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The Italian Connection

95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 878 7125
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (53 reviews)
“garlic bread” (14 reviews)
“minestrone” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We actually visited this place in April of 2017 but Tripadivor only gave me option to go back as far as july... but anyways The dining experience started off on the wrong foot as when we entered and asked how long the wait was, we...More

Thank maddiel451
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Wednesday 13 June with husband food as always was excellent service fantastic. We have been here a few times and it never disappoints Good value lunch time menu 12 to 4pm for €10.95 for 2 courses. Love the decor

Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The italian connection is nice small restaurant. During the weekend we decided to went for lunch. My husband ordered bruschetta. Unfortunately garlic was bitter. I ordered a pasta with tiger prawns, salmon in heavy cream sauce wich should based on white wine. I couldn't taste...More

Thank Kasia M
Leonie E, General Manager at The Italian Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kasia I am sorry to hear you were not pleased with your pasta dish and that you found the garlic to be bitter. You should have received four tiger prawns in your pasta along with the salmon so my apologies for this. I am...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a far walk from our Hotel. Was looking for some Italian food. Enjoyed first nights meal, came back next night. First night we had Spaghetti Bolognese and Cheese Ravioli. We were both happy with our meals. The Pizzas we saw many ordering brought us...More

Thank Marian H
Reviewed May 14, 2018

we asked for a bread selection for the table with a olive oil and balsamic dip, but they brought 2 small sliced toast bread and no dip we had to ask twice. The food was lovely i had the mash which was a little lumpy....More

Thank natrainey
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Their pasta was the best one that we tried in Dublin and also the cheepest. Service was also good. A pitty that we didn’t get the chance to go back.

Thank Krisbrevik
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Went into the Italian Connection for an evening meal on a Saturday night. Restaurant was very quiet, but staff were very welcoming and sat us down quickly. Had a great meal Veal, and ham on a bed of rosemary mash, and lamb chops on a...More

Thank 168terry10
Reviewed April 29, 2018

As we walked in, I noticed a big sign near the door: Cook needed. That kind of unnerved me, but we went ahead and ordered hake and chicken as entrees. The fish was served (in great quantity) in a tasty sauce, and the chicken was...More

Thank Noel78
Reviewed April 3, 2018

We really enjoyed our last experience but this time wasn't great. For a start it was quite cold and they kept switching the heating on and off again. Our starter of bruschetta was delicious but our mains weren't very exciting. My husband's pasta had a...More

Thank Beanie14
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Decent service, the interior looked tired, but the food was top notch! We had garlic bread, pizza and pasta. Not a bad choice if you're just interested in some yummy Italian food, and not too bothered about everything else.

Thank EivindLJ
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Margaret B
December 1, 2017|
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Response from chrismcdaid | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no it was the Lunch Set Menu
Elisa C
November 8, 2017|
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Response from Leonie E | Property representative |
Hi, yes the cuisine is Italian and the restaurant is in Dublin.
Jasmine S
July 30, 2016|
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Response from Leonie E | Property representative |
Hi Jasmine We would recommend booking to avoid disappointment. If you would like to call us on 00353- 18787125 we would be happy to reserve a table for you:)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 878 7125
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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