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“Terrific little Italian Restaurant in Dublin”

The Italian Connection
Ranked #197 of 2,573 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$22
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Massapequa Park, New York
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7 reviews
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“Terrific little Italian Restaurant in Dublin”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by a young girl who worked at our hotel. It was small and the menu wasn't extensive but everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. The salads were fresh and the bread was magnificient as was our entrees. We sat leisurely after dinner and talked over coffee (also excellent) without feeling rushed.

Visited June 2014
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Claremorris, Ireland
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Satisfying spread.”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

We found this restaurant on way from Busaras to Jervis Street and decided to try it out later that evening for dinner. We were not disappointed.Bruschetta was filling and tasty. i had the lamb cutlets delicious, tasty, and the cannelloni was great. It was obvious some of the other diners were happy regulars and the staff enjoyed a pleasant conversation with most diners. We enjoyed our profiteroles also. The restaurant was busy with a constant stream of people coming , eating and leaving while we relaxed with our courses. We liked the place so much we returned the following day introducing the restaurant to 3 others who where likewise charmed with the place and have subsequently dined here a few times never disappointed. We have tried the carbonara, the lasagne, pizzas, the banoffi pie and also eaten the lamb chops which are my favourite. Always enjoying the food when it gets busy you can get a little squashed . the ambience is always good there.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank claremorrisdolly
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35 restaurant reviews
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“Didn't look great but great food & service”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We had the early bird menu which gave a varied choice; couldn't fault the food or sevice. It was a really pleasant experience and the food quality was great & good value.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank CStev
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Excellent pizzas”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Probabily one of the best restaurants to taste a good pizza in Dublin. The restaurant is in the heart of Dublin and the staff is really friendly. However if you are looking for a private dinner it wouldn't the best choice because is a small restaurant and sometimes is a few noisy.
In general, prices are reasonable but drinks are expensive.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank JJ P
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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347 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Popular after work eatery”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Went there a couple of evenings. Food good, served quickly by pleasant staff and reasonably priced. Obviously popular with workers 6-7, and then other diners later. Only criticism - the cramming in of tables, just too close resulting in spilt drinks one evening.

Visited May 2014
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