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Al Boschetto

#277 of 1,978 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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2 Merrion Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 1 667 3784
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 22:00
Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Brussels, Belgium
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here after a rugby match. The place was packed and there was a nice atmosphere. The pizzas and the pasta are good but not out of this world. €19 per pizza was totally ridiculous. All the staff are friendly and the location is good but for Italian food you are paying fancy French restaurant prices!

Thank Chocwaffles
Dublin, Ireland
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277 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After attending 'The Bite' at the RDS on Sunday we found the Al Boschetto along the main road very convenient for lunch. We were given a warm welcome and seated in a quiet corner. The menus were brought quickly and we were prompty served our wine. Our traditional Spaghetti Bolognese was really tasty with a generous serving of Parmesan on... More 

1 Thank KillineyBay
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

6 of us dined here before Ireland v's New Zealand game. Yummy food ... Brilliant service despite restaurant packed. Staff just lovely and great fun. We will be back

1 Thank Reviewerdublin
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

four of us went here on Saturday night, no booking , and talk about great staff. They did everything to accommodate us with a table. place was packed but they did not refuse us. Food was quick, good, fresh and very tasty..

Thank LottaAthlone
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a quiet dinner with my cousins which one of is gluten free so we ordered the pasta which the water said was gluten free and she went home to Birmingham that night and was sick all night because there was gluten in here food.

Thank cojosheridan
Beirut, Lebanon
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place hasn't changed in 10 years - not sure if this is a good or bad thing. The wine, like most restaurants in Dublin is grossly overpriced for an very average bottle. It's fine for a quick bite but not a huge amount of physical room in the place. The food is good - The Irlandese pizza excellent !

Thank BruceLee2016
County Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We ended up in this restaurant after not getting a table at Manifesto. I tried it before with the Deliveroo. Both occasions the food has been great and tasty. They have a Tofu Vegan main, so it is a great Italian option if you are Vegetarian / Vegan.

Thank Mireia x
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250 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant restaurant one side opens to merrion road the other side to the canal. Tasty food tomato bruschetta and soup to start and lasagne carbonara and steak sandwich with creamy green peppercorn sauce for mains. Good dessert wine list and coffee also. Great prices abs value and the service was excellent with the waiter being very welcoming good humoured... More 

1 Thank whittersDublin
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Never disappointed here-they cook classic Italian dishes correctly. Had a superb mushroom risotto here recently- really delicious with a very nice simple salad. The pizzas look fabulous too. Excellent coffee. Service was very good- I felt the waitress was able to keep an eye on every table without being intrusive.

1 Thank Aisling C
County Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Been here for lunch any times, room to talk in privacy, good choice on menu & reasonably priced. Food is tasty & staff friendly. Ideal for lunch & catching up

1 Thank Philo1962

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Merrion Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 667 3784

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?