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“Between very good and excellent”

Dunne and Crescenzi
Ranked #116 of 2,617 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $41
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Monkstown, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Between very good and excellent”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

I am a big fan of D&C having eaten there plenty of times, twice so far this year. This restaurant is doing very well, they were originally one shop, premises, and over time have expanded to be 4 adjoining premises (one being the newly opened shop).

D&C offer lighter bites during the day, with more antipasti, bruscetta and mozzarella bar for lunch with heavier and meatier meals added in the evening. The wine list is exclusively Italian and has some lovely wines, even by the glass the wine is great, I had a glass of Sardinian red today which was great.

The service is usually good, but they are mostly Italian and sometimes there can be misunderstandings.

I ate there today with my wife and daughter and noted a couple of small points:
I ordered a 1 litre bottle of sparkling water from the menu and what arrived was 750ml.
I ordered a scoop of ice cream for my daughter for dessert and got a scoop, but when the bill came it was for "children's 2 scoops", if I was going to be charge for 2 scoops anyway perhaps I should've been just given 2 scoops.

All in all I think D&C is one of the best Italian restaurants in Dublin but perhaps a little more care is needed.

The mozzarella is excellent, definite recommend! Also the Bertani Villa Novare Valpolicella is a very nice wine.

  • Visited February 2013
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dublin
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64 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

I've heard so many people praising this place. I only been twice, the first one can't remember much, but this time I was with my colleagues and none of us were really impressed by the food and we all ordered something different. Maybe it was a bad night but I won't put this place very high on the list.

  • Visited January 2013
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Hollesley, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian Food”
Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Had lunch here on a busy Saturday. Great buzzy atmosphere and very good authentic Italian food. Food prices very reasonable but felt that the wine was a little pricey. Worth a visit.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Really nice place to go, food great, service great, location great”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Had a simple meal here of risotto - fantastic. Tasted brilliant, great service and good price. Definately go here!

  • Visited January 2013
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Galway, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
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“A taste of Italy”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Had lunch here while in Dublin it was fabulous beautifully presented and so so tasty can not wait to return

Visited January 2013
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