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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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4.5

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4.4

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4.3

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4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Sunday Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
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Notable Wine List (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
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·Dined 4 days ago

First time we went to Lucia . It was for our anniversary . The waitress was pleasant did not rush us threw our meal . The food was great the wine was good . Will be going back again I am sure .

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2017

First time since they renovated. Like the bar set up and the hi-top tables. Prices were reasonable, food was good not great. I would go back again, local eatery with good food and ambiance. Our waiter was great!!

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our meals were all excellent! My shrimp scampi with linguini dish was the best I ever had. So flavorful.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had reservations for 6, we were seated about 10 minutes early while we waiting for the rest of the party who were a few minutes late. Wait staff was excellent, food was delicious and atmosphere was nice. Wine selection was good, pre-dinner cocktails were also very good and festive.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

My meal was about $35 it came with about 5 lobster raviolis which I think it should have came with at least a few more. My husband and his brother got meals with lobster in them and they did not seem like they were worth $38 . Also I did not like our waiter. Every time when he came over to our table if we were in the middle of a conversation he would but right in Without waiting a few seconds for us to stop talking .My husband's brother and his fiance Ordered a few drinks and after awhile wanted refills in the waiter kept forgetting about them and walking by and we had a hard time getting his attention when we did need it .It also took him about 40 minutes just to grab our check . My husband and I have been to lucias before and had a wonderful experience but this one was not as great . This visit was on Saturday december 2nd it was a reservation for 4 people at 6:15 p.m. Just wanted to leave some comments and let the staff know.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had not bee there for a while. Found it as good as we remember. Brought friends who raves about service but especially food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Went based on open table reviews and we're not disappointed. Bar and cocktails were expertly done. Dining room was quaint with a nice vibe. Seafood dinner special was fantastic as was the veal with proscuitto. Desserts and wine list were quite good. All in all a great experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food, great service! We figure we'll be regulars here... Chicken Parm is the best we've ever had--and my husband knows his chicken parm! Service is superb, friendly. Looking forward to our next reservation.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Food was fine, but service was really very poor. Had a business dinner for 10 people, served by one waiter who seemed disinterested. I felt embarrassed and will not make that mistake again. Might wait to cool off and try again as just a couple, but never again a large group and certainly not a business event.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fabulous food and Great service. We pass by here all the time but have never eaten here. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had the best time the staff was so nice and really happy to please each customer. We will be going back really soon.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have been here many times, always a great time!
John our waiter was exceptional as always, Ron the head bus is awesome they are attentive friendly and professional. The food is authentic Italian fresh cooked to perfection all the time.
We met the pasta chef that night he explained how the different pasta are made, he was a pleasure to speak with. I really can’t say enough about this place it’s a gem!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our meal was scrumptious. The staff was superb.
However, it was so noisy we could hardly talk/hear each other on bar side.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I have visited this restaurant several times and its always excellent. The quality of food and service is never an issue and the portions are very generous. The Restaurant has a nice Bar and offers a great wine selection. Lucia is a perfect neighborhood Restaurant in upscale Winchester, Ma.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent Pizza- Very good wine list- Homemade pasta dishes and excellent service! Try the Pizza it’s perfect!!!!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Met a friend for dinner and neither of us had been to the restaurant before. The service was great. A gentleman came to the table less than a minute after we sat down and poured water and also brought over a basket of very good bread. Our waitress and a trainee came over after several minutes to take our drink order. We hadn't seen each other for a while so we didn't look at the menu for probably 10-15 minutes but the waitress came to our table several times to check on us. We finally got around to looking at the menu and both order our dinners. The food was excellent and the service was great. I will be returning with my husband as I know he would really enjoy the food and the atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Hadn't been in a long time. The food and service still exceptional. As good as Italian food as you'll find on the north shore.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Been here many times; the food is always good. Also in our local neighborhood.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Best ravioli ever.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food, great service, great restaurant. Your service is second to no one

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Superb Italian dining at Lucia Ristorante! Everyone in our party cleaned their plate. Extensive wine list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food and drinks were very good.
Our waiter, however, had a very poor attitude. He made us feel uncomfortable like we were bothering him. The waitstaff assisting him on the other hand were great.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Always consistent food and service, best Italian value

