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Lucia's Spaghetti and Pizza Bar

#115 of 1,180 Restaurants in Adelaide
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Adelaide Central Market | Shops 1&2 Western Market Mall, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: A popular Adelaide institution! Serving tastybpasta and pizzas since 1957

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I liked the side salad better than the pasta

The spaghetti bolognase was bland but fine. The $2 side salad was the best find here- fresh and fabulous. Lots of locals eating here, always a good sign.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
DrCindy87
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Tacoma, Washington
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  • Italian first
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English first
Tacoma, Washington
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138 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

The spaghetti bolognase was bland but fine. The $2 side salad was the best find here- fresh and fabulous. Lots of locals eating here, always a good sign.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I had a little time between meetings so thought I'd get lunch at Lucia's. It had been recommended by multiple people. I ordered a Margherita pizza with added feta. For some reason, that meant to them that they should leave off everything else. It took an hour to get the individual pizza! The only reason that I gave it such... More 

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Ashmore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

First visit to Lucia's in the 1960's a wonderful family atmosphere with very authentic Italian food. Our last visit this August confirmed our memories. This retuarant is a must for anyone wanting to experience the vibrant Adelaide market scene.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

i'm disappointed i can't give less than 1/5. busy saturday afternoon, near to closing, but not really any excuse. sparkling mineral water was flat. replacement was also flat. so $3.60 for "water" "carbonara" sauce was scrambled egg & bacon. took first one back & was given a dirty look and told "we don't put cream in it" ... of course... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I often go here for lunch to the sandwich bar. The always have amazing special sandwiches. The tall bearded guy working the sandwich bar is friendly and he has excellent cheese suggestions and makes the best sandwich.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A group of family and friends meet weekly for coffee and conversation - we are made to feel part of Lucia's family as well

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The food and the coffee at Lucia's are fine - well very good really but the food and the coffee are not the real draw of this coffee bar. The history of this place is what counts. This is the oldest espresso bar in Adelaide and its location in the Central Market pays homage to the European migrant workers that... More 

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Kiama Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The best lasagna I have ever had and they only serve it on Fridays. It gets really busy so expect at lunch time to wait for a seat. I'm definitely coming back.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had a short window of opportunity for lunch and went here based on my friend's recommendation. Had a bowl of pasta which was freshly made and very tasty - nice fresh ingredients. Great value for money, really fast service and friendly staff.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Concierge at the Hilton on king William street told me about this place when I said I was from Melbourne and wanted REAL coffee. He said this place in the market is what I wanted. He was right! I also wish that I had stayed at the Hilton (!)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Adelaide Central Market | Shops 1&2 Western Market Mall, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

A popular Adelaide institution! Serving tastybpasta and pizzas since 1957

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