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Austurstraeti 22 | Austurstraeti 22, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 562 7335
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love the food at Caruso, it is that good that it does not matter what you order, but this time it took over an hour to get the food and it was kind of cold. The service was good, but the waiter seemed stressed and unsecure. Even though we had this experience this time I will return to Caruso... More 

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Thank Berglind B
Gothenburg, Sweden
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a group of 12 that went by this nice looking yellow building down town Reykjavik. Once inside we were met by the owner who said he could fix a long table upstairs for 12 people. Our one condition for accepting the offer was that each of us could select individually from the menu (which was not the case... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch earlier (day before the marathon) and I enjoyed it immensely. Really well priced for Iceland, and the quality of food and size of portion. I had a lovely penne pasta with chicken and mushrooms in a tomato based sauce. Staff were excellent and the venue itself is lovely

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Camden, Australia
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217 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice Italian restaurant. Food was nice although a touch slow on getting to the table. Otherwise it was alright. Expensive? For what we had, yes, but everything is expensive in Iceland.

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Kerry, Ireland
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88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent starter of mozarella and cheese. The main courses of pizza and catch of the day were very tasty. House wine was satisfying! Staff were not as authentically friendly as other eateries in the capital. It seemed a bit forced. The dessert and brandy took almost 20 minutes to arrive with no explanation. These are my two rooms for improvement.... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For our last night of five in Reykjavik, we decided to see how the rack of lamb in Iceland was. Caruso's did a fabulous job of preparing and serving a flavorful dish. It was preceded by one of the best bowls of lobster soup we have ever had. The lamb serving was generous (five ribs) and the accompaniments on the... More 

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in without a reservation and they accommodated is just fine. Nice atmosphere with the little rooms. Food ok to good depending on what you order. Overall a safe place

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Thank cons18
Chatham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here two nights and were not dissapointed either time. Good value for Iceland and a great menu with lots of variety.

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Thank ChathamDez
Thornhill, Canada
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was a spontaneous decision to eat here looking for what we felt was a reasonably priced meal staff greeting was friendly and adorable small fire welcoming as you enter we chose to sit upstairs- seemed more interesting and we heard guitar music playing....nice touch to have simple strumming of tunes while eating and he played Neil Young Heart of... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caruso's is more than a prototypical Italian restaurant. There are certainly a number of traditional Italian offerings, but there are also many non-traditional meat and fish offerings as well. The restaurant is easy to find, and is situated in close proximity to one of the few cab stands in Reykjavik, which makes it convenient. The interior is charming, although it... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$90
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Seafood
Meals
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Austurstraeti 22 | Austurstraeti 22, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 562 7335

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