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Carluccio's - Dublin Dawsons Street

4.3
4.3
383 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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Booked 46 times today

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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: February 1, 2022

              What 383 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
              • 4.4Service
              • 4.3Ambience
              • 4.2Value

              NoiseModerate

              Loved For

              • Dublin 2

                Great for Brunch

              • Dublin 2

                Great for Lunch

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              1. TB

                TheBirthdayBoy

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined 3 days ago

                overall2food4service3ambience4

                The food was good but the service was a little slow. There was a birthday at another table and they brought out a cake with candles. One of my party said to the passing waitress that it was my birthday the previous week and a few minutes later they brought out a tiny slice of tiramisu with a candle and 4 spoons. I thought this was a really nice gesture until we got the bill and saw that they had charged us for the tiny slice of cake and it was €8! Total rip off.

              2. MH

                MarkH

                Dublin

                3 reviews

                3.0

                3 reviews

                Dined 3 days ago

                overall3food2service4ambience3

                Normally excellent pasta but last pair of dishes (ragu and seafood pasta) were lacking depth of flavour or seasoning). Hope for better next time

              3. M

                Madge

                London

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined 5 days ago

                overall5food4service5ambience5

                Good food. Large portions. Nice staff. Good service

              4. JR

                JennyR

                New York Area

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined 6 days ago

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Delicious food, large portions, great service

              5. EA

                EdAndJamesB

                Dublin

                5 reviews

                5.0

                5 reviews

                Dined 6 days ago

                overall5food4service5ambience4

                Foccaccia is homemade and very good. Menu has good options for vegetarians. Seafood pasta was excellent and the portion was generous. Service was pleasant. I find the indoors can be a bit loud, but we were there early in the evening.

              6. S

                Snid

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined 7 days ago

                overall4food4service3ambience5

                Lovely restaurant. Service was slow and would have been ideal except we were rushing to the theatre.

              7. LO

                LorraineO

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined 7 days ago

                overall3food4service4ambience4

                Really enjoyed our visit to the restaurant and staff were friendly and helpful and the food was very good. The drop in star ratings was down to the fact that there was no hand soap in the toilet and the air dryer wasn't working and no paper towels to use instead and unfortunately this is not good enough.

              8. E

                Ello

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 9, 2022

                overall4food5service4ambience4

                Glad I was seated where I was as noise level was quite high which was a shame as everyone needed to raise their own voices to be heard

              9. VM

                VM80

                Dublin

                2 reviews

                1.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on May 7, 2022

                overall1food1service2ambience2

                Terrible food; dirty crockery. Terrible experience.

              10. KF

                KenF

                Dublin

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 7, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Great food and fantastic service always enjoy going

              11. M

                Marty

                Dublin

                3 reviews

                5.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on May 6, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                I've been a few times now, food always great value for money. I did find they rang me twice to confirm and I was emailed too. I think once to be contacted to confirm reservation is enough.

              12. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dublin

                2 reviews

                3.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on May 2, 2022

                overall3food4service2ambience5

                I love Carluccio’s . I have been multiple times and they have a great gluten-free menu. However, this time I went, it took ages to get any waiters attention for ordering, getting the bill, etc. It was busier than I would usually see it, so I put it down to that. Still loved the food and would recommend it to anyone and everyone.

              13. AM

                AidanM

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 1, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                A-++ I will be back soon!! Calamari are delicious 🤤

              14. P

                Peter

                Dublin

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on May 1, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Authentic Italian food, wonderful mains, fabulous quality children’s dishes and the bread is to die for!

              15. W

                Walrus

                Dublin

                1 review

                1.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 1, 2022

                overall1food1service1ambience3

                Before the pandemic I went several times and enjoyed the food and service. This time after making a reservation, we were asked if 6 high seats would be ok for our table to which we said no and waited until they cleared an upstairs table. Dried out calamari, dried out pasta in clumps and pretty tasteless, steak not cooked as requested, had to ask for everything inc. water, dessert menu. We informed the server about the calamari who said he would inform his manager. The bill came to €230 inc tip. They deducted 3.20 as complementary. Won't be rushing back. Don't know if it's new management, chefs or both but they need to improve quickly.

              16. O

                Oscar

                Dublin

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 30, 2022

                overall3food2service4ambience3

                Average food to be honest. Service and ambience were good but food was only ok.

              17. GF

                GregorF

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 30, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                We were a party of 8, of 3 generations. The restaurant went out of their way to seat us together, last minute booking. Fabulous service and great food. Definitely be back. Thanks

              18. M

                Millie

                Dublin

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 30, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                Friendly staff, excellent food: what's not to like? Only the noise levels at busy times, especially downstairs.

              19. TH

                TaraH

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 29, 2022

                overall2food4service1ambience3

                Very slow service. Waited 50 minutes for starters and then an hour for main course. Had to ask for it to be sped up.

