Carluccio's - Dublin Dawsons Street

4.5
50 reviews
€30 and under
Italian
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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Carqu
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had lovely experience on Christmas Eve in Carluccio’s Dawson St. Delicious food served in social distancing manner , we will be back

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SandraM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat here. Smiling staff, delicious food, comfortable setting

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Deird
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

we had christmas eve breakfast. The hostess was lovely our waitress was lovely our busser was lovely our table was lovely. The big let down was the food, to say I was disappointed is an understatement. My mushrooms were merely tepid, my tomatoes were cold, the eggs were ok but the worse thing was the sausages, yuck yuck they were reheated they were little wrinkled reheated cold sausages. I sent it all back and got a hotter breakfast but it tasted nd looked as if they had been cooked the day before and reheated, o disappointing. I have been here so many times before infact the previous week for breakfast and it was delish the sausages were big and tasty not at all like Christmas eve.

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michelleK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food. Love this restaurant that always exceeds our expectations.

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EmmaW
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, attentive service and really delicious food. Very impressed.

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Noelle
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous staff and delicious food in a most comfortable ambience.

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LisaK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty brunch in a nice setting. Several things on the menu were unavailable which was a little disappointing but still satisfied overall. I’d recommend!

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Ro55box
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We decided last minute to head into town to see the Grafton Street Xmas lights .. before breakfast .. and then to have breakfast as the City awoke. We booked through OpenTable, a table for 6 people.

It was easy to book using OpenTable and despite finding out when we arrived at the restaurant that the times were wrong and the restaurant table wasn’t open for a further half hour, we had a very pleasant greeting from the owner.

We had a very nicely located socially distanced table. The menu was full of choice and something there to meet the needs of our young family. The service was polite and food delivery was prompt. The full breakfast was excellent and all dishes were plentiful and moreish.

We had a really nice experience at Carluccio’s. Thankyou.

We wish the staff well this Xmas in particular as they have once again been forced to close due to pandemic imposed restrictions.

We hope to turn our breakfast visit into an annual family event!

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of yummy stuff

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SRyan
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carluccio's had top quality Italian food, excellent service and a wonderful, relaxing atmosphere. I will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was stunning, service was very good, really enjoyed it here and will definitely be back!

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AnneP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food served by attentive staff. A lovely place for brunch.

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ColetteS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I visit Dublin, I make it my business to pop into Carluccio's for some breakfast especially their pancakes with berries and hazelnut chocolate. Never disappoints. Friendly, efficient staff, tasty food and reasonable prices all in the heart of Dublin's south side.

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LouiseM
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely super, we genuinely can't wait to return again, it's one of our favourite restaurants!

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Reusa
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely enjoyable family meal. The food was very flavoursomè and satisfying. Wine was perfect with the food. Service was excellent. All great value too. The atmosphere was relaxed though it was busy and we felt welcomed and valued. It made a special occasion very special. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a gorgeous meal yesterday in Carluccio’s. All tables were spread out very well, attention to detail was second to none. We felt very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

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VivienneR
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, quick, friendly service, all in line with COVid guidelines

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angelab
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

No milk, staff could not accept gift voucher!!! €6 service charge added to bill without consent. Very disappointing from what is usually good place

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Jusia
Kildare
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of my favourite places in Dublin. Love the food. However at the last visit staff seemed to be in hurry. That was irritating a bit. Otherwise all fine.

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ImeldaF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian cuisine really recommended place for fun dining...

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Meabh
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service from Elena! Lovely atmosphere.

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Laoise
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carluccios is an excellent place to go to for any occasion the food is delicious and comes at a reasonable price and the service is fast and efficient . The staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

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RudiB
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Maybe a bad day. Last time the food was lovely but this time it it wasn't hot when it arrived which probably didn't help the taste. Risotto and Carbonara disappointing in comparison to previous visits. Seafood linguini nice even though cold. We told the server but didn't send the food back as we were hungry. I ordered an extra glass wine of wine which came on the house due to the food issue which was a nice gesture. Good ambience and very friendly, courteous staff. Wouldn't put me off returning as I'm pretty sure next time will be better.

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EmmaD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal, kids were so well looked after, excellent service too

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DavidB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the crab and lobster lasagne which was absolutely delicious 😋

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly staff and great food. One of our favourite places to go for a catch-up, always a lovely experience!

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ConorB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was incredible, food was delicious. Christmas menu was reasonably priced

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal. Dining area clean, well lit but not too bright, also not too noisy. Good service. Chicken salt I’m occ’s and lamb both good. Biggest flaw was €8.40 for a bottle of Peroni- go on, that’s one hell of a markup!

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Phillyloves2dine
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delighted Carluccios is back. Service, food, ambience all excellent. Would highly recommend for a really enjoyable night out.

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MichaelB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very enjoyable meal out. Service was excellent and food is great.

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AniaM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

As a regular customer I was very disappointed with overall experience. We booked in advance to be only seated in the pass by high table - more like a bar experience not restaurant. Starter was ok but looked more “throned” together same with main course (lamb)- very salty overall, potatoes tasted like reheated. Dessert - ordered bread and butter pudding - it was only a slice - for €8.50 that is very poor. To top it up most wines was not available - very disappointing at the weekend in December!
Staff who served the table - looked like they are too busy. Waiter was not prepared... when main course was served passing our table with main courses, standing in the middle of the restaurant while other staff member placed cutlery - where is health and safety and consideration for health guidelines. When asked staff about the table was told more or less - it is what it is. By second person that they don’t manage open table bookings. Who says that to the customer looking for experience we are familiar with. It is so disappointing overall from the place that was our favorite for years with outstanding food. It is less than poor.

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BrianM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service, quick service too. Always a great experience.

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AnnaS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mushroom risotto I have ever had. Great cocktail for reasonable price and very kind staff!

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vipJudie2000
Dublin
45 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was exceptionally nice.

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MariS
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the reasons I like Garluccios so much is that there are a good few vegetarian and even vegan options, service is great and the food simply amazing!

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Efit
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely love the food in carluccios, really affordable tasty food and very friendly and enthusiastic staff.
The noise levels can be quite loud though so be prepared for that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delighted to be back at Carluccio’s this week. The food was delicious as ever!

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DeeW
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, the atmosphere was great and service was wonderful too. Carluccio’s is my go-to if I need to have lunch in the city!

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LorraineS
Kildare
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

food and service very good. Starter was a bit disappointing, i have gotten this before and selection of bread was more varied and better balsamic reduction was given

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Carluccio's - Dublin Dawsons Street is rated 4.5 stars by 50 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.