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The Italian Connection

95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 878 7125
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (48 reviews)
“minestrone” (5 reviews)
“profiteroles” (5 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

We walked past, stopped, went back and went in for breakfast which was fantastic and we were glad we went back. We also went in for dinner whilst we were there and was not disappointed with this either. Staff were great and nothing was to...More

Thank fordy0608
Leonie E, Manager at The Italian Connection, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016

What a lovely review. We are very glad that you joined us on several occasions throughout your stay. Thank you for taking time out of your day to leave your feedback on Tripadvisor, we really appreciate it and we hope to welcome you back to...More

Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Discovered this place while looking for some place else. Got a nice table at the window and Diana took really good care of us. Great Italian food mixed with some Irish staple meals.More

Thank Marc M
Leonie E, Manager at The Italian Connection, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016

Thank you very much for your kind review on our restaurant. We work hard on providing fresh Italian cuisine with friendly and welcoming service and we are delighted to hear that Diana in particular took great care of you. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed August 19, 2016

It's a bit away from the city centre, but since it was close to our hotel we decided to go and have our dinner here. Staff are very friendly and the restaurant itself very cosy. Some of the tables are put close to each other,...More

Thank Jeroen V
Reviewed August 19, 2016

If you enjoy Italian food, this little restaurant shouldn't disappoint. Menu is fairly typical for an Italian eatery, with a good variety of dishes. Talbot Street is certainly not the centre of the Earth, but when we dined mid-evening, mid-week, the restaurant was quite busy,...More

Thank Robert-T-Bob
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Authentic homemade Italian food that won't break the bank. I ordered the lemon chicken which was lovely (I'd go back for the lemon sauce alone). Amazing early bird deals too with 2 courses and a glass of wine for just under 17 euro - can't...More

Thank Emma K
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We were just walking past this place and thought we would give it a try and glad we did it was an authentic Italian restaurant we just had a lasagne but it was of very high quality the staff were very an entire and would...More

Thank joseph k
Management response:Responded August 16, 2016

Thank you very much for your kind review, it's so good when people take the time to post something nice. If you visit again let us know you have reviewed us and get a wine or beer on the house Thanks Aideen

Reviewed July 21, 2016 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
Reviewed July 16, 2016

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...More

Thank Rick J
Reviewed July 9, 2016 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...More

Thank Jackie556
Reviewed July 4, 2016 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....More

Thank TWPF100
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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 - $24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, 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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