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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Casual (7)
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Authentic (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Romantic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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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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service4
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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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food5
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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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food4
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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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food5
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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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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent food, good portions, wide menu. Appetizer came pretty quickly, but plan on a leisurely meal. Went on Mother's Day and seemed a little chaotic with the reservation system and wait staff. Great atmosphere, but fairly loud.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Amazing food and atmosphere! The service is always great.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Great menu selection of Italian classics and variations.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Excellent food at reasonable prices. Service and atmosphere made for relaxing dinner.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 13, 2017

This was our second time here. First was for a large party for my 90 year old cousin two years ago and this time was a visit to Boston since my daughter was running in the marathon we took my cousin to dinner. Both time were fantastic. Food & service were top shelf. Will definitely go back on our next visit and would encourage all to go who want some fantastic Italian food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on April 8, 2017

A very good meal at a reasonable price. Asked for a special menu item & the chef came through. It was delicious. Cocktails were decent enough & the Service was good with a smile. Will definitely go back & I recommend it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2017

My wife and I dine here often. The food is better than ever after a recent management change. We both had a sole special that was outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Great service. Food was delicious especially the cannoli for dessert.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

My dinner was great. However another entree had to be sent back. They kindly removed that meal from the bill. Our Service was not up to their standards

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 (New England)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Lovely restaurant - maybe some background music would be nice ! Would definitely go again.

Tags: Cozy
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