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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 5 days ago

I really enjoyed my visit here. I was very impressed with the decor,atmosphere,staff,food and drinks!
I am looking forward to my booking.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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food3
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

We were 10 minutes early and were placed at the bar to order a drink even though our table was ready. The noise level was very high and we were right beside a very noisy table of 8 women. Very poor vegetarian options.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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service4
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Really good food, the meatballs and the bruschetta were fantastic, as was the pizza. Big wine list.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Good food lots of staff running around! Little bit claustrophobic to be honest. Had to ask front of house to replenish toilet roll!

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food5
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·Dined on 9 September 2017

Great pizza and Italian cuisine. Staff is very nice. We visit regularly and are always satisfied.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Casual, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 7 September 2017

First time at restaurant. Food and service was very good. Only downer was the regular rumble of trains overhead.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 5 September 2017

Perfect spot for a pre-theatre meal, only a short walk from BGE theatre.
Delicious authentic Italian food.
Lovely reasonable cost wines by the glass.
Very friendly staff.
A real gem :- will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on 3 September 2017

Great staff...Manager Top Class. Interesting assorted menu. Parma Ham was excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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food4
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Hampshire)·Dined on 2 September 2017

We wouldn't have found it by chance, it was a great recommendation from OpenTable. Great pasta dishes.

Tags: Casual
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food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 2 September 2017

Really nice menu selection. Loved the food and friendly fast service. Great spot for food before trip to the theatre. We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 30 August 2017

The service was outstanding, food was super tasty and the restaurant itself it's gorgeous. Would definitely recommend it! Lovely fine dining!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
·Dined on 27 August 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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food2
ambience3
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value2

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 26 August 2017

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.

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·Dined on 25 August 2017

Fantastic food and ambience, let down only slightly by poor service at the start (but they made up for it very well by the end)!

Definitely would go back

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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service3
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 25 August 2017

Lovely Italian restaurant in grand canal dock area. Had to prompt a bit for waitress service, but that was more a function of how busy they were on a weekend night. Maitre'D and barman were excellent hosts.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 20 August 2017

Just go for the Big Lucio. Amazing experience - quality and quantity! One of the best meals I've ever had in Dublin.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
ambience2
service1
value2

 
·Dined on 12 August 2017

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.

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food5
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·Dined on 8 August 2017

Staff couldn't have been nicer, or the food any better. Love this place - it just gets better and better. They're always upping their game

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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food1
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value1

 
·Dined on 4 August 2017

They asked if I wanted some potatoes as the main came as just the fish by itself without any sides and they charged 6 euro for 4 tiny potatoes as a side. No chuffed.

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food3
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value3

 
·Dined on 1 August 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 29 July 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on 29 July 2017

Excellent food and service, this restaurant was recommended to me by an Italian friend and it didn't disappoint!

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vip
·Dined on 29 July 2017

Great food and service! Fresh ingredients and simple preparation = happy customer :)

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food2
ambience3
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value2

 
·Dined on 26 July 2017

We had lunch to celebrate a work colleague's birthday. The base of my pizza was burnt.

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food5
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 25 July 2017

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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food5
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service4
value5

 
·Dined on 25 July 2017

Great buzz and busy atmosphere. We had pizza and they were delicious, great bottle of wine too, perfectly chilled!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 23 July 2017

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

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·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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 (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
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 (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
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 (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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food1
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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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 (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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service3
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 (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
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 (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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vip
 (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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 (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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 13 June 2017

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

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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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 (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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