Dublin Restaurants

Il Primo

  • 16 Montague St. Map It
  • Southside
  • Italian

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

Owners John Farrell and Anita Thoma like to run this little two-story Italian restaurant like an intimate dinner party. A little quote board outside offers a daily pearl of wisdom, and old wooden tables and chairs give the two small dining rooms a casual feel. The friendly, if cramped, surroundings attract a devoted clientele and John's collection of contemporary art adds a dash of flair to the walls. The slow-cooked featherblade beef with winter vegetables and truffle oil is a standout evening dish. Risotto is a house speciality and the version with pancetta, leeks, and taleggio is a must. The wine list—heavy with Italian influences—is, to quote a local phrase, as long as your arm.

Restaurant Information


16 Montague St., off Harcourt St., Dublin, Co. Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

Map It



Website: www.ilprimo.ie

Restaurant Details:

  • No dinner Sun.

Published 08/11/2015


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all restaurants in Dublin

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?





No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.