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Carluccio's - Dublin Dawsons Street, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Carluccio's - Dublin Dawsons Street

4.2
4.2
524 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 9:00 am–9:00 pm Thu 9:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 223 9147

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 524 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin 2

    Child Friendly

  • Dublin 2

    Lunch

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  1. PW

    PaulW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently good food & friendly service. Possibly more suited to casual daytime dining than evening meals out, as the tables are a bit small and too close together.
  2. LH

    LouiseH

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always guaranteed gorgeous Italian food here. Paired with a great selection of red wine. Noisy young kids at another table but a delicious tiramisu was a nice distraction.
  3. F

    Florina

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Carluccios is very good if a little noisy! Staff very helpful. Staff let side door Bang Loudly on closing which startles diners!!
  4. PM

    PatriciaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty, fresh food. Excellent service. Warm ambience. Hospitality at its best.
  5. UF

    UruFoodie

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Helen very polite and kind, thanks to her, she made the difference!
  6. B

    Bonzo

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Too many strident females baying at each other - but that's hardly your fault.
  7. J

    John

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The service was excellent and there isn't anything to criticise. The ambience was excellent and one got a good welcoming into Italian cuisine. It was good to hear some of the waiters were Italiaphone
  8. E

    Eatsalot

    New Orleans

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Incredible pasta perfectly al dente. And freshest fish. Great bread. Would certainly go again.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Tables were nicely spaced for a private catch up!
  10. PO

    PaigeO

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Was sat outside, no music or atmosphere at all. Waiter was lovely and friendly service was efficient but the drinks (cocktails) tasted out of date, not pleasant at all and the food was far too greasy and oily. Did not feel like authentic Italian food at all, very disappointing over all.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    White wine by the glass was awful, had to send back. Lasagne mains was not good either. The bruschetta was lovely
  12. AP

    AmyP

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I wanted to love this place but I was very disappointed. Even when entering the man on the front was quite rude and dismissive of me even though I had a booking. Then the food was very very bland. I had garlic bread and steak and neither of which were great. I’m not sure how you can get two basic dishes wrong but the steak was tough and chewy and not cooked medium like I asked. They said it would come with garlic butter but it was more like a garlic paste it wasn’t nice. No seasoning on the steak at all. Would not recommend or eat here again sorry. Also noise level was very very high! Couldn’t hear my friend at times. Dessert selection was way too minimal for a city centre restaurant and I didn’t get one
  13. DL

    DeniseL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Service was some the worst we've seen in a while. Starters arrived before we got our drinks, had to ask repeatedly for water for the table. One of us had a second drink, she had to follow up 4 times before it was brought and when it was, it was slammed on the table. Food was fine but not enough to cover the bad service or make us come back
  14. P

    Phil

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    If you have low expectations you’ll not be disappointed. Things have changed since Covid. It’s pretty retain and not really anything special. We have been going for years though and it’s a bit of a family tradition and reminds us of our time in London living there.
  15. N

    Niamhb

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was unreal. Will be joining again. But could work on service, when asking for things it took ages, the bill for example.
  16. CF

    ConorF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I booked Carluccio's in Dawson street for a meal with family. We were made really welcome. There was a fine selection for me who is Coeliac and my sister in law who is lactose intolerant, There was even a special dish done for my Brother in Law who is allergic to garlic. Our server Albert was attentive and very Helpful. I look forward to returning.
  17. c

    christinaf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Astonishing value for very nice food. Lovely and efficient waiter.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    We usually come here, but my lasagna tasted like it just been microwaved. All the other food was delicious but the lasagna was definitely a let down.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Waiter water several times over an hour and finally received some
  20. GD

    GilesD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Consistently good food and service bring us back here again and again for lunch or dinner.
  21. J

    Judy

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was excellent but too salty. A pity. Attention to allergy issues superb. In this context it was a shame that there was no seed and nut free icecream for the kids menu. The alternative of yoghurt was not a yogurt children were likely to enjoy
  22. a

    annb

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was authentic Italian. We had the Ragu and the Carbonara and both were delicious. The staff were friendly and efficient. We’ll be back!
  23. HC

