Good Italian Cuisine.
Lucia is fun. It's a casual yet upscale place to dine. I recommend their brunch. They have bottomless bloodys that are tasty.
I always overeat here, the bread is solid.
Italian food?. This food is nothing like real Italian food. i'd rather stay at home and order my local neighborhood pizza/pasta joints version of Italian rather than spend the money on Lucia again. I will not be back
Wonderful food, amazing service, phenomenal place to be. I live in Seattle but anytime anyone says they want to eat at Lucia's I am always up for the commute. I always look forward to dinner or just drinks there. The food is amazingly delicious and I can sometimes be a picky eater but the kitchen is always willing to add or substitute to my needs. I have never had a bad meal here, the food always comes out hot, smelling, and tasting delicious! I love their pizza's, and pasta, and chicken, and salads! There is this bread and sauce which they bring out before every meal which gets devoured along with requests for more, that sometimes I have to make sure I don't fill up before my meal has even ordered. I recommend anyone and everyone to come check this place out. On Wednesday's they have live music, which is always a good opportunity midweek to take a break, relax, and enjoy a nice glass of vino. I tell everyone I know to come here whether they live on the eastside or in Seattle b/c it's worth the commute, food, service, and great environment for an evening or two.
I've had multiple meals at Lucia's now and have been well satisfied every experience. I was always greeted with friendly and speedy service. On top of the very reasonable pricing for their food, the food itself is very well done. Their bruschetta is amazing for an appetizer. They have a salmon dish for an entree that was cooked to perfection. Flaky, juicy and perfectly seasoned. Their fruit tart is incredibly generously portioned with plenty of fresh berries served piping hot from the kitchen. During your wait for your food, you can sit back and enjoy their delicious foccocia bread serviced with a basalmic vinegar dipping sauce, and sit back and often enjoy a black and white film they play on one of their walls.
I would HIGHLY recommend Lucia's to anybody, and would encourage people to take advantage of when Lucia's partakes in the Urban Eats special running where there is a full 3 course meal for just $30! I have been very satisfied with every experience I have had at Lucia's and they will continue to have me and my family's business for years to come. Keep up the good work Lucia's!
Bad, bad food..
Sad, sad representation of Italian food. I had the cannelloni, my girlfriend had the eggplant Parmesan. The cannelloni tasted like the chicken had been simmered in chicken fat, with that metallic, slimy after taste. Nasty! The eggplant was at best, tasteless. At least that is what my girlfriend said. I unfortunately tasted it and it resembled something like a canned tomato stewed stale eggplant breaded 2 weeks ago.
All of this might be forgivable, maybe. But since my table was placed 2 feet if that from the entrance to the kitchen, I was forced to listen to the old woman i presume is the new owner yelling at everyone who was near her. Even if I wanted to pretend I was having a good time she was so rude and mean there was no avoiding her overtaking or conversation. The adjective for female dog is applied here not loosely. She alone would have ruined our meal.
This place was much better 2 years ago! I will not be patronizing the "new" Lucia again any time soon.
Good food, but the place was actually better BEFORE it was expanded and turned "hip".
Lucia was a GREAT place before its transformation to "hip". Be aware of the crowd, since it can be too noisy to even carry out a conversation while dining.
I took my wife to be to our VERY first lunch at "Mama Lucia's" back in 1999. It was then a great place, and continued to be so until the recent remodel/expansion. Earlier it was a great "hole in the wall", with great pasta and good wines, but now it feel more like any chain restaurant (even though it isn't). All said, if you can get a table at the patio, it'd still be worth it, even if the view might not be the best, but location is still great with walking distance to "everything".
Great food!. We ate here last night and I thought the food was very good. My husband had the lemon chicken and I will admit it was a bit salty but still good. I had the chicken parm and it was very good. I tend to be picky when it comes to chicken parm and was pleasantly surprised with there's. We both agreed the new look was nice but a bit retro for a down home Italian spot in a strip mall on the eastside but the ambiance inside was nice and there bar looks like it would be a great place to hang out. All in all we enjoyed our meal and will definitely go back.
Great Food - Great Prices - Fun NIght!.
This is a great little restaurant in Kirkland - very good pasta dishes, a pizza on the side or as an appetizer. Great salads. Fun nightlife starts to happen later in the evening. It's a very fun, vibrant restaurant - much like you'd expect to see on vacation in New York and LA. Fun but great food as well...The A+ distinction here: price. Great prices. The bar is fantastic. Super fun on Wednesday nights especially. Packed.
We'll be back for sure - as regulars...
The best atmosphere on the eastside!. First off its called Lucia now. Citysearch needs to change the name From Mama Lucia's Kitchen to just Lucia. Bonnie and I know the owner Michael very well. He absolutely treats us like royalty. As for the kitchen goes I don't know what that other review was about. This place is awesome. We have had everything from the pizza(fabulous), the salads, to the outstanding Kobe beef burger. This place is so classy and the food is on the top of my list. They have a great upstairs bar for parties and gatherings. Oh and I almost forgot the best part the wine......some very different wines, Michael knows what he is doing and you better call ahead because its always busy and there is a reason for that, great food, great atmosphere and an owner with allot of class. Thanks for the great service and making us feel like were at home when were there! Chris and Bonnie....
Beware of the table by the pay station!.
I say this because it is located right next to the kitchen where the wait staff dumps dirty dishes in to a plastic bin (crash, thud), the entrance to the bathroom and the computerized pay station where the wait staff also gathers and is rewarded with a loud beep each time they successfully swipe their card!
Since Lucia reinvented itself from the reliable red checked table cloth local favorite where the food was always great and the atmosphere unpretentious I have been 4 times. (3 of which seated unluckily at the above referenced table!) The new Lucia style a wanna be hip wear black dot com standard complete with white slab marble tabletops which are always cold to the touch, low lighting mostly black decor and wait staff dressed in, you guessed it, all black.
The service is always average, entree arrives at mid salad, appetizer forgotten entirely, my plate removed before my guest has finished eating; average service experience. The menu can?t seem to find its groove, offering some traditional Italian fare, but also crab cakes with an Asian flair. Except that the Chop Salad is mostly a huge pile of romaine lettuce with a few garbanzo beans, a handful of cubed chicken and no salami! What?! Where am I?!
The house Chianti and Sangiovase is clearly a $5.00 bottle of wine but reasonably priced for cheap wine at $6.50 a glass. The saving grace, the pizza is pretty darn good even though the sausage is again cubed.
The location saves this place, if the old Mama Lucia?s and the new kid on the block could meet in the middle I would go back, provided I can be seated at a different table.
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