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US$5 - US$32
CUISINES
Italian, Wine Bar, Street Food
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 31 October 2022 via mobile

Tasty coffee, bruschetta and salads with friendly service . The place is very small so it is good for singles or couples.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 28 October 2022 via mobile

Great coffee, fantastic cakes and paninis. Visited with the family by chance, had no idea of this place. It’s great. A slice of real Italy in bray. Recommended!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 26 September 2022

Not only is the food BEYOND amazing here, the owners are absolutely precious! I felt like I was in a beautiful Italian family's kitchen. If you want to have an eating experience that makes you say, "MMMMmmm", every mouthful, then do not miss this little...gem while in the beautiful beach town of Bray, Ireland.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 18 August 2022 via mobile

What a beautiful spot. Italian to the core, with panning and maim courses to satisfy any appetite. Lovely service, gorgeous coffee, Italian beers and wines.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 29 May 2022 via mobile

Very nice little place managed by an Italian couple from Florence. They are very nice and welcoming. The sandwiches are very good and tasty. Moreover they have a good espresso coffee 😊. Price is in line with the place. I strongly suggest!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 30 August 2020

Love this place, it is now offering a limited table service after lockdown, also takeaway for collection. Always a pleasure to visit, love to hear Italian spoken, food is light and very food.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 27 August 2020 via mobile

Came across this wee place by accident on a rainy day in Bray. The food, service and ambiance are exquisitely unique. We could have stayed all day. Try the Italian beer nazionale for an authentic taste of Italy. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 14 August 2020 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend had a nice dinner there. We had spagheti with seafood and tomsto sauce. It was very nice. And the italian craft lager was also nice

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 3 August 2020 via mobile

A panini, pastry & a couple of coffees for less then 12 euro. Fresh & beautiful ingredients served by a charming guy. This is real hidden gem & we will definitely visit here for a sit doy when this Covid madness is over.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 18 January 2020 via mobile

It was my first time there. I must say the food was excellent and the staff were great. Id recommend it to everyone.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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CarpediemBray, Proprietario at Carpe Diem, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2020

Thanks a lot for your review. We do always our best to make you enjoy your food experience with us and when we receive a review like this one we are so happy to keep continuing like this with what we do. Hope to see...More

Reviewed 27 October 2019

With only three tables you need to be quick and choose your moment well, but you can always sit at the bar which is unreserved. Real little Italian place with fresh, tasty food and a nice selection of wine's and coffee. All day anti pasti,...crostini and such but now with a limited hot food menu. Perfect place for a bowl of pasta washed down with a nice Chianti (and some faber beans !)More

Date of visit: October 2019
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CarpediemBray, Proprietario at Carpe Diem, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2020

Thanks a lot for your beautiful review and we hope to see you again soon. Ciao

Reviewed 11 October 2019 via mobile

Love this restaurant - small and special and consistently good food with artisan wines. Great service with the warmest gracious welcome. Whomever is hosting. A gem.

Date of visit: October 2019
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CarpediemBray, Proprietario at Carpe Diem, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2020

Thanks a lot for your beautiful review and we hope to see you again soon....ciao

Reviewed 6 September 2019

Its a small restaurant but delivers a good decent and delightful meal. The staff are attentive . We had a brilliant meal and were very well taken care of. Comfortable simple decor. Good for a lunch but equally a nice place for an evening out.

Date of visit: August 2019
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CarpediemBray, Proprietario at Carpe Diem, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2020

Thanks a lot for your beautiful review. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 September 2019

Excellent coffee. Staff relaxed , attentive and friendly. You get that holiday feeling in here. 5 stars for sure.

Date of visit: September 2019
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CarpediemBray, Proprietario at Carpe Diem, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2020

Thanks a lot for your review.

Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Have been to Carpediem loads of times, because I love it there. The staff are friendly, the cakes are scrumptious, food so lovely, atmosphere so relaxing.

Date of visit: August 2019
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CarpediemBray, Proprietario at Carpe Diem, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2020

Thanks a lot for your review and to be a regular customer.....we really appreciate when people like what we do. Ciao

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Yes, Carpe Diem offers takeaway services.

Carpe Diem is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5