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Carluccio's - Lincoln

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238-244 High Street, Lincoln LN2 1AT, England
+44 1522 519144
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wow, just popped in for lunch and experienced the best pasta dish ever!! I had the Penne Giardiniera, the flavour was out of this world. The prawn starter was also out of this world. So much better than other local Italian chains, and the staff were great. Gemma Byrne

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Laura K, General Manager at Carluccio's - Lincoln, responded to this review

Hi Gemma, We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your meal on Sunday! It was a pleasure to look after you and your daughter. I've passed your feedback onto our awesome chefs and they look forward to cooking for you again. Best wishes, Laura More 

Holywell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a loveliest meal here, i believe it is a national chain but it didn't feel like it. The sicilian menu was different and interesting. What stood out though was the exceptional service. Our waitress was wonderful and deserves a mention, Mika. Thank you Mika!

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Laura K, Manager at Carluccio's - Lincoln, responded to this review

Good morning redimp21, Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm really glad you enjoyed your meal and felt that our menu stood out amongst others. I will pass on your thanks to Mika who I know will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and service so much! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't get some if the negative reviews about Carluccio's in Lincoln. We eat there fairly regularly (and also at the Peterborough outlet) and have never had anything but an excellent meal. Take today. We both ordered bruschetta- onion marmalade and goats cheese for me and marinated tomato for my wife. As usual we swapped so we both had one... More 

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Laura K, General Manager at Carluccio's - Lincoln, responded to this review

Hi Dave, I can't tell you how much we all appreciated reading your review. It is very hard to read some of the less positive reviews, but they are true reflections on people's experiences and we must use them to learn from our mistakes. Its lovely reading how much you enjoy coming here, the team in Peterborough are great also!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Carluccios is a favourite of ours for breakfast but we decided to come for lunch and we weren't disappointed. I ate off of the regular menu and my girlfriend had the 3 course set menu offer. We shared the starter and dessert and ate our own mains which were all delicious. £30 for a lovely lunch for two and the... More 

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Laura K, General Manager at Carluccio's - Lincoln, responded to this review

Hi Luigi! Thank you so much for this!! I am so pleased to see how much you enjoyed your meals. I have already passed your kind words on to Diana, Dawid and Rafa who were ones running the kitchen that day and who are all very grateful. Alba though, was thrilled to bits that she'd made your visit so memorable... More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food tasted like a ready meal, service was slow and overall just not a good experience and not worth the money

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Laura K, General Manager at Carluccio's - Lincoln, responded to this review

Good morning Yasnaz, I am deeply sorry to read how disappointed you were when you last visited us. Our Chefs prepare our food fresh daily, so please assured they weren't premade. I would really like to understand what happened to cause your delay and substandard food, therefore i would be really grateful if you'd be able to contact me at... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Carluccios on a very busy Saturday evening. We were welcomed straight away and shown to our table. Our food was all excellent and enjoyed by all- empty plates all round. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. They were all happy and seemed to be enjoying their work.

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Laura K, General Manager at Carluccio's - Lincoln, responded to this review

Good morning Horatio, What a lovely read! It means such a lot to us all to read reviews like yours. I will definitely pass on your kind words to the team and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best wishes, Laura More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As my previous visit food very bland. Staff seemed very uninterested and a chore to serve us. It's a shame atmosphere awkward it gave me the impression everything was too much effort, it seems if you have an opinion on your food it's not acceptable. I am sorry but the food was very bland and loaded with garlic to compensate.... More 

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Laura K, General Manager at Carluccio's - Lincoln, responded to this review

Good afternoon Claire, I am truly upset reading your comments as the last thing we ever want to do is make our guests feel unwelcome. Please be assured i will be looking into exactly what happened to ensure the issues you've raised regarding the food and service do not happen again. I would really like to get some further details... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a meal here with friends and it was so bland. I ordered a seafood linguine and it came out and had hardly any seafood, basically just spaghetti. It had 3 prawns and hardly any crab. The muscles were around the edge but I'd say 40% of the shells were empty and ther muscles were not within the spaghetti.... More 

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Laura K, General Manager at Carluccio's - Lincoln, responded to this review

Hi HayleyLaura, Please accept my sincere apologies regarding your recent visit. The issues you've raised are completely out of character of my team and the standard of food we strive to deliver. I would really like the opportunity to discuss things with you in person, if you could send me your contact details to lincoln@carluccios.com then i will get back... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never really had an outstanding meal at any Carluccio's but the Lincoln branch is a little bit special in comparison with others. The food was definitely the best I've tasted from this chain and the service really was fantastic. For us, this made our night. Recommend the cheese board, a little different but delicious!! Also decent value wine! Thanks to... More 

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Laura K, Manager at Carluccio's - Lincoln, responded to this review

Hi There What a lovely review! These comments really mean a lot to me and the whole team. We all work really hard to try to ensure that everyone is well looked after and our food is top-notch! Thanks again, and I hope to see you again soon. Kirsty More 

Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having spent the day visiting Lincoln, wandering around the shops, walking up Steep Hill, walking around the castle, prison, seeing the Magna Carta, we needed a relaxing dinner... Luckily, I'd thought to book a table whilst having a coffee at nearby Coffee Aroma (bl**dy fantastic place by the way!). When we arrived, the restaurant was quite busy, but we were... More 

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Laura K, General Manager at Carluccio's - Lincoln, responded to this review

Hi Scarborough Ste, What a great way to start my day by reading your review! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I really do have a fantastic team here and its always so nice for them to know they've made their guest's visit memorable. You both definitely chose well, the Chocolate and Rum Fudge cake is an absolute... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238-244 High Street, Lincoln LN2 1AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 519144

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