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Italian, Irish, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is my local restaurant and it never fails to impress. Amazing food. Try the specials. Exceptional professional staff

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 15 May 2022

Mouth watering roast belly pork, husband's pizza was also top tier. Menu offers an excellent selection and staff happy to adjust to suit your preferences. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 10 May 2022 via mobile

The goats cheese pizza was hands down the best pizza I've ever eaten and I've been to Italy. The combination of rich, creamy goats cheese and sweet relish was delicious. Being a vegetarian I often find small town restaurants have a token one or two...veggie options that aren't anything special but, that was not the case at Carlitos. We shared the mozzarella melts which were dreamily creamy. There were also a few other appealing vegetarian options. We really enjoyed the laid back vibe and sleek decor. I will make sure to return when we are back in Ireland. Thank you team Carlitos! We don't get out often after having a baby but, you made it a very special evening.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 20 March 2022

Booked a table for 2, for 8.30. Arrived at 8.25 and took a set at the bar and had a drink (Espresso martini, I 100% recommended!). The staff were lovely, particularly Antoinette who was so friendly and attentive when checking our booking and seating us...at the bar. It was very busy which is always a good sign! Sat a few minutes later and were in awe of the menu! Would have had one of everything but settled on the monkfish and a pasta dish for mains and a charcuterie board for starters. Delicious doesn’t cover it, tasty until every last bite! A fabulous bottle of red (I forget the name but it was delicious!) definitely will be back, the bill was a very pleasant surprise, very reasonable for the outstanding food and excellent service, Aoife who served the food was a pleasure, Irish hospitality at its best! Bailies coffees to finish off is a must!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 1 August 2021

Went to Carlitos in Dunleer this pm . Order was simple a starter to share, 2 main courses and a Bottle of house red. Starter arrived, no extra plate despite advising that it was to share ! Was not told about the specials on the...board - despite listening to every other table around us being advised. Lasagne on menu advised that there was a side salad , no side salad arrived ! We asked, server said she would check in the kitchen- that was the last we heard. Not once during our meal we’re we asked was our food ok, table beside us was asked twice !!! When plates were cleared we were asked about deserts , and I also asked for the Main Menu as I wanted to check was side salad included with lasagne - at that point server came down and apologised that we were not given the salad. Really disappointed with Carlitos - got apology , but felt like outsiders as we are not regulars!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 15 February 2021 via mobile

I got a recommendation for this restaurant (takeaway during Covid). I rang looking for a voucher and the service and efficiency of the transaction was top class! The food is highly recommended. This restaurant is a must for those who like great food and great...service.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 21 September 2020

Took advantage of the Early Bird Menu 20 euro a head (2 courses). Food very tasty (Lasagne) and good sized portions. Side dishes (chips etc) extra. Desert very nice (Eton Mess). Staff friendly and tables well spaced out according to regulations. Advise booking as restaurant...was full (Friday evening).More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

Great food in carlitos I really enjoy the variety of pizza's on offer or the vegetable pasta dish. The specials are always great too.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

Saturday Night understandable that they are busy but it’s no excuse for terrible food! Had the black pudding salad which was missing ingredients so I got overcooked pudding and some leaves,supposed to be chicken wings which I think was just a pool of greasy soy...sauce & pizza garlic bread that was a dry as ghandi’s flip flop! Will never have the take away option again very disappointing!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 15 December 2019

I had heard so many good things about Carlitos that I couldn't help but wonder if they were true! I finally got here for the first time and dreaded asking for gluten, dairy and meat free as I would normally phone in advance but hadn't...got around to it. Well all I can say is wow! I asked the Manager / Owner on the night if they could cater for me and to met with of course we can, no problem at all was a massive relief. There was Breaded Goat's Cheese starter so I asked if it could be served breaded free ... no problem, I asked could I get as much salad and veg for dinner with gluten free dressing ... no problem! When I got my main I thought I was in Heaven. The most beautiful chargrilled veg, avocado, salad, gluten free bread and 2 various chutneys with a fab dressing. Even the other people ordering were saying how amazing and delicious it looked and it was absolutely divine. The atmosphere was amazing and every member of staff were so helpful and obliging. What a fab night out. Others commented on how fantastic their steaks, pizzas and pastas were and the desserts looked fantastic. Would highly recommend no matter what your dietary requirements and look forward to going back.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 12 September 2019 via mobile

Been twice recently and will be again soon. Both Sunday night visits and both busy nights but the food was fantastic. Two of us shared a carbonara which was spilt onto two plates and was plenty of for each person. Also got a half and...half pizza. Delicious food, reasonably priced and great service.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

Italian restaurant in Dunleer village. It is bright and clean and the staff very welcoming. The food was delicious. We enjoyed bruschetta, pizza, carbonara and a beautiful steak. Having had a starter and main course, we didn’t check out the desserts but the menu sounded...appealing. We were simply passing through the village but would definitely recommend the restaurant. Booking advisable for busy times.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 September 2019 via mobile

12 of us came for the early bird meal which we booked in advance, the choice was amazing for starters, main courses and deserts, beautiful food and service, love to dine here when I'm home. Can't wait to return.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 29 July 2019 via mobile

We went on a Sunday evening and shared carbonara, pizza and garlic chips. They each came out on separate plates and the flavours were amazing. Excellent service and really reasonably priced. Would recommend highly

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 30 May 2019

We had a table for 13 for our daughter's confirmation dinner with family. Arrived at 1pm on Tuesday as planned, warm welcome from the staff as always. We had a huge variety of dishes- pizza, pasta, steaks, fish for mains. Bruschetta, garlic mushrooms, wings, potato...skins for starters- all great! Few had room left for dessert- I did sneak a taste of the chocolate cake- delicious! Staff are just super, lead by Declan at front of house. We have been coming here for years and would highly recommend as a great family restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Carlitos Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5