We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Carluccio's - Islington

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
305-307 Upper Street, London N1 2TU, England
+44 20 7359 8167
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 85: English reviews
Hastings, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

carluccios was not very good as it was too noisy and busy as half the restaurant was being used for a little kids birthday party. also when we ordered the anti pasti they didn't bring it till the main courses came which by then the time had passed to eat them so we had to send them back. also the... More 

Helpful?
Thank thorpie2016
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Service from our waitress was excellent but the food was average. Not really good ambience for an evening meal. Really a daytime cafe.

Helpful?
Thank GPMP17
N. Ireland
Level Contributor
132 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

My husband and I had a coffee break at this small but cosy restaurant. The cakes were lovely and if we were in the area we would return. The staff are friendly and helpful.

Helpful?
Thank Ellen22
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Been here many times, consistent quality of food and service. A bit small, space can be a bit limited. We go here often with the kids. Nice place and great location to walk around Upper Street and Angel

Helpful?
Thank Massi M
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Caprese salad - slices of about 2 large tomatoes around the edge of the plate, with 3 slices (on MY plate anyway) of mozzarella and a tiny basil leaf on top. £5.50! really?! A better price point for that wouldve been £2.00. Seems Italian places always have very similar menus - basically the same boring crap theyve been chucking out... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andrew O
Whitton
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

Waited for ages to order, then another long wait for the food to arrive. When it finally came it was cold but too hungry and tired to send it back. Not a good experience and not going back Thursday 10th March - 19.30

Helpful?
1 Thank Omobukunla M
Malton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
130 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Mothering Sunday, not booked but quickly found a table, pleasant service and all four enjoyed our well cooked and presented Italian cuisine. Find all Carluccio Restaurants visited, manage to retain an Italian atmosphere.

Helpful?
Thank Robert K
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

I've been there many times with my family for casual eating. The food is good and what you expect from Italian cuisine for this price range. The service is always attentive, better than at other venues of the same chain. In the last visit they got my order wrong. Depending on what restaurants bring me in this situation I get... More 

Helpful?
Thank Phopereira
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

Our lad's fortieth birthday so a table was booked for five and two children for a Saturday. It was almost full when we arrive but our table was waiting for us. The menu is obviously Italian and I had an excellent carbonara, my wife enjoyed her linguine. This Islington branch is classed as a cafe rather than a restaurant because... More 

Helpful?
Thank Westread
Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
190 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Carluccio's is great for a meal at any time of the day or evening. The fish was really well cooked, the steak came nicely rare and the waitress was friendly and helpful. All this at a reasonable price with a bottle of Italian wine to fit.

Helpful?
Thank Miriam14

Travelers who viewed Carluccio's - Islington also viewed

 

Been to Carluccio's - Islington? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $26
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305-307 Upper Street, London N1 2TU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7359 8167

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Carluccio's - Islington staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?