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“Very Helpful staff” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carluccio's

Carluccio's
13 Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BA, England
+44 1789 267424
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Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations
Description: Our food is prepared using the best fresh, natural ingredients, where possible from Italy.
UK
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166 reviews 166 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
“Very Helpful staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Dropped in here for a skinny latte after a long walk in Stratford. Staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. Would love to return again and try their salads which looked great.

Visited October 2013
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west midlands
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Not as good as hoped”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Started badly when they had no reservation for us - despite me having it (IT problems apparently with the online booking tool!) - chose the xmas menu set meal for 6, 2 of the steaks had to go back as they were inedible, to be fair the manageress did refund the steaks but whole experience was poor - had heard great things about carluccios but it must vary from town to town.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Vibrant Italian and delicious food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Had a great meal at Carluccio's. Lovely vibrant atmosphere, that feels authentic. The staff were very friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The food was freshly prepared, simple and delicious. Price was very reasonable for the quality of food.

Visited November 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Reliable Italian without the pizza.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This is a tastefully decorated chain Italian that is popping up everywhere. It is the future Pizza-Express or Cafe Rouge, but still feels new. The restaurant is fronted with an Italian deli, and generally the decor is very tasteful. Menu is the same all over the UK and we opted for the fixed price menu (£10 two course) so was a bit surprised with the final bill of £32 each due to the mark up on drinks (the waiter "recommended a wine", coffee and puddings. Bruschetta (I thought that was French) and pate starters were nicely done and tasty. Main course was pasta with a nice sauce. There is a more extensive menu with steak etc, and salad etc. Generally this is a safe bet for an evening entertainment once in a while. I happened to visit two Carluccio's in a week and them to be exactly the same. Would be nice to have the odd pizza if a chain Italian. Ah well need to go to Italy for that!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Canandaigua, New York
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“You must eat here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

We had a late lunch and sat outside. Soaking up the sun and eating delicious italian food with wonderful British friends--what a lovely way to spend a few hours. The food was very tasty, the staff very friendly andI was able to purchase wonderful Italian bread and cheese, etc to take home. Very enjoyable and relaxing.

Visited August 2013
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