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“A Sunday lunch”

Carluccio's - Leamington Spa
Ranked #17 of 260 Restaurants in Leamington Spa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$26
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Retford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A Sunday lunch”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

We were passing through leamington spa on the way home to nottinghamshire. We found carluccio's whilst walking around town. Lovely lunch, attentive and helpful service. Difficult to find fault in any way shape or form. Pop in and enjoy. Lots of others seemed to be doing the same.

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Expensive and not value for money”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

The place was busy on a Monday lunchtime. We were offered a table in a row of tables for 2 all butted up offering no privacy. The place was humming; you would have had to have shouted to your dining partner. We asked for another table somewhere else. The trouble with restaurants who enjoy seating diners like that is that its all about the staff being able to wait on the tables in an area and keep watch easier. However it detracts from the dining enjoyment if thats permitted to be a dining option. Afterall we are the customer. Its about us not the management.

The food that was served was adequate. Portion control ruled supreme so the description to the menu was just about achieved in terms of tuna in a Nicoise and fruit in the other salad dish.
The sparking water was warm and needed ice. The ante pasta sharing starter was loaded with meat and didnot balance itself to the meagre salad bits to accompany it or the pieces of bread with it either.

We paid £42 for a 2 course lunch. It was Ok but not value for money.
Being told by the Eastern european waitress as a greeting that she was "learning and enjoyed working here" does not fill me with a desire to return either.
They are also trained to upsell everything re side orders, deserts, coffees etc etc in a way that becomes annoying(I realsie a waitress has to offer you the options but this was OTT)

Having used Carluccios in London (several branches);Watford;Chichester and Milton Keynes, I now realise that they are all pretty much the same and personally we shall try to give them a miss out of preference in future.

  • Visited August 2014
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Brunch”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

After a late night with friends we decided to go into leamington to have a wonder and brunch. We were seated really quickly and our order was taken by a lovely waitress. We had a super brunch salmon and scrambled egg and mushrooms and egg, with a lovely cup of tea.....it refreshed the parts others could not!! What a wonderful way to start the day.

  • Visited August 2014
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good but shame about the wait.”
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere when entering, and waitress was very pleasant. Food is a bit pricy but nice. However it was all overshadowed by the wait for the food. At least 30 minutes after starters before the food arrived. However manager resolved the situation ammicably.

Visited July 2014
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Warwick, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“good early doors option”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We like to dine early as we have a ten year old in tow and this is a nice option with good choice of food and good tables. The menu is quite varied and we always enjoy our selections. Service is efficient and rather abrupt but lightens up when payment is made especially when tips are forthcoming.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Duncan M
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