Bar Italia

4.5
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124 reviews
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€30 and under
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Italian
Bar Italia is the perfect place to enjoy flavours of Italy while taking in the beauty of Dublin city. Come inside and enjoy authentic dishes and genuine welcoming Italian service, or just sit with a glass of wine and a plate of antipasti and watch the world go by. We serve salt dry aged pasture-fed beef steak, fresh pasta cooked to order, extensive wine list with 190 labels and our Napoletana pizza with minimum 48 hours fermented dough makes Bar Italia the must-visit Italian restaurant in Dublin city. We look forward to welcoming you very soon!
What 124 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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FR
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance great service and excellent wine menu

EG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best places. Has a very nice location, ambient is perfect.
The staff are lovely as well

JC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal at Bar Italia. Myself and my fiancée thoroughly enjoyed the experience from start to finish. They delivered on all fronts. 5 stars.

S
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been here many times, most recently there for Valentine’s Day. Fantastic evening had with my fiancée. Highly recommend the carbonara!

EO
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect spot for an amazing Italian meal. Great service, dishes amazing, signature and fantastic Aperol Spritz.
While the food was gorgeous (set menu for amazing price, as well), I wasn't entirely happy with the Panna Cotta - wasn't fully set, so would note it to the staff next time. Other than that all the dishes were fantastic.
Overall experience great, would highly recommend and will definitely come back for more of this experience

G
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing Food served in a warm, friendly atmosphere. The Staff are so helpful in describing the dishes and their pride in the dishes served is a delight to see.

Everything about our experience was wonderful. The only reason that I have not ticket 'outstanding' is due to the fact that on our numerous previous visits we were given a complimentary shot with the bill and that did not happen on this occasion.

S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous meal, fabulous atmosphere and really helpful and friendly staff👌👌👌

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Ottima pizza, servizio un po' lento e prezzi alti ma nella media di Dublino. Nel complesso molto bene.

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NW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Nice atmosphere. Food was ok but not outstanding. Very busy which was nice. However not the warmest and the lamb was extremely expensive and plain

OT
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful time at Bar Italia, the food was perfect and the ambience and service were also great

M
London
11 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Food is amazing as always. Always my first choice of where to go for food with my friends. I was slightly let down when it came to the bill and not the first time. We paid in cash and waited about 15 minutes after we paid the bill and nobody came back with change. Yes, we had intended to tip as food and service is great but it got to the point where it was just awkward to ask for the change and just left it at that and went home. I’d like the opportunity to choose what tip I’d like to leave or if I want to leave one at all. Servers don’t know if I felt like it was a €15 Euro tip experience or not. That’s for me to choose. I will still come back but I think I’m future need to give customers back their change unless they say they don’t want it back.

SH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We just loved our time in Bar Italia. The pizza and pasta were mouth watering. The service was great. Overall experience was amazing. I would definitely go back to this place.

BA
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing deconstructed cannoli and very cozy spot! Would highly recommend!

AR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I was charged 14€ each for two glasses of the Chardonnay which I thought was quite excessive

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very nice restaurant! Amazing food and very friendly staff.

EH
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food! Would repeat. Good service and prices according to Dublin City.

D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant, exceexcellent food and outstanding customer service

CF
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Bar Italia. Consistently good for and excellent service.

C
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I never have a disappointing meal here! Food & service excellent

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and delicious authentic Italian food made with the best ingredients and fresh on the premises. From the starters to the desserts great care is taken to serve up good quality Italian cuisine.

It’s one of the few restaurants in Dublin that offer good quality food, a lovely dining experience with great customer service for a reasonable price.

We sat upstairs and the atmosphere was great - nice views, ambience and very relaxed as we had a baby in the group.

Looking forward to the return visit!!!

E
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My experience was undoubtedly amazing from start to finish. Staff are very friendly and attentive. The food was traditional authentic Italian food which is hard to find in Dublin!! We will be back in the very near future

VN
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely meal here on Saturday. Food was delicious, staff were friendly, good atmosphere, all round lovely night.

GK
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lunch, all staff fab. Throughly enjoyed ourselves.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall it was very good, the only thing is it was very loud in there. But the food and the service were amazing

NS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food Sharp service and nice ambiance and I would return

LL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place I visited eight years ago and found it now just as I remembered it. Great food, good service, true Italian handmade pasta, busy but great vibe. The only difference - more awards on the wall

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food...would definitely go again. Book in advance as it was fully booked and I can understand why.

S
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff and really tasty authentic Italian food

R
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pleasant restaurant and great food. Would happily go back and would recommend.

ET
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and great service happy to recommend Bar Italia

m
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely italian, lovely staff, great food.

TV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Nice atmosphere. I would recommend this place.

F
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Restaurant was quiet yet we had to try and get the attention of a waiter for service.
Amatriciana was basically pasta with sauce, could count the pieces of pancetta on one hand!! Could cook better myself. Not worth a visit.

R
Black Forest
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my second time here in a week. The atmosphere is great as is the food. The staff could not be better or more attentive. Highly recommended. I would say book in advance on weekends as it was busy.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Probably the best Italian restaurant I’ve been to in Dublin - super authentic Napotelan cuisine.
Complimenti allo chef!
Cool atmosphere and cosy ambience.
Big Thank you to David and Felice for the attention and to the rest of the staff.
You have to taste all dishes with black and white truffles.
Highly recommended place!
Deserves at least 1 visit a month.
Grazie ragazzi e alla prossima!! :)

AC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gréât service and lovely food! Thanks for the warm welcome and for checking with the chef for the allergies!

M
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff are very attentive - without 'tidying peple away'
Menu varied, food delicious with a good selection for all
Wine better value by the glass [ though not cheap ]
No moderately priced wines on menu which was dissappointing
I introduced two family members to the restaurant and they said they would definitely
put it on their return list.
Here's to the next time.... Salute!!!

CP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A gorgeous meal for a family birthday with teenagers to grandparents. Service was friendly and helpful, the food was absolutely delicious. We were all eyeing up everyone else’s starters without letting go of our own. The pasta was in a beautiful flavour packed sauce and the pizzas were all freshly cooked and superb. We have been before on another trip 6 years ago and enjoyed the whole experience so much wanted to return this year. See you again when we are back in Dublin

SC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Really enjoyed, thanks! Only minor comment - would like a little more portion in the main course (tagiatelle bolognese), because it was so good!

CC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We felt like we were back in Lake Garda! Amasing Food!