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Il Fornaio IFSC

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#607 of 2,147 Restaurants in Dublin


US$17 - US$42
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to eat a couple of weeks ago.... The food was decent and I enjoyed the pepperoni pizza which I highly recommended .however the food went to the second place as what I couldn''t tolerate was the attitude of a Big Chef who was screaming...like an animal rudely to the waitress staff. I have basic Italian and I could understand that was giving out to her. This couldn't be accepted in a democratic Country like Ireland. I wish the management will read this to calm him down as there his nothing that disgust me more than his behaviour. and this damages the image of Il Fornaio as well as it's a well established restaurant in Dublin.. The lovely girl when she went to get the order she was almost crying. .. Unacceptable!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 18 April 2022 via mobile

I spent a great time in this restaurant! The carbonara was delicious and very creamy! The chef Massimo came to say hello, very friendly. Good experience

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 15 February 2022 via mobile

We had a lovely St. Valentines dinner there. The pizzas were amazing, very good and fast service. Delicious desserts such as mille-feuille and tiramisu.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 17 November 2021

The chef Massimo is incredibly friendly and his food is amazing. I strongly recommend pasta a la carbonara

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 November 2021

I had been told many fantastic things about this restaurant but had never been able to visit in person, below is a review from my father who had expected the same standard of service and quality that he had been accustomed to receiving pre-Covid. I...used to be a frequent visitor to "Il Fornaio", pre-Covid, and thought highly of the place. I took my family there last night with great expectations. Roberto, the chef, was on a night off, unfortunately, as I had boasted his ability and talent. We started with a shared platter of salamis and cold meats, which was, though poorly presented and thrown together, of great quality and very tasty. A bottle of Nero d'Avola, reasonably priced at €32, was also very satisfying. A pasta and mushroom dish followed, looking like a dark brown mess on the plate, and tasting very coarse and heavy. No effort at presentation, more like slops at a school canteen. Pizzas followed in a heavy, doughy, shapeless mess. Hints of cheese and tomato failing to get though the dryness of overcooked chorizo. The lucky person with the Calzone was the only one to manage more than half. Some sense of clumsy effort here, and a lot less dry and heavy, though still an overly doughy base. Deserts, which used to be lovely, came ready made and tasted as though they had sat in the display cabinet longer than one would have wished. A chocolate cake was terribly dry and stale, and Tiramisu, mostly cream, no texture, and clearly not fresh, served effortlessly in the plastic box from the factory. A taste of each was enough and they also got removed from the table uneaten. Service was of a matching standard to this unfortunate experience. A young surly waiter clearly didn't want to be there. We had to ask four times for a jug of water, and similarly for anything else. Poor English is no excuse for not trying. Previous waitresses in the place had varying levels of English, but never let that hinder perfect service. This young man appears to have had little to no training in his job, and clearly had no interest in our experience, which is why, exceptionally, I share it here instead. I am sorely disappointed with this place, of which I used to speak so highly. SébastienMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 October 2021

The service was very good. The waiter was kind, quick, and upfront. The outdoor seating looked rustic but the walls surrounding the seats were dirty. The seats are very close to each other and my date and I sat beside someone who was smoking for...the majority of our stay. The proportion of the food was great, however, slightly too salty and greasy. Good price, though. Overall, might only come again when indoor seating is allowed.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 28 September 2021 via mobile

Horrendous and overpriced!!! Spaghetti Carbonara was green in colour? Am I missing something? Certainly not what I was expecting it to look like or taste like- horrendous!!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 24 September 2021

Food was amazing, staff were so friendly and service excellent. Great atmosphere. It was our first visit and will definitely return.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 23 September 2021

Well me and the gf came across this place while looking for an Italian before heading off tomorrow and WOW did we get lucky! The food was the best Italian food either of us have ever had. The carbonara that my gf had was the...best either of us had ever tasted and showed how the classics can be given a whole new meaning by a talented chef. Without a doubt will be visiting again and sending any friends, family or trip advisor readers to II Fornaio, if they want a wonderful meal. Hands down 5 stars.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 18 June 2021

Disjointed service.. starters and mains were sent in and out three times because they messed up the order. When the food finally arrived, it was lukewarm and over salted. The staff kept saying sorry at the beginning of every sentence and blaming everything under the...sun for their terrible service. Left out dishes halfway as we lost our appetite as well as our interest in the place. The food was borderline ok.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Yes. All kinds as far as I know
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Response from Steph61steph | Reviewed this property |
Hi im not 100% sure but I honestly dont think they do. It is a small restaurant with like a deli counter that you can buty Italian meat, cheese etc, and im sure you can call in and order a pizza for take away but I dont... More
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Yes, Il Fornaio IFSC offers takeaway services.

Il Fornaio IFSC is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5