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The Italian Connection

#507 of 1,971 Restaurants in Dublin
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95 Talbot St, Dublin 1, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 878 7125
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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  • 78
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 12
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very satisfying

We popped in off the street for a bite to eat & was pleasantly surprised at the smiles greeting us & the warm abience of the place. It was very busy yet service was excellent, food arrived almost moments after we ordered & it was very tasty. Super service, delicious food, nice decor, would give it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Aisling B
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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208 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Glenbeigh, Ireland
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is on a side street off O'Connell with very good food at very reasonable prices - think โ‚ฌ14.95 for two courses and a glass of wine! The pizzas looked fabulous and we were tempted to have one for an extra for the table, but resisted.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The pasta is incredible & very decently priced. We had food envy when we saw the pizzas come out, might have to stop back before we head home. We arrived about 9:30pm after flying in, the meal came really quickly & the portion sizes were huge. Staff were friendly & efficient.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Came in here after the cinema and it fabulous. Food was beautiful, staff were very friendly and atmosphere was very relaxed and calm. I'll be back

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Visited for lunch with eork colleagues recently. Decent little lunch spot with a really cheap lunch menu. โ‚ฌ10 for a restricted menu of starter and main course. Average garlic bread and pasta dishes, did the job! Tables quite cramped together, wouldn't return for dinner but would go again for work lunch.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We popped in off the street for a bite to eat & was pleasantly surprised at the smiles greeting us & the warm abience of the place. It was very busy yet service was excellent, food arrived almost moments after we ordered & it was very tasty. Super service, delicious food, nice decor, would give it 5 star except the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Omg what a wonderful place beautiful food mouth watering deserts ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„would highly recommend this place Friendly staff warm ambiance

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Nenagh, Tipperary, Ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Popped in here as was a single female diner and it looked welcoming. Excellent value with Early Bird menu. Although a Tuesday evening the restaurant was very busy and seemed a good few regulars which is always a good sign. Food presented very well and liked that was able to see where the cooking was being done. Would go again... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

the waiters are kind, but it's no sufficient to balance the poor quality of "pizza"... sorry but the real pizza is very different... from the ingredients, to the cooking (i don't want to talk about the leavenig... after 4 hours I'm still trying to digest it... )...

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Chester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

What a great find. We ate here on a busy Saturday night, tables are close together but as we were a group of 5 we had a more spacious table by the door. We took advantage of the early bird menu (before 8pm) 2 courses and a glass of wine for โ‚ฌ15 Tasty and authentic. Would highly recommend

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A cozy little restaurant with delicious food and friendly service. My boyfriend ordered the seafood paste, I took the cheese paste. The food was delicious, well seasoned and in good price

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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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