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About Cafe Lucia
Just steps away from Healdsburg’s landmark plaza, Café Lucia invites you to a leisurely meal in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere made warm and cozy by hanging canvas prints of landscapes and scenery from the Azores and Portugal, and the wooden tables fashioned from old wine boxes. Enjoy a casual lunch in the courtyard or and evening meal served al fresco with Fado, the tradional music of Portugal, playing in the background. Best of all, of course, is the genuinely caring service and food, which will leave you completely sated yet somehow craving more.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: W-F 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: W-F 5:30pm-9:00pm
Lunch: Saturday 11:30 am-4:00p
Dinner: Saturday 4:00pm-9:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
$30 and under
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Parking 1/2 block away. Turn west off Healdsburg Avenue onto Matheson Street. There are other public lots within walking distance
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cafe Lucia Ratings and Reviews
Brought my wife to Cafe Lucia for a Mother's Day brunch. She got the Eggs Benedict and I got the Frech Toast. Both were excellent. Service was very good just as it is during the many times we've been there for dinner. I highly recommend this place for any meal.
- terrible service. Slow and put food down walked away , no condiments etc had to wait until food nearly cold before it came, irony was they were clearly over staffed, all running around nobody doing any work
- fly/bug on coffee. On the rim of the mug, dead! Returned with a fresh one and a meager apology. Charged for it then!
- no changing table which I thought is legal in California
This was our first time for brunch and it was delicious. The stuffed french toast was delightful, the apple, ham, & eggs benedict was stupendous - I really enjoyed the thin homemade bread. My sister had the scrambled eggs, with an extremely light and wonderful roll that she shared, yummy. This is one of our favorite restaurants and that is saying something in the incredible foodie town of Healdsburg. We have had breakfast(brunch), lunch and many dinners here, and of course we will be back for more tasty Portuguese food.
This was our first time and we'll be back. Very good food (we had the sea bass and pork tenderloin), very good service, and very fair prices. The service was perfect -- on the ball but not obtrusive. We especially liked that while this is definitely a "nice restaurant," it isn't as snooty as many of the nice restaurants in town.
Excellent food. Everything was good. My prawn risotto was amazing. The risotto had little slivers of Portuguese sausage and a bit of chili heat. The prawns were out of this world. My husbands seafood stew ...well, he raved about it. I snuck a taste of the whitefish. Num. we also enjoyed a lovely bottle of Rose from Portugal. A lovely taste from a trip to the lovely country at a great value. We'll recommend to everyone we know.
Very disappointing evening. Was seated at a very small table for two even though larger tables were open and the restaurant was nearly empty. Our waiter hovered at our table despite being told several times we weren't ready to order. When we asked questions about a couple of the entrees, he wrote them down as our orders. A second waiter placed an appetizer on our table with no description of what it was. My husband has food allergies (which were noted on our reservation, but no one read) so we had to flag our waiter down to understand if he could eat it. Our waiter didn't tell us about any of the specials even though we could hear him describing them at other tables.
The tuna ceviche was grey and full of tough sinew. The sea bass was dry and tasteless. With so many good restaurants in Healdsburg, there's no reason to eat here.
Went for Sunday Brunch. Excellent food. Started with the Malasadinhas, small Portuguese confections. I ordered eggs with house made linguica, piri piri potatoes, and a biscuit, all great tasting. My had an eggs benedict style dish with ham and apple. Ended with Malasadinhas in a sauce. Lucia, the owner was there making the patrons at each table feel welcome. Service is courteous and friendly. Great food, nice atmosphere. We've had dinners there as well. Portuguese food at its best.
We finally found our brunch place! Not many places get poached eggs just right, but Cafe Lucia does! We tried out the first day of their brunch service and it was really terrific. I had pulled pork & spinach benedict; sweetie had the ham/grilled apple benedict. We shared malasdilhas - oh my! and Lucia always offers a special treat; this time it was chilled asparagus shooters. The only thing missing is a bloody mary, but with 3 mimosa styles available, I can't complain. We'll be back again and again for brunch. But if you miss brunch, opt for the fish stew or the feijoida for lunch/dinner. Thank you, Lucia!
Very creative Portuguese menu with lots of unusual small-plate options, delicious entrees and desserts, friendly service, comfortable seating, spacious and not crowded, just half a block from the central plaza of downtown Healdsburg - all in all a great place to meet friends for dinner.
