L'Arco Italian Restaurant

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L'Arco Italian Restaurant
Main Street, Ballyvaughan Co Clare
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Tel: +353 65 708 3900

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Run by the Quinn family with Italian chefs from Sardinia, the aim is to offer an authentic and affordable Italian dining experience, and it would suit families and diners seeking pizzas and pasta at reasonable prices and in comfortable surroundings.
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  • Location - Beach <1km
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Italian
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Informal
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

L'Arco Italian Restaurant

L’Arco, built on the site of an old Royal Irish Constabulary barracks, off the main street in the centre of Ballyvaughan village, is an Irish-owned, Italian restaurant.


The arched stone entrance and courtyard remain from the original building and the large dining room has windows looking out on the courtyard and yet, with black and burgundy décor and dark wood, it is quite a dark room.


Run by the Quinn family (who also own the Hylands Burren Hotel), with David Quinn as GM and Italian chefs from Sardinia, the aim is to offer an authentic and affordable Italian dining experience, and it would suit families and diners seeking pizzas and pasta at reasonable prices and in comfortable surroundings.


From the range of popular starters (about €5.50 to €8.50) Antipasto Misto, (€16.50, serving two), is a wise choice and offers very good value with a pretty array of dried meats, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes and Italian cheeses.


Pizzas are probably the best bet here, the crisp-based Napoletana with tomato and anchovies reasonably priced at around €12.50, and another good choice might be an al dente pasta: Orecchiette al Gorgonzola (€13.50) in a cream sauce crunchy with walnuts and with mild blue cheese flavours.


Desserts (all around €5.50) are homemade and include old favourites like Panna cotta and Tiramisu. Strong, good coffee is Caffe Moreno, the house brand.


An Italian wine list of about twenty wines offers Prosecco €25.50, house wine €18.00 plus a token French bottle: Champagne Jacquart €59.50. An Italian beer, Nastro Azzurro is €4.30 a bottle.


With enjoyable, well-priced food and a different style to other restaurants in the area, L’Arco fills a local gap between fine dining and very casual food, and offers a welcome midmarket alternative. 

Seats 80. Open Mon-Sat 5.30-9.30, 5-9pm on Sundays in summer. Off-season restricted opening - check website for details. Children welcome (high chair, childrens menu); wheelchair access (public areas & toilets). MasterCard, Visa. abbreviations
Last Updated: 25-04-2016
Author: Georgina Campbell

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Main Street of Ballyvaughan, pass through the archway beside Quinns Craftshop and L'Arco is located on your right hand side.

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30th July 2013
Keith Mannion
This is a fabulous restaurant. Great food and service and very good value. The carbonara and the penne al salmone was delicious.They also have a great selection of reasonable priced italian wines. We eat here twice during our recent stay in Ballyvaughan. Will definitely be back.

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