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The Italian Connection

#293 of 1,957 Restaurants in Dublin
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95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 878 7125
10:00 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious authentic Italian food highly recommended. Bases purely on trip advisor we stopped in here for dinner and we're not disappointed. Would definitely go again!

Thank TurbochargedJJ
Nacogdoches, Texas
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I happened upon this restaurant over a decade ago, and make a point of going whenever I'm in Dublin. It's convenient to northside venues (before a show at the Abbey, for example), and you can get in and out quickly if that's your desire. We usually get pasta, but their fish, chicken, and lamb dishes are all good. Service ranges... More 

Thank Rick J
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a delightful little restaurant very authentic , and a nice atmosphere . Came here with my daughter twice in our visit to Dublin , food was superb and good value , if you eat before 7pm 2 courses and a glass of wine for 17 euros , will definitely come back here if visiting Dublin again .

Thank Jackie556
Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We met some friends here for lunch on a Saturday . We all went with set price lunch special menu which is a starter and a main for €11. The usual Italian restaurant choices for starters. Between us we had a salads, a minestrone soup. The mains are a choice of pastas and pizzas. The pizza are 10" which is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good menu options. Food enjoyable and the fact I'm a coeliac was accommodated for with gluten free pasta etc. Nice venue.

Thank Ian D
Dublin, Ireland
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233 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Had a very nice lunch here recently. Small restaurant, real italians, nothing fancy but good, tasty Italian food. Some lovely suppli to start (rice balls) followed by a good Penne Amatriciana. Prices are great value.

Thank T-G4728
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

had the early bird meal for 17 euros starter main and a drink and the meal was spot on bracheta to start taggatelle to finish and a glass of red wine to finish plus one more

Thank dave a
Sligo, Ireland
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I have been going to the Italian Connection for many years, it's very tasty authentic Italian food which is very reasonable! Also, the menu is very extensive, so plenty to choose from!

Thank Fiona_Sligo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Received good service. Anti pasta starter to share followed by very good pasta dishes, all reasonably priced.

Thank Djmg53
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I've had dinner at The Italian Connection three times over the course of four years, and the food and service has been top-notch every time! Food is delightful, staff is polite and smiley, and the eating area is clean and pretty. Would definitely recommend this little hidden gem.

Thank Helene H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $22
Italian, European, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
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?