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The Italian Connection

95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 878 7125
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (49 reviews)
“minestrone” (5 reviews)
“profiteroles” (5 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
95 Talbot Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 352 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stayed at a b&b close by and decided to go for this after finding it on trip advisor. Prices were reasonable and portions great! Overall a great meal

Thank Charlotte E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice cosy place, food was average, service was good. Toilets were clean but the flush didn’t work. Would go back but there is another Italian across the road and that was full so I’m wondering if that would be better.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met a friend for lunch today and we visited this little restaurant in Talbot Street. We had the set lunch menu at 10.95 for two courses. I had the minestrone soup and my friend had the Prosciutto . Both were lovely and very enjoyable. We...More

Thank chrismcdaid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always eat here on way to Rugby matches in Dublin. Close to the train station this gem has friendly service with excellent Italian food. Good for breakfast as well as lunch. The pasta tastes as good as any eaten in Italy and the pizzas...More

Thank jacquelinegY4050KV
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After traveling around for 12 days we were looking for pasta. We were not disappointed. Both the penne arrabbiata and ravioli were delicious. This is not good for large groups.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to this place for over ten years. Great service everytime. Was after getting train back from wexford. This restaurant is a short walk from the train station. Went for the pesto pasta dish was excellent.

Thank brendanf574
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for a nice Italian restaurant in town for my friend's birthday, and the menu of the Italian Connection called my attention. The place is tiny, so make sure of booking a table, but the service is pretty good, also the food it's...More

Thank LydiaAllegro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant a few times over the past few months they have a great lunch deal 2 courses for 10 Euros, with a very good choice, I have had the spagetti bolognese and also the pizza - the service is very...More

Thank Tipperary_12
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Returned here following a visit in March and was not disappointed. The food is delicious and the service excellent. The one downfall is that the tables are very closely situated together and you do feel you are sitting with the couple on the adjoining table.

Thank mary j
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A group of us went in here almost by chance on a Sunday morning to get some breakfast. We were very pleased by both the value and the quality of the food. A superb full Irish breakfast to be had here. I would say this...More

Thank miguelangeldee
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Questions & Answers
Margaret B
2 December 2017|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember that as an option, sorry.
Elisa C
9 November 2017|
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Response from Leonie E | Property representative |
Hi, yes the cuisine is Italian and the restaurant is in Dublin.
Jasmine S
30 July 2016|
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Response from Leonie E | Property representative |
Hi Jasmine We would recommend booking to avoid disappointment. If you would like to call us on 00353- 18787125 we would be happy to reserve a table for you:)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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