Dining Out

Stoneybatter’s busy new wine bar extends a warm Italian welcome

A Fianco opened earlier this year and, with its friendly atmosphere, carefully chosen Italian wines and delicious seasonal small plates, has quickly become a fixture on the Dublin eating scene

A Fianco on Manor Street in Stoneybatter has a real sense of conviviality. Picture: Bryan Meade

It’s a cold Tuesday and A Fianco, a recently opened sister spot to Grano, is hopping in the absolute best way possible. There are locals enjoying an early bite, couples sharing dishes and conversing intimately, and groups of friends standing to the side of the room, drinking vibrant wine while snacking and chatting. There’s a real sense of conviviality here, as if owner Roberto Mungo has welcomed each guest into his own living room for ...