Carluccio's - Stratford Upon Avon

4.2
197 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Welcome to Carluccio’s Italian restaurant situated on the waterside in Stratford upon Avon. The restaurant is conveniently located near all the famous sights with stunning views across the River Avon. Therefore customers are only a few minute’s walk from Shakespeare’s birthplace and both the Swan Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company. Why not come and grab a pre-theatre meal or sit down after a day of sight seeing? 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 Carluccio’s Stratford Upon Avon today!
What 197 People Are Saying
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Kate
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I simply can’t fault carluccios in Stratford - great food, great service, great atmosphere

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SusanS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff always friendly, welcoming and accommodating. You know what you are going to get when you order, good wine and great atmosphere.

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LeoM
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

20 minutes at a table without service ~ and only then because I went to fetch someone. My meal was just about hot enough - but the spinach side dish was almost cold. I returned it as by the time someone had come to check on me I had almost finished the main course. This is not the first time I have had an issue with food temperature and there’s an incredibly simple fix ~ just ensure hot food in served on hot plates! Overall, my evening meal experience was spoilt and Carluccio's have not responded to a complaint I made online.

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Grumps
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Even though it was busy the service and food was to Carluccio's good standard.

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janel
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

welcoming, friendly, professional staff that make this place a great place for lunch or dinner

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AnnetteM
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff Jasmine and Dee were outstanding two of the best waitresses I have ever know. The evening was a special birthday celebration and it was so lovely because of them.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience4

First of all we were NOT given the choice of the two course set meal so we thought it was not available but after the billboard in the front of the shop indicated it WAS.
Draught Peroni was NOT available and was explained to me that the barrel had run out but I think it was to stop any more barrels being opened because of imminent lockdown so I did NOT have a drink.
The food was a bad choice by both of us having the same. paying full price for poor fair, tomato Bruschetta was ONE slice of bread with loads of little tomatoes. NOT exactly like their menu picture.
The main course was seafood linguini which was tepid and not exactly loaded with seafood either.
After our previous visit where we had an excellent two course set meal we were seriously disappointed with this after paying full price from the full menu.
I didn't complain at the time. I complain with my feet.

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StephanieB
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So relieved we still have this wonderful restaurant in Stratford but you really should sell Ferrari by the glass 😉🍾🥂

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Graham
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A really lovely meal with excellent service . Team gave a really genuine feeling of welcome .
Will be back !!!

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JohnJ
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was acceptable but just about warm which was disappointing particularly as it arrived within 5 minutes of ordering! Couldn't be bothered complaining as service was not good.

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AS888
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All our waiters were so lovely and chatty, I’ve been here a few times and I always leave feeling happy, we were happy to tip £1 0 and we wish everyone all the best during the next few weeks!

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Jane
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Brunch with friends was great as ever. Good food, excellent service.

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CarlN
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service very attentive but not too much so. Food was outstanding.

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CherylJ
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - food is excellent as are the staff :)

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NickK
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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KatieM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice meal, glad to see the place open. Nice atmosphere and as always lively food.

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JanetP
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The olive oil sticker stated out of date but when we asked about it we were told someone had made a mistake with the date ?
Our son had gone into the restaurant and paid for a bottle of Prosecco for my husband’s birthday for when we arrived. Firstly it wasn’t offered to us but I knew about it and asked for it. I explained that my husband didn’t like Prosecco so could we have a bottle of red wine instead and we were happy to pay any difference even though the wine was cheaper- we were told we couldn’t do that and had to have the Prosecco. Surely this isn’t good customer service. I would advise anyone buying something in advance not to do so .

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WayneS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

When arriving at the restaurant we had to wait 5 minutes for a member of staff to deal with us. Our order was taken swiftly, but our starters arrived before our drinks and we had to ask for them. Food was ok and service good after that, but when our bill arrived it was someone else’s which was £27 dearer.

