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“Consistently excellent - confidently recommend” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carluccio's - Reading

Carluccio's - Reading
Ranked #67 of 610 Restaurants in Reading
Price range: US$26 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian, European
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Reading, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Consistently excellent - confidently recommend”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

We must have been to Carluccios in Reading about 5 or 6 times now and it is always excellent. Service is good, attentive without being fussy. Food is always really good whatever you order. The sharing starter platter is beautifully presented, plentiful and extremely tasty. The specials are always tempting and Nice deserts if you can manage.
Thoroughly recommend, will always be good and at about £25 a head - excellent value

  • Visited June 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Berkshire, UK
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice location for a drink in the sun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Stopped off while shopping for a few drinks. Sat outside, a calm area in a bustling town on Sat, up market feel to the nice square. Nice outdoor area, sat in the sun mid afternoon, cold peroni , when ordering a latte was given a choice of blend. Will definitely pop back to try it for a meal

Visited June 2014
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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311 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Tasty affordable al fresco dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

I came here with three friends on a sunny Wednesday evening in June, and we were brave enough to sit outside. I've been to a few branches of the restaurant outside of Reading, which is why I recommended to my friends that we try this one.
Service was a little slow, but the guy was so friendly and we were happy chatting so that didn't really matter.
We had the Menu Fisso and everyone else had three courses for £14.50 whereas I had two for £11, all of which we thought were a great deal!
The starters were apparently delicious, although I can't help thinking my friends' Bruschetta should have been two bits of bread! The sausage pasta was delicious, as was the creamy pasta the rest of the table had! Then we all enjoyed a mixture of ice cream and sorbet for dessert.
It took a while to bring us the bill, which was annoying because it was cold and trains to catch, but all in all it was a very pleasant meal indeed. The atmosphere inside by 8pm when we left was buzzing, and the toilets are very nice indeed - always important!

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Reading
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Bad customer service standard”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Last Saturday between breaks singing at Waterfest in the Forbury gardens a few of us went to Carluccios for refreshments. We politely asked if it was ok to just order drinks & cakes baring in mind that it was lunchtime and we're told it was fine. The restaurant was pretty quiet when we sat down but it took ages for anyone to come and take our orders. We then sat and waited & waited. One of us asked when our drinks would come the waiters reply was in about 4 minutes to which he also added that they were concentrating of people who ordered lunch and if we wanted just drinks we should have gone elsewhere! So rude considering we had asked earlier if it was a problem. It was nearly time for us to go and perform again when our order finally came.

Visited June 2014
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Reading, United Kingdom
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724 reviews
527 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 417 helpful votes
“Much Improved”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Good food, very good service and a nice outdoor table made for a very happy experience. I normally think of this place as being very average but on this occasion it was so much better than usual. On this basis I will return for lunch.

Visited June 2014
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