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Spago's Italian Bistro

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Portlaoise Heritage Hotel | Town Centre, Portlaoise, Ireland
0578678588
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 16
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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The meal was e30. Starters excelent. Main course a big let down.vegetables all tasted bland. Steak cooked perfect. Not what I expected. House full and very hard to hear other people at the table.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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laois
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The meal was e30. Starters excelent. Main course a big let down.vegetables all tasted bland. Steak cooked perfect. Not what I expected. House full and very hard to hear other people at the table.

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Thank LaoisBer
Ireland
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently had a meal here over the Christmas and really enjoyed it... the value was good in the menu and the staff were really pleasant. Food was service quickly, was hot, presented very well and most enjoyable. Portions were great size and hit the spot.... would definitely recommend this restaurant and would definitely eat here again.

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Thank claregirl86
Portlaoise, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the restaurant at Christmas this year for the first time. The food was good with plenty to choose from pastas, pizzas etc. and the portion size was good. Our server Hugh was very polite and efficient. Would recommend this restaurant, and hope to return in the future.

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Thank Gavin H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

The starters we had were nice - bruschetta and soup - the steak was also quite nice. We asked the waitress if the pizza was any good to which she said it was quite nice she liked it but we thought they were fairly undercooked and poor.

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1 Thank Andrew C
Ireland
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Eat here with family on a fairly regular basis ... a good menu and some nice wines ... really good friendly and professional service .. great value too .. recommend

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Thank Ray L
Portlaoise, Ireland
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

My son brought us here two months ago with some of his friends and we all enjoyed the food, so we decided to go back again last night. It was very busy, probably because it was a bank holiday, but the staff coped very well and welcomed us with a smile. Ordering went smoothly and the food and drinks came... More 

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Thank alkris
Dublin, Ireland
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

traditional Italian foods and wine, prices re very goods and the foods was amazing. the staff were brilliant the the atmosphere was nice, decor was lovely and the location perfect

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Thank saraghlou
Cork, Ireland
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Fabulous food, loaded in garlic. Friendly staff. I would definitely recommend this Italian. All four of us loved it, reasonable prices too.

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Thank Florence K
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

First of all the food was good, not mind blowing but good. My grievance and reason for not returning.. Arrived promptly and were seated.. So far so good, the original server said she'd be back to take our order in a few minutes as we had just been handed the menu.. 2 minutes later she returned, I asked her to... More 

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5 Thank JayMad81
County Laois, Ireland
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Very good food and great value....the staff are always so helpfull in getting us a table as we are normaly last minute when it comes to booking a table. Iv been there severaly times and it keeps getting better. You wont be dissapointed.

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1 Thank NickyCDollard

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Portlaoise Heritage Hotel | Town Centre, Portlaoise, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Laois  >  Portlaoise
  • Phone Number: 0578678588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 46
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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