Osteria Lucio

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546 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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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

the food and wine were spectacular. The service was far from it.

CD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely 1st class food and service

Flatbread with rosemary and nduja to start and then we have 2 amazing pizzas.. Apis and a prawn one.

Can't wait to come back

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food here is absolutely delicious! However, the service quality can be variable

KC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious! We had such a lovely evening and the service was incredible!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant, food was great.

S
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Unfortunately our experience wasn't great. Food was excellent but we were seated on a corner of a six seater table with annoying, loud people on the other corner. I think we should have been asked at least did we want the covered area on the outside. I booked several weeks in advance so I think a 2 seater could have been made available, or at least tell us in advance about having to share.

AB
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We are regulars here but today we went for the pre theatre dinner. The starters were excellent but the three different main courses were poor. The pan fried cod and veg lacked flavour; as did the chicken and beans; the pizza with aubergine, tomatoes and goats cheese did not have enough goats cheese and just did not work: bland. This restaurant can do much better as their main menu is very good.

ER
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a pre-theatre meal due to its location beside the Bord Gais Theatre. The service and food were great. They also offered a childrens price for the pizza for my daughter even tho it is nearly the same size as the regular pizza. Very happy with Lucio's and I would gladly recommend it.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and good service

BD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely Italian . Nice atmosphere . Staff actually from Italy .

S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic place, fantastic food, great service, would come back and have come back. Great place for work lunch or dinner dates!

MS
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

E.X.C.E.L.L.E.N.T.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous evening, food, wine, ambience and the waitress that served us was very nice and friendly. Will definitely be back

p
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great authentic Italian food, nice wine list

AB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, the pre theatre menu is good value, nice location.

GM
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place off the beatin track. Really nice staff made us feel very welcome. Service was quick, ery easy to book a table and modify if needed. Will definitely be back

PV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent pizza, however the size of the starters was disappointing, you should not write “arancini” on the menu which is plural if you are serving only one small piece. That is misleading. Table beside was also very loud.

CC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal celebrating a friend’s birthday - the food was delicious and the service was excellent. Thanks to Camilla and Jennifer in particular for ensuring we had a great evening.

LK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food in rely nice place with amazing service.

VH
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had a really fab night here. Staff were super attentitive and helpful with the menu. My sister is a veggie and they worked with her to create a bespoke pasta dish to suit her tastes as the menu that night was a little limited for her. Great bar staff who engaged with our table while making our cocktails. We had to reduce our numbers last minute and management worked with us to find a more suitable table an hour before we arrived. You really can't ask for anything better!

WO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our booking was for 8.30 pm but we arrived at 8 pm and were taken to our table straight away which was great.
My pork chop was delicious, with the salad. The sparking water bottle was very small, I would have preferred a larger bottle.
Dessert and coffee delicious.

EM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful setting - excellent service, great food. Will definitely return.

DC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Dessert in particular was great.

S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice restaurant with great food. Definitely worth visiting when you are in Dublin!

YG
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

A friend recommended me this place for a nice meal with the family, and I was very surprised by how bad the food was. My parents' dishes were no better (we each ordered something different). The wine and the deserts were good, but not enough to cover for the awful taste of the entrees.
I am not going back there, and I recommend that if you are in for quality Italian cuisine, pass on this place too.

E
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The environment and decoration were spot on. The service was brilliant with attentive staff and friendly. The food was excellent specially the pasta from the chef taste menu. It was an amazing experience for us.

N
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

W
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Felt the food was great, the service was good, however there wasn't much enthusiasm from the waiter serving us.

BM
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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 on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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 on 19 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

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

AM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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 on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; fantastic service & lovely ambiance.

AC
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

T
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

LK
7 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great atmosphere.