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“Genuine Italian”
Review of Italee

Italee
Ranked #55 of 668 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe, Wine Bar
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Met a friend in here for coffee as he said they had the best coffee and noticed all the Italians eating there. Went back for lunch and had the most fantastic fresh beautifully presented lunches. A pasta and a mozzarella dish. And excellent value.

Thank Tom O
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

When you are an italian that spends the bigger part of the year abroad, happiness is something that very often can only be found in a restaurant,and what a little jem of a restaurant have I found in cork! Here even the first time you go in you are received like you are a regular...but in a spontaneous way,something very rare today. But it`s the unpretentious yet carefully cooked and
presented dishes that really make for an unforgettable culinary experience. I live in Le Marche, the region bordering Tuscany,and here I found some of the dishes,like the amazing ravioli or painfully authentic tagliatelle, that my grandmother used to cook for me,just like she would have cooked them.
Italee is just this: Italy,in Cork. Truly unmissable!

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Thank gresario
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Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Girls who serve food and coffee was so rude and not gentle at all.
I eat some past with fungi what was terrible taste and drink very bad quality of wine .
Glass wine and small pasta was 14,40 and they charge me 16,60 € .
I feel terrible and I ask girl, please , do you can smile little bit and be nice and gentle ?
I find generally people in Cork is rude and not gentle , Galway is much better city .
Thats honest from my heart .
Just my experience in Cork city !
Charles from Croatia

2  Thank Dražen A
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

I'm not at all surprised to see Italee ranked so highly here. If you're looking for a place to have a nice lunch, a glass of wine, and a coffee, then there are few better places in Cork.

The food isn't haute cuisine, but that's not the point: it's simple salads, pasta, toasted sandwiches with an occasional special (which often can be very special). It's typical of a small Italian bar or restaurant, really, but this kind of no-fuss light meals dining is something that Cork has been missing - especially in the evenings (they don't open for evening service 7 days a week though - just before and during the weekend)

The staff are friendly, and fast, and you see the same people week in week out, which is always a good sign in a hospitality business. The place is popular, so you may be waiting for a table if you come at a busy time, but once seated, you are left as long as you like to enjoy your food or have a post-dinner chat. That is a refreshing change.

And if that wasn't enough: This isn't just one of the best places for a light meal, it's also one of the least expensive ones too!

As this is a café, a word about the coffee. As you'd guess, it's typical Italian: short, rich and dark and just bitter enough. Really good, and again at a great price. You might need a little sugar in that espresso. Or you could try the Tiramisu, which is superb.

(I've put down the date of the last visit, but I've eaten there about once a month for the last year and a half)

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Thank K_Walsh
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

I am used to go to the place at least once a week.
Everything is perfect.

This is a small restaurant with really good food, excellent service. This is what I expect of an Italian restaurant. The staff is really friendly. You must try the tiramisu with chocolate chips.

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