Osteria Lucio

4.4
467 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Italian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
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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BM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Lucio's, great food, lovely atmosphere and staff are very friendly. Very good value too.

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ML
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Had expected really good food based on reviews but was v disappointed with my main course- tagliatelle with duck ragu- extremely salty, no taste of duck, could have been any minced meat, sauce was a really strong beefy taste!

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TS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Business lunch. Great atmosphere and service as always. Food was high quality.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little expensive but food was lovely ad service was great. The tiramasui was a huge hit!

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TN
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food good but €19 for a pizza made in an electric oven is pricey.

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F
London
53 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time visiting the place and loved it. We all had starters - the Burrata salad which was delicious. Then pizza and pasta for main courses. All very good. Highly recommend.

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JB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good, not great. Pretty pricey for a simple plate of pasta or pizza. Very noisy space.

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L
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Fabulous food from the pre-theatre menu. Great buzz in a lovely room. Waitress was lovely but our starters were forgotten about and we had to wait ages for them which wasn't ideal as we were going to a concert. However without prompting the waitress told us that we wouldn't be charged for them as we had to wait so long. A very nice touch. Delicious food and an error handled very well so won't let that put me off and will definitely be back.

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MM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A relaxed Sunday evening supper, simple yet very skilled fish dishes. Low key but attentive service, feel lucky to live within strolling distance, will be back, think I’d be happy to dine here solo, which says a lot about the place

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DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely little restaurant with good Italian food. Would definitely go back again - would just note though that some of the main courses are quite small - I had gnocchi with beef and it was closer to a starter size in most Italian restaurants. The only other negative is that it is a small space - I was seated in the worst spot by the kitchen which meant getting bumped more than once by passing wait staff - probably a table to be avoided by anyone even a little precious of their personal space!

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p
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love coming here. Wonderful, high-quality Italian food with good range and outstanding pizzas. Warm atmosphere. Only downside is can be hard to hear because of the noise - bare walls and trains travelling overhead. Not great for people with hearing impairment.

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J
Dublin
13 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Pretty average restaurant. In a nice location and looks like a nice building, however it’s very stuffy inside and the tables are a bit cramped.

Food was OK - had pizza and to be honest you’ll get better in Dublin nearby. Service was good to start with but as soon as we received our mains, we were pretty much forgotten about.

Pretheatre menu is good value if a little limited in choice

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

What a poor excuse of an ‘Osteria Italiana’ - you ask the waiter for a focaccia and before even asking the chef he blatantly refuses! They offer an item already on the menu...which has nothing to do with a focaccia. Whilst the food is very good, the service is just as poor! Which authentic Italian restaurant serves coffee before dessert?!? More embarrassingly...so many misspelt ingredients on the menu. I would have revisited the restaurant again...but the poor service broke the camels back and unfortunately I will never set foot in the place again!

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CH
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food good - generous portions. Drinks expensive but that seems the norm in Dublin.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

We arrived 15 mins early for our booking and were told to come back, that we couldn't sit anywhere and that everything even the bar seats were fully booked and reserved, which is understandable but our table that was booked for us was actually empty and we realised that when we came back to be seated, so that was a bit annoying.

The restaurant has a really nice vibe and the decor is really cool!
The food was tasty and reasonably priced for a pizza, a total of €75 for three pizzas and three different drinks, some may say expensive but it was worth it for the food!

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LA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a friendly and very efficient waitress, which made the evening a great success as we had time constraints. The pizzas were delicious - plenty of deliciously tempting toppings, excellent selection of wines and a buzzing ambience. Most satisfactory and we'll be back!

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FB
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience from start to finish. Waiter very helpful describing some parts of the menu when asked. Didn’t feel rushed to leave the table

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SO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Good space people wine ,,,food left a lot to desire

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food increasingly expensive. €25 for pasta is excessive

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CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I didn't attend this lunch myself but the feedback was very positive.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful and the staff very attentive. We booked at the last minute and were not disappointed. Will definitely be back next time I'm in Dublin!

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JO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was poor. Ordered seafood pasta dish, approx two prawns in it cut up to make it look like more. Very little flavour.

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TS
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Remains one of the best places in the Docklands for a business lunch. Best food by far, good ambiance, professional service allowing for efficient lunches, and the right amount of buzz without being someplace you cannot hear each other.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Creative menu excellently accomplished. Very pleasant service. Good, extremely well priced and interesting wine list. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and the drinks menu can cater for all. Thanks team!

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SM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Great food but far too noisy. They need some soft furnishings to absorb sound. The vaulted ceiling doesn’t help!

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JK
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food in a really pleasant environment staff are fantastic

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RK
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty food, nice setting, polite service, back of the room a bit dark and you can hear the dart every time, which is weird, and this is just personal opinion , but all in all a very nice place.

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BK
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to work our way through the starter menu rather than order mains, the roasted olives were a little weird bu other than that everything was excellent. Flavors were well balanced and portions were perfect even large for starters and we thoroughly enjoyed everything.

The noise level is high as the restaurant is built under a railway bridge but it really just adds to the charm of the room.

The space is very comfortable with really nice and well chosen lighting. The decor is understated but well suited and the wine list is small but very well chosen. We had a cianti that was rich and full bodied but so well balanced.

Finally the staff were absolutely charming and really completed the experience

I would advise anyone, families, friends night or romantic nights out with your partner

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a
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the new menu is really good but I think squid ink linguini should be on the menu again :)

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service for the pre theatre menu. That staff are excellent here and so friendly! Thank you for a wonderful meal out. This is my third trip back to Osteria Lucia and it never disappoints.

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MM
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Super delicious, great cocktails & such good value. Excellent location for concert going!

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A
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Poor food, drinks and service, do not recommended.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was really nice and we all enjoyed it. Most of the time, the service was good, however at the end, a few of us had finished but there was one person still eating and the waitress started clearing up the other plates etc and even took the salt and pepper away, even though not everyone was finished eating.

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CD
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Osteria Lucia before starting a hiking trip across Ireland, and liked it so much, when we finished the trip, we went back (actually right to the same table). Great service, great food, good wine list... consistency seems to be the key here. A Winner across the board!11

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good, staff was nice, but the restaurant was loud and I’m not referring to the trains passing overhead. The noise was not as I expected from a nice restaurant. It resembled a pub.

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JO
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Staff always friendly and efficient. Food always superb. Great spot for dinner before a show.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food and pleasant service! Really nice atmosphere

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MV
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A great place to meet with friends/colleagues after work. Lovely food, friendly service, very relaxed.

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TS
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great business / recruiting lunch; excellent food, good environment, attentive / discrete service, facilitated conversation...

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