Lucia's Berkeley

4.7
385 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Authentic Neapolitan Pizza and Italian Food in the heart of Berkeley. Using local seasonal and organic product, we serve an array of Small Plates, Salads, Fresh Homemade Pasta, Neapolitan Pizza and other House Specialties. These include Porchetta, Lasagna, Eggplant Parmisian, Scottish Salmon, etc. We have a strong focus on Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan Cuisine. In addition, we have a bar and a wonderful list of Cocktails, Local Beers and Wines from California and Italy... many of which are natural, Organic and Biodynamic.
Come see our special wood fired oven imported from Naples Italy!
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PaulaJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a Gem. Inventive Italian food and beverages. Everything we ordered was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Never had soggy fries like I did here. We sent it back to the kitchen and it was soggy the second time around as well. Maybe the oil is not hot enough? The farmers daughter pizza was good, but overall food is overpriced.

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Tanmo
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place!

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judy
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I WISH I COULD GO EVERYDAY THE NORMA IS THE BEST PIZZA I'VE EVER TRIED

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vipMenumav
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have a good meal at Lucia's. Last night we had the "Christmas Pie" special--calzone dough wrapped around a filling of bacalao, cheese, tomatoes and olives. It was delicious. We tried the meatballs for the first time and liked that they were crispy on the outside and served with a side of tomato dipping sauce--not the typical Italian style meatballs. Also had the brussels sprouts, which were reliably yummy. We enjoyed our cocktails-- an Americano and an Old Fashioned, expertly made. Love the ambience of Lucia's and the warm greeting that we always receive.

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Julia
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice little place! Clean, modern and welcoming.

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FoodieFun
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They asked for vaccination proof - which I really appreciated - and the service felt safe and professional. I have Celiac and must eat gluten-free; they were accommodating and the food was excellent!

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MelissaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent dinner here on a Saturday night. Our service was great - fast and attentive without being intrusive. The food was also excellent and everyone in our group, ages 10-45, raved about it afterwards. I highly recommend Lucia's!

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vipGlutenFreeEater
Hawaii
62 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucia’s is a staple for us. We love their gluten free pizzas and pastas. The best in the Bay Area as far as we know. We started with the burrata with some gluten free bread that was hot from the oven. Then a gluten free pizza and a gluten free calzone (special of the day). We really enjoyed everything. Their bottles of Prosecco are reasonably priced. Always a great night out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and pasta. Fantastic service too. We’ll be back.

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Matilde
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza is the best in Berkeley. Born and raised in Italy writing here. Spudsy Pancetta is great!

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EKoakland
New England
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed all. Food, drinks, service etc
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RobertK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, service,& food. We eagerly will return.

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vipDeanN
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lucia, the owner, was very accommodating. Best cannoli I have ever eaten.

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SarWal
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have celiac and am gluten free. The GF pizza was INCREDIBLE! I haven't had pizza that good since before I was GF and in Italy. We also got the GF gnocchi with bolognese, also excellent. Great cocktails, excellent service. We plan to come again every time we're in town!

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rheyden
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and excellent service! The owners really pay attention to all aspects of the meal and make you feel right at home.

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vipSpencer
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The pizza and calzones are remarkably good. Clearly the dough is their secret that makes them so good. Our calzone — the Napolitano - was really excellent but needed a bit more meat and less ricotta.

As an appetizer we had the calamari were extremely anemic — very small, skinny and just not to par for a true Italian restaurant. I know it’s possible to get better in the Bay Area and I would be willing to pay $1-2 more for a great calamari.

Beware that with some wines they are “organic” which is all well and good but not as flavourful. This point is not on the menu and the hosts are supposed to advise.

Overall a good restaurant for the neighborhood and the staff are extremely friendly and warm.

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KAria
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table for 9 beautifully appointed with glass vases of 1 pink flower for birthday celebration. Pizzas and pastas are delicious & service was perfect- not Hovering but always around. Stored and served the ice cream cake we brought - will be back here. It’s a gem !!

