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“Go for the taste, not the ambience”

Carluccio's - Spinningfields
Ranked #239 of 2,343 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $33
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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 18, 2012

Had a business lunch midweek and found the location to be very handy set among the financial district of Manchester.
Option of fixed price or individual selection.
Service was excellent and the food tasted fresh and full of flavour - no quibbles at all.
The atmosphere was a little like a main line station diner, very cramped, basic rather than comfortable chairs and open plan, no interesting little corners or features to break it up.Lots of background noise.
If you go for the food you will not be disappointed but as a special meal/event I believe you would be underwhelmed.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

In fairness it was a Saturday lunchtime, nevertheless, you are either a restaurant or you aren't. It was more like a cafe than a restaurant. Manic, cramped and food deposited rather than served. The young staff were trying their best but were obviously students doing a fill-in job to supplement their income, so customer service was a bit of an alien concept to them. However, despite the crowds, the food was quite nice and we didn't have to wait too long. Not for a refined lunch, but for a quick, characterless acceptable lunch, worth a try.

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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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