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Carluccio's - Chichester, Chichester, West Sussex

Carluccio's - Chichester

3.2
3.2
464 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Here at Carluccio's, we’ve always been true to our Italian heritage and what food really means to us. The best ingredients, from the best regions, cooked with love.

Located in the entrance of Eastgate Square diners will be in the heart of West Sussex, making it an ideal spot to stop after seeing the sites on offer in this historical town.

We’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Sunday. Our menu also caters for vegetarians/vegans and those who are following a gluten-free diet.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 09:00–20:00 Fri, Sat 09:00–21:00 Sun 09:00–18:00
  • Phone number
    01243 979434
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Area
    Chichester
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Father's Day Set Menu

    £40.00 per person

    11 Jun - 16 Jun 2024
    We’ve created the perfect menu to make this Father’s Day one to remember. Enjoy two courses and a drink for £40 or three courses and a drink for £47.50. Available from the 11th - 16th June. View our set menu here: https://www.carluccios.com/fathers-day/
    Father's Day Set Menu photo

What 464 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.2
3.2 based on recent ratings
  • 3.2Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.1Ambience
  • 3.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chichester

    Most Booked

464 Reviews
  1. AnitaH

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very slow. Table booked 12.30pm & we didn't get serv3d for 45mins. The restaurant was quiet, no need for the substantial gaps.

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  2. AdrianW

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for lunch to celebrate our son’s birthday. Service was excellent… the “Birthday Boy “ was treated to a complimentary glass of prosecco, and his dessert came with a candle. Food was OK.. my only gripe is that, sitting close to the open kitchen, I was aware that two of our mains sat on the pass for a good few minutes waiting for the third to join them. This was disappointing as the restaurant was not very busy. Still had a nice time… would be happy to return.

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  3. BrianD

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The ambience of this restaurant does not live up to the Caluccios reputation.  Food quality was quite poor

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  4. DbeeR

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They had run out of many things on the menu. As they were so busy the day before. Used our 50% off main meal voucher

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  5. Boodles

    West Sussex

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a table booked for Mothers' Day for 2pm so we arrived 5 minutes early. We were seated quickly. At 2.20pm we had to ask for someone to take our drinks order so we placed our food order at the same time. By 2.35pm we still hadn't received our drinks so we stopped someone to ask where they were - they turned up shortly thereafter but were incorrect - not a big deal in itself. By 2.45 we still had not received our meals so we asked someone if the orders had definitely gone through and were told they were being prepared. I think the staff were a bit overwhelmed by how busy they were - it was a very busy restaurant which is great, but I don't think they could cope.

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  6. DavidM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    A disappointing Mother’s Day experience. Waited one and a half hours for the main course. The food when it arrived was of poor quality. My ragu was watery, tasteless and contained very little beef. My wife and daughter were similarly disappointed with their meals.

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  7. AndyB

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Mother’s Day breakfast experience , friendly efficient staff

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  8. BrianW

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Generally a good experience and food was okay, Service levels were acceptable and cost what we expected.

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  9. SheilaS

    London

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food we had was delicious. However, we were told initially that the starter of mushroom soup was unavailable and that there were no fries either. I ordered lasagna, the waitress returned and said "there was no lasagna"! Quite disappointing. The waitress was very apologetic.

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  10. Aardvark

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff were lovely, if a little distracted. But a dessert menu with seven items on it, three of which are unavailable? The mains were very good, but it would have been nice to have something to follow. Instead we had to go to a coffee shop. Delivery issues are all well and good, but surely if you have a good chef they can make a dessert from ingredients available at a supermarket, they don't have to have the dessert delivered from somewhere else and just warm it up? That's just lazy catering.

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  11. debbies

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to Carluccio's Sunday lunchtime with friends and were all disappointed with the quality of the food and the amount of items unavailable. I gave up on ordering a dessert as my first 5 choices were all unavailable. We all thought the food portion sizes were small for the money we were paying and food appeared to have been re-heated as it is cold in places and hot in others. The bread basket we ordered as a starter was definitely not worth the money we paid for it. We have all eaten in various Carluccio's before but this left us all disappointed.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointing, almost empty, food not good. Pasta not cooked properly, lasagne dry and unappetising, had to ask for extra sauce.

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  13. Dougie

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and efficient, friendly service. We will go again.

