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Highcross, Leicester LE1 4SA, England
0116 251 3501
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 57
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    Very good
  • 47
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  • 25
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Better than expected

This was a family outing for my daughter's birthday. Despite the low expectations (after reading some recent reviews) we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of service, food and atmosphere. Our meals were pleasant if a little small with the sausage pasta meriting a thumbs up from adult and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Lynne M
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This was a family outing for my daughter's birthday. Despite the low expectations (after reading some recent reviews) we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of service, food and atmosphere. Our meals were pleasant if a little small with the sausage pasta meriting a thumbs up from adult and child. Dessert was also rewarded points for the chocolate torte by... More 

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Hereford
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Lunch with a friend was a real disappointment - soggy poor quality tasteless goats cheese special (!) starter and a ghastly seafood casserole - too much tomato no subtlty and gritty shellfish with a piece of bread half submerged and disintegrating in the sauce . My friend had a passable bruschetta and seriously unappetising special (!!) beef and celeriac purée... More 

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Lutterworth. U.K.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Five of us went for breakfast yesterday morning. We all ordered the magnifica breakfast. The coffee and juice arrived fairly quickly. However, breakfast arrived about 15 minutes later. It was really cold, there is nothing worse than having cold mushrooms on cold toast. We sent two of the plates Back which were re made and the manager delivered them and... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

I visited with my partner for a Valentine's Day meal. We arrived 30 mins early and only had to wait 5 minutes to be seated which was great. Menus were provided and a drink order taken promptly and our waitress was really friendly and attentive. All courses were delicious. I really enjoyed the ribeye steak. It was cooked slightly more... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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155 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visited the Leicester branch for a Sunday morning family brunch. Good points: + My son recommended the Colazione Magnifica and I wasn't disappointed, it was very tasty and just the right portion size + Friendly staff Not so good points: - Rather austere decor, an overuse of white wipe down surfaces for my taste - Slightly disjointed service Overall... More 

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England
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I and my family have for a long time been a customer at Carluccio's in the Highcross Leicester. The staff here have always been friendly but the downside to the Restaurant is how they seem to take absolutely ages to bring coffee or drinks with a meal. Before the recent refurbishment it had been a problem, MANY customers were not... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Quick Monday lunch shopping refuel at Carluccio's was up to their usual standard...good coffee. nice food and ok service. Only thing that put me off was the chef in filthy dirty chef's trousers taking 2 'fag-breaks' on the seats outside. Ok -the guy has needs...but how come his trousers are so mucky at midday ( obviously not freshly cleaned! )... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

It's obvious Carluccio himself hasn't visited recently - if he had I'm sure he would knock this place into shape. Fine to go there for a drink and location and atmosphere is nice enough, but some of the lack of cooking skills on display are frankly shocking. I've had pasta there swimming in a pool of water as the can't... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Came here for a Birthday meal with my friends in December 2014. We had booked a table for dinner, which was ready on arrival, despite a couple of us being a little early. We had chosen Carluccios as I love Italian food and we had recently discovered that Carluccios offers gluten free pasta options and also has a vegan menu.... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Went for a birthday meal with a few friends and had a good meal out. The food was tasty, though I think the portion sizes are smaller than what you would expect, especially considering the price you are paying. Nonetheless, still nice. I like the clean and subtle atmosphere, not too distracting and has a good ambience. The service could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Highcross, Leicester LE1 4SA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: 0116 251 3501

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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