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“Still excellent” 4 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 #14 of 648 Restaurants in Alexandria
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.
Copenhagen
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Still excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

having moved close to A la Lucia, we paid another visit a few days ago with a close friend. Once again we were not disappointed, the culinary standards and the friendliness of all staff is still excellent. We all chose from the menu; spicy mussels and calamari were both great choices for appetizers, black linguini and raviolini equally good choices as entrees. All is cooked with skill and passion, delivering a very convincing performance. Whilst the menu card is rather narrow this should be considered almost an advantage. What A la Lucia do they do well. The wine selection is not pretentious and well put together, we selected a Falanghini and the ever stabile Campifiorin from Masi - great value, especially the days of the week when you get 25% off! George, the very skilled and humorous head waiter, made sure our culinary feast was accompanied by smiles and conversation. Whilst A la Lucia is not a budget restaurant, it delivers at a high level. Recommended for any lover of Italian cuisine

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Des Moines, Iowa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“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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