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Carluccio's

Highcross, Leicester LE1 4SA, England
0116 251 3501
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Ranked #260 of 819 restaurants in Leicester
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 17, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

6 of US went for one of the worst Italian meals ever and to be honest the staff just found excuses for obviously a poor chef. 3 out of the 6 had Chicken and Spinach Risotto and it was like slop. Swimming in a pool of water. Although they changed to another dish, this had been blasted in the microwave.... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Called into Carluccio's for lunch sat down at table,place setting had knife and fork on a serviette with a brow coffee cup stain on it pointed this out to waitress who removed it without a word, came to take our order no smile no welcome just what can I get you,for lunch coffee and sandwich coffee only warm and sandwich... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I have previously visited Carluccio's Leicester with my husband and toddler and we had very disappointing service. Since then we were invited back - and it was fantastic! The food was lovely, and was brought out in a timely manner. And the service was first class. Extremely baby friendly! And daddy friendly too! I have not yet given the full... More

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Geelong, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My Mum and I decided to go to Carluccios on a whim. We ordered starters and mains plus a bottle of Pinot Grigio. We found the meals to be delicious and the pasta was cooked al dente. The wine was nice but not cold enough. Asked for ice bucket and that seemed to fix the problem. Coffee was ok. Hot... More

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Troon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Have visited many Carluccio's and they are all a bit hit and miss when it comes to both food and service! The service in this branch was ok but the coffee was awful. That's a first for me, they are the one thing I know they can usually get right! Two of us ordered the rich latte and one was... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Perhaps the 3rd time eating at this restaurant although not too keen after the last two visits, decided to dine here again. (Always tend to try the same thing 3 times before passing judgement) Considering it is very well known chain, the service was appalling. The restaurant was moderately busy, the type of busy you would expect on a week... More

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have been to a couple of these restraints and I know chain restaurants are hit and miss but this one really is a miss. We went after going to the cinema on a Friday night when our food was virtually thrown at us and then after shopping on a Saturday afternoon when I had a horrible over cooked warm... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

I visited here for a Sunday lunch with my girlfriend. The staff were friendly, we were sat quickly and the restaurant was clean. We had the trio of pasta dishes between the two of us and it was the nicest pasta and spinach I've ever eaten. I really enjoyed it. When clearing up the waitress accidentally dropped a piece of... More

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Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We booked a table of 8 people and our group was slow arriving. So whilst we waited we had drinks and nibbles, but the staff were not terrible attentive despite the fact that we were siting near their preparation station. When we were all there we couldn't find anyone to take a food order... Ultimately the food was ok, drinks... More

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Nice food, friendly staff and reasonable prices but considering it was a Sunday afternoon and not particularly busy, the service was slow. I ordered a sweet (tiramisu) which took about 20 mins to arrive. I enjoyed it but the presentation was a bit lacking - a rectangular piece on a small plain white plate with a tea spoon. A larger... More

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