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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$20 - $20
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Highchairs Available, BYOB
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to this popular restaurant, despite having to wait for our reserved table. The food was excellent, and Freda, our server was very friendly and efficient. Well worth a visit, feels like an authentic Italian family restaurant

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 18, 2021

My husband and I had dinner here on a busy Saturday evening in August. Thankfully we had reservations, as it was very busy. Lucia herself greeted us, and then handed us off to a kind and helpful waitress. The food was outstanding, and the friendly...atmosphere seemed to permeate the whole restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 2, 2021

The food was excellent and the staff was engaging and helpful. I was raised in an Italian family and I am always hesitant to eat at Italian restaurants, because no one can live up to Grandma, Mom or Sisters cooking! Lucia met this expectorations I...highly recommendMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 17, 2021

We had reservations and sat at the BEST table. It was right at the front window, overlooking the street, shops and people! They were able to accommodate with a gluten free dinner for one of us. I had pasta with Bolognese sauce and it was...terrific. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. A very good dining experience!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 13, 2021 via mobile

Terrible service Food was ok. But service was slowest. Server has no concept of customer service. Water and condiments take forever to come on the table. Rude staff.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 28, 2021 via mobile

Food was excellent as was the service. Yes, restaurant is small but we didn’t find it noisy. Busy but well run and food was promptly served and was hot and fresh. Pasta was cooked perfectly. Dessert was incredible! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 26, 2021 via mobile

My wife and I ate here on our third and last night in Newport and can only give it a mixed review. The restaurant is small and we found it noisy. I guess that’s almost unavoidable in a small place. The menu is mostly pastas...and pizzas but they also have specials, both of which we ordered. Mine was a spicy seafood dish over pasta that was tasty but certainly not very spicy. (When I see spicy tomato sauce in an Italian restaurant, I think fra diavolo.) My wife had the veal special, sort of resembling a Marsala but made with balsamic vinegar, which she found “mushy” in texture and overwhelmed by the sauce. The accompanying spinach was also less than memorable. I tasted the veal and was not impressed, although not finding the texture as off putting. Wine by the glass is available and the list is adequate although nothing special. Lucia may be good for its regular dishes but, based on our specials, we can’t recommend it. Newport has too many other high quality restaurants to enjoy.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 26, 2021

The staff was gracious and the atmosphere warm and cozy. The Carbonara was the best I ever tarted and the chef is a perfectionist. Homemade Soup was fantastic,

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 19, 2021

Had reservations. Seated us outside. Our table was in the parking lot. Service was HORRIBLE! Took over 15 minutes to get a glass of wine. Order pasta without red pepper flakes. Was covered in them. Asked before I ordered if I could leave them out....Took forever to receive correct order. Slowest service ever. Was lightning and no one ever checked on us. If I could leave zero stars I definitely would.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 14, 2021

We had a reservation at another restaurant, but due to mechanical issue in their kitchen they were forced to close. It was late and a Saturday night so we were desperate to find a new place for dinner. Lucia had an open table. We did...not know the restaurant, but we took a chance. What a lucky break for us! Lucia is an excellent North Italian restaurant and we were amazed that we had not heard of it before. Our server was Natalie and she was suburb. Charming and well informed about the menu. When asked she made excellent suggestions without hesitation. I began with their Bruschetta al Prosciutto which was very well prepared and a perfect starter to my meal. For dinner I enjoyed the pappardelle alla Bolognese. It was perfect and one of the best Bolognese I have ever experienced. Another of our party had a Monk fish dish which she loved. No one in our group of four had anything but praise for the food we were served.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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July 21, 2017|
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Response from cmack21 | Reviewed this property |
They have wine and beer on the menu so I don't believe so.
August 14, 2015|
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Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, according to their menu they have Gluten Free Meals available upon request.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lucia Italian Restaurant

Yes, Lucia Italian Restaurant offers takeout services.

Lucia Italian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4