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Il Fornaio IFSC

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Custom House Square Valentia House Mayor Street Lower, Dublin D01P3K7, Ireland
+353 1 672 1853
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Delft, The Netherlands
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151 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When you step into this place and you've been to Italy you know you are in the right place. It's cramped, packed with tables and the waiters and cook are frantically speaking italian. We could only get a table tucked away in a corner under the shelf of winebottles....but...The food is simple amazing. I had a homemade pasta that was... More 

Thank Dutchman02
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally I have found a real Italian pizza in Dublin. Fantastic. The local is little so it's better booking.

Thank marco b
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend came here to eat on a Saturday evening. I had the rigatoni pasta with Italian sausage meat and tomato sauce. No words can describe how amazing it was!! My boyfriend had a pizza and he loved it as well! Such a cozy place! I would definitely return!

Thank Ivett P
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I've been to the Il Fornio before back in 2016 and I loved the food and that's the main reason why I came back this year when visiting Dublin. I've ordered the grilled calamari as a starters and I was surprised to find little pieces of plastic in the sauce!!! I've pulled out 3 pieces and one of them was... More 

Thank Sara A
Drogheda, Ireland
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We ate here on a Saturday evening and there was a great buzz in the place, it seemed to me that a lot of the clientele were regulars, a good sign. We were a group of four and had just a main course, each of us enjoyed , The ingredients were fresh and very tasty. I was the only one... More 

Thank Ms_Jodie
Sacramento, California
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Went last week to try this restaurant which is situated in Dublin's financial district. Restaurant size is small & was busy on a Monday night, which says something! Would definitely recommend pre booking on those busier weekday evenings & definitely at weekends. Food was very good & pricing is good. OK selection of wine & if you're a Pironi fan... More 

Thank An_Englishman_in_NY
Dublin, Ireland
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143 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My 2nd time here. Great local Italian run restaurant, a nice quaint place with very friendly staff in the heart of the IFSC. The food is really nice and fresh and all at a very reasonable price too. One of the best in the area, pizzas are worth it alone but the pasta dishes are one of the nicest I've... More 

Thank DavidL120584
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service was great! Check it out! Fabulous appetizers!!! Highly recommend this eatery!

Thank Linda C
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270 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We finally found it after realising that TripAdvisor had the location wrong. We are sure glad we did. After a week of Irish food we just needed a little taste of Italy. Luckily this is away from the main tourist thoroughfare so we found space to sit immediately. We tried the Ceasar's salad, mushroom risotto and a pizza. They were... More 

Thank Steve M
United States
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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

In case you don't know what dynamic currency conversion is it's when a merchant sells you something in euros, but processes the charge in dollars (and they decide the exchange rate!). When your credit card company gets the charge it reverts the charge back to the country's currency then does a second exchange Long story short it's a sleazy way... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$39
Italian, Pizza, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Custom House Square Valentia House Mayor Street Lower, Dublin D01P3K7, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 672 1853
Il Fornaio is a family run restaurant & bakery serving Authentic Italian Food since 1998. We promote a healthy Authentic Mediterranean diet, by using no additives and no preservatives in our traditional Italian Cooking. We only use carefully selected ingredients. Il Fornaio serves a variety of pasta, meat, fish dishes & pizza complemented by our exclusive Italian wine. Our breads are baked daily in our bakery. Start your own tradition with us.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?