A La Lucia

4.7
1708 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
On Site Dining will reopen on June 12. Please call for availability!

a la Lucia is a neighborhood restaurant in Old Town Alexandria. We specialize in homemade traditional Italian Fare and Italian Wines. Owner Michael Nayeri has been in the Washington Restaurant Business for over 20 years. We offer Brick oven Pizzas, Patio Seating, and Kids Menus. Our Private Wine Room is available for all types of parties up to 40 guests. We have a Full bar, specializing in Wine, where we broadcast all major sporting and news events.





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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPaBlum
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. You can get an app, half-entree and dessert for only $38 or order a la carte. We brought some friends with us who are very critical eaters and they were impressed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love A La Lucia and their 3 course meals are a great way to go!

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vipLarryK
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order three course fixed price option and had plenty to take home. Delicious.

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BrianH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent raviolis that were obviously homemade. One of the best Caesar salads I’ve had in ages. Outstanding

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JimW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

ala Lucia is a rare find, great place in/near Old Town Alexandria. Don't miss it.

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vipLarryK
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice time at A la lucia last Sunday night. Thought it might be slow, but found the place well attended. Service was good, and the food was excellent.

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vipkeithh
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem!

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KristenA
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience3

I hate writing this because the staff was so nice and the service was great, but that had to be the blandest Italian food I've ever had. It was a very boring meal. The last time I was there it was the same thing. I won't be going back.

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FrankL
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful ambience. A come back place.

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vipTheatergoer
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service. I've taken many friends here and dined here for years and everyone has come away a fan!

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vipMiataLiz
New England
24 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was visiting my daughter and a friend in Alexandria and took them both out to dinner to celebrate their birthdays. I was so pleased from the moment we arrived. We dined outside and our server was excellent; very friendly and attentive. We ordered delicious wines and Tito's martinis! a nice variety of apps and entrees. The fried zucchini was very tasty and fresh. I loved the Watermelon and Heirloom tomato salad is a MUST!! Very refreshing! Seafood with pasta - yum! and calamari with tasty marinara prepared without the breading for a gluten free option; delicious! We topped off the evening with Tiramisu and their sorbet! Next time I visit, we will be going back!

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vipLarryK
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delightful. Good food, great drinks. Excellent evening

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BarbaraA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and service. Comfortable. Full bar. Delicious food.

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vipPrissy
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service and excellent food. A treat for our family.

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MichaelO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn’t go to the restaurant for a while because we were very disappointed in the food, but we gave A La Lucia another chance and we are glad we did. This time around we both loved our food. I had the Manicotti and they where delicious. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the Rigatoni. We very much appreciated that one could order half portions. I also want to mention that the focaccia pieces and the olive served before the meal where very tasty. The staff was very nice and attentive. We could not have asked for a nicer experience!

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JeanA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food!

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MichelleW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We thought the food was overpriced for what we got. Everything is a la carte, so when you order a $30 steak, the only thing on the plate is a very small steak. No salad, no potato, not even a garnish to fill the empty space on the plate. You can pay $5-10 extra for a side. We did like they offered 1/2 portions of some pasta dishes.

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MaryV
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent! I love that you can get half portions. My favorite Italian restaurant in Old Town.

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vipJanisT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to be able to be back inside at a la Lucia for always a fantastic meal. While they are not yet serving their full menu, they have a very large choice that is Shirley to please anyone. Great food, great staff, great ambience!

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vipdebbie
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner last night just fabulous. Took my aunt for her birthday. Excellent service delicious food and service.
Made to feel very special. Never rushed.

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vipLarryK
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening.

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magnolia
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A La Lucia is a great value. Excellent menu, nicely priced wines, friendly, yet professional staff. I always love dining here.

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vipkitty2235
Washington DC
134 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best soft shell crabs! Going again tonight!

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Charlotte
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best value for delicious food - one of our faves!

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vipALT1
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our neighborhood go to for great italian!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!

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KellyH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Might be a good place to stick to the basic pasta dishes. We all had seafood and it was ok. Presentation was sad.

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vipkitty2235
Washington DC
134 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST soft shell crabs, always. Order the every time while in season. Delicious!

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vipIlona
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were used to wonderful food and service. This time we were disappointed. Service was below par. Food was reasonable. We hope this is a temporary situation and the restaurant will return to its wonderful old self.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting son for Memorial Day and had a great meal. Classic Italian menu; great food and really nice people.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great atmosphere for conversation!

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vippomp777
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Meatball polenta was decent. Very good polenta but the meat texture had a bit or fatty chewyness to it.

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vipPeterG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable evening with friends. Food and service was excellent.

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vipLarryK
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time dining. Great to see Louie back after a long absence. Thank you to Jorge for a great meal. And many thanks to Michael for seeing the business through the pandemic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent staff, neighborhood atmosphere, and a fantastic 3 course dinner special. Well worth the $35.

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vipCharlesK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A La Lucia is always superb. We had a delicious dinner on Saturday at a very quiet corner table. Michael and his team are the best!

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vipLarryK
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at a la last night. Had opportunity to share a dinner with our daughter. We all enjoyed ourselves, the good food, excellent wine and saw some friends to boot!

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vipkitty2235
Washington DC
134 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wish Branzino were available. But delighted soft shell crab is back in season. Delicious! They prepare it so well!
Everything else great, as always!

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Denise
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner! Food was, as always, delicious and service was excellent.

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NorahA
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. I brought my family here for my graduation..it was my second time coming. The pasta is so fresh and delicious.

FAQs

A La Lucia does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. A La Lucia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 836-5123.

A La Lucia is rated 4.7 stars by 1708 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.