408 W. Eighth St.
Dallas, TX 75208
Critics' Pick
Best Of


  • Tue-Sat 5:30pm-10pm
  • $$$
  • Wheelchair accessible Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
Lucia may be the one restaurant in Dallas that needs no introduction. Have a special occasion you’d like to mark? Get a reservation at Lucia. Looking for an impressive first date? Lucia again. Craving delicate pasta and other Italian specialties that inspire visions of Tuscany in spring? You get the idea. Lucia anchors Dallas’ Oak Cliff neighborhood as a place to be and puts Dallas on the map as a dining destination. No wonder reservations need booking more than a month in advance. Of course it doesn’t help that the dining room isn’t much larger than a postage stamp. Those adverse to planning ahead have once chance for salvation. Four seats line the back bar and peer into the kitchen that's responsible for some of the best Italian cooking Dallas has ever seen. The seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You'd better get there early.

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