WE SERVE THE BEST FOOD
Pacino’s Restaurant, Bar & Venue is ideally positioned on Suffolk Street, in Dublin’s main retail and social district. We are located beside Trinity College Dublin, The Molly Malone Statue (across the street), beside the famous Grafton Street Shopping promenade and Dublin’s Tourist Information Centre.
Pacino’s Restaurant, Bar & Venue is easy to find and close to all the main city centre attractions.
For nearly 20 years Pacino’s has been on Suffolk Street and throughout this time we have aged well, adapting our business to suit the changing tastes and demands of our discerning customers. With a capacity of 140 seats, Pacino’s offers an old world vibe – stylish brickwork, wooden floors and soft lighting combine to create a rustic atmosphere complemented by the finest authentic rustic Italian food. We hope you enjoy your dining experience with us, as much as we enjoy welcoming you as a customer.
Chef Patron to Pacino’s, Luca Mazza brings authentic Italian cooking of the highest quality ingredients. Recognised as one of the best Italian Chefs in the country. His dishes are truly made the Italian way with some made following recipes true to their origin, and not having been compromised or altered over the years such as the Carbonara.
At Pacino’s our aim is for our menu to be accessible to all. All our food is cooked to order. Our wines are expertly chosen with some dishes paired with wines to suit. Our expert chefs use only the finest ingredients, sourced locally from the most reputable butchers, fishmongers, green grocers, artisan producers and internationally from carefully sourced specialist food suppliers. Our Meat is supplied by Kettyle Meats. All our poultry are reared on only natural foods. Our seafood is supplied by Wrights of Marino. Our vegetables are supplied by Matt Butler and delivered from the market daily.
HISTORY OF PACINO’S
The first restaurant to be housed at 18 Suffolk Street was established in 1981. It was the 18th Precinct and it was developed and launched by then owner Sylvester Costello. Syl as he was better known planned and developed an all American themed restaurant serving steak, burgers, and salads like ranging in prices from 50p to £10. The 18th Precinct was twined and themed with a New York Police Department where all the waitresses and waiters dressed in police uniform and even had gun holsters on their person. It is rumoured that Syl even ran into trouble in JFK airport when he decided to bring lots of New York Police Memorabilia back from the states to Ireland including replica guns, nightsticks and handcuffs when stopped at customs. A plaque from the 18th Precinct New York Police department, having since been restored can be found on the wall in Pacino’s as recognition of that time.
In 1993, the 18th Precinct had closed and it wasn’t until Frank Bergin took over the lease was there a new restaurant born. Frank had opened a family friendly Italian Trattoria and Pizzeria that proved very popular with people of all ages and possessed a character, charm and menu that was popular with all, young and old. Pacino’s traded for 14 years through the late ‘90’s and into millennium to see a change of currency and a smoking ban. To this day the main restaurant floor and the server sections are associated with the non smoking and smoking areas while the front section was known as “Bus” as it was close to the bus stops of Suffolk Street.
In 2006 Pacino’s Restaurant was sold to Michael Martin, and it was from this point that Pacino’s was moulded into what it is today. With extensive renovations completed which included the conversion of the basement storage areas into a Cellar Bar& Venue and expansion of the third floor into a Mezzanine seating area. With this new found use of space Pacino’s grew from an Italian Trattoria to a Restaurant, Bar & Venue that produces the best in authentic Italian food created by the fantastic Chef Patron Luca Mazza with a huge focus on entertainment and nightlife.