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L'Arco Italian Restaurant

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Main Street, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
+353 65 708 3900
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Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A return visit: tasty antipasti to share for starters, a bunch of good pizzas and pastas and a few glasses of wine. And we met the locals! A big shout out for our young waiter, Jenny's son. Well done! Great to see such a large restaurant buzzing in a small village in the west of Ireland.

Thank roaming2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were exhausted after a day of travel and exploring. After checking into our B&B, we walked down the road to L'Arco and were pleasantly surprised. It's warm and inviting, with a great variety of dishes, wines, beers and dessert. Treat yourself to this treasure when you're staying in Ballyvaughan!

Thank Rich K
Co. Cork
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of 5. Arrived at about 6.30. The restaurant was about half full. Initially told that they were fully booked but found us a table. We were very appreciative, at this point. Starters were ordered and delivered promptly. Minestrone soup and cheese and biscuits. As was the wine. Mains were 3 pizzas, tagliatelle and a chicken dish... More 

Thank ardogeena
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256 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

If only the young waitress would wera less makeup ... ;-)) ... otherwise everything ok: Good food, decent drinks, fast and friendly service. But - of course - no real "italian" feeling or atmosphere ...

1 Thank MonsieurCB
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Just had a meal in this restaurant and it was very poor. Food was cold and having ordered a well done steak we had to return it because it wasn't cooked properly. When it came back out it was still uncooked. Manager send the waitress to offer us liquors but as we are not drinkers a good meal was much... More 

Thank Mary O
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The place is very nice and the was very good, but the service was unstisfying. There was only one waiter, and a lady that is probably the owner. The main course took a VERY long time to arrive. Usually that would be a deal braker for me, but this time i stayed. It's the staff that is not organized to... More 

Thank Stav R
Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

After a few weeks eating at Irish pubs we decided to change things up and try some Italian. Unfortunately this was not Italian. The restaurant is beautiful with a nice ambiance. The wine I had was said to be a dry white, it was actually overly sweet. Beer options were fine. Servers were fine but very overworked. They were literally... More 

Thank MzRs
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

a hidden gem in ballyvaughan. big menu with bigger flavour! probably safer to reserve a table but plenty of room for drop ins. can recommend the spinach and ricotta cannelloni! exceptional staff too, very friendly and helpful.

Thank niduibhir
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here in Ballyvaughan while on holiday. Great food, fantastic music, superb atmosphere. Will be back with the rest of the family!

Thank Aaroon F
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Visiting North County Clare? Look no further than here for good food, great ambience and reasonable prices. We ate as 6 adults and 4 kids(10-13). They had pizza and on reflection one between 2 would have done most of them. We had a selection of Bruschetta, a minestrone soup then a mixture of salmon and chicken main courses (clean plates... More 

Thank BelfastDamian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 32
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Ballyvaughan
  • Phone Number: +353 65 708 3900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?