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Carluccio's

$$ - $$$
South City Centre
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52 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 633 3957
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7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Cork, Ireland
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived to be told we had mixed up our booking and got the wrong night. The host's attitude was a little condescending as a result. We were given a table in an empty section of the restaurant though they had 'no tables available' and we were 'lucky to be accommodated'. Service was good but unusually for an Italian restaurant... More 

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Thank muirisdowling
Ireland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely meal here during a recent trip to Dublin. A busy restaurant with loads of noise and authentic Italian food. The mushroom risotto was to die for, the staff attentive and professional and lovely wine. Very reasonably priced too, a lovely meal all-round

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Thank Rob C
Armagh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was just here the once with my sisters, we were there at lunchtime. Service and food were excellent. There was a great buzz about and all tables were filled, my sister had prebooked

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Thank agatha91
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really enjoyable lunch at Carluccios yesterday! I munched on a gorgeous carbonara while my partner opted for a vegetarian board that was loaded with different flavours! We had a couple of house whites and a Tirimasu to finish! MY GOD was that dessert good! I pleaded with herself to have another but time would not allow! Needless to... More 

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Thank kingconn
Paris, France
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107 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our concierge in Westin hotel Dublin recommanded the place as nice and quiet restaurant to test for Italian food and he was right except for the very long service we had to wait when next table with kids arrived after were served quick and left far before us. Anyway, the Spanish girl staff was nice and friendly enough to give... More 

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Thank BECKER H
Carluccios_Ireland, Manager at Carluccio's, responded to this review

Hi Becker, Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear you thought the restaurant was too loud and service a little slow. It is lovely to hear that you found the food, wine, friendly staff and price was to your liking. Best regards, Andrew More 

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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was not busy but the food was very slow coming. Small portions, tasty enough but not particularly good value for money. The service was abysmal. Trying to catch the staffs eye was exhausting. Not just us the 2 guys at the next table gave up trying. The branch in Covent garden is nothing like this one. The management... More 

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Thank Chris V
Carluccios_Ireland, Manager at Carluccio's, responded to this review

Hi Chris, I am sorry to hear about your experience in Dawson Street. This is not what we are about. We are trying to delivery friendly and efficient service which you clearly have not experienced on this occasion. If you would like to reach out further please send me an email to dawson-st@carluccios.ie or call on 01-6333957. Thank you, Andrew More 

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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So my wife and I went to have a late lunch at Carluccio's for the second time and we tried their new and updated menu. I gotta say that this time it was really really good and the pasta was absolutely delicious! I got the seafood pasta and my wife got the smoked salmon pasta. The focaccia bread with their... More 

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Thank Timur S
Carluccios_Ireland, Manager at Carluccio's, responded to this review

Hi Timur, We are delighted you and your wife enjoyed our new menu, and the service. Thank you for the kind words, see you again soon. Thank you, Andrew More 

Northern Ireland
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good starter followed by a reasonable main course and excellent desert and coffee. Service was first class and attentive for a redo able cost.

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Thank janerney
Carluccios_Ireland, Manager at Carluccio's, responded to this review

Hi janerney thank you , see you again soon, Philip More 

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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here before several times when we have visited Dublin, It can be cramped when it is busy as it was on the night before Dublin Marathon. The staff are friendly and helpful but possibly because the place was "heaving" they forgot one of our starters (which is why they dropped a star) but he did say "it... More 

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Thank StranraerN
Carluccios_Ireland, Manager at Carluccio's, responded to this review

Hi StranraerN, thank you for the review - we'll make sure we get you back up to five stars next time Philip More 

Kerkrade, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We met friends here before we returned to The Netherlands. As always, we had a lovely, long lunch with great food and wine. It's a little noisy because of all the hard surfaces, but a glass of Sicilian wine helps!

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Thank OldStationHouse
Carluccios_Ireland, Manager at Carluccio's, responded to this review

Hi OldStationHouse wine , especially Sicilian does help! thank you Philip More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$39
Cuisine
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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
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: +353 1 633 3957

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