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“Wonderful fillet on the stone”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Carlo

Cafe Carlo
Ranked #974 of 2,543 Restaurants in Dublin
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Just opposite the famous Dublin Spire on O'Connell Street in Dublin city center, Café Carlo - an ambient gem of an eatery specializing in a delicious fusion of Irish & international cuisine. The relaxed and intimate setting of Carlo's Restaurant, coupled with its high-quality, reasonably priced food and friendly, attentive staff has made this restaurant a huge favorite with Dublin diners. Not only is it a popular choice with visitors to Dublin City, it's also found a place in the hearts of the discerning locals, who return time and again to soak up the Carlo's atmosphere and enjoy some genuinely delicious food.
Dublin
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“Wonderful fillet on the stone”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Bought a voucher many time for this restaurant and always good choice. Modest prize also from Menu, probably the only restaurant in town where a bottle of good wine cost less than 20€ or you can take a Irish coffe for less than 5€.
Really good location, close to Hanry street, that allow you to go shopping during the week and have a good and cheap lunch/dinner.
Never had problem with the staff, they are very polite and they always try to please the customer (I asked for mashed potatoes as side dished even if was not on the menu, and they accept the variation without any problem......not common in other famous place).

The best part is the meat: the fillet on the stone is wonderful, one of the best in town!

  • Visited January 2013
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“Avoid at all costs!!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

I had a groupon for this restaurant which I booked last week. I was quite looking forward to it too. Upon arrival, we were told they had no booking for us and were full so to leave. I refused and said the issue wasn't mine. After about 15 minutes of arguing in a half empty restaurant, the stand in manager finally agreed to seat us. This was after basically saying I was lying about the reservation and asking the chef if we could stay!!!! The whole evening was ruined. The customer is always right does not apply in this restaurant. The worst thing was that the restaurant was still half empty when we departed so all in all a completely pointless argument over the booking. The food was totally average, the waiting staff sour and the decor shabby. I will certainly never return. I have never been treated so badly anywhere the world over.

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“disgusted”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

be careful if your buying vouchers for this restaurant for they dont honour whats on your voucher eg paid for either the lunch menu or the early bird menu by voucher and was told by a very arrogant waiter that it wasn,t for the early bird deal when in fact it was .the atmosphere in the restaurant was terrible was also told we could just leave and take our voucher with us terrible way to treat a customer who had bought and paid for an early bird deal and was then refused it very embarrassing and upsetting especially as the restaurant was full .

  • Visited February 2013
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“Quality - you can't go wrong”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Amazing value & service, menu is very good espc steak on stone. It prob could do with a bit of painting but food price service more than shine and O'Connell Street location too - you just can't go wrong

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“Good grub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Ate at this restaurant using a grab one voucher - food was excellent. Soup & vegetarian noodles for me (both delicious & fresh - not always the case for vegetarian meals in a non vegetarian restaurant) & spicy chicken winds & beef stroganoff for my sister (generous helpings, delicious & served with no delays or fuss). We will both be back... Even without the voucher they are great value. A Galway girl...

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