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The Italian Connection

95 Talbot St, Dublin 1, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 878 7125
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Ranked #522 of 1,916 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Operating since 1995, this family run business is casual and welcoming. We pride ourselves on our excellent food with fast and friendly service. Depending on the time of day, the atmosphere ranges from quiet and relaxing to noisy and buzzing. We offer great value lunch and early bird specials, making it ideal for a quick lunch or pre theatre get together. Our a la carte menu is available all day from 12 noon to 10pm and we also offer a full wine list and beer. So whether Dublin is your home or you are visiting our fair city, make a date with The Italian Connection.
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Wicklow, Ireland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is a small, bustling restaurant with an authentic feel to it, good food, good value, friendly service. Have only been there at lunches, but imagine it would be great for travellers of an evening; compared to what else is around this area Italian Connection stands out. Set menus and a la carte

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Toronto, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Pay attention, sratving people: veery generous dishes here, for a reasonable price. Althought a bit noisy sometimes, it's worth the visit just to enjoy the fetuccini pesto&chicken. Simply great.

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Brisbane, Australia
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187 reviews 187 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant by mere chance, menus shopping along the street in search if a reasonably priced meal for our party of 6. The menus looked varied and reasonably priced so we decided to try it for dinner. This is a small restaurant, decorated well, perhaps a little cramped, but boy does the food make up for any... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Eat here on every visit to Dublin so good tonight we have booked a table for tomorrow night love the food here service brilliant and quick and the bill is always itemised so easy to split it between us would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Dublin

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Quick service in a small but cosy restaurant. Nice choice of food which was served quickly. Food tasted lovely and wasn't overly expensive although a little more than Id usually pay for a pasta dish. Felt like a proper homely Italian restaurant and the staff were friendly and willing to help.

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Slaithwaite, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

We found this restaurant after leaving one across the road because the service was very poor (fifteen minutes sat at a table without anyone even asking if we would like a drink). We ordered various pizzas and they even made a small one for the youngest of our party. The food was excellent ,the staff really nice and the bill... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Although this is an Italian, we were out looking for Sunday Brunch when we came over this place. They do breakfasts also, and what a breakfast it was! A proper Irish breakfast for under 10 Euro, with all the trimmings, Just the thing for a Sunday morning. The place was very quiet when we were there, which was a shame,... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This place served a good lunch. I had a bruchetta..fresh and very good. A nice place to take a break and some food. they also had a ok selection of wine

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Dublin, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

the food is not great. I've been coming to the Italian Connection for years and the last few times have been disappointing. The food has been less than average. My latest meal was from the early bird menu and it was poor. The steak was tough and cold when the chips were really hot! The glass that the wine came... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

My friend and me went to have something after work. Food was good, service was good. We enjoyed it. Dessert was tiramisu which I absolutely liked it. A double espresso after was great.

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Additional Information about The Italian Connection

Address: 95 Talbot St, Dublin 1, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 878 7125
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
Average Prices: USD 11 - 22
Cuisine: Italian

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