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“Happy to see that Lucia's attention to quality has survived the change in ownership.”
Review of Lucia's To Go - CLOSED

Lucia's To Go
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Takeout
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We dropped in to Lucia's To Go after a dinner elsewhere, since the dessert menu at that place was not very exciting and none of us had visited Lucia's since Lucia Watson sold this gastronomic gem to new owners and retired. It had always been a place for just good food, beautifully and lovingly prepared and nicely presented. But it was never flashy. It made the Gourmet Magazine list of the top ten Minnesota restaurants every year but it would also never get a Michelin Star. So it existed in the space of those European chefs who have ditched their Michelin stars in order to just cook good food that people love without the constant pressure for dramatic innovation and ever fussier service.

We arrived on a crowded night but immediately found table and a friendly server who engaged us in a conversation about how things have gone wince the transition. The menu did not disappoint. Three of us sampled four desserts, all of them wonderful. There was a chestnut based chocolate ice cream that was more chestnut than chocolate. There was a Japanese rhubarb sorbet with a bit of macha (green tea power) in it that was probably the taste winner. I tried a duck egg pound cake with a berry compote. (Often the real test of such a place is the simple things.) It was rich with the extra yolk of duck eggs and beautiful with the blueberry compote. And then there was a dreamy semifreddo (semi-frozen mousse) that was the overall champ. To top it all off, the drip prepared decaf coffee was tastier than most of the espresso I have had in the last several weeks outside of Italy. It was a successful experiment and we are now prepared to return to Lucia's for dinner in the near future.

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Thank Stephen P
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Love Love Love Lucia's. Fantastic bread! And don't forget to buy butter while you're there. It's a little special part of heaven..

Thank Curtis W
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Well we stumbled on this place! Was nearby at See Center getting some glasses adjusted. Kate inside said this is a great place to come ! I had Ham & Gruyere cheese crepe! Yummy delish. Delicate yet full of ham and cheese...! I love their coffee. It reminds me of European coffee with full body flavor and smooth ( no bite or burnt flavor). Nummy with my croissant with chocolate inside !! Bf had his Turkey & Proschute Sammy that was huge!!! He also could t resist a side of chicken salad with fresh spring greens cranberries etc. it was very tasty as well. This place is great for a quick bite to stay or Togo. Everyday soups draw in the local older crowds too. Then we saw a lot of younger getting ordered Togo. Yummy Deli / Bakery goods as well.

Thank Rene D
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Coffee is barely average
Salads are quite good
Breads are good as are the soups
Sweets are hit or miss depending on your preferences.
Small outside seating area

Thank Foodisfun77
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

A frequent destination during a walk to relax and eat a light meal.
Quality, pleasant, appealing and unpretentious. Everything they offer is attractive and good: food, bread, pastries, home made products like jams. Attention is on quality. All have Lucia's thoughtful touch.

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Thank urbanprairie
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