Osteria Lucio

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592 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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LB
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Very overpriced for what we got. Wouldn’t go again

JM
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A friendly, local eatery which offers an original and imaginative choice of food in a buzzy, lively environment. The friendly staff, from the moment of arrival to departure, add greatly to the experience of eating here. Thanks.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Only complaint was you don’t have the dessert menu on the website ! 😂

SL
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The service was fast and friendly and the food was beautiful. We were going to Bord Gais Theatre and didn't have long over dinner so although our food was served promptly, our meal was delicious and we never felt rushed at any point and had a really lovely dining experience.

ED
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely as always. Stylish interior, authentic Italian food, and professional, attentive and friendly service. Thank you for a great evening :-)

PG
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top place to eat in Dublin. Warm atmosphere, friendly staff and food just off the charts. Love it.

ML
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Great service in a lovey setting. Food was a little disappointing - bland flavour (both for the pasta dish and the fish special) - either not very exciting. If back I’d get the pizza. The tiramisu was great !

AA
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, very tasty and staff very attentive. Only negative was the noise level because of the low ceiling where the arch is the acoustic level is very high if the restaurant is busy but beyond that well worth a visit.

AC
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Food is delicious and staff really nice.
Downside is the place is pretty noisy

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal. Great service

MM
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best pizza in Dublin ! Great atmosphere with pleasant service and a genuine ambience. The loaction under the railway bridge is quite unique and really adds to the atmosphere.

DP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great meal in this restaurant. We always come down from the North for the rugby and when in stay over, we try to eat here. Thanks again

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

The front of house duo were very unfriendly .. the waiter was very nice . Food was very average and below standard of precision

MR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with very friendly pleasant staff. Not rushed but left the perfect amount of time between courses. Nicest bruschetta I have ever tasted and vegetarian pizza was so tasty. From our seat we could see the pizza being made fresh and cooked in the pizza oven then straight onto the plate. Only downside was we had no room left for dessert.
Will definitely recommend and will be back.

FO
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue for lunch before a rugby game. Great selection of food and great atmosphere. And they make sure to have you out in time for the match.

f
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Very noisy and wine over priced at 52 euros for a bottle costing £13. Food and service excellent.

ET
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Very nice place, good service, lovely deserts, nice wine and calzone, but... we were not very satisfied with fregola pasta, main fish felt small, overpriced and not very special...

MM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Returning customers. Always enjoy Lucios and will be back again. Highly Recommend. Delicious food.

RS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Nice Evening having business meeting in Lucios , great food nice surroundings , just perfect .

VR
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Authentic Italian food, great menu, lovely attention to detail. The real thing. So look forward to returning

OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food and service was spectacular! Can’t recommend the Nduja flatbread and bolonaise enough. Great service from our waiter. She was very attentive and even expedited a birthday desert so we could still make our show!

However, the low ceilings do make the restaurant very noisy at full capacity/pre theatre. In particular, there were a group of 10 20 years olds sitting next to us who were obnoxiously loud.

I frequent Lucio frequently for coffee as I work in the area and am glad I finally got to try their food!

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was excellent

N
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great place
Does what it says on the tin
Food good
Wine good
Bit cramped but that's part of the charm

C
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Beautiful place lovely ambiance to start but got unbearably loud could hardly hear ourselves talk.
We (3) did not enjoy our food at all one of our starters was nice but unfortunately the whole experience was so disappointing.

KS
Dublin
30 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely setting - very cosy. We had a lovely dinner - tasty food, good service and a great value early bird. The panacotta with orange was delicious.

JH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff, so welcoming & helpful. We arrived a bit before the place opened but we were welcomed in & could get a drink at the bar as they finished setting up. Lovely food, would definitely go back.

M
4 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Little bit slow getting our main courses which put us under pressure time wise as we were heading to a show afterwards. Food was fabulous though. Really tasty.

EC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food with very attentive staff.

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice, capable staff and great food.. will definitely visit again

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely loved this little restaurant - the food was delicious and the staff were outstanding... I simply can't praise it enough and we'll definitely be back if we return to Dublin

E
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Lovely location. Love the ambience. Food was very good. Staff were very friendly. Would recommend.

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Amazing Pizza. Service very good. Menu too small. Noise from trains too great.

o
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was efficent and friendly. Food arrived in a reasonable amount of time. Good attention to detail. Pizzas were delicious. Lasagne could do with more vegetables; it is currently mostly pasta and sauce.

S
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. Waiting staff excellent. Service very prompt even though large number of people dining at the time. No long wait between courses. Food and wine perfect.

CF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a really lovely atmosphere from the moment we stepped into Osteria Lucio’s. Excellent waiting staff, who where extremely attentive throughout our meal. Decor is contemporary yet cosy. Food was delicious, with a little something for everyone. Perfect spot if taking in a show at the Bord Gás Energy Theatre. Would definitely recommend & will be back for another Pre theatre meal.

TO
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

WHEN WE ARRIVED ALL THE TABLES WERE EMPTY BUT THE GIRL WANTED US TO SIT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR WE ASKED COULD WE SIT SOMEWHERE ELSE AND SEEMED TO BE A BIT OF A I DONT KNOW WHY IT HAD TO BE SUCH AN ISSUE?

J
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Christmas menu was 3 courses for 40€ with no option to have 2 courses. Food was ok.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant, food great! The only negative was the guest beside us who continuously laughed too loud and was being really annoying!

C
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience1

Started with a pornstar matrini & glass of processo which arrived flat. Complained to the waiter about it and the bar tender disagreed and made it very uncomfortable to start a meal.Ordered an anti pasti to start which was nice but nothing amazing. For a main we ordered a pizza which was eatable but a little with the honey .I ordered a boar rag which was absolutely disgusting.The boar mince came out rare which was extremely disgusting. The pasta was extremely oily and was nothing like a ragu should ever be. The waiter agreed to not charge us for the ragu and tbh he was the only nice thing about the whole restaurant.The restaurant lacked any kind of ambience and was total let down for a Christmas meal. I would not recommend Osteria Lucio to anyone who wants a nice meal.

OT
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely welcome, even though we were very early. We were seated at the bar, got our drinks and were enthralled by the fab bar man making cocktails. He loves his job.
We were seated at a nice table for two beside the wall. Our server was a lovely woman who was efficient and pleasant. We ordered our pizzas without cheese and meat. She quickly asked what we would like instead of them. We asked for garlic but apparently chef does not put garlic on pizza. Each to their own and we rolled with it as life is too short. The pizzas were delicious with lots of toppings, our missing ingredients were amply replaced.
We had a lovely evening in a lively space fully of people enjoying great service and even greater food! 10/10 as always.