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Il Fornaio Enoteca

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#112 of 212 Italian in Dublin
#888 of 2,104 Restaurants in Dublin


Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed today via mobile

What a great find whilst walking through Dublin. A friendly and efficient team serving great coffee and we had a couple of pastries which were delicious. If you visit here… give in to your temptation and choose that cannolo!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 22 December 2019 via mobile

We had diner hete last night, Nice servants. Italian girl. We ordered mussels saute, was ok as a starter. Then came the main...pasta with a sauce of the house... i send back the pasta because for me these where not cooked enough... i should not...have said this... a cook came to the table and shouted that it was al dente like in Italy. I have been in Italy many times but never had undercooked pasta. Anyway we left the place rightaway... I should have know this man and the chef can not cook.. to many Burgers on the menu, not to much Italian style meals. Si do yourself a favour and walk by...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

Only came in here because butlers next door was full. €3 for a miserably small average tasting cup of coffee that I had to go and fetch because they forgot even though I paid in advance. Lots more places in Dublin to get a decent...coffee. AvoidMore

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 9 June 2019 via mobile

I went there with a group of friends, we ordered different pizzas and food to share and everything was just amazing, fresh and delicious. The staff was lovely, very attention to make us understand the ingredients in the menu and giving us great suggestions! During...our dinner they came many times to make sure we liked our choices! We loved it and would recommend it to anyone!!!!More

Date of visit: June 2019
IlFornaioDublin19, Manager at Il Fornaio Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2019

Hi Jessica D, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to know that you and your friends enjoyed our service and food. We hope to see you soon on your next visit! Kind regards, Il Fornaio Team

Reviewed 21 April 2019 via mobile

Simple food, but delicious! Best panino in town so far (salmone). Small restaurant, surprisingly good, we’ll definitely go back!

Date of visit: April 2019
IlFornaioDublin19, Manager at Il Fornaio Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2019

Hi Michele, We can't thank you enough for this fabulous review! Don't be a stranger! Il Fornaio Team

Reviewed 19 April 2019 via mobile

As it says in the title, it's the best espresso in town. Staff is kind and friendly,recommended for everyone.

Date of visit: April 2019
IlFornaioDublin19, Manager at Il Fornaio Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2019

Hi there, There is plenty more where that came from so be sure to call in again! Il Fornaio Team

Reviewed 7 April 2019

1145 am/ 7th April. Just walked out of the cafe on Liffey St. An almost empty restaurant - only 2 other people. The waitress could not have been ruder. It took 3 attempts to order as she was too busy talking to her friend at...the counter. We were then abruptly cut off mid sentence and told to move table. I confronted her (politely) on being so rude and she then pretended she couldn't speak English. I tried a second time and she shrugged and said she couldn't speak English. This made matters worse. It was farcical but also appalling behaviour. EL Fornaio you can and should do better than this. We left and went elsewhere. I have gone there weekly for years but this was the first time at at weekend. I will never ever return. The waitress in question clearly has problems with customer service and nothing but contempt for the people who frequent the place and by extension pay her salary. This person is losing the restaurant business and management should either train her properly or get someone who likes dealing with people.More

Date of visit: April 2019
IlFornaioDublin19, Manager at Il Fornaio Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2019

HI Liam, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for your feedback. We are sorry you had a negative experience and would like to resolve this issue properly. Please contact us via info@ilfornaio.ie so we can discuss this further. Il...More

Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

The staff were extremely helpful and friendly to the point that we felt obliged to tip them (😂). thank you! We ordered coffees, glass of prosecco and wine later that evening. Meat platter with one kind of cheese accompanied by an amaizing, freshly baked bread...was a good deal we thought- and very tasty. Lovely evening in a sweet little spot we just happened to walk in. will def be back! I'm giving 4 stars because I simply think it was very good but nothing super extraordinary...but the place really does deserve your attention & you won't regret picking it over other spots in that area;-) cheersMore

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 24 January 2019

We went for pizza after a long day touring Dublin! The pizza is delicious, real Italian style! Fresh ingredients, tasted like wood fired pizza! Great wine selection! Nice atmosphere,friendly, helpful staff. Location right by Temple Bar area, beautiful location!

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 10 October 2018

15 EUR pizza with ridiculously poor ingredients: litterally a big piece of bread with little pieces of mozzarella, few minuscle cherry tomatoes and invisible mushrooms. Total robbery 15 EUR as frozen pizza in LIDL for 0.84 EUR is richer. Will never come back and would...not recommend it.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Il Fornaio Enoteca is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5