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13 Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BA, England
01789 267 424
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8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Our food is prepared using the best fresh, natural ingredients, where...
Our food is prepared using the best fresh, natural ingredients, where possible from Italy.
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Good for:
Families with children

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    Very good
  • 84
    Average
  • 39
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  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food but a little frenetic.

Carluccios in Stratford is ideally located for shops, the river walk and RSC. The menu is varied and good value, the staff are friendly and the atmosphere lively. However, it gets too busy for it's own good which leaves the waiters overstretched and unable to provide the best service. It's also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
ConnieCotswolds
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Cotswolds
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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496 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Runton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had a late lunch there on Saturday 21st March. The restaurant was very full, but the staff found a table for us. They are all absolutely wonderful! Very friendly with big smiles on every face - congratulations! The food was fine and just what we needed. Delicious wine.....The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere - lots of young families there... More 

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Connah's Quay, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Treated ourselves to a nice lunch. Staff very attentive. Beer, wine and food were good. Had a pasta dish and a fish stew, both tasty. Always a favourite place for coffee too.

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Cotswolds
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Carluccios in Stratford is ideally located for shops, the river walk and RSC. The menu is varied and good value, the staff are friendly and the atmosphere lively. However, it gets too busy for it's own good which leaves the waiters overstretched and unable to provide the best service. It's also very child friendly which is great if you have... More 

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It is Mother's Day today and I was treated to breakfast by my daughter at Carluccio's on our weekend away in Stratford. I was met with a big Mother's Day hug by a larger than life Italian member of staff which was lovely and very welcoming. The restaurant is attractively laid out and the open plan meant that there were... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I don't like to write a negative review but I strongly felt that Carluccio's charged far too much for food that wasn't anything special - somewhat bland, simple food I could have knocked up at home. If you're going to charge above the odds, the food had better be of a suitable standard in my personal opinion. Can only comment... More 

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Bristol
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The restaurant is well positioned, facing the river and literally minutes from the theatre. Staff are friendly yet we didn't feel rushed and there was no pressure to finish up and leave - I think we could have sat there relaxing all night if we wanted to. We both chose from the fixed price menu and mindful of the competitive... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I took my wife, niece and niece's mother to this place on Waterside. Last year I'd been there with my daughter, son-in-law, son and grandchildren. Why do I bother? This restaurant is part of a franchise which has evidently grown beyond its critical mass; it serves indifferent food at fairly hefty prices in a place kitted out like an aircraft... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Lovely vibe,so relaxed ,great friendly service,would go backfor a lunch/dinner,the menu looked very varied,and great cakes

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United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Visited prior to our theatre trip for the RSC Christmas show - lovely meal, prompt service and no fuss even though they were very busy. Probably need to book especially as the location is so good

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London
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went to Carluccio's as the chain has an excellent reputation and this branch is near the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. We were disappointed. We both ordered pasta with pesto, both of us really love this. The dish lacked any acquaintance with basil or pine nuts. It was tasteless. We did report this as the woman at the adjacent table had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Phone Number: 01789 267 424

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45 - 74
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Our food is prepared using the best fresh, natural ingredients, where possible from Italy.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

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