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The Italian Connection

) #191 of 2,060 Restaurants in Dublin €€ - €€€ Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 878 7125
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (39 reviews)
“profiteroles” (5 reviews)
“lamb chops” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On our first night in dublin we stumbled across this quaint small italian eatery and we werent disappointed. The food was lovely and the 2 waitresses were very attentive. Would recommend.

Thank Chris J
Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed this restaurant. Our kids were ready for a change from Irish pub food and The Italian Connection fit the bill. The pasta was delicious and the atmosphere was great. I definitely recommend it for good Italian food while in Dublin.

Thank Dawn A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed the pizza and green salad. Lovely relaxing environment with very attentive staff. Glass of house red was very welcome and a perfect finish to a lovely meal.

Thank Motorbike1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stumbled across the Italian Connection while sight seeing in the area. It's a nice small traditional Italian restaurant. Nice menu with lots of choice and the usual Italian restaurant staples. Decent service. All in all an enjoyable experience.

Thank Nick p
Reviewed 1 week ago

small clean restaurant fish of the day platter was ok risotto overcooked and to salty I should know cos I'm profesional fully trained chef since 1987

Thank James C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fed up with fry ups, we thought that eggs Florentine and eggs Benedict would be great alternatives. Proved right. Good speedy service and delicious too.

Thank WandaSnow
Reviewed 1 week ago

First and foremost for me was the service. Our server, I wish I could remember her name, was awesome. She spoke very good American style English so much so I asked her if she spent time in the US. But anyway, the food was prepared...More

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their pasta is fantastic. It's fresh, homemade, portions are great. We've eaten here twice in three days.

Thank killarney27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Dublin on Sunday 11th June. We had the "Rapid Breakfast" Excellent value,great service and it tasted delicious. I will certainly be returning on my next visit to the capital.

Thank tiredandweary2001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here a month or so ago with a friend for dinner. The food was top quality with a great range of choices. The staff are excellent and we got seated straight away. The decor is nice and gives a real Italian feel to the...More

Thank Sean N
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jasmine S
Is it advisable to book, or will I be able to get a table for 2 without a problem?
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:)
How much is the Early Bird in Italian Connection
19 February 2015|
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Response from Viv O | Reviewed this property |
Hi €14.95 for starter main and glass of wine excellent value
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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