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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
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Authentic (17)
Romantic (17)
Casual (16)
Cozy (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Notable Wine List (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Despite noting it was our anniversary we were seated at the worst table in the restaurant. When we asked to be seated at one of the empty tables for two we were refused. Food was heavily peppered - it was hard for me to tell the difference between the scallops and the duck based on taste. My wife's steak was fatty and hard to chew. My first glass of bourbon had a speck in it - probably pepper. I sent it back and the replacement bourbon was even more meager than the first pour.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

My husband and I always have a wonderful time at this restaurant. Great place for a date night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food and service were very good. The dining area is spacious and the noise level was fine, which seems to be rare these days. Obviously, they have a talented chef. Recommend they update their drinks list - my husband ordered a port and was told they no longer serve that, along with three other types of port on their list. Other than that minor detail, everything was great and we had a very enjoyable evening!

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

The food is really good but it is a little pricey. The service is nice and I would definitely go again.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Casual
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

This place is awful...completely overpriced for frozen chicken with Ragu put on top. It honestly wasn't even edible and our waiter was terrible...sooooo slow. I would never eat here again...ever!

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We were going out to celebrate an anniversary. It was loud and crowded. Our meals took a long time to arrive due to the crowd. I requested no mushrooms on my dish but it was loaded with them.
The food was good but I was disappointed in noise level and long time for the food to arrive. Our waitress was lovely...
I think they should have offered us a glass of wine or a dessert for the very long wait.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

First time going but was very happy with our choice! Best Italian food in the area and surrounding areas. Live in Westford and have gone to decent Italian restaurants in the area but this is truly authentic, delicious Italian fare! I'll be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

My daughter and I took my mother out for her birthday. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent. I highly recommend!!!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We enjoyed a special family dinner. Food was very good. Service was just OK.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Five stars. Great all around. Very good food, staff, and ambiance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

A bit disspaointing from not having a popular vodka to bland soup and unflavorful filet.
Littlenecks were good and plentiful for a starter.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Spicy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Lucia's has drastically reduced the size of their menu, which was previously 4 pages long, to just a single-sided sheet. Some favorites remain (the pollo al muratore is consistently excellent, crispy skin and flavorful), but we were a little disappointed that some have been removed, such as linguine with clams and the arugula salad appetizer with fried goat cheese (in fact the fried goat cheese appetizer is also gone, for that matter). However, the food they do have is excellent. They are offering a special in the month of August that you get a free appetizer (or dessert, but we all went with an appetizer) with the purchase of an entree. Our party enjoyed the fried calamari and the arancini, as well as caesar salad and the lentil soup. The only one that wasn't outstanding was the soup, which was a bit thin and lacking in flavor. The entrees were very nice as well. The service was also very good, knowledgeable but not showy.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Fabulous place to dine with friends. We have returned numerous times.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

A pleasant place for dinner: excellent service, great food, reasonable price.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food was outstanding, along with our server! I strongly feel that price matched quality of dishes we ordered. The ambiance made for a romantic setting, perfect for a date night. We can't wait to go back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Took a chance at a place we have never been for my wife's birthday. Unbelievable experience. Food was exceptional! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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