Carrickmines Retail Park,
Tel: (01) 294-5111
Part of the excellent Vanilla Pod Eatery, VPK, with its brick walls and big pizza oven, has a real vibe. Pizzas, pastas, 'superfood' salads, antipasti and takeout are all available, plus gluten-free pasta and desserts.
Linguini with shrimps, chilli, garlic and tomato sauce, Parmesan shavings, €12.90
The Bridge Mills,
Tel: (091) 530-515
A restaurant and bacaro (wine bar) in a cool, stone-clad setting with the River Corrib running underneath. With a rustic Northern Italian feel, the menu serves cicchetti and spunciotti (tapas-style dishes) as well as pasta, risotto, steak and seafood
Hand-made roasted turnip gnocchi with green lentils, squash puree and parsnip crisps, €14.50
Tel: (01) 898-3101
Already in Smithfield, the Egan Hospitality Group has opened a second Bel Cibo pizzeria cafe. From breakfast right through to dinner, they do antipasti, pizza, pasta, and burgers.
Risotto with asparagus and pecorino cheese, €14.50