About Lucia of Greenlake
Lucia, Green Lake's premier Italian restaurant. Modern, warm, romantic dining in an upscale, casual atmosphere. Hip, classy lounge with great late night Happy Hour. Lucia, Kirkland Location, was voted Best Happy Hour by Komo TV and OpenTable Diner's Choice Winner of the past four years, Green Lake Lucia will meet the same dining experience!
Seattle, WA 98115
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday-Sunday : 9:00-3:00
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am.
NE 71st ST
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Validated parking in Green Lake Village
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Lucia of Greenlake Ratings and Reviews
Love the ambiance but the cost for their Valentine's dinner vs teh quality of the food was not even close. I've loved going here for happy hour but paying $200 for 2 people and one of the cheapest bottles of wine was VERY disappointing.
Go here for happy hour, but never for Valentines day...
Great atmosphere and the service was excellent. The staff is very friendly.
The spaghetti dish was bland. Definitely could have used more garlic, oregano and basil. No meat in the sauce. I'll request the meat sauce next time; if its available. Overall, its a great local spot and the price is right!
My boyfriend and I reserved a table to celebrate 4 years together. The hostess, who was also our waitress, didn't seem too concerned we made reservations. Wasn't an issue as the were pretty slow. The service was incredible, the atmosphere was perfect for a romantic dinner and the food was so amazingly delicious! My only complaint would be the wine selection was small. A++
Our family dined at Lucia before going to a play at a nearby Greenwood theater. First the positive: My son and I both ordered the beef shank and potato gnocchi entree, which was delicious. Next the negative: My wife and other son ordered pasta dishes, which were both very substandard, particularly for an Italian restaurant. My wife's order, puttanesca with angel hair pasta, was very bland and came served on spaghetti instead. She sent it back, and they failed to replace the meatballs she had ordered. My son ordered the truffle spaghetti and meatballs, and was disappointed with the flavor. My daughter ordered pizza, which she said was OK. The appetizers we ordered, calamari fritti and caprese, were also OK, but small portioned.
I walked away from Lucia thinking it was a casual place for drinks and light food rather than a sit-down meal.
My wife and I went to Lucia's for our anniversary. Our food was good, though not as good as the prepared Valentine's Day menu. We were sat in the back corner under a big screen television playing the Sounders MLS cup win; not terribly romantic but we were willing to overlook it given the circumstances. Our server was one of the bartenders and she had her hands full up at the bar. It took her two tries to get a drink that I ordered from their menu correct, and I needed to go to the bar after our food was delivered to the table to request napkins and silverware. She seemed nice enough checking in on us appropriately after that, and although I will be returning to Lucia's, I will not be sitting anywhere near the bar.
I'm a big fan of Lucia but on this past visit two things were slightly amiss: (1) service (food prep) from the kitchen was slow- it took quite a while to get our dinners (2) when the food did arrive, 2 of our 3 plates were luke warm as if they'd been sitting on the side for some time.
The restaurant wasn't that busy so who knows why.
Our server was good though and attentive, and the food quality was very good.
Lucia was my 3rd choice initially..... as it happens it was a great decision to move my birthday dinner party there. There was room at the bar to wait for the whole party to arrive. Even though we had reservations, we had no trouble switching tables. We arrived at a table in the back that was quiet enough to really talk. The drinks, the wine kept coming and the food was delicious!
Thanks Lucia, I had a great birthday get together!
Showed up for our reservation, the doors were open however the restaurant was empty and all the lights were off. no one was there to greet us finally one person walked out, on the phone, to inform me the restaurant would not be open that day, no explanation was given and i was told to leave. Terrible experience.
Our waitress was terrific! My husband paid so I do not know her name. It was my son's b-day, and since we were full with very rich food (too rich for an italian menu)---we did not order dessert. BUT our waitress managed to place a candle on an empty dessert plate for our son to blow. Smart. Creative. Kudos for her!
Her knowledge of the restaurant's food and wine was spot on. But the chef did not deliver. I had crab cakes and there was too much filler (panko?) I had the spaghetti w/meatballs, and, again, the meatballs had filler. I don't know if you have different chefs for different nights.
The outside seating could use heat lamps and blankets ---offered. The outside seating is in a wind tunnel---but so wonderful if only we could stay warm. The outdoor lights by your outdoor seating is typical in Spain----nice, and you should capitalize on this.
