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“THE FAWLTY TOWERS RESTAURANT” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Carluccio's - Trafford Centre

Carluccio's - Trafford Centre
The Trafford Centre | The Great Hall, Trafford M17 8AA, England
0161 747 4973
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Ranked #13 of 46 Restaurants in Trafford
Price range: $23 - $45
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
blackpool
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“THE FAWLTY TOWERS RESTAURANT”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Just had a bad experience at Carluccios , not usually one for complaining , but got to this time , myself and wife after the shopping thought we would have some lunch this is what happened , Ordered food , starter arrived promptly , half an hour after starter we realised something was wrong with our main so naturally asked manager if there was a problem . We were informed there was a mix up in the kitchen , fine we are reasonable people these things happen , he offered us a drink on the house , we accepted , but he forgot all about the drinks for the time being in the meantime food arrives but we had no cutlery once this was realised ,cutlery arrives then comp drinks to our surprise ,during this period the manager does apologise which we accepted and to be honest we did laugh in disbelief . The finale was when the bill arrived it was totally wrong and we were being overcharged , you would think that at least the bill would be correct all in all not a good dining experience . SO WE THINK IT SHOULD BE RENAMED

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Good for a light lunch and catch up with friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Visited Carluccio's whilst shopping in the Traffford Centre, a friend and I decided to catch up and also have lunch.
Carluccio's is in the Orient area and sits on the outskirts, away from the noise and hussle and bussle of all the shoppers and fast food restaurants.
The staff are very friendly and obliging.
My friend and I both had salads which were fresh and well presented.
The restaurant is suitable for families with children or individuals just wanting a coffee, the way in which the tables are situated makes it a comfortable environment for everyone.
Would revisit again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great tasting food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Visited on Sunday, restaurant was busy and it was easy to see why. Service was good but not great, friendly just not very quick. The food was great, full of flavor, really tasty and fresh, the garlic bread is amazing. Couldn't manage dessert but will next time!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Preston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Just about alright”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Went with my mother today, while doing a bit of shopping. The restaurant is light and airy, and very welcoming.
Our pasta was ok, but have had far better elsewhere, if anything a bit dry. Our green salad was wilted and looked pretty fit for the bin.
The service was quite quick but our waitress was obviously very bored.
All in all, not a very exciting experience

Visited October 2013
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Manchester
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Breakfast good but variable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The breakfast is always tasty but can vary in size and ingredients as experienced over my many visits here. The take out section, whilst expensive, is always a good spot to find some tasty treat

Visited October 2013
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