Pacino's

4.1
50 reviews
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
  • Special Occasions
For nearly 20 years Pacino’s has been on Suffolk Street and throughout this time we have aged well, adapting our business to suit the changing tastes and demands of our discerning customers. With a capacity of 140 seats Pacino’s offers an old world vibe – stylish brickwork, wooden floors and soft lighting combine to create a rustic atmosphere complemented by the finest authentic rustic Italian food. We hope you enjoy your dining experience with us, as much as we enjoy welcoming you as a customer.
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MM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Had friends from US over. The staff were very welcoming and the ambiance was lovely. It was a very busy evening and the service was slow. The starter and main courses were good but the desserts were disappointing.

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NC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Very central-a busy vibe early in the evening. Tasty food. Service was very rushed-we really felt they wanted the table back-that was our only flaw.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely meal after the pantomime in the Gaiety!

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BE
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food and atmosphere. For a person with a disability it's very awkward to get to the bathroom .

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NP
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Food was good. Service needs work. Waitress took our order didn’t write it down and then brought wrong dish. Sat there for 20 minutes waiting while my family had their dinners. Maybe we just caught them on a bad night?

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

They didn’t have the opentable reservation

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SM
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Really enjoyed mid week meal here on a cold Autumn evening. Very cosy and good food. Would have stayed later but it was clear that we had to move on 🤓

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Pacino's have managed to maintain a high standard over many years, which is why I - and other family members - return time and time again.

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OT
17 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Overall of 4 stars because my first time here was Sunday and they were short in staff and service was very slow. Food only for brunch, it was OK and food taste very good, however after many recommendations, I will need to come back for dinner or lunch on Saturday to really know how the full menu is and taste, and hope they have more staff.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I always eat here when visiting Dublin and I've never been disappointed, good food, friendly feel and excellent service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing staff and food. This will be "our" restaurant in Dublin. Loved everything.

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GM
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Pizza was amazing!!!!!! the Best and I've been to Amalfi, Venice etc! Highly recommend!!!! I'll be back

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R
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, and a decent price, one of my favourite places to eat in Dublin

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AJ
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Staff seemed inconvenienced to serve us for Some reason! Food was nice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We made a 7 person reservation 1 hour before and we had a great experience. Servers all were friendly and food was all very good. Travelling from Canada and this was our best restaurant experience of our trip.

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E
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very convenient location, friendly staff. Both food and service were excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Nuts in a lot of dishes, especially deserts, on the menu not leaving much choice for those with nut allergies

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NS
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great place with great food. Went back again this week. Only feedback was gnocchi ran out and we couldn’t order. But we did order on the 2nd trip and it was worth it.

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M
5 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

I have no idea if this restaurant changed hands or chef recently. Food used to be amazing but I have visited twice recently and the food was extremely disappointing on both occasions.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Sehr lautes und unruhiges Umfeld, Bedienung war sehr bemüht, leider nicht alle Bestellungen erhalten. Pizza war sehr gut.

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NS
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Portion size for money paid very small. We ordered Gnocchi which was literally smaller than an appetizer size. The chicken was so so.

And there could be no variations. All I asked was can you add more veggies to the penne, and was told no.
When I asked "why not, you have the veggies, and you can charge me", the server said, "our chef doesnt want to mess up his signature dishes". Lollll. I didn't tell her that a chef who isn't creatively flexible is no chef!!!

What I asked wasn't anything too difficult. We are vegetarians for religious reasons and I have never been to a restaurant where a vegetarian pasta with additional veggies wasn't made for me upon request.

Also, the waitress came to table once to take order and never returned. We and another patron began to go downstairs to request the check when she came up and asked, "oh, you dont want anything else?"

The head server/greeter was snotty, as if giving us a table was not in his interest. When we first walked in, he said, "we're booked for at least 2 hours, if you'd like to check back later". That's when we booked on open table and voila, we had a table within 30 minutes.

Too bad, cause the food was delicious. But I go to restaurants for the vxx entire dining experience and will rank higher those who offer good service and mediocre food than restaurants like this one that has great food, good ambience, but poor service.

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E
29 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice place! A solid choice for our last night in Dublin, since we didn't want to over-do it.

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great Italian plate near Trinity College Dublin. Will return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The service was very slow. While the food was good value, the wine was very expensive. One of our table was told that she could only order two glasses when she asked for a third. The food was mediocre-some of the dishes were only lukewarm.

