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Al Boschetto

#378 of 1,921 Restaurants in Dublin
#413 of 2,120 Places to Eat in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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2 Merrion Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
353 1 667 3784
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Small but perfectly formed this is a small Italian restaurant in Ballsbridge - good menu, well priced and very friendly and efficient table service - would recommend

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Worcester UK
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English first
Worcester UK
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Small but perfectly formed this is a small Italian restaurant in Ballsbridge - good menu, well priced and very friendly and efficient table service - would recommend

Thank Steelstrings
Belfast, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

After a long day round the shops, we just wanted something handy and tasty and this little Italian at Ballsbridge hit the spot. Restaurant was busy for a Monday evening, plenty of families and despite this, the service was excellent. Ordered bruschetta to share for starter, perfect and a nice kick of garlic on the ciabatta. My wife had the... More 

1 Thank SPBurns17
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

During a family trip to the Dublin horse show my family popped along to this restaurant for dinner. Our party included fussy eaters and a one year old. Food was prepared to accommodate all. The kitchen even organised a half portion not on the children's menu for my young son without the slightest hint of trouble. The staff were engaging... More 

1 Thank Neil Y
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155 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Lovely tasty food, nice service, nice environment. We walked in on a Monday evening without a reservation, but were easily accommodated. Service was very friendly but leisurely. My husband had calamari to start which was a very generous portion and he reported it to be very good. The goats cheese and polenta was very good, polenta can be a touch... More 

1 Thank ClareH2010
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A friendly restaurant in a nice part of Dublin away from the Madding crowds. I have eaten here on previous visits to Ballsbridge. The menu comprises nicely cooked and presented Italian food . The staff are young and friendly and the wine was enjoyable. HAVE EATEN HERE ON PREVIOUS VISITS TO

1 Thank Vidi_10
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Food poor, not sure how they all the good ratings!!!!! Had the early bird. Had Lasagna and chips, Lasanga was tasteless, seriously if you cant get a good Lasanga in an Italian there is something wrong. Had Profiteroles for dessert. Again poor, chewy and nothing like Profiteroles. We also got a complimentary dessert to try on the side. Some sort... More 

Thank 774emmat
Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I popped in on Monday evening with out a reservation, great atmosphere, excellent service and great value, I had an excellent salad and an exceptional pizza The wine was ex lent if slightly over priced by the glass

1 Thank Tim M
armagh northern ireland
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257 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

14 of us dined here before a concert and all of us enjoyed the meal Service was very friendly and pizza and pasta dishes were lovely I would go back

Thank armagh222
Noosa, Australia
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Popped in for lunch pleasantly surprised really good Italian fare - pasta and pizzas with friendly staff and prompt service.

1 Thank Richo50
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A small little Italian just over the bridge in Ballsbridge. Has great food and lovely service. A perfect place for a nice dinner.

3 Thank Pierce Howell D

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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


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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