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“Brilliant Food”
Review of Cafe Carlo

Cafe Carlo
Ranked #1,010 of 2,558 Restaurants in Dublin
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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.
Hamilton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Brilliant Food”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Arrived here at 8.30 with last orders at 9 pm but were warmly welcomed. One of our party arrived at 9.15 but the chef agreed to cook something for her too. The food was delicious and the service exemplary. Highly recommended. I had the Irish stew which was delicious.

Visited June 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Douglas, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Place To Eat”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Me & my younger sister visited Carlo's on a recent trip to Dublin. From the outside it didn't look too great but once we entered we were greeted by a friendly young waitress who sat us to a table straight away, gave us menus & took our drink order. We were in time for the early bird menu & we both got a fabulous 3 course meal plus a soft drink each & the total bill was €43. Fab value for money! The food was cooked perfectly & could not fault it at all. Even though there was not much choice on the menu I'm sure there is something for everyone there. Definitely recommended !!

  • Visited May 2014
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Rockhampton, Australia
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143 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Good food & Value”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

Went here for lunch recently and had a great meal, so when we were stuck for somewhere to go for an evening meal, we returned to Cafe Carlo. Our waitress was obviously inexperienced and English was not her first language, however that was a minor hiccup. We weren't aware but we were in time for the Early Bird menu and got a very good discount on the meal prices. Good sized entrees and mains, so good in fact that we passed on dessert - and everything is very reasonably priced. The restaurant itself is spotless.

  • Visited May 2014
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Braunschweig, Germany
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98 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good food and value for money”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Popped into Café Carlo before the cinema. It doesn't look like your average restaurant but cosy nonetheless. We opted for the early bird menu which is great value and has a good choice of dishes on it. The food was lovely and the portions were just right.

Our waiter war very friendly and attentive.

The volume of the music could have been a tad bit lower for my taste, but maybe I'm just getting old. :)

Would definitely go back.

  • Visited April 2014
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ireland
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Lunch for 4, great value, great quality & great service”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

I bought 2 lunch vouchers (groupon etc) recently offering 2 mains & 2 coffees for €10. I emailed to make the booking and had a very prompt response. Service was excellent, help was needed to open the front door and let a wheelchair user in but that was no problem at all. Food was very good and the menu clearly states Gluten Free options (including chips) which is very helpful. I have eaten here before and would definitely recommend it for lunch or dinner.

  • Visited April 2014
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