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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 - 9:30 pm
Open 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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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We found the food and the service excellent. I eat vegetarian, my husband does not. The pasta with spicy red sauce and eggplant was excellent. The only improvement would be for whole wheat pasta but that would be asking a bit much. We asked for a dry red Italian wine by the glass and were given a taste of one... More 

Thank Mrs W
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Not my first visit to A la Lucia and unfortunately the same sketchy service although descent food. I can overlook average food if the service is good, but it appears each of the waiters has something better to do than offer their guests exceptional service. They don't work as a team which is the obvious issue. I enjoyed my chicken... More 

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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... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank B B
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank ThegoodDr7
Granger, Indiana
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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,

Thank Jim M
Perth, Australia
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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.

Thank Geoff S
Boston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were staying at the Crowne Plaza hotel when the A la Lucia was recommended to us by our tour guide.It was the best piece of information she gave us throughout the tour.Located five minutes from the hotel in Madison Street,this wonderful restaurant gave us the perfect dining experience for a family of three.There was an extensive menu,excellent food,a fine... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

as always, everything was fantastic....the food, the atmosphere and the staff were all great! this is a great neighborhood gem.

Thank mary s

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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?