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The Italian Connection

) #163 of 2,085 Restaurants in Dublin ££ - £££ Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 878 7125
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (40 reviews)
“minestrone” (5 reviews)
“profiteroles” (5 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic place for food when your staying in Dublin. Could not fault the food, staff and restaurant. Well worth a visit

Thank helent7hmt
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here. Small cosy restaurant. Excellent food and very friendly staff. Thanks.

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 1 week ago

There to run the Rock and Roll Half Marathon Series of races and needed lots of tasty pasta. Perfect!!

Thank BattyBebington
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant during my short stay in Dublin and fell in love with this place! It's not located on the busy high street so it was really peaceful whilst we enjoyed our dinner. We went on a Wednesday night and it was fairly...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a 5 day break in Dublin. Met our Irish friend there. Dined each and every day at The Italian Connection. Nothing too much trouble for Leonie, Diane and the staff. Food totally divine with ample portions. From starter to dessert 5 star...More

Thank Dizzylizzie2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

8 of us went here for dinner, small place so had to get two tables for 4 but that was no issue as it had good reviews so we wanted to try it. We all tried different pasta dishes and one had pizza. The dishes...More

Thank RamboNWAlberta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time I had a lunch here on Saturday. Authentic Italian restaurant,decorated with murals. I chose the Today's Special for 10.95 The starter was Soup of the day, Minestrone classic Italian soup was nice with savory flavor, and with a slice of toast.The main was,...More

Thank kezskati
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this restaurant so well we had dinner twice. Extremely friendly staff. The presentation and flavors of the food were wonderful. You receive large portions and reasonable prices. We would all return.More

Thank boxshop
Leonie E, Manager at The Italian Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to leave us with this kind review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal so much that you returned on a second occasion and we look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had spaghetti carbonara, meal was delicious.. staff i polite and nice, it's a warm and friendly place, feels like home..

Thank Karolina K
Leonie E, Manager at The Italian Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time out of your day to leave us with this lovely review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our food and service and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Reviewed 6 July 2017

Stopped in for a quick breakfast with family while touring Dublin walking down the street and seeing the street side menu. We were blown away with the level of service and fantastic offerings. The menu was not large but was diverse, something for everyone and...More

Thank blair160
Leonie E, Manager at The Italian Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you very much for taking time out of your ay to leave us this kind review. I am so pleased to read that you had a great breakfast experience with us and enjoyed our food and coffee. We do our best to provide all...More

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Questions & Answers
Jasmine S
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:)
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$12 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
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
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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