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12 Capel Street, Dublin, Ireland (North City Centre)
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Ranked #819 of 1,883 Restaurants in Dublin
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: North City Centre
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 Yes the decor is outdated and it is far from a bling bling trendy eatery, but if you are not looking for that, and want simple excellent Italian food, this is a great little spot.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
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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6 reviews 6 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
132 reviews 132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Ireland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Good value. That's all about the pros. Not sure how people can get fooled, this place pretends to be Italian but to Italian folks their menu looks offensive to say the least. They have copied and reinvented typical dishes and added random ingredients. Nowhere in Italy you'll find carbonara with cream and mushrooms, or the "extra garlic" option! Italian cuisine... More 

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Dublin
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I am a regular in Romano's and have never been disappointed. It's early bird menu at €14.95 for 4 courses is without doubt the very best value one will get in Dublin. For a starter, there is home made soup which is always excellent or a seafood cocktail. For mains, there is a choice of pizzas, pastas and perhaps chicken.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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108 reviews 108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We have eaten here many times in the past when in the Capel street area and we visited again recently. We were both very disappointed with the quality of the food served. We both agreed that the quality of the ingredients has dropped and we were not happy with our dinners. Pity as it had always served good food and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I visited this "Italian" restaurant on March 22nd 2014, a Saturday afternoon. I paid a visit with my 2 young sons 4 & 6 years old. Being greeted, in an Italian restaurant by a Chinese lady, should have set my alarms bell off but my sons were hungry so I wasn't in a position to leave and find somewhere else.... More 

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Dublin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Dined here for the mid-week early bird special - great value! €14.95 for 3 courses and the pizzas are gorgeous! The kitchen is in the middle of the restaurant which can leave a post-eating smell on your clothes. Not what you want if you're heading out on the town! Carafes of wine were €10 each and the red was very... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The food is good but the decoration and environment leaves something to desire. We were waiting some time for food but nothing excessive, price was reasonable

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Address: 12 Capel Street, Dublin, Ireland
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > North City Centre
Cuisine: Italian

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