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Carluccio's - Portsmouth, Portsmouth,

Carluccio's - Portsmouth

4.3
4.3
802 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Welcome to Carluccio’s Italian restaurant in Portsmouth, within Gunwharf Quays.

Our outdoor terrace offers stunning views of the harbour. Among other things, this makes us the perfect restaurant to relax after exploring the local shops.

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 Portsmouth today!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 09:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 09:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    023 9283 3787

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Portsmouth

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Public Transit

    Portsmouth Harbour Station, Portsmouth Bus Station, Isle of Wight ferry port, Gosport ferry

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 802 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hampshire

    Most Booked

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  1. ML

    MaryL

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed another excellent meal at Carluccio's in Gunwharf Quays on Friday evening. We were looked after throughout by charming waiter Bruno. The food was absolutely delicious as was the wine we chose. The only small disappointment was that the lamb rump dish wasn't available . Bruno checked on our table from time to time and was able to make a nice adjustment to my starter and also gave advice on the wine to have as well. All in all, a great evening!
  2. C

    Caza

    Hampshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service is normally good but on this occasion it was very poor, unfriendly/cold and extremely slow. They forgot to serve the olives which we ordered as a starter to share and when our mains eventually arrived my meal was luke warm. It was reheated but the waitresses apology was very half hearted.
  3. DM

    DMBP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Unfortunately the day we visited the head chef had been taken I’ll, this caused the good quality to be less than expected. This was dealt with proactively by the staff and the device was good. Sadly it is inescapable that the food was not of the standard expected.
  4. MF

    MarkF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, it's so nice the staff are all very friendly the food is delicious, I'm looking forward to our next visit.
  5. AB

    AidaB

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go to Carluccio’s often as we live nearby and we find them constantly very good in ever way. The food is always constantly good and staff very friendly.
  6. PK

    PatrickK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carluccio's next to the water, what's not to like.
  7. CR

    ChristopherR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The mushroom soup had outstanding flavours. 10/10 The lasagne was delicious, although my wife says mine is better (they are different) 10/10 The profiterole with ice cream and chocolate sauce was OK but I would have preferred the Lemoncello tart (all gone) 7/10. Peroni beer and Montpulciano red wine were good, but why place these on the L/h side of the guest when correct practice is r/h. We would eat there again, one of the better places to eat at Gunwharf, in our opinion. We sat outside on a lovely summer evening, no wind.
  8. SD

    SarahD

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely meal, cheery service. Would definitely revist
  9. S

    Stackiles

    Devon

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Instead of cooking we spontaneously decided to come out. We haven’t been here for a few years, but we would come back sooner now! The staff were really lovely, service was slow but we think they were just short staffed! We had a large calamari to share to start with, then tuna steak salad and ravioli. All very nice and a decent portion!
  10. c

    colinb

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    I booked Carluccio's for our 48th Wedding anniversary as we both love the flavour of Italy. The booking process was 1st class with reminder etc. Welcome on arrival pleasant. My wife thought the ambiance lacked any Italian theme but I had no issue. We both thought the outside seating area was much superior but it was raining. The starters were average at best and the main meal poor. I had Lasagne was well cooked but lacked meat!! My wife had Seafood linguine that had 3 prawns and 6 mussels but two were inedible. She had runs this morning. !! It was very disappointing a I have said "Italian food is best". The wine though pricey was excellent. The young lad who dealt with us in the main seemed to have had a personality transplant but was not unpleasant. On the other hand the young lady dealing with our final bill etc was fab. Unfortunately, whilst I accept you are part of a chain I could not recommend you to anyone. Shame.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a gorgeous restaurant and food was incredible,
  12. JM

    JayM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Always lovely food and a nice outlook over the boats and the tower
  13. FW

    FionaW

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came back after a bad experience last year with our meal compliments of the manager and we weren't disappointed. Service was attentive and friendly with all the little details considered. Small cutlery for children, flexible service for courses coming out as we needed them and activities for kids while they wait. The food was excellent too, thoroughly enjoyable.
  14. PH

    PeterH

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Quality of food is not as good as it was in the past. My wife and I were a little disappointed. Drinks are becoming too pricey.
  15. v

    victoriag

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Requested a table in the sun which we enjoyed. Food and wine were all delicious and service was attentive. Its a favourite of ours.
  16. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Poor all round. Food came out at the same time as the drinks, less than 5 minutes after being ordered. I would therefore question if it is cooked to order or just microwaved. Disappointed by an Italian restaurant which does not offer pizza. Strange!
  17. A

    Anniev

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Natalie was lovely and so efficient, constantly checking on us without intruding . Food great and wine good , what more can you ask
  18. L

