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Carluccio's - Dublin Dawsons Street

4.4
4.4
168 Reviews
€30 and under
Italian
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The restaurant is in the heart of Dublin’s most fashionable shopping area, spread over 2 floors with al fresco seating. Why not come grab a bite to eat after a day of shopping?

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Booked 58 times today

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    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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  • Mixed Olives€3.75

    Mixed marinated pitted olives. Contains: Peanuts, Tree Nuts (Almond Nuts, Brazil Nuts, Cashew Nuts, Hazelnuts, Macadamia Nuts, Pecan Nuts, Pistachios, Walnuts)

    • Nocellara Olives€4.50

      Giant green Sicilian olives, unpitted. Contains: Peanuts, Tree Nuts (Almond Nuts, Brazil Nuts, Cashew Nuts, Hazelnuts, Macadamia Nuts, Pecan Nuts, Pistachios, Walnuts)

      Starters

      • Tomato Bruschetta€6.95

        Mixed tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, basil and garlic on grilled ciabatta. May contain: Celery/Celeriac, Crustaceans, Eggs, Fish, Lupin, Milk, Molluscs, Mustard, Sesame Seeds, Soya, Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites, Nuts, Peanuts, Tree Nuts (Almond Nuts, Brazil Nuts, Cashew Nuts, Hazelnuts, Macadamia Nuts, Pecan Nuts, Pistachios, Walnuts), Cereals with Gluten (Barley, Oats, Rye, Wheat)

        • Caprese Salad

          Buffalo mozzarella, sliced beef tomatoes, basil, extra virgin olive oil and black olives

          • Calamari Fritti

            Crispy squid rings, lightly floured and fried. With lemon mayonnaise

            • Antonio's Chicken Liver Pâté

              With red onion marmalade and grilled ciabatta

              Last updated: 22 July 2020

              What 168 people are saying

              Overall ratings and reviews

              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

              4.4
              4.4 based on recent ratings
              • 4.4Food
              • 4.5Service
              • 4.3Ambience
              • 4.3Value

              NoiseModerate

              Loved For

              • Dublin

                Pre/post theatre

              • Dublin

                Most Booked

              • Dublin 2

                Lunch

              • Dublin 2

                Pre/post theatre

              • Dublin 2

                Sunday Lunch

              • Dublin 2

                Good Vegetarian Options

              • Dublin 2

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              1. DH

                DeirdreH

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined 2 days ago

                overall4food4service5ambience5

                Got a lovely corner booth beside the window, service was prompt and friendly.

              2. MH

                MarieH

                New England

                3 reviews

                5.0

                3 reviews

                Dined 3 days ago

                overall5food4service5ambience4

                Lovely outside late lunch

              3. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dublin

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined 3 days ago

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                The staff at Carluccio’s are so wonderful! Attentive, kind and friendly. Had a lovely birthday meal here

              4. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                1 review

                1.0

                1 review

                Dined 3 days ago

                overall1food1service1ambience3

                Service was. Wry slow and food cold when finally brought out. It was then sent back and brought back cold again.

              5. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                London

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined 3 days ago

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Can’t wait to go back

              6. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined 4 days ago

                overall2food1service2ambience2

                We had a table booked for 3.30pm on a Sunday and 35 minutes after we ordered, our drinks had not arrived. We did chase them up and eventually our wine was brought 10 mins later. However when it came to the food, our mains arrived about 30 seconds after we finished our starters!!! Staff were friendly but seemed to lack some training. The most disappointing thing was the bland food. Carluccio's was a favourite of mine pre Covid but the standard has dropped dramatically since then. It is a pity but I am not sure if I will be back. Far better food elsewhere.

              7. W

                Waterlily

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined 4 days ago

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Good selection of dishes, authentic Italian cooking and flavours, friendly efficient service and very good value for money,

              8. EG

                ElGranCornholio

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined 4 days ago

                overall4food4service5ambience3

                Very nice Staff. Food was good, but not outstanding. Calamaris were pretty good, Scampis not so. But overall we had a nice evening, 4 Stars.

              9. AA

                AnneA

                London

                2 reviews

                4.0

                2 reviews

                Dined 5 days ago

                overall4food4service5ambience4

                Very pleasant lunch. Really tasty food and excellent service

              10. L

                Louiseke

                Dublin

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined 5 days ago

                overall3food2service3ambience3

                If menu has been changed then tell the customers before they wait on meal that is NOT what was on menu. Staff try but something missing.

              11. CB

                ClaireB

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 16 October 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Great atmosphere, good food and friendly but discreet service, we had a great family lunch, thank you Carluccios

              12. MM

                MMac

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 15 October 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                reliably good food and service - very pleasant relaxed evening

              13. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 15 October 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Retirement

              14. WC

                WilliamC

                Orlando

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on 15 October 2021

                overall3food3service4ambience1

                Our waitress was excellent. Food was nice but not outstanding. Noise was too much so we had to move table

              15. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dublin

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 15 October 2021

                overall5food4service5ambience4

                The service was amazing thanks to our waitress Maria. Loved the food and the atmosphere. Great value and location

              16. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dublin

                2 reviews

                3.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on 13 October 2021

                overall3food3service4ambience3

                Food was underwhelming . Ingredients weren’t as top class as I would have expected.

              17. H

                Hrd2pls

                Dallas

                29 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                29 reviews

                Dined on 10 October 2021

                overall5food5service4ambience3

                We’ve enjoyed the fare here for over a decade! It was a pleasure that despite occurrences of the past 18 months- the consistency of their food was not compromised! We enjoy both the breakfast menu as well as dinner menu. Service is consistent but not bothersome. We are so fortunate that we can travel to the beautiful city we love again and enjoy our mainstays!

