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“Lovely, friendly, comfortable atmosphere”
Review of Lalis Restaurant

Lalis Restaurant
Ranked #1,484 of 2,570 Restaurants in Dublin
Price range: US$22 - US$29
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Garvagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Lovely, friendly, comfortable atmosphere”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Ate here for my 1st anniversary with my boyfriend as we travelled down from the north.
First impressions:in a lovely location close to the beach and our hotel so we walked.
We don't dine out so this suited us perfectly as it was relaxed and friendly.
Our waiter was welcoming and again friendly.
Got a good deal for 2 courses. I'm a picky eater and I enjoyed the food as did my boyfriend.

If down again i would definitely go back and would recommend it to others.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Sootzie
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great location and food”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This little restaurant came as a surprise to us - overlooking the beach and on bus routes.
The aromas of the excellent food drew us in to what was an inexpensive and special meal.
We preferred this to Malahide venues.
Full of locals - always a good sign.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank mads031
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Naas, Ireland
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211 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Early bird on Tuesday evening”
Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

Seaside Italian restaurant with early bird 2course at euro 14.95. Food was excellent, simple fresh food cooked well, very reasonably priced. Early bird consisted of choice of 5 starters incl garlic mushrooms, bruschetta with cheese, garden salad etc. Main course had choice of pasta, penne, gnocchi, pizza and chicken. Anything else there was a full al la carte menu available. The kitchen fronts onto the table area so it is possible to see the owner chef cook to order. Ambience was typical seaside fare with a glass front allowing views across the road to the beach. Would I go back , yes for the food , maybe not for a luxurious special date.

Visited April 2014
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Thank decdeasy
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Dublin
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“I wouldn't recommend this for a meal - take away pizza only”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

If you're looking for good authentic Italian food this is not the place to go. The food is poor at best, the pasta limp and overcooked, sauces too salty, and not at the races for seafood or steaks. The service is friendly, the location nice, but Lalis is tired, old-fashioned, and is what you might have found 15 years ago in an 'Italian' restaurant in Ireland. Our starters were mostly left untouched, mains were just awful, the only plus being a pizza we ordered as the rest was so poor. The pizza was decent with a crispy base, but Brezzis down the road is better as it's wood-fired. If you're on a budget and not expecting too much then Lalis may work. If you're a tourist staying nearby looking for good food and a solid winelist do yourself a favour and head into Malahide. Sorry Lalis but this was disappointing in every respect, and I agree with the more critical review posted just before this one.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank JamesandSusan
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England, Arkansas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“friendly welcoming delicious food nice staff”
Reviewed 14 August 2013

lali's has become a daily favorite of mine offering a variety of different Italian food such as pastas pizzas etc and a range of starters and desserts staff were very welcoming and on all of the trips i have taken to lali's i have not had any long waits this restaurant is top of the list for favorite restaurants

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank mornamoo
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