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“2 for 1 is a good deal but ......” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Carluccio's Bristol Quakers Friars

Carluccio's Bristol Quakers Friars
Quakers Friars, Bristol BS1 3BU, England
0117 933 8538
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Ranked #432 of 1,460 Restaurants in Bristol
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Cheltenahm UK
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119 reviews 119 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“2 for 1 is a good deal but ......”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I dont know about Carluccios - I just cant make up my mind. I am beginning to think it is not good enough. Great dela on the main course and very goopd service, but!!! Steak rib eye was good , potatoes okay, red peeper sauce no no no not good. not sure. I wont be going back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
“Good food & great staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Nice atmosphere, good food and with the offer of 2 for 1 or a free bottle of wine you can't beat it for an affordable treat.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A decent plate of pasta”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Carluccio's serves tasty food quickly. The waiting staff are friendly. Come here with a bunch of friends for lunch and you'll have a great time. So why only 3 stars? To be blunt, it's overpriced. The plates of pasta are competent rather than stunning, not especially large, and weigh in at £7-£8. Desserts are scrumptious but around a fiver each - that's toppy for Bristol. I enjoyed lunch here, but for vfm I'll eat elsewhere.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Lovely food, great staff, nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Really enjoyed our meal at Carluccios last night. We had a buy one main get one free offer which made it a very affordable night out. I had a beef stew with polenta which was gorgeous, we also had bread and olives to start which was nice as it came with a range of breads/crackers (made it more interesting than just a lump of bread!), the staff were very attentive, friendly and really good with my 7 year old son. I would recommend this place and will probably go back. Nice to be able to park for £2 in the cabot circus car park too so quick walk back to car at the end of the meal!

  • Visited January 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Have visited many times and on each occasion food and service always excels. Have tried various dishes from the menu and not one complaint. Keep an open mind,enjoy and don't be put off by negative reviews. I have eaten in many a top class restaurant and at times despair with peoples comments.
Each to their own I know..... but nit picking is not good!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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