Lucia Ristorante Winchester

4.5
775 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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Ndkberkeley
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The service was beyond slow, and while the portions were huge, the food seems stuck in the past. I liked dining outside, but Lucia seems to be resting on its laurels. I didn't give much of a tip, due to the attitude of the waitress, who seemed to think it was our fault that she ignored us for 25 min.

JD
JacquiD
New England
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my fifth time dining here so I must like it .

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vipCantabrigian
New England
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is quite good, the service lovely, out-door dining outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The service, atmosphere, food and drinks were fabulous!
Thanks for making our night spectacular!

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nancif
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Noise level was very high. Round booths made it hard to talk

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vipjcolby6
New England
28 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful time at Lucía.
Delicious food.
Wait staff let us take our time and enjoy the evening.

JS
JosephineSG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service and food food

KO
vipKimO
New England
96 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outside space. Always delicious with impeccable service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The food was very good but the service was terrible! Our salads arrived after our meal, our second drink never arrived, the girl clearing dishes piled dirty dishes from another table on top of ours at our table, dropping silverware covered with red sauce all over me. We never saw our waiter other than to take the order and drop off the bill. Granted it was very crowded and the food was delicious but the service and meal delivery should be much better when the bill for a dinner is over $120. We will think twice before returning!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outdoor dining. Thank you

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LaSev
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are terrific and parking no problem.

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Emagee
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Hm. The night we were there we got no oil for our bread (but got the cheese!) and our entrees arrived two minutes after our appetizers - we had barely taken our first bites before we had to push the apps aside. Salad dressing was good, though, and the fish was OK. Perhaps the waitstaff was still being broken in?

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elleb
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, great place, great food - I will definitely go back.

MA
MARIEJ
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 6 had various meals and they were all fantastic!

RL
vipRonL
New England
25 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We came early and chose an outside table because of the Covid variant and the fact that the weather was so warm. The tables sit along the busyish street so the ambience is less than ideal but it was fine. The waitress was friendly and initially attentive, bringing drinks a little slowly but we were in no rush. We then waited an extraordinarily long time for a salad. The waitress apologized for the delay and we immediately gave her our entree orders and a request for a second round of drinks, fearing a kitchen backup, even though there were many empty tables. We each ordered a braciolettine, my wife’s alla limone and mine alla Calabrese. The entrees came along quickliy but the second drinks took longer, the waitress explaining that “the bar was backed up.” The portions were large and uninteresting. The veal was pounded thin and free of sinews but was overcooked, the mozzarella tasteless. Despite the menu’s description of a “spicy pomodoro sauce” in mine there was no detectable heat. Similarly, my wife’s dish had little detectable lemon or wine flavoring…not a bad restaurant but no reason to return.

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vip1010203
New England
75 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My meal was salty but delicious. Wait staff was slow

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JosephZ
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was tasty but the lasagna had a cold center. Service was a bit slow and the outside tables were right on a busy street with some heavy traffic, including trucks and motorcycles. On the positive side - good wine selection, large menu, good bread served with olive oil and parmesan cheese.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

My daughter had something with fried artichokes on it and when I asked for them to be on the side the waiter told me he would have to charge me for them since I asked for them on the side. REALLY!!!! Her dinner also came with a side of pasta and I had to ask twice for it. The water also never asked if we wanted another drink. No thank you I will never be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was surprisingly pleasant for seating near active traffic. Service was great - lots of water refills for the warm evening. Food was divine as always.

JD
JacquiD
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucias was excellent as usual!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious

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vipPete
New England
29 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.

JD
JacquiD
New England
11 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
96 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
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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1234
New England
3 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!!

RS
RobertS
New England
19 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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vipKristinA
New England
7 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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Lucia Ristorante Winchester is rated 4.5 stars by 775 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.