Because of the upset in our flight plans, we didn’t get into Dublin until after 5pm on the 19th. My folks are early risers and so they eat dinner early but they had waited for us to arrive before going to eat. They had picked out an Italian restaurant called The Italian Corner with gluten free menu items that’s around the corner from Temple Bar and we called to make sure they had room for 6. They had our table ready within the 20 minutes I had told them it would take for us to be ready and over there.
The restaurant sits facing the river on Wellington Quay with a large glass window, perfect for people watching.
The menu includes a note that gluten free bread, pasta and pizza is available upon request. Since this was my first dining experience in Dublin, I told her “I’m Celiac” and asked a few questions about the food I was interested in ordering. The server was knowledgeable and I felt about as comfortable as possible having not seen the kitchen. The kitchen, by the way, was down the stairs from our table and I paid attention to the plates being brought up. Every meal looked like something I would want to try. The smells were enticing, to say the least.
I ordered a smoked haddock pasta with cream spinach and capers and what I suspect were a corn pasta. The texture was perfect and the sauce was amazing.
Our server was slow, and walked away a few times while my daughter was trying to order. I suspect that because of the small size of the restaurant and the full tables, that the noise simply drown her voice out, but it still was a bit of an inconvenience. For 6 people, the meal came to be about 130 Euros.
Our first meal in Dublin was a success. I had no ill reaction to the food and it was delicious.