Stitch and Bear

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Caffe Parigi, Sir John Rogerson's Quay.

My other half is quite pleased with himself recently - a new Italian cafe, Caffe Parigi, has opened up near his work place on Sir John Rogerson's Quay. And it's a proper Italian too - overstaffed with hip, dark-haired, seriously smooth waiters. But that's not the best part - the food is great too and the prices are better.

I joined him there one day for lunch and I was immediately impresed by the smooth, sleek decor. It's more than clear that there has been a lot of effort and thought put into this enterprise. Opening the menu, I was pleased with the choice available and went for the mixed meat and cheese plate (€7.o0) while he chose the tagliatelle alla bosciaola (€7.00). Both dishes were impressive, especially the antipasto misto, which was more than generous (compared to the €14 spent in Meade's Bar, Cork later the same day).

The pasta portion was just the right size (Italian restaurants have a hard time in Ireland trying to convince us that a small portion of pasta is the right amount) and came with cream, mushrooms, ham and peas.

Add two dark intense espressos (at a brilliant €1.50 each), a small bottle of sparkling water and a glass of coke and the bill came to a total of €22. La dolce vita indeed.

Caffe Parigi, 17-19 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2 . 01 - 679 0022


Anonymous said...

I went in here today on the spur of the moment. I was so impressed with the food, coffee and the service that I would highly recommend a visit to this new cafe!! I will definitely be going back for a another visit real soon!!

Anonymous said...

Great cafe. Top food. Great value for money. Great staff. Only downside is having to queue for table at lunch. Now open late in the evenings too, I think.

Anonymous said...

Ive tried this place a few times and have ordered the same thing and paid a different price on every occasion.
The last time i spent 5 mins waiting for my change only to be told that there was none due, even tough i had paid 4 euro more than i had last time?????
Its a disaster at lunch time as u spend longer trying to pay for your meal than you did ordering it.
It has faults on many level's but the main one seems to be bad management.

Unknown said...

Dear Ben,

Firstly allow me to apologise to you and to express my disappointment regarding your comments. I really appreciate your feedback. We have recently introduced new training and procedures and to ensure that you should never experience such poor service again.

If possible could you contact me so that I can further discuss the issues.

Kind Regards
Blathnaid Lawlor
General Manager

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