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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 #552 of 1,866 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: North City Centre
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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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Dublin, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Food was great, even though my order was slightly messed up. My only quibble was that the waitresses were very quick to clear out plates and move us on to the next course.

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I went in to book as it was for Saturday evening and was surprised that they didn't take a name for the booking although they said this was the last booking they could take. It was busy and staff seemed to be rushing about franticly. Our order did arrive quickly so quickly in fact that I doubted if it had... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I discovered this charming little restaurant some time back. Reasonably priced, diverse menu. Nice atmosphere and friendly & efficient staff. Set or a la carte menu available. I opted for the set menu and was more than happy with what I got. The food was very good. It is centrally located to buses and luas network

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United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The restaurant itself is small and narrow. The tables for separate groups were too close together and the acoustics made the place very noisy, which wasn't helped when a large stag group joined halfway through. This is unfortunate, as the food was great and the staff very polite.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Visited Dublin last week and wanted somewhere for my husband and I to eat on our first evening. Had noted a few restaurants and as this one was not far from our hotel we decided to give it a try. We were quite glad we had booked earlier in the day as when we arrived the restaurant was quite busy,... More

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stumbled into this restaurant on our way back to the hote. It looked lively and there was a faint aroma of garlic which sold us on stopping. We got there in time for the early bird special and had a yummy dinner for under €15 each. We loved our starter of bruschetta and spinach crostini, and enjoyed the steak... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

myself and my girlfriend have eat here twice in the last year, both times the food has been tasty, just the right amount on the plate, and excelllant service! the only downfall about the place is the tables are so close together, so u wouldnt wanna to be talking about anything too personal. the place is very reasonably priced.

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Moss, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Been here a couple of times before, has to say that this time it was really disappointing. Affordable pizza, but the taste was not to great. Tasted very bland, and the crust was chewy. The water however is more on the pricy side, and it's not served cold. Would not come back. Would not recommend for large families or groups... 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>  > North City Centre
Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
Cuisine: Italian

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