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Parnell Street, Waterford, Ireland
13:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Waterford, Ireland
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked a meal last week , we spend some time in Italy and its always a treat to indulge the italian taste buds! We have a vegan amongst our group, We advised the restaurant out of courtesy a few days before arrival even though the menu available online had some choice. When we were seated the waiting staff advised... More 

Thank SlevinD
Nenagh, Ireland
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Omg. The place is classic! Great atmosphere. Good staff and attentive! We had to wait 45mins for a table. I have to say well worth the wait! I had the burger for mains it's great! The pizza was top class. The chips are out of this world. The best chips ever. I can't fault the food I am stuffed!!

Thank Dermot K
County Waterford, Ireland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Treated my other half to dinner here recently. I looked up the menu before I booked it as I wanted to make sure there would be steak on the menu for him. When we ordered my partner ordered pork spring rolls and steak (steak priced at €22), he was advised that there was no steak left, very disappointing but decided... More 

Thank Claire O
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Five of us (including two fussy teenagers) had a delicious evening meal in the restaurant. recommended by a receptionist at The Tower hotel, service was quick and friendly, but the food was superb, would highly recommend

Thank Simone773
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Visited with family for small celebration on a Wednesday night. Everyone was very happy especially my partner that had the ribs he cannot wait to go back great service reasonable prices good atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyable night thanks very much.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Naas, Ireland
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344 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Espresso used to be a lot more authentic and the food was of much better quality when it first opened a decade ago. I went back after many years and I found that the food was very poor and the menu seems to want to please everybody at the expense of quality and authenticity. I wouldn't go back.

Thank Marla7
Waterford, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Best pizza in Waterford by far Lovely staff friendly and helpful with kids Deserts were fantastic Great selection of mains and all are superb Overall very good best Italian in Waterford ❤️

Thank AOB2601
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We love Espresso and go there once a month. Wonderful choice of dishes. Excellent food and service at reasonable prices. Big well done to the Espresso Team we are looking forward to our next visit already!

Thank TalCul
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch last week for my wife's birthday . I thought the lunch was first class each meal was very tasty and of the highest quality. The girl was great with our kids and she was very nice and polite . The price of the meal was so reasonable, Food if this quality would normally be much more expensive.... More 

Thank ukgwilson
Waterford, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Fantastic restaurant, well worth a visit! I visited last Thursday night. Staff were superb, both the floor staff and the chefs. I myself had a medium rare steak and my friend had a penne pollo. My steak was cooked to perfection and the sauce on the pasta was delicious! Will definitely be back again.

Thank Waterfordabc

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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, European, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parnell Street, Waterford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford

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