Different Types Of Pasta

Four Common Misconceptions About Italian Food

When you think of your favourite Italian classics, there’s always a few dishes that come to mind. The classics like pizza, creamy pasta, garlic bread.. I could add to this list all night!

But what if I told you that some of your favourite dishes were not actually Italian? And that they were so far from being Italian that Italian natives have no idea what you’re talking about. Read more

Gelato at the Italian Kitchen

Classic Italian Desserts At The Italian Kitchen


Italian restaurants in Dublin don’t come much more authentic than The Italian Kitchen in the Clayton Hotel, Dublin Airport.

We take great pride in sourcing the best, freshest ingredients which we combine to bring you truly authentic Italian cuisine.

Not only is this evident through our pizza’s, pastas & beautiful main courses; but it’s a passion we bring into our dessert menu as well.

With this in mind, the Italian Kitchen brings classic Italian dessert options to our menu such as tiramisu, affogato, gelato and more. Read more

Flavours Of Fingal

The Flavours Of Fingal Country Show

The Flavours of Fingal Country Show is coming back for another year, coming to Newbridge House on this coming 29th & 30th June.


The Flavours of Fingal is quickly becoming one of the most popular foodie events in Dublin, with some of the finest food producers North Dublin has to offer showing up for the event.

Not only that, but the event is jam-packed with family activities and exciting competitions  around the following categories: Read more

Bottle of Italian Red Wine

The Benefits Of Drinking Italian Wine

A Glass a Day, Keeps The Doctor Away.

That’s how the saying goes right?

There’s a couple of people come to mind immediately when I think of the benefits of drinking wine. I’ve heard that old line time and time again, “sure I’ll just have one more, it’s good for you!”.

It looks like they were on to something though. There are several benefits to drinking Italian wine, and I’m not just talking about using white wine to clean up red wine.

There is actual, real health benefits to the glorious nectar. Read more

Award winning chefs at the Italian Kitchen

The Italian Kitchen Awarded AA Rosette For Culinary Excellence

The Italian Kitchen at Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport is delighted to have been awarded the prestigious AA Rosette Award in recognition of their Culinary Excellence.

The Italian Kitchen offers an authentic Italian dining experience in a relaxing and elegant atmosphere. Read more

Catherine Fulvio Cooking Demo At The Italian Kitchen

Catherine Fulvio Cooking Demo At The Italian Kitchen

Catherine Fulvio is one of Ireland’s most celebrated TV chefs. The owner of Ballyknocken House & Cookery School is one of Ireland’s most successful chefs with her cookery school, cookbook and popular TV spotlight. Catherine has also been recently nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Culinary Host

Catherine joined the team at the Italian Kitchen for an exciting and mouth-watering cooking demonstration for clients of the hotel. Read more

Italian Pizza at The Italian Kitchen

The Italian Kitchen: The Ideal Venue For Easter Dinner

It can be hard to find the right venue for Easter lunch. Between Good Friday, Easter Sunday and the following Bank Holiday Monday; a lot of restaurants will have different opening hours which you cannot rely on.


The Italian Kitchen, the finest of Italian restaurants near Swords, will have its doors open all weekend this Easter. Read more

Fresh Italian Pasta At The Italian Kitchen

Why Fresh Ingredients Are So Important For Italian Cooking

If you ask any Italian chef worth their salt, what is the most important aspect of a true Italian dish, they will undoubtedly say the ingredients.

Arguably, the most important aspect of Italian cooking is the use of fresh ingredients.

Fresh, high quality ingredients are usually the difference between a mediocre meal and an instant classic. The ingredients you use in your meal preparation have the ability to make or break the meal.

So don’t skimp out, spend a little more time and a little more money sourcing the best ingredients for your meals and you will instantly notice the difference.

But remember, not all ingredients are created equal. For example, oregano is much more potent and flavoursome when it’s dried. So using fresh oregano may not be the best approach.

So let’s look at a number of ingredients where freshness always comes first! Read more

Mother's Day Italian Kitchen

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Style at The Italian Kitchen

Mother’s Day every year approaches rapidly and almost sneaks up on us. This year you don’t have to look anywhere else except, The Italian Kitchen.

We cater for both large and small parties. When it comes to Italian Restaurants in Dublin, we will ensure that your Mother’s Day will be a very special day. Read more

Basil leaves garlic pene,spghetti and cherry tomatoes

Five Essential Ingredients For Italian Cooking

Italian cooking is more of an event than a process. Combining skills, experience and a true passion for good food, traditional recipes and fresh ingredients.

The ingredients used during the preparation of a meal are vital and sourcing the right ingredient is often a make-or-break situation.

There are a whole host of ingredients many will tell you are vital in order to cook like a true Italian.


Here at The Italian Kitchen, however, we have put together a brief list of the 5 most essential ingredients for true Italian cooking.

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