Manifesto
208 Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin

Cuisine:

Italian
Based on 119 reviews


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There is a small slice of Italy nestled in the very heart of Rathmines. A warm escape that excites with magnificent authentic Italian cuisine.

Welcome to Manifesto!

Chef-Owner Lucio Paduano hails from the south of Italy and his passion for creative and high quality food is reflected in our menus and wine list. Did you know Lucio’s kitchen is 100% coeliac friendly? Lucio and his team make their own pasta, sauces, bread and desserts every day, and Manifesto’s pizzas have won gold medals at the Pizza World Championships.

“I am very proud of Manifesto’s commitment to creating exceptional food with premium ingredients. I am passionate about bringing the very best from my home in the Campania region, in southern Italy to Dublin, and I have selected some truly great Italian wines to compliment my menus. I look forward to welcoming you to Manifesto Restaurant!”

Lucio Paduano
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Posted 14th Nov 2017 by SERFFirst Timer: 38 reviews

Busy place so definitely book if possible. Had the veal - very nice but roast potatoes were disappointing - seemed reheated. Friend happy with lamb shank - comes off the bone. And pizza went down really well - thin base and tasty. A Diavolo with a glass of Diavolo would be just the ticket before you pop into the cinema next door.
But it was desserts that were enjoyed the most. Freshly made in house the panna cotta was delicious and beautiful presented. Same goes for the Tiramisu.

Posted 8th Jun 2017 by MELENDEZGuru: 37 reviews

Very enjoyable meal. Two very good starters. two very good pizzas. The wine is expensive, but any I was familiar with were very well priced and they have a great selection. Card machine failure on payment resulted in a double payment and could have been handled better, but not worth losing a star over. I will be back.

Posted 13th Aug 2016 by MLYGRFoodie: 18 reviews

had a great dining experience in this place. ordered from starter (rabbit and profiteroles), 2 pasta, desert and dessert drinks. every dish was fantastic and service was decent. would go back again to try their lunch deal!

Posted 27th Jun 2016 by JULIANTHEWANDERERFirst Timer: 2 reviews

excellent food and service, good value and atmosphere. And while it is great to have the stone oven in the same room, the place was absolutely roasting. our entire party left sweating profusely.

Posted 24th Jan 2016 by NIAMHNMNewbie: 4 reviews

We usually love this restaurant but had a bad experience tonight. Service in particular was awful. We waited 30 minutes before we were offered a drink or before anyone attempted to take our order. This was despite trying to get the attention of various staff who were all too busy or ignored us. nWhen the food finally came it wasn't up to the restaurants usual standards, the pizzas were burnt and scantily topped compared to normal. In fact all the pizzas we saw at tables around us looked pretty burnt which is unusual considering all the awards Manifesto claims to have won for their pizza. nAdded to the disappointing food the new restaurant lay out which squashes in far too many tables for the space makes the dining experience a little too cosy .. Fine if you want to join in your neighbours conversations otherwise not too enjoyable. We won't be visiting Manifesto again for a while, which is disappointing as it used to be a local favourite.

Posted 14th Dec 2015 by JEMIMA124First Timer: 8 reviews

Love this restaurant! I could be a little biased as it is on our doorstep in Rathmines but the food and atmosphere make for a great evening and it all topped off by the lovely staff who go out of their way to make your evening very special!

Posted 30th Sep 2015 by VIVISTONEFoodie: 94 reviews

Went on Sunday for the lunch special, the place was busy with a lively atmospheare, I had the pizza Mafiosa, and it was simply delicios!! Probably one of the best pizza in Dublin!!! Definitely will be back

Posted 20th Jul 2015 by NOIGEConnoisseur: 25 reviews

Popped into Manifesto a couple of days ago for a pizza. Looks very run down from the outside but it was packed inside, despite being fairly pricey, so we thought hey hey, must have found a hidden gem here. We ordered a couple of pizzas (Don Corleone and a Margherita with peppers, tomato, onion, and mushroom) and a half carafe of white wine.

Disappointingly, it was a let down. The Don Corleone (apparently Ireland's best pizza in 2011 and an Italian favourite) involved a little cheese, pieces of a kind of Italian herb sausage and some spinach and, lacking any tomato base, it was pretty much tasteless. The other pizza suffered a similar lack of cheese, slimy veggies, and was also very so-so (a little bit tastier).

The pizza bases were nice, as was the wine (€20 for half a carafe of house white is pretty steep though - that'd be €30 for a full bottle). Service was ok, if a bit slapdash. All in all, a very ordinary experience. We won't be rushing back. A shame!

Posted 13th Jun 2015 by MARK.BENTLEYFirst Timer: 4 reviews

A great restaurant. I have been here a few times before and it never fails to impress. The atmosphere is great and the service is first class. The food is delicious.

Posted 23rd Jan 2015 by VIVISTONEFoodie: 94 reviews

Went with some friends for a pizza, I had pizza Mamy, which looks the signature pizza they have on the menu, the service was good and waiters very attentive.
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