Osteria Lucio

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518 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Italian

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The story of food is the story of friendship. When you combine Irish conviviality with the irrepressible Italian nature, it’s always going to be a good thing. Chefs Ross Lewis and Luciano Tona have been friends through Michelin starred food, and tall tales, for many years. At Osteria Lucio they unite their love of Irish and Italian food with the very best of produce, from both countries.
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N
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service is always perfect, and the food is absolutely delicious!
Also have to note they have best Polenta Fries in Dublin!

BM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Very nice Italian food - excellent service -however whilst I have dined in the “ cavern “ area of the restaurant before - the overhead rumble of the train was never a problem- in fact it’s a kind of a feature of the place - but a combination of that with a very loud table of Americans made it virtually impossible to have an ordinary conversation in that area ! You should measure the decibel level of that area when you have large group tables there !
I’d return but to a quieter table at the front of the restaurant!

M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had the tasting men and it was perfect. Not too big, not too small, perfect sharing plates. Loved the way the waitress offered to leave us pour our own wine. Hate some restaurants that pour it for you when not required or not ready and you drink quicker than you would like or it gets warm in the glass. We were left to our own devices and then she also offered us breaks between our courses. Excellent attention to the customer and hugely appreciated in particular given there was a lot of plates and it could have been too much if brought out too quickly. But instead it was perfectly paced.

JA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

I think the food was very average, not a place to come back.

AM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Have a wonderful evening here last Saturday. Great buzz, fantastic service (Robert the Manager is incredibly attentive to everyone). Will definitely return

OT
Berlin
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food; fantastic service & lovely ambiance.

AC
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you to Sabi ( I am sorry I have no idea how to spell his name but he was a Polish waiter with cool glasses) for being amazing!
We had a great night :)

Ana

RL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food and fantastic service. We will definitely be back.

T
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great place, warm, interesting, friendly. I especially liked the open, wood-fired pizza oven on view behind the bar.

The food was fabulous - at least what I ordered (beetroot salad, bruschetta, pizza), though I didn't like so much like the look of my some of my co-diners' choices (eg chicken breast on beans).

I went there for a lunch with other men. I now look forward to bringing my wife there - and, based on what I told her, so does she!

One suggestion - please stock a good IPA beer in the fridge!

TS
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hands down favorite spot for a business lunch around Grand Canal Dock. Consistent, predictable, high quality food and service. Able to get in and out quickly.

KO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed the atmosphere, food and wine very good, our waitress was excellent.

LK
7 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is gorgeous, really buzzy atmosphere on a Sunday early evening. We had some small plates to start and then a pizza, all excellent. The service is really good and attentive. The food comes out well presented, hot and on time - all served with a smile. Loved it and will definitely go back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, great atmosphere.

MB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience start to finish. Staff where really friendly and helpful. Food was really tasty and presentation was amazing! Can't wait to go back!

SC
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really nice food and the atmosphere was lovely. Good location for the Bord Gais Theatre also.

B
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food, very friendly service and good ambiance made for a really enjoyable family celebration. Have eaten here several times and will be back again.

AG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Great ambiance. Would be a great place for a date

VH
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quality food and service. As close to real italian experience you can expect outside of Italy. Highly recommend. High seating leaves you in a more open part of the restaurant, while low tables have you sitting in the tunnel area under the railway line. Choose your seats depending on the night you're going after!

DC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, a little pricey? Service was good and just what we needed as we were going to a show so time was tight.

JD
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Pizza was horrid, no flavor no sauce didn’t even have herbs.

SC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

Room is noisy dufficult to converse if group is large. Food was average , my pasta tasted nice and was well cooked but was cold when it arrived at the table.

PB
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves Italian food. The steak tagliatta was to die for. And the Tiramsu baked to perfection!

EG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location
Great staff

Beef was perfect
Thanks

KR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous meal. Wonderful food. Great service. Can’t wait to go back. Will be recommending Osteria Lucio to everyone

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Overall was a very good experience. The starters and desserts were very good, main courses were over salted, especially the lamb. Ambiance was good, waiting staff were great.

P
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was for my boyfriend's birthday. He has been living in Dublin for the past 3 years and has said it's the best meal he has had in the city to date! Excellent place. Loved it.

LM
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fab food and service, close to the theatre

PC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had pre theatre dinner and the whole experience was superb

ED
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very authentic Italian food in a stylish setting, with excellent service.

EP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time I organise a business lunch there for about 10 people. Always a great experience, speedy service and great quality food. It is definitely one of the places I'll go back to with the family.

IS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff is amazing, thoughtful and funny - thank you for making our pre-theatre dinner night out an outstanding experience. We were sitting on the patio with the windows open - loved it!

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The pizza was enjoyable but that's pretty much where it stopped.
I booked our table for 9.30pm but arrived early, shortly after 9pm, and explained that we would like to have a cocktail before we sat down for our food. We were shown to our table anyway as it wasn't that busy. We were asked about 3 or 4 times to order food to which we explained we would do after our drink, as we weren't ready to eat. We were then interrupted by one of the waiters telling us at 9.28pm that we had to order our food as the kitchen was closing. Why was our booking taken for 9.30pm if the kitchen closes at 9.30pm?

We were then constantly watched by members of staff - who were clearly waiting for us to finish our food and leave so they could close up, so we felt under pressure to leave the restaurant as quickly as possible, which nicely topped off the end of a not so great experience. The arancini balls were bland, the meat balls had about an tablespoon of salt in them and a mistake was made with our order which they could not fix it as the kitchen was then closed. It was just terrible service and not how things should be managed. I usually highlight these things at the time but I was so annoyed at how everything was handled that I didn't trust myself to give constructive criticism.

LM
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Another lovely visit here. Food and service top notch.

NM
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Good place for a quick bite. Service was good. Cocktails v good but very pricey. Brushetta poor for an Italian. Pizza was good but lots of fat on the pancetta. Overall it would be average. It's quite cramped and loud so not overly relaxing. The amount we paid was not relative to what we received.

TM
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I booked this restaurant for myself & 4 friends for the pre-theatre menu.

The setting & ambience is excellent. The staff are courteous & happy

The food itself was lovely, served promptly, but there was no rushing between courses or after dinner while we sipped our delicious coffees.

The only negative for me was the menu was a little restrictive, but then it is a pre-theatre menu so hard to call it a negative.

Would highly recommend this restaurant. I have picked & booked lots of restaurants around Dublin for this group of friends & this definitely would be in my top 5.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious meal, fabulous service, lovely venue. Will definitely be back

K
London
13 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Smart casual sophistication.

ET
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great spot for food before a show in the Bord Gais theatre. It never fails to impress and the atmosphere is lovely.

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great dinner except for table of six women in their twenties getting drunk, screaming every sentence, not giving a damn that everyone else in the place was bothered by them. Manager and bartender seemed afraid of confronting them. Finally our waiter graciously did. You can't be afraid to toss people out of your joint if they are annoying everyone else.

DM
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely food,service and ambience. A wee bit noisey low ceiling and trains overhead. Wilk reserve High table in next visit.
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