Carluccio’s Dawson Street has reopened after an extensive quarter of a million-euro refurbishment.

The re-styled restaurant, which now seats 106 over two floors, is the perfect place to grab a coffee on the go, a brisk breakfast, light lunch or relaxed dinner, while a new aperitivo bar has been designed for counter dining and after-work drinks.

Founded in 1999 by the late Antonio Carluccio, Carluccio’s prides itself on serving the finest quality Italian food at good prices.

Diners at the all new Carluccio’s Dawson Street will be able to enjoy some fresh new flavours from the new Autumn/Winter Menu.

Aperitivo hour is a ritual right across Italy and Carluccio’s carries on the tradition. Every day, between 5-7pm, an aperitivo drink at the new bar comes with complimentary nibbles like focaccia, olives, Parmigiano Reggiano and mortadella.

Carluccio’s drinks list is almost entirely Italian with a wine list featuring varietals sourced from small vineyards and co-operatives.

Craft beers are also Italian as are the cocktails with classic Negronis, Hazelnut Espresso Martinis and Milanese Gin & Tonics sitting alongside a selection of spritzes, from the perennially popular Aperol through to Campari, Sicilian and Cynar.

If you fancy a bit of people watching, the re-vamped terrace area overlooking a bustling Duke Street, is the perfect spot to feast your eyes.

Carluccio’s also has a food shop which bursts with artisan products, all sourced from small, Italian artisan producers. Carluccio’s Dawson Street is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and everything in between.