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Pats on the Square

9 Market Square, Letterkenny ROI, Ireland
+353 74 912 4901
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Ranked #7 of 68 restaurants in Letterkenny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $27
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We are in the Market square, right in the centre of town, half way down the main street. We are a 50 seater restaurant, recently renovated. The kitchen and foyer are downstairs and the restaurant is upstairs. We are a bistro style establishment, we serve pizza, pasta, steak, fish, chicken and salads. Our emphasis is on fresh, local and organic where possible. We have been in the same building for 30 years and are family run.
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We stumbled across this place and what a fantastic evening we had. The food was spectacular with precise combinations of flavour which produced smiles from each of our friends! we knew from the introductory bread and specialised dip presented before we ordered that we were in safe and experienced hands and the rest of the meal excelled from then onwards,... More

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Donegal is a beautiful place and Letterkenny a real gem! And to top it all off we spent a wonderful evening in Pat's on the Square. I resisted the famous pizzas and chose the pork dish - gorgeous. All the staff were friendly and helpful and there was an excellent selection of wines at very good prices. Highly recommended and... More

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patspizzaLetterkenny, Owner at Pats on the Square, responded to this review

Thank you Carolyn, it was a pleasure having you and looking forward to seeing you again very soon Mary x More

County Donegal, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Genuinely confused as to how this restaurant is rated so highly in Letterkenny. Food is not good and looks like just fired into the microwave. There is no atmosphere in the place at all and it is very echoey. Staff were rude and we felt rushed to get the table cleared for someone else to be served.

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patspizzaLetterkenny, Owner at Pats on the Square, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting this review, I am really sorry you did not enjoy your visit. I will certainly look into your complaints and try to ensure they never happen again. Mary More

County Donegal, Ireland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Fast service, wonderful generous portions of excellent pasta and a nice laid-back atmosphere. Would definitely eat here again.

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patspizzaLetterkenny, Owner at Pats on the Square, responded to this review

Thanks Catherine, we're looking forward to seeing you again, Mary x More

Drogheda, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

I was in letterkenny recently and i enquired about someplace to eat...pats on the square was suggested. I didn't know what to make of it at first as it didn't seem over plush... I have to say the food was beautiful and tasty the service was top class and the value was very noticeable... A starter for two, two main... More

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patspizzaLetterkenny, Owner at Pats on the Square, responded to this review

Good food, good atmosphere and good value, exactly what we are trying to achieve, every time we serve a customer. Thank you Patrick. Kind regards, Mary More

Letterkenny, Ireland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've been in Pats many times, and the food has always been excellent, but this time it was not as good. Perhaps this was because I made the wrong choice - pasta with aubergine and olives in a tomato sauce - but a restaurant needs to be judged by all of the menu options. I can't say I really enjoyed... More

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patspizzaLetterkenny, Owner at Pats on the Square, responded to this review

Dear Jesse, I am really sorry you did not enjoy the vegetable ragu, thank you very much for bringing my attention to it, I will be monitoring it closely. You are a regular customer and we really appreciate that, thank you for complimenting our service. Hopefully we will be seeing you for many years to come. Kind Regards, Mary More

Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The little Italian is a gem in the middle of letterkenny. We were on holidays in kerrykeel and visited this place twice on a five day holiday. It is real good tasting food not the normal bland stuff you get that fulls you up but has amazing flavor to it. Many thanks

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patspizzaLetterkenny, Owner at Pats on the Square, responded to this review

Thank you very much. I am really pleased you enjoyed our restaurant, We are very fussy and make a great effort to source local, organic and genuine ingredients, then we keep it fresh and simple. Hope you got the good spell of weather while you were in Donegal, we love showing off our beaches and countryside in the sunshine! MaryX More

Letterkenny, Ireland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have eaten in this Restaurant on 2 occasions and can recommend it to everyone. It was pleasant and the service was great. I will eat here again.

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patspizzaLetterkenny, Owner at Pats on the Square, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing this recommendation, we really appreciate you taking the time. Mary. More

Letterkenny, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Always great food in Pats on the Square. The lunch menu is very reasonable and works out not that much more expensive than at a fast food restaurant. Nice decor and lovely breads put on the table (free of charge). Really would recommend as a great place to meet a friend, partner or colleague for a meal in an environment... More

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patspizzaLetterkenny, Owner at Pats on the Square, responded to this review

Caroline thank you so much, we really do try to keep our prices at a reasonable and affordable level. Mary x More

Newtown Cunningham, Donegal, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Had a great family meal in Pat's on the Square last Saturday evening. Food and service are consistently great - good value for money and plenty of choice on the menu.

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patspizzaLetterkenny, Owner at Pats on the Square, responded to this review

Thank you very much, consistency is very important to us, Mary x More

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