Dunne & Crescenzi Italian Restaurant

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14-16 South Frederick Street
D02 RK68Dublin CityDublin
Ireland

Overview

When Eileen Dunne And her husband, Stefano Crescenzi opened their unassuming wine shop on Dublin's Frederick Street, in 1999, they weren't to know how quickly it was to become a well-loved institution.

Initially, it was primarily a wine shop, stocking over 150 wines from every region of Stefano's native Italy and serving some cold Antipasti and Cheeses. Soon, however, it was clear that it was morphing into a favourite destination for lunch and gradually they realised expansion, both in shape and form, was necessary. Having secured the adjacent premises, they have now created a bigger, but still intimate dining space. Simple Italian wooden tables and chairs furnish a large space with wine, pasta, oils and vinegars piled to the roof on shelves all around. This is a place to see and be seen, to eat and enjoy authentic Italian food and more importantly, to appreciate how simple cooking is used to superb effect. Italy and Ireland marry here very successfully - an arranged partnership pulled off with success. Irish meats like Castlemines beef go to make a truly representative Lasagne al Forno like you've never tasted. Locally sourced fish and shellfish are turned into Italian style fish broth. Simple platters of Italian charcuterie enjoyed with a glass of wine make the simplest of meals. 

Be overjoyed at the wines here - obviously a huge attraction given the original history of how this place began. The restaurant at Dunne & Crescenzi buzzes with politicians and students, lunching ladies and the literati. A real Dublin gem!   

 

Mon-Sat :7.30am - late Sun: 9:00am - late

Visiting Information

Head Chef: 

Gianmarco Raimondo

Cuisine: 

  • Italian

Facilities: 

  • Al fresco - Outdoor terrace / All major credit cards accepted

Suitable for - V1: 

  • Daytime Dining / Evening Dining / Sunday Lunch
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