Tuesday 23 January 2018

Eating out: Ireland's best pizza

Insider readers rate Ireland's pizzerias

La Cuchina, Limerick
La Cuchina, Limerick
Da Mimmo, North Strand, Dublin 1
Di Fontaines, Parliament Street, Dublin 2
Eno Restaurant, Dundalk

Takeaway pizza is one thing, and can satisfy a deep and familiar longing in our souls.

Hands up who's pre-ordered Dominos the morning after the night before, waiting for it to open at 12pm with baited breath? Oh, just us then.

However dining out in a pizza restaurant is another thing entirely. We asked our Twitter followers (@TheInsiderMag) for pizza recommendations up and down the country, and responses came thick and fast.

Here are the INSIDER picks for pizza pie ...


Di Fontaine's, Parliament Street, Dublin 2

Formerly of Temple Bar, the pizza slice joint is still a hot ticket any time of the day or night.

Thick dough, juicy toppings, massive portions ... . Drool.

@platinumjones told us the list should begin and end with Di Fontaines

Di Fontaines, Parliament Street, Dublin 2

Da Mimmo, North Strand, Dublin 1

A much beloved Dublin restaurant, this Italian gets special attention for its pizza.

@HatychTeeHaytch declares: "It's so delicious and excellent customer service too."

Da Mimmo, North Strand, Dublin 1

La Cucina, Limerick

Run by self-dubbed "real Italian foodies", it started as a takeaway and morphed into a hybrid restaurant.

@zuroph told us it's "the most amazing, authentic pizza in the land!" High praise indeed.

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Eno Restaurant, Dundalk

Eno's is a bar and grill, but their woodfired oven is known for producing delicious pizza pies.

First published in INSIDER Magazine, exclusive to Thursday’s Irish Independent

@mundy16 says "it's fantastic for pizza" and we are inclined to agree.

Eno Restaurant, Dundalk

Fast Al's Cork

@alan_maguire is a fan of Fast Al's, which has two branches at Pembroke St and Paradise Place in Cork city, and declare themselves to be not just a pizzeria, but a Leeside institution.

Miller's Pizza, Baggot Street, Dublin 2

The unusual toppings are what makes Miller's stand out.

@eoinheal called it "fantastic", and anyone who has visited the quaint but alternative Italian will know it's not your average pizza place.

First published in INSIDER Magazine, exclusive to Thursday's Irish Independent

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