Sunday 4 December 2016

three to Try L'Officina Il Vignardo Restaurant

Italian Without Tears

Published 20/06/2010 | 05:00

Enoteca D'Asti

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11-16 Russell Street,

Dublin 1.

Tel: (01) 884-7500

Style

An unpretentious little Italian eatery near Croke Park -- a stone's throw from Mountjoy Square. Friendly and helpful. From aubergine Parmigiana and antipasti plates to pizzas, pastas, and rib-eye steaks. Open lunchtime Monday to Friday. From 3pm Saturday and Sunday

Price

€7-€15

Try

Rigatoni Calabrese -- rigatoni pasta with spicy salami, black olives, tomato sauce and chilli

Wine

From €16

L'Officina

Unit 2, Building 10,

Dundrum Town Centre,

Sandyford Road,

Dublin 18.

Tel: (01) 216-6764

Style

An atmospheric spot that's perfect for before or after shopping, breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a night out with the girls. You can also dine alfresco

Price

€9.50-€24

Try

Beef with brandy sauce, rosemary potatoes, pan-fried courgettes and cherry tomatoes

Wine

From €17

Il Vignardo Restaurant

Store Street,

Dublin 7.

Tel: (01) 855-3099

Style

Vaulted ceilings and columns add atmosphere. There's a wide selection of antipasti, pizzas, pastas, chicken and steaks.

Price

€7.95-€24.95. Happy-hour special from 5.30-7.30pm -- any pasta or pizza €9.90

Try

Linguine con granchio -- fresh crab and chilli linguine with rocket and cherry tomato, and rocket pesto

Wine

A litre carafe from €20.50

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