Dunne & Crescenzi



2 euro 'Best Budget' denotes moderately priced establishment (max. less than €50pps for accommodation or €35 for 3-course meal without drinks) A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Dunne & Crescenzi
14 & 16 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2 Dublin City
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Tel: +353 1 677 3815

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A glass of wine, a plate of antipasti and great coffee will transport you to Italy in this bustling and unpretentious spot where simple good food is a priority
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Heated
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Italian
  • Al Fresco
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • MSG Free
  • No Music Restaurant
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Vegetarian Menu
  • Wine Bar/Café

Dunne & Crescenzi

Always a delight for its unpretentiousness and the simple good food it offers at reasonable prices (for the high quality), this Italian restaurant and deli is very near the Nassau Street entrance to Trinity College, and the first of what is now a small family chain of husband-and-wife team Eileen Dunne and Stefano Crescenzi's Dublin restaurants.

It's the perfect place to shop for genuine Italian ingredients - risotto rice, pasta, oils, vinegars, olives, cooked meats, cheeses, wines and much more - and yet there is commendable emphasis on sourcing the best of local ingredients for their beautiful fresh-tasting meals.

A great example of how less can be more...how good to sit down with a glass of wine (house wine is reasonably priced, and bottles on sale can be opened for a small corkage charge) and, maybe, a plate of antipasti - with wafer-thin Parma ham, perhaps, several salamis, peppers preserved in olive oil, olives and a slice of toasted ciabatta drizzled with extra virgin olive oil...There are even some little tables on the pavement, if you're lucky enough to get them on a sunny day.

Indoors or out, expect to queue: this place has a loyal following.



Seats 60 (outdoor, 20). Open Mon-Sat 8-11, Sun 10am-10pm. A la carte; wine from about €15. Children welcome; air conditioning. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 06-07-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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