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16 Montague Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
1-478 3373
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Ranked #246 of 1,854 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: South City Centre
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Almancil
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Went here on a reccomondation when I arrived outside I wasn't going to go in as it looked dull and empty,that would have been a big mistake as this was a wonderful night out,very good food well priced,also very good wine well priced,the Portuguese waiter was very helpful and informative,another delight just off Harcourt St,well worth a visit.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I found this restaurant by chance during a recent visit to Dublin. The food was excellent. The portions were ample, and the quality of the food was high. I had the early evening 2 course menu which was excellent value. The service was efficient and friendly. I will definitely pay another visit during my next trip to Dublin.

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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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136 reviews 136 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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216 reviews 216 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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Additional Information about Il Primo

Address: 16 Montague Street, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 1-478 3373
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
Cuisine: Italian

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