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PRICE RANGE
US$1,195 - US$2,696
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Italian, International, Pizza
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 August 2020 via mobile

Excellent food, amazing service, very clean, great price! I highly recommend! It’s a small place with huge quality!!!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 20 July 2020

I I visited this little restaurant recently with a friend, I've never heard of it before but my friend had been there before. It doesn't stand out from the outside but inside it's cosy, cool and relaxed. I had prawns to start, followed by seabass,...it was all excellent, I had no complaints with the food, the wine was bland, but it didn't take away from the whole experience. What really stood out to me were the staff, a lovely lady showed is to our table and then we had a male water who was so friendly, good banter and very attentive, for instance I spilled something on my dress and he was straight over with a clean cloth and hot water and said "quick if you get it now you might save your dress"! I would go back for that alone!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 8 March 2020

We happened on this restaurant because it was close to the Lighthouse Cinema at Smithfield. It had a relaxed local feel, as opposed to catering mainly to tourists. The food is Italian, and we both enjoyed the chicken with chorizo main dish with a bottle...of red. The staff were friendly and attentive.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020

In the heart of Smithfield, next to Jameson’s, and convenient for the Maldron, this is a friendly relaxed bistro. We shared the caprese salad (which was a good idea because it was a big serving!), and then the sea bass and the pizza fiorentina- both...good. Naughtily we also had the limoncello sorbet (really very nice). It’s a nice quiet unassuming bistro, low key but good food. I hope they survive and prosper: they deserve to.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 20 December 2019 via mobile

Dined in Sparks on a cold wet night.. warm friendly staff and very tasty food.Nothing was a problem .. changed some dishes to suit exact requirements..bruschetta & chicken pasta strongly recommended.Would definitely go back when next in Smithfield.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend popped into Sparks for a quick bite to eat before carrying on exploring Dublin. We were staying in a hotel nearby and after a google search decided on Sparks. I’m very glad we did we both had a wrap that comes...with a side of chips. Me chicken Caesar salad and my boyfriend chilli con carne. At first we thought it was pretty pricey(€9pp) for a wrap but we were shocked at the size of it... it was huge!!! And very yummy - definitely filled a whole. The two wraps with two drinks came to €22.10.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 14 September 2019 via mobile

The perfect casual meal for two. Great menu with loads of tasty dishes - lovely relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended. Staff are fantastic. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 14 September 2019

Located in the heart of Dublin at the old Jamieson Whiskey plant, this Italian bistro has a great menu. I elected to sit outside even if the temperature was dropping, (this explains the bluish light on the picture)There was already two other tables outside but...the waiter seemed surprised/overwhelmed by my request to get an outside table. I ended with a menu relatively fast but the initial order request took a little longer. For those who know me, I am short fused for this. Nevertheless, I went for the Lobster/Crab lasagna that was very good when it showed up. It took 3/4 of my glass of wine for this to happen. Sadly, no one realized I was about to run out of wine and no one offered a refill. Oh well. Saved 9 euros. Total cost of lasagna and a glass of wine: 19 euros. The meal was good but the service a little behind. I was offered garlic bread half way in my meal. Will I go back? Sure...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 12 September 2019

Sparks is a fantastic restaurant in the heart of Smithfield. Daily specials are beautifully prepared and quality of food is always top class with staff that are super friendly and efficient with a lovely sense of humour and good banter.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 9 September 2019

We went here before going to hear Irish music in the only pub that starts music early. Great service, good food, though mine wasn't as good as some others.

Date of visit: September 2019
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