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Austurstraeti 22, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 562 7335
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“snails” (14 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (33 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Austurstraeti 22, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant is a very pleasant surprise in Iceland's capital. After walking around downtown without knowing where to eat, since everything is quite expensive, we ran into this cute little house with an entrance on the back of the main street. An offer for a...More

Thank jllorensnavarro
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Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal here. We walked in without a reservation. I had the Arctic Char which was excellent. Atmosphere was nice. Would go back.

1  Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Last time we dined here they were in a different location that was very charming! Since then, they moved to a new place. That was our first disappointment. They asked if we had a reservation (the place was empty and it was early). We told...More

Thank NewYorkBobbie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a pizza at this restaurant, and a sorbet for dessert. The place was packed with visitors, which is always a good sign. The service was first class all the way. The rooms were particularly attractive, and intimate. Our pizzas were first class, and...More

Thank oxxyx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saturday night in Reykjavik is bustling and Caruso is in the middle of it. It is in an old house greatly restored in the centre. For starters er enjoyed a great fish soup and ruccola carpaccio, for entrees we had their veery good surf and...More

Thank teno47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caruso was a nice find with its warm and cozy atmosphere and delicious Italian cuisine. We ate their twice, the first an accidental find, the second knowing it was number 1 on trip advisor for Italian food. Both meals were fantastic and the service was...More

Thank Jeff A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was nice inside, the staff was friendly, prompt, and efficient. The food is pretty good, but it reminded me of Italian food in Minnesota 20 years ago, rather than what I would get at a restaurant in Italy. Prices were decent compared to...More

Thank mspreh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant has a cozy environment. The prices are reasonable and the pasta was very good. As the portion is big, we only ordered one plate of Jose special (which is similar to Aglio Olio), to be shared among 2 of us. Without asking, the...More

Thank Penny C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were two couples having dinner together at Caruso . Old fashioned building centrally in town made it easy to find. Homely interiors gave good ambiance . We ordered tbone lamb . Food was tasty and rich , but portions were unneccessarily large ! Staff...More

Thank havardk2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caruso has a very nice staff and the food is never lacking. The pizza there is amazing and I could always recommend the Lasagna. There is a nice street view on the upper floor. Good choice in the area

Thank LukasSolecki
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Questions & Answers
Bruce M
June 26, 2017|
Response from Maggie B | Reviewed this property |
I would phone the establishment
Claire C
May 17, 2017|
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Response from bhmoller b | Property representative |
Yes we can! Send us an email at caruso@caruso.is for more information :)
October 4, 2015|
Response from bhmoller b | Property representative |
Hi there, Yes we are not far away, only about 600 meters. Best regards, Heidar Hallsson F&B Manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Austurstraeti 22, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 562 7335
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