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jillb
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

For a restaurant such as Carluccios there are a number of issues , When ordering wine in a restaurant we would expect the bottle to be opened by the waiter at the table not just to bring a bottle to the table already opened. This is very poor practice indeed. Even some basic pub restaurants don do this. Also when ordering coffee at the end of the meal having to ask for sugar etc instead of it being provided, is also again poor practice.

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EmmaL
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you. Another excellent meal. We felt safe and would highly recommend.

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EricW
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and vg wine list.Servicecexcellentvtoo ,although the restaurant was full (with appropriate social distancing).Overall very good value for money.

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Jules2210
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived to be ignored for several minutes despite having a reservation. Asked politely to be seated and was told abruptly to wait. Was finally shown to a table which was covered in pastry crumbs and spillage from last customer. Clearly had not been cleaned. Not good especially during Covid. Rude staff, dirty tables - didn’t stay for more poor service. Left and went elsewhere. Total shambles.

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BeverleyC
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Very friendly and efficient staff. Lovely food. Nice riverside location.

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JulieW
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

arrived on time taken to table and forgotten about for 25 mins asked passing waitress to take our order was told not her table! walked out would not recommend

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StephenC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first meal here since original lock down. Pleased to see some staff still here from last year. Menu very good and food was excellent. Preferred the new system with tables of 6, keeps the noisy parties out.

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife to Carluccios Stratford for her Birthday.
During these trying times the staff went out of their way to be accomodating.
the young Lady that served us couldnt have been more pleasant or effiecient - she was attentive but stayed out of the way (an amazing trick). we ordered and the food came quickly and was piping hot, I had the Mushroom Soup and my Wife had the Calamari - they were excellent and really set us up for the main course. We both had the Chicken with Parma Ham - this was amazing, the chicken was moist and succulent and the parma ham set it off perfectly. The whole evening was superb and i would heartily recomend the restaurant to anyone who wants fine dining at sensible prices.

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Jamie
Warwickshire
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not what Carluccios used to be like. No finesse at all . Even allowing for the fact that only 4 other tables were occupied , it was sadly lacking in any atmosphere. The food was just ok but considering how quiet they were chef could have made more effort. Won’t be back in a hurry. So sad considering how good it once was

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NeilH
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Disappointing visit. Chose on our visit to Stratford because one of our party has dietary issues. On ordering was told they were out of the two things that person could easily eat. Also told there was no draft beer. Times are difficult but to be "out" of so many things was poor. Eventual choices were nothing special. The evening was saved by an amazingly helpful and friendly (and embarrassed by having to apologise for the things they didn't have) young waitress who was a delight.

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Frimley
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were sat at a table about 2m away from a family of six, which was okay. Then a couple arrived who knew the family of six and starting talking loudly, there was no thought about the other diners and in all honesty they shouldn’t have sat so close to our table, there was plenty of room elsewhere in the restaurant. The food and general service was great though. Apart from this the staff were wonderful and really made an effort to ensure their customers enjoyed the experience.

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Beth
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good, friendly service and visible cleaning taking place. We were there for breakfast and felt very safe. The restaurant is quite large so social distancing isn’t an issue.

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Borris
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Disappointed
Sparse environment
Not happy with the presentation of meals served
Will not return

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Kate
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food excellent service- couldn’t recommend it more

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NandM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food the lamb main was particularly good. The waitress who served us was very good, friendly and efficient.

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JohnP
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Limited choice on the menu- nice cooked food but overpriced .

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Sabrina
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always helpful and pleasant staff: nicely presented food and lots of water offered.

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JulesR
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On the circumstances, the service was fabulous as was the food.

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Emsy
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very relaxed. Good social distancing and complying to Government COVID rules. Food a little expensive but good quality

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed friendly atmosphere delicious food great service will return

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Sabrina
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at this Branch are always super helpful and friendly, definitely a lovely welcome and service with a smile. The restaurant is always clean and tidy.

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Geoff
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were delighted to find that the Carluccio's we know and love is still going strong in Stratford. Excellent Italian food in style with friendly service.

FAQs

Carluccio's - Stratford Upon Avon offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01789 267424.

Carluccio's - Stratford Upon Avon is rated 4.2 stars by 197 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.