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Carluccio's - Dublin Dawsons Street

4.3
4.3
429 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

7:00 PM


Booked 5 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 429 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dublin 2

    Great for Lunch

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  1. LM

    LoreleiM

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Overall only ok. Have been several times and always pleased but this time was diappointing. Server Jakob was in hurry to turn the table, I thjnk. Mains came immefiately after aperitivo and we had not half finished our cocktails. So indtead of ordering a bottle of wine as planned we finished our drink with dinner.
  2. MM

    MelanieM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and good value for money . Friendly staff and nice atmosphere
  3. LF

    LorraineF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to the restaurant and it was great. Service very good. I had seafood linguine and it was delicious. So fresh and full of flavour. Other dishes were just as impressive. Really enjoyed the whole experience.
  4. JS

    JenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Ate here on a day trip to Dublin so very last minute. Food was very good and service was excellent.
  5. LB

    LindaB

    Connacht

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and it didn’t disappoint. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Great recommendations from her I think her name was Elida? Good service. Food was absolutely delicious. Very tasty. I’d definitely recommend it.
  6. NH

    NickH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great, consistently good food. House white is decent and service was great. Only knocked a star off because the coffee isn’t great.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    Food was good...not outstanding. The service was not very good. Our server was pretty uninterested and rarely checked back.
  8. J

    Joyce

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a lovely outdoor table, no one rushed us and our table staff were cheerful, intuitive and non-intrusive. We didn't like the diner beside us blowing a lot of smoke our way, but that is the risk you take when sitting outside.
  9. L

    Linda

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and lovely atmosphere. Staff were busy but happy and the place was spotlessly clean
  10. AG

    AislingG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such a gorgeous restaurant with delicious food at affordable prices and excellent service. We loved our visit and will definitely be back.
  11. H

    Hilary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We booked an outside table for 5.15pm and it was lovely sitting there - the waiter made sure we were well looked after, it was a lovely place and the Italian menu was very good and it wasn’t expensive. The rest rooms were very clean. The atmosphere inside was buzzing by 6.30pm with tables full upstairs too. We’ll definitely go back again.
  12. MS

    MonikaS

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is lovely. My daughter love the risotto. Good variety. Good service
  13. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Our food quality was poor the risotto was like rice pudding stoggy couldn't eat it when our waitress appeared to clear our plates and asked if everything was OK (a bit late)as we did not see her during our meal I told her about the risotto and her answer was I probably should have checked earlier. We were very disappointed as we had been there for breakfast on a few occasions and it was good.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and delicious food as usual. Very kind service
  15. RP

    RaphaelaP

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The last time that I've been there I missed the carbonara sauce, was a little bit dry. My husband's sea food linguine was strongly smelling, didn't smell fresh at 3pm.
  16. JS

    JamesS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Slow service, very average food, small portions. Avoid…
  17. SC

    ShaunaC19

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hannah was lovely ! The food portions were so generous and great value for money !
  18. TC

    ThaisC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favourite places in town. Amazing restaurant
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was fantastic and the deserts were extraordinary
  20. T

    Taster

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Feeling Roma while in Dublin.. The lasagne is awesome
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, lively restaurant, fast food service & good atmosphere
  22. A

    Anonymous

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    We have been to Carluccio's many time before Covid and always enjoyed the experience. We were extremely disappointed with our recent visit from not having the wine we wanted to items that were on the menu being discontinued. If an item is discontinued just take it off the menu. Do not know if we will ever go to Carluccio's again.
  23. MS

    MaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect spot for a catch up with the girls, or a romantic evening, located on Dublin's Dawson street, the Luas stop is just out side the door so no hassle getting home after enjoying a lovely meal and some very nice wine.
  24. MB

    MariaB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening.. food was beautiful and our lovely waitress Adrianna was so helpful and efficient Great service
  25. ES

    EmmaS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday lunch that the staff made very special by singing happy birthday!!
  26. MC

    MollC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was good and large portions. They have a gluten free menu, which is great. Service was quite slow and the staff there were very nice but seemed over-stretched. Ambience was just OK.
  27. NH

    NickyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Warm and engaging atmosphere. Great staff. Lovely food
  28. EW

    EWBD8

    Dublin

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Busy restaurant the night we visited. Service was slow initially and then we had our starters taken from us quite abruptly because our mains were ready! Starters were plain and the mains of beef ragu were tasteless. The coffee and our shared tiramisu was delicious.
  29. AW

    AllynW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food, service and atmosphere, without being overpriced!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    An enjoyable meal, disappointed that 2 items on the menu we had hoped to order were unavailable but very pleasant and attentive staff.
  31. VZ

    ValerieZ

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Tremendous gluten free menu. Wonderful food. Highly recommend
  32. M

    Mark

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Restaurant dirty, waitress friendly, food OK Overall restaurant appears run down
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the bruschetta and calamari for starters with the carbonara for mains and a bottle of Pinot blush. It was delicious, filling yet very light. So good we could t say no to dessert. Waiter was Italian and was very polite, professional and friendly. Service was quick. Outdoor dining was great being a lovely day.
  34. MW

    MariaW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very pleasant experience especially with 2 small kids . Lovely friendly waitress
  35. A

    Anon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    I normally love this restaurant and come numerous times throughout the year. However, this was a very poor experience. Our table was booked for 7pm. We had to wait on the street for 15 minutes because another group (who had turned up late) were at it. We were then crammed into a table for 6 to have drinks while we waited for our table. Nobody came to take our drinks order until we eventually flagged down a member of staff after 10 minutes. We asked if the people at our table (who had been nursing one cocktail since we arrived) could be asked to vacate the table and were told no. We eventually got our table, nearly an hour after the actual booking time. The waitress tried to take away some of our starters while we were still eating. 7 mains came out more or less at once and we were told the other would be about immediately (so we all waited before starting ours). The 8th main didn't come out for ages, by which time the rest of the food had started to go cold. It was a disaster from start to finish.
  36. G

    Gerry

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was prompt and the food was tasty. Good value for money
  37. CJ

    ClareJ

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good and staff was absolutely amazing, extremely welcoming and polite
  38. A

    Anna

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Amazing food and staff. Really nice atmosphere too. Will definitely be returning!
  39. A

    Anon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Venue was attended by 10 ppl and the only option on the menu on a Tuesday evening was Chicken. all other options weren't available.
  40. KR

    KellyR

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    We ate at Carluccios on Tuesday and although the staff were lovely, the food was so poor. I ordered the prawns as a starter, they were described as. King prawns in a garlic and chilli marinara. When they arrived they were not king prawns, they were absolutely tiny and there were only 5 of them in a massive bowl which was filled with rocket. The sauce was just crushed tomatoes, no flavour of garlic and chilli. For main I ordered the beef ragu, which again was supposed to be served in a chilli and garlic marinara. It arrived 5 minutes after we had finished our starters and had no sauce at all, so was completely dry and bland, as if it had been cooked in the sauce that morning and then microwaved. Really bad food, would not recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Carluccio's - Dublin Dawsons Street is rated 4.3 stars by 429 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Carluccio's - Dublin Dawsons Street

52 Dawson Street Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 Y594

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    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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