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Carluccio's

#236 of 2,034 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
South City Centre
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52 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
35316333957
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7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 193
    Excellent
  • 226
    Very good
  • 91
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyable Afternoon Coffee

We called into Carluccio's for afternoon coffee, it was quite late so the restaurant was quite busy with dinner customers. The service was pleasant, and the coffee was good. Our table was located at the bottom of the stairs, which wasn't great (so perhaps try to avoid these tables..). Next time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
JenandNeil365
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We called into Carluccio's for afternoon coffee, it was quite late so the restaurant was quite busy with dinner customers. The service was pleasant, and the coffee was good. Our table was located at the bottom of the stairs, which wasn't great (so perhaps try to avoid these tables..). Next time we'll sample some of the pastries and cakes on... More 

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Thank JenandNeil365
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Average food and service. I ordered ricotta cheese ravioli - not bad but nothing extraordinary. Nice olives though.

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Thank LuJ80
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we found this restaurant be accident and so glad we did. The service and food was excellent My friend is a vegetarian and the restaurant had a separate menu for her with good choices

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Thank 336jan
Carluccios_Dublin, Manager at Carluccio's, responded to this review

Hi we are delighted you found us and found the service and food to be excellent. In addition to the separate vegetarian menus we also have separate Vegan, Gluten Free and Dairy free menus. We hope to see you again soon - thank you. Philip More 

Co. Kerry
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunchtime: entering (just myself), there was a a long line of people waiting for a table, I was welcomed, got a menu and a little snack and was told to wait for about ten minutes. After only three minutes I could relax at a white linen table. I chose the three course set menu: A clear mushroom soup (fantastic, plenty... More 

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Thank karlefr
Carluccios_Dublin, Manager at Carluccio's, responded to this review

Hi Karlefr, high praise indeed , thank you - we hope to see you again soon... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was invited back by the team in Carluccios to make amends after the last trip. Philip from the management team was extremely apologetic and very professional in his handling of the situation. Last friday, my boyfriend and I went for a complimentary meal and the differences between that meal and the previous time was like night and day. We... More 

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Thank Chloe C
Carluccios_Dublin, Manager at Carluccio's, responded to this review

Hi Chloe, thank you and hope to you see again soon, Philip More 

Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i had lunch recently with a friend. Service was excellent but I was a little disappointed with the food. Bland was how o would describe it and over priced.

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Thank Maire G
Carluccios_Dublin, Manager at Carluccio's, responded to this review

Hi Maire, thank you for choosing Carluccio's. We are delighted you thought the service was excellent but sorry you were a little disappointed with the food you had. Please do try us again and we'll try to impress! More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a change from traditional pub food and stumbled on this restaurant. It was quite full but we waited only 5-7 minutes for a table. Started with an amazing dish of caponata - delicious! We couldn't decide on which pasta so ordered the trio option. The carbonara was rich with crispy lardons of bacon - so yummy!... More 

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Thank josanne817
Carluccios_Dublin, Manager at Carluccio's, responded to this review

Hi Josanne, thank you for sharing, and giving our fresh caponata star billing - my favourite midmorning snack is small slice of focaccia as it comes out of the oven dipped in caponata just as the antipasti chef finishes making the morning's batch. We're delighted you thought our carbonara was yummy too! Our "LOBSTER SPAGHETTI €16.95 Lobster tossed in spaghetti... More 

London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was buzzing with all kinds of different people, clearly a popular place, must be because you know what your going to get: classic Italian food like pastas, pizzas, ice cream etc. This isn't anything spectacular or out of the ordinary, don't expect surprises or fanfares. But very happy with the efficient service and nice staff as well as... More 

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Thank Landreth S
Carluccios_Dublin, Manager at Carluccio's, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Galway, Ireland
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was just fantastic, well priced , a wonderful selection for the 'A la Carte' and a good option 'menu / prix fixe'. Prices are very competitive and reasonable. The restaurant was so clean, despite the fact that it was probably one of their busiest days and the waiters were efficient, friendly and really lovely to our youngest (... More 

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Thank 30Catherine
Carluccios_Dublin, Manager at Carluccio's, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Ballymena
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we decided to have a lunch in Carluccios (2 adults, 2 kids) and we were not disappointed. The staff were very accommodating and attentive and we were able to get a table immediately (10 mins later and there was a queue to the door). The menu was good but for those expecting pizza you will be disappointed. The kids had... More 

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Thank Watties2013
Carluccios_Dublin, Manager at Carluccio's, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for choosing us on your Bank Holiday. We are delighted to read your comments and hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: 35316333957

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?