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Carluccio's - Reading

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Forbury Square, Reading RG1 3EY, England
+44 118 958 3095
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12:00 - 22:30
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Tue 12:00 - 22:30
Wed - Mon 12:00 - 23:00
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Carluccio's has a well prepared food. The food options is not a surprise but is honest and freshly made. So, do not expect a special and exclusive menu. The prices are very good. It's a good alternative for budget restaurant.

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Thank Ricardo M
Surrey, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for Sunday lunch with friends (the 2nd main meal for £1 deal is fantastic), the meal itself was great except and this is the third time at carluccios the choc puddings were out of stock. I'm beginning to think they don't actually exist and just listed on the menus to fill it and make it look varied. All I... More 

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1 Thank James H
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this review

Hi James, Many thanks for your review. Firstly please accept my apologies that we were out of stock of your preferred puddings on more than one occasion. I have recently discussed this with our Head Chef to ensure that we prepare enough of our home-made chocolate bread and butter pudding and avoid letting down our valued guests, such as yourself.... More 

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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has interesting meals on the menu. I tried the fried calamari and the focaccia with garlic. It was really delicious. We also had lemonade with my friends. The restaurant is nice and the service was really good.

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Thank Ivkache
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this review

Hi Ivkache, Thanks so much for the positive review; we're all really happy to see that you had a great time with us. Hope to see you again some time soon, Tom More 

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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a nice Italian place. Looks stunning and there is a lot of space inside. Superb décor and lovely outside sitting area. Has a nice selection of Italian wines and beers. Stunning coffee. But... when it comes to meal, they can be disappointing and I think it is not value for money. They should either improve their dishes quality... More 

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1 Thank Renata P
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this review

Hi Renata, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Carluccio's! Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us; it's always beneficial for us to get feedback. We were all really happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and particularly that you rated our service so highly.... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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395 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit the restaurant on Christmas Every year (and on other occasional times) and have their Magnificent Breakfast -£9.95 for fresh fruit juice, coffee of your choice then eggs (as you want) mushrooms, tomatoes, fried bread, and pancetta all freshly cooked. A good discount on having them individually and it really provides a very pleasant luncheon. We called Christmas eve... More 

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1 Thank Alan W
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this review

Hi Alan, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Carluccio's! Just wanted to thank you for your review and loyal custom over the years - we were all very happy to read of your enjoyable time with us :) Until next time, Ciao! More 

Surrey
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went for lunch with a friend and was seated right in front of the drafty front door, surrounded by all the groups with small rowdy children so we could barely hear ourselves speak. The waitress was not particularly helpful or friendly and the food was awful. Both myself and my friend sent our food back. We purchased some gifts on... More 

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Thank barrychick
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, I was very saddened to read this review and apologise on behalf of the whole team that your experience with us was so negative. Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention; I would really appreciate the opportunity to discuss your visit in greater detail, so that we can make sure that this does not happen... More 

Berkshire, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Went on Friday for our Xmas meal, very good food and patient service. Little slow to start the drinks but then things moved along well. Great food especially the seafood linguine.

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Thank Simon R
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this review

Hi Simon! Thanks very much for the review. We were all really pleased to see that you enjoyed your meal here with us and we love the Linguine as well :) Hope to see you again soon More 

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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We visited carluccio's for a family meal on a Saturday lunch time. The food was awful. Rubbery calamari to start, beef ragu which was essentially over salted bolognaise, bland polenta, and desserts took FOREVER to arrive. I had the bread and butter pudding which had a puddle of ice cream next to it as though there had been some ice... More 

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Thank Sarah M
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. I was very disappointed to hear that we did not meet our usual high standards on this occasion, and for this please accept my apologies. If possible, I would appreciate the opportunity to further discuss your visit with you - you can reach me on 01189 583095... More 

Bracknell
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We just dropped by to have the coffee here as we always are impressed with the coffee they make! We have been here so many times and today thought I would write a review to say Thankyou for the Great continuous service! Whatever your doing your doing it RIGHT! Great atmosphere friendly staff who WILL always make sure your welcome!... More 

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1 Thank blinkerthinker
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this review

Hi Blinkerthinker! What a great review! Thank you so much! Making our guests feel welcome is what we're all about, so we were very proud to hear that you had a great time with us :) Those Nutella Croissants are TOO good - but shhhh, or there won't be any left for me! Hope to see you again soon for... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My wife and I had done some Xmas shopping as you do and just wanted a "snack". It was about 16.00hrs so we asked if it was okay for just coffee and a snack. This was no problem, we were seated at a pleasant table, it wasn't busy as you would expect at that time of day but the staff... More 

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1 Thank ChrisandGill W
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this review

Hi Chris! Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review for us. I have passed your comments on to the whole team who were thrilled to get such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forbury Square, Reading RG1 3EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 958 3095

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?