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12 Capel Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
cheap, cheerful, ahead of the peloton!

If some folks aren't impressed by the decor, this is the place for cyclists. Romano himself is a very good competition rider, and enagage him in conversation about bikes and it takes a long time to order your pizza! He seems to have managed to meet a lot of famous riders althuogh he doesn't claim... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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  • Romantic
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Well what can I say about this little Gem, i walked in with my mother and we where greeted instantly by genuinely friendly staff, we thought we walked into the wrong restaurant as our party hadn't arrived and explained to the owner we where looking for our family, they where very nice about our confusion!! A few minutes later we... More 

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Dublin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I have been going to this place for fifteen years and have never had a bad meal! The pizzas are special and I am not a pizza lover! Spag Bol is also a real treat but have recently tried the steak and it was top class! This place does excellent lunch and evening meal deals and really is hard to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Hmmm, I wouldn't go so far to say the service was lukewarm. There was no explanation on the menu of what the 'lunch special' for €7.97/9.50 is exactly, when I asked the waitress I was told "Pizza". Some of the toppings on the pizza were no longer available but remain on the menu - adding to the confusion. Beware that... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Pizza and pasta Irish style Italian - great early bird and lunch deals - I particularly like their pizza and their carbonara. They've a decent inexpensive house wine and the staff are friendly. It's got its own unique personality - a lovely local business I'm always happy to support.

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If some folks aren't impressed by the decor, this is the place for cyclists. Romano himself is a very good competition rider, and enagage him in conversation about bikes and it takes a long time to order your pizza! He seems to have managed to meet a lot of famous riders althuogh he doesn't claim that Brad or Chris Froome... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Love going to the place, the staff are always so friendly, love the atmosphere and the food is great. Very tasty. Pizzas are amazing. I am always comparing them to everywhere I go and Romano's always wins. Gem of a spot, decor not what you would expect but in my own opinion It adds to the character of the place.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Just love this place. Yes the decor is outdated and it is far from a bling bling trendy eatery, but if you are not looking for that, and want simple excellent Italian food, this is a great little spot. The staff have all been there for years, and I have found them to be very friendly. The Pizzas are superb,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It's just good value. Homemade pasta. Great pizzas. Great Tiramisu. Great early bird and lunch offers. Not posh or fancy, but food great.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Initially thought we would not eat in this Italian as it had a limited lunch menu, but the food was lovely. The staff friendly, whilst we may not have gone there for dinner, a lunch menu @9.95 was perfect.

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Ireland
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I have had lunch here on number of occasions and for €9.95 for a Starter, Main course and a tea / coffee you cant go wrong. Staff are friendly and food is lovely and is served fast and hot. Place is very clean and always well presentable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Capel Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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