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About Lucia's

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!

2016 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704-1117
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Closed on Mondays

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 225-9467

Website:
http://www.luciaspizzeria.com/

Additional:
Beer, Wine

Lucia's Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

3.9

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (18)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
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Good for a Date (9)
Authentic (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Fun (7)
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Comfort Food (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Organic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Tapas (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Special Salad, Brussels Sprouts, and Big Ham Pizza were outstanding. A good pre-theatre dining option.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Great experience-again! Perfect for the gluten free fans. Delicious appetizers and GF pizzas.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food is fine, good value (though my dining partner found the pasta dish too small). But it’s a good place to grab dinner before a performance. My one criticism is when I make a reservation, I assume it’s for a table, with actual chairs. Instead, we were put at a communal table (no problem) with high, backless stools. Very uncomfortable. So, beware, if that matters to you, include your desire to sit in a real chair!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was very good with many vegan options. 5 of us had vegan and non-vegan brussels sprouts, burrata, pizza and vegan margarita pizza, and a few other things. The only thing I was not crazy about was the vegan pizza (I meant to order marinara without vegan cheese). Crust was not crunchy and I didn't care for the cheese. Otherwise, everything was good.

A bit too noisy for me, but most restaurants are.

Make sure to check out the wallpaper in the bathroom :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Love this place. And fantastic beautiful people running it. Could not have been more perfect

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Extreme expensive for the quality, ambiance, and food, Never come back nor I would recommend this place to friends

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We'll go back again due to the very good food and friendly service. The location (near theaters) is great for a pre-event meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Healthy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Delicious pizza with some very good first courses. We had theatre tickets around the corner and there was terrible traffic coming from San Francisco. They seated us immediately and service was quick. We’ll come back when we go to that theatre again

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food is on the fancier hipster side of Italian, but the acoustics in the small corridor of a restaurant framed with cement and brick walls just creates an echo chamber for the entirety of the noise in the restaurant. It was so noisy I couldn’t hear my wife across from me, so that killed any ambiance they may have been attempting.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was outstanding, the space was well-designed in a casual yet stylish way, and the prices were reasonable. Great menu.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was great best vegan pizza I’ve had ever. The ambiance is nice and the service was great!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious neopolitan pizzas from a wood oven, delicious salads and appetizer- all fresh and local. Friendly talented chef/owner from Venice- everything we've been waiting for!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The owner told us his server called out and he was the only one there doing everything. He was so nice and worked so hard we really appreciated his efforts and will definitely go back just to show appreciation. It's not a fancy place, but the food was very, very good.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had one wrong meal delivered to the table. And we had one meal that did not come to the table until 15 minutes after everyone was served. The rest of the table was finished eating before the this person got their food. That's unacceptable.

Furthermore, as they charge a 20% service fee, we weren't able to feel heard about the service.

We would not go back.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Lucia's hands down has the best pizza in Berkeley.. So good! True gem that I can't wait to return to!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Fresh house made pasta, exceptional wood-fired pizza, and attentive service. Our first trip but we'll be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food and great service.The owners come by the table to make sure all is well. I had the gnocchi with mushrooms and it was outstanding, beautifully prepared,not soft and not hard. It is difficult to find a good gnocchi around here, I will be coming back for more.
My friends had the pizza and it was fabulous too. The dough was perfect!!!!

Nice place!!!!! Great food and wonderful service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent service and delicious food in a noisy environment. I would not recommend it for a romantic evening or an occasion for an intimate conversation.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food here is delicious, the ambience lovely, and the staff very attentive and friendly. What more could one want? I've already brought 2 friends here, and will continue to recommend it to anyone who will listen. Definitely a Berkeley gem. Grazie!

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Tapas, Organic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Made a reservation due to its proximity to Berkeley Rep Theatre, but had missed any buzz about Lucia's- so we were amazed at how quickly the place filled up with happy customers. Other restaurants in the neighborhood can have maybe just a touch of hubris about them. We were pleasantly surprised by the friendly service and ambiance, similar to neighborhood restaurants in Italy and Spain. One co-owner is Italian and his wife also works there, and the rest of the staff take their cues from them it seems- everyone was charming. From the house wine and prosecco to the Neapolitan style pizza to the small plates, everything was simple, bright, authentic and fresh!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Lucia's is a hidden gem! Steve and his partners have really brought fresh, Italian cuisine to Berkeley! Definitely will be back! Their burrata and prosciutto were a gift from the heavens!

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Wanted a nice but not fancy dinner before a movie. Lucia's seemed to fit the bill. Pizza was very good, calamari appetizer so-so, service was attentive. But $105 for two? Even with drinks and tip, too much for what we got. Pizzas run $17-$19 for a 4-slice pie. Waiter did a bit of upselling on how much we'd need. Also they build in an automatic tip of 20%... I would have left that anyway but it didn't sit right... and btw you never really know if or how much of that is going to the house.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We started with prosecco and a few appetizers. The fried vegetables were well done and good, and the kale salad was plentiful and interesting (dressing was quite hot/spicy). Unfortunately, the pizza (at least that night) wasn't quite up to the rest of the meal. The dough was not quite cooked in the middle, and the tomato sauce tasted like canned tomatoes (and little else). Toppings were good but not plentiful. Not a bad meal, but there are better choices in Berkeley.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food really is above expectations, and the service was terrific - though when we went they probably needed more staff on the floor. The ambience is poor -- to us, at least. Tiny, loud, cold on the night we were there. Wishing they will get a bigger space - and soon. Cal students probably would love it as is.

