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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!
Winchester, MA 01890
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Flat-Screen Televisions at the bar, occasional live entertainment.
Services for All Events
Celebrations & More
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.
Winchester Center off of the Commuter Rail.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
Lucia Ristorante Winchester Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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