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Caruso

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Austurstraeti 22 | Austurstraeti 22, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 562 7335
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Special occasions

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  • 41
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  • 16
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best lamb ever!

We visited here on the last night of our trip in Reykjavik and were not disappointed. Although on the pricier scale of restaurants in the city, it's well worth it. I had the rack of lamb with sweet potatoes and it was absolutely incredible, but to be honest everything looked great. There is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Charlp88
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We visited here on the last night of our trip in Reykjavik and were not disappointed. Although on the pricier scale of restaurants in the city, it's well worth it. I had the rack of lamb with sweet potatoes and it was absolutely incredible, but to be honest everything looked great. There is a great variety at the restaurant and... More 

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Peñíscola
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56 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

we came as a small group , this restaurant is in a nice rebuild old hous, well done. Lovely setup on both floors I saw, friendly table settings for small or large groups. Friendly and helpfull staff. Nice bar on the second level waiting for your table. We think every on would find all their needs fullfill in the menu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Never ate better lamb! The Icelandic lamb is outstanding. The restaurant is charming in an old fashion way.

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London
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282 reviews 282 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have a habit of always eating quickly and having a meal over in no time at all, so wanted to take our time. We just ordered starters first in the hope they would come and then the main delayed a little, but service was pretty quick, the meal was done and dusted in under 90 mins! The fresh bread... More 

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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I remember going to Caruso a few years ago and I was ok with the meal but the service and overall atmosphere was very average. Recently, Caruso relocated and I decided to give it another try. Oh man, that was disappointing. It has become so much worse! The prices are of mid-high range while what they offer is below medium... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We came to this place for a dinner with my husband and kids, it looked somewhat dicent and welcoming from the outside. My husband had lamb , i had the fish and children ordered pizzas. I dont know what to start with in regard to this horrible establishment, the service was below average, it took them 45 minutes to bring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Very good value for money. We had pastas and a lobster salad, all very tasty. Attentive service. Would recommed it.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

First off, google maps will not point you to their new location! Trip advisor has the right location. We had already planned to hit Caruso for lunch for our Reyjavik stayover. We found the new location (about two blocks away) and had to kill a little time waiting for them to open at 1130 am. Great atmosphere, very cozy, window... More 

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Northwest
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

From the outside, Caruso's looks every bit 'the real deal', inside, it's very quaint, cozy & romantic. Attention to detail with decor & furniture spot on. We walked in last Monday evening without a booking & was given a table immediately, service was attentive without being annoying. Plenty to chose from if you eat meat, however I prefer vegetarian options.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

You can go there for a simple pizza but you will find yourself among people having superior seafood and/or and lamb, the vegetables are not cooked as desired and the potato was nothing but waterish. Dessert was home made icecream and mouthwatering super. Prices are OK for what is served. the Manager is not the kind people, by far. He... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Austurstraeti 22 | Austurstraeti 22, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 562 7335

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 90

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?