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95 Talbot St, Dublin 1, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 878 7125
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Operating since 1995, this family run business is casual and welcoming...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The Italian Connection on talbot street in the heart of old Dublin offers a very reasonably priced menu. The flavours are truly Italian and the portions are perfect size. I have visited the Italian connection for lunch and evening meals and have not been disappointed yet. You will receive a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
BrianKavanagh
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Popped in early evening and it was busy. The menu is typical Italian and they offer a Early Bird for about 15, which included starter, main and a glass of wine. We all went for the Early bird and had excellent and very tasty meatballs and soups. The main courses unfortunately could not keep up. A tasty sauce on a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Italian Connection on talbot street in the heart of old Dublin offers a very reasonably priced menu. The flavours are truly Italian and the portions are perfect size. I have visited the Italian connection for lunch and evening meals and have not been disappointed yet. You will receive a friendly Irish Italian welcome for your entire visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I was with my girlfriend and I had a very good time. It is unfortunatly a bit a small room with too many guests. But the food (pasta, pizza) was very good and the price is good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We went to Dublin overnight for a concert, needed a good breakfast for return journey home...saw this nice wee place was open..Dear God the value and quality of food was exceptional. The staff were very good, friendly. When we next return to Dublin we will eat here .

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Donegal, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Good Italian food at reasonable prices. Staff very friendly and courteous. Well positioned just off O'Connell street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Great pasta dishes at good value prices.....good service ...friendly staff...real italian food....will go back....:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I was in town 2 days ago and I found this little but very very nice restaurant. Friendly people working inside and the food just amazing. Sure I'll go back

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Affordable prices and good quality of ingredients traditionally cooked and served. Pizza is excellent especially the one with chicken and pepperoni. I would recommend larger portions in pasta and appetizers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Stopped in here o our first night in Dublin after wandering dun Talbot Street on spec. The menu was extensive and the prices were very reasonable for a restaurant in the centre of the city. The food was very tasty. We had the king prawns with spaghetti and the grilled king prawns. Both were well presented and delicious with generous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Just returned from a week in Dublin and dined at The Italian connection 5times out of 7. I am a fussy eater with a loathing for garlic, onions and anything from this family.Aideen and her chef served up the most amazing food and the salmon muffins on our last night (31 May) was definately the best meal I have ever... More 

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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, Pizza

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 95 Talbot St, Dublin 1, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 878 7125

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 22
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups

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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