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#525 of 2,002 Restaurants in Dublin
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

Visited on Christmas eve for dinner. Food was delicious and service was efficient and friendly. Lovely atmosphere and family friendly ❤️. One of the best restaurants in Swords.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023 via mobile

We booked a family get together for 8 adults on a Saturday night. From the moment we walked in we felt like this is where we should be. From the warm welcome, to cosy seating, to the friendly vibe it was a great beginning. The...menu is one of those that you agonise over because all the choices are inviting. When your dishes arrive and you get that first taste, you know you are coming back to try the other dishes that tempted you. Great service, so friendly it made you feel like the restaurant is more than its food, it's about the experience. Thank you for a Great Evening. We will be back. BobbyMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

5 stars all the way. Family get together dinner. Great atmosphere. Food was delicious so fresh. Staff so lovely and we all said we would go back. Complimentary drinks at the end too a nice touch.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 June 2023 via mobile

Go for the food! Our group of six ordered grilled food, pizza, calzone, and pasta- all were terrific. Our waiter was new to the establishment, but consulted other staff when necessary. All staff were helpful and friendly, and we were even offered complimentary drinks afterwards....I cannot emphasize how well their chef prepared our food.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023

Went to Empoli with my partner for dinner on Sunday 4th June. Absolutely gorgeous food, he had steak which he said was really nice and I had spinach and ricotta pasta which was cooked to perfection. The Tiramisu for desert was delicious. The guy serving...us was also really nice and looked after us well. It was a quiet evening in the restaurant. We have ordered take out before from Empoli first time eating at the restaurant and we will go again. Also good value €90 for 1 starter, two mains, 1 dessert and bottle of wine.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 18 April 2023

We were staying in Swords for a few days & found this restaurant while walking around the town. The food was delicious, especially the spaghetti with king prawns. The service was excellent & I would highly recommend the restaurant.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2023

Lovely restaurant. Friendly, polite staff. They did struggle a little to cope with high volume of customers but apologised for the delay. The food was really excellent and great value

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2022

From start to finish it was a great experience. Staff and food could not have been better. I had Jujeh chicken dish it was delicious. I have also tried the takeaway and it was great but personally I love the restaurant. The atmosphere and attention...to detail could not be faulted. 10/10 for sureMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 10 July 2022 via mobile

Nice setting and very nice food maybe the music could be a little quieter but overall the experience was a good one and would return when next in Dublin

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 June 2022

The service and the food and the attention to clients was first rate. The atmosphere was worth the trip. April served us and she was an excellent host. The Menu choice was very good and their cheff must also be commended for the food quality...and presentation. We highly recommend this Eatery.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 26 May 2022

Ordered a few times from here and said I'd give them one last go after a few mishaps along the way. Last time they forgot to include my garlic mushrooms to the order and when I contacted them to tell them this the girl that...answered the phone apologised and said they'd credit me the price I paid for the order, I never received the refund. Anyway fast forward to this evening, was told 25mins to collect order, order was late and wasn't ready for 45 mins. Collected order and queried over the phone what looked like jam that was included in the order, previous to that garlic dip was sent with the order. Asked why the jamlooking dip was sent with the garlic mushrooms and was told after the girl on the phone asked the chef that it was to go with the mushrooms, would've assumed you'd get a garlic dip instead of the "jam". Asked about garlic sauce and the girl hung up the phone on me , well done on the customer service by the way. My main problem is I was charged €44.85 for a phone in order when it would've cost me €35.15 to order online. Maybe someone from Empoli could explain this. Good luck to ye Empoli as food was actually OK, its your service that's the big letdown for me. Picture of the jam looking dip, and two different prices receipt and online price. Have blocked out servers name .More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 27 April 2022

It did NOT start well! We had made a reservation but that wasnt really necessary as we were told to sit anywhere when we arrived at 7pm to a virtually empty dark, seen better days room. I would expect of an 'Italian/Mediterranean' restaurant that the...tables would be dressed nicely, for me the 'no tablecloths and tables that have seen better days' look wasn't a great start, plus our table wasn't properly cleaned, but hey, maybe that's the look they were going for. But bearing in mind that the position of the restaurant is not attractive, overlooking an unattractive shopping plaza & car-park and looking right into private apartments, you would expect that they would make a better effort to dress the restaurant up a bit and at least have some tablecloths and decent tableware and napkins. Anyway, we were greeted by a charming and attentive waitress who was all smiles and to be honest was the best part of the whole place, however, we were not offered any nibbles such as olives/breadsticks on the table whilst we read our menus, which would be standard in a PROPER mediterranean restaurant. Starters were adequate, not earth shattering but nothing wrong with them to be fair, but I doubt the 'home-made' bread claim that my bruschetta was supposed to have been made from, very much. We asked for wine and I asked for water for the table, I was brought 1 glass of water, we were a party of 4! Main courses? I must echo a previous reviewer, my Tortollini was stodgy, the cheese was minced to within an inch of it's life and managed to be dry in a sea of sickly sweet sauce, and I could detect no spinach, the sauce resembled, and I suspect was, a well known can of tomato soup, far too sweet, and the whole enourmous dish of it had been microwaved to death. I was offered parmesan, which was the dried dust version in a shaker, not a nice lump of the real deal, I was shocked! My partner's sea bass was completely overcooked, and his chips (frozen, not pleasant) were late. Our friends both had a middle eastern chicken skewer dish, which was pleasant, and they both enjoyed that. I braved a dessert, mainly because I could not stomach any more of the tomato soup/sauce and was still hungry, and asked for the ice cream with espresso. The ice cream was (by this stage not surpisingly!) cheap, more ice than cream in fact full of lumps of ice, usually a sign of either REALLY poor quality product or refrozen following a thaw! However mixing the espresso with it rescued it somewhat, making it a lukewarm iced coffee, which was not entirely unpleasant. The only Italian dessert on the menu was Tiramisu, which was not available! A bizzare note, they were adviertising for a delivery driver and a well dressed lady in heels who looked like the proprietor was doing all the 'Just Eat' deliveries, I found it VERY distracting! I would LOVE to like this local restaurant, if for no other reason than that the waitress was a joy and her service was excellent, despite her not being given a chance with such poor fare on offer. Sadly I would really NOT recommend it's food or ambience and would recommend that they employ a new designer, a new chef and a new food supplier, but keep the charming waitress at all costs, she is a diamond.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2022

Had a lovely meal here Easter Saturday night. We’ve been here several times over the last few years and always consider it our favourite local as it’s cosy with ambience. For starters, warm goats cheese salad and caprese salad. Mains, my partner had a well...presented chicken and rice dish whilst I had the sea bass- 2 beautifully cooked sea bass with a lemon sauce and vegetables. Washed down with a bottle of Montepulciano.. we went home happy. A hidden gem in Swords.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 22 January 2022 via mobile

Probably It was Just a problem of tonight but there were only 2 very kind waiters for the full restaurants and It took 1 hour only to be asked for the order and 3 hours in total to be served a pizza and a dessert....Pizza was nice but not very similar to the Italian One. The waiters were very pleasant to deal with but they were stretching themselves to be able to cope with all the people in there. Fair play to them really.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 25 December 2021 via mobile

We visited as a family get together on Christmas Eve and had a filling and enjoyable meal. My baked Brie stater lacked an accompaniment. Something like cranberry sauce would have been perfect, as it was a bit dry. My mains, salmon pasta was plentiful, and...tasted good. The service was friendly and efficient. We didn’t feel rushed but also not too slow.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5