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Jamie's Italian

Wheeler Street | The Old Library, Cambridge CB2 3QJ, England
+44 1223 654094
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good31%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“polenta chips” (31 reviews)
“tiramisu” (30 reviews)
“salads” (27 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Pizza, Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Wheeler Street | The Old Library, Cambridge CB2 3QJ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Go during daytime just after it's open at 12:00 and it's quieter. Food is as it says on menu priced right and staff are good too.

Thank rdpadmin
Reviewed 5 days ago

Came here tuesday for mine and my partners anniversary. Our waitress was so lovely and super helpful (I didn't catch her name, she had dark hair and braces) We had the 2 courses from the lunch menu and as it was my birthday the monday...More

Thank epxox
Jamie's Italian R, Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. I believe the waitress you had was Vicky, She is indeed amazing and we are lucky to have her. I will be sure to pass this on to her. Great...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nothing exceptional other than the building about this Cambridge version of the chain. Food is ok and a little pricey which is what you expect but the specials platters are great in terms of content and presentation

Thank RussS11
Jamie's Italian R, Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to feed back to us, I will be sure to pass this on to the rest of the management team for review. Kind regards, Alan MacLeod Alan MacLeod | Deputy General Manager Jamie's Italian – Cambridge

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicky the waiter at Jamies Cambridge made our Physio Reunion on 16th July amazing - exceptional service and such a happy, funny guy. Big thanks. Food super, atmosphere buzzing but not noisy. Booking and confirmation process perfect. Could not have been better.More

Thank Sandie M
Jamie's Italian R, Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback! Great to hear Nick looked after you so well, we are indeed lucky to have him on our team. Thanks for letting me know i will also pass this onto him I am...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten in Jamie's on several occasions. The food is good as is the service but the portions seem to be getting smaller with each visit. The last time, my Wife had Bolognese with Pasta and I had King Prawn and Pasta. I emphasise...More

Thank radlettaudio
Jamie's Italian R, Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello and thank you for taking the time to feed back to us. Great to hear you enjoyed the food and sorry that you found the portions a little small. I will be sure to pass this on to my senior chef team for review!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to say, having had a previously disappointing couple of occasions at Jamie's Italian in the main restaurant (or dinner hall as I like to call it) my friends and I had a surprisingly enjoyable experience at the upstairs pizzeria. My friend's pizza was...More

Thank Greg W
Jamie's Italian R, Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Greg, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Great to hear you loved the Pizza on your recent visit in particular the red hot rainbow chilli. They are indeed delicious although not for the faint hearted! We hope to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried to get a table for lunch on Sunday without a reservation - we were told by a very unhelpful hostess that the waiting time is two hours. She didn't even bother to check the reservations list or look behind her shoulder to notice 3...More

Thank Gsquard
Jamie's Italian R, Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to feed back to us. Sorry to hear that we could not get you a table this Sunday. I am aware that we had a few issues in the restaurant that afternoon and walk in numbers were limited...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a huge fan of Jamie Oliver, nor do I generally like eating in an echo chamber. Conversation is tricky. So it was with some reservation (not the table-for-two-please kind of reservation - we just turned up) that we entered the Old Library for a...More

Thank J W
Jamie's Italian R, Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Great to hear that you would be returning. It is always nice to see such a detailed review, it really does help us get a snapshot into the business from the customers...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were given this meal as a anniversary present. But it was not good! The restaurant was soooo dark the waiter used a torch on his phone to enable us to see the menu. The good was nothing special and seemed overpriced for what we...More

Thank Marian S
Jamie's Italian R, Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Marian, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Sorry to hear that the restaurant was a little to dark for you but glad the waiter was on hand to help out. I assure you that the pricing on our menu is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expensive, overcrowded and so noisy. Food was good. Service fast and efficient. No smiles. Won't return.More

Thank Pat D
Jamie's Italian R, Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Pat and thank you for your feed back, Great to hear you liked the food and the service was indeed fast and efficient! In regards to the acoustics it can sometimes get a little noisy in the main hall due to the high ceiling...More

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Vanesa M
20 January 2017|
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Response from Joey W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about gluten free, but they definitely have a couple of vegetarian options! The superfood salad was totally vegan if I remember rightly.
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Trevor S
15 November 2016|
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Response from Ramona H | Reviewed this property |
There are loads of vegetarian options - all really yummy! And even though I haven't been there with kids - I'm sure there are special kids menus
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$23
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wheeler Street | The Old Library, Cambridge CB2 3QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 654094
Description
JAMIE'S ITALIAN CAMBRIDGE A partnership between Jamie Oliver and his Italian mentor, chef Gennaro Contaldo, Jamie's Italian has won thousands of fans for its delicious and affordable food since launching their first restaurant in Oxford in May 2008. The Jamie's Italian menu is based on dishes you'd find people eating all over Italy, made with care but delivered without fuss. The family-friendly restaurants are all about serving up rustic, Italian food made using the best possible ingredients, plus fresh pasta that's made on-site every day, and an award-winning children's menu, too. Based in a beautiful grade II listed building, with a magnificent domed ceiling and pillars that span the whole height of the room, Jamie's Italian Cambridge is the perfect setting to enjoy an Italian feast in style. Situated in the heart of the city centre, the restaurant is ideally located for anything from a casual dinner with friends or a working lunch to an intimate meal or a big celebration.
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