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Il Primo

Il Primo 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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Montague St., off Harcourt St., Southside, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Dublin 2 | Map It
  • Phone: 01/478–3373
  • Website:
  • Location: The Southside

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No dinner Sun.
Updated: 04-29-2014

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