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The Italian Connection

95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 878 7125
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (53 reviews)
“minestrone” (4 reviews)
“profiteroles” (5 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 397 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really good Italian food and a massive menu to choose from, almost to big to make a choice! The food and staff were really good and the restaurant itself is nice with a great atmosphere. Would highly recommend

Thank Chloe2410
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I love authentic Italian food, we come from a city in Canada that's 30% Italian ancestry, some of their parents still only speak Italian. So we eat a lot of pizza and pasta and I think we know what it should taste...More

Thank PandP88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and a friend went for an evening meal. I ordered the penne arriabata which is my usual order from an Italian resteraunt and so I hae eaten this dish many times. However, their version of the arribiata was so spicy that it was inedible....More

1  Thank devereun
Leonie E, General Manager at The Italian Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am very disappointed to hear about your dining experience. We do pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and if there was an alter in this on the day of your visit then I can only apologise that the staff that were on duty...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

After a long flight and a trip from the airport, we just wanted to relax and have a proper meal. The staff were super friendly and helpful and so patient with us. The food arrived quickly and it was amazing. We got the spaghetti Pomodoro...More

Thank RawanAlsadi
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

A group of friends and myself visited this restaurant after a night out in Dublin. We arrived shortly after 1030 and were promptly seated with order being taken for our group within five minutes. Our orders started arriving within ten minutes however upon receiving our...More

Thank Paradise557553
Leonie E, General Manager at The Italian Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, I would just like to clear a few things up for you as I am not sure you are aware. We have been a well established family run restaurant for 23 years. Saying you think we wont be open another 6 months is not...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Ten people for breakfast and only 9 of us got served. The breakfasts were all the same yet no one got the same. Sausages were missing from one and we were told they wouldn't charge us extra! Absolutely terrible kitchen staff.

Thank Zolita M
Leonie E, General Manager at The Italian Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your short review. I will pass it on to my kitchen staff who will be sad to hear that you called them terrible!

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Suppli starter and lasagne were both served frozen in the middle, was over charged and was charged £4.95 for a small bowl of chips. Will never return, used to love this place.

Thank niamhmcc07
Leonie E, General Manager at The Italian Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry to hear about this, if you could email me on emdaideen@gmail.com I would like to offer you a voucher to return as they day you visited we had new sous chef on board who was in training.

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Firstly, we arrived at a busy time without a reservation, and they squeezed us in, so top marks for that. There was quite a wait for our first course to arrive, because it was so busy, but the food was very tasty. Our bill arrived...More

Thank DavePup
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Next door to our hotel and cheaper than continental breakfast being offered in hotel. Place was empty for breakfast and I am not sure why. The omelettes were fantastic. The cheese and ham was loaded with delicious cheese and the ham and mushroom was hardy...More

Thank ScotAlberta
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This tiny restaurant offers great Italian food in Dublin. Had a super dinner. No bar but Italian beer.

Thank Barbara F
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Questions & Answers
4 July 2018|
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Response from Megan H | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry - We only had female waiting staff. I would love to be of more use to you as it seems like a wonderful opportunity to reunite old friends.
Margaret B
1 December 2017|
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Response from chrismcdaid | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no it was the Lunch Set Menu
Elisa C
8 November 2017|
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Response from Leonie E | Property representative |
Hi, yes the cuisine is Italian and the restaurant is in Dublin.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 878 7125
Operating since 1995, this family run business is casual and welcoming. We pride ourselves on our excellent food with fast and friendly service. Depending on the time of day, the atmosphere ranges from quiet and relaxing to noisy and buzzing. We offer great value lunch and early bird specials, making it ideal for a quick lunch or pre theatre get together. Our a la carte menu is available all day from 12 noon to 10pm and we also offer a full wine list and beer. So whether Dublin is your home or you are visiting our fair city, make a date with The Italian Connection.
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