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The Italian Connection

#256 of 2,015 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 878 7125
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I live nearby but hadn't visited in a while, so we dropped in last Saturday night. Despite being a busy night in Dublin they always find you a table with a smile. Dublin gets stick over prices, so where else at 6.45pm on a busy Saturday would you get a quality Starter, Main & glass of Red wine for €17... More 

Thank Robbie W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Myself and my partner walked into Dublin on our recent visit and wanted to grab some breakfast before getting into all the attractions we had planned to visit. We stumbled across this little Cafe and found the service and food to be very nice indeed and not as expensive as some places can be in Dublin. Would recommend

1 Thank Anthony B
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled across this lovely little restaurant about three years ago with my sister on a trip to Dublin. Food was fantastic and very reasonably priced. ever since then this is my go to place whenever I am in Dublin which is fairly frequent and the food is always fabulous and the customer service brilliant attentive without being invasive. 10 out... More 

Thank Yiamas15
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staff very friendly, food very consistent, reasonably priced and always look forward to eating there.

Thank KelBrop
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good food,presented well ,good service in a clean environment with efficient and friendly staff not expensive

Thank family076
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table here as we didn't want to be bothered with trying to find somewhere to eat with arriving in Dublin late evening. We booked for 8.30 as they stop taking orders at 10.00. We were a little late, but it didn't matter. We were warmly welcomed in this hidden little gem, and shown to our table. The... More 

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had pizza and pasta here for supper one evening. Was very good, although the pasta could have done with a little more sauce, it was well cooked. The pizza was superb, lovely thin crisp base. Good food at reasonable prices. Even the beer wasn't too costly!

Thank Susan H
West Camel, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had gnocchi with pesto and parmesan - delicious! Also one of the best helpings of garlic bread ever - not too crispy & very tasty. Friendly service with no feeling of being rushed.

Thank Kim B
Belfast, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

The special menu was very limited and had as many dishes with chips as with pastas! The Caesar salad with chicken was light on dressing but had lovely large pieces of bacon and crunchy croutons. Service was prompt and our waitress very courteous and attentive. Seating near the door can be chilly on a winter's day.

Thank AbuDhabiGeorges
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

The food was really nice, fresh products and well cooked. The only thing is that (I think) the desserts are not homemade... But Warm and fast service and the ladies were very smily, and nice ! Thank u !

Thank David D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $21
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?