Restaurant Reviews from Kazmatazz

Status: First Timer

Credibility Score:
52.5%

County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 2

Member Since: 17 January 2013

Last Visit: 17 January 2013

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Terra Madre Cafe restaurant

13A Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 1

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Cuisine:
Italian

Price Range:

Good
22 reviews

Reviewed 17th January 2013 ( visited 08th November 2012 )

If you want real, authentic Italian food in Dublin, then this is the place to go. It was recommended to us by a friend, and we were not disappointed. It's a tiny little place, exactly like you'd see in Italy or Sicily, with all Italian staff. The menu is very small, but well considered. Our waiter was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about everything on the menu, and we loved hearing the little details about the ingredients and where they came from. He encouraged us to try something unusual and we did. And again we were not disappointed. My bruschetta with capers was perfect. Crisp Italian bread, great oils and delicious vinegary capers made a great combination. My main was a simple basil & tomato linguine but the pasta was exquisite, as was the sauce. Simple and full of flavour, just like the great places in Italy. We were perturbed to see the wine list - simple red wine or white wine, at a mere €22 per bottle but decided to chance one anyway. It changes every night. This night we were given a smooth and chocolately Montepulciano. Was so good we opted for an extra glass. The coffee was one of the best I've had in Dublin and the small size made for a cosy intimate atmosphere. We were the last to leave and as we were on the way out the door, our waiter offered us a slice of fresh pizza he'd just thrown together for his friends, to take with us. Such a nice touch. So get yourself there fast. It's a little gem. Or on second thoughts don't - I don't want to give away the secret to one of Dublin's hidden jewels. Shhh!
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Wallace's Enoteca Delle Langhe restaurant

Blooms Lane, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 1

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Cuisine:
Italian

Price Range:

Good
53 reviews

Reviewed 17th January 2013 ( visited 16th January 2013 )

This is one of my favourite places in Dublin. I work close by and regularly have lunch here. They have fantastic and cheap lunch deals such as starter, main course and a coffee/tea for €10. Terrific value. Had their Caprese salad there yesterday and it was a feast for the senses. Perfect mozzarella, room temp and almost gooey, (fridge-cold mozzarella on salad is a pet-hate of mine) on a bed of flavoursome tomatoes and basil. Simple but gorgeous. It's also my go-to place of choice for a glass of wine in the whole city. My partner and I come here regularly at weekends and while the hours away chatting over a few glasses of vino. Their wine list is very comprehensive and very reasonably priced. And the staff are knowledgeable about their wines too. I've allowed them to recommend on a number of occasions and have never been disappointed. We usually end up having some nibbles with our wine and the food also is excellent. Their parmigiana is one of the best in the city. Staff are usually bubbly and friendly, and the decor is cosy and intimate. I'll never grow tired of my evenings in here. Love it.
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Wallace's Enoteca Delle Langhe
Blooms Lane, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin

This is one of my favourite places in Dublin. I work close by and regularly have lunch here. They have fantastic and cheap lunch deals such as starter, main course and a coffee/tea for €10. Terrific value. Had their Caprese salad there yesterday and it was a feast for the senses. Perfect mozzarella, room temp and almost gooey, (fridge-cold mozzarella on salad is a pet-hate of mine) on a bed of flavoursome tomatoes and basil. Simple but gorgeous. It's also my go-to place of choice for a glass of wine in the whole city. My partner and I come here regularly at weekends and while the hours away chatting over a few glasses of vino. Their wine list is very comprehensive and very reasonably priced. And the staff are knowledgeable about their wines too. I've allowed them to recommend on a number of occasions and have never been disappointed. We usually end up having some nibbles with our wine and the food also is excellent. Their parmigiana is one of the best in the city. Staff are usually bubbly and friendly, and the decor is cosy and intimate. I'll never grow tired of my evenings in here. Love it.

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Terra Madre Cafe
13A Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

If you want real, authentic Italian food in Dublin, then this is the place to go. It was recommended to us by a friend, and we were not disappointed. It's a tiny little place, exactly like you'd see in Italy or Sicily, with all Italian staff. The menu is very small, but well considered. Our waiter was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about everything on the menu, and we loved hearing the little details about the ingredients and where they came from. He encouraged us to try something unusual and we did. And again we were not disappointed. My bruschetta with capers was perfect. Crisp Italian bread, great oils and delicious vinegary capers made a great combination. My main was a simple basil & tomato linguine but the pasta was exquisite, as was the sauce. Simple and full of flavour, just like the great places in Italy. We were perturbed to see the wine list - simple red wine or white wine, at a mere €22 per bottle but decided to chance one anyway. It changes every night. This night we were given a smooth and chocolately Montepulciano. Was so good we opted for an extra glass. The coffee was one of the best I've had in Dublin and the small size made for a cosy intimate atmosphere. We were the last to leave and as we were on the way out the door, our waiter offered us a slice of fresh pizza he'd just thrown together for his friends, to take with us. Such a nice touch. So get yourself there fast. It's a little gem. Or on second thoughts don't - I don't want to give away the secret to one of Dublin's hidden jewels. Shhh!

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