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Spago's Italian Bistro

Portlaoise Heritage Hotel | Town Centre, Portlaoise, Ireland
0578678588
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Ranked #17 of 35 restaurants in Portlaoise
Price range: $20 - $46
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Laois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Food here is delicious. Penne pasta di pollo is my usual dish. Food is served at a very high temperature and all pastas come with a large bowl of grated cheese. The staff here are extremely friendly, very welcoming and anything you ask them to explain is explained very well. All in all a fantastic place to eat in the... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Easy to find, with a car park right beside it (which cost €4.50). We were served quickly and cheerfully by helpful waitress, who explained some of the dishes to us. Soup was lovely. The bruschetta was nice but certainly not 'crispy' as advertised, soggy is the word that comes to mind. Next course was served quickly. Spaghetti bolognese was tasty... More

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Mountrath, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Enjoy going to Spago's. Food is usually very good. Good value to be had also. Can be a lot of parties but if you are in a couple they normally put you well away from them. Service is good if a little too quick bringing out the next course. If you are in Portlaoise then its a good place to... More

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Berkshire
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

what lets this restaurant down is the food, the service was great but the food was very, very average for an Italian restaurant, not bad just average. frozen veg that seemed to have just been microwaved, the pizzas are not to bad, just a little over priced for the quality of the food.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

went here twice (dont ask me why). Whilse the main course was ok, the starters were awful. Straight of a freezer bag and into a deep fryer and slapped onto a bed of salad. all served up with a bill well in excess of 100 euros for lunch for a family of 5 with 3 small kids. no wine no... More

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Portlaoise, Ireland
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Went to Spagos last weekend with a friend. It was overpriced for substandard food. Not for returning. Place is also in need of fresh decor and comfortable seating. I've been in Spagos before a number of times but very disappointed I'm this occasion.

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Portlaoise, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We've been patrons of this restaurant from its opening. Sad to say that along with the decor fading and becoming a little grubby, the menu has likewise degenerated . Gone are exotic and interesting dishes to be replaced by a poor pseudo italian offering . Staff are friendly if exceedingly busy . Attention to detail not what it used to... More

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Portlaoise, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

food was fabulous, staff were fantastic.(We were let down by another restaurant in Portlaoise just 20 minutes before our booking but thankful the staff here accommodate us with a table for four at very short notice) really fantastic food and service. thank you

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Pleasant staff , fabulous food and very reasonable prices. Decor is a bit jaded and in need of a makeover, also on busy nights, the middle part of the restaurant is very overcrowded with seating so book a balcony table if at all possible .This is a busy restaurant so advance booking is advised

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Galway, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

definitely book a table here..the food is amazing and the staff are so friendly. Great offers for Valentines we will certainly return.

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