We will try your restaurant again because of the location and possible ambiance. Some colored flowers or art might serve you well.
We are always wanting to support restaurants that are not in the downtown core. Traffic/Parking.
We were there 7/13/2016.
Thank you for asking. Wilhelmina
Despite having a reservation for brunch it took a while to get seated. An apparent brunch rush overwhelmed the kitchen and entrees arrived over an hour after we were seated. Our server graciously took one entree off of the bill (a good chunk of change on a ticket for three patrons). Good cocktails and very good food. More focus on quality assurance than quality control and this place will really be something! I will give it another try.
Date night with my wife-a rare but very important occasion! I chose lucia as we used to visit the Kirkland lucia before the construction and knew it would be awesome. We were actually suprised that it surpassed expectations, although it shouldnt be a surprise as the owner runs a tight ship and quality is at the top of his agenda. Amazing food. Great presentation and lovely atmosphere. Music was appropriate volume so we got to chat lots.😊 Highly recommended. Plus they have some kids specials so we'll be back with the whole family soon.
We went to this restaurant to try something new for Mother's Day. The service was slow and sporadic and the waitress seemed to periodically just forget about our table. She was apologetic but this continued for the entire meal. The crabcake starters were lovely. Of the entrees, 1/2 of the entrees were good and the other two were terrible. Both the short-ribs with gnocchi and the spaghetti with meatballs were very nice. However, the salmon with risotto were both dreadfully overcooked. It created mushy risotto and very dry salmon. The carbonara was greasy and the flavor balance was off, to the point of being almost inedible. The chocolate decadence was very nice. All in all a disappointment.
The whole experience was totally mediocre. We had a reservation and requested outdoor seating. We were a little early and the people seated right before us got the last table outside. When I told them we asked for outdoor seating they said "you can wait". So we were not off to a very good start. Ultimately, after a 30+ minute wait, we got an outdoor table. The food was disappointing. I likely will not return.
ah me... where to start... we loved the location, the place has a good vibe, but the service and food failed in so many ways. I would say the management has some training to follow up on. Prosecco to start was wonderful. Then the app was ordered as well as wine and main course. First came the wine - a Chardonnay and not the Zin we ordered. Once that got fixed I was poured literally two small drops to taste. Within 5 minutes the entrees were served - before the appetizer. The Osso Buco was tasty but lukewarm. Really a nice waitress - but you have to blame management for sending her out inexperienced/untrained. Probably wont be back - and we love Italian.
The stuffed mushrooms were very good, but the calamari was not good at all -- tough and large. I had asked if it came in strips (which are almost always tough) or rings (thinking of the light, smallish rings) -- these were rings but very large, tasteless and tough.
Entrees were all good -- chicken saltimbocca, pork tenderloin, pasta with scampi and gnocchi.
I took my wife to Lucia on Valentine's Day for a nice romantic dinner. It was our first visit to the restaurant and I can assure you that we will be back. Our server was very courteous, as were the other wait-staff that stopped at our table. The food was amazing and came in a timely manner. Thank you to Lucia's for helping to make our Valentine's Day special!
The food quality is always mixed. Some things are amazing and the rest is subpar . Their pear pizza is one of the best things ever but most of their pastas are average at best . They lack balance and depth and if your vegetarian they're bland and boring . We went there for Valentine's Day and they had a prefix menu. The clam appetizer came in a rich garlicky broth which was one of the best things I have ever tasted and their poached pears for dessert was equally as delicious, I just wish both were on their regular menu . However, I had the scallop risotto and the scallops were slightly rubbery and the risotto on itself was boring and unbalanced with a strong overpowering taste of wine. My husband was happy with his cheese ravioli with mushrooms . The biggest downfall of Lucia is their desserts. We never eat dessert there anymore because none of it is good and it is disappointing to have to always go elsewhere for something delicious. Not everybody likes tiramisu or chocolate or gelato. This place has great atmosphere and so much potential I just wish the restaurant was more vegetarian friendly for my husband and had equal quality in all that they make.
What a great Italian restaurant that was close to home and being able to have an intimate, romantic evening. Cocktails, apps were amazing and we also got an additional app with Sarah's compliments. Sarah was hospitable and was a pleasure to have her serve us. We will be back again! Perhaps to have the Carbonara again!
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