Trattoria Lucia

4.5
137 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
Trattoria Lucia has become a dining destination for so many locals. Chef Ivano, with his years of experience prepares hearty dishes from the extensive menu. Delicious Italian favorites served in generous portions include fish, fresh pasta, chicken and veal. Grandma Lucia makes all the homemade desserts from her secret recipe book. A full service bar featuring specialty cocktails and fine wine welcomes you at the entrance. Soft warm colors, terra-cotta floors, arched doorways and glowing candles make for a relaxing setting.


Come try Trattoria Lucia just once and become part of the family.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 12:00am - 9:30pm

Friday: 12:00am - 10:30pm

Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(718) 343-2185
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Ivano
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Private party facilities
Enjoy our warm staff and one of our beautiful party rooms for any occasion.
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Private party contact
Karen Calle: (855) 404-5405
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Catering
Full service off premises catering available. Servers, bartenders, rentals and more, call for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Commonwealth Blvd
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Parking details
Use of next door bank parking lot after bank business hours.
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Entertainment
Paintnite every Thursday & Friday.
Monthly Paintnite & Brunch
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Special events & promotions
Paintnite every Thursday & Friday evening.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 137 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband & I have been dining here for years from casual weekday dinners and meals with friends to holiday dining and family occasions (anniversaries, birthdays). We also have attended private parties in their attractive separate party room. We always had excellent meals and fun times withfamily & friends.

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DF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Have eaten here many times for years. Not as good as it used to be. This trip was told menu items were being stopped. Also when one of our meals came out not at the proper temperature (more room temperature and on the cold side). Instead of remaking it properly, numerous unsuccessful attempts were made to heat it. Attitude of owner was less than professional when she realized she could not charge for the meal. Never offered a substitute or to remake. Too many other places to go to that would have handled this better. Will probably not be coming back for a long time, if ever. Too bad we used to really like this place.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

All good !!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Prix Fixed meal for Mother’s Day was a good selection, and all of the dishes were excellently prepared and delicious. The ambiance was ok, but the service could have been better. I will chalk up the inconsistent service to the fact it was Mother’s Day and extremely busy. Will definitely try again.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Lovely place. They try hard to accommodate you. Food is very good. Usually service is great but this review is for Mother’s Day lunch buffet. So very busy and service could have been a bit better

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CH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Out first time and everything was delicious. Service very nice and efficient. We will definitely return!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

My family and I dine here often. The food is always delicious! Have never had a bad meal. The service is excellent. The staff is very friendly.

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S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Restaurant was busy and service was a little uneven.
The food was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to eat. Really delicious italian with a modern take. Very fair prices for huge plates of food. The one thing I will say is everything is always better when Karen the owner is present. We havent seen her for a while and our last 2 visits were just not the same. We were happy to see her around yesterday. Do try the specials as the chef is quite talented and prepares a variety daily. Homemade desserts are a dream and servers are all very warm and friendly. This place is a definite must try!!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Trattoria features very good food friendly wait staff and personable management. It is a staple now in Bellerose for good Italian food. Its popular for a business lunch and can accommodate groups in an adjacent private room.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was ok not great. Staff were friendly and polite. Our drinks got spilled on my husband twice. The limited Valentine’s Day menu was mandatory no other options available, We went with our 2 kids so that was a disaster. They basically only ate the bread. The food presentation was great, the taste was ok.

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M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappointed with this lovely gem of a restaurant. The staff are exceptionally pleasant and accommodating and the food is always excellent.

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MM
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to dine. The owners are so welcoming and friendly. Th enfold is the freshest and the service is always on point. The spicy garlic seasoned oil is fabulous with the fresh bread. Try the pasta purses. Everything is always made vegetarian first, so it’s easy to accommodate any order! Kudos to this family owned business.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and so was the service

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h
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best servers. Delicious food. I had the baked penne siciliana. Bountiful amount so i have lunch for the next day. We enjoy coming here any time but makes for a great midweek meal.

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OT
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Local place that I have driven past a thousand times. Do not be dismissive of the simple decor and atmosphere; the food is simply top notch. Fresh, copious portions, delightful servers, and worth every penny!

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Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great... We had two seafood pasta dishes and they were both completely devoured. I had the gnocchi, which was one of their vegetarian dishes, and it was tasty. Definitely recommend.

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f
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was slow due to a stove issue. The food came out very salty and the fish, clams, mussels etc. tasted very “fishy”. Thank goodness the hot antipasto was good enough to kill the hunger.. Not going out of my way to be going back for more.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience as usual! We have been here several time. Each time just as good! Service is exceptional! Impressed staff knows specials by heart! Pleasant no matter how busy it is!! Will definitely be back! Karen you run a great Resteraunt!

