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“Pleasant find” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carluccio's

Carluccio's
38 Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1NQ, England
01244 401 938
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Ranked #107 of 411 Restaurants in Chester
Price range: $23 - $47
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Chester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Pleasant find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Whilst out with my daughter we decided to go to our favourite "Valeries" for lunch.As there wasa long queue we looked for somewhere else.Across the road (Bridge Street) we noticed a new restaurant and thought we would try it.Carluccio's turned out to be a great find.The service was first class with very attentive staff,the fresh lemonade,reccomended by our waitress was sweet and tart in the right mix.All of our food was fresh and delicious but special mention must go to the side salad,not a dish that usually takes centre stage but it was the best I have had in a long time.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Very Happy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Took my wife for her Birthday and we were very impressed indeed. The quality of everything which was served was off the highest order. The service was great with a very competitive price what more do you want from a resturant. We will be returning....

  • 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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Chester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Good Food and Deli”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I have lunch here regularly with friends, great pasta dishes, and if you want a light lunch the Minestrone soup, Fungi Soup and filled Panini's are very good. Panini's are not on the menu so you have to ask which is a shame as they are delicious and most customers do not know they are available. Gets very busy at lunchtime and you may have to wait in line for a table but never had to wait more than 5 minutes.

Always a good atmosphere and very buzzy with a wide variety of customers, young mums with babies, groups of work colleagues chatting and middle age couples taking a break from shopping trips.

Service can be a bit hit and miss, mostly very slick, friendly and attentative but sometimes slow and disorganised - once had to wait over 20 minutes for coffees when my friends needed to get back to work.

The deli is fantastic, has a wonderful range of authetic italian produce and products (the cakes and pastries are divine!) and a good place to browse if you have to wait to be seated.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Great Food if only the service could be improved!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Visited with a friend for lunch on Tuesday last. Restaurant was lunchtime busy but we were given a table and supplied with a bottle of wine, and then it went wrong. Other people came in after us and sat down. The waiter took our order and went off and took the other orders. We took advantage of the lunchtime offer and had mains and a sweet. It took a very long time to be served, we were brought the other people's food which we declined and we thought that our order got served to others who said nothing. After an age and speaking to another waiter our food came, lucky we had the wine to keep us going. The food was good, the sweet was good, the service was poor and this is inexcuseable in a City Centre Restaurant at lunchtime. Our annoyance was reflected in the lack of a tip but I think a little more training and supervision is required.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chester, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Great breakfasts and deli!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

My husband and I love Carluccios, the breakfasts are great and the coffee is excellent. The deli is great especially the meringues! The staff are friendly and the restaurant is clean and welcoming.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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