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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 #471 of 1,804 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $27
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
Cornwall,UK
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188 reviews 188 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

There are lots of Italian eateries in Dublin, and we chose this one at random on a Sat evening. It was a very good choice, very reasonable prices, good friendly service and quickly served plentiful very tasty food. I would certainly return here if in Dublin again.

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Mirandola, Italy
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Me and my girlfriend had been coming back from a long journey around Ireland where we always ate typical Irish food. After two week we would have liked to find an italian restaurant because we had been missing a lot the "simple" and healtly italian food! (sorry guys, but italian food is the best) We found this small but very... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

On my last day in Ireland I stumbled on this place as it was only a few blocks from my hotel, north of the River Liffey. It's not the only Italian place on Talbot, but I liked the menu more than the others, and peeking into it I found it an attractive eatery. It was an odd time for lunch,... More

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Szeged, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

By walking on Talbot street, we saw cute small Italian restaurant, which looks really busy, people are waiting on street to get a table. we decide to wait a little and have a dinner. We was pleasantly surprised with atmosphere inside and with hospitable stuff. We eat pastas and I can tell that was one of the best pastas ever.... More

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Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our waitress was rude and when she brought the bill nothing was itemized. We were definitely overcharged with no description.

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I went to The Italian Connection to have lunch and I could say that the Spaghetti was delicious! Very good starter and not so expensive as well..

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Pasta was overcooked, the bruschetta didnt look like a bruschetta, pizza was small and terrible tasting. There are lots of good restaurants in dublin. This is not one of them...

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Just had dinner there tonight. I was looking for something close to St. Mary's Pro Cathedral. We went there after the 6:30 Sunday mass. Upon entering I had high hopes, but that quickly faded. The overall look of the place is fine, but the food and service were very lacking. The "Early Bird" option sounded attractive. For 15 euro you... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I work near here and myself and my boyfriend often go here for lunch. It is exceptional value at €9,99 for starter and main course. Last day I was here we both has the crostini, which were really tasty. He had a pizza and I had penne amatriciana. The portions are small, but at this price it couldn't bother you... More

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Gainesville, Georgia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Small Italian restaurant on a side street. Excellent food and outstanding service. Small menus but food was cooked to perfection, served hot and the plate presentation was beautiful. Worth the stop

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