For a trip to Italy while in Temple Bar, go to Botticelli's. It's hard to imagine your not in some trattoria in Florence while enjoying the fresh produce Botticelli's takes pride in serving. In fact if I could think of one word to describe Botticelli's it would be -- FRESH.
Fresh tomato sauce, newly cut salami...the first thing you might notice on the outside of the building are the Bridgestone Best of Ireland plates adorning the sides of the entrance. Then you might notice the noise level isn't fitting for a romantic date, but is suitable for a group of friends looking for a good meal. All the tables will likely be full, but the food is worth it.
I had the salami pizza on two occassions. The Margherita, the Capricciosa, and the Botticelli pizzas tempted me too. Each time it was delicious and both times when it arrived to my table, the cheese was so hot, it dripped off the edge of my fork as if it were liquid. Totally recommended for pizza, wine, and friendly banter amongst your VT friends.
Favorite Dish: pizza, Pizza, and more PIZZA!
This is actually mainly a restaurant but as I've never in the restaurant I can't comment on that. However, next door is their Ice-cream and coffee place. That I can heartily recommend both for the quality of the coffee and Ice-cream and as a handy perch from which to observe the passing life of Temple Bar.
Favorite Dish: Cappucino at 11 at night
For real Italian food at a very good price go to Botticelli in the heart of Temple Bar. Here you will find lovely fresh Iralian food at a very good price. Normally no need to book if you go early ie. before 8.00pm. After this time week-days book and at week-ends book always. There is a real Italian ice-cream shop attached to the restaurant so if you want to wander around for a while after you can skip desert and get a take-away ice instead. The ice-cream is recommended at any time of the day-it is simply delicious!!!
Excellent restaurant, busy for a Tuesday night but we got a table without booking. Nice buzz around the place as it was fairly busy, but service was excellent.
Good varied menu with wide choice of Italian dishes.
Favorite Dish: I had a Gnocchi dish with a tomato and mozzerella sauce which was lovely.
We arrived there quite late, but the personnel didn't make too much of it. They also ate there, which is a good sign for a restaurant :-)
I must say though that it might get a bit chilly in winter times.
Favorite Dish: When I was there some time ago, I had the pasta with three cheeses, which was very, euhm, cheesy! But it was a nice dish anyway. My friend had the penne salmone, well, at least sth salmon, which proved very edible!
They serve good food here but the service was awful when I was there. It took ages to order, it took ages to get something to eat but it didn't take long to decide how much tip we will leave ;-)
Favorite Dish: The pizza is excellent here!
There are many Italian restaurants in Temple Bar and most of them are budget! So don't hesitate and enter into the one you like most, the food will surely be great!
Well, I found all the restaurants, pubs and shops in Dublin very comfortable, there is a nice and warm atmosphere anywhere, and the people are very kind too, so you will feel at ease everywhere!
Favorite Dish: Pasta, Spaghetti Carbonara (bacon, egg and cream sauce) Spaghetti Bolognesa (tomato, meat, onion sauce) Pizza, of course: add as many toppings as you can!
Botticelli is my personal favourite for Italian food in Dublin. Some places might have better dishes, but Botticelli is quite cheap, cheerful and the staff are Italian (read: cute!). Their new coffee bar is very good and they serve lovely pastries.
Favorite Dish: Pizza's are the way to go here. They also serve decent house wine, garlic bread and desserts.
Botticelli. Italian cuisine Irish style. So expect your Scaloppine al vino bianco to be accompanied by chips. Oh well.
Italians in power, so lots of waiters running around in panic attacks, shouting at each other in italian. Sometimes shouting just for the fun of it. And if you want to have fun, notice how one waiter keeps dimming the lights, the other turning the lights higher all the time.
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