Osteria Lucio

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479 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
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.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely food,service and ambience. A wee bit noisey low ceiling and trains overhead. Wilk reserve High table in next visit.
Thanks you

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

1.30 booking so most tables were finishing up so place lacking bit of atmosphere but enjoyable overall

D
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The staff were so friendly. Food was very tasty and just nice portions. Restaurant is cosy and comfortable with a relaxed atmosphere.

CR
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food and good service combined to make a great night out.

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A return visit - every bit as good as previous visits, both food and service excellent.

AG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Starters were great, a bit more salsa Verde on the salt cod bruschetta would be good. Spinach tagiolini with Irish prawns was very disappointing. Pasta was colla di manifesto, really overcooked. The prawns were so tiny, I was expecting them to be much bigger. Wife's meatball puttanesca were perfect, so soft and the sauce was gorgeous. Apis pizza was really good. Negroni was good too. I didn't complain about my pasta and I'm not a keyboard warrior either but seeing as you've asked for an opinion.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great meal and great service. They make great use of the space provided

DD
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have visited the restaurant on number of occasions...always lovely food and really good service...however on this one occasion I was disappointed to witness how a lady was treated when the waiter spilt I think coffee on her white trousers...she was destroyed and restaurant only offered to pay for her cleaning bill if she sent in receipt - this only after a number of us encouraged her to talk to supervisor...as I said I’ve always experienced good service until this occasion but think it needs to be highlighted as don’t think that is good customer service

SC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellent service, delicious food & wine
the pizza in particular was super

PF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I struggle to find anything to fault about osteria lucio. Service was outstanding, as good as the food is (tremendous), the service here is a better than I've experienced in any restaurant and that's a tall order. If I remember correctly the girls name was Kristina she looked after us like we were her personal guests. The food was cracking, we had 3 courses and loved every bite. This place is a gem.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good choice, be it a bit noisy if there is a big group

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Noisy bustling place with extra train noise. Great Pizza and wonderful Calamari. Wine glasses not chilled and Rose not cold. Expresso coffee fairly bitter. Altogether good experience despite some negatives

BM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Lucio's, great food, lovely atmosphere and staff are very friendly. Very good value too.

ML
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Had expected really good food based on reviews but was v disappointed with my main course- tagliatelle with duck ragu- extremely salty, no taste of duck, could have been any minced meat, sauce was a really strong beefy taste!

TS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Business lunch. Great atmosphere and service as always. Food was high quality.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A little expensive but food was lovely ad service was great. The tiramasui was a huge hit!

TN
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food good but €19 for a pizza made in an electric oven is pricey.

F
London
54 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time visiting the place and loved it. We all had starters - the Burrata salad which was delicious. Then pizza and pasta for main courses. All very good. Highly recommend.

JB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food was good, not great. Pretty pricey for a simple plate of pasta or pizza. Very noisy space.

L
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Fabulous food from the pre-theatre menu. Great buzz in a lovely room. Waitress was lovely but our starters were forgotten about and we had to wait ages for them which wasn't ideal as we were going to a concert. However without prompting the waitress told us that we wouldn't be charged for them as we had to wait so long. A very nice touch. Delicious food and an error handled very well so won't let that put me off and will definitely be back.

MM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A relaxed Sunday evening supper, simple yet very skilled fish dishes. Low key but attentive service, feel lucky to live within strolling distance, will be back, think I’d be happy to dine here solo, which says a lot about the place

DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely little restaurant with good Italian food. Would definitely go back again - would just note though that some of the main courses are quite small - I had gnocchi with beef and it was closer to a starter size in most Italian restaurants. The only other negative is that it is a small space - I was seated in the worst spot by the kitchen which meant getting bumped more than once by passing wait staff - probably a table to be avoided by anyone even a little precious of their personal space!

p
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Love coming here. Wonderful, high-quality Italian food with good range and outstanding pizzas. Warm atmosphere. Only downside is can be hard to hear because of the noise - bare walls and trains travelling overhead. Not great for people with hearing impairment.

J
Dublin
13 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Pretty average restaurant. In a nice location and looks like a nice building, however it’s very stuffy inside and the tables are a bit cramped.

Food was OK - had pizza and to be honest you’ll get better in Dublin nearby. Service was good to start with but as soon as we received our mains, we were pretty much forgotten about.

Pretheatre menu is good value if a little limited in choice

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

What a poor excuse of an ‘Osteria Italiana’ - you ask the waiter for a focaccia and before even asking the chef he blatantly refuses! They offer an item already on the menu...which has nothing to do with a focaccia. Whilst the food is very good, the service is just as poor! Which authentic Italian restaurant serves coffee before dessert?!? More embarrassingly...so many misspelt ingredients on the menu. I would have revisited the restaurant again...but the poor service broke the camels back and unfortunately I will never set foot in the place again!

CH
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food good - generous portions. Drinks expensive but that seems the norm in Dublin.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

We arrived 15 mins early for our booking and were told to come back, that we couldn't sit anywhere and that everything even the bar seats were fully booked and reserved, which is understandable but our table that was booked for us was actually empty and we realised that when we came back to be seated, so that was a bit annoying.

The restaurant has a really nice vibe and the decor is really cool!
The food was tasty and reasonably priced for a pizza, a total of €75 for three pizzas and three different drinks, some may say expensive but it was worth it for the food!

LA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a friendly and very efficient waitress, which made the evening a great success as we had time constraints. The pizzas were delicious - plenty of deliciously tempting toppings, excellent selection of wines and a buzzing ambience. Most satisfactory and we'll be back!

FB
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience from start to finish. Waiter very helpful describing some parts of the menu when asked. Didn’t feel rushed to leave the table

SO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Good space people wine ,,,food left a lot to desire

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food increasingly expensive. €25 for pasta is excessive

CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I didn't attend this lunch myself but the feedback was very positive.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was wonderful and the staff very attentive. We booked at the last minute and were not disappointed. Will definitely be back next time I'm in Dublin!

JO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Food was poor. Ordered seafood pasta dish, approx two prawns in it cut up to make it look like more. Very little flavour.

TS
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Remains one of the best places in the Docklands for a business lunch. Best food by far, good ambiance, professional service allowing for efficient lunches, and the right amount of buzz without being someplace you cannot hear each other.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant. Creative menu excellently accomplished. Very pleasant service. Good, extremely well priced and interesting wine list. Cannot recommend highly enough.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and the drinks menu can cater for all. Thanks team!

SM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Great food but far too noisy. They need some soft furnishings to absorb sound. The vaulted ceiling doesn’t help!

JK
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super food in a really pleasant environment staff are fantastic

RK
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Tasty food, nice setting, polite service, back of the room a bit dark and you can hear the dart every time, which is weird, and this is just personal opinion , but all in all a very nice place.

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