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“Service prevents me giving 5 stars” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Italien des Arcades

Restaurant Italien des Arcades
3 Rue Loup, 24500 Eymet, France
0553239005
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Ranked #11 of 15 Restaurants in Eymet
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Le Mans, France
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Service prevents me giving 5 stars”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Lovely location under the colonnade, just as well as it poured down.... the restaurant was packed this Saturday, within 15 mins of our sitting down customers were queuing to get in.
Therefore a very busy night which might reflect the below par service. Although there appeared to be sufficient servers they didn't have allocated tables to manage, you seemed to have a different person every time something was delivered to the table.... I, at one point asked for a glass of red wine, the third waiter eventually brought it.
However, the food we ordered was very good, the ragu of duck with pasta was delicious as was my wife's prawn dish. Good desert all reasonably priced/

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Great atmosphere and consistently good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

A large but static menu, with a wide range of dishes to choose from. Service when busy can be a little slow, but the location and the puddings are the highlight of any visit

Visited September 2013
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harrogate
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“How standards can slip”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

How i wish i could say positive things about this restaurant. The service has slipped somewhat over the past 3 years of coming here. The waiters used to be really friendly and helpful but now its more how quickly they can get you in and away for the next people to come in. They don't smile and for a touristy area they don't seem to have time for you. The food is distinctively average i do recommend the pizzas though just the right amount of toppings. We refuse to go back here and prefer to go to Mama Chows or Le Pied Sur Terre.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Dessert!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

The main dishes here were good and worthy of a good review. The best part is te dessert menu. It is two pages of different sundae options. My kids (and me) were in heaven. We were with a party of 6 and so we ordered a few. I wish there was such an ice cream option here in my area of Michigan. Would recommend based on dessert alone but the restof the meal was good too. Service was okay. Kind of like everywhere in France. Maybe it is because they don't work for tips. It is very no nonsense. It doesn't bother me. It is just not what I am accustomed to in the US.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Epsom
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Really very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We arrived on a very busy Thursday evening as a food fayre was taking place in the square. We were sat immediately, ordered drinks within 3 mins and thy were on the table just a few moments after that.

The four of us ate pizzas which arrived within about 15mins of ordering - small niggle but my husband wished his had been a tad crispier - and thy were all very very tasty and completely as described on the menu. We plumped for the caraf of house wine which was very drinkable.

We all went on to have desserts and continued to soak in the atmosphere of the square. All in all the bill came to €78 for the four of us, for two courses each, two large carafs of wine and a couple of soft drinks. Great value, speedy charming service and great people watching! Recommend!

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