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Lucia's Tavola, Ayer, MA
Lucia's Tavola, Ayer, MA
Lucia's Tavola, Ayer, MA
Lucia's Tavola, Ayer, MA
Lucia's Tavola, Ayer, MA

Lucia's Tavola

4.7
4.7
1341 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Chef owned and operated Lucia's Tavola is a fine dining Italian restaurant. Lucia's features a menu comprised of Chefs family favorites, Chef originals, traditional Italian & local ingredients creating unique Italian inspired cuisine.
Lucia's also offers an extensive cocktail menu and a complete, well balanced wine list.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (978) 391-4837
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Mark di Cicco
  • Catering
    We provide catering services for up to X people for both off-site events and in our function room.
  • Neighbourhood
    Ayer
  • Cross Street
    Washington
  • Parking Details
    We have limited street parking in front of the restaurant, and a private lot is located in the back.
  • Public Transit
    We are located across the street from the Ayer commuter rail station.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,341 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central and Western MA

    Best Service

  • Central and Western MA

    Italian

  • Central MA

    Best Overall

  • Central MA

    Best Service

  • Central MA

    Best Ambience

  • Central MA

    Best Value

  • Central MA

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Central MA

    Romantic

  • Central MA

    Most Booked

1,341 Reviews
  1. LisaR

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. We took our mother for her birthday. Her first time and she loved it.

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  2. Tina

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service. A little pricey, but no skimping on servings so that made up for it.

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  3. ToddG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scale of 1-10...everyone at the table agreed... 10+. An exquisite gem, truly gourmet.The white table cloths add tremendously to the dining experience and our waiter Nicole was the best!!

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  4. MaryAnnF

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious dinner and were very appreciative of a quiet table and an unrushed atmosphere to catch up with old friends.

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  5. Wayne

    Greater Boston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal! The risotto was cooked perfectly and the salmon was very tender.

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  6. DanB

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, as always. We had frutti di mare and risotto di mare, and we thoroughly enjoyed both.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always everything was wonderful! Food, service, and atmosphere. It never disappoints. I look forward to our next visit!

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  8. KarenC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great except our table was right in the pathway of staff. Also, louder than usual.

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  9. Tess

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    Food was spectacular but expensive. Waitress was very pleasant and friendly but at times service was a little slow. Still wouldn't mind having her again. Noise level so loud we could not talk with table mates until we left restaurant and so ate in silence. Being handicapped and having to park around back with no back entrance was inconvenient. Walking a block to the front to enter was difficult for a person with mobility issues. Will not return but would consider takeout next time.

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  10. AdamA

    Greater Boston

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Always wonderful. We have been going here for years and we will continue to. If I could buy a monthly reservation I would. Stay awesome Lucia’s!

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  11. Lucille

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always. Great food and great staff! Highly recommend

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent, never had a bad experience. First time sitting outside, so cute.

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  13. Wayne

    Greater Boston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great as always. Good to see Kyle back in action.

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  14. KathyK

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a ladies night out and we had a great time. Food and service was excellent. The only thing I’d recommend is updating the ladies bathroom. It’s very outdated and needs better lighting.

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  15. LorraineS

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Lucia's was terrific! Excellent food, caring service, very nice choices on the wine list, and lovely desserts. Several people came by to check on us and on our experience, and we were happy to tell them that this was a premiere dining experience for us. One of our favorite places! There are no negatives here - everything was topnotch. I admit that this place is a little expensive, so people may want to check the menu before they reserve. Highly recommend the seafood pasta and the panna cotta - both really wonderful. Thanks, Lucia - we'll be back!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The noise was moderate because it was a busy Friday night!

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  17. Lucille

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff went out of their way to make our birthday celebration wonderful!! And food is always excellent!!

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  18. SusanR

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, comfortable, relaxing. My go to restaurant for folks coming out from the city.

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  19. JeanaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive service, upscale ambience, creative menu selections.

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  20. Annie

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful outdoor space, delicious food, and kid friendly

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  21. Dave

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Food was fantastic. Service was slow because of kitchen and bar. I was very disappointed this time. Took almost 2 hours to get the food out. This was not my first time there. Never been so slow. I will consider finding a new place to dine especially for special occasions.

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  22. TammyG

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff are pleasant and always greet you in a timely manner. Definitely need to make reservations especially on weekends as unfortunately they had to turn people away who did not have one. Food is always delicious!

