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“Don't Let the Size Fool Ya”
Review of Il Primo - CLOSED

Il Primo
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is a very small restaurant that serves very big flavors. For a quick business lunch, this spot is perfect. The chilli shrimp bruschetta was excellent combining the heat of the shrimp with the crunchiness of the bread. The proscuitto and rocket pizza was a delicious play on textures and flavors.

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Thank Eruch1
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

The food was very good with an interesting range of risottos, pasta and other Italian dishes and interesing looking specials. The service was friendly, professional and informed. The value of the ood itself was OK but prices of drinks, etc were somewhat racked up. A disadvantage of the fact that the tables are close is that there is quite a high noise level, although in other respects it creates a pleasant ambiance.

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Thank railtraveller65
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

As big risotto fans we were interested to see if Il Primo lived up to it's reputation. Unfortunately it did not. Perhaps the chef was having an off night but the food was bland and under seasoned. The mushroom and Gorgonzola risotto was so bland I actually thought they must have forgotten to add the Gorgonzola, while the smoked haddock risotto was watery and the amount of fish in the dish was miserly. The hake main was lukewarm and really not very appetising. The prawn bruschetta was nice however. At over €100 for two courses for two people with an average bottle of wine, this was the most expensive, but least enjoyable meal we had in Dublin. However if you do choose to dine here, I would recommend a table upstairs, the downstairs is just too cramped and busy.

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Thank Redalba
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

I recently went to Il primo with 3 family members, we chose here as we had heard quite alot about it and how great the pasta and risottos were, plus we had had little tastiers at the Taste of Dublin. We were not dissapointed. It is not the most luxurious of restaurants, but who cares, when the food is so good. The restaurant is comfortable and the waiting staff are very pleasant. They really helped us with our wine selection. We all ordered different pasta and risottos dishes, they were all melt in the mouth delicious...particualrly the smoked haddock and chive risotto. I would happily go back and just have a main course of this. It was italian food at its best.

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Thank Louise M
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

We (a party of 4) had starters and a main course and enjoyed every bite. The staff were polite and friendly and the food was served without delay. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and will return if the opportunity arises.

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Thank willyfife
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