Lucia Ristorante Winchester

4.5
758 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Lucia Ristorante is a lively, casual-upscale, restaurant and lounge in Winchester Center. We pride ourselves in bringing nothing but the best Italian classic and current culinary interpretations by Executive Chef Pino Maffeo to our clientele.
Our lively 25-seat bar welcomes those seeking after-work libations and lighter fare, as our formal dining room elegantly accommodates large parties as well as intimate dinners for small groups accordingly. Additionally, please contact our function manager to book your next event with us! Buon Apetito!
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious

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vipPete
New England
27 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wet with the family and thorough enjoyed! Great service!

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SteveN
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great meal. The food is excellent. But we are always disappointed with the lack of service (they were not that busy). We will be back only because of the food.

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flazzy
New England
35 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were impeccable. Would definitely dine there again.

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kgatregal
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent authentic Italian food!!! DiLisio so!!! Felt like I was in Italy👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

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barbaram
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Our server knew everything about the menu. Lobster ravioli was excellent.

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JacquiD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This wasn't my first time dining at Lucia's. I am Italian an absolutely love their food!
I have made plans to go again!

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vipKimO
New England
93 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service. Great menu with a variety of specials. Always a wonderful experience. Just like the North End without the crowds. Really attractive outdoor seating area.

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MaryZ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucia’s is always so good. Service was amazing - Great night celebrating a friend’s Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just excellent. It’s the north end in Winchester.

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Scott
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat outside and had a very good meal. Orlando was a great waiter!

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vip1234
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Horrible first experience at this restaurant! Waited at the front desk for 10 minutes before being acknowledged- 2 employees there but no contact. Service continued to be poor the whole evening. The food was okay but not great. Won’t go back

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PattyO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food nice night

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FlaviaC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Great!! Great!! Great!! Great!! Great!! Great!! Great!!

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vipSaGo
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We were excited that they offered fresh pasta in their menu and ordered all items which had fresh pasta listed. When the items came though, all had “out of the box” linguini and penne in all 4 of our plates. When asked, the waitress simply said that they ran out of the pasta in the description and they just substituted! In all the other restaurants they always let us know if this is the case especially if there is added cost involved for the fresh pasta! Very disappointing! Felt like we paid big bucks just to eat a glorified boxed/frozen pasta!!

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RobertS
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall it was very good. A little noisier then I prefer, but we could still hear each other.
The service was excellent. Our meals were very good, but I ordered a Caprese Salad and the tomatoes, we tasteless. There were not Red and Ripe, they seemed like grocery store tomatoes you buy in the winter. For $13.00, I was expecting much better quality. I would definitely go back, but next time I'll order the Caesar Salad!

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Ccmjtm
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress Genna was awesome.....enjoyed talking with her and she provided great service

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KristinA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great I will definitely be back again and it was my 1st time eating there. Staff was good

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ItalianFoodLover
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The menu online had bread pudding and I wanted it so I didn’t eat as much of my meal as I would have if I wasn’t planning on the dessert. By the time I found out, my meal was already packed up.

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Mark
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

This was our first time at Lucia, and we were very disappointed. The restaurant was very loud, and it was hard to even have a normal conversation. Service was slow. One person in our party received a drink right away, but the waitress didn’t come back for a long time to get drinks for the rest of the table, so the person was drinking by himself. The entrees were mediocre in taste, and vegetables or even a side salad was a la carte. What we received (pasta and a small protein) was not a good value for the price. We waited a long time to put our order in, and a long time to receive our food. This was not an enjoyable experience for us as far as the atmosphere or the food and we did not feel that we received value for the cost. We will not go back, and I will not recommend this to friends.

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KATHYS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience: service food and value.

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SusanV
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely sitting outside. The food was great and the help attentive. Very busy for Father’s Day, but they managed!

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vipPhyllis
New England
62 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always. Drinks are excellent also!

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MatthewJ
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had made a reservation on Opentable for 7p.m. We arrived 10 minutes early and were sat promptly. Our server immediately came over with bread and olive oil and water. There was plenty of time given for choosing our course. The server was attentive and answered all our questions and was very accommodating for our gluten free member. The server struck that balance of checking in on us and letting us enjoy our meal. I would reccomend this restaurant and would go there again.

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vipPhyllis
New England
62 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service

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Florian
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food was ok. It tastes mediocre, the presentation is poor. Portions are big and the food is incredibly heavy. The price point is by far too high for what it is.

My biggest complaint is the service. It was poor. The personnel seemed borderline rude and untrained. We were helped by multiple hosts (with our actual host being openly upset about it). Waiters showed up multiple times with food we did not order (saw the same happening at other tables). We were asked whether we wanted them to clear out plates while we were still using those plates (obviously eating).

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vipKimO
New England
94 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining space. Service impeccable as always. Traditional high quality North End style menu. Food delicious.

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vipRiccardo
New England
53 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating in Lucia's Winchester is almost like their place in the North End but without the fire engines across the street.

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Coop
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time eating with my besty post-Covid. Hoped to be outside (they have a nice outside space, with a roof), but alas weather wasn’t cooperative. I had a squid and pasta dish with capers and olives that was really tasty—umami sauce and great pasta. Garden salad was good too. It was a bit noisy and the waitress a little short, but I was greeted warmly at the door and throughout the evening, and all staff were competent. This restaurant was a favorite with my daughter when she was younger and it was great to be back.

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MMT1
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty - as always - the fusilli is one of my favorites. They had the "standards" (shrimp scampi) as well as nice specials (whole fish on greens with grilled vegetables - that they de-boned for us!), and a good variety of dishes. The calamari was salty and tasty and great! (Salty to me is a good thing!) and the desserts were also interesting (chocolate espresso pudding) along with the favorites (cannoli). Service was also great - speedy and courteous and attentive. I love that Lucia's is right near where I live - but it's worth a trip to Winchester to visit even if you're not down the street!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner with an old family friend.

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MikaL
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We knew we were going to have a good experience at Lucia, and we did. Food was authentic and service was wonderful. And thanks for gluten-free opinions!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food
Great service

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vipKathy
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was tasty but unhappy that eggplant dish was served almost cold. Caesar salad ok but should have anchovies included. Well made cocktail and the wine was a decent pour. The decor is warm and somewhat inviting but it can be a loud room. The waitstaff was efficient and our server was lovely. Pricing was fair considering how much the cost of food is rising.

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BarbaraC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Waited 35 minutes at the table before anyone approached the table. After taking our order, took another 14 minutes to get a glass of wine, the place was not full! The cozze appetizer was excellent the rest of the meal was mediocre.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Have been to Lucia many times. Usually a good overall experience. This was the total opposite. Terrible service as our server had tables in several different areas and often forgot about us. Food was very slow to arrive and poorly prepared. Sole was very undercooked and very wet to the point of not edible
Manager was very indifferent to our comments. We will not return

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Bernie
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food and service were good. The drinks were much too expensive, almost $30 for two drinks, too much!

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AnthonyP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lucia's has been a favorite of ours since it opened in the 1980's. Consistently great place to dine. Excellent Italian Food, comfortable seating and very reasonable prices.

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vipDebiP
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great selection on the menu
This was our first time here and we will be back.

Good food and good value.

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Hmiche
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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Lucia Ristorante Winchester is rated 4.5 stars by 758 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.