4 out of 5 stars
UPDATE: I went to Tra’Li for a delicious brunch not too long ago and really enjoyed the Irish Breakfast.
EARLIER POST: I’ve been to Trali Irish Pub twice now and both times really enjoyed both my meal and the atmosphere. Once you find Trali (behind BJ’s at Brier Creek) and struggle to find parking you’ll enter a warmly lit convivial environment complete with comfortable tapestried seating at traditional-looking wooden tables. Weeknights this place will be buzzing with activity and it can get a bit loud, but not rowdily so when I’ve been.
One our recent visit, we enjoyed one of the appetizer specials of the day, fresh mozzarella with tomato and basalmic vinegar. Friends have highly recommended the Guinness flavored mussels as well but I must admit I was also tempted by the fried camembert cheese with strawberries. For my entree, I tried a prociutto and pea cream sauce over bowtie pasta. It was perfect, lightly creamy and not too heavy, with thick slices of prociutto and fresh peas. Hubs tried out some baked cod from the daily specials menu as well, which he enjoyed. On a previous visit I had the cornish game hen, which was acompanied by some delicious roasted potatoes.
I don’t think you can go wrong at this friendly pub, where the attention to detail put into the décor hasn’t exceeded the attention paid to the quality of the food and the preparation of it. Stop in for a drink and find out what the new specials are.Trali Irish Pub 10370 Moncreiffe Rd #109 Raleigh, NC 27617 (919) 544-4141