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“It's OK...........”
Review of La Bucca Ashbourne

La Bucca Ashbourne
Ranked #10 of 34 Restaurants in Ashbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: A little bit of Mediterranean cuisine in County Meath! La Bucca was opened in 2004, by Russell Bailey in Ashbourne to provide family friendly dining to the fastest expanding town in County Meath. Customer demand led to the opening of La Bucca Ratoath in 2007 and La Bucca Dunboyne in 2010. We would be delighted to welcome you to any of our venues to try one of our tantalizing dishes and a glass of wine. Keep an eye out for our daily changing specials, which have a leaning towards seafood but has something to suit every palate. Please remember at peak times booking is essential – especially at weekends. Look forward to welcoming you soon.
Lisbellaw, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“It's OK...........”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Yes, it's a busy place, especially on a Sunday evening, but the service was prompt and professional. It's nice to see a draught beer - Erdinger - available too.

We had Penne San Martino (very nice) at 18 euros, and Lemon Chilli (not so nice - like chip shop curry with lemon) at 17 euros.

With two desserts (good) and two drinks the bill was 57 euros.

The decor is good too, but the gent's toilet had no handtowels and the ladies' no door lock. Simply not good enough.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank 57Boy
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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“Bruschetta Pomodoro - Heavenly”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Had dinner with hubbie last night in La Bucca Ashbourne. They were very busy. which is a very good sign in these times. We were looked after very well from the time we walked in (without a booking), served very promptly by our waiter Ciaran. We both had bruschetta pomodoro for our starters, delicious. I chose a glass of pinot grigio house white, which was perfect with my main course of chicken,broccoli,spinach in goats cheese and cream with a sprinkling of pine nuts. Absolutely gorgeous flavor, just a tad too creamy for my liking, but I would give it another try, with a little less cream perhaps. Hubbie had Acapulco burger and chip main with guacamole (always his favourite) We are regulars to La Bucca since it opened and always come away happy with our meal.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Lunchlady226
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Food not bad but rude staff”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

I was in La Bucca twice recently. Both times we were asked to leave before 11 am. On Holy Thursday 4 of us were asked to leave at 10.50 by the manager as he wanted to go home. He was very rude. Some weeks before that 4 of us had a 3 course meal with wine and the waitress asked us twice to get our bill as the staff wanted to go home. It was 10.45. A few of us called one night at 9.05 to be told in a nasty and off hand way by the manager that there was no chance of getting food. We won't be going back as the 2 chinese and 2 indian restaurants in Ashbourne have excellent food, charming staff and wouldn't dream of speaking to their customers the way the staff in La Bucca do.

  • Visited March 2013
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5 Thank Icecreamhaha
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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews
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“Great Food, especially the wings!”
Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

Have been a few times and really like the menu and service. I've booked a few times for groups of more than 10 for birthdays or family occasions and the staff are always accommodating. There has been a few times that food has come out a little over cooked or kept hot but with a large group that's sometimes hard to avoid. Other than that the food is always very enjoyable. Great for any pizza or pasta lover and can't forget to add, the chicken wings are amazing!

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dublin
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“Expected more!”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Pizzas quite small, not very tasty. They don't seem to roll the pizza, but measure and shape them in tin, strange. You don't get a 'Italian feel' from this place. Quite pricey as well. Kids meal good value. Don't think we will be back.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank dave080
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