Lucia's Tavola

4.6
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699 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’m a mega fan of Lucia’s so my ratings this time are based on the outdoor dining experience in the COVID era. The food was great and the service was incredible as always. They’ve done a great job of creating a cute dining nook even though you’re right off of the Main Street in Ayer and there’s a good amount of road noise. If you’re looking to have a safe dining out experience this is the place to do it! It’s great being able to go back and see the wonderful staff and experience more than just the (delicious) takeout. They’ve also changed up their menu a bit so they still have classics and also offer some new exciting dishes. Definitely recommend!

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JohannaB
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are top notch here. I loved the music and atmosphere. We certainly left satisfied and will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very intimate setting and friendly atmosphere.

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Bestever
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice, cozy place with friendly servers and flavorful food from a very expansive menu. I am definitely going back. This little gem has been in operation for 10 years. Only (minor) complaint is that the harmonica and piano musicians were a little to loud for my enjoyment over dinner.

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vipAdamA
New England
38 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Always excellent! Keep it up!

Adam

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its a jewel in the middle of Ayer MA center. The wait staff was great, everybody is friendly and upbeat.
Make a point to give it a try, but call for reservation because seating is limited.,

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vipAdamA
New England
39 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual!!

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DougD
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent choice! Thank you Lauren and great to see you Matt!

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dwonnonly
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went to this restaurant since we were only staying for the weekend. But I did have to say, we did make reservations on open table a few days prior and they did confirm that when we walked in but when we got there it took a little while for our table to be ready. Other than that, the service was really nice. The food took a little long but it was a busy night and it came out amazing. I would recommend this place!

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PatE
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Lucia’s several times and have always enjoyed it. Will return often.

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BruceR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was great and the ambiance just right. For a great evening out to dinner check out Lucia's in Ayer.

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DianaB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We decided to sit at the bar and the bartender was very pleasant and had served us before. The food did not disappoint.

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Bunb
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Meal was just ok, Over priced! Good service, small place, good environment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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LIlC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful. There were lots of menu options. In our party of 4 we each had a different entree and they were all cooked to perfection and was delicious. I highly recommend it.

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Ellen
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lucia is a wonderful little restaurant. We go back time and time again. Food and service are excellent.

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SusanO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love this place. t he owners are great, Manager Matt is so personable.We had the lobster, shrimp and pasta dish, salmon special and Three Fighting Sister's, which is a regular on the menu. All were wonderful. You will need reservations.

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Erica
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 4th time at Lucia Tavola’s and it won’t be our last. Everything was absolutely perfect. We love it!

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ralphb
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good with ample proportion so we didn't go home hungry. The service was excellent - waitresses were very attentive to refills and such. We will be returning!

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AlisonL
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The food, the prices, the ambience, especially the Italian music. Our waitress Allyson was excellent, very friendly, attentive and informative. I told my co workers about your restaurant and they put it on their list. Thanks for a lovely evening out. We will be back.

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vipMotherof4
New England
42 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Lucia's. My second time here in the last week and it never disappoints. Service is always efficient but not intrusive, noise level is comfortable, ambience is amazing. And the food is sublime. Never once been disappointed - always look forward to coming back.

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ScottE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, atmosphere, great food and drinks.

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vipYummy
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had friends visiting from out of town and needed to make a last minute reservation and luckily we were accommodated! Enjoyed the delicious food and tremendous service. Lucia’s never disappoints!

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vipAdamA
New England
39 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Always awesome food and service!!

Adam

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vipMrsD
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a very welcoming restaurant. Smaller and very good Italian food. Wait staff does a great job.

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LouM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Our waiter was pleasant and helpful. The noise level was quite. Which made for a very enjoyable night out of me and my wife. Will definitely go back again!

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vipBrian
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A return trip to Lucia's Tavola to bring family. We have always enjoyed the food and service here, and this was another really good experience (maybe the best). The Ricotta Arancini and Dolce E Salato appetizers were excellent, as was the entre I had (nice seafood Aqua Pazza, and a tasty white wine sauce). We love the cenci desert - all in all a very nice meal!

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vipCindyRegan
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a little gem of a place in the Nashoba Valley area. Everything about our two dining experiences at Lucia's Tavola was exceptional. The food is amazing in that it is beautifully prepared and presented—very flavorful. The service is warm and friendly and professional. The interior space is inviting, and wonderfully decorated. Everything about Lucia's is excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, from the scratch kitchen! Wonderful wait staff. Matt was very attentive. Highly recommend the ricotta arancini, the grilled chicken pasta pesto, and the cenci for dessert to SHARE. We were a party of 7. We will be back!

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vipburnsie
New England
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This hidden gem is a must for those living north of boston in the 495 belt - very cute and cozy environment, great food and a friendly staff at reasonable prices - we've been to Lucia's a lot recently and it never disappoints - love the calamari, the chix parm, the fruiti dam-are .....all good choices. Can't wait to come back for more

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BillN
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From our entrance with Matt who sat us and Jaime our server everything was AWESOME! The appetizer was scallops with a bacon and horseradish jelly, Delicious!! We both had a surf and turf. My fiancé had a fillet with lobster ravioli and shrimp with a red sauce, Delicious ( I had some ). My was filet with sautéed lobster in butter on top which was on top of the BEST garlic mashed potatoes ever. A bottle of La Linda Malbec wine and split a chocolate lava cake. So full but to delicious not to finish. Save the trip to Boston and enjoy the most amazing Italian restaurant anywhere!! A six out of 5 stars. Bill & Denise

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vipMoondance
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Mediocre food, average service. Will not return

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SarahL
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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barbara
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to the restaurant several times and have always had a wonderful meal. It is a gem in the town....

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DanielT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of our anniversary dinner at Lucia’s was superb! The seafood risotto was beyond amazing. A gem of a restaurant.

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vipVavalee
New England
28 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We've been here many times, but it's not a favorite-doesn't feel authentic and can be inconsistent. This time, we had a nice spot in the window, which felt private and quiet. The meat-and-cheese plate, although acceptable, was nothing special--paper-thin slices of deli meat and cheese you could get at Hannaford's. Bread was very good. Husband's chicken piccata was OK, but side of pasta he requested on top was overcooked, cold, and clumped together. My eggplant Napoleon was pretty good, with sauce and cheese between the layers and crispy eggplant slices. It was a healthy serving and I couldn't eat most of it, so I asked for it to be boxed up to take home. Got to the car before realizing waitress had not brought my take-home box back to the table. The cappuccino machine frother was not working--they had already poured the coffee, so they suggested an "Americano," which was fine. The fried dough dessert was very good. Overall, it was a mixed bag. We've had better meals here. We'll be back, but not very often, just for a change from our usual spots.

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GlennG
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is simply superb. The service slso was flawless, in spite of the restaurant being crowded.

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vipAdamA
New England
39 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Best Italian food and best service around.

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Guy5702
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We eat at Lucia’s a few times a year and always enjoy ourselves. The appetizers and entrees are delicious. Make sure you try the stuffed dates for an appetizer.

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Lucia's Tavola offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 391-4837.

Lucia's Tavola is rated 4.6 stars by 699 OpenTable diners.

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