We have been to Lucia's on
We have been to Lucia's on numerous occasions. We only did appetizers on this visit, but they were good. Our server was very pleasant. We will continue to go back many times.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service was very good.
The service was very good. The wait staff is young and they work hard. The food is consistently good. The restaurant is noisy...hard to converse. We say,'What?' a lot. If they could fix the noise issue we would dine there much more often.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our food--at Lucia's--was
Our food--at Lucia's--was well-prepared & was served piping hot! We got service with a smile from our concietious waitress. What not to love?!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food again. Service
Great food again. Service was outstanding. Would definitely return again.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love this place and go
We love this place and go every week. The people are friendly and we have gotten to know the owners very well. We feel like we're family. The menu prices are very reasonable and the menu items tasty. You can't miss with any of the selections.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
A fun place with excellent
A fun place with excellent food and friendly staff.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Superb food! It was our anniversary and I noted it on my reservation. My husband and I were surprised with a glass of champagne and appetizer. Great customer service and again.... the food is excellent! Highly recommend!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great local restaurant, friendly
Great local restaurant, friendly staff, and good food!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Slight service glitch caused
Slight service glitch caused the entrees to arrive almost immediately after the appetizers. But the waiter was appropriately apologetic and the service was otherwise very good. We found it a bit loud, but not unbearably so. Vibe was much more "hip night spot" than "romantic special occasion."
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lucia's: A great neighborhood find
My girlfriend and I went Lucia's for the first time last evening as it was participating in Seattle Restaurant Week special. So, it was booked up which we were not sure is typical of most Wednesday nights. We sat in the upstair's loft looking down on the entrance area and somewhat removed from the crowds.
The food was innovative and tasted delicious. We both had the pear and Gorgonzola crostinis followed by the wild salmon that came with gnocchi and asparagus. For dessert my friend had the dolce with salted carmel sauce and I had the warm chocolate soufflé as they were already out of the chocolate decadence cake by 7:30 pm, but it was an amazing substitution that I would have again. The portions were good size and we did not leave hungry.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thank you Seattle Restaurant Week!!
Went to Lucia during Restaurant week! Ive lived in Kirkland for 2 years, and drive by Lucia at least 4 times a week due to the nearby grocery store, but never went in. Their special menu was really diverse and creative. My meal was wonderful, server was knowledgeable and the restaurant was really fun atmosphere.
We went on a Thursday night that wasn't particularly busy, but seems like it would be a great place to meet for HH or eat on the weekends.
So glad we chose Lucia
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The only thing was that our
The only thing was that our table was against a wall and we felt cramped. Would have likes a different table but enjoyed everything else!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second time visiting. We beat
Second time visiting. We beat the crowds at 430 but stayed until 7 and it was packed. They are continuing "restaurant week" even though it is officially over. They offer 3 amazing courses for $28. They also have an excellent happy hour selection which made it hard to choose. We all enjoyed everything immensely! Pear Gorgonzola baguette was yummy! Even the spinach pear salad. I'll you decide. We also had Sicilian meatballs, salmon and gnocchi. Good luck!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great meal. The food
We had a great meal. The food was good, the menu choices are varied and interesting and the wine we ordered was delicious and reasonably priced. The service was excellent but they 'hovered' a little too much making us feel rushed even though I don't think that was their intention. We would go back!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little gem
Great food. FYI the appetizers are large so good idea to split. They do a great job given it looks onto a mall parking lot.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I can always count on receiving great service, drink and food at Lucia, a place we wouldn't have discovered without a Groupon. From the savory, ice cold dirty martini to the last bite of pasta carbonara, the meals are great. We shared an order of plump, flavorful crab cakes to start, followed by the Caesar salad and pasta. Fresh-baked focaccia requires self control because its so good. Nice wine selection, too. We've not tried dessert yet, but every meal at Lucia has been really, really good.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was visiting family in Kirkland, wa and twice I was taken to this restaurant and Wow! What a diamond of a place!!
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and delicious food can't beat that combo!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lucia's is dependable but it is time they reviewed their menu and make some changes as they need new items to keep customers returning.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
On y mange TRÈS bien
Quel délice. Tous les plats étaient remarquables en accord de saveurs. C'était excellent !
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Engagement Dinner at Lucia
I have been dining at Lucia for years. I haven't been in a couple years as I had moved out of the area. I made reservations for a girlfriend's engagement dinner. Service was good and the food was excellent Italian fare as usual. I had the braised short ribs with potato gnocchi in a red wine reduction, yum! Their cannelloni is notably the best dish on their menu. Our server even offered us two desserts on the house for our celebration. Thank you Lucia!
