It has a factory - ‘get em in and out atmosphere’
The food was barely above fast-food.
Celebrated delicious Mother’s Day with friends! Love watching the pizza guy too!
Excellent food. Service good. Would definitely return.
Service was weak, be warned... they charge for refills on Arnold palmers, include a 20% gratuity and add that gratuity on tax too which is not legal.
Friendly staff, great food, fun place with great vegetarian and vegan options.
Perfect before Theatre spot.
This restaurant was average in every way, not good, not bad. It's in a good location for theater or Cal events. The so called outside seating is totally unacceptable ( couple of small metal tables on the sidewalk in a terrible location) and should not be offered.
Not Just for Pre-Theater
We were early for our reservation so sat at the bar where we were able to watch the pizza-making and the amazing pizza oven process! So we had to have a pizza! The service was attentive and personal but not intrusive. The menu is interesting -- we shared fritto misto (yum), the barrata (with beets -- inventive and excellent) and a prosciutto and arugula pizza. Good choices of wine by the glass (before theater, must be cautious). We will definitely be back -- so many other choices to try.
Completely loved Lucia. Service, food, menu. All outstanding.
Amazing lasagne, a true reminder of great southern italian cooking. Pizza was awesome.
Have been to Lucia's several times by now and have always enjoyed our meal. It is a great location for having an early dinner before going to a play or movie. They usually have a couple of specials--eggplant parmesan being one of the best. Pizzas are delicious. Good wine selection. Service always friendly and helpful.
Our go to place for wood fire pizza and pasta. The owners are wonderful and service is brisk but courteous.
The staff is so friendly and helpful and the food delicious for a good price. It's a lively atmosphere and noisy for people who want to be able to talk and hear well but I'd definitely recommend it for those who don't care about that and want a friendly local place for good, reasonably priced food and great service!
Pre show dining should be a category. Three of us shared two pizzas - one white with preserved lemon and lips of fire with sopresetta and ghost pepper, meatballs, broccolini with mushrooms and anchovies and an order of the calamari gritting.
Best items were the calamari and lips of fire pizza. We have had the broccolini before when it was more tender - better then.
Had a bottle of Volpolocello Classico - good go with wine.
Overall a pleasant experience.
We ordered the rosemary fries, which were delicious. Our pizza on the other hand had no flavor. I don’t understand how so many good ingredients could be put on a pizza and have that little flavor. Big disappointment.
The pizzas are good but not amazing. Salads/appetizers were fine. Nice service. A little noisy.
It's a pleasant enough place but not remarkable. With so many incredible dining options in Berkeley, I doubt we'll return.
We had a lovely brunch there on Easter Sunday. It was a very chill vibe and the friends we brought there absolutely loved everything from the food to the service to the atmosphere. We didn’t see the delicious caponata on the menu, but the chef made us some, special. What a delightful and unexpected treat to have arrive at the table after being told it wasn’t available. We’d always dined there for dinner, but really enjoyed it at brunch, too. As always, we’re looking forward to going back.
Warm service, wonderful pizzas, especially the Lips of Fire. Also love the brussel sprouts and the reasonably priced wines by the carafe.
Pizza Crust was good, too bad the toppings made it soggy.
Excellent authentic Italian dishes and thin crust pizza. Great service, all Italian wine list that was great. Very good...
Great food, excellent service. This is the second time coming here. After a great first visit, we wanted to come again and Lucia’s didn’t disappoint!
Lovely new place with good brick oven pizza and yummy salads. Good fresshingredients
Wonderful restaurant! Great food at a decent price. We will definitely return! The dessert was my favorite.
Delicious, creative pizzas and salads. Exceptional service.
Excellent pizza, really friendly helpful staff. A bit too noisy and with a last minute Saturday night reservation we had to sit at the high tables which I find very uncomfortable.
AMAZING gluten free food!
We attended the special night when Lucia's brought in a renowned couple from Italy to show us mere Californians that great gluten-free pizza is possible. And they delivered, with a unique dough that avoided the dreaded gluten-free alternatives of soggy and crackery in favor of chewy-but-supple -- a whole new category that we loved. Toppings were authentic, too, as we tried both the classic Margherita and a more-loaded prosciutto. The proprietors are Real Italians with charm and flair who kept an eye on us and made sure we were content. Overall we took away a conviction that they will be a great resource for their core-downtown neighborhood. We will return very soon to explore what other treats are waiting for us on an authentic-looking regular menu. I anticipate that the cozy room will soon be as lively a trattoria as you'd find in Italy.
I just love this place if you like you’ve stepped in to Italy on the side street - Food was delicious and different every time
Menus gets better and better with more authentic options. Food and overall experience is consistently great. Waitstaff very friendly and helpful. The owner is always there and is gracious, attentive and friendly as well.
Absolutely our go to place for wood fired pizza. We travel all the way from Danville to eat there. Food is great. College town atmosphere and the staff are attentive laid back and wonderful. They do add the tip to your meal - not a problem just takes a bit getting used to
Excellent pizza and unique wine/cocktail choices. Not too noisy. Service was perfect. We'll be back.
Good first visit experience. Would try it again. Glad we got there on the early side. It got very loud as our meal progressed. Waiter could have been more informed about the price of daily specials. He tried to remember our orders without writing them down, then came back because he forgot two of them, said "the tape stuck".
Great service and great food
Great pizza. Salads are fresh, not over-dressed (which is a good thing). Excellent wines and beers. Simple but tasty menu.
Servings are way too small for the price. And there was no indication that the dishes were actually "small plates" not dinner sized.
This was the ABSOLUTE best gluten free pizza I've had in my life. Two of the 8 of us are celiacs and all the other guests ate the GF pizza and as well. They were all blown away by how delicious everything was. The wine, pasta and amazing owner were the icing on the cake to a brilliant dinner gather of friends.
Lucia's is just okay. Nothing was terrible and nothing was wonderful. If you are stuck in the neighborhood and need a quick bite, it will work, but I would not go out of my way to go there.
The food was good but we weren’t happy to learn they automatically add a 20% gratuity. (Which I normally do on my own)
Best gluten-free pizza in Bay Area, and probably the only truly Italian gf pizza in the Bay Area.
Wait staff seemed confused. We never got our drinks. Food was mediocre