I'm lucky enough to work with Italians and they recommend me this small but charming Italian restaurant in dublin 2 called" Steps of Rome". We had very good red house wine, Carpaccio di Bresaola (14.50), large salad Formaggio (10.90), pizza capricciosa (12.65 euros) and a delicious Italian capuccino all for 49 euros (not bad for such a great quality meal). What a pity that I couldn't eat more because I would have loved to have had a dessert! Arg!! A good excuse to go back!! We loved it!!! A bit pricy but we didn't care because we had an excellent lunch! My Italian colleagues were not wrong at all!! Thanx Irene for giving me the exact address to find this place, I would not have not found it otherwise! They also sell food to go, if you are in a hurry. We felt like in Italy, it remind me of a pizza we had with my friend Matteo in Verona! Delicious!!
Below you can see their web page with the exact address, it's very close to grafton street, it's actually the paralel street just after HMV shop. Just to let you know that it's a very popular place and quite small so avoid busy times since they only have one waitress, so don't be in a rush and be patient! It'll be worth the wait!