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Lucia's Pizzeria and Spaghetti Bar

Restaurants, Italian Adelaide Central
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Photograph: Katrin Gilger

Adelaide's old faithful of Italian fare is still going strong

Amid the hubbub of the Central Market, Lucia’s is an oasis for tired shoppers and ravenous workers. Something of an institution in Adelaide, it is manned by a roster of no-nonsense Italian women who dish out heart-starting espresso and huge plates of pasta to the scores of people wandering through the markets each day. If you can, head here on a Friday, which is the only day they serve their lasagne. It is a mammoth square of up to 14 tender pasta sheets layered with a rich meat sauce and topped with parmesan. This is comfort food at its best and will have aching feet and tired arms ready for round two of the weekly shop before you know it.

Venue name: Lucia's Pizzeria and Spaghetti Bar
Address: Shop 1 and 2
Western Mall, Adelaide Central Market
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 7am-5pm; Fri 7am-9pm; Sat 7am-3pm
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