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A la Lucia

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315 Madison St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1707 (North Royal St. (800 Block))
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cartagena, Colombia
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

We have been going to A La Lucia for many years prior to moving to South America. While in the Washington, DC area, we came back to enjoy thr great food and service. Jorge has been taking care of us ever since and we were delighted to see him again. The quality of the food has remained the same over... More 

Thank BMCinCTG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

We've been here several times. We ordered two appetizers and shared an entree and end up with an awesome doggie bag. We have added A la Lucia to our weekend night out.

Thank Randy M
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Great dinner at a very nice and cozy restaurant. I had a steak which was great. Excellent service and nice staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Stelios M
Vienna, Virginia
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

First of all I want to preface this review by saying we visited this establishment on New Years Eve. We had a table booked but had to wait 30 extra minutes before it was ready. Not a big problem, there was a small bar in the restaurant where we were able to wait. The service was dreadful. Our waitress was... More 

Thank Bonzo68
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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318 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

It's a small place so get there early or make a reservation. Sometimes we stop by for a drink and appetizers versus a full meal. We like walking the neighborhood and the food here is very good. We also like their other restaurant Hunting Creek, which is on King St.

Thank LadyAboutTown
Alexandria, Virginia
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Three friends together to celebrate the holidays over a terrific dinner! A La Lucia is a wonderfully friendly restaurant with delicious food and wine. Waiters are always helpful in soliciting our preferences among the always exceptional offerings and then suggesting a great wine as an accompaniment. The three-course fixed price menu always has divine dishes, making it hard to choose... More 

Thank Sandy Y
Springfield, VA
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We still love A La Lucia. But that love was tested in a Saturday night dinner to celebrate our 20th anniversary. This small restaurant's charm is also its challenge--its size, both of the restaurant and bar, makes it a challenge to handle surges. We arrived 5 minutes late for a 7:30pm reservation to be told we would have to wait... More 

Thank PSUDanO23
Detroit, Michigan
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We have eaten at a la Lucia a number of times over that past several years. We do not live in Alexandria but visit the area frequently to be with family. We always try to have one dinner at a la Lucia when we are in town. The restaurant is not a tourist destination and is very popular with locals... More 

Thank goatguy46
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

We had a business dinner there for 8. Service was spot on, nice menu and decent ambiance. Food was very good and timing of service was as well. I didn't see a wine list. Gelato was good. Would definitely return. Prices were reasonable for the area.

1 Thank Harold S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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328 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Small and unassuming, but more than just your local Italian pizza / pasta place. They feature regional foods of cuisine, and the region changes regularly. The food is fine dining Italian...we tried whole brozino, 2 veal dishes, beef. 25% off wine on Mondays meant we grabbed a very good Tuscan red. Warm focaccia is addictive. Very friendly staff has been... More 

Thank Damian C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Madison St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1707
    (North Royal St. (800 Block))
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 703-836-5123

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?