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About Lucia's Tavola

Chef owned and operated Lucia's Tavola is a fine dining Italian restaurant. Lucia's features a menu comprised of Chefs family favorites, Chef originals, traditional Italian & local ingredients creating unique Italian inspired cuisine.
Lucia's also offers an extensive cocktail menu and a complete, well balanced wine list.

31 Main Street
Ayer, MA 01432
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Cross Street:
Washington

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(978) 391-4837

Website:
http://www.luciatavola.com/

Catering:
We provide catering services for up to X people for both off-site events and in our function room.

Parking Details:
We have limited street parking in front of the restaurant, and a private lot is located in the back.

Public Transit:
We are located across the street from the Ayer commuter rail station.

Executive Chef:
Mark di Cicco

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Lucia's Tavola Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Special Occasion (15)
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Good for Birthdays (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Cozy (11)
Casual (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Authentic (10)
Romantic (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Bar Seating (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Comfort Food (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for New Year’s Eve and it was a delightful evening. Food was excellent, my mother was raving about the freshness of the fish for the next days. Wine great, decorations evoked a festive atmosphere. Personally I wished the restaurant would offer more vegan options, in which case you would see me more often - special occasion or not...

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Steve S was our server he was awesome right on point..always checking in and refilling drinks before we was asked! Dinner as always was AMAZING!
Me:Baked haddock with Scollops with crusted parmesan cheese with Pasta on the side
Hubby: had chicken parmigiana with a Mother Earth salad his favorite!!
Thank you for making our 4th New Years Eve dinner at Lucia’s delicious!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

One of the absolute best! Everything we've ever ordered has been amazing- and the few things that were delayed for any reason were removed from the bill. Our go-to for New Year's!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Table was ready when we arrived. My fourth time at this restaurant and it has been very good each time. Service friendly and attentive. Menu selection was more than adequate and the specials were creative. The seafood was excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service. Our waitress was outstanding. We would recommend Lucia’s in a heartbeat. A diamond in the rough.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great restaurant...
Easy to get to...
Excellent food...
Great, friendly staff

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Took our daughter there for her birthday and she loved it! Such a great authentic Italian restaurant. She is going to want to go back every year! Service is excellent. Food is amazing - make sure you save room for dessert!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was very good, a lot on the menu but all seem to be over pasta. Service while very nice was slowww and out of rhythm.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The ambiance was very cozy and romantic . Our server, MICHELLE was very knowledgeable and attentive.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had an awesome meal.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food. Attentive waiter. Very enjoyable dinner. Will return again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Delicious food and impeccable service! A great evening out for a special event.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent meal great service. Took us on time and the meal was a great value

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Lucia's is my favorite restaurant! It's always a pleasure dining there. The staff is great and the food is always wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a great experience here! Food is exceptional and atmoshere is romantic with dime lighting! Hidden gem!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

As usual great food!! Wish they would bring back the baby arugula salad.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our waiter was excellent. Very personable and very attentive. The people we brought with us were very impressed with the restaurant.. We have been there several times and keep coming back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Every time...a first class restaurant in every way!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My 2nd time there in 2 months and equally as great!
Outstanding!!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Went recently for an anniversary dinner. Outstanding on all fronts! The food and service were both fabulous. We ordered the seasonal special entrees that our waiter told us were available that night. We split an appetizer, split a salad and each had an entree. Portions were big, we could have easily split the entree. We split a tiramisu for dessert, it was North End quality! We would definitely go back. Not inexpensive, but the value was solid and well worth it.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

My Saltimboca was cooked to death and a little too salty

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Looking for a new spot to eat on date night and found Lucia Tavolis so we gave it a shot. Reservations were on time sat at the bar until seated. Our waiter Steve was great however something must of been wrong in the kitchen because it took over an hour to be served. We ordered two pasta dishes nothing fancy. The bill was over $100 not including tip. It could of been an off night but to be honest if I am going to pay top dollar I’ll head to Gibbet Hill or The Chop House

