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Harlequin Cafe and Wine Bar

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Italian, Wine Bar
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37 Stephen Street, Waterford, Ireland
051877552
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8:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Vegetarian and celiac friendly

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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian delight

Best authentic Italian food in Waterford - food cooked straight in front of you, very fresh and tasty

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Catherine L
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Best authentic Italian food in Waterford - food cooked straight in front of you, very fresh and tasty

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We found this restaurant two years ago through the reviews on Trip Advisor. They were dead on and we talked about the experience (great food, genuinely friendly owners/managers/waiters and great presentation) so many times, a return trip was a necessity. It is a GREAT place to go. We thought so much of the restaurant on this trip that we ate... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Fantastic authentic Italian food that is worth travelling for! Try the bruschetta it's amazing the flavours are superb

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Waterford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This place is a jewel in the crown. Such tasty and authentic italian flavours that would make you week at the knees!! Great staff.. fabulous food and lovely decor. Also a great price. We love this place.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Fantastic service and incredible quality of food which surpassed expectations. This really is a genuine taste of Italy. Visited for the first time last night and was very impressed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is quite simply our number one favourite in Waterford it wins hands down and The Bruschetta here it's absolutely extraordinary and the meat and cheese please the biggest I've ever seen, Only a small little place and unfortunately sometimes during the week take those little early so always going to ring in advance

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

You'd be forgiven for not being aware of this hidden gem, tucked up just around the corner from the new (old) cinema and the main shopping area. It looks like a little cafe/sandwich shop - but oh my goodness they really have something special going on here and I can't figure out how they pull it off in such a... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This tiny cafe come restaurant serves the kind of Italian food I love. Not the cliche lasagna and pizza, but lovely fresh real food. I had lunch here a while back and I remember the cappuccino was perfect and had a focaccia that reminded me of the "bar food" of Italy. Dined here last night, the food was fresh and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We came here for a glass of wine and a snack. The wine was phenomenal and very inexpensive!! I saw a couple plates go by and wished we were eating!! Cute and quaint!!

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It was our first visit to Harlequin and it won't be the last. We had a mixed plate of cured meats to start which was beautiful and set us up perfectly for our mains of spaghetti with sausage and gnocchi in a meat sauce. Both dishes were full of flavour and wonderfully fresh. We'll definitely be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 Stephen Street, Waterford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: 051877552

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 27
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar

Description

Vegetarian and celiac friendly
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:30 pm

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