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“Great Italian Food in the heart of Ireland”

L'Arco Italian Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 16 Restaurants in Ballyvaughan
Price range: US$19 - US$32
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed July 23, 2016

our families had some fine meals at L'Arco while we vacationed in Ireland. The food and menu was fantastic and we would like to recognize our favorite waiter (Ronan) for making us feel like we were at home.
We recommend this restaurant to everyone whether you are just passing through Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare on the Wild Atlantic Way or if you need to go out of your way for some fine Italian food.

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Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Friday evening, arriving at around 7pm. No reservation, but we were quickly found a table. The food was Ok, not great. We had starters, and then 2 pizza and 2 pasta dishes. The problem was service. Initially good, but as the restaurant filled up it rapidly became somewhat chaotic. There seemed to be enough staff, but nobody in control of front of house. We asked a waitress for dessert menus, but after waiting 20 minutes and failing to get any we paid our bill and left. Maybe at a less busy time I would have given a better rating. Don't bother with the "on tap" Prosecco either, truly nasty stuff, avoid.

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Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant as I was staying at the hotel next door. We arrived at approximately 8.30pm. We had no reservation made but the restaurant looked to be only 60% full. I enquired with the man at the desk if he had a table for 2 (which he clearly did). His reply was that a large party had just come in and that he wasn't going to give us a table. He half heartedly said we could take our chances and wait on service but it was clear he didn't want or need our custom.
Will not be back to this restaurant again.

4  Thank Elaine N
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Reviewed July 10, 2016

This restaurant accommodated 12 of us for dinner and the service, food and atmosphere was just great.

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Reviewed July 9, 2016

The staff at our hotel told us about L'Arco and what a great find it was. They quickly made room for our large party of 12 and quickly had menus in hand and drink orders taken. The young servers did a wonderful job of ensuring everyone had all that was needed and kept checking to see if drinks were topped up and if anything else could be done.

While it wasn't a particularly busy night, we felt well taken care of. The food was outstanding. We ordered a variety of things from the menu and all felt their meals were delicious and with good portions, well presented.

We'll be eating there again.

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Thank Dan V
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