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#47 of 502 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Oliver Plunkett House 128 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 422 6006
08:00 - 18:00
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Cork, Ireland
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this place few times, expecting a good espresso and of course an Italian welcome....., Felt I bit let down ...., in any sense, shame, I really believe is a nice place

1 Thank Nino A
Slane, Ireland
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Aside from people speaking English in the background whilst I ate my lasagne I forgot that I was in cork and not some cafe on lake garda or in Rome This is not a gimmick style restaurant but passionate Italians cooking food that there anacestors would be proud of Portions are plentiful and prices to reflect This is a must... More 

Thank markyspark1
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

I love Italee! They offer a panini combo that includes a panini, with a small salad and a taste of soup that it is really tasty! Coffee is really good, but they don't offer soya milk or almond milk. All the people i know love the Italee tiramisu. Some things i will change on this restaurant /cafe are the layout... More 

Thank Bibibibibibibibibibi
Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I adore this little piece of Italy, from the Italian staff spouting Italian to the genuine Italian cooking served in an unapologetic Italian style and taste this place transported me back to Rome even if it was just for lunch in Cork. We had the lunch special which was a home made spaghetti in a tomato sauce with ricotta and... More 

Thank UamVar
Cork, Ireland
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The best thing about it is probably the authenticity and the native flavor with which everything is served. Traditional size coffee and Italian pastry are like no others in Cork.

1 Thank Jane A
Cork, Ireland
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Combined Italian cafe life with a Cork flaviour is always available in this restaurant. The staff are welcoming and always willing to accomodate even in busy times. The food is nicely prepared and served with a smile. Standards are very high and consistant. The coffee is excellent and prepared with pride.

1 Thank LiamHowe
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

As always, this little café/restaurant delivered perfectly. Delicious mushroom soup, a perfect salad and sublime pasta pomodoro. Superb coffee. The menu is short but everything is excellent.

2 Thank Aisling C
Sligo, Ireland
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I had a craving for a panini at lunch time and googled this place and walked to it. Got a panini and a macchiato, which were both yummy but the staff was very unfriendly, including the manager. A little work on their attitude might go a long away towards making this place somewhere u would want to go to a... More 

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Clogheen, Ireland
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213 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Italy is famously blessed with a wonderful tradition of fine cuisine and wonderful diverse wines and the Italian passion for most of the beautiful things in life is legendary and difficult to ignore. They tend to bring this flair and enthusiasm for life with them wherever they go. Was once advised by a sage that if ever in doubt about... More 

Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Popped in to rest weary bones on thursday for the first time.Was immediately transported to Italy,a country dear to my heart over the years.The layout is so authentic of cafe bars I visited when I travelled to Italy.Family service chatting busily at the counter,the barista expertly working his craft with aplomb,mindful of orders with nodding friendly smiles from all the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Italian, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oliver Plunkett House 128 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 422 6006

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?