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#44 of 494 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Oliver Plunkett House 128 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 422 6006
08:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I adore this little piece of Italy, from the Italian staff spouting Italian to the genuine Italian cooking served in an unapologetic Italian style and taste this place transported me back to Rome even if it was just for lunch in Cork. We had the lunch special which was a home made spaghetti in a tomato sauce with ricotta and... More 

Thank UamVar
Cork, Ireland
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best thing about it is probably the authenticity and the native flavor with which everything is served. Traditional size coffee and Italian pastry are like no others in Cork.

1 Thank Jane A
Cork, Ireland
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Combined Italian cafe life with a Cork flaviour is always available in this restaurant. The staff are welcoming and always willing to accomodate even in busy times. The food is nicely prepared and served with a smile. Standards are very high and consistant. The coffee is excellent and prepared with pride.

1 Thank LiamHowe
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

As always, this little café/restaurant delivered perfectly. Delicious mushroom soup, a perfect salad and sublime pasta pomodoro. Superb coffee. The menu is short but everything is excellent.

2 Thank Aisling C
Sligo, Ireland
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I had a craving for a panini at lunch time and googled this place and walked to it. Got a panini and a macchiato, which were both yummy but the staff was very unfriendly, including the manager. A little work on their attitude might go a long away towards making this place somewhere u would want to go to a... More 

Thank sehar2015
Clogheen, Ireland
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204 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Italy is famously blessed with a wonderful tradition of fine cuisine and wonderful diverse wines and the Italian passion for most of the beautiful things in life is legendary and difficult to ignore. They tend to bring this flair and enthusiasm for life with them wherever they go. Was once advised by a sage that if ever in doubt about... More 

Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Popped in to rest weary bones on thursday for the first time.Was immediately transported to Italy,a country dear to my heart over the years.The layout is so authentic of cafe bars I visited when I travelled to Italy.Family service chatting busily at the counter,the barista expertly working his craft with aplomb,mindful of orders with nodding friendly smiles from all the... More 

1 Thank otuamadot
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142 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Breakfast at Italee -- almond croissants, plain croissants, and eggs and toast. Judging from how busy this little cafe is, they're known for their morning offerings. Hoping to return in the next day or so!

1 Thank QRooBound
Hilltown, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Called into Italee coffee shop for a break with my Dad and daughter. We had a lovely time in this family run bistro/coffee shop. The real test was if the tiramisu was up to scratch. We were not disappointed. We will be back to savour a little touch of Italee. Keep up the great standards and work. My compliments to... More 

1 Thank Michel F
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing pasta,a new special everyday ! And very nice coffee and Nutella biscuits!! The waitresses there are really friendly :)

Thank florencecoller_123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Italian, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oliver Plunkett House 128 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 422 6006

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