              20. C

                Cindyclh

                New York Area

                11 reviews

                4.0

                11 reviews

                Dined on April 29, 2022

                overall4food5service5ambience4

                My husband and I had dinner here. Enjoyed the cocktails.Had the specialty pasta of the house- large ziti with spinach/garlic balls and shredded zucchini. This was my fav pasta dish ever- would go back and order the same. Was very busy but service was good. Noise level a little high but not intolerable. Would def go back if in Dublin again.

              21. P

                Paul

                Dublin

                4 reviews

                vip
                2.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on April 29, 2022

                overall2food2service1ambience2

                Our starters took a long time to come out and only 2 out of 3 arrived together. The third starter arrived 15 minutes later when the other two diners had already finished eating. The quality of food was also low, chewy & cold calamari. There was a lot of banging of plates etc at the dumb waiter area which created a lot of noise. Overall not a great experience.

              22. SC

                SorinC

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 23, 2022

                overall4food5service5ambience5

                Excellent , great taste of food and very friendly staff .

              23. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 23, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Excellent food and excellent service. Will be back next time we are in Dublin

              24. l

                louiseo

                London

                4 reviews

                vip
                2.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on April 23, 2022

                overall2food2service1ambience2

                Very slow service

              25. M

                Michel

                Dublin

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on April 23, 2022

                overall5food5service4ambience2

                Always great food. Noise level upstairs was too loud for comfort

              26. EH

                EmmaH

                Dublin

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on April 22, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Food was beautiful, service was excellent. My son knocked over his drink and the server was over immediately to clean it up and then brough him a new drink free of charge. Weill definitely be back!

              27. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Ireland

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 19, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Super place!

              28. J

                Jack

                Dublin

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 18, 2022

                overall3food3service3ambience2

                Overprized , and not so much choiche. Staff was Nice and helpfull

              29. BC

                BC24

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 16, 2022

                overall4food5service4ambience4

                Lovely food, lovely staff, been a few times and will go back.

              30. FS

                FionaS

                Dublin

                3 reviews

                4.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on April 16, 2022

                overall4food4service4ambience3

                Booked for 12pm for brunch having checked the menu. Unfortunately it doesn't say on the website that breakfast is only served until 11.30 so we were a bit disappointed. Might be worth highlighting it on the website maybe? We had to book from the all day menu, which is a lovely menu, but we wanted breakfast. The food was, as always, really good and we all enjoyed it but not what we wanted at that time. But service and food were great. The Bruschetta was SO good. We were asked to move table because they had a bigger group arriving and as a thank you we were given a complimentary glass of prosecco/soft drinks for the pregnant ladies which was a nice touch! Will try and book for breakfast again in the future because the menu looks really good.

              31. MC

                MaevC

                Dublin

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on April 15, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                One of my favourites in Dublin for lunch , consistently offers good quality food, and service

              32. LG

                LesleyG

                Dublin

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on April 14, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Great food. Great service. Love Carluccio’s staff are so nice

              33. AV

                AuroraV

                Dublin

                4 reviews

                4.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on April 13, 2022

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Great food and atmosphere....I had the seafood linguini and it was delicious

              34. SW

                SaraW

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 13, 2022

                overall4food4service5ambience5

                A great place to meet up for lunch, food choices were good, the service was friendly and we had a great table by the window.

              35. MJ

                MiriamJ

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 13, 2022

                overall4food4service5ambience4

                Efficient, friendly service, great setting, and lots of options for both small and larger appetites

              36. KH

                KarlH

                Dublin

                3 reviews

                4.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on April 9, 2022

                overall4food4service5ambience4

                Enjoyable meal. Good food choices. Friendly staff. Could do with better beer offerings. Peroni is not great beer.. overall satisfied

              37. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dublin

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 9, 2022

                overall5food4service5ambience5

                Wonderful staff and service.

              38. LD

                LorettaD

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 9, 2022

                overall3food5service2ambience5

                Service was extremely slow. It took about 25 minutes for our starters to be lifted. We then waited almost an hour for our mains which were cold and had to be sent back. When we received our mains a second time, the food was lovely and the waiter was very apologetic and always checking up on us. We also got a drink on the house for the delay and the food being cold. It would not stop me returning!

              39. R

                Rachel

                Dublin

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 9, 2022

                overall4food4service5ambience2

                Our server Helena was so helpful and friendly would definitely recommend nice vegan options too

              40. CS

                ColetteS

                Manchester

                7 reviews

                5.0

                7 reviews

                Dined on April 9, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Regular visitor to Carluccios for breakfast when I visit Dublin. Always a warm, smiley welcome. Love the porridge with the berries and sesame seeds. For Dublin city-centre, reasonably priced too. Will be back

              Safety precautions

              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

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              Carluccio's - Dublin Dawsons Street is rated 4.3 stars by 383 OpenTable diners.

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              Booked 46 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–Sat 9:00 am–8:00 pm
                Sun 10:00 am–8:00 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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