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About Osteria Lucio

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.

The Malting Tower
Grand Canal Quay
Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 DW90
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria, European

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 17:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 16:00 - 21:00

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
€31 to €50

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(01) 662 4199

Website:
http://osterialucio.com/

Public Transport:
5 minutes walk from Grand Canal Dock train station.

Executive Chef:
Ross Lewis and Luciano Tona

Additional:
Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Osteria Lucio Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

A good solid enjoyable meal. Always a pleasure. A vibrant place with great staff and food to match

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined 4 days ago

I loved the food, service and surroundings. Beautiful restaurant.

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food5
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value5

 
·Dined on 18 July 2017

Very friendly staff, delicious Italien Food with good wine list

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 18 July 2017

Nice variety of menu options, attentive staff, very tasty food

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 14 July 2017

Enjoyable authentic Italian food with excellent service.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 5 July 2017

Another fabulous experience. Looking forward to the next time... Will be back! :-)

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 2 July 2017

This was one of the most overpriced meals I've eaten based on nothing but sheer pretentiousness. The food was beyond basic (with the bruschetta being undressed and bland), flavourless main courses with no sides and extremely sweet. Everything tasted of sugar. Having lived in Italy I can assure you this is not good Italian food.
I reguarly dine in expensive restaurants and have no problem paying for quality. The price they charge is outrageous considering the food was so tasteless and of a very low standard. It was also noticeable that the restaurant was actually empty with only one other table of diners.
Perhaps they are busy with work lunch crowds but for evening meals this is just a terrible experience and I have no idea how they are still open serving such poor food at such insane prices . Also, our conversation was constantly interrupted by passing trains literally overhead. Not to mention how cramped the toilets were. Overall, there was this air of pretension but with absolutely nothing to back it up.
If you like good food of a high standard then AVOID this restaurant at all costs. One of the worst meals we've ever eaten. I do not like to give bad reviews but I felt so annoyed leaving this restaurant after paying so much for nothing. Just Horrible.

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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Pleasant atmosphere and wait staff, food beautiful, efficient service for pre theatre dining.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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ambience5
service3
value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 30 June 2017

I am a fan of this restaurant and have been a few times for business lunches. However this time I was a little disappointed at the service at the end. We were there for a late lunch and from a commercial point of view it was good business as we consumed two bottles of wine with lunch. We were then rushed off the table around 530 as we were told the table was booked. this was v surprising as the whole restaurant was empty. WE ordered two dessert wines to wrap up. We got the bill to find a bottle of prosecco added to bill in error. So we had a fab lunch, lovely wine and good service but did not understand the rush off at end as there was not even people waiting.... thought a little short sighted commercially.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 29 June 2017

Really good nosh and great wine. its a gem of a place to eat and very handy for the Bord Gais theatre, this is my second time here and wont be the last!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic
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ambience4
service4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 28 June 2017

This was our best meal in Dublin. Delightful restaurant and wonderful food. Also, loved our G&Ts with the Gunpowder Gin. Will definitely recommend to friends visiting Dublin.

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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food5
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 21 June 2017

Everything was great except the wait for food etc. It was a busy night so is to be expected somewhat.

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 13 June 2017

Cuisine was outstanding. Wine was delicious. Staff was all very accommodating and attentive.

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food5
ambience4
service5
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on 12 June 2017

We had the chef's surprise fixed price dinner. Every course was out of this world. We are going back. Soon!

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food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on 11 June 2017

Found this little gem our second night in Dublin and had a wonderful meal. We had the tagliatelle with Irish beef ragout and the ricotta gnocchi. Both dishes were exceptional, clearly made with local, top shelf ingredients by a skilled chef. The wood fired olives with orange and fennel, which we had as a starter, were also excellent as was the riserva Chianti that accompanied the meal. We finished with an outstanding pistachio chocolate semifreddo and a heavenly cappuccino. I'd definitely come back here to dine should I find myself in Dublin again. Oh, and the service was highly professional and pleasant. Highly recommend!

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 10 June 2017

Been going here for years. Consistently fantastic and never disappoints.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 31 May 2017

Great food and cosy atmosphere, a great Negroni! The service was also good even considering how busy the restaurant was.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Cozy
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food4
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service4
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·Dined on 29 May 2017

I have eaten in this restaurant before and while the food was always good I thought the food was excellent this time. We ate from the pre-theatre menu which was far more exciting than before and the food was very tasty. Have they a new chef? The service was excellent too and timed just right to send us on our way to the Bord Gais Energy theatre on time.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 29 May 2017

Great food and great service. Great wine list and pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Berlin)·Dined on 27 May 2017

Delicious authentic Italian food. Nicely decorated, informal setting.

