Four by-the-glass reds and five whites do not a wine bar make, and thus Lucia's is, in that category, a failure. And the decor seems on par with an Ikea meatballery.
Still, I have always had good to great bites here, and it remains a favorite of my wife and mine. Their petite tenderloin with house-made demi was outstanding, their late-night pizzas are always competent, their veggies are always fresh and vibrant, and their service is always bright and snappy.
This is one of those places that is a solid mainstay, a place that knows its spot and occupies it with reasonable flair. If only they could open up the wine offerings a bit....
Lucia's Wine Bar
1432 W 31st St, Minneapolis, MN 55408