had a great dining experience at Cafe Lucia, from the suggestions made by our server, to the food choices and our wine selection. It was slow for weekday lunch, so the service was particularly stellar. We chose seven tasting plates to start and each was memorable, especially the baby octopus, sao jorge cheese, smelts, serrano ham, pickled marinated vegetables, and linguiça.
For our main meals, we had the fish and chips (the novelty's not worth it), a delightful fisherman's stew, and the paella.
We'll go again! Thanks for a wonderful lunch.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious Portugese and Brazilian
Delicious Portugese and Brazilian food and excellent service. Nice outdoor space though was too breezy the night we were there
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delightful Healdsburg Hideaway
Wonderful and unique menu featuring Portugese specialities. Splendid service.
Don't miss it. And the cook book offered for sale is a work of art.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food at Café Lucia was excellent. A nice array of Portuguese dishes and wines. Very good service. I highly recommend the restaurant.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Portuguese Food Ever!
We love this place and have gone back at least twice. It is a two hour drive for us but the food is so good that it is worth it. The decor is beautiful and the servers are awesome. Quite a Find.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Addition to Healdsburg Dining
This is the second time my husband and I have dined at Cafe Lucia. If anything, it was even better than the first. We shared a delicious beet salad after which he had a cod and potato dish and I had the lamb tenderloin. He found his dish moist and very flavorful, but quite filling. My meal, grilled lamb tenderloin and root vegetables, was absolutely delicious. The meat, marinated and then grilled, was s some of the best lamb I have ever had. Since it is always on the menu, I probably won't ever get anything else! The decor has been updated from the Affronti days and looks great. There is a handsome outdoor dining space. The service was friendly and efficient. With the small plates for sharing it is fun and affordable. We'll be back.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden gem in Healdsburg
Fantastic dinner. Extremely happy to see this space succeed. Definitely worth checking out!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cafe Lucia interested me when I did my research on restaurants in Healdsburg on our recent vacation to the Sonoma area. We loved all the food that we ordered. We tried several of the Portuguese tapas-style appetizers. For dinner my husband ordered the grilled sardines, my son the Fisherman's Seafood "Stew" and I had the mussels with a wonderfully fragrant broth. We split the trio of chocolate desserts with two glasses of Port. Yum! Our server was attentive and knowledgeable.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the food! A bit quiet though we did have an early dinner. Friendly staff who accomodated our 2 year old extremely well.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We happened upon Cafe Lucia because we had skipped lunch and wanted to find a place to eat an early dinner. We were greeted like family and as the meal progressed, were wonderfully surprised at each point. We had the scallops and beet salad for an appetizer which both were out of this world. Our entrée consisted of the sea bass and the steak, both of which were cooked to perfection. We finished up our meal with the chocolate dessert, an assortment of amazing flavors. If we lived close by, we would spend many nights eating dinner here. I would Highly recommend this gem of a restaurant.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
On vacation in my hometown
The ambiance and food of Cafe Lucia made us feel like we were vacationing in Portugal.
We loved the presentation of the food as well as the great taste. We both had sea food
which is often hard to find cooked right. The fruit desert was tasty and beautifully served.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Too much good food! Lamb entree
Too much good food! Lamb entree was small but delicious. Fortunately, we had two appetizers and a salad and were already full. The four wine tastings (one red and one one white from Portugal and Sonoma) is terrific with unusual wines... and decent pours. The mussel appetizer had nice flavor. Only the salad was a little disappointing. Service was very attentive. The location is behind some buildings on the main square, but worth making the trip.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was absolutely
The service was absolutely professional and warm and friendly. The staff is very knowledgable and doesn't miss a beat. The only down side to the restaurant is that there are so many excellent options on the menu. The post ice cream and piri piri sauce is out of this world. It's so nice that nice people are doing such a great job. Can't wait to return.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food w/ Portuguese flare
We have been to Cafe Lucia several times and always enjoy it. The food is fantastic and just a little different due to the Portuguese influences and spices. Soooooo nice to have something different. We have taken several foodie friends and everyone loves it. Atmosphere is very nice and great patio for outdoor seating. Highly recommend!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was bursting with
The food was bursting with flavors and the
ambiance was beautiful and peaceful.
