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#316 of 2,013 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South City Centre
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53 Dame Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 3062
17:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing to see from the outside, but we had a recommendation and loved it. I think we were the only ones at lunch not previously known! We had the fixed lunch ( which had plenty of choice) and a super half bottle. Italian quality service. Loved it.

Thank landmxf
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

fabulous restaurant with old world quality Personal & intimate including the background piano This is relaxing restaurant so don't look for excitement Quality of food is superb

Thank Fiona P
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Goes on and on in superlative fashion and having eaten here for over 40 years I can attest to this. It's simple really, Canneloni, Scampi and Cassata are the mainstays not forgetting the wonderful Sole on the bone. Finally a special word for the magnificent piano player.

Thank 977mike
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

ask for the spaghetti aglio e oilo ... it's not on the menu but it's one of the best i've ever had. veal dishes are also very enjoyable.

Thank Annrai O
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

a very pleasant evening . Food was delicious the crab claws as a starter were the best I have ever tasted . The staff are very friendly and attentive

Thank Pamela R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

My friend and I visited Nico's last Tuesday for lunch. I generally have the scampi as it is excellent. My friend had the special which was pheasant which was cooked in a red wine sauce and it was beautiful. We had minestrone soup to start, and in my estimation, if an Italian restaurant does not have a good soup, then... More 

Thank trevorgrehan
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We went with two friends to this restaurant last night. What a very pleasurable experience. Very helpful, attentive and pleasant staff. A VERY comprehensive menu in terms of pasta,fish dishes and meat. I had canneloni as a starter and it was simply delicious, delicate thin pasta filled with very tasty content. So off to a good start. To follow I... More 

Thank Chris1937
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

A lovely evening spent here. The early bird menu is very good value with generous portions. The staff were attentive but not overwhelming. Go and enjoy.

Thank DublinMad
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

 We dined as a party of four. We had the pate and aubergine dishes shared for starters and both were excellent. The Veal  champignon was really nice, steak was super as we're the shrimp and chicken meals. The house red wine was really enjoyed and we finished with the gateau and creme  brule. The staff throughout were attentuve and professional... More 

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126 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Located within the busy area of Temple bar this is a good choice if you like Italian food, always popular and always busy when we go and eat there, we only eat pasta if we go Italian and this place knows how to make good pasta, best to book at weekends

Thank James G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Dame Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 3062

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?