Osteria Lucio

4.6
775 reviews
€31 to €50
Italian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 775 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Silvia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Osteria Lucio has a very refined menu that experiments with Italian cuisine with outstanding results.
The personnel is extremely professional and the service is spot on.
I had dinner in their covered terrace, which was heated and comfortable.
A bit more effort could be put on creating an atmosphere (softer lights, table decor, different music) to compliment more appropriately the experience, which other than in this detail does justify the price tag!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the changes to the menu. Looking forward to my next visit.

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NoeleenB
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this time. The food was very disappointing. The menu was very different, few choices, very small portions, with all ingredients/vegetables chopped up so small on a big plate and way over priced. I thought about holding an event there, but it was a very different experience this time from my first. We will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Food just ok, nothing to write home about. No pizza available as they have no pizza chef at the moment.
There are better Italian restaurants around.
Would not be rushing back anytime soon.

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MaryW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

All courses that my wife and I had were delicious, starter, main and dessert. Service was attentive, but not intrusive. We will certainly eat here again. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

food and ambience really lovely but service extremely slow and let whole experience down.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Really limited menu and food was only reasonable

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Experience was fantastic from start to finish.

The restaurant was accomodating with our booking to be outside, and the table was not too cold to sit on the terrace while at the same time well ventilated.

They were willing to tailor meals to people's dietary requirements and tastes. All those who attended loved their meals.

The merlot that we picked was a gorgeous pairing with my lobster tagliatelle.

Thank you very much to Osteria Lucio for a lovely night all round.

MD
MeganD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Service was excellent, wine was very expensive. We had a starter of grilled peach and buratta which had half a peach and small buratta, very poor value at 14e. Very limited selection for one of the party who was vegetarian. We sat at the outside section and every time the door was opened it banged shut, it was very loud

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Daniel
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food really is exceptional and unbelievably improving at every visit. Very high quality fresh ingredients extremely well prepared. I recommend leaving room for dessert.

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margaretc
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Over powering sauces for delicate octopus, small portions big prices, the “saffron” rosotto with a piece of tough meat on top tasted of salty parmesan and the meat was tough( the osso bucco). Wine overpriced by the glass. An italian eaterie touched by a michelin star chef it wasn’t!

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Louise
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Lovely welcome. Having eaten here 3 years ago we were excited to return. Service was good however the portions were small and overpriced compared to our last visit. The menu was limited with no pizza options. Very disappointing and will not return

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

Very limited menu, expensive and food just ok. Wine menu just
Italian wines and very expensive, the wine we got was 39€ and not very good.
Would not recommend and will not be back.
Staff very nice and attentive.

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Alice
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Osteria lucio Is the perfect spot if you want to spend a night with good food. Recommend it for a special occasion.

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GerS
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

OL's food is fantastic but the staff make it a great experience - not overly attentive but always about if needed and full of great advice on food and wine.

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Reviewer
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Very friendly and attentive staff, good food and wine. It was lovely initially but got very loud as the evening progressed. Would recommend overall, but not for the hard of hearing!

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DellaS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had high hopes for a Ross Lewis restaurant and had booked it from the UK before travelling to Ireland. We had a fabulous, memorable evening. The food was delicious and the staff really helpful with our choices.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Had a great meal with family to celebrate a birthday.

GJ
vipGordonJ
London
15 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Excellent food in attractive very quiet time for the restaurant.

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MargaretS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fab restaurant with outstanding service and delicious food. Througherly enjoyed our night and we look forward to returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and excellent service. We will be back.

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Lili
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Such an enjoyable evening here. Staff were fantastic. So professional, attentive and friendly.
Food was delicious. Ambience really good. Great for couples, small family gathering or a few friends.

JO
JohnnyO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience. Friendly staff. Delicious food.

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LisaO
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice restaurant, good atmosphere and friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our best dining experiences in Dublin, food and wine was amazing, will definitely return!

MN
MaryN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely relaxed ambience. Good distancing without undermining the atmosphere. Our waiters were friendly and attentive, not intrusive. The food was great, beautifully presented and delicious. A special mention for the beef medallions : exceptional! A bit expensive but worth it. We’ll definitely be back.

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Emmac
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Our favourite local hidden gem has gone up market. Smaller portions. Ordered a third pizzette to share as we were both still hungry. Their delicious pizzas are now pizzettes and much smaller and pricey. Sent back the tiny half ball of burata and one peach in half. No value at €14 and half the portion they used to serve.
Wine arrrived after our starters which is a restaurant basic to get right. And we were early and it was not that busy. 5 different staff attended our table which made for a disjointed experience. Our favourite restaurant under the bridge is no more.

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CathyS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good authentic food. Excellent service. Our waiter was very helpful in informing us about public transport

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annec
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, authentic taste of Italy in these days of staying at home.

MB
MarcelleB
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I lovely place and very nice staff. I definitely will be back

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Jjaaa
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely decor
Friendly staff
Delicious main courses and desserts
Starters a bit disappointing
Great choice of wines by the glass
Would recommend .

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Timoc
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good service; food overall very good though the Octopus starter was just ok.
It's expensive but we knew that before so the question is 'was food, wine and overall experience value for money '?
Mmmm not sure.

SM
SuzieM
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super meal, amazing friendly and fun service, and overall wonderful evening. Will definitely go back...the burrata and peach was superb!

KC
vipKarenC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant experience. Food excellent, staff very nice, friendly, efficient, a lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sat at the high tables as a 5 - lovely ambience, attentive service, food was delicious. Made us a custom dessert after my cheeky partner asked did they have affogato! Would come back in a heartbeat.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Always love this place and despite a long break it more than met expectations.
The octopus for starter is a must!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, and the staff were so welcoming and friendly. Can’t wait to eat there again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience! The food was delicious and the staff was friendly. I highly recommend this place.

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BeccaM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I had always wanted to try this place so finally I booked it for a birthday meal with my family. The place is really cosy and nicely lit. It's underneath the DART tracks and you can occasionally hear the rumble of the train, which is quite atmospheric. Our waiter was excellent. He was clearly a professional who had been doing his job for years. He gave us very good wine recommendations and offered to bring the bottle back if we didn't like it. The food was very good too. Covid protocols were observed, which I appreciated. I will certainly be coming back. Really nice restaurant choice!

AO
AlanO
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely recommended. Brilliantly cooked and presented food at very good prices. Had a wonderful meal.

FAQs

Osteria Lucio offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 662 4199.

Osteria Lucio is rated 4.6 stars by 775 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.