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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

4.5

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (62)
Good for a Date (50)
Special Occasions (48)
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Good for Anniversaries (30)
Neighbourhood Gem (29)
Romance (28)
Business Meals (26)
Tasting Menu (25)
Lunch (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Fun (18)
Quick Bite (17)
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Healthy (16)
Comfort Food (11)
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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined 2 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch ‘get together ‘. Service was excellant , staff really welcoming and food was wonderful. In all a wonderful experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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Food5
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food but place is a bit noisy

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Food5
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·Dined 6 days ago

We booked on Sat 18/11 expecting to have the pre-theater menu, but flipped to the main menu as it looked soo good.

We weren't disappointed. Top class meal, prompt and efficient service, but never felt rushed. Would definitely recommend this for pre-theatre or a more romantic occasion

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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Food5
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 17 November 2017

Booked restaurant for pre theatre outing with my mum & her friend....fab a la carte or pre theatre menu options. We opted for the baked olives to start which were amazing...never had olives quite like this before even when i lived in Greece. Dinner was a fab follow up...smoked duck was devoured by all and mum commented best hake ever. Cocktails were also pretty good!overall fab food fab ambiance and great staff...would highly recommend

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Food5
Ambience5
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Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 14 November 2017

A hidden gem ! Make sure to book in advance. Food is outstanding, creative and well crafted.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Casual, Hot Spot, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
 (London)·Dined on 11 November 2017

The food was really beautiful. However when we arrived with our 2 babies we were made feel as if we were an inconvenience. The guy at reception informed us that we couldn’t bring the buggy into the restaurant due to limited space available. We have a new born baby & a 2 year old. We ended up sitting at a high table that the high chair was half as tall as, therefor the baby would be practically sitting under the table. Then we were asked twice to move to allow a wheelchair come in & out. This I didn’t mind so much but we weren’t offered as much as a drink .

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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 11 November 2017

Excellent food - really really good pizza!! We had a lovely evening, pre-theatre and the service was prompt but not rushed. The date starter was unbelievable good and the desserts were luscious. Would highly recommend it for any event. Only slight gripe was the music was a bit too loud. When the restaurant filled up it was a bit hard to have a conversation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 10 November 2017

Lovely restaurant with great food and a nice ambience and very friendly staff

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 10 November 2017

I really like the food and ambiance but it gets really loud in the restaurant that's the only downside mostly if you are sitting under the bridge. It looks great if you are sitting outside. Food is good very tasty and the lunch option is good value .

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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Food4
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Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 4 November 2017

Really enjoyable meal here, the pasta and pizza were very good indeed. Very lively and noisy restaurant so maybe more suited to friends night out rather than couples . Service was excellent

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 2 November 2017

Grey food in a lovely setting, regret not going here sooner as I live a 3 min walk away. Really recommend this for dinner with friends

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 2 November 2017

Good service and restaurant is well suited for business lunches.

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Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on 27 October 2017

Great "hole in the wall" off the beaten path. You feel like you made a "find" worth keeping to yourself and your friends. :-) Upscale casual, value priced, great food. The service can be a bit spotty... Seems like this is usually a function of the restaurant being busier than they planned.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date
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Food5
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Service5
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 (Berlin)·Dined on 27 October 2017

Pre-theatre deal is excellent value. Excellent food and atmosphere

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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 22 October 2017

Excellent ambience
Fantastic service
Good food.
Great find
Highly recommend

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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 22 October 2017

Great food, impeccable service, tasty cocktails! A bit noisy, but definitely going back..

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Food5
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Service5
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

Absolutely Amazing!!! We/I had the best evening. From the moment we arrived we were treated like VIP's. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very attentive but not over the top. Food was outstanding and the wine was gorgeous. I highly recommend this place, even for a coffee, it's such a beautiful place. Will definitely be back again!

