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“Excellent Italian ”

L'Arco Italian Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 16 Restaurants in Ballyvaughan
Price range: US$19 - US$32
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

They don't take same day reservations and you have to take your chances. The young bright maitre de' wouldn't budge, but the jostle was great fun.
Lovely Premativo to accompany my tagliatelle speck....with bacon and courgettes.....never had that before!! My wife had a very good lasagne, with superb ice cream to finish.
It's well worth the hassle of waiting and a great meal will result!!

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us as one of the best restaurants in Ballyvaughan. While that might be true as there are so few restaurants in that village, it simply was not that great. There was a somewhat long wait (which is okay) but the service left something to be desired --to say the least. Our waitress seemed to be annoyed at our presence ---not just us but all teh customers.

The food wasn't terrible but it was far from amazing, I think for us the most off-putting part was an air of pretentiousness or hipness that was both unearned and a big miss on their part.

Sorry guys but this wasn't very good. Maybe a waitress that was a little more friendly &/or attentive would have made a difference in what was an otherwise disappointing experience.

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

We dined here one night while in Ballyvaughan. It is a fairly large restaurant with a atmosphere. The food and the service was very good. It was a busy night and the wine we choose had to be chilled. In common with all the restaurants and pubs in Ballyvaughan they finish serving at 9.00 p.m.which with tourists on the Wild Atlantic Way from all over the world I think this is regrettable,






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Reviewed 23 July 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 22 July 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.

1  Thank Neil P
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