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L'Arco Italian Restaurant

Main Street, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
+353 65 708 3900
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (71 reviews)
“tiramisu” (11 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Main Street, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Everything here from the sauce to the pasta and pizzas was made from scratch and the flavours were fantastic. The service was very personal and the homemade icecream tops the charts for our party.

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were lovely although slow when we wanted to pay. The food was ok, there was lots of it and the side salad was excellent, but the mushroom pasta was nothing special. The setting is good, but we wouldn’t go back.

1  Thank crazyfish17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Started our post wedding journey here and were so happy that even though it was a busy night they bent over backwards to fit us in even though we were spread out. The pizzas were in my mind best I’ve eaten in a long time,...More

Thank Gail W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to go for a family meal out to Larcos as we have eaten there before on several occasions. We knew that new owners had taken over so we gave them the benefit of the doubt.... what a mistake ! All food was watery,...More

1  Thank funkym0nky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

L'Arco was a restaurant that just could not put together service, the kitchen, and even the payment. We waited 15 minutes to be seated, even though 50% of the tables were vacant (that should have been our first clue). Many of the staff passed us...More

Thank yorkie f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was average. Run of the mill type pizza and pasta. Wine list was ok. Feels like a big barn and has no charm whatsoever. Won’t be in a rush back.

Thank clovelly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to try L'Arco again this evening and we were pleasantly surprised by an improved overall dining experience. There was an ample and attentive waitstaff this evening, all of whom were genuinely interested in ensuring that we were attended to. We...More

Thank michael w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very big barn like room that is run in chaos.we were s group of 8 every plate we had was not only below par but rotten. Focaccia that turned out to be mini pizza. A dish of pasta salmon which had to be returned...More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to rewiev our restauarant as this helps us improve day by day. I have to appoligise for any mistakes that was made and that you did not enjoy your evening at L'arco , I did speak to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here early in August on a weekend , Felt like Younger staff do more than older staff. Italian waiter looks over stressed and takes it out on younger staff. When eating I could hear the two Italian staff arguing . Not very hostile for...More

Thank johnocolan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In all and all I have heard so many nice things about this place I decided to go in with my husband , we were greeted with a warm welcome from a young waitress which was very polite . It was very busy and I...More

1  Thank eileenconnelly
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25 August 2018|
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Response from patrickmckeever | Reviewed this property |
The Italian couple: The male is the manager and the female his girlfriend/supervisor. In my opinion not a good way to run a business with a couple as our frontline of operations. I feel that the owner should review the... More
18 October 2016|
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Response from SazzoHolland | 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, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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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