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The Italian Connection

95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 878 7125
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (51 reviews)
“minestrone” (5 reviews)
“banoffee pie” (4 reviews)
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08:00 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We searched for local Italians to our hotel and this one popped up. Thought we’d give it a go, wouldn’t have noticed it if just walking past! We shared garlic bread to start then each had a pizza for main. I had the pesto pizza...More

1  Thank Becks1991
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had some "polpette" to start with, served in suace with gratinated mozzarella cheese, quite nice. Then as main we had ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach, they were excellent !! Service was nice and friendly, the only thing that have to be improved,...More

Thank matteorimini
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, best pizza! We had a wonderful time, staff were lovely and very good price. We will definitely be back again!!

Thank emmaaddington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant while walking around and what a find it was! Quaint interiors with great service. We shared a starter and had a main each with a glass of wine and it came to under €50. There is a great range of dishes...More

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely staff and great pizza, especially the pesto pizza was truly gorgeous. The staff were warm and helpful, really made us feel very welcome.

Thank Sophie V
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We came across this restaurant in a guide that we picked up from our hotel. We called in after visiting The National Leprechaun Museum. The decor was lovely with nice background music. The food was delicious, and we had excellent service throughout our time there....More

Thank Robbie442
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Had a full vegetarian dinner here! Staff was very helpful and accommodating. The food was excellent. Would dine here again!

Thank kristi m
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner came here on a Sunday night, food was lovely, fresh and homemade.. i had the carbonara and my partner had the calzone. Waitresses were really friendly and made sure we had everything we needed.

Thank Jodiemorgs_x
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I was a fan of this local restaurant for a long time until lunchtime today. It was truly awful the minestrone soup was like orange dishwater with not one bit of pasta in it just tonnes of chunky veg like cauliflower and carrots (bizarre) and...More

Thank MollieEire
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Friday luch special for €10.95 We had soup and a mixed salad for starters followed by pizza. Soup was only qarm but that was the only minor downpoint. Pizza was excellent - none of that horrible doughy excuse you get in some places. Good value...More

Thank springrival
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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.
Jasmine S
30 July 2016|
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Response from Leonie E | Property representative |
Hi Jasmine We would recommend booking to avoid disappointment. If you would like to call us on 00353- 18787125 we would be happy to reserve a table for you:)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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