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95 Talbot St, Dublin 1, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 878 7125
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
RoryCDonegal_Ireland
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Donegal, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Three blocks from Connolly train station, this little restaurant was a great find. We were lucky to get there just in time for the 16 Euro all inclusive meal (including a good sized glass of wine) - Guess you could call it the early bird (before 7pm). This includes an appetizer, entree, veggies, salad/soup and vino - - Full portions.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Came across this place whilst wandering around Dublin and can't make a judgement on their evening menu but after being made welcome and served by a friendly waitress we ordered breakfast....a full Irish of course. This soon arrived with lovely and plentiful fresh toast and the breakfast was quality, fresh and delicious.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

we have frequented this restaurant for many years and always have a pleasant experience. It has a friendly atmosphere, tasty food ..... really liked the lamb chops .... juicy and cooked to perfection! Keep doing what you're doing.

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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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