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“A Good choice”
Review of Trattoria Magnetti

Trattoria Magnetti
Ranked #104 of 466 Restaurants in Galway
Price range: US$10 - US$34
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A Good choice”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We strolled along Quay Street, Galway from the Eyre Square end enjoying the busking and street acts at about 7pm on a Friday evening, keeping an eye out for a suitable place to eat. Having got all the way to the bottom we decided that Tratoria Magnetti looked the most inviting and when approached for a table we were accomodated immediately. There was a broad choice of well priced starters and mains and I could happily have tried each of them. The prawn skewers were delicious and the bruschetta classica was well received also. Mains of butterflied chicken breast, pizza Diavola and the sea bass special of the day also hit the spot as did the deserts. there was no rush and the staff were friendly and pleasant. There was a wide ranging clientele of tourists, families, girls night out and couples and a welcoming atmosphere.When we paid our bill and left we realised that it wasn't that we had found an undiscovered gem, but rather that we had beaten the crowd...there was now a healthy queue out the door and across the street. I think if we'd been an hour later we might have been put off by the queue but knowing what we know now it would have been well worth the wait had it been necessary, If I find myself in Galway again I'd go back and if you find yourself in Galway give it a try.

  • Visited August 2014
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Three of us did not have a reservation we were seated at the back, lovely private table next to the bar. EXCELLENT food and service would go back anytime, fresh ingredients, a lovely meal Thank You :D

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Thank Elizabeth G
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
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“Fabulous food awful service”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

The food was great, well prepared, full of flavour, and produced promptly. The problem arose when the 4 staff in duty passed our table 5 times each looking at the empty plates, then looking at them as we piled them up. After 45 minutes we asked for the bill, no offer of deserts, bill never came so we had to go to the till, where we were asked for our feedback. We offered our opinion very politely and we then had to listen to why we should not complain and should show more empathy as they were understaffed. Why ask for feedback

  • Visited July 2014
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“a real taste of italy”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

I have Italian ancestors, a sister married to an italian and living in Italy, I travel to Italy every year and can confidently say that the food served here is as close to a real taste of Italy that you could get in Ireland. Staff were excellent, spotlessly clean restaurant and reasonably priced. Great selection of wines also. Would return again without hesitation.

  • Visited July 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
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“Good value for money”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Ate here on a busy Sunday afternoon. There was a queue for tables but we were shown to one in less than 5 minutes. Menu is typical Italian..pasta and pizza and it boasts that pasta is made fresh on premises. I had ravioli which was delicious! The rest had pizza which was fresh and delicious. In particular the pizza with goats cheese, artichoke and walnuts, great combination. I washed mine down with a lovely glass of chianti. Loved this place. Bill for 4 of us including drinks was €40 which I thought was good value for what we got. Would recommend.

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