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
Excellent genuine and original Italian food with great service. Car parking available for free in evenings in secure location. Bonus of a shop to buy a range of Italian food ingredients.
It was a nice experience overall, but I feel that there could be a more vegetable-forward choice of dishes on the menu.
Hi aks87, We appreciate you took your time reviewing us. Kind Regards Franco
We arrived early for our reservation as the concert we were at finished faster than expected. The staff were excellent at finding us a table early, and keeping us informed about the process, despite how busy the restaurant was. The food was delicious too. Thank you!
Delicious food and great service, reasonable pricing, overall a very pleasant experience. Will come back again definitely 😀
Met a friend here that I hadn’t seen in a while so we wanted somewhere we could catch up with good food. This fitted the bill perfectly. Delicious starters and mains and my friend enjoyed her red wine!
The seating arrangements could of been better. Not that comfortable
Hi OliviaF, Thanks you for your review, we really appreciate it. Kind Regards Franco
Food was delicious, we really enjoyed it. My husband would recommend the panettone bread and butter pudding!
Staff were friendly and helpful. Easy to book on open table.
Hi Gillian, We are glad you enjoyed your dining with us and we hope to see you soon here. Kind Regards Franco
Having eaten there for a number of years , before lockdown the food and service had gone down somewhat.
However , yesterday, thee food and service were back to their former high standard.
Hi Francis, Thanks you for your review. We are glad you enjyed our food. Kind Regards Franco
Although it was a quiet Tuesday night, the staff could not do enough for me. Our host was attentive but not crowding, and the food came out quickly, hot and was delicious. I was greeted as a person by a person, and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a romantic date location or a dinner with friends.
Hi Benjamin, Thank you for taking your time reviewing us and we are happy you enjoyed your night with us. Hope to see you soon. Kind Regards Franco
Early dinner at Carluccio's in Reading and the restaurant was not too busy (probably because it was bonfire night), so we were warmly welcomed and well served by attentive staff. the food came quickly and was up to the usual standards that has made Carluccio's such a regular haunt for us, particularly for occasions and celebrations. The specials menu was great with some very attractive choices. Our only sadness was that as a non milk/cream person, the dessert menu was very limited. I was disappointed that they had a wonderful selections of delicious Panettones on sale in the shop but not o the dessert menu!
We had a great reunion (5 x School Friends)
Had great Waitress- nothing was too much trouble.
The lack of 5 stars was the Minute Steaks. Had no flavour which was a shame.
The Calamari Starters and Puddings were great.
It was our first time here. Great food, and good menu, had a lovely time!
Although we love eating at Carlluccios just recently we’ve noticed some of the food isn’t as good as it used to be and the portions are noticeably smaller especially the chicken liver pate.
Hello, Thank you so much for your feedback! We have recently changed our plates so some dishes might look smaller due to the presentation but I can reassure you that the quantity is the same as we have been following the same recipe for many years. Kind regards, Augusto
Friendly and efficient service and lovely food. Good atmosphere. Family friendly.
Hello Ann, Thank you so much for your feedback! Kind regards, Augusto
Very attentive staff
Hello, Thank you so much for your feedback! Kind regards, Augusto
Good atmosphere, value and quality. Attentive service.
Hello Alfred, Thank you so much for your feedback! Kind regards, Augusto
Good dining out experience- not very busy on a Tuesday but good service, excellent Calamari shared starter follow by Pasta dishes - Ragu and Carbonara both excellent, plus good rose wine and profiteroles for desert a very enjoyable dining experience! Only just starting to eat out and Carluccios in Reading is a good one. Grazie!
Hello christopher, First of all thank you so much for your feedback! I will look into your suggestion, that's very kind of you! Looking forward to seeing you again Kindest regards, Augusto
Lovely food, great atmosphere and as always exactly what we expected.
Hello Mark, Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so happy to be able to always match your expectations! Kindest regards, Augusto
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
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 199 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.