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

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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Barista making Italian espresso

How To Drink Coffee Like An Italian

Coffee culture is so in right now.

You might think you’re well versed in the world of coffee; it’s something you drink every day, right? Well, you’ll see just how well versed you truly are when you walk into a coffee bar in Italy and order your double-shot skinny latte with almond milk and 2 pumps of vanilla…

To put it in perspective for a local audience, imagine the look on your face when ordering a Guinness and being given some monstrosity that’s served in a single pour with a generous 2-3 inch head, maybe a splash of blackcurrant cordial for good measure? Ok, now we understand each other!

The Italians take their coffee seriously and your chances of getting that Frappuccino with extra cream are very slim.

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Italian Christmas Dinner Celebration

What Do Italians Eat At Christmas?

There’s quite a few of us out there that cannot imagine a traditional Christmas dinner without our roast turkey, ham, veggies & gravy.

We fantasize and drool all year for the Christmas day indulgence, but the main feast is usually over quite quickly. Then, there’s Italy. If there’s one culture that know how to make a meal of it, it’s the Italians.

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The Italian Kitchen Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Authentic Italian Pizza From The Italian Kitchen

A favourite saying here at The Italian Kitchen, is “an authentic Italian meal does more than nourish the body, it inspires the soul, bringing people and families together around ideas, laughter and love.”


There are quite a number of Italian restaurants in Dublin. What sets us apart from all the other’s is that authentic Italian cooking is at the heart of what we do and who we are. This is particularly prevalent in our wood-fired pizza.

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Gift Card at the Italian kitchen

The Italian Kitchen Gift Card: Getting Christmas Under Wraps

Christmas is just around the corner and you now have just over one month left to get those Christmas presents under wraps! (Pun intended)

The foodie in your life would be thrilled with a restaurant gift card, especially after all the cooking over the Christmas period. What better way to say thank you than a night off and to be wined and dined in one of the best Italian restaurants in Dublin!

The Italian Kitchen, one of the highest rated Italian Restaurants near Swords on Trip Advisor, are taking the hassle out of Christmas shopping this year. Not only do we offer gift vouchers which can be used for any one of our exclusive menus, but you don’t even need to call into us to get your gift voucher. Simply fill in your details in our Gift Voucher Order Form and a member of the Italian Kitchen Team will contact you to arrange your perfect gift.

To book a table online now visit or call: +35318711255

The Italian Kitchen at Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport, Stockhole Lane, Swords, Co Dublin