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Jamie's Italian

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Unit 1 Riverside Level The Oracle Centre | Unit 1 Riverside level, Reading RG1 2AG, England
+44 118 907 0808
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We deduced to go to Jamie's Italian having heard great things. However upon booking our 7.45 table - the confirmation email came with a message asking if we would 'kindly vacate the table by 9.15'....1.30 hour? Jamie Oliver is an advocate for enjoying and appreciating food yet his namesake chain seems intent on reusing tables as much as possible -... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went today with my daughter for lunch. Food and service were fine but we had to move tables as we were constantly buzzed by flies. Not nice!

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Thank Jane5659
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Drinks were pricey, but service with our waiter was excellent, food delicious will certainly be returning

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Thank gillianalexander
Jamie's Italian R, General Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this review

Hi Gillian Thank you for your review. Could you please email me at readingdis@jamiesitalian.com with either a description of your waiter or their name so I can ensure they get the recognition they deserve. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Gary More 

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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit to Jamie's and we were delighted. Interior decor well thought out and interesting creating a lovely ambience. Food and wine list superb, highly recommend the squid starter. Highly recommended, easy access right within main shopping area.

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Thank Flyingramses
Jamie's Italian R, General Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your review. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your visit to my restaurant. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards Gary More 

Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a shabby building, awful toilets ! The menu was un interesting and limited! When the food arrived (vegetable tagiatelli) it looked like school dinners or prison slop! The awful over whelming flavour was ........ salt ! The same can be said of my husband and my daughters pasta as well ! I am extremely surprised that Jamie Oliver with... More 

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Thank _shellybolton64
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in before Xmas with the family as I love Italian food and having been once to Jamie's in Cardiff couldn't remember what I thought about it. My wife had the pasta bolognese which she thought was less than average and said she preferred the bolognese I make at home. I had pasta Arabbiatta which I have eaten on numerous... More 

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Thank Gareth B
Jamie's Italian R, General Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this review

Hello Gareth I am sorry you had a poor experience in my restaurant. Could you email me with your user name at readingdis@jamiesitalian.com so I can discuss your visit further. Regards Gary More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was overpriced and overlooked, service was mildly rude and I would never go back here. I can see why Jamie is shutting 6 of his Italian restaurants if this is the example to go by

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Thank Ollie H
Bracknell
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit to the restaurant was nothing short of out standing . Matius was our server. His attention to.us was faultless from the moment we walked to the moment we left, outstanding to say the least. I also spoke to Dan, the assistant manager about the whole experience. I would reccommend jamies in Reading with out a second thought.

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Thank rhwpresenter
Jamie's Italian R, General Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review. I am really pleased that you had an outstanding time at my restaurant. Mathias has been given the recognition for his service. He is definitely one of our super stars. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Gary More 

Guildford
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131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a Wednesday lunch, it was not busy but took 1hr and 30 mins for 2 salads and a dessert. They kept forgetting drinks and we waited ages once we had finished our food, and again for our desserts to arrive. The food was good, but I won't go back, as the whole place felt dirty and unclean. The... More 

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Thank KarenGuildford
Jamie's Italian R, General Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this review

Hello Karen Thank you for your review. I am sorry you had a poor experience at my restaurant. Please email with your user name at readingdis@jamiesitalian.com so I can discuss your visit further. Kind regards Gary More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Servire speed was good but quality of the food was certainly not amazing. I don't think I'll be going back...

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Thank Luca B
Jamie's Italian R, General Manager at Jamie's Italian, responded to this review

Hi Luca I am really pleased that the service you received was good. I am sorry that you felt let down by the food. If you are ever unhappy with any aspect of your visit please let the manager on duty know and we will do everything in our power to rectify it. Hopefully you will give us another opportunity... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$24
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 1 Riverside Level The Oracle Centre | Unit 1 Riverside level, Reading RG1 2AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 907 0808
Description
JAMIE’S ITALIAN

Jamie’s Italian is a contemporary and informal restaurant with a menu that reflects Jamie Oliver’s passion for authentic Italian cooking, delivered with his own unique twist on classic recipes. Beautiful rustic dishes are created using carefully sourced, higher-welfare ingredients for the best flavour, but still at great value. This is a relaxed, affordable and accessible environment where the style, atmosphere and menu can be easily adapted to suit any occasion.

KNOWN FOR

Child friendly; great value, quick lunch; special occasions; group bookings, party planning.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?