Lucia’s Pizza & Spaghetti Bar is located along the western
wall of the Central Market and is iconic in the hearts of South
Australians. It was here, that in 1957 Lucia Rosella, the mother
of current owners Nicci Bugeja and Maria Rosella, first served
pizza in Adelaide. The spirit of Lucia Rosella lingers and her
generosity and love of food remains the philosophy of this family
Fifty years of tradition Lucia’s Pizzeria & Spaghetti Bar continues
much as it did when it first opened some 50 years ago. It is
a South Australian institution loved by all their loyal regulars.
Home–style Italian cooking at its best and fantastic coffee is the base of Lucia’s. Breakfast, pizza, pasta with their famous sauces, wonderful fresh salads and Adelaide’s best selection of small sweet things.
Try a market breakfast complete with spinach, mushrooms and their wonderful
white beans cooked in their own tomato sauce. On Thursday and Friday
enjoy the specials created by their kitchen. Perhaps an Osso Bucco
with Polenta, Some lamb chops cooked in a special way or their wonderful
Lasagne that specials on these days.
Pizza and Spaghetti Bar isn’t just loved by South Australians,
but has been written up by journalists from just about every corner
of the earth. The New York Times, Italian Gourmet, Australian Gourmet
Traveller everyone is enchanted with the history of Lucia’s
Pizza and Spaghetti Bar and the generational aspect of this small
but influential business. Generosity and friendship have always
been part of the philosophy at Lucia’s and it is that generousity
and honesty that is the reason Lucia’s Pizza and Spaghetti
Bar remains highly valued by anyone in Adelaide with a passion
for food and wine.
The generosity of the food is legendary. Healthy, fresh
seasonal food, doesn’t happen in seconds, but there isn’t
a better salad in the market precinct. The food at the pizza
bar is generous and traditional old–style Italian cooking,
but is typical of market restaurants throughout the world. Fresh!
Fresh, yes and seasonal, with such an abundance of good food on
their doorstep it is little wonder seasonality has such a strong
influence on the cooking of the chefs at Lucia’s.
best selection of sweeties. Lucia’s
buys their wonderful cake selection from some of Adelaide’s
best bakers and home cooks. A luscious little custard and fruit
filled tart, Persian macaroons, Anna’s fabulous Rice Cake,
Zeffie’s Orange Cake. An endless list of lusciousness, everyone
loves the variety and quality.