Dunne & Crescenzi

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Dunne & Crescenzi review 1 Users say 4/5 Rate it

Despite the arrival of the much-discussed Carluccio's, D & C is the probably still the best Italian café in town. Or, more accurately, Italian cafés - for it actually occupies two adjoining spaces on this street. Both are small, dark and crowded, and on a busy day (which is every day), they can feel a touch on the claustrophobic side. But the food is truly wonderful: the tasty, fresh and simple lunches include cured and smoked meats, salads and panini; there's also a full wine list and, of course, superlative coffee.

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Dunne & Crescenzi details

14-16 Frederick Street South

Area Temple Bar

Transport All cross-city buses/Luas St Stephen's Green

Telephone 675 9892

Dunne & Crescenzi website

Open 7.30am-11pm Mon-Sat; 9am-10pm Sun.

Main courses €9-€21.50.

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Comments & ratings 4/5 (Average of 1 rating)

By Gina - Sep 13 2013

D&C is and has been the real Italian connection in Dublin for since its opening without any competition in my opinion. The review above is good but I would like to update their magnificent new addition, the deli, apart from the fantastic design, is a real pleasure to visit and purchase all prime Italian products. It is now also three shops in a row plus the deli and not dark. I love the winter dailies for lunch, minestrone and the italian sausages with beans!

By Babs - Oct 28 2010

We enjoyed excellent scrambled egg and ham croissant/scrambled eggs with mushrooms for breakfast so much that we returned to this restaurant for an evening meal. We weren't disappointed! For starters we enjoyed the bruschetta with tomatoes and the special chicken dish was delicious. We couldn't fault the food or the service at this restaurant which has a warm and friendly atmosphere. During our next visit to Dublin, we intend to skip the expensive hotel breakfast and head for D&C each morning. I expect we'll be there a few evenings too!