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Carluccio's - Dublin Dawsons Street

4.4
4.4
201 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 56 times today

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

Menu

While You Decide

  • 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 201 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
              • 4.2Value

              NoiseModerate

              Diners' Choice Awards

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              • Dublin 2

                Lunch

              • Dublin 2

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              1. RH

                RachelH

                Dublin

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined 4 days ago

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Fantastic night out - WONDERFUL food - delightful service

              2. C

                Conor

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined 6 days ago

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Absolutely brilliant, staff was extremely accommodating. Although we did have to wait a few minutes for our table to be free, we were offered a complimentary drink which was a very nice touch. Food was very tasty, and good portion sizes. Overall a great place to go for food in around the city centre.

              3. R

                Robz

                Dublin

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined 6 days ago

                overall2food2service5ambience1

                Carbonara was cold and took awhile to come out to the table, felt like it was sitting in the kitchen idle for a good while.

              4. JF

                JeffF

                San Francisco

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 21 November 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Our favourite breakfast in Dublin, and my wife loves the vegan option

              5. O

                Oconojo

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 20 November 2021

                overall5food5service4ambience5

                Great food, great service and great atmosphere. A wonderful restaurant

              6. SR

                SusanR

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 19 November 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Lovely decor. We were seated upstairs. Had tomato bruschetta to start which was very tasty but a 2nd slice of bread would have been better. Mains Funghi Risotto which was really nice. Had the house red. Very pleasant wait staff. We’ll definitely be back.

              7. GP

                GlennP

                Dublin

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined on 19 November 2021

                overall2food1service4ambience3

                Food did not taste fresh. Felt like the onion was frozen beforehand. Very oilly food. Stomach was sick after.

              8. M

                Michael

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 16 November 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience3

                Nice city centre location for a casual lunch with good food and service

              9. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Exclusive

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 14 November 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Sehr leckeres Essen und nette Bedienung. Hatte eine Verabredung mit meinem Freund, dem das Essen auch sehr gut geschmeckt hat!

              10. PC

                PaulaC

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 14 November 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Lovely menus , very helpful and friendly staff, nice pleasant atmosphere. Overall very enjoyable. One thing the service was a little too slow

              11. BH

                BarbaraH

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 13 November 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Outstanding service and delicious food! Lively atmosphere….overall excellent experience 😊

              12. AC

                AnneC

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 13 November 2021

                overall4food4service5ambience4

                Easy to book online. Very friendly efficient waitress, Lovely food. Did not feel rushed. Looking forward to returning.

              13. CK

                CaoimheK

                Dublin

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 12 November 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Lovely authentic Italian food and very kind and hard working staff!! A must!!

              14. NO

                NiallO

                Dublin

                3 reviews

                4.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on 11 November 2021

                overall4food4service5ambience4

                Excellent service; very attentive and food came up promptly. The food was delicious. Also very convenient to transport options. Will go there again.

              15. CR

                ConRey

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 7 November 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience3

                Food was really tasty. Main courses were a good portion size. We had the prawn starter which was a little "boring" / plain, but the calamari was delicious. We also had the carbonara and seafood linguine, both of which were delicious and a really good portion.

              16. SH

                SineadH

                Dublin

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 6 November 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Absolutely delicious. Will definitely be back again

              17. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                London

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 6 November 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                The waitress was absolutely amazing. The portions were a really good size too. It was a treat for my wife and the Bellini cocktails were a lovely touch. Thank you once again. Definitely recommend

              18. SM

                SheenaMc

                Dublin

                4 reviews

                4.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on 6 November 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience5

                always good fun, food usually very good have been going for years and always go back

              19. K

                Kate

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 6 November 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Great meal. Excellent service and friendly staff :)

              20. SP

                SebastianP

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 4 November 2021

                overall4food4service5ambience4

                Elita was amazing! Well done guys! Thanks for your service!!

              21. MK

                MichaelK

                New York Area

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on 2 November 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Fabulous food, well-priced with great service - my new favorite.

              22. AZ

                AnaZ

                1 review

                1.0

                1 review

                Dined on 2 November 2021

                overall1food1service1ambience5

                My first experience was pretty upsetting, staff in a bad mood and treating us very badly. I ordered one avocado toast which came burned on the top and impossible to cut. Always wanted to visit this restaurant but looks like a lot need to be improved.

              23. E

                Elaine

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined on 30 October 2021

                overall2food3service1ambience4

                Got the impression the waitress was more interested in sales than service. Perhaps that is a policy of Carluccios. Ordered bread and a dip. We expected it to arrive before the main course but our food arrived with no sign of it. Was disappointed.

              24. R

                Rachel

                Dublin

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 30 October 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                First time we had met up in town since lockdown - fantastic to be back to this restaurant - great night food and service exceptional

              25. DC

                DenisC

                New York Area

                2 reviews

                4.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on 30 October 2021

                overall4food4service5ambience3

                Good food in a nice busy restaurant. Very friendly service and great value wines

              26. JC

                JadeC

                Dublin

                7 reviews

                5.0

                7 reviews

                Dined on 30 October 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                We had a wonderful time here. I often walk past this restaurant and didn't realise how big it was! The food was outstanding and the host was so helpful and friendly. I made a mistake on my booking and he went out of his way to help out which was so appreciated! Will defo be back!

              27. N

                Nana

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 29 October 2021

                overall4food4service5ambience4

                We arrived early but were seated right away, the serving staff were friendly and accommodating and the food was delicious !! Decent portions of really tasty food :)

              28. A

                Alana

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on 29 October 2021

                overall3food2service4ambience4

                The food was very average, nice atmosphere and friendly staff

              29. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 28 October 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Wonderful experience. The staff were brilliant. All guidelines were adhered to. It was my first visit and I’ll be back. See you again soon

              30. T

                Timmy

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 27 October 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience5

                Overall a great experience, would recommend, Thanks.

              31. PC

                PatriciaC

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 27 October 2021

                overall4food5service4ambience4

                I always enjoy eating here. The menu is varied and the food Is always very nice.

              32. DH

                DeirdreH

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 25 October 2021

                overall4food4service5ambience5

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

              33. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 25 October 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience3

                Food is still as good as pre pandemic! However I still find the place a bit noisy but that’s not their fault. It is clearly a good complain as it is in the middle of the city and this place is always full of customers I.e. business is booming. It might be nice if they expanded into another branch somewhere else in the city where there could be more space and less noise? 😅jus saying …. Jus don’t expect to have a low volume conversation with your family/friends here 😅

              34. MH

                MarieH

                New England

                3 reviews

                5.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on 25 October 2021

                overall5food4service5ambience4

                Lovely outside late lunch

              35. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dublin

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 24 October 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience4

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

              36. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                1 review

                1.0

                1 review

                Dined on 24 October 2021

                overall1food1service1ambience3

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

              37. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                London

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 24 October 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Can’t wait to go back

              38. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined on 24 October 2021

                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.

              39. W

                Waterlily

                Dublin

                2 reviews

                4.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on 24 October 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience4

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

              40. EG

                ElGranCornholio

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 23 October 2021

                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.

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              Carluccio's - Dublin Dawsons Street is rated 4.4 stars by 201 OpenTable diners

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              Booked 56 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 9:00 am–8:00 pm

              • Cuisines

                Italian

              • Dining style

                Casual Dining

              • Dress Code

                Casual Dress

              • Payment Options

                MasterCard, Visa

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