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L'Arco Italian Restaurant

Main Street, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
+353 65 708 3900
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (64 reviews)
“ravioli” (11 reviews)
“antipasti” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Main Street, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Nothing special. The resaurant is very dark, there are hardly any windows. We ordered pizzas, it was ok, but I do not recommend it. The dough was not like the real Italian pizza style not romain, nor napoletana. It is not a culinary experience, but...More

Thank remaron98
Reviewed 4 days ago

My partner and I visited this charming restaurant on Saturday evening on the way back from Doolin. We had a day trip to the Aran Islands and were definitely feeling the effects of the choppy seas. A warm friendly welcome awaited up from all staff....More

1  Thank Clive J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While the service at this restaurant was a little slow, the food was well worth the wait. Mussels were incredible and pizza, pasta dishes were also great. All made from scratch and very fresh. A large variety of pizza topping options. Wine selection was also...More

Thank scsschap
Reviewed 6 days ago

Myself and a group of friends were passing through Ballyvaughan and found this restaurant quite by accident via Google! We were extremely impressed with the staff, level of service and the food. The portions were large and overall, we all felt we got great value...More

Thank misslaa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited L’Arco on a warm, sunny evening for a quick dinner. This is quite a large Italian restaurant in a courtyard, through an arch on the Main Street. Busy with a mixture of locals ( always a good sign ) and tourists. Seated quickly...More

Thank Shay O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of three ate here this evening after arriving at our rental house in a small town outside of Ballyvaughn. The web site said the restaurant was closed and we were actually on the street looking for a different restaurant. We came across L'Arco...More

Thank Tricia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have dined at L'Arco for a number of years. It was always extremely dependable and food has always been excellent. We were disappointed to learn that the restaurant had been closed for some time, and now learned that prior owners/management have changed and they...More

Thank michael w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Top quality food with a very good wine menu. I order a pizza, based on a wonderful starter I asked at late notice if my pizza could be altered......was no problem at all for staff. Highly recommend especially if you are travelling in a large...More

1  Thank Jim W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Arco restaurant is a large place, painted black and red on the inside. The food is excellent, and fresh, and at a very good price to value ratio.

1  Thank JC500
Reviewed 27 May 2018

L'arco is tucked away in a pleasant little lane off the mainstreet in Ballyvaughan. It is a large space and inclined to be a bit lacking in atmosphere. We were kept waiting for a seat even though there were a very large number of empty...More

1  Thank amosdublin
Larco2009, Manager at L'Arco Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant as this helps us improve day by day. We do know at moment we are short in staff there for the delay in giving you a table in a suitable time. We are...More

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18 October 2016|
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Response from SazzoAlkmaar | Reviewed this property |
we didn't like the food at L'arco but maybe they had a bad night and will it be better on the night you go. I can recommend you an other restaurant if you want to compare. that will be the restaurant in Wild Atlantic Lodge... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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