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About Lucia Ristorante Winchester

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!

5-13 Mount Vernon Street
Winchester, MA 01890
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

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

Cross Street:
Main St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 729-0515

Website:
http://www.luciawinchester.com/

Entertainment:
Flat-Screen Televisions at the bar, occasional live entertainment.

Catering:
Services for All Events
Culinary Creations
Custom Menus
Classic Italian
Elegant Socials
Corporate Events
Celebrations & More

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.

Public Transit:
Winchester Center off of the Commuter Rail.

Executive Chef:
Filippo Frattaroli

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Lucia Ristorante Winchester Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.2

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4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2013

We had a very nice meal. The food was good. Service was slow and the staff we dealt with seemed inexperienced, but they were friendly and apologized for the delay.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2013

I think because it was valentines day it seemed it was a little louder than normal. Food was very delicious. I would absolutely go there again. Great first experience planning on many more.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Service was a little slow,Im assuming it was because it was Valentines Day Food was very good,a little pricey but worth it. Presenting my wife with a rose was very classy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Pleasantly surprised this Valentine's Day as the food was fresh and delicious, the staff was attentive and friendly, and the ambiance was exactly what we were looking for. Will definitely return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2013

The restaurant is beautiful. Service was classic, attentive and exceptional. The menu is basic Italian Restaurant with few risks but the food delivered. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Italian cuisine. The red sauce was outstanding.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2013

Special occasion dinner, which turned out to be the best Italian food we've had in quite a long time. Last time we attended Lucia's was over 15 years ago, so it was nice to see the restaurant was still in business and doing very well at that. I'd recommend Lucia's to anyone, it is well worth it!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2013

We had a great time, going back next week!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2012

Very nice Italian restaurant with excellent food and atmosphere. Prices are moderate, but the quality is high. Noise is almost a deal-breaker.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2012

Standard Italian-American menu, bland food, empty walls & loud accordian player was not worth $100 meal for two people. I don't think I'd go back for half the price.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2012

ordered veal eggplant parm. It was overcooked, not much sauce and the little pasta that came with it was more than al dente and hardly any sauce. Would not go back there again.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2012

Always superb Southern Italian food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2012

Good food, good atmosphere. Will definitely be back

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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2012

Very enjoyable meal. Plan to return many times.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2012

We found the food delicious,our waitress very attentive. The noise was horrible, so much so that we found it hard to converse. It got better after some of the groups/tables had left.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on June 2, 2012

Great dinner with wonderful service. We will be back again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 25, 2012

As always, we love meeting our friends for a drink at the bar here and then enjoying a fabulous dinner. It's always a nice evening!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on May 16, 2012

great great food and excellent service as good as Boston, will return

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2012

It was our first return trip to this restaurant in about 20 years and we will NOT be in any rush to return. We were placed in an odd corner of the restaurant against a wall that looked like it was not completed during a renovation. The assigned waitress never came to our table so another waiter took over. We never heard about dinner specials, only knew about them after we ordered from the menu when we overheard a waitress tell a nearby table!

The food was good but not great. They only positive thing I can say is that the busboy was very attentive to us and even wished us a good night when we left.

With so many really good Italian restaurants within a couple of miles, such as TreMonte in Woburn, there is no need to go here.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2012

The food was traditional and nothing outstanding. The tile floor and brick walls made a half full restaurant sound very full. The waitress was cordial but forgetful. When we were leaving, we asked for some extra slices of the delicious bread and were told to pay $5 for a loaf. It's the cheapest thing you can get and that response was not appreciated.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 26, 2012

A hidden gem located in Winchester square. Food selection was very good with a broad range of pasta, creative home made italian specialties and seafood entrees. Portions were good sized however entrees only came with side of bread ( excluding pasta served with each dish) and is not a bargain priced eatery. Food was well prepared, with well balanced seasoning and pleasant taste. We enjoyed every dish we tried and the wait staff was pleasant and informative if not slightly over attentive, however we did go on a slow Monday night. Overall a very good experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 23, 2012

I have been to Restorante Lucia's in Winchester many times. This time was a special occasion for a birthday party for a close friend.
I was very disappointed this time, the service was poor, the food was just okay. I think the reason might have been they had a very large party in the main Dining Room. We did not sit in the dining room but in a little alcove near the kitchen. Not a great table.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 21, 2012

