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“Al fresco”
Review of Cafe Lucia

Cafe Lucia
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Ranked #6 of 98 Restaurants in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$30
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Matheson
Description: Brother and sister team (Chef Manuel and Lucia as your host) share a passion for food and their Portuguese heritage in a full-service restaurant featuring Cozinha Nova Portuguesa - "new Portuguese cuisine" - celebrating the varied and complex flavors of Portugal, adapted to the immense offerings of top-quality ingredients from Sonoma County.
Nashville, TN
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Al fresco”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Caldeirada (Fish stew); Feijoda (Brazilian stew); Kale salad w chorizo - all three plates rated a10! The portougese wine was dry and delicious. The 4 gelato combination as desert hit the spot. Chuck our server was knonwlegeable and extremely helpful. Outside dining with portable heater made for a delightful evening.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Henry J
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English first
Davie, Florida
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144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Delicious Portugese Dinner”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

On our recent vacation in Sonoma, we had dinner at Café Lucia. The name is misleading because it is not a simple café - it is a beautiful sophisticated restaurant that serves finely prepared Portugese dishes. The restaurant is a modern space of large photos and murals and leather and wood furniture. Lighting was muted and candles were on the table. You could also eat outside under twinkling lights.

We started with a complimentary taste of cold clear gazpacho. For our entrees we had the Bacalhau no Forno, the Caldeirada - Portugese Fisherman's Stew and the Pasta with Seared Day Boat Scallops. Everything was delicious! The flavors were fresh and bright. Even the bacalhau was fluffy and light. The dishes were also beautifully plated.

The quality of the food, the setting, the service - it was all wonderful!

The average cost of the entrees is in the mid $20 range.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank PackUpNGoNow
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Aptos, California
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321 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great Mediterranean fare”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Wonderful little restaurant tucked away off the main drag. Loved the appetizer plates + the seafood. Can't go wrong here

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank soifdawg
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Tucked away gem!”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Sit outside and enjoy the garden-like atmosphere. Cafe Lucia is a wonderful New Portuguese restaurant celebrating the varied and complex flavors of Portugal, adapted to the immense offerings of top-quality ingredients from Sonoma County. This is a brother-sister family affair with Lucia in front and brother Manuel creating the sumptuous dishes. The Portuguese wines are a treat after touring some of the finest wineries in the Alexander/Russian River valleys. I can enthusiastically recommend the wild-caught sea bass oven roasted, on a bed of grilled yellow corn with collard greens.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Vicky D
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California
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200 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“This place is amazing”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Three of us had lunch and were totally impressed. The Portuguese rolls were delicious! We had mussels, caldo verde soup, sea bass, the Brazil national dish, a pork sandwich, and the dessert selection. We loved all of it and definitely want to go back!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank SharonSCalifornia
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