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The Italian Connection

95 Talbot St, Dublin 1, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland (North City Centre)
+353 1 878 7125
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Ranked #523 of 1,845 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $26
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
Neighborhood: North City Centre
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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English first
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I was with my boyfriend in this restaurant and I ordered a plate of tortellini and him one pizza. When the waitress brought the food, my surprise was that only had 8 tortellini on my plate with some sauce. I paid 8 tortellini for 11.95 € (1.5 € each tiny tortellini). In addition, the space between the tables was very... More

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Denver, Colorado
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139 reviews 139 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I've been coming here for years, whenever I've been in Dublin. I've had some fantastic meals and some just so-so ones. What keeps me coming back are the good people and good prices.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We enjoyed the Pizza, the Pasta, the Lazania, the chicken permasan, the salads, the desserts ! All were excellent

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

The two waitresses that served us were friendly, helpful and made the restaurant very welcoming. The food was good and we really enjoyed our meals.

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My boyfriend is Italian and we stopped in for dinner, and it was absolutely the worst Italian food we have ever had. We thought it would be decent, but everything about the meal was a huge disappointment and a waste of money. For an appetizer we order garlic bread and what we got was toast with garlic butter that we... More

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Seymour, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

My husband I had a lovely meal. I had an amazing antipasto and salad. He had a mushroom pasta dish and a salad. The service was very good. Quaint decor and nice atmosphere. We would return gladly.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Popped in to this restaurant after noticing the trip advisor rating on window. Meals turned out to be average. We had early bird 14.95 euro each. Starter of cheesy garlic bread which was lovely, my husband had breaded chicken with cheese on top and chips for his main, which was ok, I had minute steak in a creamy sauce with... More

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Horsens, Denmark
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great location and prices. The restaurant is cosy and the food is great. The food came qucikly as well!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

i always worry when i see really such reasonable prices in an italian restaurant but this joint is affordable and good quality. aubergine bake (great tomato sauce!) for starters and pizza for main, both were excellent. The owner served us and was very cheery and down to earth. good espresso too!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Looked in at luch time and saw a busy vibrant atmosphere so we looked forward to our evening meal. Waitress very attentive & helpful and the atmosphere with our seat near the window was good. The 2 diet cokes were rather flat so didn't come from a fresh bottle. Our request for some tap water was promptly met with 2... More

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