A visit to Italistro, an authentic Italian restaurant in Bandon

Last week two of us visited Daniele Quatrana’s new Italian restaurant in Bandon called Italistro. Daniele is the owner and is from Italy though has lived here for over 30 years. He told us that nearly all the fixtures and fittings have come from Italy and it certainly has that feeling.

The surroundings really work. Daniele has chosen clean pastel colours and a very modern decor. The restaurant is also cleverly laid out so that there is ample room between the tables and there is a feeling of privacy yet a buzz around the place.

I chose a spicy hot pizza and had the choice of three different sizes with a thick or thin base all at different prices. What I really like about this menu is that you can have just a pasta or pizza or if you feel a bit more peckish, you can choose a steak or other meats, ie he has catered for everybody at all price brackets. Our bill was less than euro 30 per head for a pizza and a couple of glasses of white wine which I thought was very reasonable. Incidentally, the pizza was the best that I have eaten in a long time and so far all my guests from Kilbrogan House who have visited the restaurant have been favourably impressed. Daniele, we have been waiting for such a restaurant in Bandon for a long time so well done!!

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4 Responses to “A visit to Italistro, an authentic Italian restaurant in Bandon”

  1. tom o' keeffee Says:

    did you try the pizza in sorrento’s? i think you didn’t because that is the real thing, they are there around 5 years and i never had a bad meal. i tryed daniel’s new place and i went back to sorrentos.no point to change, why?

  2. Catherine FitzMaurice Says:

    I haven’t tried the pizza at Sorrento lately. I will pay it a visit again shortly to compare. I have just had an Italian visitor staying and he was so happy with Italistro that he went twice during his five day stay. That has to be a vote of confidence!! (This visitor was not in any way connected with Daniel)

    I wish the chaps at Sorrento would update the decor! Like you, I haven’t had a bad meal there but I like the look and feel of Italistro much more than Sorrento and so far the food at Italistro has more than lived up to guests expectations.

  3. Paul Says:

    Pity its now closed down due to the town flooding. I miss the great food and atmosphere, not to mention the lovely cocktails. Bandon needs a modern restaurant like this badly

    • kilbrogan Says:

      Judging by the planning notices next to the Old Danielle’s take away on South Main Street, there could be plans afoot to open up something similar to Italistro. Lets hope so as Italistro was such a welcome addition to the town!

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