I made a reservation at this restaurant a month ahead of time to get in! Was it worth it?
Yes. The food and the atmosphere at Lucia are both delicious.
You know I’m not a reviewer but I really enjoy finding a little place that serves wonderful food. I go to a lot of restaurants and I have a handful that I would go back to time after time because the meal was so good. Lucia is one of those.
Lucia is a tiny place in the heart of the Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff. Inside, it’s warm and inviting. Every table has a view of the charming open kitchen.
The meal begins with a little bowl of warm olives and some of the best bread I’ve eaten in a long time.
The menu is divided into four courses: antipasti (starter), primi (pasta), secondi (entree) and dolce (dessert).
Our antipasti included salumi misti (a tasting of house-made cured meats)
I ordered the “Crostini with peas, ricotta, pickled garlic scapes, and spicy cod bottarga” because I saw that it was sprinkled with “bottarga”, a condiment I fell in love with when I visited Sardinia.
Three different hand made pastas for our primi course were all delicious.
I could eat the veal ragu, with a spoon, alone. Each pasta could be ordered in a larger size as a main course.
The duck breast was outstanding. My “Ocean Trout with peas, bacon, spring onions and cream” was a perfect spring combination.
I’ve been to a lot of Italian restaurants where the dessert wasn’t nearly as good as the rest of the meal. I would go back to Lucia for the dolce alone.
I had a “Breadcrumb semifreddo with bittersweet chocolate boudino and olive oil” that was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. A semifreddo is a little like an ice cream cake!
A sample menu can be seen at this link Lucia. The items on the menu will probably be a little different when you go as they change with what’s fresh and available.
And you should go, if you love good food as much as I do!