Lots of people took great care of us at our
table. However we would have liked our
server to check back with us. Complimentary
dessert to acknowledge our special occasion
was very much appreciated and spoke
volumes for the thoughtfulness of the
restaurant. We will be back!!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is one of our favorite spots. The food is consistently GREAT and their wine list is wonderful. Try their house red. It's fabulous!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined in the beautiful
We dined in the beautiful courtyard on a warm evening. The owner Lucia greeted us personally and made sure we were comfortable. Because we had a client with us we needed everything to go well and it did. The servers were attentive and quick. The food was good to excellent, and the winelist was amazing. Their sorbet and ice cream sampler was the perfect end to a good meal.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love This Place
I find myself returning time and again. Really love the food and the people. Try it yourself, I bet you have the same reaction.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
New owners for this spot now serve Portuguese style food. Everything was delicious; nothing was over-powering with spices or exotic flavors. The presentation was excellent; the wait staff was gracious and accommodating. And the prices were moderate.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved everything about this restaurant. The food was brilliant, the prices incredibly reasonable, and the wine list was thoughtful and also well valued. Our only disappointment was that our waitress disappeared after taking our order and was not seen until the dessert menu was offered. The food was delivered by servers, we were never asked how our meal was or if we wanted anything additional (another piece of bread and another glass of wine.) We just couldn't find anyone to ask. When I ordered a Port flight, it would have been nice to have the chocolate covered hazelnuts they offer with the check as I was enjoying the flight.
Nonetheless, easy to forgive the oversights due to the outstanding food and exquisite presentation.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem in Healdsburg
This is a hidden gem in the lovely town of Healdsburg. You need to seek it out as it is down a hallway off of Healdsburg Blvd. All you can see from the street is the sign. The menu is imaginative, wonderfully cooked and presented. The flavors are subtle. The have brunch on the weekend. Order the Portuguese wine to go with the food----even though you are in the most wonderful wine area in the world and they have an extensive list of local wines. The desserts are creative with tastes of three different desserts built upon a theme (chocolate, apple, etc.) There is an outdoor dining area that is sheltered and great for both dining and drinks. Sonoma County locals and foodies have found Café Lucia. It is wonderful
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really good dining experience!
Really good dining experience! Love the food, very friendly service,nice ambiance..
We plan on returning to Cafe Lucia soon!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a restaurant that everyone should try. It is Healdsburg's little secret.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
All the food was presented
All the food was presented in a beautiful fashion, and flavors were unique and delicious.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is excellent--especially the starters and desserts. Piri piri chocolate ice cream has to be experienced to be appreciated.
The flights of Portuguese wines offer an original taste in a wine rich town.
The restaurant is off the square and off the street in Healdsburg, and does not get the traffic it deserves.
We are locals.Cafe Lucia has become our go-to place for out-of-town guests.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a really nice, comfortable experience. Our server was attentive & spent time describing the dishes for my picky husband. I collect cook books signed by the author/ chef. Their book was fabulous- a huge coffee table book filled w amazing recipes. The chef came from the kitchen & was so friendly & accommodating. He & his sister own the restaurant.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food.Service was
Excellent food.Service was good,pleasant but pacing was little uneven.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Old country meets modern world
The menu was a great mix of traditional Portuguese dishes - some prepared with a modern touch - all with fresh, local ingredients. The one dish that stood out for me was the BOLINHOS de BACALHAU. My Portuguese grandmother made these on Christmas eve every year and the ones served here were exactly like hers - delicious!!!.....brought back great childhood memories!
We sat outside - the patio dining was a great experience. The service was excellent and the prices are reasonable.
