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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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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 .
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