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“Nice place walking distance from the Potomic” 4 of 5 stars
Review of A la Lucia

A la Lucia
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Ranked #39 of 727 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: North Royal St. (800 Block)
Transit: 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.
Baltimore Maryland
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165 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Nice place walking distance from the Potomic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Very nice Italian restaurant close to the river. The food was very good and the wait staff was excellent. My family had Easter dinner and ordered from the regular menu. They also had a special price fixe that day. Bread with olive oil was served with the meal. After dinner we all had cappuccino. They came in very large cups and served hot. Excellent!

Visited April 2013
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Northern Virginia
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“A Hidden Gem near Old Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is our "go-to" place in Alexandria when we want good Italian food. Always consistent food and good wine pairings. Our only complaint is about the tables in the rear dining room. If you're stuck at a table along the wall there will be no privacy at all. You are literally inches away from your neighbor. They would do us all a favor by taking one out. A minor annoyance, however.

Try for a table up front or in the middle of the back room and you'll have a wonderful experience!

  • Visited February 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Keys to Success”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Consistent good food with moderate prices. If you are a regular, this is the place home away from home in OldTown, Alexandria. The staff is almost the same since they opened 7 years ago! The owner is the key to their success, because he can keep the same staff year in year out!

  • Visited February 2013
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Pasadena
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“Neighborhood Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

We dined here last night. It was early on a Saturday. We were the only diners but an hour later the restaurant was filled.

The menu is varied. The waitress was very helpful guiding us on what she thought were the best dishes. I had the veal scallopine with fontina cheese and fresh green beans. It was delicious and finished with the pistachio gelato. The two other guests dining with me were equally impressed with their entrées. The wine list was very adequate. A delicious focaccia and bruschetta were served while we awaited our main course.

I recommend this restaurant. There are other Italian restaurants in this neighborhood and this one scores higher.

Very family friendly!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Best in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We go there at least once or twice a month ...I normally order the trio ( pick appetizer, main dish and desert ) price $ 35..not bad at all..services are great and very friendly. Always make reservation since is always busy specially saturday night.
Wine list only Italian . Their seafood with black pasta very unique and delicious.
Great and romantic place !

  • Visited January 2013
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