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Austurstraeti 22 | Austurstraeti 22, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 562 7335
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a very good food there, salmon carpaccio for dessert, and as a main course a tender beef steak as well as a pizza. Then a cremé brulée for dessert. All was good and the service very friendly.

Thank mussimussReykjavik
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142 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited as it was convenient having arrived back late from a trip and very glad that we did. We ordered the Caruso Pizza and the calabrese spaghetti both were good portions and delicious. The overall ambience is lovely and love the traditional decoration. A must visit if you want Italian food

Thank Kate E
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant 3 times in our 4 day stay. I can honestly say it's the best food I have eaten. Everything was perfect. The decor and atmosphere is very romantic and the staff are extremely friendly. We left each time very happy and couldn't wait to return. The portions are generous, so generous I had to take some... More 

Thank Samantha M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We received complementary bread with garlic sauce and water and the Lasagne was amazing. As with most places in Iceland it is expensive and we paid £56 including tip for two lasagnes and a large beer. The service was also very good and it's a nice setting.

Thank Hayley D
Toronto, Canada
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off, like everywhere in Iceland, the prices are likely to destroy your appetite - get over it, or pack yourself lots of snacks! The location is excellent, heart of downtown near all the action, yet it manages to achieve an intimate atmosphere, with the dining area split into 3-4 small rooms. On the weekends there is live music (classical... More 

Thank Craig M
Leicester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for dinner on New Years Eve - it was expensive - but very good. It's a quaint and charming building right in the city centre. The atmosphere was great, there was a wide choice of dishes, the service was attentive and the food was delicious.

Thank Rachel E
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate on here twice over New Year and the food is lovely but very expensive we have never paid so much for a meal but Reykjavik is a very expensive place I would love to go back maybe some day.

Thank Ginga N
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a dinner party of 14 and they offer 3 different pre-fixe menus (starter, entree and dessert). They give out bread with the best garlic butter. The restaurant reminds me of a house and has seating in different, small rooms but very comfortable and pleasant.

Thank Jenny C
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a quaint little place and I'd say a rather romantic evening spot right in the middle of town, however it was massively overpriced even for Icelandic standards. 6500KR for a tiny piece of salmon is laughable. The veg lasagne was nice but again quite pricey. We left still hungry and got snacks elsewhere.

Thank When-on-me-travels
London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this through the receptionist at our hotel and were sadly not informed that the New Years Eve menu would be reused for New Years Day. This meant that an already pricey restaurant on normal menus became super expensive by an extra ~50% with much limited choice. Listening to other tables, they were also surprised that the regular menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
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?