We'll be back!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Manuel Azevedo's new restaurant, Cafe Lucia, is a new restaurant in Healdsburg. I loved the food ( I was there for lunch ), the presentation and the ambience. I mentioned on my Open Table reservation I was yhere for a birthday celebration and the restaurant served desert with a candle and sang Happy Birthday. It was lovely.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food Great presentation
Excellent food Great presentation Great value for the quality
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed it all
The food is first rate, the waitstaff was very knowledgeable. My wife had the fish stew and the broth was incredible. The waitress offered an appropriate wine pairing for each meal. We had a great time.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Portuguese in style
Wonderful food and the best sangria I ever tasted.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our first time here. We were the only customers at 1130am on a Sunday, nice but disappointing, We know they had a busy day on Satirday, as we stopped by to change our reservations. The food combinations for flavors was great. You can see brother Manuel's influence from LaSalette. The Tomato water shots was a pleasant surprise. The 5 choice appetizer plate especially the sardine pate and crusted goat cheese and almonds were great. We did however have to wait for approximately one hour for our main dish to be served. But you know it was freshly made!! The wait probably would not have made a difference because of the ambience, but we were on a timeline. Happy to say we still met our timeline despite the wait. We will be back!!!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem in Healdsburg
We had dinner for four at Café Lucia before attending a play. We arrived early, but were seated right away at our choice of seats (inside versus outside). The waitress helped us with our dinner and wine choices and was very attentive. The food was tasty, and in contrast to what one gets at many restaurants, the portions were not overlarge, but definitely enough to be satisfying. The desserts were excellent, consisting in three samples of various tasty sweets, filling, but again, not overlarge. And finally, the servers were quite respectful of our need to finish in time for the play.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe Lucia is a Find1
Great food, Great service. All around fantastic experience.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant environment.
Very pleasant environment. The fish stew was wonderful with a well seasoned and light broth.
Service was attentive without being over bearing. We sat inside because the patio seemed more crowded and a bit noisier.
Definitely will return.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find in Healdsburg
Loved Cafe Lucia - great service and incredible food!!! The wait staff works together as a team and there is always someone to answer a question/help you. We asked the waitress to pair wines with our dinner and she did a great job. We got to try some interesting new wines (Portuguese) along with some interesting new foods. We did some tasting plates and then two main courses plus a WONDERFUL dessert with samplings of three things (we chose the Portuguese/traditional dessert and we highly recommend it).
All in all a FABULOUS evening.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had the fisherman's stew and the porkloin. The stew was fantastic. As an appetizer, we had the sardines. It was very flavorful. The porkloin has a great cumin flavour to it. We would return.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed everything
We really enjoyed everything we ordered. The beet salad was wonderful. We wanted to try Portugese food so I had the salt cod stew and it was delicious and most filling. My husband loved the seafood soup. We both love fado music and it was playing perfectly in the background. We really appreciated that we could hear ourselves talk. The service was a perfect pace - we had a relaxing meal, but didn't feel we were waiting unduly long for any food.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Creative menu and wine list.
Creative menu and wine list. The food was delicious and beautifully presented.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Healdsburg's Best Kept Secret
Cafe Lucia is graced with a comfortable, modern ambiance, attentive, accommodating staff, and a superb chef. We had a very long, celebratory lunch and were never rushed. We selected from the tasting plates, salads, starters, entrees, wine and dessert. Everything was thoroughly enjoyable. if you haven't tried Cafe Lucia yet, why on earth haven't you?
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
FIND THIS PLACE, YOU'LL BE PLEASED
We visited this wonderful new restaurant in Healdsburg and had a great dinner of nuevo Portuguese food. The scallops were perfection on a bed of shredded leeks, the soup was sublime and the entree of stuffed pork loin was perfect. Some interesting wine choices (not all from Sonoma County) added to the meal. It is tucked back away from the street but quite close to the main square. Find it and you will have a great dining experience.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great, authentic Portuguese
We were warmly welcomed into this nice spot, hidden down a narrow hallway/laneway on the main street in Healdsburg. It's worth finding this place!
We ordered and enjoyed Caldo Verde, Bolinhos de Bacalhau, Sardinhas Assadas and Caldeirada. All of the dishes were spot-on authentic and flavorful. Oh, and the Caramel Trio dessert was heavenly.
We were very happy with our whole experience and will return the next time we make it to Healdsburg.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
discover this gem...
As indicated above, the food was outstanding; ditto the service. It is an excellent place to go if you actually want to have a conversation. I only gave four stars for ambience as our table was too close to the table next to us. So much so that their server was noticeably challenged in delivering their food.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM