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Forbury Square, Reading RG1 3EY, England
+44 118 958 3095
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12:00 - 23:00
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Tue 12:00 - 22:30
Wed - Mon 12:00 - 23:00
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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Three of us went on a Thursday lunchtime . We ordered our main , it arrived in good time , but the potatoes (roasted) that came with the meal were, well lets say they looked one shade from being black and tasted burnt. The staff did change them , but the next lot were raw in the middle, so we... More 

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Thank JG123509
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service we were a large group, sometimes I get nervous that there will cold meals with a big party but food all arrived hot and at the same time for each course staff kept all up to date with drinks and were more than willing to answer questions about the food. I know rest of party enjoyed as most... More 

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Thank Lee B
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this review

Hi Lee, Thanks very much for your review - we were all really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! Many happy returns from all of us to the Birthday Girl/Boy :) More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An excellent Valentines Dinner for a very sensible price. We use this restaurant on a regular basis and the food never fails to please whilst the service is and has been always first class. Well done to Amy our waitress who is both efficient and friendly. Restaurant seemed to be fully booked on Valentines evening so well done to the... More 

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1 Thank Chris G
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this review

Hi Chris, Thank you very much for your kind comments; Amy, in particular, was so pleased to read that you had a great night with us. We had a very busy Valentine's, so it's wonderful to hear that we still looked after you so well. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon, Tom More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My colleagues and I popped into Carluccios in Reading for a quick bite and chose the 2 course lunch menu - butternut squash soup and pasta with beef ragu for £10.99. The service was quick and friendly, the food was very fresh and enjoyable - just what we needed.

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1 Thank Mascot1
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us. Really nice to see that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon! All the best, Tom More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in here for a Birthday meal for my partners father. We booked on the phone because the website said that they could not accommodate us. Telephoned and got a fantastic table with space for our new baby in her buggy. The food was fantastic and the staff very pleasant and helpful. I would definitely eat here again and can't... More 

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Thank Ken_Thornhill
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this review

Hi Ken! Great to hear that you such a great experience with us - I have passed your comments onto the whole team who are all very proud. We look forward to welcoming you back in the summer :) Ciao! More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went and sat outside to relax and was seated by the friendly Manager Bogusia who welcomed me warmly. I was served by Vicky who goes above and beyond to give the best service possible. I am always so pleased with the food. As a result, I have used other Carluccio's i.e. Windsor because of the food and service which has... More 

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1 Thank Michael B
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this review

Hi Michael, I have passed your kind comments onto Bogusia and Vicky who were both thrilled to hear that you had a great time. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a great review for us! See you soon! More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for Xmas Eve meal, only to find that they were closing within an hour of our confirmed online booking. We ordered steaks which were out of stock, pasta which was out of stock and chips which were out. We were given free drinks to apologise for the booking error but our evening was already ruined. We left with no... More 

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Thank ElCapitanRich658
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this review

Hi, It would be great if you could get in touch with me directly to discuss your experience in more detail. I am very keen to learn more as I'm currently quite confused: We did not run out of steaks on Christmas Eve, I have never known us to run out of pasta, and we do not serve chips. I... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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721 reviews
524 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wish they could get the acoustics right here and stop it being so noisy. There are very few tables where you can enjoy a civilised conversation without shouting at each other. Excellent food and acceptable service with fair pricing, especially with the January offer.

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Thank Donald M
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this review

Hi Donald, It's great to hear you enjoy the food and service here and thank you for taking the time to write so many reviews of us over the years. Your point of the acoustics has been noted and we will certainly look into what we might be able to do in order to resolve this. We hope to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had starters and mains with Carluccio's delicious lemonade - absolutely recommend you try it! The service was very good, with the right amount of time between courses. My daughter & husband love the Giardiniera which was as good as usual. We come here because we know we will get a really good meal with fresh food and a nice... More 

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Thank jay p
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this review

Hi Jay, We were so happy to receive your glowing review and I have passed your kind comments onto Edyta. Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your visit and we're glad you had a great time. We look forward to welcoming you again soon, All the best, Tom More 

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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Carluccio's has a well prepared food. The food options is not a surprise but is honest and freshly made. So, do not expect a special and exclusive menu. The prices are very good. It's a good alternative for budget restaurant.

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Thank Ricardo M
Tom G, General Manager at Carluccio's - Reading, responded to this review

Hi Ricardo, Thanks very much for the review; keeping things simple works well for us. We always strive to offer the Maximum of Flavour with the Minimum of Fuss. Hope to see you again soon :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forbury Square, Reading RG1 3EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 958 3095

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?