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“Toilets disgusting food average”

Carluccio's - Spinningfields
Ranked #318 of 2,261 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $32
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.
The North West
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Toilets disgusting food average”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Dine on a Saturday evening, not my choice but was with 10 others.
Whilst the servers at our table were efficient and very pleasant the food can only be described as average, ie. yet another chain trying to be authentic Italian.
Now for the real reason I am bothering to right this is that both the ladies and the gents toilets are disgusting, the gents was a flood zone and the ladies stank of urine and other smells.
These need to be enlarged for the size of restaurant and an hourly or more often inspection by the management is essential.
As I have a medical condition which requires regular visits to the toilets this makes the restaurant a no go or return for me.

  • Visited June 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Always a good standard”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Met friends for a meal to catch up and decided on Carluccio's in Spinningfields, we've been before and were not let down this time either. The food is good, the atmosphere relaxed and enjoyable. There is outside seating, great when the weather permits, and opposite Screenfields which takes place June to Semptember and is in it's 5th year. It creates a great buzz around the place and adds to an enjoyable time.

If you happen to enjoy events in-house Carluccio's has an opera evening, check out the website and other events.

Good food, great place to be with friends... Enjoy!

Carluccios
www.carluccios.com
3 Hardman St, Spinningfields, Manchester
0161 839 0623

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Tauri C
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good gluten free menu”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

We dined here on a Sunday evening and we were surprised at how quiet it was. The restaurant is very light, clean with friendly staff. The service was good and the food was good. My husband is a meat eater and I am a coeliac which was one of the reasons we chose to dine here as the choice of menu was superb. The food was reasonably priced and we would eat here again.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Melanie C
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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“Fantastic as always!!!!”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

My family and I visited Carluccio's today for lunch and had a fabulous meal once again. The service was impeccable and never felt rushed at all. We had the pate and a mozzarella salad to begin with both which were delicious. Our main meals were the seafood linguine and gnocchi Gorgonzola , both of which we ate until our plates were clean:-) ! We finished with ice cream and meringue dessert. I really couldn't fault anything. Thank you Carluccio's for another fantastic meal!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Lisa F
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Ashton, United Kingdom
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“Disappointed!!!”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

We started with calamari which was ok and the chicken liver pâté which was also ok however, the bread that accompanied this appeared to have been fried in olive oil and was very greasy and didn't taste particularly pleasant.
We followed this with linguine de fruti mare which my partner described as watery spaghetti with seafood and no seasoning, herbs or sauce. I had the meatballs in a tomato sauce which was served tepid and again lacking in seasoning. I could have made both dishes better myself.
The service was great however it's not enough to make up for the lack lustre food experience. Jamie's is far superior.......

  • Visited June 2013
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