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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.
Grand Canal Quay
Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 DW90
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
€31 to €50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
(01) 662 4199
5 minutes walk from Grand Canal Dock train station.
Ross Lewis and Luciano Tona
Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Osteria Lucio Ratings and Reviews
My partner and I went to Osteria Lucio on an early Sunday evening and we both had the ore theatre menu. The quality of food was in a range of average to superbe, while the ricotta gnocchi with lamb ragout were simply amazing, I couldn't recommend them any higher. Service was very friendly and professional throughout the evening though the level of attentiveness faded as it got busier.
The green salad was delicious. The atmosphere was lively and cheerful (though mind your head, especially at the back of the restaurant, if you are tall). The wagyu ragu was oily and unpleasantly flavored, and decorated with a spray of individual rosemary needles, as if they were chives or parsley. The flatbread was not satisfying - different from foccacia, but not something you'd order again. It all made me want to go back to Rome.
We came in and they claimed our reservation was canceled even though we didn't cancel it. They we're able to seat us anyways at the bar. Food was good but pricey but we had 5 different people ask if we were ready to order which makes it seem like they wanted to get us out as quickly as possible despite the restrauant not being full. Definitely didn't feel welcome here.
The food was very nice. However the fish special was already sold out (stone bass) so only hake was available. More importantly the side order of potatoes were not fully cooked. They were not edible. I should have sent them back - mainly to give the chef an opportunity to assess them - but we were too busy chatting. I love vegetables only lighly cooked, but raw potatoes are not good! The waiter gave us a very good wine recommendation and overall the service was lovely. The atmosphere in the restaurant is very nice.
Very good food but not cheap. This place is a perfect choice for someone who likes Italian food prepared with quality ingredients. Menu is changing often. Definitely worth to try calzone and self-made pastas, drinks are also good here. This place has its own style and pleasant atmosphere, service is friendly and efficient. Good place for a date or special occasion dinner.
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.
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.
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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