We were in Killarney last Saturday night and decided to chance this hidden away little Italian restaurant, on the recommendation of a friend. Unfortunately there was no availability inside but when I asked if we could sit outside (there was one table out front) the lady said no problem! It was a beautiful, balmy evening and we had our 18 month old in a buggy so suited perfectly.
This was the nicest Italian meal I have EVER had...genuine Italian...you won't find pizza or garlic bread on this menu. I had tagliatelle pappardelle, which essentially was tagliatelle in a tomato based sauce with some veg and beef. I was expecting minced beef but it was actually steak cut up very small. It was one of the tastiest dishes I have ever had anywhere. My husband had steak, which was excellent and he also kept stealing some of my meal!
It was not inexpensive but having been recommended by the Michelin Guide for each of the last 4 years, including 2013, neither was it expensive. Main courses were €22 for the pasta and €29 for the steak. The San Pellegrino sparkling water at €6.50 for a large bottle was probably a bit steep but the overall experience was so good, I would almost forgive them for it!
This is a hidden gem, off the beaten track, with great service. The man who served us was wonderful and couldn't do enough for us or our small man i.e. our 18 month old! A "proper" Italian restaurant. Out of this world, honestly.