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“Virginia is for 'Pasta' Lovers” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of A la Lucia

A la Lucia
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Ranked #36 of 733 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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.
New England
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51 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Virginia is for 'Pasta' Lovers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

Drive through the main drag in Old Town Alexandria and pass about fifty other dining options...Eventually you'll make it to Madison Street's A la Lucia where homemade pasta is served! The pasta has some bite/texture so if you want the mushy, overcooked, sip through a straw senior home style kindly go to the Olive Garden. This pasta is delicious. There's a variety of red sauces to choose from. I sampled three of them. Also, we had the chicken parmesan which was pounded thin and tender. Staff service was gracious. Our table was serviced by approximately five different staff members catering to water needs, appetizer needs...etc. The bathroom was a single unit caught between a bar hallway and dining area. A little too close to the dining room and tables. I can imagine that might be a problem at some point with bathroom deposits.

  • Visited May 2014
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Homemade pasta”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Excellent dinner in old town! off the beaten path. Free parking on the street and easy to get to. The meal was amazing from start to finish!

Visited April 2014
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California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great service ....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

... Even better food. Veal was done perfectly. Salads and soups are very good. Highly recommended. --------------------

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Lancaster, Pa.
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508 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
“A la Lucia - Bella, bella, bella!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

We dined at this lovely neighborhood Italian restaurant recently whilce visiting Old Town Alexandria recently for a birthday celebration and oh my was it excellent.

We were seated promptly, provided with excellent and efficient service and adored the wonderful food. My wife had their salmon which she loved and I had one of the most tender, wonderful Veal chops I have ever had anywhere!

Their wine list is a good one with reasonable prices.

It is located on Madison and Royal streets just about 8 blocks north of King St in a residential area so you can walk it but we took a cab from our hotel down King st near the Metro.

I can highly recommend this truly fine Italian restaurant to you and you too will say it is bella, bella, bella! Enjoy!

Ciao!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant something to be proud of”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant, was thinking of making the trip to kings street (tourist central) for a classy meal however glad I didn't ! good value for money food (tastes great too!) friendly staff great tasting wines what more can you want from a restaurant !

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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