Carluccio's - Reading
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 for vegetarians/vegans and those who are following a gluten free diet. Therefore you should book a table at Reading today!
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
The only thing that was unfortunate was that a lot of food had gone off the menu but it didn’t matter as all the food is lovely. We fully understood that because of the pandemic and the last day of eating out Carlluccios had been busy and food was reduced in quantity but not quality. On a positive note there was a good atmosphere and the food was the usual good standard . The staff were amazing and we were made to feel wanted and welcome , they were all in good spirits especially Luigi our waiter who is always delightful. As soon as Carlluccios opens again we will be back .
Excellent food, slightly reduced menu because day before lockdown and they were runing out of dishes. Totally understandable. Waiting staff friendly and accomodating. Would recommend
Excellent food, and top class service, really enjoyable. A step above normal italian food for sure.
Great for a coffee and catch up. Good service and ambiance
Was served very quickly food very good will come again
The food was good, and the service was average. Didn’t like the deco and discomfort of the chair though.
Food was very delicious and up to a good standard. The cocktails weren’t too bad, maybe slightly watery for their price tag. Service was slightly abrupt, the waiter touched our cutlery while placing it on the table, instead of bringing it on a tray and let us pick it up. Furthermore, when we asked for the bill and got it brought to us, we had to wait for over 30 minutes to actually pay and leave. I would understand if it had been busy, but it was my company and 2 other tables, hence it shouldn’t have been more than a 10 minute wait. Also the atmosphere reminds of a school cafeteria. Overall, the food was delicious, which was the most important thing, but they should definitely work on their service, so they can make the customers’ experience even better.
Always such a treat, thanks so much to the Team at Reading, wonderful service, very warm welcome, food is delicious! Also the amazing Christmas offerings to buy on the way out, couldnt resist. We are going to miss you this month in lockdown.
Very good pasta
Good food, good service and was a safe environment in the current climate
Great service from staff under Covid conditions
Would not recommend to anyone concerned about Covid. The restaurant is so noisy that staff have to lean uncomfortably close to speak to you, the only additional Covid measures were staff wearing masks - nothing else enforced like temperature checks, customers wearing masks, etc, and the tables were so close together you could not get to your seat without brushing past others.
A longstanding favourite of Reading, Carluccio’s never disappoints!
As always Carluccio’s was great food, service , value for money and good surroundings. Safety and hygiene for everyone was good
Lovely meal under the circumstances
Food good , not rushed to leave despite curfew. All very organised.
A really friendly professional Team. Service is excellent, always. Food is delicious, always, and the wine is wonderful. We love coming here, always a treat. Thank you to the Team who are coping so admirably in these difficult times.
We had an evening meal for two and found the place was fairly busy, but because it’s quite spacious social distancing was correctly observed. We had starters of Arancini balls and Calamari. The Calamri starter was a bigger portion than expected, so was a bit of a bonus, so we shared that. The Arancini balls were very tasty served with a tomato dip. Both were nicely made and very Tasty. For main I had one of the chicken escalopes (the one with prosciutto ham on it, this was a little served with herb potatoes and rocket. The dish was pretty good, only let down by the chicken itself which was a bit lacking in taste. My wife had the veggie salad, which was extremely good, again it was pretty substantial, but consisted of sun dried tomatoes, barley, avocado, goats cheese and roasted courgettes, I think had the better option. We had a beer and a Negroni cocktail, which my wife was keen on as its not often served in restaurants, I think she found it was very Strong, but was perhaps she started drinking it before we started eating. We has. Rum baba dessert (Which was rather small) with a coffee and an Affogato which was very good. All in the bill was £63, but the bigger bonus is that you get a 20% discount on your next visit with your receipt. Which we will definitely do as we really enjoyed our visit. Highly recommend this place.
Good quality food, cooked and presented well.
Service is friendly and efficient
Definitely the best breakfast I have tasted in a restaurant
Staff very efficient too.
Expensive for what it is . The drinks are especially expensive
Food was delicious as ever, fab waiter. No problems.
The re-opening of Carluccio’s in Reading was such good news as I’d heard that the Covid virus had resulted in permanent closure of the chain. Booking a table online was really straightforward and the restaurant was all geared up for safe dining, without being oppressively restrictive, and there was a good atmosphere, despite there being fewer people. Carluccio’s chefs once again produced excellent cuisine, brought to the table by friendly and helpful waiting staff. We were three very contented diners when we left the restaurant - welcome back Carluccio’s! 😷
Good food, pleasant staff and nice atmosphere. Located near the Abbey ruins
Excellent food, in a Covid secure environment, which was important to us. We had booked a table for early evening and we very much liked the quiet time before it would undoubtedly become busy later. We enjoyed 2 courses plus wine, and as a group of 3 we all chose different dishes and all rated them highly. Service was just right too.
We hope to visit again and would encourage others who love good food to visit too.
Excellent service and food. Really enjoyed the evening.
Very rushed arrived and the waiter made us order straight away, online it said there was pizzas and in the restaurant there wasn’t. starters came out very fast and tiny portion size. As soon as we took the last bite the waiter was taking our plates. Mains came out straight away too.
Glad the Reading Carluccios is back up and running again. Always enjoyed Carluccios but we always found the Reading one top of the pile. Already been twice since it reopened. Great value, great environment, friendly staff...perfecto!
Great dining experience in a safe and clean environment.
Nice lunch with work colleagues. Restaurant was very quiet so lots of space. Service good. I had the penne pasta which was a little greasy hence not the 5 review.
this is my second visit in 4 days, really pleased it's reopened as I go here with my friends and my mum alike
Delicious breakfast and coffee
Will visit again soon
So pleased to see Carluccio’s open again. Service and food was a a good as it always is
Luigi was absolutely fantastic! He has served us the three times we have been (last time being January and we are now in September) and he remembers us every time! He is friendly and funny and can’t do enough for us!
They only have two vegan main options on the menu but both are amazing and I will definitely be back again and again. The menu is extremely clearly labelled and the service is incredible.
Thank you for your feedback . Thank you for visiting us and sustain our restaurant. I am happy you had a lovely time. Andreea General Manager
Very nice , good yummy although thought drink prices quite high
Always delicious food and very friendly service. Great to go back again,
Convivial, reliable, friendly atmosphere Knowledgeable and experienced staff.
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The staff were so friendly and helpful, excellent service!
Thank you for your feedback . Thank you for visiting us and sustain our restaurant. Andreea
Great to be back, familiar staff great new range of choices on the fixed price menu and a relaxing couple of hours enjoying food and wine
Thank you for your feedback . Thank you for visiting us and sustain our restaurant. To more visits. Andreea General Manager.
Lovely helpful pleasant staff as always and great food apart from potatoes they probably were cooked the day before but the rest of the food was excellent
Thank you for your feedback . Thank you for visiting us and sustain our restaurant. Andreea General Manager
The same as ever, and the best Italian in Reading, even if the menu is a little reduced at the moment. We ate at 8 and by just after 9 the staff seemed a little over-anxious to close for the evening, so we felt a bit rushed.
Thank you for your feedback . Thank you for visiting us and sustain our restaurant. We did change a few thing to stay safe ,but hope this will still make you visit us. Andreea
Carluccio's - Reading offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0118 214 7089.
Carluccio's - Reading is rated 4.5 stars by 49 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.