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
Carluccios has a good reputation but was not able to fully live up to it on this occasion. Whilst the food was OK it was not up to the standard I had been led to expect. The ambiance was fine but the staff seemed rushed which helped take the edge off our experience.
I hope the restaurant can regain the levels of performance that gained its reputation but, on this showing, there's a significant gap to be bridged.
Hello Konrad, First of all thank you for your feedback. We take every comment very seriously as we are always looking to improve to provide the best service and experience possible. It saddens me to read this and rest assured I will look into this matter closely to prevent it from happening again. Kind regards, Augusto
We had a lovely meal at Carluccio's Reading on Sunday. We ate at 3:30pm so the restaurant was not very busy but the atmosphere was still good and the staff very attentive.
We had the set lunch for £12.50 and the choice was great and the food delicious. I love the fact that they offer interesting and a little different vegetarian dishes
Great place for brunch. Staff were very good. Food very tasty.
Hi LeeL, We are happy you enjoyed your brunch with us. Hope to see you soon. Kind Regards Franco
Couple of the starters seemed quite salty. Staff were very friendly and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble after ordering a second bottle of wine and realising we were too full up to drink anymore, after one small glass the wine was returned and a charge for a small was deducted instead of the whole bottle, manager was very accommodating. We will definitely come back with friends and family again. Highly recommended. :)
Hello Shelley, Thank you so much for your amazing feedback. I remember this specific situation, you came to dine with your husband and daughter! Such a lovely family to welcome in our restaurant! I am truly happy that you had a good time and we are looking forward to seeing you all again! Kindest regards, Augusto
The food was very good, although pricey. The service was patchy as the venue was being prepared for an evening event. Background music was too loud.
Hello Justine, Thank you for your feedback. Music was loud due to the fact that our restaurant was booked for a private event and they had asked us to higher the level slightly as they were all talking. We are sorry about that. Kind regards, Augusto
Great food. Great service. Reliably excellent. Always enjoy it here.
Hello Steve, Thank you so much for your amazing feedback. Looking forward to seeing you again in Carluccio's! Kind regards, Augusto
The calamari was awful and wouldn’t be rushing back, the servers don’t even get their tip on card
Hello Charlie, Thank you for your feedback. Kind regards, Augusto
Lovely Lunch- staff friendly and efficient- menu varied and seasonal set menu offer was excellent. Really relaxing afternoon with great food and really competitive prices. Recommend
We ate outside and had one course. Everyone agreed our meal was very good and all the staff were very friendly and helpful.
First Carluccio breakfast and it didn't disappoint - fab cooked breakfasts, freshly squeezed orange juice and creamy cappuccinos - yum. Will defo return soon to try the chocolate pancakes!
Hi Sharon, We are glad you enjoyed your breakfast with us! See you soon! Kind Regards Franco
It was a birthday lunch and get together
Hello, Thank you for your feedback! Hopefully see you again soon! Kind regards, Augusto
Stunning food and service!! Glad to be back
Hello, Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you are back as well! Kind regards, Augusto
Good value for great food and friendly staff
Hi, Thank you very much, we are glad you enjoyed our food and service. Hope to see you soon. Thanks Franco
great food, good location with really good fast service.
Hi JonM, We are happy you had a good experience while dining with us. Hope to see you soon. Thanks Franco
Great service from the team, food was a little lacklustre.
Hi there, Thank you for your feedback and visit on the 18th of August. We are sad that the food we cook with so much passion did not impressed you. I hope you did mention on the day as we are always open to suggestions as we are here to create a great experience for you every time. Kind regards, Andrea
Simply delicious - new menu has some lovely dishes on. Very good value, excellent service, staff are just wonderful.
Hello Roper, Thank you for your amazing feedback! I am very blessed to be working with such amazing people and I am really happy that you can appreciate as much as I can! We are really excited about our new menu as well!! I really hope to see you soon! Kind regards, Augusto
The vegan and vegetarian breakfasts are lovely and the staff are very friendly and attentive. Great seating area outside.
Hello Dunk, Thank you for your lovely feedback! I will make sure to let everyone know! Kind regards, Augusto
Food was excellent and the ambience very nice. We sat outdoors and the service was excellent. Had a good time, thank you Carluccios.
