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Carluccio's - South Kensington

One Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3HZ, England (Earls Court)
0207 581 8101
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Ranked #5,006 of 17,021 restaurants in London
Price range: $0 - $57
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Earls Court
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Earls Court
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Connecticut
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156 reviews 156 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The reviews mentioning slow service kept me from having breakfast here during Wimbledon, except for the "Middle Sunday" when time was not critical. (I go for the smaller nearby places where you can sit outside.) It wasn't crowded, and service was leisurely, and friendly. I had a crepe with fruit and yogurt and it was divine. And the coffee was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

They have a terrible service. Reasons are as following: 1. The waiters/waitresses would rather chat and laugh by the side than attend my queries. 2. Again, they see u, but they never come to u. 3. Again and again, they would never come to u unless you have asked at least three times. I hope someone could buy out this... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Been there for three times. Been treated with ignorant attitude and slow service every time. We have to wait at the door way for several minutes until the waitor/waitress sees us. Then it was a painful period to wait for them to take our order. We had to keep waving to several differen waitors/waitresses and waited there with hunger and... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our waitress was new and keen and smiled a lot, her colleague was on hand to assist her with any queries and support her. Really friendly place, keen to ensure we were taken care of and the food was lovely.. We will visit other Carluccio's purely because of how we were treated here. Thank you.

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Ottawa
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90 reviews 90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had an very good meal here. Service was friendly, paced properly. I had the 3 course prix-fixed (garlic bread, penne puttanesca, tiramisu) , my wife the one of the two special appetizers (shrimp), spaghetti with clams, lemon sorbet, my son's had the lasagna (not tasteless at all as described in one review) and the spaghetti with sausage (surprisingly spicy)... More

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Had dinner here! What a bad choice! The lasagna was bland and tasteless. The calamari tasted like the batter was not mixed properly - you could taste the flour! The seafood linguini was also not worth it. Ambience and service was average. Not recommended!!!

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sydney
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105 reviews 105 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had a another good meal at Carluccio's last night. My partner had the fixed price meal which was excellent value at around 10 pounds for a lovely tomato bruschetta and properly cooked pasta with a sausage based tomato sauce. I had spaghetti alle vongole and it was as good as I've had anywhere in Italy, with fat sweet clams... More

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We found the food here to be very bland and flavourless. The service was not great. Overall it is quite expensive for what you get.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Service was poor, food was average. Pasta carbonara had little flavor. Calamari was good. Pasta with peppers was very average. Loud and stark atmosphere. There was an Italian food section you could peruse while waiting for a table or to buy various Italian foods. It took 15 minutes to get a glass of tap water. Waiter stood around talking and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Extremely slow service we waited about fifty minutes to an hour for the starters to come , you imagine how long it took for the main courses .. If you want to have a nice diner in less than 2h you definitely shouldn't go there For the food it was good but the portions were small

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