Carluccio’s claim to be noisy about food, they try it ,taste it and argue about it until its exactly right. Well thats exactly like us!! We try everything in sight and then argue over who gets the last meatball. Usually Deena cos shes bigger than us.
When the first Carluccio’s caffe opened, the aim was to provide quality authentic Italian food at sensible prices and with a sneaky peek at their upcoming Christmas menu we cant dispute that. Did you know that Carluccio’s is international, we didn’t, they have restaurants all over the U.K, Ireland, Qatar, Turkey and United Arab Emirates so now we know when we are on our journeys, we can pop in for a delicious meal almost everywhere!
We love the contemporary ambiance, its right up our street.
We were eating early doors and kinda took over the place, for mid-week, the place got busy by 7pm but the service was still attentive and the waiter was still cute! The cocktails were too good to be missed and a wednesday is a great reason to indulge.
Dee loves the vast gluten free menu and went for the steak and potatoes this time but had the carbonara on another recent visit and it was gorg.
Sharron slurped up her seafood linguine with great delight and it was piled high with massive prawns and mussels whilst Sarah tucked into a beautifully cooked sea bass with fondant potatoes and a tangy caper salsa.
We popped in after a hard days shopping expedition in the Met Quarter once we finally dragged Sarah out of Mac (always with the eyebrow pencils!!!) We love Carluccio’s mainly cos of the deli shop as the food magpies that we are we cant resist the little foodie gifts (mainly for ourselves) and they dont shout at us drooling over the cakes on show. They do the best hampers in town starting from around £25 perfect for the foodie fatty in your life.
3 courses for only £22 and 4 courses for £32. Try the gorgeous rich fish stew with spicy sausage and top it off with the Christmas tree shortbread and poached pear with candied fruit, makes a change from the usual dry turkey fayre and chipolatas that have seen better days, and no girl likes being faced with a sad chipolata.
Just some of Carluccio’s great events :-
Learn how to cook a 3 course meal
Risotto, gnocchi or pasta making classes
Wine tasting and even opera evenings.
There are so many yummy desserts to choose from, the choc pot and ice cream was out of this world, all hot and melty chocolate on the inside, like a little pot of love…
Our Sarah does love a good picnic in the park and the chefs will prepare one for you ready to collect!
There is also a kids menu, which will keep the little nippers happy and out of trouble for an hour. Pop in for an Italian feast, you won’t be disappointed.
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