Hello, Thank you for your lovely feedback! We can't wait to welcome you again into our restaurant! Kind regards, Augusto
previous week, didn't notice any music background, much quieter, which we preferred - this week music was too obvious!, but still great food, lovely staff, excellent food
Hello Michael, Thank you for your feedback! We will make sure to keep the music a little lower. Please do not hesitate to let us know on the day as well as our customer's satisfaction is our own! Kind regards, Augusto
Fake Italian restaurant, staff was nice but despite using probably Italian's ingredients really not an Italian restaurant
Hello Olga, Thank you for your feedback, I can ensure you that our products are 100% authentic and we are always willing to improve. Our main focus is to always ensure the happiness of our customers. Kind regards, Augusto
Visited for the first time. We had a nice meal, service was good and reasonably priced. Would definitely go there again.
Hi Tracy, We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you soon. Kind Regards Augusto
First time at the restaurant, is now probably one of my favourite spots in Reading, the food is delicious!!! And the service is outstanding, Victoria is by far one of the nicest people we’ve met my kids adored her she made sure we had a great dining experience. Will 100% come back again.
Hi, We really appreciate you enjoyed your dining. We always focus to give our guests the best experience. See you soon. Kind Regards Augusto
We have always had great experience at carluccios which is why we keep coming back. Food is delicious, waiters are friendly and attentive and lovely ambience.
Hi BeckyS, We really appreciated your lovely feedback. Hope to see you soon. Thanks Andreea
No wonder we keep coming back, delicious food, wonderful friendly attentive staff, lots of choice. Service is superb.
Hi Roper, Thank you for your lovely feedback. See you soon . Andrea
Booked at 1745, went to order at 1755, they said they couldn't do the set menu which finished at 1800
Bread was stale.
Ragu was watery!
Drinks the didn't do the discount deal, had to raise this with them.
Veey rude staff, made to feel ver unwelcome
Dessert tiny portions and all good very overpriced.
Would not recommend.
A relaxed and enjoyable lunch.
Thank you for the lovely feedback. Andrea
Brilliant and very tasty breakfast! Lovely to speak to the chef on how some of the food was cooked as the spinach and courgettes were divine. Great value for money!
Hi Poonam, Thank you for your lovely feedback. See you soon . Andrea
Good place. Will go back. Nice food and a good price for what we ordered.
Hi Ashleigh, Thank you for your feedback. Hope to see you soon. Andrea
The Waitress who served us was lovely! Very happy and friendly. Along with the delicious food, it made for a good experience.
Hi TIMo, We are so happy to see that you had a nice experience in Carluccios Reading. See you soon. Andrea
Overall we had a nice time. Not too pleased about the price as it does not reflect the quality of the drinks. Bottle of wine was ridiculously overpriced and it put a downer on the whole experience. Cocktails were too small for the price. Excellent food and service though. Decent atmosphere. Would come again without ordering any wine or cocktails.
Hi there, Thank you for your feedback, We are happy that your experience went well. Andrea
I highly recommend this place, staff very nice and food very delicious.
Carluccios is always reliable; although the new owners have taken things like the platters off the menu which is a big mistake
Hi thomo26, Thank you for your feedback. Hopefully in the nearer future will have the sharing platters back. Andrea
Exactly what we needed - dining al fresco with fabulous food and cocktails! Excited to return!
My daughter and I both had the Veganese and really enjoyed it. My son had the Salad Nicoise and also enjoyed it but felt the tuna steak was a bit small. The service was prompt and friendly. I’ve been to this Carluccios before and not enjoyed the food, but on this occasion it was very good, so I’d go again.
Always good food and good value , very attentive staff
Great service, delicious food, lovely setting in a quieter and prettier part of the town centre. One of my favourites.
Really lovely vegetarian breakfast, friendly non-intrusive staff and - on a weekend morning - a pleasant, open location (nice outdoor seating area) and relaxed atmosphere.
Good food and very nice service would go again and again kids loved it
Fresh tasty pasta, could tell it was made fresh
Overall the staff were helpful and the atmosphere was positive. To eat we had a starter, main and a side each. The starter tasted fresh and well flavoured but the main course let down the meal unfortunately. Both mains didn't taste fresh and had questionably be frozen. The side of which was a salad was really the best bit. Having visited other Carluccio's this one disappointed.
Carluccio's - Reading offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0118 214 7089.
Carluccio's - Reading is rated 4.2 stars by 180 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.