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L'Arco Italian Restaurant

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Main Street, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
+353 65 708 3900
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who would have thought that we would have excellent Italian food in the quaint village of Ballyvaughan, Ireland? prosecco on tap, nice wine selection and all of our dinners were excellent.

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1 Thank airedaleluva
Portlaoise, Ireland
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It looks like a nice place as was an old barracks but toilets had no hot water in December.When we arrived at 9pm which i may add they do close at, but the waiter informed me it was actually 9.10pm and we could'nt be accomadated but i told him it was still 9pm and please can we come in as... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

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!

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Co. Cork
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

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 

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Freiburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 461 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 ...

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2 Thank MonsieurCB
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

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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 

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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?