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Carluccio's - Leicester

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Highcross, Leicester LE1 4SA, England
+44 116 251 3501
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Gluten free food

I think carluccios have made a vast improvement on the gluten free food, although I'm not keen on their pasta now the one they used to use has much more flavour . The amount you get in comparison to the normal dishes is quite small so you kind of feel like you have been done ! The puddings are... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jackie H
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Earl Shilton, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in for lunch and had the grandiosa as a starter between two of us. It was very tasty with lots of variety. A little pricey for what it is, but can't fault the quality. We followed this with lobster spaghetti which was also very tasty. The waitress was very accommodating and friendly, helping us to choose dishes from the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think carluccios have made a vast improvement on the gluten free food, although I'm not keen on their pasta now the one they used to use has much more flavour . The amount you get in comparison to the normal dishes is quite small so you kind of feel like you have been done ! The puddings are very... More 

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Thank Jackie H
Leicester
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a cold Monday evening we decided to hit Carluccios. Now, we've never been to this branch before, well to be honest we've never been to a Carluccios before. The restaurant was busy but we were seated quickly and service was efficient and our waitress was polite and attentive. We had a loaf tin as a starter between us and... More 

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Thank Gill B
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We turned up without a reservation on a busy Friday evening and got seated fairly quickly- food was very good,service excellent and an overall pleasant atmosphere made the evening really enjoyable- classy place!

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Thank Carolinemstones
KatyD79, Manager at Carluccio's - Leicester, responded to this review

Hi Carolinemstones Thank you for the great review. Good to know you had a great time at carluccios. see you again soon. Katy - operations Manager, Carluccios More 

Zurgena, Spain
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We often go for the superb value coffee and croissants in the mornings but decided to try lunch. We both had traditional Italian past dishes which were served with a smile. Both very tasty, hot, not dried up, and filling. We'll perhaps try an evening meal next time. Gets very busy so book if you want to be sure at... More 

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Thank Dean S
Leicestershire
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217 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For the majority of times eating here it has been fabulous, efficient quick service, great food and an enjoyable experience, but then once or now twice recently, things have not been so great. On New Years Eve we had a table for lunch in the window where the sun was shining through, and surprised not very many diners. We ordered... More 

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The service at this restaurant is good but sadly the food is nothing to write home about - doesn't look particularly appetizing and there does not seem to be much of it. Mozzarella and Tomato salad to start with consisted of a couple of basil leaves and 3 pieces of cheese - I could have prepared something more spectacular at... More 

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Thank BerylBlossom
Oxted, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The food was way beneath what we would expect. Starters were fine but main courses were a real let down. Breaded Rosemary Lamb Chops were so oily as to make them inedible. Pasta was very average. A real shame as we were a table of 11 people spending a lot of money.

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Thank theoneandonlynick
leicester, england
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284 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We had a good meal at Carluccio's. The service was very good and the menu had a variety of interesting choices. We had a sharing starter with calamari and variety of other tasty contents. My main course was a steak which was excellent. Desserts were also good - we had ice cream. The cost was very reasonable. Overall a good... More 

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Thank Will S
Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

In the past have had some meals here. Today was a big let down, we ordered bread olives and olive oil with balsamic vinegar, it came after the main course and had whole rolls instead of small samples of different breads. the pumpkin soup was okay and would have been improved with a swirl of cream, it had the biggest... 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: +44 116 251 3501

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 29
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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