Balcone Italiano Restaurant


Opening Times:

  • Dinner: Monday- Sat 5pm-10pm
  • Lunch: Fri & Sat 12pm-3pm (Pre-booked groups only - contact our team for enquiries)
  • All day Sunday: 12pm-10pm

The Balcone Italiano Restaurant is located on the mezzanine level of the Bridge House Hotel at the heart of Tullamore and is one of Offaly’s most loved Italian eateries with native Italian chefs it brings a culinary flare to the midlands that hasn’t been seen before.


Enjoy a fresh mix of home-made pastas and pizzas which are made daily in house. The restaurant also offers a selection of steaks, chicken and vegetarian dishes. Choose from a range of delectable Italian desserts and expertly made coffees. The restaurant is family-friendly and there are regular special offers. 


The Balcone Italiano is the perfect location to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, family gatherings and friend’s nights out and is one of the top restaurants in Offaly. Our staff go the extra mile and will help you to organize your night in the restaurant including personalized birthday cakes and desserts, champagne, private areas and much more.


Post-dinner drinks and live music can be enjoyed in our Library bar located in the hotel lobby or in our Bridge House Bar which plays hosts to live bands 7 nights per week.


For bookings call our hotel in Tullamore on 057 9325600 or email / or alternatively fill in the dining enquiry form below.


For further information on our dining options, you can check out the following sections on our web page: Char Bistro, Bridge House Bar & Grill, Coffee Shop & Carvery, Hotel Lobby/Afternoon Tea or Private Dining.


If staying in the hotel, speak to our reservations team about all-inclusive hotel and restaurant packages in Tullamore at the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. 

Bridge House Hotel

Zuppa del Giorno €4.95
Soup of the day (no croutons)

Garlic Bread €4.95
with mozzarella cheese and basil

Piccante crumbed mushrooms €7.95
Cajun flavoured golden fried mushrooms with homemade taco sauce

Brie Fritto €7.95
Golden fried brie on a bed of mixed leaves and accompanied with homemade cumberland sauce

Fajita spice marinated chicken wings €7.95
Mildly spiced, golden fried chicken wings served with a lime and chive crème fraîche

Bruschetta €6.95
Ciabatta with garlic butter, toasted in the pizza oven and topped with cherry tomato, garlic basil and glazed with mozzarella, garnished with salad and pesto

Piadina Balcone €8.95
Italian flatbread stuffed with parma ham, tomato relish, roast peppers, red onion confit, goat's cheese, rocket and finished in the pizza oven

King prawn cocktail €9.95
Balcone prawn cocktail on a bed of baby gem lettuce with baby caper, olives, cherry tomato and served with marine rose sauce

Prosciutto milano salami and coppa €8.95
Served with cherry tomato, black olive, mozzarella, pesto salad and ciabatta

Smoked salmon roulade €8.95
Stuffed with black pepper and lime cream cheese, with beetroot puree and pickled cucumber

Selection of crostinis €7.95
Mushrooms with garlic and rocket, ricotta cheese and cherry tomato, goats cheese and Parma ham served on toasted ciabatta

Tagliatelle Pollo €16.95
House smoked chicken with a pepper, red onion and tomato ragout in a rich chardonnay creamy sauce and finished with Parmesan and pesto served with garlic bread

Spaghetti Bolognese €16.95
Balcone style prime beef Bolognese tossed with spaghetti and topped with Parmesan. Served with garlic bread

Pasta shells with smoked salmon, baby prawns and mussels €16.95
Creamy white wine sauce flavoured with a hint of saffron, lemon and braise fennel finished with Parmesan and garlic bread

Cannelloni €15.95
Braised beef and pork cannelloni with two sauces; tomato and basil and Chardonnay cream sauce, glazed with mozzarella and served with garlic bread and side salad

Goats cheese and roast red pepper tortellini €15.95
Tossed in a tomato and basil sauce, finished with Parmesan, pesto and served with garlic bread

Balcone Penne Pasta €15.95 | Add chicken +€2.00
Pan-fried pancetta, spring onion and garlic in a white wine cream sauce finished with Parmesan and sun-dried tomato pesto. Served with garlic bread

Fettuccine chorizo and funghi €15.95
Chorizo and mushroom in a lightly spiced chardonnay cream sauce with spring onion, finished with Parmesan and served with garlic bread

Spinach and ricotta gnocchi bake €15.95
Baked gnocchi with grilled aubergine, pepper ragout and toasted pine nuts in a tomato basil sauce, glazed with mozzarella and served with garlic bread and side salad

Pizza Diavola €15.95
Fresh tomato sauce, pepperoni, jalapeños and premium mozzarella

Pizza Nonno €15.95
Fresh tomato sauce, premium mozzarella, fajita chicken, bacon and smoked applewood cheese