Tags: Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Despite missing my reservation window, the staff was very friendly and tried getting us to the next open table. They were kind, had great suggestions, and fast.

The pizza was delicious, as was the hot pepper oil they offer on the side. I loved the decor and that neon pink Lucia sign is dope. I would definitely come back again for their pizza and to try their hand-made pasta.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Ordered the fried calamari and little gems salad as appetizers. Both were excellent, and the presentation of the salad was very nice.

My friend ordered the gnocchi in pesto and I had the pizza a la Norma, which featured eggplant. The gnocchi was delicious, but I was disappointed with the pizza. The crust was soggy, and the eggplant had little flavor. The fresh ricotta was good, but I think they need to work on that pizza or replace it with something else. I'd like to see a pizza featuring arugula.

I ate there once previously and had the "Lips of Fire" pizza, which was _very_ hot to the point that the spiciness overpowered any other flavors (and I usually like spicy). I couldn't get into the maple syrup that's part of the dish.

I'd say Lucias has great potential to be an even better restaurant if they were to review their pizza menu and make some changes, and also keep an eye on ensuring the crusts don't get soggy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

This visit was not good...waiter is horrible...actually that specific waiter is always horrible...however it was a busy sunday night and we waited for an hour for pizza...seems that takeout order took precedence....should never happen...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Real gem in Berkeley, real Italian comfort food . We will be back for sure

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Paleo Friendly, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

If you miss Italy this is your place. Authentic in every way. And oh, the wine ...

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Organic, Hot Spot, Casual, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Delicious wood fired pizzas with lots of options of toppings. We had several different pizzas: the special (white pizza with truffle oil and pancetta), the mushroom pizza with sausage, the Brussels sprout pizza, the 3 cheese, and another that was spicy (can't remember the name). All were excellent, and full of flavors. Be aware though, that they can only cook 3 pizzas at a time, so if you are in a large party (we were 9), then the pizzas come out at different times.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Vegan, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The pizza we got had a rather flavorless tomato sauce, with just 4 or 5 leaves of basil and only a few pieces of sausage on the whole pizza. These issues would have been forgiveable if the pizza dough had been well made, but the dough arrived mostly pasty, soggy, and undercooked, with numerous spots that were too burnt to eat. We also ordered the brussels sprouts, which were so overcooked that some were charred black and the rest were unpleasantly mushy. I hope they were just having a bad night, but we won't be going back to find out. On the plus side, the service was quite good (though one waitress had such a thick Italian accent that my wife couldn't understand most of what she said) and the waiter gave us a 50% discount on our brussels sprouts after seeing we hadn't eaten most of them and asking if there was a problem.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

So great to have this new authentic Neapolitan-style pizza joint in Berkeley. The pizzas we tried (Shroomy and Margherita with Buffalo mozzarella) were very, very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Really nice. Italian food that is prepared fresh; family recipes that taste fantastic, served in a simple setting. Not fussy, just like a local Italian neighborhood eatery. Ordered the special eggplant parmesan (not always on menu) and it was outstanding. Excellent pizza from wood fired oven. Good salads. Nice Italian wine by the glass.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Second time in the last few weeks...consistent quality as the first visit...calamari app is best I've had in this area...and the pizza as well..can only think of one other place in East Bay that is maybe equivalent...also, good selection of wines.

Tried the cannolis this time and they were very good..

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

This is one of the best pizza restaurants you will ever go to. Absolutely delicious and great service, the owner is from Venice and the staff treats you like family. Everything was incredible. Definitely get the Lips of Fire and the Spudsy pizza. Amazing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We had a delicious brunch here. The Californian was delicious and my family members really liked the porchetta hash special. Everyone was very friendly. I want to come back for dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Appetizers were excellent. ..pizza was among the best I've had in the bay area ....good wine selection as well...I'll be back when craving pizza

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great restaurant in downtown Berkeley. Outstanding food with quality ingredients. Delicious pizza as expected but also wonderful handmade pastas and vegetable sides such as Kale salad and brussel sprouts. Came in a group of 10 for a post graduation dinner and everyone enjoyed their meal and wanted to come back again. Fantastic service. Very reasonably priced and good sized quantities. Would definitely recommend

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Healthy, Comfort Food, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Delicious. I've been there about six times, and it's always delicious. In between visits, I crave the pizza. Now I have a new problem: They've started serving pasta; not just any pasta, but stuff they've made there. Attention, real Italians: Real Italians (northern) own and help run the place.

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic, Comfort Food, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2017

The restaurant was terribly busy, and we had to wait quite awhile to be seated and then to order. Our food came so late we almost did not make our show. And the restaurant was so noisy we could not even converse with each other while we waited! Lucia's, please put up some sound-baffling cloth or do something about the din!
Apart from those complaints, the food was excellent as always, and the servers were competent, friendly and welcoming.

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