Lucia York Review – Every so often, when they nag me enough and I can get time off work, I meet up with some old school friends for lunch in York. We like to try different places as there are so many fabulous restaurants there. This week we tried Lucia which is tucked behind Grape Lane (off High Petergate). It does not get as much footfall round there but it is worth a visit as there are some fab shops as well as restaurants.
Lucia has a main restaurant as well as a large and very pretty outdoor courtyard restaurant which I can imagine is very atmospheric at night. There are large heaters too to provide a Mediterranean ambience. As it was one of the coldest days of the year, we chose to eat inside.
Lucia Italian Restaurant York
We started our lunch with the meat sharing board. The meats were parma ham, salami Milano and bresaola, and were accompanied by gruyere cheese and buffalo mozzarella. I loved the cheese and I loved the balsamic onions. In fact, I could have eaten a whole platter of cheeses with balsamic onions!
For my main course I ordered a stone baked pizza with smoked bacon. This was lovely, and it was large! I didn’t finish it!
One of my friends chose the pizza with salami but was not as keen on the salami.
My other friend chose the Italian chicken ciabatta which came with black olives and smoked mozzarella cheese. She said it was delicious.
All in all Lucia is a great spot for lunch and very popular in the evening too. The portions were large and tasty, the staff were warm and welcoming and it had a lovely relaxed atmosphere.
Lucia invited us to visit and review, but as always, all the opinions expressed are my own.