    Lorraine

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    A lunchtime visit - generally a fair experience. My companion & I were unable to have our choices of wine & it was a bit of a struggle to find suitable alternatives. Thought the choices of the set menu were unexciting so we opted for the al la carte. The food although ok was a bit miserly and average quality.
  19. ML

    MaryL

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a fabulous early evening meal at Carluccio's yesterday as part of my birthday celebration. We usually have Montepulciano wine but this wasn't available so we had the house red and white wine instead. Both were excellent choices. All of our meals were delicious. I had the caponata as a starter. I'm not keen on goats cheese they kindly changed the base of the starter to toasted sourdough instead for me. All of our main courses were delicious - the rump of lamb was cooked to everyone's liking! All round an excellent meal - and a special mention must go to our lovely waitress Wauren wo was efficient and friendly throughout.
  20. HS

    HannahS

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    It’s a shame that one of the managers in training needs to practice her customer service skills. But the Actual manager was good!
  21. K

    Kitshoz

    Lancashire

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Slow service but pleasant. Probably needed more staff on. Steak was over cooked but they changed it. Lamb rump was good.
  22. TH

    TeriH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service was amazing & the restaurant is very cosy, with lovely views from outside garden. Unfortunately my food wasn’t enjoyable at all, focaccia was very oily and tasteless, no herbs so no flavours at all, they discontinued the vegan milanese, which was the main reason for us to book the table & the only other vegan option was vegan spaghetti - horrible taste, to many overpowering warm olives, but nothing else really. Not enjoyable at all, it tasted like something you would cook yourself at home if you didn’t have many ingredients & time! My partner’s food was much better though & he did enjoy his calamari and sea food linguine, but it’s a shame they removed the best vegan dish & replaced it with a horrible pasta! We probably won’t be coming back
  23. RD

    RupertD

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A great experience, friendly and helpful staff. Thank you.
  24. SC

    SallyC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I had the chicken salad. Very disappointing. Mainly greenery, a few extremely thin slices of avocado, about 6 thin pieces of chicken the size of a 50p piece. What was described as pancetta closely resembled streaky bacon cooked to a frazzle. Come on Carluccio's. You can do better than this!
  25. TP

    TerryP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    All set up ready for 8 of us when we arrived, very attentive staff. Good service at the table. Food served when hot and good portion to suit.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A nice place to eat and nice atmosphere
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A good relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a good meal with good company- we met up for first time in over 50 years a thoroughly nice time
  28. IA

    IanA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great location, nice atmosphere and really friendly service, can’t fault the quality of the food but it is a little pricey
  29. JG

    JoeG

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality dishes and really attentive service.
  30. N

    Nicky

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress was lovely - Wauren - menu didn’t set us on fire but what we had was tasty
  31. KF

    KevinF

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Tried a starter and main from the Specials supplement. Did not enjoy them as much this time, not up to the usual high standards. More to do with my menu choices this time. The service was excellent as usual here.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was simply superb. From the table location to the lovely waitress to the food. We stayed several hours just enjoying our afternoon. It was perfect in every way.
  33. B

    Brian

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Whilst the food was nicely presented, it was lukewarm at best. We would have mentioned this but we had guests and didn’t want to embarrass them.
  34. PF

    PeterF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    I`m sure Carluccio`s is very popular but when combined with poor service a waitress with a bad attitude, very little choice in Beers then I`m sorry but I`ll take my custom elsewhere, in todays market there is plenty of establishments who are keen to have business.
  35. B

    Bikini

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Perfect for family celebrations, book a window seat and enjoy great service. Dined on a very rainy day with great food, great service and great views
  36. K

    Karol

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Food not of a good quality at all. Both 1st and 2nd course.
  37. FJ

    FJane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable experience. The food was lovely. The staff were very friendly and made pleasant conversation.
  38. S

    Steve

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, our first visit to Carluccio’s and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Our waiter was extremely attentive. The food was gorgeous, flavoursome and hot (temperature). We are booking up again to take friends.
  39. d

    davidh

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    we have eaten is this restaurant on a number of occassions and it is normally pretty good. unfortunately last night was not and the food quality was poor. I had a hair in my main course and one of my guests potatoes were burnt.
  40. MC

    MarkC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasant lunch on a Sunday afternoon at Gunwharf

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Carluccio's - Portsmouth does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. Carluccio's - Portsmouth also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 023 9283 3787.

Carluccio's - Portsmouth is rated 4.3 stars by 802 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Carluccio's - Portsmouth

Unit R20 Blake House Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth, PO1 3TZ

Additional information

  • Area

    Portsmouth

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 09:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 09:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Public Transit

    Portsmouth Harbour Station, Portsmouth Bus Station, Isle of Wight ferry port, Gosport ferry

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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