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“Really awful food” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Espresso

Espresso
Parnell Street, Waterford, Ireland
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Ranked #25 of 118 Restaurants in Waterford
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Really awful food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

I live in waterford so have been many times for friends birthdys etc and its always just very average food. But last time I went in just for early bird it was really awful. Don't know why they have made it bigger as it was almost empty there.and lacking n atmosphere,
Had chicken wings to start / really awful ,no taste off them at all just really spicy.
Pasta is so tasteless And is definately not home made.
Had basic dessert after.
The music in the restaurant was very strange one minute it was daft punk and the next opera music. It was like someone's iPod on random.
The food is never good there and I am not going back again . The price dosnt match the quality ( or lack of it)
If u want proper Italian go to harlequin or emilianos.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Drogheda, Ireland
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Family Early Bird”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We recently had a very enjoyable family meal at Espresso. The 3 girls were very happy with the to"make-your-own-pizza" option. I had the Salmon special with pea-risotto on chorizo and tomato concasse - an unusual combination but very tasty. The pasta looked good and so did the adult pizza that I helped finish !
There are good value wine options (glass, half caraffe, caraffe and bottle) with a glass of house red at €4.75.
As we left the tables were filling up for the evening sitting. I'm not sure what the ambiance is like for a romantic evening meal as the dining room has a slightly bare feeling, but at least the tables are not too close.
Overall, we enjoyed our visit and will be back again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dunmore East, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Pizza, Average Experiance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Pizza tastes great and there's a pretty good selection however the experience was lacking. We had to ask for cutlery and drinks were slow coming. That said, the food was worth the wait. Overall it balanced out, wouldn't hurry to go back though.

Visited August 2013
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sunsearcher2009
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Have been here many times, excellent choice of food, early bird and lunch options, staff are very friendly and efficient, kids are treated very well, they can even make their own pizza if they wish, pizza is gorgeous but there are also meat fish and chicken options, would highly reccomend.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rennes, Bretagne, France
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent all-round .”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A very pleasant experience. I was recently in Waterford, a city I am not overly familiar with on a day trip and happened upon Espresso quite by chance. This particular establishment made a very positive impression upon me. The staff here were friendly and professional, traits that are not as common as you may think. I was also impressed with their pizza menu's. As a fellow who rarely, if ever eats the same thing twice I was very glad to be able to pick from a wide range of pizza toppings. Furthermore the length of preparation was very short. I entered the restaurant, selected my pizza, paid,received it and left in well under 10 minutes which astounded me to be honest. Finally the pizza itself turned out to be of the highest quality and the pizza-base itself, which I often find to be over/under-done in many places, was perfect. Excellent all around. Well done.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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