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Il Fornaio IFSC

Custom House Square Valentia House Mayor Street Lower, Dublin D01P3K7, Ireland
+353 1 672 1853
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (49 reviews)
“suckling pig” (3 reviews)
“rigatoni” (2 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
9:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Custom House Square Valentia House Mayor Street Lower, Dublin D01P3K7, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited several times on our time in Dublin and each time the service was friendly and excellent, and the food of great quality. Lovely light crisp pizzas with good quality toppings, very authentic. Excellent tiramisu too. And good takeaways.

Thank TheDashingDiner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal here last night. We shared a starter which arrived a huge wooden block- mixed Italian meats with olives, cheese, bread and sun dried tomatoes. Then we had really good pizza, washed down with a bottle of the house red, which was...More

Thank mikesimpson62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered pizza which was freshly made and but tasted just okay. Lacked flavour and seasoning. I had the seafood pasta which was average and some of us had carbonara which again was average. All in all, we were very hungry but the food tasted...More

Thank michikikay
Reviewed 21 September 2017

poor service, poor food quality and quite expensive! They took ages to bring our order and one of the dish was cold. Didn't get much attention from the service and the owner are quite arrogant! No customer friendly

Thank Lucia R
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Small and busy, the restaurant offers good Italian dishes speedily and at competitive prices all in a friendly but non obtrusive way. Will revisit

Thank GM2132
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Visited to do a bit of carb loading prior to the Dublin Half Marathon. Pizza and pasta were excellent, the service is efficient and the staff are friendly. Well worth a visit.

Thank James M
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the nearby Spencer hotel & decided to book this based in TripAdvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. It is a small cafe so doesn't really have a restaurant feel but staff were lovely & friendly. The food was delicious. We both...More

1  Thank ponaire
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This place is a little on the pricey side I thought when I looked at the menu but it is SO worth it. I had the pasta and it was honest amazing. It is the best pasta I've had outside of Rome. The decor is...More

1  Thank Una R
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This looks like a small pizza shop but is it really good. We had table service. I had a nice glass of red wine and the Pizza with Vegs. The Vegs were awesome peppers, mushrooms, corn, onion. etc. My husband and the Rigatoni pasta. It...More

Thank WendiT
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I visit Il Fornaio quite often as I work on occasion nearby and I enjoy it - most of the time! The food is good,authentic Italian, but some things could do with improvement. Please heat the plates before serving pasta! Pasta congeals very quickly on...More

Thank BlaaFan
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7 May 2016|
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Response from Steph2james | Reviewed this property |
Hi im not 100% sure but I honestly dont think they do. It is a small restaurant with like a deli counter that you can buty Italian meat, cheese etc, and im sure you can call in and order a pizza for take away but I dont... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Custom House Square Valentia House Mayor Street Lower, Dublin D01P3K7, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 672 1853
Il Fornaio is a family run restaurant & bakery serving Authentic Italian Food since 1998. We promote a healthy Authentic Mediterranean diet, by using no additives and no preservatives in our traditional Italian Cooking. We only use carefully selected ingredients. Il Fornaio serves a variety of pasta, meat, fish dishes & pizza complemented by our exclusive Italian wine. Our breads are baked daily in our bakery. Start your own tradition with us.
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