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“Could have been much better”

Carluccio's - Spinningfields
Ranked #232 of 2,361 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $33
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Carluccio's in Spinningfields is located in the heart of Manchester's financial district between Deansgate and Leftbank, overlooking Hardman Square. This branch of the famous Italian café chain combines a gourmet deli with a chic white dining room that is popular for business breakfasts, working lunches, and romantic evening meals. Carluccio's has an authentic contemporary Italian ambience, and favourite items from the classic menu include Bistecca di bue con patate - 8oz, 21 day aged West Country rib eye, served with rosemary potatoes and marinated peppers and the gamberoni alla griglia - grilled king prawns marinated in chilli and lemon, served with a green salad. Carluccio's is famous for their gourmet groceries, Italian roasted coffees and fine Italian wines.
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Visited very recently, it's in a good location. We decided to eat as it was busy, the service was ok. We were disappointed with the food, I had a tuna Niçoise salad, asked for no dressing, I was shocked when it came to the table that it was tinned tuna! The lettuce leafs were not that fresh. My partner had deep fried calamari, he had to ask for some lemon as it didn't come with the dish, he didn't enjoy the dish. We paid a lot of money for what we got. Disappointed.....

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Thank teithiwrjones
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Great service from the waiters... Really fresh and enjoyable food, good selection on the menu. Went late on and stayed for a couple of drink also

Thank Timothy T
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

This was our 2nd visit to a Carluccios restaurant the 1st one was in Stratford upon Avon and again we were not let down by the service the food and the cleanliness of the place, we will definitely be going again.

Thank KevinsPictures
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Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Pre-booked a table here on a Saturday night although that wasn't necessary as when we arrived the place was dead. Took me a good 5 minutes to get the waiters attention to order a drink. Chargrilled garlic bread ordered to start which was bland and my husband ordered the seabass which looked like it had been cooked in a microwave and tasted disgusting hospital food looks more appetising. I ordered a selection of anti pasti and side orderes which arrived luke warm. The food here is disgusting the place lacked atmosphere we will never be going again. We complained about our food and got it free and we were offered a chance to be able to return to dine for free to receive a better experience but we definitely won't be returning free or not.

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Thank EnglandTravelbug7
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

food lovely, if you fancy a real treat order the steak, it was lovely!!
Tiramisu and summer tiramisu both delicious
bellissimo

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Thank sharn h
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