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“neighborhood staple” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lucia's Restaurant and Wine Bar

Lucia's Restaurant and Wine Bar
1432 W 31st St, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2605 (Uptown)
612-825-1572
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Ranked #25 of 1,578 restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Vegetarian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Uptown
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“neighborhood staple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

the food here is good. nothing to write home about but very consistent. i really like the frittatas at brunch. the cafe can be very convenient as well. i think the coffee is subpar and the service can be really inattentive at times.

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Minneapolis
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295 reviews 295 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Cozy place in uptown for wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stopped for desert and a glass of wine and its cozy environment and will need to come back to dine in future.

Visited March 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Consistent goodness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Have been to Lucia's numerous times. Never disappoints. Fresh, thoughtful, good food and wine. What I wish I would make at home.

Visited October 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
“Food not to miss, service could use a few changes...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The food at Lucia's is not to miss. The service could use some improvements. Being a person who has worked in fine dining for many years, I might have high expectations, but why shouldn't I? I spent my time bending over backwards with a big smile on my face - why don't I get to enjoy that every once in a while? Lucia's is one place I have heard would deliver. But not this time, not in my opinion.
My handsome and I went to Lucia's without a reservation this weekend hoping for a snack and some nice wine an hour before the kitchen closed. We wanted to be in the bar but it was full with a wait - so we went to the dining room. We were well received by the host and seated quickly but the servers were ready to leave and seemed to have already checked out, even looking annoyed that we were there. It was as if the last push doesn't matter once they've been cut. Our table changed hands three times, the last time right before the bill was delivered and without informing us first. Really?? We tipped more than fairly and hope that the gentleman server we ended with, after being dumped by two women, was happy to have us - for three minutes. UGH, it left such a bad taste in my mouth - and after all that beautiful food and drink. Being handed off made our visit more confusing than relaxing.

It's too bad that such beautiful ambiance and world class food is served by entitled people who would rather be somewhere else. If this is not the case - perhaps Lucia herself needs to look a little more closely at who is serving her fine food and make some FINAL cuts.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Uptown / Neighborhood Gathering Spot”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Trendy and expensive tries to meet casual (but not casual) in the guise of a coffee shop, wine bar, bakery, etc... It sometimes succeeds, all depends on the staff, the clientele, and often the time of day / vibe of the day...

The food is mostly "okay" however a bit expensive and somewhat limited in its choices. The staff can range from polite/sometimes friendly to arrogant or indifferent, it all kind of depends. My own strategy in the warmer months is to make my selection, then grab a table outside, and enjoy the neighborhood and weather and tune out the attitude...

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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