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“New food - old venue.”

Carluccio's - Dorchester
Ranked #33 of 140 Restaurants in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$27
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Called in for lunch today (23 May '14) as I had never tried a Carluccio's before. The building was part of the former Brewery in Dorchester and the conversion was very sympathetrically done, e.g. keeping the supports in place and working round them.
We had the "green" (fixed price) menu, with chicken liver pate to start - beautifully presented in deep pots sealed with fat and with toasted bread and red onion chutney on a wood block board. I then had the chicken in breadcrumbs as main while my companion had the ravioli and we both had dessert (pana cotta & tiramisu).
As with most restaurants the servers tried to push olives or bruschetta on to us "while we waited" and salad with the pasta & potatoes with the chicken, but we both refused and rightly, as there was plenty of pasta and the chicken came with a (large) lettuce and rocket salad - all of which was enough.
A glass of white Sicilian wine each, but no coffee and we both came out feeling full, but not overloaded.
The food did not come quickly - we were in there for about 1 hour - but certainly worth a visit for a small, but leisurely lunch that does not break the bank.

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Thank Clive R
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Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Great service, great food, could fault nothing. I will certainly return and recommend. I wish I had got the name of the girl who served us, she had short dark hair, we where quite fussy and she was great.

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Thank Ddddddppp
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We have not been for a while. This is so superior to other chains of its ilk. It is reliably good.
Menu of the day was good value and tasty. Good service.

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Thank JK5961
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Very good meal, but have to say I don't personally like the modern trend for canteen-style dining rooms. Obviously a place where you eat and leave rather than linger.

Thank Ann L
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Eight of us had booked fro a Saturday night. The place was buzzing - our table was ready when we arrived. Very friendly and efficient staff.

Orders taken and food arrived - could not better it. No real delays despite the fact the place was full. No panic among the staff - every thing carried out with cool efficiency. The Manager had a good team around her.

The food was excellent - well cooked and presented. Can understand why it was full and some other places almost empty. Well done.

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Thank busyaccountant
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