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La Cantina

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1 River Lane, Dundalk, Ireland
+353 42 932 7970
17:30 - 22:30
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All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Burton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on our last night out with friends before travelling home to the UK. What a fantastic place with great staff, chefs and friendly clientele. The food was great and plenty of it and great value too. All freshly cooked to your liking with plenty of choice. A popular place to visit and not to be missed.... More 

Thank Andrew K
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Being Italian, I am very peaky in terms of judging food and pizza. Food is delicious, well made and the pizza was tasty and crunchy. The chef is Italian and he knows how to cook food. I would only suggest to put some more topping on the pizza as mine was very light. Unfortunately the service wasn't good. We (a... More 

Thank Michela F
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

myself and my husband ate here last night. I have eaten here countless times over the years and have never been disappointed with the food. for starters we had the mozzarella foccacia and the tomato bruschetta. for main course I had the chicken diavola with a side of tagliatelle in a cream sauce and my husband had the calzone. everything... More 

Thank Lisdoolovely
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I was never a fan of this place in the first place. I am even less of a fan now. Poor food and very poor staff. We had intended to order desert but after been left for 20 minutes looking at a finished meal we decided to leave. The staff avoided eye contact at all times. At one stage two... More 

Thank Stephen M
Dundalk, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Best Gorgonzola pasta in town, good and very friendly service, great value, you can bring your own wine...I can only recommend it to everyone.

Thank alexb262016
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner in la Cantina on Wednesday night with my husband & three children and it was absolutely gorgeous! We are from belfast & were staying in Dundalk for a few days and i am actually contemplating driving down soon for dinner. Lovely waitress who couldn't have done more for us and very reasonably priced too!!

Thank sonnymca
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We went for a meal in La Cantina on Sunday night. The ladies drank white & the guys were more than impressed with the red wine recommended. The stuffed mushrooms were amazing as was the bruchetta & the pasta dishes. Dessert and Irish coffees finished off a beautiful meal. We were the last to leave and we were highly entertained... More 

Thank El N
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

La Cantina is my favourite restaurant in Dundalk. It's penne arrabieta is the best arrabieta I've ever tasted. It's great for takeaway too. Staff v friendly and the place has a lovely atmosphere

Thank Antoinette R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The food here is one of the best I have tasted the carbonaras amazing & so is the pizzas, the waitresses and staff are so nice and friendly and nothing is to much to ask for love visiting here and will be back soon !

Thank Kirsty G
Castlebellingham, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

I've eaten in various Italian establishments all over Ireland and around Europe... and this little gem.. là cantina in river lane in Dundalk is sure to please.. the food can only be described as top class.. and the service I couldn't fault.. I most certainly will frequent on this little beauty again..!

Thank Robbie K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European, Pizza
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 River Lane, Dundalk, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Dundalk
  • Phone Number: +353 42 932 7970

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?