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Al Boschetto Restaurant

2 Merrion Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 1 667 3784
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (23 reviews)
“tagliolini” (3 reviews)
“profiteroles” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Merrion Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 196 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice pizza and a cold beer for €20 was okay. Have been before and would go again. Nice restaurant and friendly staff. Wine expensive at over €30 a bottle however.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the strength of two previous dinners at an adjacent restaurant and a pub on two preceding evenings and almost next door to Al Boschetto we decided to try Italian in Dublin/Ballsbridge on a Monday Night and there was a large group on their patio...More

Thank Are J
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We dropped in here on the offchance one evening & were very pleasantly surprised. We had a very tasty bottle of Pecorino wine, deep yellow and flavoursome. My husband had spaghetti carbonara, which was perfect - just enough sauce to coat the pasta, eggs just...More

2  Thank Su O
Al Boschetto R, Owner at Al Boschetto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Ciao Su, Thank you for this sweet review - it means a lot that you took the time to share your feedback with us :) We are especially delighted to hear yourself and your partner thoroughly enjoyed the meal... Our Carbonara is made in the...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

Enjoyed the lovely weather and sat outside overlooking the Dodder. We shared the margherita pizza (delicious, with a fresh baked, thin base) with added olives, a greek salad (fresh and tasty) and a couple of glasses of Santa Marggerita Chianti Classico. Staff were friendly and...More

1  Thank wheelie07042
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has terrible customer service the award of worst restaurant of the year shud go to this restaurant !! Dont waste ur money for food here, bellucci next door is way better than these lads !!

Thank Sharan S
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We were in Dublin for one night and we decided to try finding some home tastes. So we walked in this place and we found a little corner of Italy. People was beautiful and they're serving real quality Italian food. Not too overpriced, good fresh...More

2  Thank Daniele R
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Despite booking 5 days in advance - we were given a makeshift table that was holding open the door outside so anyone passing in/out hit off us, their 'daily' set menu was not on, food was VERY over-priced and labelling the portions as tiny is...More

Thank Anonymous201723
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Didn't have a reservation for dinner on Saturday night and as it was after 9pm we walked past a few restaurants in the area checking the menus. Chose Al Boschetto as it looked more unique than the rest. We weren't disappointed. It was like stepping...More

2  Thank JJ100000
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Looks small and unassuming at the front door, but this restaurant goes far back and even has a very nice riverside patio in the back. They serve great Italian food. We had caprese salad, lasagna, mushroom risotto and the seafood tagliolini. Everything was fresh, tasty...More

2  Thank traveling_nana2011
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I have to start by saving the staff were so friendly and helpful to us and the kids .. The food was ok , my pasta felt like it wasn't fully cooked or was cooked from a packet . I ordered it spicy and it...More

Thank JLVIreland
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Merrion Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 667 3784
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