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Reviewed 6 November 2023 via mobile

A wonderful Italian meal for an Italian ✨ it was my first time and I can’t wait to go back again. Grazie infinite, ci rivedremo presto 🇮🇹

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023

Wonderful experience with very welcoming and accommodating owner and staff including Massimo, Alessandro and Lauren. Looked after us really well and were careful with one of our party who has a serious nut allergy. Food was delicious! Will definitely book again when we visit our...daughter at uni!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

Ate here last night with friends. This was my suggestion so feel bad that we all left not quite satisfied. We all had different dishes and all felt equally short changed with the portion size. I have eaten here in the past and never had...this experience so feel maybe the portions have been reduced in order to keep the prices competitive but I would rather pay a bit more and have more to enjoy. All food was excellent, just the portion sizes as the negative. Lots of staff and good service. Also note, that a service charge was included in the bill but not obviously so and some people may also add a tip if they aren’t paying attention.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023 via mobile

Encouraging to see a restaurant busy mid week, we called in on the off chance and were seriously impressed. The Leicestershire area has been missing a decent Italian since the old owners of Ferraris retired. Every dish that came out the kitchen was piping hot,...superbly presented and what we tried all tasted fresh. Make sure you leave room for dessert the Tiramisu was stunning Drink prices are very reasonable along with a friendly team of staff. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023

Superb service and fantastic food. Mid week and a really good atmosphere. Quality , fresh food served with a smile and knowledgable wine recommendations. Also stayed over in one of their guest rooms...quirky and spotless.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023 via mobile

Fantastic food and superb service. Strongly recommend a visit. All staff so attentive. Great house wine too. Loved it. Don’t know what more to say to make up the minimum 100 words ffs

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 September 2023 via mobile

Managed to get a last minute reservation on a weekday evening, staff helpful and friendly. The food was delicious, the 3 small plates offer is enough to share between 2 people on the side of a main. Chicken with mushroom was lovely.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

This is without doubt the worst dining experience I have ever had. It is only the second time I have ever been served food of such poor quality that I was unable to eat it - and I eat in restaurants regularly. Once I Informed...the host about my problem he was frankly rude and, although he grudgingly offered me an alternative, he was clearly trying to say that the problem was mine rather than something wrong with the food. The same person became rude to the point of being aggressive when we paid and left. I have waited nearly a week before posting this review to ensure that it is properly considered rather than an immediate reaction, so this is my view in the cold light of day. We ate at this restaurant because other reviews were so favourable and, to be charitable, I have to assume that my experience with the food itself must have been an exception. However, the behaviour of the host was simply unacceptable and there can be no excuse.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023

We had an overnight stay in Loughborough on our way to Manchester. I checked out TripAdvisor and booked this restaurant off the back of it/ We booked for 8.15 and found the very small bar/waiting area packed. We were told on arrival that they needed...another ten minutes. Now I'm not sure how long we waited but it probably was half that before we were seated. The decoration of the restaurant was very nice and the place had a real energy and buzz which created a great atmosphere. We were served promptly taking our drinks orders. This restaurant has one of my pet hates and that is only bottled beer. However it was iced cold and served promptly. We ordered our mains and some sides. I have to say the food looked and tasted excellent and was again served at an appropriate pace. We were stuffed after our mains and sides so did not taste the dessert menu, however we did see desserts being served at other tables and they looked stunning, hopefully taste so too. We asked for our bill and again swerved at a decent pace. I hate waiting to pay after a meal so this was brilliant. We were wished well on our way out. The blonde waitress was excellent. The two male older gentleman, I presume owners or management were also excellent. I presume the younger waitress was new as she looked a tad lost but no complaints at all. If this was closer to home I would certainly book a table again, and on regular bookings, but sadly too far. Just get some Peroni on tap and this place would be outstanding.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023 via mobile

After hearing so many good reviews from friends and family about this place I was really excited to go with a good friend for a catch up. Regret to say I was so bitterly disappointed. We sat and the restaurant was full at 7pm when...we arrived. Our server asked about our drinks quite quickly and we hadn't even had a chance to look at the menu. It then took a further 10 minutes before our order for drinks was taken. Our food order was taken quickly after that and came out about 10 minutes after ordering. I found it really odd that the pasta I ordered only had four bits of pasta in it, but it was a really nice dish. After that Is when it started to get a bit uncomfortable. It was very clear they were busy and so were really really pushy about getting us to finish. My friend hadn't even put his fork down before the server took his plate from him. We laughed it off and tried to ignore it but it happened again with the bread, taken half finished and we hadn't even had half of the olives we ordered before they were taken away without him asking if we had finished with them. I wouldn't have minded if we had been there for hours but it was 8pm by this point and we had our table at 7pm. It had barely been an hour before what we felt like we were pushed out the door. The bill was given without us asking for it before we had finished our wine (still having half a bottle and two full glasses) and then the card machine was brought over again without us giving any indication that we were ready. I would understand if they had another reservation after us but if that was the case it would have been good to know, or we wouldn't have booked there if this was how we were going to be treated. We then went out for drinks elsewhere and something to eat as the portions were laughably small for the price. Don't think I would return again. Such a shame for a place with a very good reputation.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2023 via mobile

Went to Caravelli for my daughter’s graduation celebration meal on a first time visit. We all had different meals, which were all excellent. Staff were friendly and attentive - Alessandro our main waiter was excellent! Inside the restaurant was lovely and they had made an...effort to decorate it with graduation balloons for everyone dining for that occasion. Would highly recommend and visit again!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 July 2023 via mobile

We booked a table of 8 to celebrate graduation and a birthday. The evening was perfect. The food and service were excellent, great atmosphere. We loved it and highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023

Stayed here in their Beumont Suite. Stunning room. The Manager could not have been more hospitable. We ate in the restuarant. Food was fantastic and the staff were so friendly and welcoming. Would throughly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023

We haven't been to Carvelli's since lockdown and had forgotten how good it was. Superb food and excellent service with a fantastic atmosphere. When a table was cleared, it was quickly taken by additional customers which shows that it is highly rated. I have to...say we thoroughly enjoyed our visit and won't leave it so long before returning.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023 via mobile

This was a celebration dinner with 16 adults . The food was a La Carte. Which I asked as it was a birthday meal. Everyone enjoyed there meal and the atmosphere was excellent and with a guitar for Happy Birthday. The wine was lst class....I had been to the Restaurant once before and I have no hesitation in recommending it for group and personal meals thank you to ALLMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
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