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Healthy, Organic, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined on 21 October 2017

Second time eating here in the past couple of months. Food is really good and is surprisingly very good value for what you get. €22.00 for 2 courses and €28.00 for 3 courses. I will be back

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 20 October 2017

Beautiful food , excellent service, great ambience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 20 October 2017

4 of us went pre theatre , 2 of us had the pre theatre meal, which was good value, hake as the main meal was very good for two of us, rest of the party had pizza , they were very pleased with them. We had a bottle of house red, which was a little pricey at €29, we thought. The lighting was a little on the dark side. We all said we would return , good venue for grand canal theatre .

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 18 October 2017

Was absolutely amazing. Pizza was the best I’ve ever had! Will 100% be back and would recommend to anyone!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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Food5
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Service5
Value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Very busy as it was a pre Theatre dinner - staff were lovely & very efficient- Food was amazing - my friends loved it & we will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 14 October 2017

Very good food, nice atmosphere and excellent service. Definitely going back. Bravi!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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Food5
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Service5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 9 October 2017

This restaurant is perfect!
The food is prepared with care, very very tase!!!
We had a pizza (which was excellent) ..
octopus,
And mains - pasta. Each one better than the other...

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 9 October 2017

I really love going to this restaurant. It is my favourite kind of food and my favourite Italian Restaurant in Dublin!!

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 7 October 2017

Really enjoyed our meal our waitress was so nice and very good. Didn't get her name but she was from Poland. Buzzy atmosphere. Only complaint was didn't enjoy the hot olives.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 7 October 2017

Great food, especially the pizza, great cheerful service, in fact it was all round "bloody lovely"!!!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 6 October 2017

We had the tasting menu.. loved every minute can't wait to go back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on 6 October 2017

This restaurant came highly recommended and have to say it disappointed. Service was very good but food quality was very poor given the prices.

Maybe got the them on bad night but no plans rush back.

Tags: Casual
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 6 October 2017

Lovely freshly cooked food, good value for money, always book pre theatre, set menu good option

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Savannah)·Dined on 5 October 2017

Charming location, calm atmosphere and authentic food. Thoroughly enjoyable!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 4 October 2017

Really nice and interesting Italian. Would be great to see more like this. Service was friendly and competent. Would recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 30 September 2017

Great food in starters and mains with bruschetta and wagyu pasta. Dessert was simple with ice cream but what we wanted. The post meal cocktails and house white were also great.

Only down point was that the meal ended up being a bit pricey overall but it was ok for this time as it was an occasion.

Service was very diligently and friendly

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 29 September 2017

We had such a lovely time at Lucio, delicious food, really genuinely friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. Very good value for money too. We will definitely be back and already recommending it to people too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 29 September 2017

We choose this restaurant as we were celebrating the Debs of our daughters ! Everyone had the tasting menu and it was wonderful ! Delicious wine and great atmosphere. Happy to recommend this restaurant and looking forward to return again .

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 27 September 2017

Good value early evening menu with small selection of dishes from main menu. Interesting cocktails. Good selection of food on a la carte menu including pasta, pizza, meat & fish options. Bit noisy with trains above but adds to the character & ambience. Restaurant has appealing decor. Definitely go back especially if going to bord gais theatre or 3 Arena.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Great night at Osteria Lucios. Food is excellent - the pizza is one of the best pizza's Ive eaten in Dublin and the wine is good value. One negative is we were sitting in a table for 4 under the arch before the main dining room. It is a little bit of a busy spot with people coming and going. When I go back I will request a seat in the main dining room area. Will go back for sure!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 22 September 2017

Delicious Italian cuisine, fresh ingredients, great value. We went with the tasting menu and it's was well worth it, an abundance of food.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 22 September 2017

Fantastic service, limited menu but what was listed was delicious and they have an early bird option for better value. Nice place for a pre theatre dinner or special occasion. Good for pizza too!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on 20 September 2017

Great little spot with attentive staff and great food.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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