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L'Arco Italian Restaurant

Main Street, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
+353 65 708 3900
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (63 reviews)
“ravioli” (11 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Main Street, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 370 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Top quality food with a very good wine menu. I order a pizza, based on a wonderful starter I asked at late notice if my pizza could be altered......was no problem at all for staff. Highly recommend especially if you are travelling in a large...More

1  Thank Jim W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Arco restaurant is a large place, painted black and red on the inside. The food is excellent, and fresh, and at a very good price to value ratio.

1  Thank JC500
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

L'arco is tucked away in a pleasant little lane off the mainstreet in Ballyvaughan. It is a large space and inclined to be a bit lacking in atmosphere. We were kept waiting for a seat even though there were a very large number of empty...More

1  Thank amosdublin
Larco2009, Manager at L'Arco Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant as this helps us improve day by day. We do know at moment we are short in staff there for the delay in giving you a table in a suitable time. We are...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I and a group 30 others dined twice in this hotel with a prior reservation. On the first occasion it took one hour to be served a glass of water. On both occasions its almost three hours to be served a very basic three-course meal.More

Thank Smiler_8
Larco2009, Manager at L'Arco Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your evening in L'arco. As we are new in L'arco we did not expect the restaurant to be full on a Monday evening off season, and unfortunately were under staffed. I do well know on your...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Shocking !! No gluten free pasta available so I order a chicken dish presentation looked good had few bites until the top chicken breast slides off and acraw piece falls out overturned the breast and it was raw sent it back Waiting staff apologised then...More

Thank Irene C
Larco2009, Manager at L'Arco Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear irene We would like to apologide for your experience in our restaurant. This is not in line with the high standards we hold here. pleaase don't hessitate to contact us by email on this issue kind Regards

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We went for dinner here recently with family and we were absolutely thrilled with our visit! It was amazing. One of my best ever dining experiences I have to say! Our waitress was really nice and we all had a very enjoyable time with her....More

1  Thank JenniMcGinley
Larco2009, Manager at L'Arco Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words, the staff working hard to insure every customer coming to the restaurant leaves satisfied. We are always so pleased when we read the reviews and customers was satisfied.

Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Walk through an old stone archway to find the restaurant. Kinda cool. We ordered mussels, mixed salad, lasagna, and homemade tagliatelle with a spicy, flavorful sauce. Excellent sauces. Nice wine list. Friendly, attentive service. A welcome surprise!More

1  Thank Boudicca61
Larco2009, Manager at L'Arco Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words, the staff working hard to insure every customer coming to the restaurant leaves satisfied. We are always so pleased when we read the reviews and customers was satisfied. We hope on your return visit we could only improve more...More

Reviewed 3 May 2018

New operators in this established restaurant have gone back to basics and now producing an excellent Italian menu and wines. Keep it up!More

1  Thank highexpectations2018
Larco2009, Manager at L'Arco Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words, the staff working hard to insure every customer coming to the restaurant leaves satisfied. We are always so pleased when we read the reviews and customers was satisfied. We hope on your return visit we could only improve more...More

Reviewed 1 May 2018

We went here for my brothers 60th and overall the food was good, though we did have to wait and hr and a half for our starter, Which was a tad long. The Italian waiter was lovely and very jolly. I know it was early...More

1  Thank Shotteswellians
Larco2009, Manager at L'Arco Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words, the staff working hard to insure every customer coming to the restaurant leaves satisfied. We are always so pleased when we read the reviews and customers was satisfied.We working hard on our service to insure we can perfect it....More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

Wonderful food though atmosphere a little lacking due to a small number of diners in a very big room. However that didn't detract from the delicious food and I'd definitely return.More

1  Thank Deirdre N
Larco2009, Manager at L'Arco Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words, the staff working hard to insure every customer coming to the restaurant leaves satisfied. We are always so pleased when we read the reviews and customers was satisfied. We hope on your return visit we could only improve more...More

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ardogeena
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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