Now in its sixth year, scoring a table at Oak Cliff Italian gem Lucia is as hard as its ever been. Fortunately, that may all soon change as the restaurant moves its reservations system into the 21st century next month.
A post to Lucia’s Facebook page announces that the restaurant will soon transition away from opening up the phones for diners to (hopefully) score a reservation on the first day of the month. Now, Lucia will use Resy, a start-up reservations app that, according to Eater LA, makes it at least a little easier to score a table at a city’s hottest eateries.
Now, instead of setting an alarm to make sure that you call the restaurant at exactly 9 a.m. on the first of the month in order to avoid all those busy signals and potentially missing out on a table, you’ll have to head to Lucia’s website or download the Resy app in order to make your reservation for your party of up to four people. If you aren’t able to score a table at the tiny restaurant, you can sign up for the app to notify you in the event of any last-minute cancellations, which used to require trolling the restaurant’s Facebook page hoping to get lucky.
Diners will also now be able to make their reservations at Lucia up to 60 days in advance, but don’t expect to score a 7 p.m. on Friday in the coming weeks. Even though the transition is kicking off on March 1, the restaurant was still taking phone reservations in February, which means that you’ll likely have to wait until April to land a prime spot.
Even if you have to wait, though, it’s probably worth downloading the Resy app and setting a calendar reminder for March 1 if you’ve somehow still not managed to make your way to Lucia.