I will start by stating I am not a food critic but I am an Italian that loves to cook and I know great food. I will also state that I was not paid to write this blog post. I had the chance to get over to Lucia in downtown Durham this past weekend and I have to say I was blown away at every turn. From the elegant decor with rich dark woods throughout to the amazing food and everything in between my experience at Lucia was simply incredible. Lucia is a from scratch traditional Italian restaurant and bar. Their pasta is made from scratch (and gluten free) and they use only the freshest local ingredients in all of their dishes.
Their pizza is cooked in a wood fired oven and topped with mozzarella cheese made fresh daily on site. If you haven't had pizza from a wood fired oven with fresh cheese you haven't lived...seriously.
Quite simply put the Pappardelle with wild boar ragu, stracciatella was the best Italian dish I have ever had. If you try nothing else at Lucia give this dish a shot you will not be sorry. I can't describe in words exactly how delicious this dish is.
The Tiramisu was straight our of dessert heaven if you like a rich, creamy, tasty, dessert you can't go wrong with this amazing treat.
Chef Matt Greiner and team have created an experience you just have to live to believe. On a nice Durham day or night check out their spacious patio for a great outdoor dining experience.
Want to just grab a drink or two and an appetizer with friends? Check out the great bar.
If you are looking for great food in a upscale environment with amazing desserts it's hard to beat Lucia in downtown Durham.
Check out their website at http://luciadurham.com/ for more information