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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We ate earlier than many so noise level was ok. By 7:30 it was too loud.
The menu choices made up for that ,however, with a large selection of appetizers, entrees, pastas and specials. All are reasonable making for a good place to dine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Family reunion-service attentive but not over baring. Even the bus person was extremely pleasant and attentive when I asked to get our server when I forgot to place an order to go. He got the waiter right away and quickly boxed our foods and returned to the table.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Been looking forward to trying Lucia and decided to go for my daughter's birthday. I'll start with the good.
Good: everything on the menu looked good, what we ordered was excellent, price was reasonable.
Bad: the restaurant wasn't busy , we probably did not need a reservation. The temperature in the restaurant was warm, probably in the low 70's? Although not busy our server was very quick and not once checked back during the meal. The tables around us with different servers were all getting the service I would expect. We found out from one of the other servers as they took care of the table next to us that there were specials, one of which we would have ordered (lobster ravioli).

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Excellent Italian food. Great wait staff. Great menu. Cannot go wrong!!!!

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

We had such a wonderful time at your restaurant. The food was amazing, and Tom, our
waitperson, couldn't have been more helpful. A tad bit noisy in the restaurant but overall
was just perfect. Thank you for a great night!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Lucia's is a combination of a really good red sauce Italian restaurant AND innovative Italian kitchen. That's why it is a great place to go with a group comprising less imaginative eaters and adventurous palates. The standards (veal parm, chicken saltimbocca, etc.) are prepared with a light touch (nothing drowning in oil), and the more interesting choices (chicken piccata with fried artichokes, stuffed veal chop) have wonderfully balanced flavor. This is our go-to restaurant when three generations of hungry people are together.

OH, and I loved our waiter!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Our family met another family for dinner at Lucia and we were all very happy with our food. The bread was delicious, the wine was great, and the pizza, pasta, and salad were excellent. The service was friendly. We would go back for another occasion, although the higher-than-average prices keep us from being regulars. It's a great place to go for a birthday or to take friends. Thank you for a great experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I feel so spoiled to live so close to numerous good restaurants, and Ristorante Lucia is one of them. Our family went to celebrate a Father's Day dinner and the food, wine, bread and cappuccino were all excellent, as expected. I hadn't been there in about 6 months, but I will return very soon because there is no reason to travel to the North End when you have Lucia's right in the heart of Winchester Center.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Nice quiet local restaurant with a very good menu and lengthy wine list. I came from Boston to meet some friends for dinner (a 45 minute drive) and I wasn't disappointed, It was worth the drive. My friend had Veal Marsala and raved about it. Veal was done just right. I'd definitely return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2017

setup was ready early, staff was very pleasant and accommodating, food was very good and served very quickly after ordering. We socialized for a while following dinner and there was no apparent urgency on the part of staff for us to leave. overall a very satisfactory experience.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Thought I was getting two pork chops with potatoes and vinegar peppers but got one small one with hardly any meat and fatty. Was not what I had expected thought it would be thick and juicy very disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

I haven't been to this restaurant in many years. When I lived in Winchester, it was below mediocre. Many improvements since then, including the physical space. They did a nice job renovating. Service was good - old school. In fact everything about the place was rather old school, including the menu. I had a lemon chicken dish that was blah. The side of pasta and red sauce just wasn't good. I eat regularly at Gaetano's in Stoneham and I have to say that on any given night, their food is better. I went to Lucia's because I was in the area. Might eat there again for the same reason, but with so many other places to choose from, maybe not. My dining companion wasn't too impressed with her dish either. Caesar salad was pretty good. Sorry, just not bringing it for me.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 31, 2017

We love Lucia's. We went for a special occasion & it was perfect! My daughter has celiac disease & the gluten free pasta was delicious! I've never been disappointed there!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Lucia has re- done the inside of the restaurant over with great results. The bar is bigger and definitely much louder than than main dining room. The dining room has new circular booths which have a great view of the restaurant and Main Street. The food is simply phenomenal. We had the Linguine w/ clams and the chicken parm. Equal to North End in terms of food and service. Lemonchello martini? The best! The bartender (female I might add) knows her craft.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Great service, the chef even stopped by to check on us. We were celebrating my daughter's college graduation and had several younger children in our party. The waitstaff was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. Thank you for accommodating us and making it a memorable experience!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mediocre effort and overall weak results. Food is bland and staff is overwhelmed.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Food was excellent but service quite slow due to waitstaff being short staffed. It was very loud in the dining room so a bit hard to hear each other. Wine recommendation received from chef was superb.

Tags: Special Occasion
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