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“Lucia's is lovely” 5 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 #28 of 1,588 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, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lucia's is lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is my go-to place, particularly in the summer. The wait staff works as a team to ensure its patrons need for nothing. The fact they know (and love) the fare enlivens their descriptions of it, and honestly? I've never been disappointed. A few weeks ago, a tenderloin topped with a lovely morelli-embedded dollop of fancy soft cheese, drizzled in a divine demi-glaze, made my life worth living.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Rosa, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, great service, average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Lucia's is located in a very trendy, chic upscale shopping area. Kitchen Window, Papersouce and other cool shops and boutiques are next door.
There is an outdoor seating area and a very nice dining room. The lunch menu looked like it is set everyday depending on what is in season.
The portions are small. The salads were not very interesting. The creamy broccoli soup was pretty good. The best part of the meal was the fresh warm tasty breads that they brought out with the food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A Destination Dining Experience in the Twin Cities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Last Friday, my wife and I drove to the Twin Cities to have lunch at "Lucia's Restaurant, Wine Bar, Bakery, and Sidewalk Cafe" - on 31st Street in the Uptown area of Minneapolis, just a block south of Lake and Hennepin. Lucia's is the creation of the highly respected owner, gifted chef, local food innovator, and author Lucia Watson.

I was first at this restaurant 28 years ago soon after it was opened -- in a single store front. It has greatly expanded in space and in reputation since that time, and has added both a wine bar and a bakery. Imagine: Lucia has been able to produce a new menu of entrees every week for all of that period!

We had a superb experience there; the chefs are extraordinarily experienced and skilled, and the wait staff showed both knowledge and an appropriate level of attention. It is most impressive and certainly is a "destination" dining experience.

It did not take long for our opinion to be validated. Two days later, in the Minneapolis StarTribune's annual special section called "Best of Minnesota," Lucia's was named by them the top restaurant in the state! What an honor. Well deserved in our opinion.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, mn
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fair lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Good food with a small menu. All organic food I believe. The food was blended well. Great dessert! I had the flour less cake that was amazing!

Over all good food. Not sure If ill be back or not. I was impressed but not enough to skip over some of my other mpls favorites.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 restaurant reviews
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“Great food & Excellent neighborhood spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Love this place and the wine bar. Food is always good & the wine/beer choices are unique. Cozy place to come for dinner or just a wine.

Visited April 2013
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