Carluccio's - Chichester

4.2
120 reviews
£25 and under
Italian

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Casual
Welcome to Carluccio’s Italian restaurant in Chichester. 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, 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 Chichester today!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 120 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2based on recent ratings
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food
4.3
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3.9
ambience
3.9
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ColinG
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good service. Tasty food. Ambiance lacking. Some items not available.

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DudleyC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

A pleasant evening with good food and excellent service. This is a nice open plan restaurant and is perfect for an informal meal.

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Yyyyy
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

An excellent relaxed supper after the cinema. Thank you

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KimM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Have not been here since it reopened-nice to see all the old favourites back-very nice meal and not too busy-will be back

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LynP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Carluccio’s Chichester is a really fun place to eat. The staff are excellent and friendly and the food is varied and reliable.

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do yourself a favor and visit this lovely restaurant in Chichester. The service is unmatched. The staff truly cares about your experience. The food is absolutely amazing – everything we tasted melted in other mouths. Absolutely the best meal we’ve had in a while. Highly recommend!

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HughV
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice to be back in Carluccio's. As ever, staff were very friendly and the food very good.

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AllysonB
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious breakfast and great service. Good selection of choices

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MaryH
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great service and very kind, helpful staff. Will definitely visit again when next in Chichester!

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AnneM
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible food, terrible service. I won't be going there again

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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Lucinderjm
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I have been to carluccio’s before and had a wonderful experience however, this time was completely different, waitress flinging her hair around when handling food!! No communication between staff for tables!! And the food presentation wasn’t the greatest! And no exciting taste to the risotto I had! Won’t be going back for a while…..

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BillR
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

We arrived expecting the historic quality of the Carluccio Brand and experience. Not so, I’m afraid, it was very disappointing. At 10 am on a Sunday morning, there was no signature Pancetta nor indeed Bacon alternative and then, disappointed again, with no Orange juice available. Coffee was good and waiting staff attentive but being out of basic ingredients , so early on a weekend day, shouldn’t happen.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was great to be back in a restaurant. Service was great

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Natasha
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely servers, fast service, tasty and good value good that caters to all dietary needs

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SarahP
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was delicious but unfortunately we had a compromised experience due to the service.
Our waitress took the order. I confirmed twice I wanted 2 small portions of calamari.
When the food came out, it was a nice surprise to have to nice, big portions.
However, I did check a third time this was the small portion and she confirmed it was.
We are, the bill came and it was £27. After talks with an additional waitress, the supervisor I believe, we had been given two large portions and charged for them.
We got refunded the difference in price between small and large portions.
However, this took over 15 minutes and the supervisors feedback was that our waitress was new and young so she’s not very good.
Not ideal.
I will say again the food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The place has really gone downhill. The food is not like it one was and the Chichester branch was always our favourite for quality, service and ambience. Sorry - we won’t be back.

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ValerieB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a very good experience - would recommend and will come again

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acrossthepond
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We did not feel crowded indoors, tables well spaced. Staff very welcoming and we fe,t valued as customers.

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JudeS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely to catch up with friends - we all really enjoyed our food and the service was friendly and efficient. Well done, great to see you open again!

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SheilaC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

What a treat to return to Carluccios after such a long time! Easy to book online and no trouble being booked in. We had a good table not close to others. The menu was extensive with great choices. We both had penne Veganesca, not because we are vegans but because it sounded, and was, delicious! My friend had lovely coffee and I had Sicilian lemonade, always beautifully fresh and tangy.

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JuliaM
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Food fine when it eventually turned up, how can an antipasti take 1/2 an hour , it’s cold ,!!!! very small portion, main course took another 1/2 hour a Minute steak ( the name says it all) , very cold , service friendly but slow as there was only 10 people in the restaurant

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TomM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Manager went out of his way to make sure allergies were safely catered for. Great service, great food. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!

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RogerB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining in the rain! Excellent service. Well done.!

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ClaireB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service - the staff are brilliant

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NealH
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely authentic Italian food, nice to sit outside and watch world go by, good service

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EvieG
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always at Carluccio’s Chichester - excellent service, great food, well presented and very enjoyable.
In these very difficult COVID times - brilliant all round.

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PippaP
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely freezing as was outdoor dining but the service was excellent and food delicious

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Margot
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The sun may have been shining and there wasn't a cloud in the sky, but the North easterly wind made dining anywhere in the open air this weekend a challenging
experience. All the same, we were appropriately layered, and with the help of a very warm welcome from the charming and considerate front of house team at Carluccios, we soon forgot the whistling wind.
The food was delicious - crispy calamari and bread basket to start, followed by seafood linguine and pappardelle ragu. We watched the world go by and pretended we were in a Roman plaza.
Thank you Carluccios. Your team is a credit to you. We'll be back soon!

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ChristineH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Wanted breakfast ! Told no egg's, most of breakfast menu based! Staff not allowed to buy any !
Staff pleasant.

Disgusting manager didn't buy local!!!

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RockyRos
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Unfortunately this visit to carluccios was disappointing! I realise it's still early days since reopening and outside eating isn't predictable weather wise but perhaps priority could be given to customers sitting in the shade as hot food goes cold very quickly! No one came back to us for our desert choice so we paid and left without even having coffee - not the usual standard!!

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BaronN
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All ok, very helpful staff. Well organised under the circumstances. Pity lunchtime menu not available as it was very expensive for a lunchtime meal.

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VixQ
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be sat outside in the sun watching the world go by! Great lunch with friends, will come back x

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Kilemo
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Despite the wind, it was a very pleasant lunch! Service was excellent and our toddler was treated so well. Food was fantastic as always. We have missed our trips to Carluccios!

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Surfergirl
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The service was great and it was nice to be served in a Restaurant. Our drinks came out after our dinner was served, which was a shame, because it did mean that we’re sitting for a bit with no food or drink. I think you may have been short of staff.

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VittoriaC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great evening with good food and speedy service. Would recommend

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PaulB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Unfortunately due to restrictions we sat outside but we were directed to the furthest away table in the shade. Cold and drafty.

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KARENC
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Friday lunchtime. Booked a table on line. Staff were very professional, pleasant and helpful. The manager was very good and was aware of everything that was going on. COVID procedures were excellent. Tables were sanitised in between people, even when people just decided to sit down at a table without waiting to be seated! Food and service were good. Plenty of outside seating area. Always love Carluccio’s and this is no exception.

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice service

FAQs

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

Carluccio's - Chichester is rated 4.2 stars by 120 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 bookings at the moment.