Lucia Ristorante Winchester

4.5
425 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Dinner: Monday through Thursday from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday and Saturday from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Bar and Lounge: Sunday through Wednesday 3:00 - 11:00 PM
Thursday through Saturday 3:00 - Midnight
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Phone number
(781) 729-0515
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Filippo Frattaroli
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Catering
Services for All Events
Culinary Creations
Custom Menus
Classic Italian
Elegant Socials
Corporate Events
Celebrations & More
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main St.
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Parking details
Plenty of on-street parking throughout Winchester Center. Park and window shop to the restaurant. Several municipal lots are within walking distance to the front door.
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Public transit
Winchester Center off of the Commuter Rail.
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Entertainment
Flat-Screen Televisions at the bar, occasional live entertainment.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
What 425 People Are Saying
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BF
5.0Dined 7 days ago

I can tell you in one word, YUM! Best local authentic Italian restaurant! Great for dinner with friends or a date night. Either way. I highly suggest.

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D
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Lovely dinner with friends. Able to easily converse.

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P
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Wonderful food!

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w
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Loved it! Especially the new curved booth.

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OT
3.0Dined on June 20, 2018

So I specifically asked the host/manager for the table near the window for our reservation. He deliberately refused and reset another table inside the restaurant because he said the window table was reserved.

So we just finished our meal and the window table we requested IS STILL EMPTY at 9:00. Clearly we could have had a better table by the window but we’re not allowed access to it. Really??? Not impressed with the host/manager. We spent a lot of money for our party but were very disappointed our simple request was not honored

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JW
4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Delicious, genuine North End Italian food - always excellent! The new decor is beautiful. And, Winchester Center is always a very nice setting to visit as well. On this particular visit, their exceptional food stopped me from giving them a very low overall rating. That, and the fact that my guests and I really enjoyed each other’s company and conversation. Not having anyone check on your table, bring another drink, or explain why no meals had been brought out to us 45 minutes after ordering is inexcusable. And, it was a slow Tuesday night. The ultimate explanation was that their stove broke, but it was being fixed. When meals finally did arrive, they were all great! But, one of us sat without dessert for quite some time and another initially failed to get his ordered coffee. The waitress said she thought we were sharing dessert and waiting for decaf. When ordering, we had actually told her laughingly that no one wanted to share, and that we all wanted real coffee as none of us liked decaf. Someone came over, did not introduce himself (the manager?), was somewhat rude, and seemed quite annoyed that we had said that it would have been nice if someone had told us what was going on, long ago. We can only speculate that they were afraid we would go somewhere else upon learning the stove was broken. A good host would have been honest, apologetic, and allowed us to decide. Lucia management - please read about Gramercy Tavern’s legendary hospitality - you really need to!!! Everyone has an off-night, but really??? You need to elevate your hospitality up to the level of your food!!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Always good food good service

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k
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Always a great time, always great food. Thank you for making our night that much more special.

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MT
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

I always love a visit to Lucia's. The food is wonderful, and everyone is very friendly. A solid choice for Italian food in the suburbs.

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L
4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

As always, very satisfied with the friendly service, food and ambiance. Prices are somewhat high for their specials but worth it.

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J
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great experience. Good food and good service.
Always satisfying at Lucia.👍

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MM
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I took my mother there for Mother's Day and it was wonderful. We had a reservation for lunch and we were sat immediately. They had some great Specials, one of which had a rose on the side-- my mom loved it. Our server Mario was very attentive but not overwhelming. I had the pollo parmigiana and mom had the swordfish. Delicious. I wish we had room for dessert because I would've ordered the cannoli but ended up deciding against it.

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AC
2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was a very disappointed Mother’s Day experience and I feel bad I brought my mother here, a place she had heard such great things about. The service wasn’t great at all, some of the staff was quite rude( giving discusted looks over poorly made soda( yes soda was screwed up)the rest was about average if that . The food on the other hand was very bland if not burnt I’d forget it if my stomach wasn’t still hurting. I could get food and service like this anywhere. The whole experience is not worth the price and I do not recommend this restaurant at all and can’t imagine why it’s been praised.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was excellent as usual

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OT
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day
Table reserved for 8 people
Hostess brings us over to 2 tables of 4 ?????
Hello reservation was table for 8!
One smart bus boy put the 2 tables together

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GF
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The service could have been better, a little on the slow side.

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WN
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Suggest reservations between 6-8pm. Excellent food options. Good service; not rushed. Chef brings out your dinner with an assistant; food delicious and hot; we had a great time; highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We have eaten here many times - it is our "go to" Italian restaurant. The main dining room is quite elaborate. This is NOT a pizza joint. White linen table cloths and stemware. The ceiling is pure artwork. The food is classic Italian, and moderately priced. Service is excellent with experienced wait staff. There are many little things to like such as the warm crusty bread, EVOO on the table, parmesan cheese without asking, serving utensils with the calamari, etc. But most importantly, the food tastes great.

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OT
3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I had requested a booth 4 days ago. It seemed slow at first they didn’t have a booth as all the old timers reserved the so she sat in in1/2 booth near the window cold air blowing on my head. Good thing the food is excellent. Too may old timers kind of ruined the experience for me

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r
5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

We had an excellent time at Lucia's on Monday night for my fiance's birthday. We had a large party with two little ones. The food, drinks and service were all excellent. I ordered the gnocchi, delicious and very filling. My fiance ordered a shrimp scampi dish with added scallops, he loved it. We got tiramisu for dessert. Highly recommend Lucia's for any occasion. We will be back soon!

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m
3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Delicious food, slow service, so loud you could not have a conversation. If there is a quiet time (which is not Saturday’s at 6 pm), I would recommennd dining there j

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P
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Dinner was excellent, small family get together. John our waiter was fantastic as usual! Always makes our visit very pleasant!

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C
4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Had a delicious meal. Service was good. Had a nice table by the window, which made it nice.

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OT
3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Not a regular service was lacking

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KO
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Delicious. Great menu.

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MF
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was excellent. The calamari appetizer was so tender and tasty and the entrees (grilled chicken and bolognese) were wonderful. The after dinner drinks at the bar were also fantastic as was the bartender Denise.

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P
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Dinner was wonderful! Everything we wanted and our waiter John was terrific, very accommodating and extremely pleasant!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Lucia’s never disappoints!! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the pasta is the freshest I’ve ever tasted.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The place was packed for a Friday night.
But the service was great, food came out in a timely manner and it was delicious!!!
Great place. Very consistent.
Never had a bad meal here.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Seated promptly. Good service. Bread was delicious. Calamari done well. Entree pasta was excellent.

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L
4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We’ve been to this restaurant a number of times and we always want to go back. We’ve never had to wait to be sitted. Food is delicious and the service is great.

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P
5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food was fantastic as was the service!

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n
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We had never been before - just found on Open Table. What a find! GREAT VIBE - active bar - lively dining - food was awesome!!!! I picked a GREAT place!!!!

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OT
4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great meal but service was extremely slow

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Celebrating a birthday. Prices were higher than expected

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F
4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Consistently great food with large selection, interesting specials and great value. Skip the North End, same or better right in downtown Winchester.

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OT
4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Went with 3 couples and the the food was great !!! Once again ..

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M
4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Better than we remember. We enjoyed a few outstanding dishes and others that were also delicious. Service was very rushed early in the meal then delayed at dessert time.

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F
5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent food. Good bartender

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JC
5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Very very good. The servers are pros- made us feel at home but still impeccable service. They're serving style is very old school and it was a breath of fresh air. The food was a complete pleasant surprise. I expected good, I got memorable.

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