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Carluccio's - Reading

Forbury Square, Reading RG1 3EY, England
+44 118 958 3095
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
Forbury Square, Reading RG1 3EY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our sons and daughter in Law, (though we think of her as a daughter),together with their quartet, invite us to join them for lunch to celebrate Fathers day for both of us! They chose Carluccio’s, the well known Italian restaurant as the venue,...More

Thank Morris B
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Morris, Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review! I was very pleased to read that you had such a positive experience with us. The team who served you were delighted to read your comments. I am sorry to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here one date night. Booked a table although they didn't even ask on arrival (shame as there's a special notes section which I had filled in about where I wanted to sit). One went for the set menu and the...More

Thank Parton30
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, Thanks very much for writing your review :) I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and service - I do apologise that we overlooked your reservation and requests, but I'm glad that this didn't spoil your evening. I am also...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The steak didnt have any flavour, no salt, no pepper, anything. The past came cold and without taste as well. Does not worth it. There are better options to eat italian in Reading. I wont come back.More

1  Thank andremaia503
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Andremaia503, I was very sorry to hear of your bad experience with us. Please accept my apologies on behalf of the whole team. We certainly do not appear to have done ourselves justice on this occasion. I would appreciate it if you could contact...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited our fav restaurant chain and was not disappointed... had the new spaghetti vongole and was excellent Staff attentive particularly Edyta and Justyna Thank you all see you soon

Thank Paula M
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Paula, Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us. Edyta, Justyna, and the whole team were so pleased to hear you had a lovely time with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back next time :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Carluccio's in Reading is always a pleasure. Good location for meeting friends from across Berkshire. Staff always friendly and accommodating as people arrive early and sometimes a little late. Very pleased to see Spaghetti Vongole back on the menu.

Thank Wandering-old-ladies
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ladies! Thanks so much for the review, great to hear that you're a fan of Vongole; it's one of my favs too. Come back again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to work near the Reading branch and frequently went there for breakfast, lunch or drinks after work over the last three years or so. Tom and the rest of the Reading team always gave us great service and I would definitely recommend you...More

Thank Bradley A
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Bradley, Thanks for the review! - It's always our pleasure to be as hospitable as possible, hope to see you again soon :) Ciao!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went for lunch and sat outside which was lovely in the sun. Really tasty food and the service was very friendly :). Would highly recommended and will be returning soon.

Thank Rebecca S
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Rebecca! Thanks for the review - very happy to see you enjoyed your visit and made the most of the weather! See you again soon Ciao

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carluccios is a great place for office workers, quick service with coffee and drinks. Joanna adds a personal touch by remembering regulars with their choice of coffee. Friendly service with everyone having a smile on their faces

Thank susmi2017
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks very much for writing a review of us - It's great to hear you hold us in high regard and Ioanna was particularly proud to get a mention :) See you next time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the food at reasonable prices (we did have the benefit of the early evening set menu). Have been many times before and our waitress, Edyta, as always was professional and friendly, ensuring the customer's experience was a good one.

Thank Gingerbread99
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! Thanks so much for the review - Edyta was really pleased to receive such praise. We look forward to seeing you again, Ciao!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Opted for the set menu at lunch with the expectation that the 2 course set menu would be fairly quick. All in all the service was shockingly slow, corporate folks at lunch time don't have have 2 hours for lunch carluccio's! Over 1 hour is...More

Thank zedk7
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi zedk7, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I was really saddened to read that you had a negative experience with us. From your description, we fell far short of our usual standards of service - on behalf of the whole...More

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Reg R
I am lactose intolerant, do you soak your calves liver in milk as part of the preparation?
28 May 2015|
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Response from Sarah M | Property representative |
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
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
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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