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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
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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Alexandria, Virginia
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284 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Richmond, Virginia
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this restaurant when we visit Alexandria. The restaurant is elegant yet casual. This time we were a foursome, with my spouse and me showing up early while the other couple was running 20 minutes late and the wait staff could not have been more understanding. While the standard menu appears limited, they always have a host of special... More 

Thank c s
Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to A la Lucia after attending a matinee at the Little Theater of Alexandria. This restaurant is a gem. The wait staff is attentive and personable and the food is delicious. I have not been able to find a good Italian restaurant in years but I think I finally succeeded. Our salads included the Caesar and the fresh... More 

Thank Diane N
Naples, FL
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298 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ate the night of the inauguration and the service was great, the place was crowded and the food good. The bruschetta served in advance was really good and my husband had the anti pasta with anchovies and he loved it. His spaghetti was delicious and my spicy sausage was really spicy ( almost too spicy and I never say... More 

Thank ceg51
Washington, DC
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99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We chose the restaurant due to its convenient location (we wanted pre-theater dining near MetroStage), but were delighted to find very good food, obliging service, and a moderate noise level conducive to quiet conversation. The menu emphasizes traditional Italian items -- the kitchen executes them very well, and they are far from boring, due to quality ingredients and rich, flavorful... More 

Thank Lever212
Kensington, Maryland
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

A la Lucia is basically a traditional Italian restaurant, but it's a place where everyone will feel welcome. The food is outstanding and the service is friendly and competent. The front room is a bit dark, but the next room is bright and cheery. We ordered the three-course meal, and the appetizers, main dishes, and desserts were all delicious. Especially... More 

Thank millionmiler_9
Detroit, Michigan
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

My wife and I do not live in Northern Virginia but we visit family there frequently. A la Lucia is our #1 "go to" restaurant. Their food is homemade and always excellent. The service is friendly and helpful. Fried calamari is a started dish we order at many restaurants - the calamari at A la Lucia is some of the... More 

Thank goatguy46
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Prefix menu for $35. Both the appetizer and dessert were great. However, the main dish (veal ravioli) was very simple and tasted like something I could have heated up at home. I was expecting more flavors for this price. The restaurant itself has a very comfortable feel and there was no issues with the service or wines. I would return... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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?