Bar Italia

4.7
531 reviews
€30 and under
Italian
Bar Italia is the perfect place to enjoy flavours of Italy while taking in the beauty of Dublin city. Serving fresh pasta, farm to fork steak, fresh fish and pinsa Romana a unique to Ireland 72 hours fermentation dough. Traditional dish feature in our menu along with intriguing modern specials using only the best of the Irish and Italian produce. Come inside and enjoy authentic dishes and genuine welcoming Italian service. we pride our selves with the best Italian wine list in Dublin with over 320 wines which 40 by the glass. 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 531 People Are Saying
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant service was spectacular, the food was outstanding…I recommend the Spaghetti Frutti di Mare, it’s delicious. The wine selection it’s above normal and in the same token they have proper wine glasses, which is very important for a wine lover. The Tiramisú was to die for….all and all it was an excellent dinning experience. I would go back anytime of the day and twice on Sunday
And to finish it all, when I was living it was playing a great song in the background…. Lady love by Lou Rawls!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was lovely and the service were more than lovely. :)

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IALDG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Unfortunately this time the dishes were not as good as they used to be.

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AoifeC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Italia never disappoints. The food is delicious no matter what you choose, the wait staff are very attentive and friendly, and the atmosphere is excellent. One of my favourite places to eat in Dublin!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great little spot down on the quays. We’ll be back soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had such a lovely server and the food was really good! Enjoyed my experience

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CK15
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. We will definitely be back.

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OrlaD
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere, super service. Thank you.

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ElleD
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love eating here for years now. New year's day was very busy in bar italia at lunch time and we were glad, because it's been tough on all restaurants recently. Bar Italia is special to us, we love the place and would recommend to everyone. Staff always excellent.

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Daragh
Hungary
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere. Best Italian in Ireland

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BrianM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal, and service from staff. My girlfriend and I would totally recommend this place to anyone.

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MaryseR
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aller manger au Bar Italia c’est comme se retrouver en plein cœur de l’ Italie !
Le staff est extraordinaire de gentillesse et de compétences !
La nourriture est divinement bonne.
C’est un vrai plaisir des yeux et des papilles !

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RachelC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant, fresh and tasty ingredients. The menu isn't large but it shows everything is fresh. Lovely place, we went there for new year and even with the time restrictions everything was fine.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We sat outside, it was a really bad ambience. We asked a couple of times if we could sit inside but that was not possible. There were a lot of seats available but they were ‘all booked’.. we were there until closing time and those seats were never filled. The food was too expensive for the bad quality it was. The pizza was mostly bread and tomato sauce. The drinks were really bad also. I would definitely NOT recommend this place. There are so much more nice restaurants in this area. Very dissatisfied.

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Buck
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Overall not bad, but spoiled by a very disappointing main course (Mezze Maniche Guancia Bue) described on the menu as melt-in-the-mouth and was anything but. The meat was tough and appeared dried-out in parts.
In fairness to the restaurant, I was offered a change but I declined. Also, we received a complimentary digestif each.
The Scampi Mediterranea starter looked lovely but required a lot of effort for not much reward in the eating.
The Bruschetta Zucca e Salame start was very good, as was the other main: sea bass fillet.
Matching wines were good and well chosen if pricey (well it is Dublin!)

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MonikaS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely starters. Bruschetta with calamari fresh and calamari cooked very well. Ravioli with mushrooms is my absolute favourite. My daughter really liked the pizza. We will come back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food always great and the service staff unbelievably friendly, fun and full of life.

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Catchupwithfriends
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always love Bar Italia. Well managed in these covid times, lovely atmosphere, food beautiful.

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AshtonW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Deadly wine, loved the Barbera D'Alba. Great dinner also.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabbydabbydoo

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SUEH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, amazing food, Staff are very attentive, plenty of space for social distancing. Felt very safe.

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ConorO
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous food. We had pasta. Huge wine selection. Great staff. Highly recommended

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LaviniaM
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really good, I really recommend and I’ve never been in a place with such friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Christmas get together

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Smil
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was disappointed that the regular menu was not available and instead limited Christmas menu was provided. Other than that food was delicious and authentic.

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GeorginaB
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic authentic experience. Great food and service, would highly recommend!

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IanB
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food and very efficient and friendly service.

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AoifeT
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food. Really friendly staff.

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arthurm
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent wine and friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Christmas work lunch

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OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian, great food and service

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jojomojo
7 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening, staff could not have been more authentic. Amazing authentic food and large range of affordable wines, great atmosphere

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LouiseW
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails, always great food. Staff are very friendly.

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CaseyD
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Food was so bad I asked for a carbonara and it was brown, the bacon was just lumps of fat

Bar Italia
Responded on 19 December 2021

hi Casey would have loved to hear that on the day rather than a review. we'd have explained the following : you requested a gluten free pasta dish, the pasta is made of lentils flour and therefore brown. Usually we dont even do a carbonara gluten free as it s a traditional dish. The fat is guanciale and we understand is not for everyone. We are happy that u want to try so u know the real thing, then u can decide to go to the american english way of carbonara. We dont sell our soul to the devil

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AlessandroM
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Bar Italia before and I'll keep going and recommending it to everyone. There's nothing faulty about that place. It's a proper Italian restaurant, there's no chicken in their Carbonara. 😊

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely meal, great food. The children really enjoyed the apple and peach juice. Thanks :)

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jesse
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good customer service and food. Would recommend it to friends

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Bernardo
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, and the waiters were amazing aswell , highly recommended

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johnb
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a lovely evening dining out with family.food beautiful.service was excellent.

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PaddyR
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were very good. Will be back. Nice menu

FAQs

Bar Italia offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 874 1000.

Bar Italia is rated 4.7 stars by 531 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.