After previously visiting Enoteca Delle Langhe in Dublin’s Italian Quarter three years ago, I have not been able to stop thinking about the (what seems to be) most authentic Italian meal I’ve ever had. The delicate mix of seasoning, tomato sauce, and parmesan stayed with me and when I returned to Ireland I was craving it. Kelly and I made a point to visit on a slow weekday afternoon in order to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. It’s nestled into Dublin’s Italian quarter, just like the burrowed northern Italian region of Langhe.

The small interior holds perfectly spaced wooden chairs and tables that make for a delightfully cozy place to really savor your meal. The lunch special includes a main for €9, main + coffee for €9.90, and a main + starter for €11.90. The Crostino Ricotta E Pomodori Secchi (ricotta cheese, Apulia semi-dried tomato, and basil on grilled bread) was the perfect prequel to our main courses. Ordering the Tagliatelle Alla Bolognese did not disappoint after my previous experience here. Various cheeses, a light tomato vodka sauce, and basil filled the thick pasta which made each bite burst with flavor. You can imagine the ingredients coming straight from the Italian markets. Kelly’s Spaghetti Alla Chitarra Arrabiata was also on the same level… she even took the last of it to go so she could indulge in a little midnight snack.

Although we did not try their all day wine bar which boasts a selection of 100 unique wines along with mixed bread, meat, and cheese boards, we will definitely be back to try more!

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