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  23. AdamA

    Greater Boston

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic, love the ambiance, food and service. thank you!

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  24. lisak

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    This was our favorite Italian place but our last experience was not good. The bread seemed stale. The house salad at $11 was very small with unripe tomatoes and hardly any greens. We ordered the fresh fettuccini pasta with our meals and it was so undercooked it stood up on the plate. The chicken we both had however was delicious. The staff was wonderful and apologetic and got us new plates of pasta that was indeed better, and cooked!. They did compensate by giving us desserts. Overall though we were very disappointed.

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  25. RobS

    Greater Boston

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Terrific evening at Lucia’s. Service was excellent, the drinks well crafted and the food was delicious. Two things to note: the lobster stack appetizer was very impressive, delicious and it could have actually been an entre. Superb! My wife had the limoncello chicken which was described on the menu as having “crispy” chicken but, while flavorful, it was anything but “crispy” more rather “soggy” as it seemed to have been prepared in the limoncello sauce as opposed to separately and then finished with the sauce. That not withstanding, over all it was a really nice evening out! We’ll be back.

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  26. BillD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Love the restaurant. Great atmosphere. Very clean, with excellent service. Although my wife’s meals have been very good; my last two however, were fair at best. Both times I had the eggplant parmigiana the first time it was cold and the other night it was very dry with almost no sauce. I could only eat less than half the serving. I don’t want to dissuade people from patronizing the restaurant, rather motivate the kitchen to close the quality gaps.

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  27. MikeQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly service, wide variety of items on the menu, our party of four all enjoyed our cocktails, appetizers, entrees and desserts. It’s been several years since I last visited and plan on adding to our regular rotation of restaurants.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lucia’s is one of my favorite local restaurants. We visited this time to celebrate our one year anniversary with my parents and my aunt who was visiting from out of state. Our waitress was phenomenal. She was very friendly and extremely attentive. The food was delicious, and the portions were plentiful. The arancini appetizer was very good, the limoncello chicken was so flavorful, and the cenci fried dough tower was one the best desserts I’ve ever had.

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  29. HollyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Dinner and service was wonderful. Matilda was such a great server, all of her recommendations were fantastic!

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  30. RichardH

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. The lobster salad was excellent. Our server Angela was great to deal with. All the meals were excellent and the portions were large. Plenty to take home. Wish we lived closer to this great restaurant.

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  31. CarlC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thank you. We’ll be coming back. We feel welcome and we eat well.

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  32. JuliaL

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Incredible food! Pasta was absolutely delicious, as well were our drinks and appetizers. Pot de creme for dessert was amazing. Ambiance was nice and our server was very helpful. Each course of the meal came out slowly, but it gave us time to digest and it also was a Saturday night.

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  33. BreRey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We have been many times to Lucia’s Tavola and this was the first time we will take pause from going back. My husband’s haddock scallop dinner was THEE smallest portion of any meal we have gotten there before.

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  34. Litu

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great! Food was excellent, we have to make it our "Date Night" place!

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  35. AdamA

    Greater Boston

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Great new menu! Kept the classics and added some new ones. Loved the chicken limoncello. Server was fantastic! Always a staple and we are very lucky to have it in Ayer! Having a great Italian restaurant right near by makes life good :)

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  36. AnneG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    small pour of wine was disappointing for what you pay/glass. There seemed to be only one waitress waiting on the whole room. Loved the complimentary cannoli for our anniversary. It was delicious!

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  37. LisaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time in there. It was my husband’s birthday dinner. We were very pleased and we will be returning. Thank you Tricia

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  38. BarbaraA

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service! Thank you fir a great meal!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten here many times and have had the same excellent experience with the food and service. Will be back again!

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  40. ElizGM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was fabulous accommodating changes in our reservation and our celebratory birthday surprise. Great experience. Thank you.

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FAQs

Lucia's Tavola offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 391-4837.

Lucia's Tavola is rated 4.7 stars by 1341 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lucia's Tavola

31 Main Street, Ayer, MA 01432

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Washington
  • Neighbourhood
    Ayer
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    We have limited street parking in front of the restaurant, and a private lot is located in the back.
  • Public Transit
    We are located across the street from the Ayer commuter rail station.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Mark di Cicco
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (978) 391-4837
  • Catering
    We provide catering services for up to X people for both off-site events and in our function room.
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