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La Cantina

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1 River Lane, Dundalk, Ireland
042 93 27970
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was never a fan of this place in the first place. I am even less of a fan now. Poor food and very poor staff. We had intended to order desert but after been left for 20 minutes looking at a finished meal we decided to leave. The staff avoided eye contact at all times. At one stage two... More 

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Thank Stephen M
Dundalk, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Gorgonzola pasta in town, good and very friendly service, great value, you can bring your own wine...I can only recommend it to everyone.

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Thank alexb262016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner in la Cantina on Wednesday night with my husband & three children and it was absolutely gorgeous! We are from belfast & were staying in Dundalk for a few days and i am actually contemplating driving down soon for dinner. Lovely waitress who couldn't have done more for us and very reasonably priced too!!

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Thank sonnymca
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We went for a meal in La Cantina on Sunday night. The ladies drank white & the guys were more than impressed with the red wine recommended. The stuffed mushrooms were amazing as was the bruchetta & the pasta dishes. Dessert and Irish coffees finished off a beautiful meal. We were the last to leave and we were highly entertained... More 

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Thank El N
Dundalk
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

La Cantina is my favourite restaurant in Dundalk. It's penne arrabieta is the best arrabieta I've ever tasted. It's great for takeaway too. Staff v friendly and the place has a lovely atmosphere

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Thank Antoinette R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

The food here is one of the best I have tasted the carbonaras amazing & so is the pizzas, the waitresses and staff are so nice and friendly and nothing is to much to ask for love visiting here and will be back soon !

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Thank Kirsty G
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..!

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Thank Robbie K
Belfast, United Kingdom
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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 

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Thank john b
Ireland
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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 

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Thank Emma&Kieran
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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?