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food4
ambience3
service2
value3

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 26 May 2017

Food was good. However, very poor Service. I booked 2 days in advance when we came (2 adults and a teenage boy) they wanted to give us the table in the very end of the room. When I protested they said all the other tables were reserved and that we only could have this other table right in the corridor, at that time the restaurant was still almost empty. Such behaving upsets me a lot, as if I had asked for the worst table in advance and all the other later coming guests would have named their preferred tables. It's a cheap excuse!

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food4
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (London)·Dined on 23 May 2017

Terrific Italian spot with wonderful ambiance. One of the best Tira Misu desserts I have ever had.

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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 22 May 2017

Perfect for a business lunch. Good fast efficient service. Food was tasty.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 20 May 2017

Had a fabulous time at Osteria Lucio. Would highly recommend for any occasion. Very relaxed vibe with total sophistication. Wonderful food. Wonderful staff. Loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Healthy, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on 19 May 2017

Great neighborhood find. Good was great, ambiance was good and had lots of energy. Staff was attentive and detail attention was outstanding.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 16 May 2017

Had calzone for the first time & it was delicious with the exception that the top of mine was burnt. The dough was really thin & filling was yum!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 13 May 2017

Good food but not outstanding. Apart from the pizzas, the portions are a little mean. They could also be a bit more heavy handed with the salt because the quality of ingredients is really good but just let down slightly by the kitchen. Service is attentive and friendly, we were never left waiting for longer than a couple of minutes if we needed attention.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on 2 May 2017

One of the best meals I've had in my entire life- every aspect of the dining experience (from service to food to ambiance) was incredible. My wife and I chose Osteria Lucia as the restaurant to have our last dinner out during our honeymoon and we walked away elated and very, very full

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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 25 April 2017

Great service, great food, enjoyable spot for a lunch with friends

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 24 April 2017

Will always be one of my favourite restaurants in Dublin - such a cosy setting with consistently great food and service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 21 April 2017

Really enjoyable evening with great food and company. The only criticism would be that the white wine wasn't cold .

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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food4
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service2
value2

vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on 21 April 2017

7:45 p.m. reservations - seated at 8:00 p.m. Our food finally arrived at 9:30 p.m. An hour and 1/2 waiting for a bowl of spaghetti and a cheese pizza. Seriously terribly long wait for food. The table next to us had the same experience. Although two male servers were "very" attentive to the table of young girls who were seated an hour after us,,,serving their food and beverages in a timely manner. Disappointed and will not recommend.

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food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on 20 April 2017

A hidden gem but easy to walk to and worth it.
Excellent freshly prepared everything..
Although pasta not handmade, delicious and cooked to perfection

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 20 April 2017

Love this spot my brother introduced me too. My wife and I had a quick lunch during work. The food was fabulous, highly recommend the pizza's and their own fries. We were easily served, fed and had time for a coffee within the hour break. very reasonably priced too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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food5
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service4
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 13 April 2017

Outstanding and unconventional, pity for the horrible coffee. None of us four could drink it - we've been charged for it nonetheless.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Romantic
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food5
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·Dined on 8 April 2017

Lovely restaurant, food was beautiful especially rhubarb panne cotta, service friendly and efficient, definitely will return

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 5 April 2017

Service was attentive but not overly pushy. Food was great, especially the pizzas. Ambience was nice, but rather loud. I'll definitely be back!

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 31 March 2017

Great room and atmosphere. Friendly staff. Fab pizza. What's not to love!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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food3
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service4
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 25 March 2017

I love this restaurant but it is a little noisy on a Saturday night

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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ambience3
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·Dined on 25 March 2017

Great Food and Really good service . The waiter was very knowledgeable of both Menu and wine list and made excellent recommendations. Only slight downside is that because of the low ceilings, it is quite noisy when its full and the acoustics are such that if someone is speaking in a loudish voice you can distinctly hear everything they say from the other side of the restaurant. We were treated to one gentleman's detailed observations on the world from a good 15 feet away for the night . Other than that absolutely an great spot and I would got there again but maybe in the high seating area on a busy night to avoid the background chatter . Apologies for channeling my grumpy old git side .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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