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Bar Italia

4.6
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167 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 260 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 167 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RonanH
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good food, excellent service and a really enjoyable evening. Bar Italia keeps on delivering, recommended.

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JohnG
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bar Italia is an old favourite and never fails to please

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SheilaF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Food was terrible - asked for portion of garlic bread for child got one piece of rock hard bread with garlic butter on it. I would not serve food like that to anyone. Way overpriced. very disappointing.

Bar Italia
Responded 3 days ago

hi Ms Sheila, i m so disappointed to read your review. Customer satisfaction is paramount in Bar Italia especially in these strange times. You guys had 1 bruschetta, 2 pizza( one with fresh truffle) and 1 spaghetti with seafood. All dishes were completely finished and we checked with your party 3 times while you were there and you always have said positive feedback. We dont use butter here and i can agree that our crusty sourdough bread may be not suitable to young children. If we were told.....

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MiruP
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I chose Bar Italia Ristorante for an anniversary/date. From photos it seemed like it had a good atmosphere and the menu had a good variety to choose from. Getting there we were welcomed with smiles and we were brought to our table. Now, I'm picky, so I personally find adore getting a table where we weren't able to sit across from eachother however when asked if we could change table it was done with no hassle. The food was very good, no complaints there. As was the wine and other beverages ordered. The waiters provided an excellent service, checking to see if the meal was going well not too often and not seldom. Overall the experience was very good, however there are a couple of small things that every restaurant should do to really make it a five star experience.
I'd definitely recommend Bar Italia for a romantic date/anniversary!

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LaurenN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Arrived early and seated early. Friendly staff. All wearing face shields. Clean restaurant. Prompt service. Nice food. Slightly expensive but it was a higher end restaurant so no complaints and would recommend

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PatriciaD
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent, friendly, real Italian food.
Excellent post- Covid spacing, etc.
Good wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the meal here, food was delicious and service was excellent

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KeithM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were brilliant and the food was delicious I will definitely be returning

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MichaelC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

You can always be sure of a good meal at Bar Italia.

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PADDYD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and great service from a friendly team , we'll be back for sure thanks guys :)

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PaulineF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Staff always very friendly and food always very good.

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KarolinaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place and very good location, the waiters makes it feel like you in a really Italy with there Italian dialogue
Lovely service everything is just perfect

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ClionaC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a family gathering of adults and children and were given the private room. It was a fabulous night with great food, excellent service and the staff member assigned to us adhered fully to covid requirements. Would strongly recommend booking with bar Italia for a large group amd there were some smaller groups enjoying their experience in the main restaurant too. Thanks for everything and good luck for the months ahead.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday, very good food and great atmosphere

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ShaneO
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food, service was excellent. Really enjoyed it and will be back

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Km87
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Staff wore visors and tables were spaced and staff were very diligent about distancing yet welcoming

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GarethW
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Family birthday, very well looked after by the friendly staff. Always exceptional food quality, children were entertained and ate everything. Their singing was a delight also!

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StephenD
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Average size portions, but still good value for money in Dublin City centre just along the Liffey. Very relaxed and quiet. Wonderfully attentive and pleasant staff.

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Eoin
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t even put words to this place, extraordinary food. Extremely kind and energetic staff, had the calamari bruschetta to start- absolutely perfect

My partner had a pizza- absolutely incredible the best pizza either of us ever tasted in our lives

Had a meat pasta main, she had salmon starter

And then two bottles of peroni to finish, didn’t come to more than €65 was shocked at how little it cost for such a beautiful restaurant

Music was playing at the perfect volume and the lighting was perfect

Highly recommended will be back again myself!

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viptomd
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Friendly warm welcome. Shown to our table which had been sanitised. Full menu choice , with some specials. Food excellent as usual and served promptly. Whole dining experience was really safe and so enjoyable.

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EmmaC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal here with our 3 kids, aged 8, 6, &3yrs. Very child friendly, waiters very obliging.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant, staff has been nice to us and the food was delicious.

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vipAmyG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the service and food is amazing in Bar Italia. So happy to be back!

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Ruth
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, food and service.

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Phil
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Was ok, but food portions for a main course was quite small and didn't order a starter thinking would be bigger

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GaryC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely welcome Consistently good food and service Highly recommended

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maryd
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal and good social distancing

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Landin
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food so tasty and good service.
Its not the cheapest restaurant but has good quality.

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AndrewH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You need a higher scale than 5 stars for me to rate this place it was spectacular

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SFGF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pizza is really good with a napoli style base, the toppings are top quality. I’d recommend the pizza with buffalo mozzarella. Tiramisù for dessert is a must. Reasonably priced for the location and the food quality

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely meal , first trip to a restaurant post Covid. Great to be able to Celebrate family occasion and great VFM.

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TaraO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Just perfect food was fabulous all precautions taken with covid 19 relaxing highly recommend

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Rado
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian Restaurant in Dublin. Highly recommended!

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Gina
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely attentive staff. Good food. However I was surprised that there was very little effort put in to hygiene. No hand sanitizer anywhere. You have to pass through 3 closed doors to get to the toilets. Would be helpful to have these doors open, reducing the amount of touch.
It would also be nice to have a side salad with the lasagna. While delicious, it would have been better if it was accompanied by a salad.
Otherwise, it was a good experience overall.

Bar Italia
Responded on 1 July 2020

hi Gina ,thanks for your review.We do have hand sanitizing station at the entrance and customers are invited to use it when entering and exiting.We have now an extra one at the toilet entrance as u have suggested.All soap unit in the toilets also contain sanitizing agent.Self cleaning door handles technologyhave been installed and signage will be up to inform customers.Delighted with the food,staff is now told to offer a salad to customer when ordering one,although not an italian custom.Ciao

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BrendanO
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely ambience, great service and good food, just a bit too pricey.

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LyndaK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a very good experience on the first weekend following the kick down being lifted - some portions small though but quality of food very good

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food!!

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CarlosS
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Tables are placed 2m apart and the place is sparkling clean.
Both food & service are great.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, amazing service.

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KrantiK
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Customer service needs to be improved.
Looked like waiters didn’t have enough patience.
Looked like, We have been forced to place the order in rush.
Didn’t even get a chance to look into menu. We have placed what we remembered from last time.
My friend was bit uncomfortable with that. But remaining all good with food and taste.
Would be appreciated if the above can be improved for the future visits.

FAQs

Bar Italia does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Bar Italia also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 874 1000.

Bar Italia is rated 4.6 stars by 167 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.