Osteria Lucio

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496 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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EG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location
Great staff

Beef was perfect
Thanks

KR
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
1 review
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
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
4 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
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
1 review
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
14 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
Dublin
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.
Thanks you

OT
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

1.30 booking so most tables were finishing up so place lacking bit of atmosphere but enjoyable overall

D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff were so friendly. Food was very tasty and just nice portions. Restaurant is cosy and comfortable with a relaxed atmosphere.

CR
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and good service combined to make a great night out.

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A return visit - every bit as good as previous visits, both food and service excellent.

AG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Starters were great, a bit more salsa Verde on the salt cod bruschetta would be good. Spinach tagiolini with Irish prawns was very disappointing. Pasta was colla di manifesto, really overcooked. The prawns were so tiny, I was expecting them to be much bigger. Wife's meatball puttanesca were perfect, so soft and the sauce was gorgeous. Apis pizza was really good. Negroni was good too. I didn't complain about my pasta and I'm not a keyboard warrior either but seeing as you've asked for an opinion.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal and great service. They make great use of the space provided

DD
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Have visited the restaurant on number of occasions...always lovely food and really good service...however on this one occasion I was disappointed to witness how a lady was treated when the waiter spilt I think coffee on her white trousers...she was destroyed and restaurant only offered to pay for her cleaning bill if she sent in receipt - this only after a number of us encouraged her to talk to supervisor...as I said I’ve always experienced good service until this occasion but think it needs to be highlighted as don’t think that is good customer service

SC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent service, delicious food & wine
the pizza in particular was super

PF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I struggle to find anything to fault about osteria lucio. Service was outstanding, as good as the food is (tremendous), the service here is a better than I've experienced in any restaurant and that's a tall order. If I remember correctly the girls name was Kristina she looked after us like we were her personal guests. The food was cracking, we had 3 courses and loved every bite. This place is a gem.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good choice, be it a bit noisy if there is a big group

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Noisy bustling place with extra train noise. Great Pizza and wonderful Calamari. Wine glasses not chilled and Rose not cold. Expresso coffee fairly bitter. Altogether good experience despite some negatives

BM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

ML
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
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!

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.

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!

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.

F
London
55 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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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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