Bianconis Bistro
232 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin


Based on 56 reviews

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Early Bird Menu available until 10pm every Monday - Thursday during January and February. Book early to avoid disappointment. Live music every Friday evening.

Our food is prepared carefully using the best fresh, natural ingredients, where possible from Italy.We hope that you enjoy your meal. Buon Appetito e Grazie! Car parking is available in the adjacent church car park.

Christmas Opening Hours

Dec 24th 2011 Saturday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Dec 28th 2011 Wednesday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Dec 29th 2011 Thursday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Dec 30th 2011 Friday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Dec 31st 2011 Saturday CLOSED
Jan 1st 2012 Sunday CLOSED
Jan 2nd 2012 Monday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Jan 3rd 2012 Tuesday 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
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Posted 9th May 2015 by FGOULDINGFirst Timer: 42 reviews

We made our second visit to Bianconis for dinner in just a few weeks, as we really enjoy this Italian Bistro. It looks like a cafe or deli from the outside but inside it's one of D4's little secrets. The Italian owner is really attentive (which you may or may not like) and the food is great. Whilst they do have International food (which truth be known is standard & boring), you really should stick to the Italian cuisine as it's wonderful. You can even pick up the ingredients from the deli when you leave. We prefer to eat late and this place is full of atmosphere up until closing time.

Posted 13th Dec 2014 by FGOULDINGFirst Timer: 42 reviews

Visited this restaurant last night on the spur of the moment and we were pleasantly surprised. The service is wonderful, great Italian hospitality and attention to detail. The food is a mixture of Irish fare and Italian specialities. You can even buy some of the products used for the cooking in their Deli. It's not the cheapest place but if you're in D4 and can't be bothered to visit the centre of town, it's worth a visit. By the way, it's more Italian than Dunne & Crescenzi. Highly recommended.

Posted 29th Jul 2014 by FMCAULIFFEFirst Timer: 1 reviews

Lovely food - very friendly atmosphere

Posted 11th Mar 2012 by SIERRA123Connoisseur: 58 reviews

Went on one of those vouchers deals i.e. €60 worth of food & drink for 2 for €30. Since the 3 course set menu was €22 that left us with €16 for drinks including tea & coffee, plenty you would think since I'm a teetotaler. I asked could I also see the a la carte menu too as well as the specials set menu. The gentleman in charge explained there was a chowder & a parsnip soup. Both I & my companion interpreted that the chowder was available on the special set menu & we both went for it. It was to die for, full of delicious chunks of salmon & white fish though a tad underseasoned. It was served with 1 slice of stout bread, unusual but unlike the soup, limited. I'm a pepper freak & asked for a black pepper mill & then white pepper since both shakers on the table were salt, their mistake not mine. I sensed some audible irritation from the gentleman serving on my 2nd request for white pepper. The medallions of pork had been replaced by pork belly which I hate so I went for the lemon chicken from the limited menu. It had the taste of the Med alright but it was plain & only came with a light jus, nothing to rave about IMHO. My companion had salmon simply done & he loved it. His roast (more sauteed) & my mashed potatoes were to die for, the latter was lovely & creamy. There had been a run on the Tiramisu & there was none left for moi by 3pm which annoyed me. I went for warm lemon drizzle cake with amaretto ice cream which was gorgeous, my companion went for apple crumble with vanilla ice cream but got amaretto instead. He really enjoyed it despite the mistake in the order. On being presented with the bill it turned out we owed €9. I only had 1 mineral & tea, my companion had a glass of wine costing €6.50 with regular coffee. The voucher should have more than covered it. When I queried it the proprietor told us he had charged us from the a la carte menu as I requested. I had done nothing of the sort, I had just asked to see it & certainly wouldn't have chosen that chicken dish had I been ordering from it. Both of us w

Posted 8th Mar 2012 by MR. CREOSOTEGuru: 43 reviews

Four of us had an early-bird at Bianconis early in the evening, so the restaurant was very quiet. I started with the Bruschetta, which was a bit too oily. My wife's Pate was perfect however. We shared the daily pizza special, caramelised onion and rocket, as recommended, and this was delicious. I'd also recommend the American Hot / Pepperoni pizza. I'd a glass of house red, from Abruzzo, and this was well above par. Service was attentive and helpful, and we all agreed that we would visit again, without hesitation.

Posted 6th Sep 2011 by BSBGIRLFoodie: 7 reviews

really enjoyed this restaurant, quite pleasant, with candles and all. We went there with a voucher we bought online so we didnt know what to expect, but we were surprise by the quality of the food, we had the fish of the day served with potatoes and the potatos was amazing taste. We also got two glasses of white wine. We didnt ordered dessert but got the delicious homemade italian icecream instead, which we ate on the way home. The icecream was perfect. Great experience, would definately go back to this place!

Posted 23rd Aug 2011 by YUMMY84Guru: 43 reviews

Just went here for coffee and scone with friend and found it reasonable. Really nice coffee. Scone was good but nicer if it was warmer. Staff very friendly. Would like to try more of their food!

Posted 14th Jul 2011 by JESSENewbie: 2 reviews

Have been here quite a few times and really enjoy every time I go. Last time, I had a salad plate with three salads which were delicious and so fresh. Friendly staff. Great place to stop for a coffee and a browse of the paper or lunch. Close to RTE so you might even spot star or two!

Posted 16th Jun 2011 by DAVSHEENGuru: 73 reviews

Visited this well known Italian opposite Vincents Hospital on the Merrion Road. Food was excellent and very friendly staff, portions very generous and everything was great value. They have a good selection of wine as well def worth the visit out to them .

Posted 14th Jun 2011 by LATEEATERConnoisseur: 15 reviews

Have a really enjoyed friend's bothday trips here. Lovely cosy, atmosphere. The early bird menu is excellent value too. And even though I got the impression it's frequented mostly by couples and groups, I was there with my sis and her 2-year old and they were very obliging and brought out some toddler-friendly food.
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