Athlone Diaries

Category: Food

Athlone restaurants and food


Genoa Cafe Athlone

Genoa Cafe in Athlone is a bit of an institution: it opened its doors in 1943 and was founded by Frank Magliocco. It started as an ice cream parlour and has been a popular take-away for several decades. Fish and chips is what Genoa Cafe is most famous for, so when a group of friends […]


Dining at Radisson Blu in Athlone

The Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone is a popular events venue in a convenient location and with stunning views over the River Shannon. The Radisson also has its own restaurant and caters for conferences and meetings. Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone The Radisson Blu opened in Athlone in 2004. It has private access to Athlone […]


Di Bella Restaurant Athlone

Continuing on my quest for tasty pizza in Athlone I went to Di Bella Restaurant. The restaurant itself is homely and welcoming and, when I visited, there were a couple of families having lunch. I ordered a pizza to take away and it was ready in less than ten minutes. Di Bella Restaurant Ambience The […]


Best Restaurant In Athlone? Poll

What Makes a Good Restaurant the Best Restaurant? There are many factors to consider when rating a restaurant. Of course, food is the number one factor. With customers becoming more aware of food provenance, having great ingredients, preferably local and organic, is an asset for any restaurant. Cost is another important factor for consideration, especially […]


La Cucina Di Angelo’s Restaurant Athlone

Right in Athlone town centre you can’t miss La Cucina Di Angelo’s, a beloved traditional Italian restaurant in Custume Place. La Cucina Di Angelo’s is so famous in Athlone that it doesn’t even have a website, but it does have a Facebook page. There you can read the history of the family behind this restaurant, […]


Il Colosseo Restaurant Athlone

There is so much to like about Il Colosseo in Athlone: it’s bright and airy, the waiting staff are friendly, the pizza is delicious. On a recent visit I had the Salamino pizza with ‘nduja Puglian spicy sausage. Salami or pepperoni pizza seems to be one of the most popular options in English-speaking countries, but […]


Kin Khao Thai: Michelin Guide Restaurant in Athlone

Athlone is fast becoming a foodie’s destination. There are currently three restaurants listed in the Michelin Guide: Kin Khao Thai, Left Bank Bistro and Thyme Restaurant. Kin Khao is located on the Left Bank in a colourful period building that looks like a converted farm inside. Gorgeous large canvas paintings of elegant women in traditional […]