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“Words cannot describe how brilliant this restaurant is!!! Phenomenal best Italian in Dublin” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of IL VICOLETTO

IL VICOLETTO
Ranked #49 of 2,528 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $38
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Temple Bar
Description: Please Note that we're open 7 days a week despite any hours published on this forum .We strongly recommend you to visit our website ,as on our website any information is correct.For reservations please contact directly the restaurant or else you may email us directly on our email address .Please be aware that we don''t take responsibility for third parties reservations ( i.E online websites featuring restaurants including this forum also) as none of them are employed by us. In order to avoid any confusion or disappointment please contact the restaurant directly with accurate and detailed contact informations. Regards , the management
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105 reviews
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“Words cannot describe how brilliant this restaurant is!!! Phenomenal best Italian in Dublin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Service is superior!! The waiters were only too happy to help with anything. The food was great... I'd highly recommend the filletto de manza it's was fabulous. My partner had fish of the day for his main & the calamari to start both very very fresh. The chocolate fondant dessert is to die for. It is quite a small restaurant do booking us definitely advised!! 1 night we ate at 10:30 & the restaurant was still packed! Only downside was that out of over 100 wines they only offer 1 rose which is my fav but this is a mere drop in the ocean. Can't wait to go back!!

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“An Italian gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

We had booked this restaurant after reading the reviews on trip advisor. There were 4 of us and we were delighted to experience the same great food and service enjoyed by so many other reviewers. The food was excellent as was the wine. The staff could not have been more hospitable and were extremely attentive. Special mention to Roberto who made our night, what a great guy! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely go back. Can't understand the bad review written the night before we dined there, it certainly doesn't sound like the same place at all. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others. We like Italian and tend to eat in South Dublin where we live but Il Vicoletto is well worth the visit into town.

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Thank Maidencraig
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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“Vicolletdown”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

The reviews are really good for this place, so it was with optimism and hunger we set off for an evening meal at Il Vicoletto...

On arrival, our instinctive alarm-bells began to go off, as there was something that just did not feel right...

It was soon apparent that the manager and his assistant felt that any work beyond striding about their demesne was above them, leaving all the effort and rush to the two young waitresses... and it was made obvious that the Assistant (don't know what his role actually was as he did nowt) didn't like that we only wanted still water and a good main meal rather than an aperitif, a first and second plate, followed by a dessert, and oh yes, a bottle from their overpriced wine list. We tried to keep smiling but that didn't work out, and then the punishment began...

Assistant decided that he had to kick my chair every time he passed by - none of the other staff managed to do it - and then, at the end of the meal, we were made to wait 30 minutes for a bill we asked for 4 times (we couldn't do anything but wait as our coats were held hostage in a clump at the back of restaurant...

As for the food, it was average, even if we exclude the soil (hopefully) found in my girlfriend's mushrooms, which formed part of the supreme of chicken dish. I had veal Roman-style with (a few) garlic wedges thrown in, and we had a rocket-based salad, with parmesan shavings and pear, which worked very well, and a smaller lettuce salad that was fine.

Taste-wise, not bad at all - quite heavily salted - but the whole experience was so much lessened by the arrogance, falsity, and pettiness of the male staff. In fairness, the waitresses tried their best, in broken english, but they were badly let down.

Overall, if you are going to eat 3 courses and order an expensive bottle of wine, you'll probably be treated like minor royalty otherwise... you will be abused like a serf...

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trovatofoodproject, Owner at IL VICOLETTO, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Well (s)pikey , I cannot believe a word you're saying , I trust my team , they are professional and all I can see is that you try really hard to make us look bad. It is obvious to me . You're not the first who's attempting to do this to us.The girls are part of our family ,so I absolutely exclude your insinuation of treating them badly , the assistant manager has over 20 years experience in this field with a professional degree in hospitality highest marks achieved and our chefs again are serious professionals which I absolutely doubt that they can't produce a tasty chicken dish.I don't react this way because we can't take criticism. But you're trying to damage us,which is different , it is a deliberate action of yours.Honestly ,we don't agree with your comments as long as I can see clearly that you either have issues with someone in particular from our members of staff or simply is another form of vendetta. Whatever way you try to use this comment , you wont deter the spirit of my team neither the way we run this business and certainly I'll hold on to my chefs :) ...Have a nice day
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“Great authentic food, great service, cozy ambience at a reasonable price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Had the fried calamari, bruschetta, seafood pasta, and the ravioli. Exceeded expectation. Meticulous service. Great wine. All at a very fair price. The best meal I had in Dublin. Rivals Italian restaurants in NYC. Would go back again for sure on my next trip to Dublin.

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trovatofoodproject, Owner at IL VICOLETTO, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Hello dear reviewer , thank you for your kind words , and after living in New York for several years we take it as a huge compliment. It is known that service in New York it is always guaranteed as really professional. Having a team of talented chefs from Sicily and Emilia-Romagna it helps indeed . Thank you again and hope to see you again when you're next in Dublin ,regards from all the Vicoletto staff.
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“Jusssssst PHENOMENAL”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Unparalleled level of service, and the appetizer and main course were just amazing. Highly recommended.

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Thank Harkmet
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trovatofoodproject, Owner at IL VICOLETTO, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Hello Harkmet , it was great to have you with us, promise you a good time all the time you'll be visiting us, regards Cristian and Vicoletto team.
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