Came here with some friends from out of town, and had a great time, and absolutely everyone loved their food! Our service could've been more inviting, but maybe our group of 8 people was intimidating to our server. Good brunch menu!
Great brunch options - ranging from healthy & light vegetarian to hearty meat loving choices.
Also a wonderful tiramisu to finish the meal! Good for discussion!
Basic Italian. There are better alternatives at this price point. But, location is a plus for some.
Best service ever! Food was amazing!
There were six of us for brunch on Easter Sunday. There were few tables filled when arrived at 11:10 am. We were seated directly across from the door which caused a cold breeze on us every time the door was opened. When the rest of our party arrived, we ordered coffee and our meals. After receiving our initial cup, our coffee cups were empty for 15 mins before we finally asked the manager to fill them. The restaurant was pretty full at this point. The servers didn’t seem to know which dish belonged to each table as we turned away two different dishes that we hadn’t ordered. Our food took forever to arrive - it was probably 45 mins from the time we ordered until the time we received it. It seemed clear that the manager was doing her best to keep the restaurant running but they were clearly understaffed. The food was good but the experience was so poor that we won’t go back.
We come to Lucia often. The Italian food dishes are happiness and comfort! Also can’t go wrong with the Kobe burger.
Quiet and comfortable. Fast service and good food. Will be back
Lucia had, hand's-down, the best happy hour menu we've experienced, and the food rivaled the top tasting menus at the best restaurants in Seattle. We chose the stuffed mushroom caps, jazzy mac and cheese, spinach artichoke dip, meatballs with choices of sauce, and desserts. Phenomenal Italian comfort food, perfectly seasoned with in-your-face flavor. The food was addictive - we couldn't get enough of the mushroom caps so we ordered a second plate. The menu featured creative twists on familiar dishes. Our server was funny, engaging, and attentive. Parking was not difficult, which is a plus for the Greenlake neighborhood. Very, very impressive cuisine, and after 9 pm probably the best value in Seattle.
Great place for an impromptu family dinner, with a good menu varirty to suit the picky and adventurous tastes of my family. Will definitely be on our list of neighborhood spots.
A great Italian restaurant. Interesting appetizers, many good choices for entrée/pasta.
Very attentive service and the best veggie lasagna I've ever had. Rich and creamy, with just the right amount of spice.
I never write reviews but given the circumstances I feel compelled the share this horrible experience. Attempted to dine at Lucia early evening on 3/3/18 with a reservation. The restaurant was pretty empty.
Greeted by a stone-faced hostess (red hair in a ponytail) who just stared at us (without saying hello or asking the requisite questions about our visit). After a few moments of her silence, I informed her we had a reservation. Still without speaking, she sat us at a table in the main area, where there was only 2 other parties (one large group that had been served their meal and a single diner who received her meal shortly afterwards). We were served water by an attendant as we sat down, but were never seen by a waiter. The hostess came by multiple times to light candles at other tables, and saw we had not been attended to, but didn’t say anything. The group next to us remarked we had been waiting a long time. The hostess glared at us from her post at the front door. The waiter for the only two other patrons walked by us many times. No one ever came by our table to acknowledge us after we were seated. Finally, after 30 minutes, we arose to put on our coats and leave. As we walked towards the main door, the hostess looked at us, then left her post and went to the back of the restaurant. Once outside, we saw her walk back to her post and she continued to glare at us.
I don’t know why we were treated so poorly. We were dressed professionally and had been courteous. We travel extensively and tip well. I have to wonder if the poor service from the start related to us being the only people of color. We both felt as if we were denied service. We will never return to Lucia or recommend this restaurant.
We went down the street to another restaurant that was actually packed with customers (some standing in line), without reservations. Surprisingly, we were seated right away and had our meal in the time we sat at the table at Lucia - and the service was excellent.
It was V-day and some tables were put side by side with little space. It was quite uncomfortable and we really didn’t have privacy. Other than that, food was delicious!
This place has really gone downhill. Service was great, food and drinks were terrible. Will not be back.
The food was outstanding; chose restaurant based on the menu item red snapper piccata, and it was by far and away the very best snapper I have ever eaten (and I'm a third generation PNW native who has eaten a LOT of fish). The portions were perfect, the food was immaculately prepared, and the service was fantastic.
I had learned that they served breakfast on Saturdays. So we went there for a brunch. It was not crowded. Our waiter was very good and efficient. We drank coffee and had the breakfast specialties. They were enjoyable. There was some old nice music playing in the background and we enjoyed it. Will not hesitate to do it again.
The stuffed mushrooms were so good only to be outdone by the Lucia spaghetti. My wife got the chicken Marsala with pasta so tender and so delicious. We followed with drinks the tino mule was so good complete with a copper cup. Hope I come back to this place soon
I was here for a birthday dinner. Our waitress was sweet, but the service was painfully slow. It took us over an hour to get bread for the table. Over an hour, for bread. I would completely understand had the restaurant been full and busy, but there was one other party in the dining room and just a few people at the bar.
