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Spago's Italian Bistro

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Portlaoise Heritage Hotel | Town Centre, Portlaoise, Ireland
0578678588
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cork
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice quaint Italian restaurant attached to the hotel next door , good food great service , no dessert menu , just told what they are , when I was told the last one I forgot what the first 2 were so if I had them in black and white I probably would have gone for one and so would my... More 

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Thank i8mu
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here the first night we stayed in the hotel.I was a little bit disappointed as the food options were very limited and not a great selection, however in saying that the food that we did get was good. Probably wouldn't visit again unless there was a more varied menu

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Thank Suzanne C
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. We were asked if everything was alright three times. Ever though it was very busy they did everything we asked as soon as possible.

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Thank Eimear O
Galway
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

From viewing the outside of the restaurant we should have kept on going. Looks tired and in serious need of an update. Chairs in this restaurant needs changing. I think they used to be red!!! We ordered Pizza which was ok at best. Received bread & olives while waiting for food which was actually nice. I'm sure there are better... More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Good value for money went as part of the dinner included in hotel stay I had the lamb rump which was cooked to perfection nice atmosphere

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Thank Susan S
Carlow, Ireland
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Went for dinner with family while staying in Portlaoise Heritage. The restaurant was lovely & bright and staff were lovely & helpful. My meal was gorgeous and I couldn't fault any of the courses but a couple in the group weren't as happy. Just small things really but it would make us think again before choosing on our next visit.... More 

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Thank bababet77
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We went Saturday night, was very busy and had a good atmosphere, food was lovely and the menu had a wide range of dishes. Would strongly recommend a visit dessert was fab

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Thank Mugshot40
Sligo, Ireland
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Was staying in the hotel for weekend and as part of offer we got dinner in this fab restaurant. The food was fantastic! Four of us got starters, mains and desert for less than €30! Got a lovely bottle of prosecco for €30 which was reasonable and lovely. Starters were lovely! Four of us got steaks - all cooked to... More 

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Thank Gmt2013
Cork. Ireland
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Being viewed as part of a Hotel and serving average hotel food is hard to break free from and Spago's Italian Restaurant is joined at the Hip in this aspect. I loved the menue at first glance. The wine list was also very good. A half dozen starters and a half dozen mains usually means that the food will be... More 

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Thank hugowolfie
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

First class food. The salmon was cooked perfectly and was very tasty. Same with the lamb. Children's menu served large portions of chicken wings and went down a treat. The strawberry meringue was the best I've tasted in a very long time. Only disappointment was we waited over 15 minutes before the waitress came over to us and never asked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $46
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Delivery, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portlaoise Heritage Hotel | Town Centre, Portlaoise, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Laois  >  Portlaoise
  • Phone Number: 0578678588

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