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Al Boschetto

#290 of 2,036 Restaurants in Dublin
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2 Merrion Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
353 1 667 3784
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Staff Make It

We enjoyed a very relaxed evening here with tasty Italian food. The staff were excellent. They were helpful, facilitated ingredient changes, didn't hussle and helped us enjoy their restaurant. All of us enjoyed the food (we have a good variety of dishes) and will return. Well done.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
DustyDublin
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Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked Al Boschetto. for a family birthday celebration ,and on another occasion for a Communion lunch .On both occasions we found the staff, service, and food of a very high standard at very very good value .I would have no reservation recommending the restaurant for any occasion

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Thank home26
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in Ballsbridge for a few days during the week. On the first evening, the Tuesday I came across an Italian restaurant, Al Boschetto, going on was the best decision I made that day. The friendly welcome and the professionalism of the waitress is a rarity these days. It's a family-run restaurant so, with her enthusiasm and attentiveness she... More 

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1 Thank Peter H
Cork
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This place is a gem. The best risotto al fungi I have ever had- huge portion, full of flavour and hot as it should be when cooked to order. Likewise calzone, Bolognese and pomodoro pasta were all excellent. Great staff. Will be dreaming about this meal for months.

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1 Thank Aisling C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Great food friendly setting and amazing staff. All food was great would highly recommend . We will be back.

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1 Thank susiepaulellaryan
Belfast, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by the concierge in our hotel for a last minute group of 8 people and it was excellent. The staff were all marvellous, very knowledgeable about the menu and very pleasant and friendly. The food itself was extremely tasty and all of our plates were cleared. Definitely will be revisited when we are back in Dublin!

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1 Thank Speedyreader
Dublin
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200 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We enjoyed a very relaxed evening here with tasty Italian food. The staff were excellent. They were helpful, facilitated ingredient changes, didn't hussle and helped us enjoy their restaurant. All of us enjoyed the food (we have a good variety of dishes) and will return. Well done.

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1 Thank DustyDublin
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

this restaurant serves really tasty italian food, the staff are friendly and we really enjoyed our meal there.

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1 Thank Galway67
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We frequent this establishment about once a month and we are always pleased with the food and service. The greek salad is a favourite of ours, as well as any item from the pizza oven!

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1 Thank Charles L
County Carlow, Ireland
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Staff are first glass in this establishment, very attentive and friendly. Food was lovely, good sized portions and well priced. My partner had a pasta and I had a pizza, but if I was to return I would definitely have a pasta as didn't particularly enjoy my pizza, not that there was anything wrong with it. They also served beers... More 

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Thank Derek S
West Midlands, UK
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Was at an exhibition nearby and popped in here with two colleagues. I had chicken wings to start and a pancheta spaghetti for mains. Very nice indeed. The lads had a house red wine which they said was very good indeed. Great attentive staff. Well recommend to all who like a good Italian meal

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1 Thank HunterTravellor

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Merrion Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: 353 1 667 3784

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?