Great once again. Service is good and the food great. We have had several of the menu items now and they are all really good. Our favorite is the Portugeuse Pot Roast. We spent $130 total for appetizers, dinner, desert and a couple of drinks. Very reasonable for the service and food you get.
We Love this authentic Portuguese gem in our neighborhood! Go on a Wednesday, for complimentary wine corkage, or indulge in one of the many Portuguese/Iberian wines on the wine list. Patio or inside seating. Lots of little indulgences brought out, compliments of the chef.
Great food.a quiet restaurant which allows for talking and being heard. I had the piripiri chicken and the skin was crisp and the meat was tender. My hubby had salt cod crabcakes which were delicious. For dessert we had the ice cream and it was rich and creamy. Would highly recommend this place.
Another Great April Fool's Day Birthday Dinner...
This was a great second dinner at this wonderful restaurant.
Last year, we were being adventurous. This year we wanted the great experience we had last year. We were not disappointed!
As I always do, I have the same dinner I had on the previous visit. I like to compare the experience to see if my first impression was correct.
Again, I had the Port Braised Pork Belly, but along with this as a "flight", Sauteed Baby Octopus and thinly sliced Sturgeon with roe and roasted almonds. The flavors played on the Passion Sangria which is a must have. Birthday Girl had the Salada Portuguesa.
Dinner again was "Portuguese Pot Roast" on a bed of delicate vegetables. It was excellent! Birthday Girl had the Pork Tenderloin "Recheado", tender pork tenderloin in port wine sauce, also excellent.
Desserts were a very light chocolate mousse with light white port, and malasadadinhas, little malasadas sprinkled with a very light dusting of powdered sugar.
Dinner was excellent and a beautiful celebration for several trying events.
I have recommended Café Lucia to friends, and they have enjoyed the experience.
This hidden gem was quite the find. We have lived in the area for years and it took Open Table for us to find it. We made 5:45 reservation and we were seated promptly at a table of our choice. You may sit inside or "outdoors." Do not park in the lot behind the hotel; park in the Public Parking. The menu was varied and creative. The "kale" salad was amazing. I had the short rib pot roast, which was too fatty for my preference, but had great flavors. The port tenderloin was very good too. Great wine list, with many Portugese wines. The house red was very good and priced well, at $8 for 6 ounces.
The dining room is simple, decorated with Portuguese photographs. There is a nice patio. The menu is Portuguese cuisine and the wine list contains many Portuguese wines at an affordable price. The three tapas style starters were good but small. The main course, the fish stew, was nicely spiced, a bit messy to eat, and definitively a rather small portion. The whole dinner was satisfactory but not exciting.
Very nice meal here. Really liked the targeted menu and wine list. The paella type dish was very good. Service was attentive and just right. Our meal for 3 including 3 portion appetizer, 3 entrees, 3 glasses of wine, and 2 desert wines was about $110. I felt pleased with the food, service, and value.
The food was okay nothing great. The arroz con camarones was small and taste but nothing great and the bacalo al forno was filled with potatoes.. honestly not good.
The resturant was almost empty and cold. Service was acceptable
Unfortunately I was disappointed with Cafe Lucia. I heard so many great things about Cafe Lucia but the food didn't deliver. Maybe there was a different chef that night? We started with Tasca's which were tasty-seasoned almonds, marinated olives, cheese & jam, and pickled white beans. The entrees fell flat however. I had the fisherman's stew. The prawns were cooked well but the scallops were a bit chewy and the flavor was totally bland. My date had the bacalhau no forno and sampled a friend's piri piri chicken. He said the chicken was dry and totally bland. The bacalhau was probably the most flavorful dish of the 3. We had mango mousse and chocolate tart for dessert. My date enjoyed the tart but I found it a bit dense and bitter. The mousse was more of a gel (it was clear) with crunchy squares of some sort and it just wasn't very flavorful. I wish I liked the food. But it just wasn't very tasty.
We went for Restaurant Week so I don't think I can assess accurately. Wail staff were wonderful. Appetizer plate of Olives, almonds, marinated large white beans, cheese w/guava paste was perfect. I had the pork roast entry stuffed w/figs, nuts & ? It sounds great - just ok. I had the passion fruit dessert - very tasty & different for me.
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