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Unit 1 Riverside Level The Oracle Centre | Unit 1 Riverside level, Reading RG1 2AG, England
+44 118 907 0808
12:00 - 23:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When asked if olives could be removed from a sauce, the answer was 'no as it comes in a packet'. No better than nipping to Tesco and grabbing a jar with a bag of dried pasta and saving a small fortune. That said, it's not awful, just average. Look around please, there is a fabulous independent just around the corner.

Thank dionnemaclean
Goring-on Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to Jamie's a few times and we haven't always had the best of nights - normally due to service! Last Friday was unbelievable! I had one of the best evenings I have had out for a long time! I didn't get our waitress name but she made it, we were welcomed by her and seated on the... More 

Thank AmyAdamF
Adam S, Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this review

Hi Amy Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your recent visit - we have been working very hard to continually improve in every area of our business and I am delighted that you found the experience to be to your liking. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thank you from all the team More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We love our food and we love Italian. I'm not quite certain what issues were NOT being resolved here. It wasn't busy. I reckon only a third to a half full. There seemed to be plenty of staff scurrying about and from my seating point upstairs plenty of kitchen cheffy type bods doing stuff. It took ages to get served.... More 

Thank Jim_Oxford
Adam S, Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this review

Hi Jim, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to leave your constructive feedback regarding your recent visit to our restaurant. Your colourful language notwithstanding I would like to thank you for highlighting a number of issues about your visit in areas we could certainly improve. Please can you let me know the time and date of your... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Jamie's Italian is located just as you come out of the Oracle car park in town centre. Location is lovely, very central and set by the river. Visited with my wife for lunch. I had never been to Jamie's Italian before and was quite busy. Service was ok, bit slow but they were busy. Decor is nice but food average... More 

Thank Michail K
Adam S, Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this review

Hi Michail I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the meatballs that you had on your recent visit to us - I believe the dish you are referring to may be a special that the chef had run that day which gives us the opportunity to show the creative side to our kitchen team. There are many... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I entered the restaurant with nobody to be seen, I could see people dining and eating. I didn't want to just sit myself down, I waited about 5 minutes I got ready to walk out until one of the waiters came out to the floor and he asked what I wanted, I don't really think he expected me to ask... More 

Thank Jake E
Adam S, Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this review

Hi Jake, Sorry to hear that you were not made to feel welcome by our front of house team on your visit - I will be raising this with the team and please accept my apologies. I am glad however that you found the food to be to your liking and that you enjoyed the set menu, which we are... More 

Corby northants uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They were offering samples out side the restaurant of a variety Of Pizza. After eating the sample we went in and ordered a pizza to take to the hotel it was great the cost was FIVE POUND. I think it was a promotion. But well worth having.

Thank Joan M
Adam S, Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this review

Hi Joan, So glad to hear that you found our pizza's to be to your liking. We are running the promotion till the end of the month with a different pizza each week - this week it's the lovely funghi misti mushroom pizza, which is my personal favourite. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today for the first time with my mum at lunchtime. I had a £10 off £30 voucher as I had newly signed up to Jamie's Gold Club. We were very impressed with the staff & service at the restaurant. The food was lovely, we both decided to have one of the specials which was Baked Cheese Ravioli. I used... More 

Thank harrisonemily66
James D, General Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this review

Hi Emily Thank you very much for your kind review. Apologies if you were a little cold, if you let one of my managers know next time we can crank the heating up for you. Hope to see you again James More 

Twyford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch. The food was nice but over priced but I guess you are paying for the brand. The restaurant is looking a little tired and a bit grubby in places so overhaul I was a little disappointed with my experience.

Thank Phil R
James D, General Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this review

Hi Phil I'm glad you thought the food was nice. I am a little concerned about the negative issues you had though. If you would like to discuss further then you can email me directly at james.delport@jamiesitalian.com. We are really trying as a brand to focus on our price point and coming up with great deals like the super lunch... More 

England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I had dinner at Jamie's Italian on a Friday. It is very well located in Reading, nice views and interior design. I choose that restaurant as I was told they had a nice selection of vegan dishes. You can actually check on the website the food you could have (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, diary free etc.) Great... More 

Thank MademoiselleB
Benjamin D, Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this review

I'm really sorry you were disappointed with you recent visit with us here at Jamie's in Reading. We do like to try to cater to all food choices however on the day that you visited our restaurant we were waiting for a new delivery of soya milk as its not one of the more frequently ordered drinks. I do hope... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband have been a few times. We always get an amazing meal. I can not fault the food. The staff could be a bit more attentive and smile more. I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone 😊

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 1 Riverside Level The Oracle Centre | Unit 1 Riverside level, Reading RG1 2AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 907 0808

Jamie’s Italian is a contemporary and informal restaurant with a menu that reflects Jamie Oliver’s passion for authentic Italian cooking, delivered with his own unique twist on classic recipes. Beautiful rustic dishes are created using carefully sourced, higher-welfare ingredients for the best flavour, but still at great value. This is a relaxed, affordable and accessible environment where the style, atmosphere and menu can be easily adapted to suit any occasion.


Child friendly; great value, quick lunch; special occasions; group bookings, party planning.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?