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vipAcornartist
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Hadn’t been before. Made the mistake of sitting outside. Noisy and while visiting friends from out of town, interrupted frequently by people begging. Salad was great, but everything else was meh.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blows my mind every time and I am never not shocked. Even the vegetarians were awed. Grazie mille ! PS caponata is a must

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Carlota
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best pizza in town! They have vegan options and gluten free.

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vipsusanb
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lucia's is a hidden gem on Shattuck. The starters & salads were a little unremarkable but the pasta!!! and the pizza!!! So incredible!!!! Cozy atmosphere and friendly service. We will definitely come back.

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vipanivg
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

WOW - a truly Italian experience while being Gluten Free! Usually GF dough is lacklustre, bland and blah... not at Lucia's. Tasty, chewy delicious - we started with the fried Tries de Montanarine, and followed with a Quattro Formaggi all with GF dough. Can't wait to go back!!!

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AnnaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I tried different pizza places on the East coast where I live and I found this in SF. Best Italian pizza I had in US so far !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With reservations everything was a breeze. Checked in when we got there and was seated promptly after even with how busy they were. Service and food were great! Definitely want to go back and try all their pizza options.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Its hands down the best gluten-free pizza crust ive had in 13 years as a celiac. By far.

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RichardL
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to visit my son. We sat outdoors, by choice. Enjoyed seeing the people pass by as we ate. The food was great. I ordered a calzone, it did not look like I expected or like any I had seen before, but it was still really good. It was probably for two, but I ate it myself.

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carolrenee
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely LOVE Lucia's. There's no Italian restaurant like them with all the gluten free and vegan options, we are comfortable bringing friends with limited diets. The owners are gracious, the chef is excellent. The food is the best. Yay for those calamari fritters!!

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vipbaba99
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious. However, the appetizers were a little on the smaller side. The pizza was excellent and will definitely go back to get another one. They have decent wine at a reasonable price given how much wine is costing these days in restaurants.
But I can’t say enough about the service. The hostess/waitress was extremely helpful and very friendly. The waitstaff overall were very efficient and it made our evening go smoothly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Service was excellent and friendly. The pizza was the best ever! Would highly recommend Lucia’s.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Finally, a place for a gluten-free, cow dairy free Italian to indulge! Went here on a date with my partner and it was fabulous. Love the service and the quality of the food. So good! Definitely recommend it!

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vipBigD
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very friendly staff. The food was yummy. Nice experience.

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vipElly
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza is incredible

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vipPeter
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Interior design is post industrial chic, which didn’t do much for me. Menu is quite limited, pizza, pasta and a few salads and appetizers, but everything we had was delicious and fairly quick to arrive. Overall great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Brandon was the best server ever. We had a beautiful dinner and the food was delicious. The birthday girl can’t eat gluten so going to a restaurant where there are so many GF options is a real treat. The wallpaper in the bathroom is super fun too.

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Alexandra
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucias is our new favorite restaurant in Berkeley. Food is outstanding and it is a really comfortable place to eat, from the friendly staff, cartoons in the bathroom, and cozy furniture.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing gem of a place! Hands down the BEST gluten free pizza we have ever had. They have perfected the recipe so the texture and taste of the crust is perfect. We look forward to going back and sharing with family and friends.

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Parm
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and a highly recommend. It’s wise to reserve ahead of time as it gets busy quickly. Some of the best Neopolitan pizza I’ve had in this area, chewy crust. Try the Cosacca.

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BethC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza ever with the best service. Such great food all the way around

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AllieF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the moment we arrived was lovely. The staff, the ambiance, the food, the food, the food. Like I was back in Italy eating my favorite pizza 🤍 we will be back

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Lucia's Berkeley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 225-9467.

Lucia's Berkeley is rated 4.7 stars by 385 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.

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