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Al Boschetto Restaurant

2 Merrion Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 1 667 3784
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (20 reviews)
“tagliolini” (3 reviews)
“almond tart” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Merrion Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Dublin for one night and we decided to try finding some home tastes. So we walked in this place and we found a little corner of Italy. People was beautiful and they're serving real quality Italian food. Not too overpriced, good fresh...More

2  Thank Daniele R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite booking 5 days in advance - we were given a makeshift table that was holding open the door outside so anyone passing in/out hit off us, their 'daily' set menu was not on, food was VERY over-priced and labelling the portions as tiny is...More

Thank Anonymous201723
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't have a reservation for dinner on Saturday night and as it was after 9pm we walked past a few restaurants in the area checking the menus. Chose Al Boschetto as it looked more unique than the rest. We weren't disappointed. It was like stepping...More

2  Thank JJ100000
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Looks small and unassuming at the front door, but this restaurant goes far back and even has a very nice riverside patio in the back. They serve great Italian food. We had caprese salad, lasagna, mushroom risotto and the seafood tagliolini. Everything was fresh, tasty...More

2  Thank traveling_nana2011
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I have to start by saving the staff were so friendly and helpful to us and the kids .. The food was ok , my pasta felt like it wasn't fully cooked or was cooked from a packet . I ordered it spicy and it...More

Thank JLVIreland
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Three of us had dinner here last week and I found it to be a very nice experience. The decor is pleasant and the staff are very welcoming. We were walk-ins but had no difficulty getting a table. The restaurant was busy enough to he...More

1  Thank PatMurff
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Went for a meal with my partner hoping to receive 'authentic Italian food' per the website. After ordering our main courses the food arrived to the table in under 2 mins. Presentation was awful and it looked and tasted as if it was microwaved. Very...More

1  Thank Jakemc13
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Myself and 2 friends were here recently after a recommendation by our hotel receptionist as an alternative. We were greeted by friendly staff and seated promptly. Pretty decor. The restaurant has a Good menu with lots of choice. We all had starters, main courses, liquor...More

1  Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We booked for 6.15 on Friday evening, 2 adults and 2 kids. When we asked for the Early Bird Menu we were told it was not available, albeit the Website confirms it is available every day from 3 - 7. It was very busy, tables...More

1  Thank ddock12017
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Not knowing the city this restaurant was recommended by our B&B. Conveniently within walking distance. We were seated immediately and drinks ordered were promptly brought to the table. Starters were excellent, caprese salad and soup of the day. Pasta ordered was served hot and sauce...More

3  Thank AnnOntario_Canada
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Merrion Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 667 3784
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