Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Merrion Square & Around

Etto

Award-winning restaurant and wine bar that does contemporary versions of classic Italian cuisine. All the ingredients are fresh, the presentation is exquisite and the service is just right. Portions are small, but t…
Top Choice Italian in Dublin

Da Mimmo's

Once a traditional fish 'n' chip shop, the son of the original owners converted it into a sit-down restaurant and it now serves some of the best Italian food in the city. Everything here – from the bresaola-and-Parm…
Top Choice Italian in Docklands

Juniors Deli & Cafe

Cramped and easily mistaken for any old cafe, Juniors is anything but ordinary. Designed to imitate a New York deli, the food (Italian-influenced, all locally sourced produce) is delicious, the atmosphere always buz…
Italian in Killorglin

Giovannelli

Northern Italian native Daniele Giovannelli makes all of his pasta by hand at this simple but intimate little restaurant. Highlights of the blackboard menu might include seafood linguine with mussels in the shell, a…
Italian in Merrion Square & Around

Unicorn

Saturday lunch at this Italian restaurant in a laneway off Merrion Row is a tradition for Dublin’s media types, socialites, politicos and their cronies who guffaw and clink glasses in conspiratorial rapture. The ext…
Italian in Grafton Street & Around

Bottega Toffoli

Tucked away on a lane alongside Dublin Castle is this wonderful Italian restaurant with five tables and a maximum of 12 customers. It only opens for reservations, but Carlo's cooking is superb, from his standout piz…
Italian in Grafton Street & Around

Dunne & Crescenzi

This exceptional Italian eatery delights its regulars with a basic menu of rustic pleasures, such as panini, a single pasta dish and a superb plate of mixed antipasto drizzled in olive oil. It's always full, and the…
Italian in Grafton Street & Around

Sophie's @ the Dean

There's perhaps no better setting in all of Dublin – a top-floor glasshouse restaurant with superb views of the city – in which to enjoy this quirky take on Italian cuisine. Delicious pizzas come with nontraditional…
Italian in Docklands

Paulie's Pizza

At the heart of this lovely, occasionally boisterous restaurant is a Neapolitan pizza oven, used to create some of the best pizzas in town. Margheritas, biancas (no tomato sauce), calzoni and other Neapolitan specia…
Italian in Temple Bar

Al Vesuvio

Pizzas – with (rosse) or without (bianche) cheese – and pastas are the speciality at this vaulted basement restaurant that is like a rustic piece of the Old Boot. Everything is authentic, from the bruschetta starter…