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La Cantina

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1 River Lane, Dundalk, Ireland
042 93 27970
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Castlebellingham, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten in various Italian establishments all over Ireland and around Europe... and this little gem.. là cantina in river lane in Dundalk is sure to please.. the food can only be described as top class.. and the service I couldn't fault.. I most certainly will frequent on this little beauty again..!

Thank Robbie K
Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

My wife and i visited this restaurant on a recent visit to Dundalk and were both glad we did. Unusual building from the outside it's very quiet and peaceful on the inside. The waitress rosie was very pleasant and helpful with some recommendations from the menu. Our starters and mains were very tasty and the price was excellent. Big portions... More 

Thank john b
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Had an evening meal there recently, and as we hadn't booked a table we sat downstairs right beside the till. Good job it was not a romantic meal considering the high traffic of people coming and going! I can understand this restaurant would be popular with young people (and the place was FULL of young people) considering it is very... More 

Thank Emma&Kieran
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

I ate here Saturday night with my husband and father. I used to be a regular here but drifted away over the years. we originally had a booking at another nearby restaurant but we're let down so literally 5 minutes before la cantina were due to close their kitchen we rang to see if they could fit us in and... More 

Thank Sharon M
Dundalk, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

A cosy little Italian situated in the centre of Dundalk in a rather obscure building but this certainly adds to its character. The food is absolutely delicious and the 2 course meal for €24 pp is fantastic value for money. I would personally recommend any of the fish dishes on offer. There is a variety of Italian wines if that... More 

1 Thank AndrewE1994
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Really nice place, staff are really nice, friendly and helpful!! Premises is the real Italian experience, very comfortable! The food is really good too and with the offers and availability of half portions it means you can mix and match, I had a half pizza along with a half pasta and it really hit the spot, would definitely recommend this... More 

Thank DeclanCiara1
Dundalk, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

High quality italian countryside cuisine. Lovely catch of the day, seafood. Welcoming staff. Family restaurant in an italian setting.

Thank Syd D
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant. Good value and very tasty. Lovely atmosphere and easy to imagine being on holiday in Italy instead of at home in Dundalk. Has a romantic feel about it 😊

Thank IrelandSmileplease
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Visited La Cantina to give it a try and it was disappointing to say the least. The food was average. For example the side portions we got were frozen chips (there was no potatoes) and we got green vegetables which were frozen an not fresh. The mains were nothing to talk about. The wine and coffee was good though! The... More 

2 Thank Kevin H
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We decided to stop for our dinner on our way back to Dublin after visiting the Titanic Exhibition in Belfast. When we got to La Cantina it was 20 mins before opening time but they had no problems letting all 8 of us go in & the welcome was warm & genuine. When we ordered drinks a member of our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 River Lane, Dundalk, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Dundalk
  • Phone Number: 042 93 27970

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?