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“Good Happy Hour”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lucia Italian Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

Lucia Italian Restaurant & Bar
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 85th Street
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good Happy Hour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

The cheap drinks for happy hour are a good price but the bartender we had didn't know how to make them as well as they could have been. The food is a bit heavy and americanized but for happy hour it's good. Get there early it's a popular spot during HH. We will try for dinner sometime and update later.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Megan C
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English first
Bellevue, Washington
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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Much improved since our first visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

We first visited Lucia a couple of years ago. The food was average, no bread came before the meal. We tried again last night and were very pleased. They brought out a lovely foccacia bread with a yummy sauce to start. We had the bruchetta which was delicious. My husband had spaghetti and meatballs. I had the sea bass picatta. Both meals were excellent. The service was excellent as well. I could not have asked for a better meal, other than perhaps to have been offered a dinner salad. We will be back soon. It can get busy on Friday and Saturday night and at times is closed for parties so be sure to make a reservation.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Mel R
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Seattle, WA
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent service, great food and wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

Lucia has was a wonderful dining experience. It was our first time there and we were very impressed with our server Jessica. She gave us excellent wine recommendations with our food choices, all in a non-pressure way. The grilled sockeye salmon and braised pork cheeks were cooked perfectly, with rich flavor in the sauces.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank RunningFaster
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Bellevue, Washington
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696 reviews
534 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Fabulous!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

They know what they are doing here. The place is packed on a Saturday night, and the servers are on top of it. The food is served as ordered and they are happy to substitute for you. Try the crab ravioli. I think it the best in the area. This is not a pretentious place, just good food served in a friendly manner . From now on, outside dining will be available on nice evenings.

Visited May 2013
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Thank larrchar
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Kirkland, Washington
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121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Excellent Eastside spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

Lucia is located inside a somewhat dated strip mall called Kirkland Parkplace where parking tends to run on the tight side. All of that aside, Lucia is excellent and far outclasses its own surroundings. This is probably the best Italian restaurant anywhere near the downtown core and could be the best Italian restaurant on the Eastside. I've never had even an average meal at this place. Prices are reasonable, the atmosphere is nice, the service is decent and overall a better than average experience.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank TommyJames
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