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Lucio's Restaurant

313 Highlands Rd, Franklin, NC 28734-2764
828-369-6670
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Ranked #24 of 71 Restaurants in Franklin
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: Phone 828-369-6670 , no web site, unknown how long in business...ate there while camping...

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Franklin, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Lucio's Restaurant is a very nice Italian restaurant. But there are many drawback that could make it much better. First there only open 4 days per week. So if your visiting in town Sunday, Monday or Tuesday you out of luck because they are closed these days. Second is the price. I'm not one to know anyone who say they... More

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited on a Wednesday, right after 5 p.m., after the restaurant has been closed a few days. We expected freshly made items. The two foods that the restaurant is known for were not acceptable. The garlic rolls were hard and stale, and the gorgonzola dressing was extremely watered down with probably milk and it had no chunks of cheese... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was a surprising find in a relatively small town. I would recommend reservations for a Friday night which is when we went. They were keeping up with the demand but were definitely as busy as they could be. The food was excellent.

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Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We always like to visit places that are not part of a chain, and were very pleased with Lucio's. The menu offered both familiar and new to us dishes. I have a problem with red sauces, but they gladly used a white sauce for my dish, which was delicious. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. Salad is delivered is such a... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Excellent food. Superb service. We went there for a special occasion and were not disappointed. A little pricey for Franklin but worth every penny!

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Vero Beach, Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Visited Lucio's with friends and found the restaurant to be a pleasing experience. I judge many Italian restaurants by their meat sauce and Lucio's passed the test. Chicken Parmesan was tender and juicy. Salad was very good with the Gorgonzola dressing. We were a little disappointed in the garlic rolls as they were a little hard. Over all we will... More

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Sylva, North Carolina, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My late husband and I used to go to Lucio's once a week......we went there right after we got married.....that day! It has always been my favorite....they always remember my name...even now. The garlic rolls are amazing....the salad with Gorgonzola dressing is the best I've ever eaten. My fav....the Veal or Chicken Marsala......gosh....it is like you are in Italy....the flavor... More

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Franklin, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I love dining at Lucio's. Food is great, my favorite are garlic rolls, Gorgonzola salad dressing and tortellini with mushrooms and ham. One of the best restaurants in town!

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Franklin, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We've been twice, and both times were seated next to the kitchen. I ordered linguini pesto and it was swimming in oil. Way too much garlic in everything. I think the candles are garlic. The staff was not really friendly, more arrogant and cheeky than helpful. There is a dearth of good restaurants in Franklin. Pity there isn't a good... More

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Lakewood, CO
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was the 1st time we have been to Lucio's....loved it. The food was fabulous, atmosphere was great and so was the service! Definitely will return and would recommend Lucio's to all!

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