    HannahC

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Food was cold and took long to come out , not enough staff upstairs
  24. MB

    MelB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really like Carluccio's. They have good food at reasonable prices (everywhere is expensive in Dublin). I was once turned away because I hadn't made a booking (on a Saturday afternoon), so do book in advance if you can. On my most recent visit (Saturday night at 9pm) it looked like they could have taken 2 of us whether we had a booking or not though.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    I ordered a gluten free carbonara and It arrived with scrambled eggs
  26. CK

    ClareK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Nice central location but not enough staff. 20 mins to order, a further 20 mins to food ..cold on arrival and one probably had been sitting a while waiting to be picked up
  27. EG

    ElaineG

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    We should have been informed before we ordered our meal that the restaurant had a policy on splitting payments when completing the bill and have this statement detailed on the menu under a condition; we were only informed after receiving a bill of €575 (for 10 of us) that the bill could only be paid on 2 credit/debit cards as opposed to being easily split across the group evenly (noting some were paying in cash); do the restaurant really think people have that amount of money to spare in their accounts to use only 2 cards. Especially as we had colleagues visiting from the UK and US who had never heard of revolut so even this was not an option.
  28. SE

    SuzeEB

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Very poor lunch experience. Kids 'meal' consisted of exactly 10 pieces of pasta. When I asked for more following multiple complaints from my hungry children, another 10 pieces arrived out, for which I was charged of course. Service was also extraordinarily slow. Never again.
  29. K

    Kirk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed our family meal but it’s a shame they don’t do half portions of the main menu for kids anymore .my daughter (10) loves the spinach ravioli but the last time I got the kids menu it was 4 ravioli so she was hungry but the adults portion is too large ,previous you could get a half potion of the main meals for kids it wasn’t half price but good value snd less food waste too .please bring it back for older kids
  30. CW

    CarolineW

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Good Food, but only 1 waiter for whole ground floor. Service poor. 3 people standing behind bar, while 1 waiter tried to do it all. 15/ 20 minutes to get a drink
  31. a

    amy2222

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the pasta a lot and I thought it was reasonable value. The waiter called the wine we ordered 'vinegar' but perhaps he was joking. A bit noisy but to be fair, it was Saturday afternoon. All in all, good value.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We sat on the second floor in a round booth to catch up with a group of friends. The food and atmosphere were and totally conducive to conversation while still affording privacy. Great balance of all things.
  33. TF

    TommyF

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We go regularly to Carluccios and on this occasion I just thought it was somewhat rushed, otherwise though we still enjoy the food and it is good value.
  34. F

    Foodie50

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The signature penne dish was overly salty, and It was very noisy downstairs but otherwise good.
  35. AF

    AidanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was really great, I went there for my birthday and took the whole family. They easily catered for 10 people, the food was fantastic, the service was great, the cost was very reasonable. Overall it was fantastic
  36. FT

    FionaT

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, great service and overall value for money. Nice ambiance too!
  37. CM

    ConanM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good service and while the lunch menu is relatively limited it has a fairly wide range of choices. Kalamari stater was very good as also was the saltimboca chicken. Glasses of wine and Italian beers relatively reasonably priced in Dublin terms. Quite a good place for a small group to have a good chat and catch up. This was my second visit for lunch in the past 6 months and I chose identical dishes both times and the food was very good. My 3 colleagues spoke similarly of their experience.
  38. JW

    JasperW

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Staff were unwilling to be helpful when we explained that the noise from.the kitchen was excessive.
  39. JB

    JamesB

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food with great service and all at a very reasonable cost. Will definitely me back
  40. D

    Dcott

    Miami

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The food was really bad. The worst was the lasagna which was either way over cooked or old, chewy. The cheese in my pasta had coagulated at the bottom of the bowl. Dirty fork, dirty glass. Go somewhere else!

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  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

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Carluccio's - Dublin Dawsons Street is rated 4.2 stars by 524 OpenTable diners.

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Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Carluccio's - Dublin Dawsons Street

52 Dawson Street, Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 Y594

Additional information

  • Area

    Dawson Street

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 9:00 am–9:00 pm Thu 9:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

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