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The Italian Connection

#250 of 2,009 Restaurants in Dublin
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95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 878 7125
08:00 - 22:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated just up the road from our hotel so thought we would see if they could fit the nine of us in. They could and were most accommodating. Food was enjoyed by everyone so much that we returned the next evening too.

Thank hilliemason
County Wicklow, Ireland
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived as a party of 8 for an early bird meal prior to a concert and the service was excellent, the staff are effecient, friendly and professional. We had a range of pasta and pizza's which were enjoyed by all. We did not eat of the early bird menu, instead we choose from the main menu with just getting... More 

Thank nfptc
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very kind an friendly service, excellent food, with good quality / price balance. You feel relaxed and welcome & you enjoy good food and wine.

Thank Marc C
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and food. Would highly recommend the meatball pasta and pepperoni pizza. Desserts were delicious. Profiteroles were class. Pleasant decor and atmosphere

Thank Cardiff171927
Ceanannus Mór, Meath, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually stop by this restaurant for lunch after a long day at work. The staff are so welcoming and the restaurant itself is very cosy. The food quality is excellent. I have to say, I probably have tried everything on the menu at least once. I have invited friends to dine with me numerous times and they are equally... More 

Thank jamqueen88
Lappeenranta, Southern Finland, Finland
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148 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for a lunch before our bus was leaving Dublin. We took extremely cheap two course lunch. As a starters we took a foccacia and it was just a huge disappointment since it was just bad bread with tomato on it. The pasta was OK actually but house wine was just horrible.

Thank MokkaJ
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to walk up a get a table on what was a busy Friday night in this restaurant. The starters were okay and the pizza a bit better than the pasta.

Thank MLRP001
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful time in the Italian connection in Talbot street Dublin there for confirmation staff brilliant food great nothing I can fault well done all concerned will definitely be back 😉😉

Thank Jonh H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Looking around all Dublin center city a nice place to have a nice breakfast and fortunately we found this amazing Italian restaurant, better that we were expecting for; very traditional Italian menu, plate generous with great quality and good price! The service make the difference also, a great waiter take care our first experience in that place, really awesome, definitely... More 

Thank Santiago R
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Very lovely little place, well worth a visit! Very quick and friendly service, it is small inside but the food is lovely all fresh and served very quick! Would recommend as it's a bargain for the lovely food you get.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 878 7125
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.

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