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  14. CarolineC

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the three main courses - a pasta dish was cold around the edges. I had noticed it sitting waiting to be served for around 5 minutes while the other two were prepared. It was sent back and replaced. We did get a 20%reduction but we would have preferred to all have eaten at the same time.

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  15. Carley

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always enjoy Carluccios for family meals - we have been coming here since the children were small. I now bring my grandchildren all in their late teens & we will continue coming. Welcoming, friendly , helpful reasonably priced just a nice place to be.

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  16. Bon5

    West Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Theres was at least 6 dishes unavailable including lasagne which I was shocked about as I was under the impression it was all cooked fresh,obviously not if its run out, we then opted for the set menu which was fairly good value, the bruchetta was basically a dish of tomatoes, tomatoes were cold from fridge, not even room temperature. A very basic starter I definitely wouldn't have again, but we only had a choice if two starter as the soup was off the menu, again if food is made on the premises why are you running out of it? Main meal was nice but had to add fries because portion size is quite small, I had cannoli for dessert which was very small and didn't taste or look very fresh to me. Service however was excellent especially as the young man who served us seemed to be the only server. I dont think I will be rushing back. Food is quite pricey and portion size is small and food is not as good as it used to be. Shame.

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  17. Wilbo

    Hampshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I booked a table for a friend’s birthday at 6:30pm I received a confirmation email and text reminder asking me to confirm we were still coming which I did. However approximately 2hours before the booking I received a call to say that they shut at 6pm on weekdays. When I asked why they took my booking for 6.30pm she said yeah, that still needs fixing… and finished the call by saying have a lovely evening, even though she had effectively just cancelled my lovely evening. I then had to try to find somewhere who has a gluten free menu in the same location. Thankfully the giggling squid was available and we had amazing food, I won't bother with carluccios again.

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  18. York

    West Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The service could have been better as there was enough staff for the number of customers. Not as inviting as other Carluccios I've been to, so a little disappointing for this visit.

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  19. Ladysee

    West Sussex

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Visited for a meal before going to the theatre and had a voucher. Service was excellent, quickly seated and they waitress dealt well with my friends allergies. Food and drinks arrived in great time and were good quality, well presented and good sized portions. The only things that slightly marred our experience was the very shouty chef. I don't know if he was having a bad day but he was extremely loud and clearly being quite rude to his colleagues. Maybe he thought he was Gordon Ramsay or something but it was unnecessary and we found it interrupting our conversation as it was hard to ignore. Otherwise a very pleasant meal.

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  20. Simonh

    West Sussex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Cold and poorly lit would be my issue. Couldn’t wait to leave and warm up. Food and service were very good however.

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  21. JayneS

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We made the booking because of the half price mains offer but everything else seemed to have had a price hike to compensate. A glass of wine was a tenner and puddings were 8 quid which I thought was quite pricey for Carluccios

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  22. KennethL

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food hot well presented ample portions excellent service not rushed Overall a very pleasant experience

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  23. Kerry

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely pre-theatre birthday treat for my friends

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  24. Brucew

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Party of two, both pasta dishes were delicious and well prepared by the chef of the evening. Service was friendly , efficient and professional. Good comfortable seating and hearty food for cold winters evening.

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  25. TimothyS

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was absolutely freezing. When we asked the Team Leader she said that it did not work at the end of the restaurant we were sitting in. Maybe that is why Brasserie Blanc next door was packed and Carluccions had 3 tables in on a Saturday night!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately we did not have a good experience at Carluccios in Chichester. The waitresses did their best however the food was poor and well overpriced for the quality. One of our friends had to send their food back twice and then didn’t eat in the end. Such a shame.

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  27. JoeL

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice restaurant in a nice part of town, service was great and the food came at good times. Friendly staff so all round nice experience.

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  28. KimL

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very tasty and well presented. Staff very efficient.

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  29. Gilly

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Carluccios in Chichester. Bread and olives to start were great and plentiful. The seafood risotto was excellent. We will be back and our waitress, Eva, provided excellent service, friendly, efficient and knowledgeable- nothing was too much trouble - we asked her if the mock tail ordered could be tweaked by replacing the sparkling water with still water - no issue and Eva sorted this out for us.

