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La Bucca Ashbourne

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery at this time.

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US$11 - US$45
Italian, Pizza, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 7 August 2020

This restaurant is hard to beat , very attentive staff , brilliant service with a smile , nice menu at reasonable prices , good choice in wines also reasonable priced ,always a great night out . PS Take out also great.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 1 July 2020

There was 4 of us that went to La Bucca for a meal and some drinks. Myself, my boyfriend, my bestfriend and her boyfriend. From start to finsih it was great. Only thing I could fault was the pizza was abit spicy and soggy. Other...then that everything was perfect! Our waiter Katie went above and beyond for us. She was amazing. Couldn’t fault her one bit! Recommendation would be to get the diy cheesecake, fun to create and delicious!! Had a great night and hope to return soon!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

If you are looking for a family friendly restaurant with amazing food/great service/good prices La Bucca will tick all the boxes for you we are going here years The vibe of the restaurant is fantastic and this is down to Dave the manager top guy...who always looks after myself and my family,especially at weekends when its busy and is so obliging 👍 The waitresses Petra and Monika deserve a mention also as they are just fantastic 👍 Highly recommend the wings and an Erdinger beer if you go !! ! Will be going there again v soon DamienMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 2 January 2020 via mobile

I have been going here for years and always enjoy it. It’s a special treat. The food is good, the waiters are (and always have been) excellent, super friendly and efficient. There is a nice family vibe to La Bucca. One small quibble is that...it’s pretty expensive. Soft drinks - the smallest possible bottle of diet Coke (only 200ml, where a can is 330ml) cost for €2.85. I think the owner may assume people don’t notice, but they do. It gets noticed, and becomes a talking point. People are ok to pay for good food and service, but not so much for so little of what is a commodity product. You assume you’re being overcharged for everything then.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 22 December 2019 via mobile

Went to get chicken wings from this la bucca...but for some reason the taste unlike those served in rathoad

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 5 November 2019 via mobile

Recommended by family and I wasn't disappointed. The portions were generous and well presented, food was very tasty, staff were attentive and there was a nice cosy ambience about the place. I'd certainly dine here again and I'd definitely recommend.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 29 September 2019 via mobile

I came here with my two nieces on a Thursday evening. I had heard great things about the one in Dunboyne and decided to try the one in Ashbourne as that was handier. We ordered the chicken to share to start in a barbecue sauce....Which were nice nice and a decent size portion. They came with celery sticks and garlic mayo or blue cheese dip. Not sure as I only found it after we had finished the wings it was on the far side of the plate and I couldn't see it! I ordered Lemon Chilli chicken pasta to be far it wasn't what I expected. I thought it would be drier and not as saucie. I feel it was a bad decision and if I went again I would not order it. The two girls ordered Arrabati(excuse my bad spelling) think thats what it was called with sundried tomatoes and basil. They enjoyed. Overall not sure I'd be rushing back as other restaurants in Ashbourne which I'd feel better. Staff were nice. For a family occasion it would be perfect as it's really big and geared for kids with coulour pencils and pictures for kids. Also the menu would suit children. Didn't see a high chair but sure they have them! Would suit a group of friends from work gathering. I'd definitely book in advance for a large number. On a date yes it would be okay, but if a man brought me here wouldn't think he had made an effort.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 31 August 2019

Visted here tonight after hearing that it was good for gluten free options. The food was incredible and the staff are amazing. On the online booking I mentioned that my partner is coeliac and that it's her birthday. When we got there we were brought...to a table that already had a coeliac specific menu on it.. at the end of the meal, the waitress mentioned that she knew it was one of our birthdays and asked if we would like a complimentary drink. Overall a lovely experience and will definitely back.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

I paid a visit to La Bucca with my family, four adults and three children. We went early evening and the place was buzzing with a good atmosphere and friendly staff. Jugs of water were placed on the tables, a practice I really love to...see. I had honey BBQ ribs to start and they were out of this world. Soft, tasty meat just falling off the bone, absolutely the best ever! I finished with a delicious pizza and left feeling very full and content. The whole family felt the same as me - a delicious dining experience that I want to experience again.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 10 July 2019

Always enjoy a regular visit to La Bucca Ashbourne, consistent high quality food and produce, excellent ambiance and great customer service. After a long week a really nice treat, thanks to all the team, keep doing what your doing, simple things are always welcome.

Date of visit: July 2019
LaBuccaRestaurants, General Manager at La Bucca Ashbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

Thank you :)

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La Bucca Ashbourne is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5