              18. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dublin

                5 reviews

                5.0

                5 reviews

                Dined on 9 October 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Fantastic experience from start to finish. Excellent service and food. Super atmosphere with super friendly, efficient staff. Definitely will be back.

              19. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dublin

                2 reviews

                4.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on 8 October 2021

                overall4food5service4ambience3

                It was a great experience. I ordered the Lasagna and it tasted great and was a big portion. 10/10 would recommend

              20. EI

                EImear

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 8 October 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Carluccios has excellent gluten-free options and it own dedicated GF menu. Very much appreciated.

              21. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                New York Area

                3 reviews

                vip
                2.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on 6 October 2021

                overall2food2service3ambience2

                We were seated downstairs. The door was wide open and it was very cold. The goats cheese salad consisted mainly of spinach, the goats cheese was rubbery. Overall disappointing this time.

              22. CG

                ClionaG

                Dublin

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 6 October 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Nice cafe with great coffee. No pressure to leave.

              23. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 5 October 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                We enjoyed our dining experience in Carluccio’s last Tuesday. The service was very good.

              24. JS

                JosephineS

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined on 4 October 2021

                overall2food2service3ambience3

                Food not great. Certainly has taken a downward trend since the last time I was there. Tables very noisy. Everything most expensive. Wont be re-visiting. An expensive night out, poor quality food and presentation poor.

              25. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dublin

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on 3 October 2021

                overall3food3service2ambience4

                The risotto was not so good and the service was taking too long.

              26. A

                Amy123

                Dublin

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined on 3 October 2021

                overall2food1service3ambience3

                The food was poor. Several menu items were not available. Staff were pleasant.

              27. HR

                HughR

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined on 2 October 2021

                overall2food2service2ambience4

                Very disappointed, a lot of items missing form the menu due to ‘deliveries’, the gluten free menu was basically non-existent only one option for the main course, had we known in advance we would have re-scheduled out visit. The wait staff were excellent but the service was very slow - took 50 minutes from sitting for our starters to arrive.

              28. KC

                KittyCat

                Dublin

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined on 2 October 2021

                overall2food2service4ambience3

                I've eaten here a few times before but was disappointed with my most recent dining experience. There was a few items not available from the menu including both fish choices. My main course was bland and I only ate half of it while my friend did not enjoy her main course either. We mentioned it to the waitress when she came to clear our table and she said she would say it to the manager. Nothing more came of it though. Our desserts were fine but overpriced.

              29. AF

                AdamF

                Dublin

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 2 October 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                We had a lovely meal in Carluccio's. Our waitress was really friendly and the overall service was excellent. Our main was a little bit delayed and they gave us a free drink to compensate. Honestly we didn't even notice there was any delay! The food is very tasty, with large portions for starters (advise sharing 1 between 2!). Our 4 year old was with us too and she had a great time, so really kid friendly. Highly recommended.

              30. LM

                LizM

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 2 October 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Always good - never had a bad experience over the years.

              31. AS

                AlmasS

                Dublin

                3 reviews

                4.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on 1 October 2021

                overall4food4service5ambience3

                A very good place with excellent service. Food was very good

              32. TT

                TaraT

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined on 26 September 2021

                overall2food3service3ambience3

                I wouldn't recommend eating at an outdoor table. if it rains the awning does not provide much protection.

              33. R

                Rachel

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 25 September 2021

                overall4food4service5ambience3

                The food is very tasty. I found the portion sizes of the pasta were a bit too much. The service is very friendly and attentive. The restaurant is a bit too noisy for me but the atmosphere was enjoyable overall.

              34. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dublin

                2 reviews

                4.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on 25 September 2021

                overall4food4service5ambience4

                Looked after us really well for my aunties birthday, sang Happy birthday and organised an desert and candle. Attentive but nit overly so. Great value, fantastic location

              35. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dublin

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on 25 September 2021

                overall3food4service1ambience3

                Food was quite good, but service was haphazard.

              36. S

                Sarah

                Dublin

                4 reviews

                4.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on 24 September 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Great night in Carluccios as usual. Food great, and good portions.

              37. BR

                BRIANNA

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on 24 September 2021

                overall3food3service4ambience2

                Normally a great place to meet friends but unfortunately noise levels from a large birthday party in same space totally dominated first half of our evening.upstairs needs much more acoustically absorbent surfaces on walls and ceiling before I would return again to upstairs while a large party was booked at same time .maybe downstairs quieter (as I had specifically requested the round corner table upstairs!

              38. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 24 September 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Great food . Great service .

              39. MW

                MaryW

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on 20 September 2021

                overall3food4service5ambience3

                Great food and service but our table was next door to a service area , noise terrible, plates broken , cutlery being thrown into sink with terrible noise , really put me off my food , normally I Eat upstairs , this service area is too near the downstairs tables, spoiled the good food and service

              40. YM

                YvonneM

                New England

                3 reviews

                4.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on 19 September 2021

                overall4food4service5ambience4

                Good honest food well prepared and very tasty. Staff were friendly and attentive but not overpowering which is just what you need

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              Carluccio's - Dublin Dawsons Street is rated 4.4 stars by 168 OpenTable diners

              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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              Booked 58 times today
              Google Map for Carluccio's - Dublin Dawsons Street

              52 Dawson Street Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 Y594

              • Area

                Dawson Street

              • Hours of Operation

                Daily 09:00–20:00

              • Cuisines

                Italian

              • Dining style

                Casual Dining

              • Dress Code

                Casual Dress

              • Payment Options

                MasterCard, Visa

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