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L'Arco Italian Restaurant

Main Street, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
+353 65 708 3900
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (60 reviews)
“tiramisu” (12 reviews)
“carbonara” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

lovely authentic Italian food. great range. well priced. good service. lovely staff. in centre of village. good amount of seating but won't take bookings for less than 7 so you cant be guaranteed a seat.

Thank FidelmaK_13
Reviewed 6 days ago

In the quaint quiet yet lively town of Ballyvaughan one can enjoy Italian food that is plentiful . Moreover, an exceptional wine list!@

1  Thank valerie115
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Write off the bat the posted menu outside the Resturant was WAY out of date. Prices were $4 less. We did not feel welcomed when we showed up. The Olive oil and bread was terrible. I ordered the Lasagna and was super disappointed with a...More

1  Thank Phil Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostess asked if we had a reservation without a welcome or a smile. We looked around the restaurant and there were lots of open tables. No, we replied. She didn't answer but looked at her reservation paper and finally said, "follow me". Took a...More

Thank Becky S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easter Saturday evening - looking forward to L'arco and its lovely food. We visit a couple of times every Summer from Galway. Always love the place and its food. In short, ordered food at 8.25pm. Starters came at 9.00pm (Bruschetta - no major cooking involved)....More

11  Thank Tom C
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Ballyvaughan is a great centre from which to explore the magical Burren. For a modest village, it is unexpected to find a sophisticated but simply-friendly Italian restaurant (and cookery school).It's great with good service and food. Go for it!

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Staff were friendly. Food was good. Average prices. The Panacotta was great. All round a decent restaurant.

Thank Keady07
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Was really expecting a good meal, but am afraid it was very disappointing. Friends said that the pizza was nice but nothing special. I had a chicken dish which was very bland. Service was very slow and not everything in the menu was available. Have...More

1  Thank Gerguilfoyle
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Had an average meal. The ravioli had a very rich sauce which I didn't like and several other people felt the same. I think I had made a bad choice as the lasagne and a few other dishes looked OK.

Thank HebdenlassJoan
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Best Italian I've been too. Lovely atmosphere, great food, efficient staff and pleasant owner. Will be back during May again.

Thank Adah
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Hi We are holidaying very near to you for the week from 29th October. Would it be possible, please, for you to email me a sample menu? A photo would be fine if that easier? I have tried to email you at the address given, but it bounced Thanks so much Jane Green
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, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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