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Il Primo

16 Montague Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
1-478 3373
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Ranked #238 of 1,845 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The restaurant is quite off the beaten track but is extremely worth a detour.Sited in a cut stone house on small road linking Camden Street and the lower end of Harcourt St., lies this little gem.Once entering,you get a warm sincere welcome .This was very evident as the evening progressed.I was surprised to find the restaurant was almost full eventhough... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Had a meal here tonight and from first impressions I was Dubois . We were led to the seating area upstairs to the right which was small and under an air condition unit which blew down freezing cold air on our backs. Taken it was chilly outside it made it very uncomfortable . One of our friends asked the waiter... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Having just returned from Italy, we thought we'd use our RT voucher in an Italian in Ireland. Food was good enough, and the service was friendly. Only issue is that Irish Italian food seems to be quite stodgy when compared with real Italian food. I'm fairly certain cream featured heavily in at least one of our dishes.That said, the Pizza... More

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north west
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140 reviews 140 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Located on a really cute back street between Harcourt Street and Camden Street, this place is just lovely. We were there early on a Monday evening and it was getting busy which is a good sign. The staff were friendly and the service efficient. The decor is attractive. We had a pre theatre menu, my friend had a rocket salad... More

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Dublin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had a very tasty lunch here during the week. Lovely greeting by the chef and staff. The price was very reasonable. I had a lovely quiche and salad as a starter followed by pork ribs on a bed of mash with cabbage. Good sized portions. Yes, I would definitely go back.

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband and I had dinner on the Rewarding Times deal here last night. It was our third visit to Il Primo and as usual we had a wonderful experience. The food was superb. Our waiter remembered us from two years ago when we came here on one of our first dates, which astounded us. I didn't get his name,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went to Il Primo last night and were not disappointed... It was so tasty. We went for the pre theatre menu. I had the mozzarella salad and my hubby had the ham terrene bruschetta. I had the pork cheek tagliatelle and he had the spicy sausage spaghetti. We finished off sharing the chocolate cake. The service, food and price... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
213 reviews 213 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We ate here last night having heard great things over the years about il primo. We were very disappointed. First impressions were great. Very cosy restaurant, slightly dark and with candles on the tables. Food was average except for the beef cheek which I thought was really good. The pulled pok bruschetta for starter was soggy and just tasted of... More

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Dublin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Went here on a Rewarding Times voucher which means you get a specific menu. I'd never been before but have heard great things about it over the years. Not entirely sure why. My starter of mozzarella and tomato was very nice. My main course - herb crusted cod - was just ok. To be honest, it tasted like bad canteen... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We have been there for lunch with my friend for 1st time because i get a dining room voucher and everything was perfect. Both of the waiters well so welcoming and helpful (was baby with us in a buggy), always smiling. The was was simple but tasty. I was really looking forward this lunch because we went to taste of... More

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