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Carluccio's - Reading

Forbury Square, Reading RG1 3EY, England
+44 118 958 3095
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
8:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Forbury Square, Reading RG1 3EY, England
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1 - 10 of 390 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was delicious. We ordered the lamb shank and the meat was literally falling off the bone. The service was of a very high standard. Our waitress, Maria, was very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend!

1  Thank Κριστη Ι
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had planned to have lunch here, and the menu looked interesting. I fancied the Beef Ragu, but this was only available on the set menu, I had the soup as well. It was a very substantial lunch, really a big too much, but excellent...More

1  Thank Broadhurst
Reviewed 1 week ago

We quiet often order catering from Carluccio's and is always amazing. Nice presentation, very good quality. Would definitely recommend. Thank you very much for the Head Chef Lukas and your team for the delicious food and thanks Bogusia for organizing. Our next order is on...More

Thank Alfanna83
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alfanna, Thank you so much for the review - we're so glad you enjoyed your catering order. Lukasz and Bogusia were really happy to read your great feedback. See you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice surroundings bright and airy. the food was typically Carluccio's Italian style and very well done. good service, good coffee all you need in the centre of Reading after a busy time shopping at the Oracle!

Thank Nashua7150
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nashua, Thanks for the review! Very glad to hear you had an enjoyable time with us - we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Ciao!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ended up at Carluccios unexpectedly after a bad experience at a new local italian wine bar. From the moment we walked through the door the staff were friendly and welcoming. We had Luigi as our waiter, who deserves a special mention for making our evening...More

Thank Samantha H
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Samantha, It was lovely to read your review and Luigi was particularly chuffed to get mentioned - thank you very much for taking the time to write it! We were glad you had such a great time and look forward to welcoming you again...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Had a £10 wine voucher so went for dinner on Saturday night. Always something new on the menu when we visit - this time the most amazing olives stuffed with beef and coated in bread crumbs - I would have been happy with just these...More

Thank Sally R
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Sally, We were thrilled to read your review - thank you very much :) Very proud of Mihai who is quite new to the team and doing really well. Hope to see you again soon (Watch this space for a new menu next month!)

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Met a colleague here for lunch, and found it an enjoyable experience overall. The food is always a good standard, and our waiter was just the right amount of attentive. The restaurant was noisy - a very good buzz, which was lovely (although perhaps not...More

1  Thank francesl
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Frances, Thanks for the very positive review! It can get quite lively at peak times :) Look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Atmosphere food price excellent - we are regular visitors to Reading and Windsor and any town there is one in we will visit

1  Thank Paula9398
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Paula, hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 3 September 2017

I've been here a number of times over the years, and mostly happy with the experience - however, was disappointed by a recent visit with my husband and daughters. So graceless it was (almost) funny. It was a lovely sunny morning, so we thought we'd...More

1  Thank Readingh0lidaymaker
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Good morning, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Please accept my apologies on behalf of the whole team for letting you down on your last visit. I would love the opportunity to make this up to you and to discuss...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

My old school girlfriends and I meet up here every month for lunch and a catchup. Food is lovely. I often have the Mushroom soup, its gorgeous!!

Thank fembot2017
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! See you again soon

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Reg R
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Response from Sarah M | Property representative |
Hi, No we don't soak our liver in anything before serving, I hope you will come and give it a try, Regards, Sarah
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 26 - USD 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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