1, Connolly Street, Clonakilty, West Cork
Mio was opened in March 2008 in order to bring to Clonakilty a restaurant and bar that offered great food – with the emphasis on local produce – in a stylish, but casual, setting. Another main aim was value for money and accessible wine lists.
The restaurant is located upstairs on Connolly street. Light and airy, it is simply styled with wooden beams and chairs, contemporary table settings and exposed brick walls. In many ways it is reminiscent of a New York Loft space and you could easily imagine the girls from Sex and the City enjoying a glass of wine here!
The style of food in Mio is not just Italian. Although it has its wide selection of pizza and pasta, Mio also specialises in steaks, homemade burgers, a fabulous mixed grill and fresh fish. There is something for everyone to enjoy, making it a perfect family venue. Mio is also extending its gluten free range to include a selection of home-made breads, cakes and desserts to go with your pizza and pasta. It updates its specials on a regular basis – guided by what produce is in season and therefore guaranteeing that ingredients are the freshest and most flavoursome available.
Mio has a full bar licence, serving draft Murphys and Heineken as well as speciality beers from around the world like Moretti, Sol, Tiger and Palauner. All of Mio’s wines are served by the glass and the bar is topped off with a good cocktail list. All of this makes Mio the perfect party venue for all occasions – they have hosted Hen’s, Stags, pre and post wedding celebrations as well as all the usual family events.