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“Lovely food”

Carluccio's - Dorchester
Ranked #27 of 134 Restaurants in Dorchester
Price range: US$13 - US$27
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Good experience from start to finish. We both had pasta carbonara with our own choice of pasta (menu stated spaghetti) with a side of garlic bread, it was the best carbonara I have ever tasted as was the bread. The service from the staff was great, friendly and efficient. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Had a great dinner here with family. I live in Italy and the food was 100% authentic. Despite the waiters being very attentive and friendly it would be nice to have Italian waiters serving the food. The antipasti to share were excellent and so were all the other courses. The drinks were great too. Loved my meal and will be back!

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Went twice with different set of friends in a week. Had the set menu the first time which was good value and perfectly nice though not amazing food. The second time order from the main menu - had a fantastic pasta vongole. Good size portions. More expensive than other chain restaurants of similar elk but better variety and quality of food. Ok service. Will come back.

Thank ReniMcP
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

After trailing around Dorchester market on a sunny Wednesday, we chose to relax and lunch at this Italian restaurant conveniently situated opposite in the old brewery building.
The menu offered typically Italian selections; pasta, risotto, antipasto, fritto misto etc.
They serve draught Peroni!
They also offer a cocktail of the day, this day mandarin with a vodka base, which was received with approval by the ladies at our table.
With one exception, all food was very good, well presented and appetising.
The exception being one of the starters, Bresaola. This arrived as a plate of leaves with only FOUR pieces of meat, each being approximately one inch square. At £5.50 this was very disappointing. However, once I expressed my dissatisfaction with this dish the manageress swiftly offered to remove it from our bill. This was appreciated but did not assuage the disappointment at missing out on a decent start to my meal.
The other dishes were all enjoyed.
Service was good, staff were friendly and informative.
The overall experience was good apart from the stingy Bresaola portion, so we will probably return on our next visit to the market.

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

If you like a continental breakfast (not the greasy spoon type of stuff) then this is a great place to eat. We had a bread tin comprising of some warm bread / toast and a very fresh croissant. we also had some panettone, warm with butter, along with the obvious latte, and cappuccino, what a fantastic way to start the day. The service was fantastic, the waitress was friendly, the price is average for this sort of thing, but the food was spot on. I would highly recommend this place, we have eaten at Carluccio's in Bath before, and had the same high standard of food and service.

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Thank WildestLee
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