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Carluccio's - Reading

Forbury Square, Reading RG1 3EY, England
+44 118 958 3095
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“beef ragu” (4 reviews)
“bruschetta” (10 reviews)
“linguine” (5 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
Forbury Square, Reading RG1 3EY, England
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1 - 10 of 394 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have eaten often at this Carluccios since it opened in Reading years ago and it has become a benchmark for reasonable food at a reasonable price. The quality does vary but not dramatically. Today I fancied a Zuppa di Funghi (mushroom...More

Thank Palitana
Bogusia K, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Sir , Thank you for taking your time to give us your feedback. We are truly sorry that you feel disheartened with the service and food here in our café in Reading. This is not something that would happen on a regular basis at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the chicken Milanese. They did very well to get 8 of us in and out in an hour pre the theatre. We had two courses. Main and desert. Good food and well priced wine. Will go again.More

Thank Barneyq101
Bogusia K, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Barneyq101 Thank you very much for the great review . I am so glad you enjoyed the time here in our café in Reading ,our food, wine and the experience ! We work hard to make sure our guests have the best time !...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely spot of lunch here this week. Very friendly staff and great service. Food was delicious. Great wine.

Thank mick b
Bogusia K, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mick B Thank you so much for the lovely review ! Its always great to hear when our guests have enjoyed their dining experience with us . We look forward to welcoming you again soon ! Ciao Bogusia

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fast, friendly, good value for money for a business lunch. I dine here often with business colleagues, friends, clients.

Thank David A
Bogusia K, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi David Thanks so much for your review , hope to see you again soon ! Bogusia and the Reading team

Reviewed 13 October 2017

The food was delicious. We ordered the lamb shank and the meat was literally falling off the bone. The service was of a very high standard. Our waitress, Maria, was very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend!

1  Thank Κριστη Ι
Bogusia K, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest Thank you very much for such a wonderful review . Maria was so happy to receive such a praise and we are so proud to have her as part of our famiglia team ! See you again soon Bogusia

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We had planned to have lunch here, and the menu looked interesting. I fancied the Beef Ragu, but this was only available on the set menu, I had the soup as well. It was a very substantial lunch, really a big too much, but excellent...More

2  Thank Broadhurst
Bogusia K, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Broadhurst Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review . We were very happy to read you enjoyed your lunch and definitely didn't leave hungry ! We look forward to seeing you again soon and possibly trying other dishes from...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

We quiet often order catering from Carluccio's and is always amazing. Nice presentation, very good quality. Would definitely recommend. Thank you very much for the Head Chef Lukas and your team for the delicious food and thanks Bogusia for organizing. Our next order is on...More

Thank Alfanna83
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hi Alfanna, Thank you so much for the review - we're so glad you enjoyed your catering order. Lukasz and Bogusia were really happy to read your great feedback. See you again soon!

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Very nice surroundings bright and airy. the food was typically Carluccio's Italian style and very well done. good service, good coffee all you need in the centre of Reading after a busy time shopping at the Oracle!

Thank Nashua7150
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hi Nashua, Thanks for the review! Very glad to hear you had an enjoyable time with us - we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Ciao!

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Ended up at Carluccios unexpectedly after a bad experience at a new local italian wine bar. From the moment we walked through the door the staff were friendly and welcoming. We had Luigi as our waiter, who deserves a special mention for making our evening...More

Thank Samantha H
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Hi Samantha, It was lovely to read your review and Luigi was particularly chuffed to get mentioned - thank you very much for taking the time to write it! We were glad you had such a great time and look forward to welcoming you again...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Had a £10 wine voucher so went for dinner on Saturday night. Always something new on the menu when we visit - this time the most amazing olives stuffed with beef and coated in bread crumbs - I would have been happy with just these...More

Thank Sally R
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Hi Sally, We were thrilled to read your review - thank you very much :) Very proud of Mihai who is quite new to the team and doing really well. Hope to see you again soon (Watch this space for a new menu next month!)

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Hi, No we don't soak our liver in anything before serving, I hope you will come and give it a try, Regards, Sarah
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$26 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forbury Square, Reading RG1 3EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 958 3095
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