Pizza with meatballs €15.95
Fresh tomato sauce, premium mozzarella, meatballs and peppers

Pizza carni feast €15.95
Fresh tomato sauce, premium mozzarella, salami, meatballs, pepperoni and jalapeños

Pizza prosciutto and funghi €15.95
Fresh tomato sauce, premium mozzarella, parma ham and mushroom

Pizza balcone margherita €14.95
Fresh tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomato, smoked applewood cheese and pesto

Pizza goats cheese €15.95
Fresh tomato sauce, premium mozzarella, goats cheese, roast red pepper, pine nuts and caramelised sweet red onion

Pizza fajita picante pollo €15.95
Fresh tomato sauce, premium mozzarella, fajita spiced chicken, red and yellow peppers and lime crème fraîche

Pizza chorizo and salami
Fresh tomato sauce, premium mozzarella, chorizo, salami, peppers and mushrooms

Fillet 10oz €29.95 | Sirloin 10oz €24.95
All our steaks are served with onions, mushrooms and fries. Please choose garlic, her butter, Gaelic sauce or pepper sauce. All sauces are gluten free.

Fillet 10oz €28.95 | Sirloin 10oz €24.95
Cook your own steak on our athentic hot rocks. Served with home cut chips, onion and mushroom skewer served with a choice of pepper, Gaelic sauce or garlic butter

Chef's daily special
Please ask your server

Tuscan style fennel braised pork belly €17.95
Served on basil mash with a tomato and basil sauce topped with pepperonata

Filleto di salmone €18.95
Baked supreme of salmon with a saffron-fennel sauce, pickled red onion and basil mash

Anoitra arrosto €22.95
1/2 honey roast duck with basil stuffing, braised red cabbage served with orange sauce

Pollo chorizo and funghi €17.95
Grilled fillet of chicken on mash potato served with chorizo and mushroom sauce, garnished with sweet potato puree

Baked fillet of seabass €22.95
Stuffed with pepperonata and served with tomato sauce, spinach and ricotta gnocchi, basil pesto, pickled fennel and balsamic reduction

Pollo Balcone Roulade €17.95
Fillet of chicken with a semi-dried tomato stuffing wrapped in coppa ham on a bed of baby potato. Served with a chardonnay cream sauce and black olive dressing

Italian herb marinated roast chicken breast €17.95
Grilled fillet of chicken served with a whiskey mushroom gaelic sauce and topped with red onion confit

Zuppa del giorno
Homemade soup of the day

Balcone Bruschetta
Ciabatta toasted in the pizza oven, topped with fresh cherry tomato, garlic, basil, virgin olive oil and finished with mozzarella

Smoked Salmon Roulade
Stuffed with black pepper & lime cream cheese, beetroot puree and pickled cucumber

Cajun Style Golden Fried Mushrooms
Dressed with house style taco sauce

Balcone Caesar Salad
Tossed with bacon, cherry tomato, red onion confit, ciabatta crouton, Parmesan and Caesar dressing

Succulent Roast Breast of Turkey
With herb stuffing and a rich pan gravy

Baked Supreme of Salmon
With basil whipped potatoes, saffron lemon sauce with pickled red onion

Roasted Half Duck
Served with braised red cabbage and a red current & orange sauce

Pan Roasted Supreme of Chicken
Finished with red onion confit and a Tullamore Dew & mushroom Gaelic sauce

Goats Cheese and Pepper Tortellini
Tomato and basil sauce with freshly grated parmesan cheese, garlic bread and pesto

Balcone Carbonara
Pan-fried pancetta, spring onion & garlic in a white wine, cream & Parmesan sauce with sun –dried tomato pesto

Pizza Picante
Fajita spiced chicken, bell peppers, red onion, fresh tomato sauce, premium mozzarella drizzled with crème fraiche

Pizza Pepperoni
Premium mozzarella, fresh tomato sauce and Italian pepperoni

Balcone Margaretta
Fresh tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes, smoked Applewood cheese and basil pesto


Meringue Nest with Fresh Fruit & Whipped Cream

Mixed Berry Cheesecake

Warm Apple Crumble with Sauce Anglaise


What they think

Antonia just wanted to thank you and all the staff in the bridge house for a fantastic day from start to finish it was unbelievable could not have went any better. Thanks again

Mr&Mrs Šimunovi

How can we thank you and all the staff at the hotel enough. Every single staff member was so helpful ,kind and made every one feel as though they were your only customer . You made everything so stress free and organized.

Mr & Mrs Maher

We had our wedding recently in the Bridge House Hotel and from our initial meeting to the morning after our wedding the hotel staff were incredible! The staff were attentive to every last detail and nothing was too much trouble. The food was absolutely incredible and is still the talk of our friends and family.