Carluccio's - Chester

4.4
161 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Welcome to Carluccio’s an Italian restaurant located in the historic heart of Chester.

In one of the most attractive black and white row buildings on Bridge Street, the beautiful setting is perfect for diners to sit and enjoy a meal with us.

We’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday to Sunday, offering a broad range of classic Italian food. On top of that, our menu also caters to vegetarians/vegans and those who are following a gluten-free diet. Therefore you should book a table at Chester today!
What 161 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.2
Ambience
4.1
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RLGc
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food here and the staff are really nice. I’m gluten free and always find something on the menu here

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LizD
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely meal , with old pals I have not seen for ages .... great venue and food would give you a 10 .

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FussyVegan
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

I booked this restaurant specifically because it had a delicious sounding vegan dish on the menu. 2 of us ordered this and the other person initially tried to order steak but they didnt have any; instead ordered lamb but asked for the artichokes to be substituted with spinach. When the food arrived it wasnt the vegan dish we had ordered as they had run out of it and they substituted it with a spaghetti dish. Being gluten intolerant I could not eat this; the other vegan agreed to try it but found it to be very unpleasant as well as having additional ingredients. Parmesan was also brought out despite being vegan dishes! We then ordered 2 replacement dishes which were just as unappealing. The lamb dish came out as just lamb, spinach and a wedge of lemon and didn't taste like lamb. The staff were very apologetic but the entire evening was a bizarre disaster from beginning to end!

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BarbaraH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Went for lunch and table was ready.Waitress was very pleasant and took our order fairly quickly and we were served our bread quickly. However that was not the case with the mains we waited so long that we were getting pretty fed up however not being people who complain we sat it out food eventually arrived.NOT GOOD

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CRBKLE
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Booked for my birthday after a fabulous experience at the Liverpool restaurant. Was very disappointed. Lack of choice on the menu. Many dishes sold out. My son was not told he could not have a particular pasta when ordering, due to his allergy, so was very disappointed when he was given something he didn’t want. His food was presented to him and the waiter said, ‘There you go allergy boy.’ Not meant to be hurtful, I’m sure, but very insensitive. Overheard some members of staff squabbling. Overall, very unhappy with the whole experience.

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Ollie
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The steak was cooked to perfection will definitely be heading back in the future :)

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LesleyD
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friendly helpful staff. Great food, great atmosphere. Excellent value for money.

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was as it should be and waitress was excellent.

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SusieC
Wales
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is good, staff are friendly, helpful as I am allergic to crustaceans and professional! Good value too! Thank you guys!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was lovely to visit Carluccio's in Chester. We were greeted at the door and made to feel welcome, offered a table of our choice and table water was made available without asking. We ordered a starter of antipasti and bread which came within 5 minutes. We then ordered the pasta Beef Ragu and a Chicken Malinese which again arrived quickly, it was hot and looked delicious, it certainly lived up to its presentation, this was accompanied with a glass of the house red wine. The service was good and not overpowering for add-ons. We were pleased with the meal and cleanliness of the restaurant and will certainly attend in the future.

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MichaelB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice atmosphere, good service and good breakfast! Great to be back eating in restaurants!

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KennethR
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service excellent food would definitely recommend

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KerryH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely lunch food and service was fantastic!

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kellyk
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Expensive but very average , my husband ordered steak , not done to
His preference and very watery sauce that came in a bowl ? With half a lemon on the side. Desert was a frozen cake not defrosted. Staff were lovely though.

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TimS
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a treat to come to Carluccio's. Very nicely cooked food, good selection and service., This is one of my regular visits. Thank you again.

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LindsayF
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great as usual , the service was amazing and totally compliant with all COVID restrictions .

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ChristineD
Shropshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

So lovely to be back, service was good although didn’t like the ‘passage’ between the two bits of outdoor seating. People walking down the middle off- putting

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AnneH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Table outside was fine but no cover if it had rained. The food was very mediocre.

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SueB
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great breakfast table was ready when we arrived the waiter was wonderful and very helpful booked again this Sunday

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HRPal
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Please learn how to print VAT receipts. Today by you not knowing how to print vat receipts you cost me money.
I was also disappointed that the manager tried to fob me off by saying he recognised four digits on my till receipt as being the vat number and also saying there is no vat on food only drinks. Shocking customer service to try and get rid of me.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For the start to finish we had a lovely meal, the service was fantastic all the staff were very attentive.

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SueB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

A little concerned as we were eating outside with imminent rain. Just managed to eat before the heavens opened. I expected a marquee/canopy. Otherwise a good meal. Not sure we would risk it again during lockdown

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SueB
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

When we booked in was told table was not ready and could we come back in 10 mins as they were putting table in road came back showed to table for 6 people are table for 2 had been given to someone else finally got table food and waiter great have booked for nexted Sunday same time hope table is ready

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JennyA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our breakfast and service couldn't have been better.

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kathieg
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great to eat out again. Friendly service and good food.

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fionaa
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

We were eating outdoors due to lockdown. There no umbrellas and no heaters which we thought was very poor. No blankets provided either. The food was poor. The service was pleasant and helpful.

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Greg
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Still sitting outside at this point, was raining could have done with an awning or parasol and heater.

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OpenTable Diner
London
19 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service under covid regulations, food was lovely and kept warm long enough to enjoy

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ChloeD
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

Food was Awful, wasn’t worth the money at all and was no where near as nice as other carluccios restaurants.

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DianeB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and cocktails. Prompt service and they apologised profusely for the wait. We were unable to leave a tip because the card machine didn't accept tips and we had no cash.

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Jules
Wales
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went there for breakfast, one traditional and one vegetarian, both of us agreed it was one of the best breakfasts we ever had (honestly). Great service and the staff couldn't do enough for us. We will definitely visit again.

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hasslehoff
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

Service excellent but food always luke warm, may I suggest heating the plates to a reasonable temperature which may go some way to keeping food hot!!
That’s my only complaint but it does put us off, would go more often otherwise.

MB
MichelleB
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Helpful staff. Food a little pricey for lunchtime, but cooked lovely. Very noisy due to two babies who were behind us screaming throughout our lunch, which wasn’t the restaurant fault.

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Scottie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Four of is went to Carluccio’s for lunch on a nice sunny day in Chester. Two of the dishes came out piping hot but the other two dishes had to be sent back as they were luke warm. Although the staff soon rectified this, it meant we had to wait for our food to be redone and therefore we didn’t all eat together.

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KarolinaC
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely lunch out. Really smooth service. Really nice not to have a time limit for our table. Will definitely come back!

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Heidi
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

So nice to be back at this restaurant. Lovely staff and great food. Will be better when they can offer more tables.

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Jordan
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and food, they went above and beyond (stayed open past normal opening hours to accommodate us due to my girlfriends birthday) and made it a day to remember!

I requested they do something special for the desert and they delivered with a amazing plate with happy birthday written on it and candles, we will definitely be returning soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We visited Chester to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We’ve dined at Carluccio’s many times and despite the restrictions of only being able to sit outdoors, we had a very tasty lunch. The food, service and value were all excellent as always.

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JanJ
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Apart from it being chilly having to sit outside, everything else was as it usually is, very enjoyable!

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RachelW
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service was excellent and such a lovely place to eat and seating area was comfortable. Great to visit. Will be back again. Thank you

FAQs

Carluccio's - Chester does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. Carluccio's - Chester also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01244 263617.

Carluccio's - Chester is rated 4.4 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.