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The Italian Connection

95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 878 7125
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (56 reviews)
“garlic bread” (14 reviews)
“minestrone” (4 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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited before going to the theatre, so ordered from the early evening fixed price menu. Food was OK, but nothing special (minestrone was very watery). Service was friendly and attentive.

Thank PDS2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first stop on our visit to Ireland, my friend and I both had the full Irish breakfast which comes with toast and either tea or coffee. It was really good value for money and the best breakfast we have had in a long time....More

Thank Natasha P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great dinner here just up the road from our hotel after a long day doing the tourist trail! Staff so friendly, food terrific - pizza and pasta. Great little place. From Melbourne, Aus.

Thank Pat P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How can bruschetta be so bland? As soon as I saw the dish I asked if I could cancel my pasta main course, as the starter was huge, but was told it was too late - which I found odd, as it was just pasta...More

Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading reviws I was looking forward to my pizza. After finding only around 6, 1cm square piece of ham in my Calzone I was very disappointed. Loads of feta and spinach but i didn't overly enjoy it. Over charged on beer. Menu had €6...More

Thank Claire G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We actually visited this place in April of 2017 but Tripadivor only gave me option to go back as far as july... but anyways The dining experience started off on the wrong foot as when we entered and asked how long the wait was, we...More

1  Thank maddiel451
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Visited Wednesday 13 June with husband food as always was excellent service fantastic. We have been here a few times and it never disappoints Good value lunch time menu 12 to 4pm for €10.95 for 2 courses. Love the decor

Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed 6 June 2018

The italian connection is nice small restaurant. During the weekend we decided to went for lunch. My husband ordered bruschetta. Unfortunately garlic was bitter. I ordered a pasta with tiger prawns, salmon in heavy cream sauce wich should based on white wine. I couldn't taste...More

Thank Kasia M
Leonie E, General Manager at The Italian Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Hi Kasia I am sorry to hear you were not pleased with your pasta dish and that you found the garlic to be bitter. You should have received four tiger prawns in your pasta along with the salmon so my apologies for this. I am...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Not a far walk from our Hotel. Was looking for some Italian food. Enjoyed first nights meal, came back next night. First night we had Spaghetti Bolognese and Cheese Ravioli. We were both happy with our meals. The Pizzas we saw many ordering brought us...More

Thank Marian H
Reviewed 14 May 2018

we asked for a bread selection for the table with a olive oil and balsamic dip, but they brought 2 small sliced toast bread and no dip we had to ask twice. The food was lovely i had the mash which was a little lumpy....More

Thank natrainey
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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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