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E
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had dinner with a friend here before a concert one evening and loved the place. The atmosphere was light yet intimate. Staff were friendly and not overly intrusive. We both ordered lasagna (I wish my dinner partner had ordered something else so I could give a broader review of the food here). It came in good time and was tasty, if not a bit fatty. It didn't seem like high-quality ingredients had been used. Perhaps that's what one would expect when not paying a lot for it? Either way, it sufficed.

The dessert, on the other hand - was delicious. I can't wait to go back and have it again. I had the lavender and coconut panna cotta, which was served in a beautifully ornate porcelain cup with a scoop of coconut ice cream on the saucer. My partner devoured her ice cream and sorbet.

Overall, I would recommend people try this place out. It's got a good atmosphere, it's authentic, unique, the staff are friendly, and the food (especially the desert) is quite good.

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AN
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was looking for a late date night meal at the last minute, you could easily expect reduced quality with only the hope of a decent atmosphere. I was pleasantly surprised with a lovely meal (I had duck, better half had a burger) and great atmosphere. Plenty of wine and great location central to everything, though O’donoghues is a must across the road.

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G
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

We were out for a meal for 2 on a special occasion, when we were seated and served our food a table for 4 to our left was turned and rearranged for seating for 6 people. This had a very bad impact on our whole experience, due to the fact we then had the backs of the people seated there in very close proximity to us which impinged on our privacy. Also when the staff were serving this and other tables and people going to use the toilets we felt like we were eating in a corridor due to this table rearrangement. Our evening was cut short and spoiled as a result of this. When leaving we made our views know to the manager who seemed to be totally uninterested in our evenings experience.

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g
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was trying to find a tasty pizza in Dublin, and I got it at Pacino's. I will come back to try other options from the menu!

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P
14 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Had the lasagna and seafood linguine, the food was flavorful and served promptly. The service was slow and hard to find, starting after being seated at our table. Our evening started with a new waitress, we ordered a bottle of J Lohr Chardonnay and she brought 2 glasses of a French wine. Our food was delicious and decent portions.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went to Pacinos on Friday evening to meet my daughter from college for an hour. The food and service were excellent. The only downside was the space between seat and table is very tight and I’m a size 8. Lovely experience though

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MS
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Will definetly be back.

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EP
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

New Years!

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CW
7 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very pleasant and buzzy restaurant with good flat crust pizzas and pasta dishes.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hi. I can’t fault it. Everything was perfect and a really lovely atmosphere which was helped by genuinely lovely staff. We will be back 😘

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely greeting at the door by a manager.. swiftly seated and had our two small daughters with us and given a lovely booth which suited us perfectly.
Service also was swift, Polite and helpful.. our daughters food was very quick which was a bonus as hey don’t do well with any delay when they are hungry.
Definitely try this place again when we are in town.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Food was excellent but service wasn't what you would expect from such a top rated restaurant. We had a reservation for 9, left standing waiting at the door to be seated until 20 past 9. No aplogises given for delay. After being seating staff taking the orders very rude.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It was a very nice dinner for my best friends birthday. The lights were a little too low and we could barely see what we were eating but I see the mood and vibe they were setting in the restaurant. The waitresses weren't all that attentive, however the manager or maître d' that was on duty the night of September 6, 2017 was great. He was very friendly and attentive to our needs as well as others. Kudos to him. He is the only reason I gave the service score a 4/5. The food was delicious and we over all had a great time. I would definitely recommend this spot for nice sit down dinners or date nights.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Good food and service ok but if you have did or more people they charge a service charge so sit 4 and 2😁

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

We Booked a table for 9pm for 6 people on OpenTable; the restaurant called a while later to say they couldn't accommodate us at that time. We agreed to delay the reservation until 9.30, with the staff member saying it would be ready by then. When we arrived, there was no table. The lady dealing with reservations was extremely busy setting up other tables( not for us!) and just asked us to wait In the centre of the restaurant but didn't give a time frame on how long it would take. We eventually asked for any table in the short term and got a table for 4 whilst waiting for the other table to be added. We had to find additional chairs ourselves. We eventually got seated at 10 to 10, which for us was way too late to eat. As a positive the service staff that actually dealt with us when ordering were absolutely lovely and the food was very tasty. I just wouldn't depend on the reservation times at all and there was also just an assumption that we'd continue to wait as long as was necessary. To be fair, if we'd known, we would simply have booked elsewhere, but at that hour our hands were tied. It seems to defeat the purpose of opentable if the available slots are not actually available.

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EA
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Good service. Very large portions. They kindly sorted out a table for us in the blind pig afterwards

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