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Il Fornaio IFSC

Custom House Square Valentia House Mayor Street Lower, Dublin D01P3K7, Ireland
+353 1 672 1853
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible11%
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“pizza” (43 reviews)
“bruschetta” (8 reviews)
“suckling pig” (3 reviews)
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Italian, European, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Custom House Square Valentia House Mayor Street Lower, Dublin D01P3K7, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little place within walking distance of The Spencer (who recommended) - loved observing the pizzas being created. Our pizzas were very tasty but way too much (after starters) so we went home with a doggy bag. Tirrimissu (clearly I can't spell) hit the spot...More

Thank caroline s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you step into this place and you've been to Italy you know you are in the right place. It's cramped, packed with tables and the waiters and cook are frantically speaking italian. We could only get a table tucked away in a corner under...More

Thank Dutchman02
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Finally I have found a real Italian pizza in Dublin. Fantastic. The local is little so it's better booking.

Thank marco b
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend came here to eat on a Saturday evening. I had the rigatoni pasta with Italian sausage meat and tomato sauce. No words can describe how amazing it was!! My boyfriend had a pizza and he loved it as well! Such a...More

Thank Ivett P
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I've been to the Il Fornio before back in 2016 and I loved the food and that's the main reason why I came back this year when visiting Dublin. I've ordered the grilled calamari as a starters and I was surprised to find little pieces...More

Thank Sara A
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We ate here on a Saturday evening and there was a great buzz in the place, it seemed to me that a lot of the clientele were regulars, a good sign. We were a group of four and had just a main course, each of...More

Thank Ms_Jodie
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Went last week to try this restaurant which is situated in Dublin's financial district. Restaurant size is small & was busy on a Monday night, which says something! Would definitely recommend pre booking on those busier weekday evenings & definitely at weekends. Food was very...More

Thank An_Englishman_in_NY
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

My 2nd time here. Great local Italian run restaurant, a nice quaint place with very friendly staff in the heart of the IFSC. The food is really nice and fresh and all at a very reasonable price too. One of the best in the area,...More

Thank DavidL120584
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service was great! Check it out! Fabulous appetizers!!! Highly recommend this eatery!

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We finally found it after realising that TripAdvisor had the location wrong. We are sure glad we did. After a week of Irish food we just needed a little taste of Italy. Luckily this is away from the main tourist thoroughfare so we found space...More

Thank Steve M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, just a quick question, do you offer delivery to Dublin 2 for pizzas? Thanks, Morgana
7 May 2016|
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Response from Steph2james | Reviewed this property |
Hi im not 100% sure but I honestly dont think they do. It is a small restaurant with like a deli counter that you can buty Italian meat, cheese etc, and im sure you can call in and order a pizza for take away but I dont... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$39
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Custom House Square Valentia House Mayor Street Lower, Dublin D01P3K7, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 672 1853
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Il Fornaio is a family run restaurant & bakery serving Authentic Italian Food since 1998. We promote a healthy Authentic Mediterranean diet, by using no additives and no preservatives in our traditional Italian Cooking. We only use carefully selected ingredients. Il Fornaio serves a variety of pasta, meat, fish dishes & pizza complemented by our exclusive Italian wine. Our breads are baked daily in our bakery. Start your own tradition with us.