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This is an excellent Italian restaurant with innovative dishes. This is not a just a pile o pasta place. Wine list is thoughtful and affordable, presentation is very good, the wait staff are very professional, and the ambiance is very nice. Sound levels are perfect. In the food desert that is North and West of Boston, this place is a find.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great service. Went the extra yard to find a wine decanter. Fresh ingredients

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Enjoyable dinner with an upscale atmosphere. It's nice to have a taste of Italy in our backyard. Food was delicious and the wine and cocktail selection were nice as well. A bit pricey for just a mid week dinner out but nice for a special occasion.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We were seated right away. It wasn't that busy. Our drinks came soon and we're tasty. I ordered the saltimboca and I really didn't like it. I think it was the consistency. The flavor was ok but it seemed mushy. Everyone else enjoyed their meals. Overall it was a nice dining experience. I just won't order that again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Always great food. If you want really good Italian food and creative specials, this is the right place.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great night catching up with friends; very good food and drinks with a cozy, casual vibe!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

WE WERE NOT IMPRESSED THE LAST 2 TIMES WE ATE, WE ARE GIVING IT ONE MORE CHANCE...

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We were seated at quieter table near windows this was so good given on Saturday nights it gets crowded and noisy. Great waitress service great but a bit long in between ordering. Great ambiance and will go back😀

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Disappointed. Have been here 3 other times and had good to great meals. The lobster gnocchi was pretty poor. I knew on first trying to cut through a lobster claw with my fork and couldn't get it through that it was going to be a long meal. The lobster was tough and overcooked/old and was not savory at all. The gnocci was very doughy (raw?) and I couldn't eat it. Basically that NEVER happens to me - I eat everything on my plate. I left 2/3 of it behind. Too bad - the rest of the experience - the ambiance, the waitstaff, etc were spot on.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Overall the restaurant was very nice. Good ambiance and apps (olives were a highlight). Good, attentive service. Decent wine selection and others in my group seemed to really enjoy dinner. Unfortunately my sirloin was as tough as a shoe. Cooked med rare, I got nervous when I needed more leverage to cut it in half. Unforgivable. Lastly Tiramisu was delicious. I'll no doubt give it another try because there isn't much competition but we'll see.

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

Our first time here and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The inside of Lucia's is quaint with a dark ceiling and nicely decorated walls. The bar area was very nice as well. We noted quite a few people eating dinner there as well. Our server was attentive and great about suggestions and recommendations. I had the Chicken Parmesan which was delicious. A nice breading on the chicken that was not heavy or greasy. The red sauce was well seasoned and very tasty. My husband had the chicken special which had different squashes in a nice sauce. We ended our meal by splitting the Zabaglione which was filled with fresh berries and covered with just the right amount of the delicious sauce. We will definitely be back! One thing to note as well - they have a wonderful takeout special which many customers were taking advantage of.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was very well prepared and cooked to order. Not like an Italian chain restaurant at all - but much more like home cooked Italian. Probably the best Italian restaurant in the 495 west area - well worth the trip!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

We have been enjoying meals at Lucia's since they were located in Bedford,NH; great quality food and personable staff. Things have gone downhill over the last year or so; staff is disinterested, meals often are served luke warm to cold to burnt. I'm afraid our most recent visit will be our last. Sorry, Matt.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

I enjoyed the evening at your restaurant. It was our wedding anniversary and I have heard nice things about your restaurant. The food was great and I liked the atmosphere. I will be back. Steve

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great homemade Italian favorites made with fresh ingredients... food is served piping hot and delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great find and gpod food, especialy the desserts and calamari. Service was a little medicocre, glad we weren't in a rush.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fabulous as always. Specials are always interesting and delicious. Deserts were delicious as well. Chef is imaginative and combines new with old.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We really like this restaurant even though it's a bit of a drive for us. The chef makes some great Italian dishes and they always have really good specials. Also, plenty of meat, chicken and fish dishes to choose from. The lobster gnocchi are a must try and the eggplant parm is both delicious and huge. The pasta dishes are creative. The wine list is decent and the atmosphere is comfortable. My wife really likes the fact that they have tablecloths (one of her hangups). Overall a great dining experience and I would highly recommend you give it a try.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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