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The Italian Connection

#227 of 1,975 Restaurants in Dublin
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95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 878 7125
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to chance our luck and got a table for 6 early evening although we had to agree to be quick so we're were out before a booking. The pizzas and steak that we all had were great. Only downside was when I wanted a vodka the waitress didn't know what it was however this didn't impact greatly with the... More 

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Thank Mfowles
Oslo, Norway
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105 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a delicious lasagna. Service was nice. Will definately go back if I am IM Dublin and in the mood for italian food.

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Thank YoungNorwegian
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had eaten here a couple of years ago. I remembered that it was good so I returned. How pleased I am! It has a lovely cozy feel and smells of good food as soon as you are through the door. I had the Brucciata which was delicious and then one of the best Lasagne that I have ever eaten.... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little hidden gem. Staff are very welcoming and friendly. Great food and good atmosphere. Tip - the restaurant is quite small, definitely recommend pre-booking.

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Thank Rebecca T
Worcester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined at this establishment on 27, 28 and with October 2016. I am such a fussy eater with a loathing for garlic and onions. Leonie and the chef made sure I had the most amazing food possible. Gnocchi, salmon and chilli prawns, food with so much flavour and generous portions too. The panna cotta was delicious as was the ice... More 

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Leonie E, Manager at The Italian Connection, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review. Serving customers like you is such a pleasure and we are always looking forward to your return. Warm regards The Italian Connection More 

Ireland
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here every month with work colleagues and friends. ordered off the lunch set menu. Bruschetta, penne with a tomato sauce and mushrooms, both authentic Italian and delicious, would prefer a larger portion of penne, followed by cappuccino. At just €14 each it is good value. We will be back.

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Thank YvetteOB
Leonie E, Manager at The Italian Connection, responded to this review

Thank you for your reviewing your lunch time experiencing at our restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to welcoming you and friends back again next month! The Italian Connection More 

Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a meal for 4 people here & they were able to accommodate a gluten free meal. It's not a very fancy place but the food was tasty & the prices were reasonable.

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Thank Angeline D
Leonie E, Manager at The Italian Connection, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We take pride in serving most of our pasta dishes as gluten free options and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal in our casual dinning restaurant. The Italian Connection More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled on this restaurant and so glad we did! The food was excellent! Pizza, gnocci and children's spaghetti - all very good. Nice selection of desserts and very friendly staff. Would definitely come back to this restaurant!

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Thank Maria Z
Leonie E, Manager at The Italian Connection, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review, we love to her feedback like this and we look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant soon. The Italian Connection More 

Strabane, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Each time I'm in Dublin, I always dine here. The owner Aideen is usually here, very friendly and a genuine nice person. Food is always amazing, lasagne, carbonara, pizza - everything is beautiful. Excellent service always, definitely a must. Can't wait to return.....

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Thank IrishfoodieF
Leonie E, Manager at The Italian Connection, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted to read that you enjoy our food and service and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. The Italian Connection More 

Shropshire, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely traditional pizza and pasta dishes. Worth booking as it is popular and gets full quickly at peak times. I love the pear and chocolate tart and my husband always goes for the profiteroles.

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Thank Tracey G
Leonie E, Manager at The Italian Connection, responded to this review

We are delighted to read your kind review of our restaurant. We really appreciate it and we extend a warm welcome to invite you back again soon. The Italian Connection More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Pizza
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?