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About A La Lucia
RESTAURANT WEEK MENUS AND FEATURED WINE SELECTIONS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE!
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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.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm- 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
North Royal St. (800 Block)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Dining Space available for 20-40 Guests! Please visit our website or call 703-836-5123 for more information!
Street parking is somewhat congested during Lunch Hours. Metered spaces are available behind the building if street parking cannot be found.
After 5pm and on Weekends guests should expect to find parking within 1 Block of the restaurant in most instances.
The closest MetroRail Stop is Braddock Road (Yellow and Blue Lines) Distance 12 Blocks, however walking is not recommended.
Alexandria Dash Bus #AT2 and/or #AT5 Bus will stop accross the street from the restaurant.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Our Private Wine room can accommodate parties ranging from 20 to 40 guests. Fixed Menus and Family Style Dining.
A La Lucia Ratings and Reviews
Great neighborhood spot within walking distance of the main drag in Old Town, Alexandria and the Braddock Road metro stop. Fantastic food and service, and great at accommodating food allergies and dietary restrictions. Great wine list, and great value for the highly reasonable prices. A must-try for anyone who's a fan of good Italian cooking and places that are off the beaten path.
My only recommendation would be to reupholster the seats in their booths. Mine was lumpy and not all that supportive. Also, when I set my jacket next to what i thought was an interior wall, it was cold when I picked it up to leave.
Otherwise, my guests and I enjoyed the Restaurant week menu which included a huge selection of items that were on their regular menu. Very impressive.
Went for Alexandria Restaurant Week. Even though the restaurant was almost packed, we had a delightful meal and got great service. Really terrific food, all served hot and delicious. Even the vegetables were perfectly cooked (his spinach, my green beans). Had veal scallops that were tender and perfectly cooked. He had the veal chop and it was medium rare, just as he ordered it. Dessert were both very good--poached pear with glace and coffee mousse.
We will definitely come back.
We went for dinner during Alexandria Restaurant Week. The special menu was the most extensive of any of the restaurants we checked. Wide selection of appetizers and main dishes from which to choose. Reasonably priced wine selections by the glass too. Our first time there but won’t be the last.
I don’t like to leave bad reviews. That being said, I will not return here—a shame, as I just moved to this neighborhood and was looking for a local spot to become a regular. A friend and I went for restaurant week, and while dining, the owner or manager (not sure, as he didn’t introduce himself to us but hugged a couple who was seated near us) spoke poorly about those who came during restaurant week to this couple, who expressed shock at how crowded it was. “They’ll come once and we’ll never see them again,” “these people have no idea how to appreciate what we do,” “they all tip so bad,” and “we only do this because we HAVE to” was some of what hw said. When I compare that to several other places I visited during restaurant week (for example, one bartender said, “I hope you come back when we’re not as busy to really see how great we are!”), this spot won’t be getting my business again. I’ll spend my money where it’s wanted.
Restaurant Week was a challenge for this restaurant which is one of our favorites. The waiter started the visit after saying "glad to see you" with a list of things they were out of. Of course, the veal chop which they had listed on the Restaurant Week website was not available. I substituted the rib eye for the veal chop with a $10. surcharge. It was disappointing. Very tough with a part that was hard to cut with a steak knife. The waiter asked how our meal was and I told him about the ribeye but he said nothing.
The place was packed. Ordinarily they are excellent with service and food. My wife liked her pasta dish so all was not lost.
By the way, the Barbara we had was excellent !
Went with friends for restaurant week, had reservations. Amazing choices, great service, they took wonderful care of the four of us. Food was wonderful, served up in the right pace for the three courses, too. It was expected that one or two choices were sold out, as they were busy, and one wine we wanted was also not available. The only bad side was the bar service. Bartender seemed to totally forget us, only gave us two drinks, did a bunch of other things, then maybe 20 minutes went by, then the other two drinks came up. He seemed unphased by the whole thing, which is a bummer because if that's the service we would get in the future, I wouldn't go there for drinks only, would just go for a meal. But, bar area is really nice and the entire ambiance was really special even on a busy night. Do not miss this place!
The service was good. The food was average, nothing to write home about. The location was accessible and parking was great. I enjoyed the bread and the dessert waa wonderful. I wouldn't recommend anyone to this restaurant based on my experience. I thought the food would be better than a chain restaurant such as Olive Garden.
I hadn't been to AL Lucia in a couple of years. It is still an excellent place for good "home cooked" Italian food. The pasta dishes are great. I got rockfish with green beans. The fish was prepared well and vegetables crisp. Gelato is some if best I've had. Service is very attentive without intrusion. I plan to return soon.
I hadn't been here in years. I'm sorry it had fallen off my radar, because I forgot how wonderful the food is. The 3 course/$38 meal has great options and great portions. The mussels were enough to feed our entire party of four! The rock fish and petite filet were wonderful. Great cannolis and service was top-notch. Would definitely recommend and need to remember about this great Italian neighborhood place!
As usual, A la Lucia was wonderful. We arrived early and had a glass of wine in the cozy bar while we waited for our friends. They transferred the bar tab to our dinner bill which always makes it easier to greet people as they arrive. We were having dinner with 2 other couples, old friends we don't get to see often enough. We love the ambience at A la Lucia, warm, casual, but very nice and upscale at the same time. Absolutely delicious Italian. I had a beet and goat cheese salad and then fusilli with eggplant in a spicy red sauce-both delicious. I usually get the salmon entree because it never disappoints. We were at a great round table which is perfect for 6 person conversations and lots of story telling. They also have cozy booths which I like when its just two or 4 of us, and we also love to sit outside on nice nights. Service is just how I like it, always there but never intrusive. They make you feel like you are visiting friends. Limoncello and amaretto after dinner drinks with dessert just perfect.
Have been to this place many times and it never fails to please - they are flexible, food is consistently good, and service if not intrusive but sufficiently attentive. Wine list is not extensive but serviceable. Portions are very generous. Pasta is fresh and fish is always well-prepared. Friends had veal and they were also delighted
The service was good but the options for a vegetarian were scant. I appreciated being accommodated but being charged $17 for a portion of pasta with sauce (and my dining companion had pasta with meat sauce at a lower price) leads me to not care to return. The food was fine but not worth the price.
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