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BB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Service was good but the food on Christmas pre fixe menu was not enjoyable. My wife had salmon and I had lamb shank, none of us can finish half of the main course.

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M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, cozy and warm atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, generous portions!!!

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Went for Christmas Day, we were first customers arrived 10 min before our reservation. All of the tables were set but they made us wait by the bar while they gave instructions to the staff till exactly our reservation time. Servers were good, every course of food was barely warm certainly not hot. We returned a few items they came back the same warm not hot. Food was fair, for $49.99 per person + 20% added tip for just under $200.00 for 3 people it should have been much better. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent would definitely, recommend and i will be back again!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We always have a great meal there this particular night was very slow and my wife's eggplant came cold in the middle. We sent it back and when it came back it still was cold. Maybe Wednesday is not a good day to go. I must say they credited my wife's meal back which was the right thing to do. This will not stop us from returning.

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k
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and so was the service

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going to this restaurant for years and they never disappoint! Delicious food and huge portions. We always recommend Trattoria Lucia to friends and family!

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M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining her Is always a delightful experience. The waitstaff are friendly, courteous, and helpful. The sangria is exceptional.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

ordered the chicken scap....the chicken was hard and over cooked...the meat lasagne was heavy and lacked flavor the eggplant rollatini was not "rolled" and fell apart when I tried to eat it, the waitress had an attitude....wont be coming back

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h
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan and vegetarian options. Great service. Lovely layout and decor. Great for families

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E
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food at reasonable prices. Excellent portions, each time we have visited, I have been totally satisfied and taken home half my meal to enjoy the next day.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful meal! The service was second to none!! Could not have been a better dining experience!

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To start, the food is Italian comfort food. Saucy, creamy, garlicky goodness. Our server was very efficient and knowledgeable about the menu as well as the specials. The owners were very in touch with what goes on in the restaurant. Will definitely come back here again!

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for dinner last night and it was superb. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. What was really nice was the personalized attention our server Billy gave us. He knew all the specials and every ingredient in every dish. His service was impeccable. The homemade desserts really made our night. Try the peanut butter pie.

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My friend and I made a special request to be seated outside since the weather was so beautiful. The outdoor sidewalk patio is a great feature for the warm weather and gave our dining experience that special touch. The hostess, Karen, was very accommodating and was extremely helpful while we were ordering. The food was a delicious twist on classic Italian dishes and the portions were very generous! We were even given a free round of drinks! I would definitely return to this local spot and would recommend it to my friends and family.

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Bartender was very open about her frustrations of working there. The food was cold, the bartender threw down my mom's drink on her. I would not recommend this restaurant!

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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Came here for Mother's Day. Expected a busy evening. We were given complementary drinks due to the long wait time even with having a reservation. My only issue was with the hostess who was clueless she would say she's coming back in 5 minutes then walk right past you. Good price $40 for appetizer, pasta, entree and dessert. Food was tasty enough to come back but not to brag over: Couldn't beat the fixed price. Overall it was a good experience.

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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

We went to Trattoria Lucia for the first time on Mother's Day 2017. We had a 3:30 PM reservation as did many other diners who began our Mother's Day outing standing outside in the rain waiting past 3:30 for the restaurant to open. WE WERE NOT SERVED TILL AFTER 6:00 PM and in fact from out 3:30 reservation we missed a 7:40 movie. Although the food when it FINALLY arrived was good I would not return. Between the VERY unpleasant hostess with the leg tattoos who never apologized for the ungodly delays to the waitstaff that never brought a second ordered beverage or asked about a second round of cocktails in over 4 hours. What a shame - we thought of ordering grubhub to the restaurant. Thank goodness the other diners were pleasant and I was with my family which is always a good thing! DO NOT GO ON HOLIDAYS!

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C
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Terrible. I paid $30 gratuity automatically applied for a waitress that never came. We had to request our own napkins, Hunt down a bus boy to get us drinks and silverware. The food ran out. We waited over an hour after our reservation time. The owner was a wreck and rude. Wouldn't recommend at all

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wanted to take my wife to someplace new. I saw the great reviews for this place and we ended up in Bellerose. We never even heard of Bellerose before. Excellent food and service. On arrival we were welcomed by the hostess Karen, and she was very sweet. She quickly took our drink order and told us the specials. She asked if we dined here before and when we said first time customers she said we would soon be regulars. Bill was our waiter and he was very accommodating. All I can say is large portions and very fair pricing. My wife decided to try the everything crusted tuna with a mound of sautéed spinach and me I tried the seafood lucia which happens to be the signature dish. Lots of fresh seafood. Banana cream pie and the peanut butter pie both were amazing and decadent. We really enjoyed our meal here and will definitely be coming back.

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ML
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Trattoria Lucia never disappoints. We've been going here since it opened. The food is consistently delicious. The service is great.

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