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We brought friends to try
We brought friends to try Lucia for the first time and were very happy that they enjoyed it as much as we have! My favorite item is the pear Crostini - it brings me back every time. But it can very easily be enough to share with one other person. Actually their food is not only delicious but very generous. Our waiter Christopher always seemed to be there when we needed anything. I am part of a group that likes to discover new restaurants to try and this was one of our very successful experiences.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Large selection of typical
Large selection of typical Italian fare but with some nice twists. Interesting cocktail and wine list. Carmelized onion, pear, walnut and gorgonzola pizzete was a great starter. Pork tenderloin scallopini was crispy and delicious, accompanied by a really tasty mushroom risotto. Service was prompt but a little spotty (empty plates and glasses not cleared, making a crowded 2 top). Dining room is large and seating is well spaced - outside walls open to small sidewalk dining area so on a nice day it's a great place to sit, have some wine and a nice meal. Location in mall is a little strange but means plenty of parking. Near Kirkland Performance Center so for dinner before a show, it is perfect.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff was friendly and
The staff was friendly and efficient. There was a good selection on the menu but it would be nice to see more vegetarian options. My husband and I had the same dish (salmon) and enjoyed it. My only complaint was that the pasta side dish seemed a little too salty. All in all we had a pleasant relaxing evening on a beautiful summer night and Lucia helped to set the mood.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I have mixed reviews
My wife and I have mixed reviews on this place. The calamari appetizer was very tasty and her dinner was excellent but the $20 for her two lackluster cocktails took a bit of that shine off. My meal was okay but I wouldn't order it again. The ratings are for the appetizer, her meal and ambience.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but a dark ambiance
The food and service was great, even though our waiter gave us the check before asking us if we wanted dessert which we did. The restaurant was a little too dark but overall we enjoyed our dining experience!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed - our third
Really enjoyed - our third visit. Very good service - quick, helpful and efficient. We shared a Caesar salad - good but typical. The pizza, however, was outstanding! Pesto, sun dried tomatoes, pine nuts ... the pizza alone will bring us back!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian dinner on short
Great Italian dinner on short notice on a Friday night. Food and service were great. Good value for the money.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had just returned from
We had just returned from a trip to Italy, but this Italian food was better than anything we ate there! Yum! They also offered us two free glasses of champagne for our anniversary. Would definitely go back!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently good food & experience
Have been going there for a few years now ... never disappointed with the food. Salads are great and pastas are pretty good too. Good wine list (though nothing spectacular) but a full bar with creative bartender makes up for it.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
My wife and I go here almost every month, and love it. The bruschetta is phenomenal, as well as the free bread. The people are always very friendly, and the atmosphere is comfortably noisy and welcoming. We do a regular dinner hour or later dinner and drinks with friends.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was there on a date, it was
Was there on a date, it was his first time dining there. Very impressed with the ambience as soon as were greeted. The food was prepared to leave lasting GREAT impression. We will definitely return.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can count on Lucia....
You can always count on good service, good food and drinks. Neighborhood gem indeed.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have gone to Lucia's for several years. Reliable and tasty Italian food. Their grilled romaine sale is a standout. Other inventive dishes. We'll keep going.
Nice bar. Unexpected in mall setting
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We received outstanding service
We received outstanding service and the food was very good. We'll be back!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a great place! Great happy hour selections! And 1/2 off bottle of wine night :)
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food, nice eastside fine
Food was great, we ended up there during Seattle Restaurant Week. We ordered off the regular menu & everything was great. Be aware they do charge a $2 fee to split plates - even salads which is annoying as we usually split an entrée salad wherever we go & don't encounter this. At almost $15 - $30 an entrée I think they can forgo the split charge, it's a little tacky. Food was pretty good - there was a kitchen snafu & our salad didn't come out before our entrée so they ended up comping the salad anyway. The dessert selection was a little dated as well. All in all, we'd definitely be back again, here on the Eastside we are a little limited in this genre of dining.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's easy to overlook Lucia as it's in the middle of a strip-mall setting across from the Kirkland QFC. But overlooking it would be a mistake. We've always had excellent food and service. Our most recent experience was during Seattle Restaurant Week. Lucia's RW menu provides more options than most restaurants and our party of four each ordered something different. We would up sampling everything because each diner said, "Oh, you've got to try this!" They even substituted a soup that was on the Lunch Menu for an appetizer on the Dinner Menu -- no questions asked. Favorites were probably the beet salad appetizer; Ravioli main course and the Peanut Butter pie dessert. Honestly, though, everything we ordered was terrific.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
They were very attentive tonus and even though we had kids and the place was crowded they did not rush us. The food was delicious. We had one of the flatbread pizza appetizer and tried the spaghetti as well as the steak dinner. The food was delicious and service exceptional. I had only been here for lunch before but will definitely keep it in mind for dinner as well
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Good Find
I took my girlfriend out for dinner for her birthday. Since it was restaurant week she picked Lucia. And we were glad she did. The food was yummy and the service was good. We will definitely be back.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really excellent and unique food and great service hidden in a small shopping center. Would definitely return!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Casual Business lunch for 5
I chose Lucia for a bunch of reasons. Nice menu variety for everyone, French onion soup of the day was hearty, excellent entrée salads, substantial Panini, great service and attentive staff. Made for a fun casual business lunch. Lucia never disappoints- lunch, happy hour, dinner, it's all good!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great little neighborhood
This is a great little neighborhood spot with consistently good food and service.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Schrimp scampi was excellent
Schrimp scampi was excellent and they have a really good tiramisu . . . We really enjoyed our dinner - food was outstanding.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Italian cuisine!
My son & I dined at the Lucia Restaurant, on scampi and ravioli--and for dessert enjoyed tiramisu & souffle. It was a wonderful experience, and the waitperson was attentive without lingering overly long.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lucia's is one of my favorites for good Italian fare. I love their Cannelloni. Dinner companion had the Penne Angelina and loved it.
It was her first time at Lucia's and was completely sold. Tiramisu for dessert was one of the best I have had in a long time.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
dinner and a movie option
Since this is close to Parkplace Cinema, it makes a pre or post movie option. It's a fun place with dark lighting, trying to be hip. (Note the lighting was so dark we couldn't see the menus to read them without light from our phones.) The music was loud, but not so loud that you couldn't have a conversation. The service was fast enough that we didn't sit around wondering where our food was. The food was expensive ($20-30 entrees) for what you got. I got the sea bass which was just OK. Nothing special. My husband got the pork tenderloins which were fried and breaded which surprised him and he said they were also just OK. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here, but it's a nice spot for an after work drink or to meet friends.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious and
The food was delicious and the menu had so many things I wanted to try that I'll definitely be back.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the things I like is
One of the things I like is that Lucia has gluten free pasta on the menu.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM