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About Lucia's Restaurant and Wine Bar

For 31 years Lucia's Restaurant has offered a small menu that changes weekly. Working closely with local farmers and suppliers, we offer the best of each season. Dedicated cooks carefully and lovingly prepare meals based on seasonal appetites and flavors. We offer lunch, dinner, and weekend brunches.
Lucia's has received countless awards and has been recognized yearly as a ZAGAT Top 10 Minneapolis Restaurant.

1432 W 31st St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French American, American, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:


Brunch: Saturday- Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
MONDAYS: Lucia's To Go 7-8pm

Cross Street:
Hennepin and 31st

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 825-1572

Website:
http://www.lucias.com/

Catering:
We offer everything from boxed lunches and to-go items to cocktail parties and elegantly coursed meals. We can accommodate most requests and dietary needs.

Parking Details:
Lucia's offers FREE 15 minute parking at the 4 parking spots in front of Lucia's for all To Go needs.

We validate for the Calhoun Parking Ramp from 7AM - 3:30 PM with a $10 purchase.

Lucia's offers Valet Tuesday - Sunday from 5:30 - Close for $6

Executive Chef:
Alan Bergo

Private Party Facilities:
Let the Cozy Elegance of Lucia's be the backdrop for your next special event. Our intimate atmosphere is perfect for your rehearsal dinner, corporate luncheon or celebration.

Private Party Contact:
John McDonald: (844) 529-7896

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Lucia's Harvest Week is coming up from September 27th to October 1st. Join us in celebrating our local farmers and this great harvest season.

Lucia's Restaurant and Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for a Date (15)
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Local Ingredients (13)
Cozy (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Seasonal (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Organic (8)
Healthy (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Romantic (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (6)
Casual (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
People Watching (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Outstanding food and service! Excited to hear of the reopening!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Sadly it was the last day of service at Lucia’s. Claire my server was amazing. Food was good.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love this restaurant, but alas, it has now closed so this review is moot. We are sad they are closed, since we went every Sunday for brunch and it was amazing always. We will miss our brunch spot and our favorite server, Anne.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Fun, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Delicious last meal at Lucia's which made it bittersweet. Thanks for the memories!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fantastic meal on Lucia's final weekend before closing. Lots of memories....Despite the recent changes there, I'll miss that place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Two friends who have dined together at Lucia's went for a last lunch the day before the restaurant closed permanently. As always, the food - beef short rib chili and mushroom stroganoff this time - were scrumptious, perfectly done, in our opinions. It is a Twin Cities tragedy that the restaurant has closed after 30 years of fine dining and memories.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

We are losing lucia's because the arrogant office holders at City hall have decided that restaurant parking lots, apartment parking requirements and driving in general are not in the best interest of the City. Cristo's lost their parking lot for the same reason. How many others have been lost in the City's war against cars?

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We wanted to go to Lucia's before it closed, so managed to get a table for early on a Thursday evening. Still not sure what happened, but after promptly getting a couple of glasses of wine, the service went to hell. There was a 15-20 minute wait for our share plate, then a 25-30 minute gap before a server brought our entrees - except we'd also ordered starters, but had never received them. When this was pointed out, the server asked if we still wanted the starters. We said yes. Our original waiter came to the table and apologized for the mix-up; then he went to the table behind us and apologized to those diners because they hadn't yet received part of their order. Thinking our starters would arrive in a few minutes, we were surprised to have another 15-20 minute wait (after having finished our entrees). We were disappointed that our waiter did not offer to compensate us for the confusion and/or long wait times. The food was OK but nothing I was excited about, so between that and the terrible service, I would not recommend Lucia's. Of course, it's now closed, so this is a moot point.

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

I've eaten at Lucia's for many years and have alway raved how fabulous the food was here, but this visit I was rather disappointed, I felt like they didn't really care anymore now that they are days away from closing. Three of us ordered the turkey sandwich, which did have a lot of turkey in the sandwich, but the condiments were sparse and it seemed lacking and the baguette style bread was so thick it was impossible to get a bite of the sandwich together. The only thing it came with was four small pieces of lettuce which was suppose to serve as a side salad I guess, but I've seen larger children's portions. While the wait person was alright, he seemed uninterested and never checked with to see if there was anything else we wanted etc. All in all pretty disappointed in my last visit to Lucia's. I will remember the old Lucia's when the restaurant was owned by her, then it was top notch and I always recommended it.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 10, 2017

So sad to see that Lucia's is closing. We decided to come one last time before it closes for good. Food and experience was excellent as always.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

So sad they are closing!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was a farewell meal to an "old friend " cafe closing this month. Still lovely, though sadly suffered a bit from short timer syndrome. And the loss of its bakery.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We love Lucia's. We're so sad that it is closing!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

