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A la Lucia

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315 Madison St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1707 (North Royal St. (800 Block))
+1 703-836-5123
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Suitland, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I wanted to try the place to see if we wanted to use the place for a gathering of 9 in the near future. Food (manicotti with spinach, fried zucchini, filet mignon with spinach and mashed potato, chocolate cake) was excellent. Service could have been better - had to ask for water refill and no refill on... More 

Thank FormerSoccerMom
Alexandria, Virginia
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We have been to this restaurant before, and always have good food and excellent service but last night's meal was superb. The food is fresh and much of it made at the restaurant. Their mozzarella and tomato salad is the best I have ever had. The owner told us he makes the mozzarella, himself, twice a day. I had the... More 

Thank natty3816
Bethesda, Maryland
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149 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were out with friends who had been there many times, so we went because they love it there. They were right. It's kind of a neighborhood place, quiet the night we were there (Easter weekend.) The service was friendly and attentive. The salads and fish were all delicious. We all asked for the fish to be well-cooked, and they... More 

Thank LFK1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The evening before our meeting on Friday, I had dinner with my colleagues - some local and others from afar - at a la Lucia. Unfortunately, 6 others couldn't make it due to the awful weather and flight delays. We raised a glass of wine to them and spent what seemed like forever to decide on what we wanted. The... More 

Thank eshattuck
Silver Spring, Maryland
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1,067 reviews
700 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Our family group of four went to A la Lucia for an end-of-visit dinner, and it was terrific: the dining room itself has assorted rooms, each with a different feel and sound level; the waiters are perfect, and the rockfish special (which three of us ordered) was untoppable: delicious, tender, PERFECTLY cooked, and (did I say), delicious. When we ordered,... More 

Thank jaseaton
Alexandria, Virginia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped by on my own for dinner; sat in the small friendly bar. Immediately I was greeted and service began. Staff is friendly, smiling and prompt. Had the spaghetti with meat sauce, a generous serving piping hot! Nice bread basket with assorted fresh choices. Overall a really good experience. If you're looking for good Italian food, good service in a... More 

Thank JohnM743
Locust Dale, Virginia
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178 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The occasion was the birthday of a friend--seven of us so we were seated in a back room with several other large groups. I was expecting a lot of noise, but it wasn't that bad considering that the entire restaurant was max'ed out busy on a Saturday night. Our host insisted that we order from the set priced menu which... More 

Thank Donald D
Alexandria, Virginia
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297 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

There are so few good restaurants in Old Town, but A la Lucia stands out. The service is friendly, the restaurant is comfortable, and the food is very good. It's tasty and comforting. This is a neighborhood favorite.

Thank kaj2600
Montevideo, Uruguay
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Nice, comfortable place, with fast and friendly service both in English and Spanish, with a real good selection of Italian meals. Good sized portions, reasonable prices and even the restrooms are very special. Well decorated and very clean.

Thank Juan Carlos P
Blacksburg, Virginia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The restaurant was close to our hotel. The food was excellent & the service was great. It has a small intimate feel. We had the spaghetti & filet steak & a bottle of wine.

Thank Sharonladybug

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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: +1 703-836-5123

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?