Food was fantastic, hot and portions were perfect! Staff was friendly and made you feel comfortable. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2012

The restaurant menu is ambitious. Prices are medium to inexpensive. The location is convenient in Winchester Center. The service was good, but servers kept rushing us - noone was waiting after us - they kept swooping in and taking some diners meals, asking if we were done when we weren't - we were not there too long. The music was too loud & an inappoprriate choice for a dinner restaurant. The server did not know much about the wines. The pasta sauce was very good. Other dishes were fair - ok. A stuffed veal chop special was fatty & tough.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 26, 2012

Went to Lucia on a Sunday Night with a party of 8 people. The place was less than half full and my concerns that there may be limited staff and 2nd string chefs was alleviaed quickly. The service was great and the food was far above average. The menu selection was great for both kids meals (no separate kids menu)and for more refined adult tastes who want more than just standard Italian cuisine. Clean, fiendly and good service will bring me back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2012

The food was good but the service was just average. The decor of the place has improved since I've last been there but overall it's still a little bit gaudy.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Classic Italian food served well in a very pretty setting. Walls are hand painted frescoes of scenes from Italy. Food was good and service was superb.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2012

As usual, the food, service and overall experience was outstanding. I have tried several different items on the menu and have never been disappointed. Our waitress was so friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2012

Great food. Great Service. The tables were packed together too tightly.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2012

Food is always good and prices are reasonable. Staff could be a little more attentive when you arrive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2012

Food was top notch, service excellent, overall a wonderful experience!
Wait staff works hard and it shows!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2012

Pleasant, guests were happy with the experience. Definately, not the best Italian but not the worst either. Calamari was very tender, so that was a plus....

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 2, 2012

Great authentic Italian flair in the Burbs! So many choices to choose from, and we were not disappointed with our main entrees. I had the little necks w/ linguine and those clams were succulent and sweet. My husband had seafood w/ pasta, and he enjoyed it as well. The fried calamari appetizer could've used a little umph to it though. Wine selection was plenty and the price was just right. The cannoli......WOW!! Should've gotten a dozen of those to go....next visit we will 8-)

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2011

Lucia's in Winchester is good though not great. The food is traditional Italian yet lacks flavor intensity - a little bland. The chef does not like to invent new dishes apparently. The interior furnishings are showing some age.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2011

The food was very good. However, the service was not! Not once did our waiter ask us how our meal was. We had to wait to find a waiter to bring us more water. We asked one and it took another 20 minutes for another waiter to come and fill our glasses. By that point we were almost finished with our meal. I don't think I'll be returning. I prefer attentive service and this place just didn't have it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2011

We love this restaurant and have returned and brought friends many times to introduce them to the great food and the bar.
It's worth traveling 1/2 hour to this place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2011

Great place. Long time family favorite. Excellent food and service

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2011

We love the authentic Italian food Lucia has to offer.
Good atmosphere for our little town!
I wish they would allow pizza to be ordered at any table. It is annoying that you can only order pizza or only order off menu. Why do they do this?

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2011

I have dined here quite a few times and had my mom's 85th and daughter's first communion at Lucia's. Food is delish! I do recommend it to everyone especially if you like Italian food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2011

The maitre de made a great effort to get us into the main room.
He originally was going to seat us in a side area, but when we told him we wanted to be in the main room, he graciously accomodated us and then made sure we were happy.
Excellent service. The four of us ate every single bite off our plates, the food is outstanding. We had not been to Lucia's for a couple of years, but will be returning soon after the new year.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2011

Lucia served us some of the best Old World Italian food we have had in some time. We love our Italian the way GrandMa made it, and often we are disappointed with the new twists that some restaurants add to remain au courant. At Lucia, we were so pleased with the Olivata appetizer -- fresh olive spread on toasted garlic bread, and thrilled with the traditional Lasagna with meat. Imaginative old world decor with excellent service, and super wine list.

The ingredients were spectacularly fresh and the portions were ample!. We traveled a bit to get to Lucia based on Open Table reviews and were thrilled -- we will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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