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Carluccio's - Dublin Dawsons Street

4.4
4.4
158 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 86 times today

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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 158 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

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              • 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. 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

              2. MM

                MMac

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 15 October 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                reliably good food and service - very pleasant relaxed evening

              3. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 15 October 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Retirement

              4. 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

              5. 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

              6. 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.

              7. 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!

              8. 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.

              9. 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

              10. 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.

              11. 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.

              12. CG

                ClionaG

                Dublin

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 6 October 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Nice cafe with great coffee. No pressure to leave.

              13. 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.

              14. 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.

              15. 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.

              16. 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.

              17. 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.

              18. 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.

              19. 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.

              20. 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.

              21. 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

              22. 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.

              23. 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.

              24. 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

              25. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dublin

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on 25 September 2021

                overall3food4service1ambience3

                Food was quite good, but service was haphazard.

              26. 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.

              27. 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!

              28. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 24 September 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Great food . Great service .

              29. 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

              30. 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

              31. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dublin

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 18 September 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Carluccios staff were so helpful and great the whole night, i had made a mistake on our booking, and they accommodated to us even though it was busy. The food was excellent as always, and the atmosphere was super.

              32. A

                Arumlily

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 18 September 2021

                overall4food4service3ambience2

                We ate outside and found it could be more appealing as you are eating on the footpath. Nice hedging would be a bonus.

              33. MH

                MaryH

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 18 September 2021

                overall4food5service2ambience4

                Have eaten here many times and always a great experience. This time the same great food and ambience, though marred by a very rude waitress who was abrupt and sarcastic with us when we asked for a different table. We are 3 ladies in our senior years, and so taken aback were we that we did mention it to a senior staff member who was most apologetic. All other staff were superb as usual, and their professionalism and friendliness always adds to the enjoyment of Carluccio's. We will be returning soon.

              34. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dublin

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 18 September 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Our waitress Adriana was super friendly and helpful!

              35. NG

                NiallG

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 17 September 2021

                overall4food4service5ambience5

                Lovely meal - waiter was fantastic- Italian bloke

              36. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dublin

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 17 September 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Delicious food, great service

              37. SO

                SharonO

                Dublin

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 17 September 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Delicious cuisine fantastic service lovely ambiance

              38. FD

                FionaD

                Dublin

                3 reviews

                5.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on 16 September 2021

                overall5food4service3ambience5

                Food and drink were lovely. Very reasonable pricing.

              39. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dublin

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 15 September 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Staff were amazing and the food was equally amazing

              40. FM

                FruzsinaM

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on 13 September 2021

                overall3food3service4ambience4

                I used to dine in Carluccio’s in London and my experience was always great. First time in Dublin l found very different, food was far too expensive for the small amount we had, however, it was very delicious. Service was great, all Italian waiting team made it more authentic. I missed the famous merenge with Strawberry in the pot. Good experience in all. Nice little spot in the heart of the city.

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              Carluccio's - Dublin Dawsons Street is rated 4.4 stars by 158 OpenTable diners

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              Booked 86 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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