Our History

The Villa Lucia was so named by Romano Di Franco, one of the proprietors, and is named for his wife of 58 years, Lucia, the other proprietor.

Here’s Lucia!

Prior to building the Villa Lucia, the Di Franco’s were the owner’s of what is now Giovanni’s restaurant on Preston Street for five years.
Lucia has been involved directly in the restaurant business in Ottawa for almost 50 years!

We have been serving Ottawa since 1983 and are locally owned and operated.

Why We’re Different

What sets the Villa Lucia apart from other restaurants in Ottawa is its size. This is a big restaurant! As such we do not rely on turning over tables. Come in and stay for hours. You will not be rushed. So talk to that special someone for hours. The table is YOURS. This is the perfect place to catch up with long lost acquaintances.

The Villa Lucia has a staff of temporary and full-time servers some of whom have been with us for over 30 years!

Our goal has always been to be the finest restaurant in the city to host your very special occasions. With our conference equipment and a private room, you can dine and dance all you want to and still have a place to make speeches if you so choose. You can even bring your own slideshow that you have made on CD/DVD/Laptop/ThumbDrive and we can show it for you on one of our projectors and screens. Call ahead to book the conference gear.

Our Specialty

Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, birthday or don’t need a reason to go out we are sure that you will enjoy your evening at the Villa Lucia. Your guests will always enjoy access to free parking on the premises. We offer free parking for more than 130 cars! Who else in Ottawa does that!

Of course we are well known for our 33 years of live entertainment every Friday and Saturday nights with music that is especially appealing for anyone wanting a place to dance!

We are a full-service restaurant located in the Ottawa area less than 15 minutes from down-town with seating for up to 350 people. We are experienced in handling parties from two to two hundred.

We feature a complete menu and specialize in Italian food as well as steak and seafood.

The Villa Lucia is also the perfect place to book your Christmas parties. And no… it’s never too early to book your party. We get asked that a lot!