Lucia's Berkeley

4.6
328 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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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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Sue77
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have never been to this restaurant and was wonderfully surprised by the menu , the waitstaff and welcoming owner. Great Italian tapas, pizzas and salads. I had the burrito salad with sweet tomatoes and pizza crust to use for smothering it with the gooey cheese.

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AmandaT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hostess was gracious and made our visit special. Pizza dough was delicious.

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vipEricG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very nice people running this restaurant, very accommodating. The pizza is very good with their margherita pizza def a must try.

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vipSam848
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening. As good as a visit to Italy.

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vipMechaG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite Restaurant in Berkeley. Best Pizza ever. Great cocktails. What's not to like. Go there!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Father’s Day with my husband and 4 year old daughter. Food was excellent and so authentic! And very family friendly. Loved it.

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briahnb
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS! Especially if you’re gluten free. Gf calamari for the win

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, genuine Italian pizzeria with a real Neapolitan pizza oven. Recommended by an Italian!

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EleG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pizza in the East Bay area. It's still the best when reheated!

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ChristianC
London
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a booking and arrived slightly late. Our server was apologetic, there had been a mix-up with tables. No problem, we were moved to a semi-communal table, which actually had great views out over the restaurant.

The service was really attentive, despite clearly being in the middle of a rush of in-house diners and takeout orders.

Our food arrived pretty quickly and everything was great, the pizzas were spot on.

At the end of the meal, our server was committed to making their mistake right. Although we didn't take them up on their offer, we were touched by the gesture.

Looking forward to coming back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Lucia’s! Consistently delicious and great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for any occasion!

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Pegalicious
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucia's is probably our favorite restaurant in the entire East Bay area. :-) It is the safest (allergy-wise) and most incredibly delicious gluten-free & night-shade free restaurant that we have experienced in the past 6 years, both in the Walnut Creek area and the Berkeley/Oakland area. And, of course, we love the owners and staff--beautiful people creating a beautiful all-around experience. Heart emoticon. :-)

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Marlene
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

While it is close to Berkeley Rep, we found the food disappointing and way overpriced.

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judithbx
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The pizza was soggy. Although it was meant to include prosciutto, there were only a few very small chunks of ham. Brussel sprouts appetizer cold. Ran out of cider. Overall very disappointed. Still searching for good place for dinner pre-theater.

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mixpro
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Overall good food and good value. If you're there when very busy you might want to ask for your pizza extra crispy. Our two came out a bit underdone, but on another occasion was perfect.

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scoles
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice, fun, quaint, energetic place with good food and staff. We had the pizzas which were delish.

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LifelongBerkeleyResident
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Maybe it was an off night or what we ordered. The pizzas were soggy and flavorless. But, the service was great, and their cocktail and wine selection good. I looked up reviews after eating there, and was surprised at how many glowing reviews were posted. That wasn't our experience.

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vippiccolo
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had fried calamari calamari was excellent, but caponata was a little too sweet for our taste. The kale salad was excellent. Ordered the Margherita pizza with added Mushrooms and sausage. Should have left off the sausage, which was strangely spiced and too smooth texture for our tastes (being a creator of homemade sausage). Other than the sausage, the pizza was amazingly fab. For dessert we split the freshly stuffed cannoli with wonderful house-made fixing. Better than any on West Coast and as good as best in Boston North End! Well b back, again!

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JackC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I would return. Most dishes very good. Interesting pizzas and the appetizers were a hit

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vipStorm
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and service. BEST gluten free pizza crust in the Bay Area!!!

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JerryB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience here. My favorite restaurant in the Bay Area.

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Josh
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great; lots of GF options for my wife. Brussel sprouts and broccoli to start - they were fantastic. Pizza was good too. Drinks were so-so but the wine was fine. Service was a tad slow but if you imagine you're in Italy, the service is above average! :-)

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NigelM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was restaurant week so things were likely not the norm.

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NatalieD
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely neighborhood restaurant, cozy yet vibrant decor.
Food was great: home-style Italian cooking.
Great wine selection.

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vipPurple
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great pizzas and fun place. Menu is limited and the place gets crowded. Casual and good.

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jimH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the fixed price dinner that was available during Berkeley Restaurant Week. The food was great, the service excellent, and the cocktails and wine were great. Their Old Fashion is the best I have had at any restaurant. Very conveniently located near the downtown Berkeley BART station.

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ScotT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best gluten free pizza ever.. my wife is gluten free; I am not. Could not tell the difference! Other entrees were also phenomenal! Highly recommended....

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AnuB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Lovely meal as always. Love their gluten free pizza! Service was very slow and unintuitive. They never checked for last orders. When we wanted to add something, they announced that the kitchen has closed.
One of us ordered coffee before the meal that was delivered alongside it because it was delayed. Who drinks coffee w pizza?

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MegG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was fresh and flavorful, and Anastassia provided superb service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall nice meal and service. Calamari app was really pretty small but salad was easy to share. Two Pizza’s 2 apps, caraf of red wine and a couple of beers $170 for four seemed a little steep. Will go back though.

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vipExplorer
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza crust! Super appetizers. Delightful staff and truly engaging ownership! We love everything about Lucia’s.

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vipMediaMan
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good quality, and tasty, but the selection is pretty narrow with only about three different pasta dishes. Not many items with meat. The noise level is extremely high so it's not a good place for conversation.

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vipAredub
San Francisco
133 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Lucia's. Everything was delicious and the service was great. We'll be back.

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viprne22
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucia’s simply has the best gluten free pizzas! You can’t even tell these delicious Neapolitan pizzas don’t have regular flour. And try the gluten free calamari which are also outstanding.

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fumagatcha
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Having been a few weeks earlier, we expected more on the night. We had a pesto pasta, which was very al dente, short on flavour, and at $19.00, short on everything. The Mariana pizza was not much more than a bunch of tomato sauce on the pizza crust, nothing exciting. The prosciutto pie pizza was very good and pulled the overall food rating up to good.

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ZeinaN
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I Don't live close to this restaurant. I came here after reading the great reviews it has. It was a very disappointing experience and I will never go there again. Pizza was not great at all. I ordered pasta for my kids and I ordered cooked more than al dente. Of course when it came it was not the way I ordered it so I asked the lady who was nice to take it back and get it the way I asked. Then here comes the manager and he was very rude and sarcastic and asked me: "so how long would you like us to cook the pasta? 10 minutes? 30 minutes? or an hour?" I think this is very rude. I am not going to the restaurant so he can come and be sarcastic on the way I want my food. In short, if you have standards in food and restaurants, don't go there.

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vipEllenC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucia's never fails! I love the pizza and the servers are great.

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Kathy
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Lucia's for Sunday Brunch. The gluten free pizza dough was the best I've ever had! Will definitely return.

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Hnki
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pizza, very attentive service even on a very busy evening. We would go 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 4.6 stars by 328 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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