Newest Review: ... had to spend all day waiting on tables and responding to some of the bizarre requests customers make, I'd end up throttling someone (probably not the greatest career move!). Staff in Carluccio's are always approachable and chatty without being over the top. They will happily laugh and joke with you and make conversation whilst taking/delivering your order, but they don't pester you. Staff at both branches of Carluccio's I've visited have managed to make me feel like there is nothing in the world they would rather be doing than bringing me plates of food. Service is generally quick. Orders are taken quickly, drinks brought promptly and food ... more
Customer Carluccio's Reviews (12)
by - written on 27/03/13 (Very useful, 27 readings)
Carluccio's is a bakery/coffee shop/eatery which is part-owned by the Carluccio brothers that you may have seen on cookery programmes on the TV. It serves a mixture of light snacks (pastries, cakes) and larger meals (hot and cold). Naturally, it has a heavy Italian/Mediterranean bias in terms of the food available. There are a few branches scattered across the country and I have tried a couple of different ones in Stratford upon Avon and in Chester. Once I was impressed, the other time less so. Having been in a couple of branches, it's clear that the design and location of tend to follow a pattern. They can generally be found located near (but not on) the high ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/10/12, updated on 28/10/12 (Very useful, 11 readings)
There has been a Carluccios in Tunbridge Wells for at least ten years in the same place. I had my 30th birthday in there (I am now 37) which was so diastrous I didn't step foot in there for about 5 years! In that time the chain was sold, with Antonio Carluccio staying on as a consultant. I have started venturing back in there in the last couple years after my mother (who is never slow in the complaining department!) started raving about the place. I was pleasantly surprised. The layout and decor had altered, and the food and service had massively improved. Décor The décor in Carluccio's is light and bright - pale wooden floors, chairs ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/10/12 (Very useful, 53 readings)
Carluccio's is an Italian chain restaurant which I have been to a few times. The one that I have been to the most often is the one in Richmond, but now that I have moved the closest one to me is on Upper Street (Islington) and I went there last night with my sister in law. --- Location --- The location of this Carluccio's is good as it is on a very busy and accessible street so it is very easy to get to and is particularly convenient for people who have been doing a bit of shopping on Upper Street or who want some dinner before going to the cinema as there are two cinemas really close by. The nearest tube is Angel, but Highbury and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/02/11 (Useful, 20 readings)
My husband and I recently visited Carluccio's at Cabot Circus in Bristol for a special occasion - our first wedding anniversary. We have always liked Antonios receips so we thought we would give it a go. The restaurant is our view has an American Diner feel about it - contemporary in style but with twists of class and relaxation. The staff we felt were very welcoming on our arrival and certainly very attentive throughout despite it being quite busy. We had booked ahead using the online facility that is offered on the website which we felt was an excellent idea though had we turned up on a had hoc basis I have to say we would have been disappointed as it was packed ... Read the complete review
by Anon - written on 31/08/10
I have recently dined at Carluccio's within Milton Keynes Centre for the first time. We were initially annoyed about having to wait 20 minutes for a table, but that was the least of our problems. The service was poor, our orders were partially ignored or forgotten completely and within a few hours of eating there myself and the two friends who accompanied me were all ill with exactly the same symptoms. I had already decided I would not go back after the poor service but as a result of also falling ill I would now actively discourage people from dining here. Definitely somewhere to avoid! My very generous one star rating is only because I am not able to give zero stars.
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