Dublin's Best Italian Food

This city? It's full of places to eat Italian food. Whether you've got a hankering for authentic pasta dishes made with seasonal ingredients or freshly-baked pizza that's lathered in melted cheese and all the toppings your heart desires; these eateries are sure to satisfy any of your cravings. From cosy hideaways to stunning rooftop destinations, here are the very best Italian restaurants Dublin has to offer. 

Last updated on 26th August 2020

Pacino's is an Italian restaurant in Dublin, serving food that's freshly cooked to order and paired bottles from their dedicated sommelier. Located right in the city centre, it creates a sense of amore with its atmospheric dimmed lighting and menu of exquisite authentic cuisine. 

Farrier & Draper

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Perfectly perched on South William Street, Farrier & Draper is a stylish bar spread over three levels with dedicated dining, drinking and private party areas. Head to the basement restaurant, La Cucina, and you'll find freshly-made pasta and pizza from the wood burning oven. 

Craving a slice of cheesy, gooey and freshly-baked pizza? Little Pyg is one of Dublin's coolest places to eat Italian classics, with a kitchen led by Michelin-awarded Enzo Coccia. Slices here come topped with fresh, seasonal ingredients and perfectly paired with refreshing cocktails. 

A vision in red, Angelina's is a beautiful canal-side Italian restaurant in Dublin with plenty of character, flavour and charm. The menu itself is made up of Italian, European and Irish influences, with everything from pork belly for brunch, to leek gnocchi and Italian sausage pizzas for dinner.

Isabelle's prides itself on being one of Dublin's most elegant places to eat, with its large open kitchen, white marble floors and Art Deco touches. Expect a menu of sublime Italian-inspired cooking, from classic boozy brunches all the way through to romantic dinner dates. 

Combining the elements of a classic Italian eatery and New York cocktail bar, this cool bar and restaurant is one of Dublin's best places for a night out. Stopping by for a pre-party meal? Expect a mix of classic pasta, pizza and cocktails before hitting the dancefloor. 

Il Vicoletto is a charming restaurant serving authentic dishes against a backdrop of Mediterranean-style decor. Located in the heart of Temple Bar, this place is notorious for putting together some of the best Italian food and wine in the city, with over 30 years of experience.

Sophie's offers its guests an unparalleled dining experience with panoramic views of the city and a stunning roof terrace for enjoying authentic Italian food in Dublin. Whether you're stopping by for lunch and sun tanning or going all-in on a date night dinner, this is a top spot.

Nero XVII is one of the best places to eat Italian food in Dublin, boasting an ample selection of pizza, pasta and grill options, alongside a number of plant-based and gluten-free dishes. Ideal for date nights, family outings and group dinners, this restaurant is a solid all-rounder.

Sprezzatura is a sublime Italian restaurant in Dublin's Camden Market area, bringing the essence of Italy to Portobello. Fill up on classic dishes such as sage butter-soaked gnocchi, clam spaghetti, Irish dexter bresaola and potato focaccia all for an affordable price.