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La Cantina

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Italian, Mexican, Pizza
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1 River Lane, Dundalk, Ireland
042 93 27970
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
very enjoyable meal

I ate here Saturday night with my husband and father. I used to be a regular here but drifted away over the years. we originally had a booking at another nearby restaurant but we're let down so literally 5 minutes before la cantina were due to close their kitchen we rang to see if they could fit us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sharon M
via mobile
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here Saturday night with my husband and father. I used to be a regular here but drifted away over the years. we originally had a booking at another nearby restaurant but we're let down so literally 5 minutes before la cantina were due to close their kitchen we rang to see if they could fit us in and... More 

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Thank Sharon M
Dundalk, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A cosy little Italian situated in the centre of Dundalk in a rather obscure building but this certainly adds to its character. The food is absolutely delicious and the 2 course meal for €24 pp is fantastic value for money. I would personally recommend any of the fish dishes on offer. There is a variety of Italian wines if that... More 

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Thank AndrewE1994
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Really nice place, staff are really nice, friendly and helpful!! Premises is the real Italian experience, very comfortable! The food is really good too and with the offers and availability of half portions it means you can mix and match, I had a half pizza along with a half pasta and it really hit the spot, would definitely recommend this... More 

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Thank DeclanCiara1
Dundalk, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

High quality italian countryside cuisine. Lovely catch of the day, seafood. Welcoming staff. Family restaurant in an italian setting.

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Thank Syd D
Ireland
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant. Good value and very tasty. Lovely atmosphere and easy to imagine being on holiday in Italy instead of at home in Dundalk. Has a romantic feel about it 😊

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Thank IrelandSmileplease
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Visited La Cantina to give it a try and it was disappointing to say the least. The food was average. For example the side portions we got were frozen chips (there was no potatoes) and we got green vegetables which were frozen an not fresh. The mains were nothing to talk about. The wine and coffee was good though! The... More 

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2 Thank Kevin H
Liverpool
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We decided to stop for our dinner on our way back to Dublin after visiting the Titanic Exhibition in Belfast. When we got to La Cantina it was 20 mins before opening time but they had no problems letting all 8 of us go in & the welcome was warm & genuine. When we ordered drinks a member of our... More 

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Thank Liverpool-Jayne
Newry, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

My family used to be regulars at La Cantina, we used to go every Thursday and we loved it, it used to be the highlight of our eating week but ever since the change if management a number of years ago, it has gone downhill, badly! I ranted and raved to my girlfriend about it for months and when we... More 

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Thank Cannothink
Dundalk, Ireland
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Treat time! try to get a take away as my husband doesn't like Italian food! To be honest my take on Italian is Stuffed Mushrooms and Garlic Bread!!

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Thank catken2015
Belfast, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

First impressions were good, a lovely, very old brick building, that had been converted sympathetically. decor was very quirky and cheerful. We were seated straight away by a lovely waitress, and served very quickly. There was no kids menu but we got them a pizza to share with sides of chips and pasta which they enjoyed. DH and I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 River Lane, Dundalk, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Dundalk
  • Phone Number: 042 93 27970

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 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?