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All 36 Portlaoise Restaurants

Spago's Italian Bistro

Portlaoise Heritage Hotel | Town Centre, Portlaoise, Ireland
0578678588
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Ranked #18 of 36 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
Portlaoise, Ireland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

ate hear many times over the years and had lovley meals that was in the dim and distant past. Called in on a Sunday evening with my two adult children. Only 1 other couple in the whole place, we should have left after we received the menus..they were filthy and damaged. The place was full of staff doing nothing our... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I've eaten here several times while in Portlaoise on business. To be fair I went on a Sunday night this time, so it was quite quiet and lacking in atmosphere compared to other times. They used to give delicious breads with olive oil with your drinks, but no longer it seems. I ordered a glass of wine and pizza while... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We ate here with our hotel package while staying in the Heritage next door. The restaurant is adjoining the hotel via stairs but is only a minute walk for anyone in a wheelchair or those who are unable to manage the stairs. We both had bruschetta for starters and it was lovely, followed by Confit duck leg with mash and... More 

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Wicklow, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We stayed in the heritage hotel attached to this restaurant and as their other restaurant was closed we had to eat here on our package. The staff are lovely but like roadrunners going round was all very rushed. Set menu was OK nothing stand out really. No veg of any sort came with the mains and the tirimisu wasn't the... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I had a meal here last week wiht the kids.And i have to say i had the salad to start wiht and it was very moreish.Confit of Duck for the main,it was lovely.Fell off the bone.And then i had oreo cheesecake as dessert.it was really nice,not as heavy as i expected. Kids had different dishes and they loved them.The kids... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Salad for starters a lot ?salmon n chicken well done with more salad ? No chips just few baby potatoes with chicken and mash with salmon boys got spagetti bolognese same as microwave stuff baileys cheesecake good too much brown drizzle on dishes balsamic on food and chocolate sauceon desserts oh waitress nearly had an attack runnin out after us... More 

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Laois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Additional Information about Spago's Italian Bistro

Address: Portlaoise Heritage Hotel | Town Centre, Portlaoise, Ireland
Phone Number: 0578678588
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Laois  >  Portlaoise
Average Prices: USD 20 - 46
Cuisine: Italian

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