I have the pleasure of dining at Lucia last night, the first night that they have been open to the public. Lucia is chef David Uygar's new restaurant in the Bishop Art's District. David was most recently the chef at the now closed and much missed Lola.
The short verdict is that it was very good. The menu is predominately Italian and everything that we had was good. Especially outstanding was the sampler of home cured salumi. It was nothing short of amazing. Just to die for. Other standouts were the spelt spaghetti with duck and the quail a la mattone. But there wasn't a single dish that missed the mark.
A small, eclectic, well selected, and reasonably priced wine list accompanies the food. David's wife, Jennifer, is knowledgeable about the list and can answer any questions or make recommendations.
It's always tough to make a judgment off of one visit, but if I don't miss my guess, Nona now has some competition for Dallas' best Italian restaurant.
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