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12 Capel Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Romance

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  • 26
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 Yes the decor is outdated and it is far from a bling bling trendy eatery, but if you are not looking for that, and want simple excellent Italian food, this is a great little spot.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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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
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163 reviews 163 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
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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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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: Romance

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?