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#43 of 503 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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County Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous, homemade lasagna. Busy, authentic Italian restaurant. V reasonable priced,Italian lunches & gorgeous takeaway sandwiches a coffee. Fabulous service from a family run restaurant. Will definitely return.

Thank carrickglen
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I met up with family here while traveling in Ireland for the first time. Had coffee with tiramisu and it was delicious!!!! Went back a few days later for breakfast and again the meal was perfect. Staff are super friendly and very welcoming!!!!! Wish I lived there to go more often!!!

Thank Liz P
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot! My first time here, I was having a business meeting with two others Staff are very attentive and friendly. I ordered a panini with white hot chocolate. Staff member advised that the white hot chocolate is very thick, she was correct. It was almost like syrup.... but absolutely delicious! Probably the best white hot chocolate I have had!... More 

Thank David D
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are Italian or Spanish and desperately searching a place for a real hot chocolate. The thick one. Not the milk with cacao...HERE IT IS! We were so happy finding this place, we felt back home. The Italian staff is really really nice. They already know us and tell us when there is a window place bc we changed... More 

Thank Sami M
Cork, Ireland
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I have been to this place few times, expecting a good espresso and of course an Italian welcome....., Felt I bit let down ...., in any sense, shame, I really believe is a nice place

1 Thank Nino A
Slane, Ireland
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Aside from people speaking English in the background whilst I ate my lasagne I forgot that I was in cork and not some cafe on lake garda or in Rome This is not a gimmick style restaurant but passionate Italians cooking food that there anacestors would be proud of Portions are plentiful and prices to reflect This is a must... More 

Thank markyspark1
Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I love Italee! They offer a panini combo that includes a panini, with a small salad and a taste of soup that it is really tasty! Coffee is really good, but they don't offer soya milk or almond milk. All the people i know love the Italee tiramisu. Some things i will change on this restaurant /cafe are the layout... More 

Thank Bibibibibibibibibibi
Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

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
Level Contributor
46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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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
USD 4 - USD 16
Italian, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?