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“This is probably one of the best places...”
Review of ILIA Tapas & More - CLOSED

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ILIA Tapas & More
Price range: $32 - $40
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Westmeath
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“This is probably one of the best places...”
Reviewed July 24, 2010

This is probably one of the best places to eat in town. It doesn't do very much tapas anymore but has some nice dishes including my favourite the crab linguini. The lunch is good value as is the early bird.

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1 Thank MARPADJOE
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English first
Mullingar, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The food is fab - great menu with plenty...”
Reviewed June 8, 2010

The food is fab - great menu with plenty of choice, lovely little 'tasters' (e.g. deep fried breaded goats cheese with beetroot was one such taster) in between courses. the presentation was seconded to none, wine menu was very good (I'm not a wine buff but was out with a work 'do' and one colleague who considers himself to know something about wine was very happy). Best of all - the cost was €25pp for 3 courses & a glass of house wine. (however in our case we got a few bottles of wine instead of the glass and instead of the 'glass of wine' we got coffee/tea). First class experience!

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Thank themixielad
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TULLAMORE
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“extreemly enjoyable”
Reviewed April 8, 2010

i found this resturaunt most enjoyable. i had the goatscheese in a nut crust for starters. emmmmmmm. beautyfull. really nice.
lamb shank for main course. again georgous.
highly reccomended.

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1 Thank MIXERMID
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martinfurlong
2 reviews
“Nice place, good service”
Reviewed March 19, 2010

Eat at ilia tapas & more a couple of weeks ago, a friend recommended it to me, first of all I have to say the food was good, couldn't fault anything i got, my wife was also very impressed. menu has good variety and the service was also good, only negatives if any would be its a little on the pricey side but if the food is good i don't mind paying a couple of extra euro for the privellage. Got a tapas plate for two as a starter and had the duck for a main. the tapas plate was nice and the duck was excellent. a couple of bottles of the house white washed it all down very well, all in all i would recommend this place to anyone wanting to try something a little more upper class.

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Thank martinfurlong
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Westmeath
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“NOT RECOMMENDED”
Reviewed January 22, 2010

NOT RECOMMENDED!

Had lunch on 22/01/10 with a friend after spending 25mins trying to find a 'pay' parking space on the street. No complaints about food or service, quite good but nothing special and very pricey for a lunch.

On paying the €53.80 bill, the waitress accepted my gift voucher which had €57.00 remaining.

However, a rather pompous lady (the owner I believe) who had strolled behind the counter, decided that she should pocket the difference by instructing the waitress that the voucher was now 'a dead duck'.

Since I had intended to drop the change into a tips jar anyway I didn't make a fuss.

My point is that this long necked lady had no right to pocket money that did not belong to her. After settling my bill it is my choice what I do with the change.

I will not be back after this little infraction, and I would advise people not to buy gift vouchers from here as they only last 6 months, they are frowned upon by the owner on redemption and the owner will keep any unused amount.

I bet if my bill was one euro over the voucher amount she would have looked for payment from me!?

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1 Thank The-Real-Trappist
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foodloverMullingar, Co-Owner at ILIA Tapas & More, responded to this review, March 13, 2010
Like most restaurants, Vouchers are valid for six months, but iLia Tapas have on many occasions honoured vouchers redeemed way past their due date. The incident referred by the author of the review should be aware that the balance was in fact "dropped" into the staff Tip Jar. Perhaps we should have given a renewed voucher for the balance, as cash is not given as "change on a voucher". However the accusations by the Review author towards the Lady "With the long neck" (unquote) are rather O.T.T. she is a lovely lady, loved by her staff and "most" customers. Critical reviews about food, staff and restaurant as such are welcomed by all,however unwarranted accusations are not.
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