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L'Arco Italian Restaurant

Main Street, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
+353 65 708 3900
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (62 reviews)
“tiramisu” (12 reviews)
“carbonara” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 353 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We went to this restaurant on a busy Saturday and were seated immediately. Our starters were delivered but we had to get another waiter to get knives forks and napkins for us. Then had to get another waiter to get the wine we ordered and...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have dined here several times. The service and food can vary. We would have a preference for more consistency. Sometimes excellent service and food, other occasions not as we would have expected. Very important to have the owners on hand to oversee customer service,...More

Thank davidor2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the restaurant on a Saturday in July (birthday celebration for him). We waited ten minutes to be seated which was not a problem as the restaurant was busy. When we were shown to our table the maitre d' told us...More

1  Thank EICAGE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After 9 days of "pub" food on our 14 day tour of Ireland we got to enjoy a tasty Italian meal! Imagine my surprise to find Eggplant Parm on the menu, and it was delicious. My husband also enjoyed his lasagna and the homemade bread...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything was excellent except there's not much for carnivores. Moderately priced for good quality.

Thank fxoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Needing a change of pace, we had a lovely Italian meal in Ballyvaugan. The menu had a wide price range, from excellent pizza that would feed 2-3 adults to high end dinners with wines to match. We dined on the lower end, with a Caprese...More

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were a gang of 12 people staying in the Burren last year for the Tour de Burren Cycle. Booked dinner in the restaurant on the Saturday night. Town was very busy due to the cycle however this can only partially excuse the poor service....More

1  Thank karl m
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The pizza was fine, quite substantial. The crepes and the melanzane parmignana was nice too. Wine and dessert left a lot to be desired, alas. Reasonably priced.

Thank Tania F
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Flying solo, so wanted to get in and out fast. I did not have a booking but I was seated immediately even though they were very busy. Food was excellent, cost was as expected, a really nice Italian restaurant.

1  Thank Moeman96
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Fantastic.... Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Great Staff!!!! A Real Find in the Heart of the Burren!!!

1  Thank Derek O
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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