I had heard reviews about slow service before but I figured it was an off day for the restaurant but this was ridiculous. The quality of the food was mediocre at best and I would recommend any other Italian restaurant over Lucia’s.
Lucia is always wonderful, great food, great service. Tiramisu is amazing.
We had a great dinner at Lucia! We were able to catch the end of happy hour and grab some great deals on food and apps as well as order a few things off the dinner menu!
Serviceable Italian in a convenient Greenlake location. Cocktails were very strong but not well-made -- bartender must have been inexperienced.
The saving grace of this restaurant is always their delicious food. Without fail every time I have been here the service is terrible. It’s simply common knowledge among our friends that if you’re there the food will be great but the servers will ignore you. I’m sure there are some who are more attentive but it always seems as if I have to call someone over, to order another drink, get more napkins, etc. They do a poor job of coming by to check on you or to ask if you need anything. Recently our group of 8 who was there for a birthday party had thought to order a bottle of champagne or several bottles of wine but because no one seemed to notice our “excuse me” and discreet waves by the time the servers came by we had decided nevermind, we would take the celebration elsewhere. I understand it’s a big group and that can pose a challenge but it seemed as if because we were a big party and the gratuity was included they felt they didn’t have to go out of their way. Even being personable enough to introduce themselves and recommend a dish or drink would be nice. Again, love the food, but the service could definitely use an mprovement.
Great food and staff.
The atmosphere was very nice, classy and upscale. The service was very good, positive and welcoming. And the food was AMAZING!
Between the five of us, one is gluten-intolerant, the other is a committed pescatarian. Waiter was very good about double checking with kitchen re: gluten re: prospective appetizers we were going to share; also, restaurant is prepared to swap gluten-free pasta for their pasta dishes. Pescatarian friend had several choices right off of the menu. I am neither pescatarian nor gluten intolerant but I am not hugely fond of pasta so happy to report there a quite a few dinner entrees where the pasta is only a side (that veggies can be subbed for. No, I am not low carb; I just don't prefer to pay to eat pasta). Btw, entrees are generously portioned. Both times I had plenty to eat and more to take home for lunch.
We went before a play at the Bath House in Greenlake.
Seems like a neighborhood kind of place - lots of families. As I remember kids eat pretty cheaply - maybe free.
Our meal was good - but nothing stood out.
We might go again when we run out of places to try in Green Lake.
Good food. Had the risotto special with prawns which tasted very fresh. Pasta al forno was very good, very rich though so ended up taking some home. Wasn't all that busy with very attentive staff.
Unfortunately the server left a lot to be desired. I was sitting there over 10 minutes in a restaurant that was virtually empty before anyone asked me if I wanted something to drink. We had to signal the waiter to get help. Disappointing, especially when people are so pressed for time.
This restaurant is really pretty and has a nice feel to it. I’ve dined here for HH, dinner, and brunch and have never been disappointed. The food is good and the service amazing. The staff are all very warm, professional, and go out of their way to make your experience perfect.
Try the Crab Cake Benedict; you could easily share it, it is so rich (delicious)!
I highly recommend you try this place for brunch, HH, and dinner!
I can't recommend Lucia enough! We had our first date night out in Seattle at Lucia and the staff was amazing and personable, the ambiance was romantic, and the food was fantastic! Would recommend to anyone looking for a wonderful low key date spot.
Went for the seattle restaurant week. Our main was delicious . Great atmosphere.
Frustrated they offered free parking but ran out of vouchers. And did not offer any thing like a desert or wine. Just said sorry you have to pay.
Dinner was really tasty... but we felt constantly rushed to order and have our plates taken while others were still eating (3 separate employees tried to take plates while people were still eating) while also being ignored with no water refills until we had received our checks and were sitting to chat and a last minute addition of bread for the table being cold and served after our meals were complete. Overall experience was just ok. Probably wouldn't return with all the other options Seattle has to offer.
Went for Seattle Restaurant Week and was not disappointed! One of the best Caesar salads I've ever had. Chicken Parmesan was amazing. Order the Pomme Frites and add the gorgonzola/truffle drizzle- absolutely delicious!
Monday all day Happy Hour is a great deal! Food is great and old movies playing is fun. We'll be back.
Great spaghetti and meatballs and the chocolate soufflé shouldn’t be missed.
Vegetarian lasagna stole the show. The calamari was excellent, as well as the seafood fettuccine, but I had a hard time restraining myself from polishing off the last bit of the lasagna. I will be back just for that, and soon!
Beautiful ambiance and decor. Great service. Food was decent (delicious Foccacia bread) Great location and vibe.
The only downside was that the waitress offered to comp. our parking but the ticket they gave us was invalid. The parking attendant told us that this restaurant does not have any parking validations with their system. That was a sucky way to end our anniversary dinner.
Server was incredibly unenthusiastic, underwhelming service!
We were first table seated outside . 5 minutes later table 2 & 3 were sat. We were the last to get beverages and food.
The restaurant claimed we didn't show for our open table reservation - which we did.
Great ambiance and service. The food was so good we are still talking about it.