A bittersweet evening dining with friends as Lucia's prepares to close for good. Everything about the evening was perfect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Last visit was a disappointment. In the last couple of years since it was bought by Stellas, the quality and consistency has slipped considerably. When Lucias first opened and for many years after, it was one of our favorite restaurants. It had creative cuisine, fresh ingredients and delightful meals.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I am going to miss Lucia’s. The location, the warmth of the room, and the quality of the food. An institution that is no longer valued as demographics and food scene changes.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Had heard so many good things but had never been. Learned if it's closing and rushed to experience it, and it did not disappoint. Sad to lose this restaurant so soon after finding it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Last supper

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Have loved Lucia's for many years!! Will miss this amazing restaurant!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food was delicious. Had the short ribs and they were so tender and just coming apart. The mashed potatoes and kale were a great compliment to the ribs. Excellent meal, sorry to find out that they will be closing in 11 days.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

always splendid food , service and ambiance. have never in 30 years been disappointed

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great to be back after a couple years! Menu was simple but diverse. We enjoyed 4 courses and we were pleased that everything was fresh and flavourful. We said at least twice with the "small plates" that they were not that small. Thoroughly enjoyed our time, and joe our server was kind and attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very enjoyable meal, friendly, efficient staff. Food was delicious!

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Lucia's never disappoints! Exceptional food -- so fresh and so good! We took my sister in law from Seattle and she loved the food, the wine and the feel of Lucia's.

Tags: Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Usually this is a great experience. But this last time was not as good as usual. The cucumber salad sounded way better on the menu than it actually was. Tasted like just cucumbers and mayonnaise. The main meals were wonderful. The deserts were so late we took them to go, and they were not super when we ate them. We will give them another chance, but we were a little disappointed this time.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very limited for lunch on weekends as they only have 1 non brunch item, but I will say, it was fantastic. Salad with the chicken is very delicious.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I have been a "regular " at Lucia's for many years. About a year ago I had a couple bad dining expieriences and have not been back. I missed Lucias, took a look at the menu and decided to give it another chance. What a mistake ! We started out by ordering a glass of wine and asked for bread. The waiter told us they had NO bread ! I pointed out a couple sandwiches on the menu and asked how they would make them with no bread and he told me they were saving the bread for sandwiches. It was 1:00 and people sitting at only 3 tables. The menu posted on line was not at all the menu we received. The menu was so limited I decided to order the quiche of the day. When it came it was COLD in the middle and the crust was soggy. ObviousIy old and part way reheated. My side salad was about 3 tablespoons of soaked arugula and nothing else. My friend had the pasta which was tasteless and about 5 bites. One of the ladies at the table next to us sent her food back twice . I am so very sad about the new owners of Lucias driving such a wonderful restaurant into the ground. They should be ashamed of themselves ! I am an OpenTable VIP member and have never before used the "poor" rating in a review prior to today.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Going to Lucia's makes me want to visit Minneapolis more so that I can go back! We started at the wine bar and stayed for dinner. The rosemary nuts are addictive and the hash browns shouldn't be missed. We split all of the dishes between 3 of us so that we could try more options, and would recommend doing that rather than having to choose. The zucchini pancake with salmon tartare is also a delight. Excellent wines by the glass selection and helpful, friendly staff. All around a great evening and experience.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 17, 2017

John, our most capable and knowledgable waiter enhanced our dining experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our family of four (parents and two teenage daughters) came for an early dinner before theater. Had a reservation, but sat in the bar area first, then just decided to stay there for our meal. We had an appetizer plate for the table, then adults shared a starter and an entree, girls shared a starter and an entree, and we all shared two desserts. Some wine and homemade lemonade all made for a perfect amount of food. Waiter was friendly and helpful, food was delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Uneven food quality. Duck egg pasta fabulous. Salad inedible. Steak mediocre.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Excruciatingly slow service. Yes, it was very busy on a Friday night, and the food, when it finally came, was worth the wait. But it was mostly the server who lingered with some customers and ignore us. We would have ordered dessert but by that time there was no point. Meal spoiled by her inattention. The food was outstanding, but the kitchen needs to get it together and get more efficient. And the wait staff needs to get more professional.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Lucias is an upscale somewhat casual restaurant that excels at food and service while maintaining good value. The breads from their bakery are outstanding, but the desserts were a little disappointing. We will definitely return for another dinner at Lucia's!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The menu is somewhat limited though the items offered are delicious. We had the Sausage & Peppers, flat bread, soup, Mixed greens, and the beef, pool and chicken dishes -all outstanding!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Have always loved the food at Lucia's. The service felt indifferent, which was a shame.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Lucia's has been around for years. Although Lucia is no longer running the restaurant I feel it is staying true to her vision of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. The food is delicious and the staff friendly and helpful. Still one of my favorites in the Uptown area. I have yet to be disappointed.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Organic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Very good service. Menu is not broad, but choices were good enough.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Wonderful seasonal food, great service, and a vintage, unpretentious atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

As always, our meal was terrific as was the service. It's such a pleasure to dine at a restaurant that focuses on fresh, local produce and supports local producers!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Service was fantastic, food was even better!

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