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Jamie's Italian

Unit 1 Riverside Level The Oracle Centre | Unit 1 Riverside level, Reading RG1 2AG, England
+44 118 907 0808
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Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good29%
  • Average22%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible10%
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CUISINES
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Unit 1 Riverside Level The Oracle Centre | Unit 1 Riverside level, Reading RG1 2AG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I'm in Reading, I love visiting Jamie's. A warm friendly welcome from the manager followed by a relaxed, friendly but very knowledgeable table staff help to make this place a superb venue to dine in. The food is unbelieveably good and, washed down...More

Thank Pacebos
James D, General Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thank you very much for your kind review. We really appreciate you taking your time to share your comments with us. Hope to see you soon James

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such an amazing place, food and drinks are excellent, good atmosphere and staff is super kind. Cant wait to go back!!

Thank Babs1992
James D, General Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thank you very much for your kind review. I will be sure to share your feedback with our team. Take care and hope to see you again soon James

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service. Came here on the 16th December as a pre Christmas celebration. All food was good - we ordered mezzo board and two pasta dishes. Cocktails were a little strange and watered down but food was served quickly despite it being full! Would definitely...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
James D, General Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thanks for your feedback. Will share your comments with the team here in Reading. Hope to see you again James

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had efficient and friendly service. You have a choice of seating: downstairs near the bar or upstairs near the kitchen. I really enjoyed my sausage ravioli which had just the right amount of spiciness. Nice wine list.

Thank derind805
James D, General Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Really happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit. Thank you very much for taking your time to give us your feedback Hope to see you again Take care James

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We usually enjoy Jamie’s Italian food particularly the seasonal specials such as rabbit pasta and the fish dishes. This was my birthday and we have the Gold Club so got a free bottle of prosecco which was great! The starters were lovely - Mushroom fritti-...More

Thank Nicole G
James D, General Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Nicole Thank you for giving us your feedback. Apologies the mains were not up to our usual standard. I do hope this hasn't damaged your opinion of our restaurant and hope you will visit us again. Take care James

Reviewed 12 November 2017

Service was just about ok - forgot water, mistake with ice cream flavours, but done with a smile. Starters were good, but left disappointed by mains. Cauliflower gnocchi was like mush - where was the roasted cauliflower promised on the menu. The Italian burger was...More

Thank woodchal
Adam S, Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your feedback and I am am sorry to hear that you were unimpressed with your experience. I hope you do give us another try in the future. Kind Regards

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Sadly this was a disappointing experience. Arrived with my friend and were asked to wait a couple of minutes to be seated, this was fine. However after 5 minutes of waiting and noticing 4 empty tables which hadn’t been cleaned wasn’t really ideal. We ordered...More

Thank Steph8934
Adam S, Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Steph, Apologies for the issues you experienced during your recent visit with us. Your feedback has been passed to our chef team who all strive to serve top quality food. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards

Reviewed 1 November 2017

Service was great with a good location but the food was just not inspired. For a "celebrity chef" one would have expected a little more. The speed with which the food arrived was very surprising as either they cook pasta very quick or perhaps pre-cooked...More

Thank Arun K
James D, General Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Hi Arun Thank you for taking your time to give us your feedback. Apologies that you did not feel the food lived up to your expectations. We do serve rustic Italian dishes that in nature are very simple dishes where we focus on the ingredients...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is in a great location, nice views and decorations inside. The service was average. The waitress seemed like she didn't want to be there. No enthusiasm whatsoever. The starter was very overpriced (meats to share). There was hardly any meat and it was...More

Thank Timbo88
James D, General Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hi Apologies that you did not enjoy your visit to our restaurant. If you would like to discuss this further then please drop me an email james.delport@jamiesitalian.com Take care

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

First off if you try and book a table over the phone you’ll get put through to a call centre. The option to ring the restaurant is there but no one ever answers. Not very helpful if you’re running late or have a question ......More

Thank Pi-Anna-3
James D, General Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Hi Apologies for your recent visit to our restaurant. I will be sure to share your comments with my teams and hopefully this does not happen again. If you would like to discuss this further then drop me an email at james.delport@jamiesitalian.com. Many thanks James

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 27
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 1 Riverside Level The Oracle Centre | Unit 1 Riverside level, Reading RG1 2AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 907 0808
Description
JAMIE’S ITALIAN Jamie’s Italian is a contemporary and informal restaurant with a menu that reflects Jamie Oliver’s passion for authentic Italian cooking, delivered with his own unique twist on classic recipes. Beautiful rustic dishes are created using carefully sourced, higher-welfare ingredients for the best flavour, but still at great value. This is a relaxed, affordable and accessible environment where the style, atmosphere and menu can be easily adapted to suit any occasion. KNOWN FOR Child friendly; great value, quick lunch; special occasions; group bookings, party planning.
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