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“Great staff, mediocre food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of A la Lucia

A la Lucia
315 Madison St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1707
703-836-5123
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Ranked #5 of 662 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: North Royal St. (800 Block)
Transit: The closest MetroRail Stop is Braddock Road (Yellow and Blue Lines) Distance 12 Blocks, however walking is not recommended. Alexandria Dash Bus #AT2 and/or #AT5 Bus will stop accross the street from the restaurant.
Des Moines, Iowa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great staff, mediocre food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The staff was polite, friendly, and attentive. The food was meh. We were there for lunch, and it looks like there are different evening accommodations for dinner - so, maybe it was just the lunch? The food quality was just not there.

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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Pedestrian ”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I'm not sure what the hype is about. Mediocre Italian at best. Poor service. Homemade pasta was very disappointing. Do yourself a favor and make reservation at Filomena in Georgetown.

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Granger, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Chicken Paum to die for!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The sauce from scratch was excellent!!!Great Italian!!!service was excellent ,local breweries are available, nice wine list,

Visited June 2014
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Outstanding Italian Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Outstanding meal, ambience and service. One of the best meals that we enjoyed during 4 weeks travelling the USA.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Great for business and family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I was there with 30 colleagues so we basically had a room upstairs with a bar all to ourselves. The appetizers were ok. I love the cap rest salad. My salmon dish was very good! The pistachio cannoli was good. I had a taste of their pistachio gelato which was also good too. It's a bit outside of Old Town downtown but very quaint!

Visited June 2014
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