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  30. India2015

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was empty. A lot of the items were not available. When parmesan cheese was offered there was hardly any in the bowl and we were told they had no more!! An Italian restaurant with no parmesan cheese! We really had the feeling that they were winding down.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    On arrival we found the restaurant empty and were told that it was just closing, even though we had a confirmed booking at our arrival time of 5pm. The restaurant manager apologised for the error and then showed us to a table, she explained a problem with the booking system taking bookings right up to the closing time. We ordered but it was clear from the dialogue we overheard from the open kitchen that the chef was not happy that he had to reopen the kitchen, this made us feel uncomfortable. The food was OK but nothing special, some over seasoned and some overcooked, and all not well presented. The front of house team were very pleasant and accommodating and provided very good service. This was not a visit to remember but also not representative of previous visits to the restaurant, which are usually pleasurable.

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  32. FelicityH

    West Sussex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Other visits to Carluccio's have been fine but on New Year's Eve the food took a long time to arrive and was not good when it did. My steak and chips were fine but one friend had to return the overcooked, soggy garlic potatoes and another had to ask for a spoon to eat her risotto which had far too much liquid in it. The waiting staff did their best and we left them a tip but there were clearly huge problems in the kitchen.

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  33. JohnH

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A good choice of nice Italian meals. But I felt it was a little on the pricey side, considering the seating was not so comfortable and the ambiance was ordinary. The service was timely and efficient and deserved the tip I left.

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  34. LouisY

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was fine and the waitress was polite and understanding. The food, however, was awful. We left after returning our main course, never to return.

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  35. AndreaL

    West Sussex

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    One of the worst restaurants I have been to in a long time. Dirty cutlery, dirty glasses, waitress couldn’t get the order right, one of our party didn’t get their starter despite concerted efforts. Overly salty food. My only advice is to avoid this restaurant at all costs. Carluccio would be turning in his grave if he had eaten the food we had yesterday.

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  36. LouiseH

    West Sussex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a reservation for 4 people at 5pm. We were early and were welcomed into an empty restaurant. We were immediately advised that a couple of the food choices were not available which was fair enough. We ordered a bottle of wine which arrived unchilled so we had to ask for ice to go into the wine. We made our food selections only to be told minutes later that 2 of the selections were unavailable. The food arrived and was pleasant enough. We all chose ice cream as a dessert. Moments later the waitress was back with one very tiny portion of vanilla ice cream and we were told that there was no more vanilla so more changes to our selection were needed. During the evening we used the toilets which were filthy including paper on the floor. All together a very poor experience. I had booked the restaurant and did not want to spoil the atmosphere for our friends by complaining. But I deeply regret this decision. We have visited a couple of other restaurants in the chain and had an excellent experience. The Chichester branch seriously needs to pull its socks up!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Many menu items not available due to delivery issues. Understand delivery issues are unavoidable but poor communication about menu choices. Food was bland and disappointing.

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  38. Dave

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an excellent venue for a meal with friends. Quality of food and professionalism of staff consistently to a high standard.

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  39. Nicky

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love the signature dish and had been really looking forward to this meal (Penne Giardiniera) but unfortunately they didn’t have it. Quite a few other choices were off the menu too. Suggest you check before you go to avoid disappointment. Lovely food in general though.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely visit to Carluccio’s this past Saturday. We had booked a table for midday, but were very early. This didn’t cause a problem at all, and we were able to take our pick of seats. Our orders were taken reasonably quickly. We were served mainly by Lily, who went above and beyond on more than one occasion. She was very helpful in allowing my children to have cucumber and carrots alongside an adult starter, and she also noticed that they were getting hungry pretty quickly, and made sure they had those as soon as possible. Unfortunately there was some confusion with all the meals arriving at different times. This didn’t worry us at all, but despite this Lily gave us a discount by way of apology. We all felt the food was lovely, and the calamari starter was incredibly generous in size. My only criticism would be that it was very cold in the restaurant, this could’ve been from the draft of the door opening and closing, but the decor itself feels quite stark. We will be back!

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FAQs

Carluccio's - Chichester does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. Carluccio's - Chichester also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01243 979434.

Carluccio's - Chichester is rated 3.2 stars by 464 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Carluccio's - Chichester

2 Eastgate Square, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1ED

Additional information

  • Area
    Chichester
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 09:00–20:00 Fri, Sat 09:00–21:00 Sun 09:00–18:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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