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A La Lucia

4.6
4.6
1829 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Summer Vacation Dates: July 1st-7th a la Lucia will be closed.
We will reopen on Friday July 1, 2022

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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizza Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 836-5123

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Nayeri

  • Catering

    Private Dining Space available for 20-40 Guests! Please visit our website or call 703-836-5123 for more information!

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private Wine room can accommodate parties ranging from 20 to 40 guests. Fixed Menus and Family Style Dining.

  • Private party contact

    Rebecca Beard: (877) 578-1043

  • Neighborhood

    Alexandria

  • Cross street

    North Royal St. (800 Block)

  • Parking details

    Street parking is somewhat congested during Lunch Hours. Metered spaces are available behind the building if street parking cannot be found.<br /><br /> After 5pm and on Weekends guests should expect to find parking within 1 Block of the restaurant in most instances.

  • Public transit

    The closest MetroRail Stop is Braddock Road (Yellow and Blue Lines) Distance 12 Blocks, however walking is not recommended. <br />Alexandria Dash Bus #AT2 and/or #AT5 Bus will stop accross the street from the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,829 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Neighborhood gem

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    This is a fine restaurant, and clearly very popular with locals as the place was packed. The food was good, but not great. If I go again I will have to order something else.
  2. LK

    LarryK

    Washington DC

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met some friends to celebrate a birthday. Wonderful time. Great drinks, wine, and food
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    We were looking for a romantic restaurant as we were traveling and enjoying the area… this was not it. All areas were middle of the road.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food and fine servers.
  5. CW

    ChrisW

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We like this neighborhood restaurant and periodically find ourselves there when we are in the mood for some great dipping bread and excellent Italian food. Everyone we take there agrees that the veal, or eggplant, or chicken parmesan dishes are excellent. The robust bean soup that was a special last night was tasty and perfect for a raw cold evening. The service is on point and the place just as a nice un-fancy and comfortable vibe. We tried tiramisu and coffee panna cotta last night and both were wonderful. We will keep going back.
  6. j

    j710

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good. A great environment! Definitely will go back.
  7. D

    Dave

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb experience as usual! The dinner and wine was excellent and Michael and his staff are the best! Will be back soon!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite neighborhood Italian. Definitely a go to with our best friends or good meal out together! These 4 enjoyed it!
  9. SA

    SueinAlexandria

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our food and ample service! Always a good meal.
  10. LK

    LarryK

    Washington DC

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful! We arrived early but they accommodated us in the bar. Great drinks. Followed by a very relaxing meal full of tasty foods. Fantastic time had by all! Never rushed. Service was superb. Attentive but not disruptive.
  11. BB

    BrianB

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food in the DMV area. Sad to here that its closing in July.
  12. GD

    GerriD

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time eating here, but we certainly hope not our last. Authentic Italian dishes that were delicious and excellent service and ambience. We especially appreciated the availability of half portions of pasta dishes, just the right amount of food for an early dinner prior to a show at National Harbor.
  13. R

    Ralph

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we never have had a bad experience at A La Lucia and this was no exception. The food was delicious and the service was attentive. Sadly, prices have soared but they have everywhere else.
  14. ML

    MichaelL

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fabulous. Never let’s you down. Great family dining spot.
  15. CN

    CharlesN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner, great dinner, great service
  16. LK

    LarryK

    Washington DC

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always arrive early (5pm). We find it quiet and the service is always great. Each of us had a garden salad chicken and parm and Agnolotti. They were fantastic.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Christmas Eve- I would have liked to see more Christmas decorations and lights around the dining area as a whole and Christmas specials for menu- It didn’t feel very festive. Service was very good and food was prepared and served hot and in a good amount of time. Prices are fair in this economy. Loved the bread.
  19. LB

    LouB

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always terrific, even on a more-crowded-than-usual holiday season Saturday night.
  20. LK

    LarryK

    Washington DC

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent wine along with great food. Very enjoyable
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hidden gem!
  22. IC

    InezC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This restaurant is off the main throughfare, but still close to the downtown area. Parking was perfect right out side of the restaurant, the food and wine was incredible, service was helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. My friend and I enjoyed our dinner. I will definitely be returning for dinner or brunch.
  23. BO

    BarbaraO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food and service very good. However, the dining room was very chilly and no heat blowing. After more people came to tables, it seemed to get warmer. The wait staff stood between the two rooms because they said warmest place to be. They really need to improve heat.
  24. PB

    PatrickB

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as always. Great place.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was excellent but the bar was a disappointment. It was hard to get his attention initially when we sat at a bar table. When both of our wives arrived, he did not come back to our table for an order after he promised to do so. When we went to the bar to get his attention and place an order, he said that he was Too Busy to make a cocktail. The bar was crowded but a competent bartender would have been able to accommodate the number of people present.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience3
    Reservation was for 7pm, but we weren't seated until after 7:30. While I understand that it was busy, there wasn't even a hint of apology for the delay. The food was good, but based on the service we will not be returning.
  27. LK

    LarryK

    Washington DC

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Fine food and wine.
  28. K

    Kerry

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, staff and service. Plus a great wine list with reds served at the proper temperature. Our favorite place in Alexandria!
  29. LK

    LarryK

    Washington DC

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go early to dinner so we can enjoy quiet dining. We love it.
  30. SB

    SeleneB

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was phenomenal! He was super hospitable and hilarious. I have never loved a meal more for the service. The food was exceptional for the price point. We got a bottle of Nebbiolo and the chicken Parmesan and manicotti + calamari for an app, and tiramisu for the birthday dessert and everything was perfect. If you go, get an espresso martini too!
  31. a

    acaba

    Washington DC

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great restaurant with excellent food and service!
  32. B

    Bigguy311

    Des Moines

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was great as we changed our reservation to add one person. Prices were reasonable and the food was excellent. We did not feel rushed even though we ended up being the last group in the restaurant.
  33. LK

    LarryK

    Washington DC

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good time at A La tonight.
  34. m

    marial

    Jacksonville

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, tried & true dining experience at A La Lucia, food is excellent, ambiance is conducive to dinner conversation
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic. A local gem for sure
  36. a

    andhowe

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We had no assigned server and nobody greeted our table for the first 30 minutes after we got water. I had to wave someone down to order, and even then we had three different people help us. The food was good portion wise but there wasn’t a lot of flavor in the food. The drinks were probably the best thing we had.
  38. R

    Rick

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Wasn't terrible, but was over-priced and noisy. Food wasn't really italian. Wouldn't go back.
  39. m

    mai2

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a wonderful dinner. Thank you very much!!!
  40. LK

    LarryK

    Washington DC

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner with friends. A La Lucia staff were fantastic. Wine and food were enjoyable

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 4.6 stars by 1829 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for A La Lucia

315 Madison St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North Royal St. (800 Block)

  • Neighborhood

    Alexandria

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizza Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking is somewhat congested during Lunch Hours. Metered spaces are available behind the building if street parking cannot be found.<br /><br /> After 5pm and on Weekends guests should expect to find parking within 1 Block of the restaurant in most instances.

  • Public transit

    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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Nayeri

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 836-5123

  • Catering

    Private Dining Space available for 20-40 Guests! Please visit our website or call 703-836-5123 for more information!

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private Wine room can accommodate parties ranging from 20 to 40 guests. Fixed Menus and Family Style Dining.

  • Private party contact

    Rebecca Beard: (877) 578-1043

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