One of the most authentic Italian restaurants on the UK high street, this chain, founded by Antonio Carluccio serves up regional dishes from all over Italy in a modern and relaxed setting and at a reasonable price.
Seasonal menus and regular additions mean that regardless of when you decide to visit Carluccio’s, there will always be something new to try on the menu. You’ll find lots of pasta dishes, think crab and langoustine fettuce, wild boar tortelloni and the fresh and classic seafood linguine. If pasta doesn’t happen to be your favourite however, you can enjoy dishes like the chicken saltimbocca with prosciutto and roast potatoes.
Founded by late celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio, this restaurant lives by his motto MOF MOF, minimum of fuss, maximum of flavour. This means you’ll get simple but exciting dishes that Italy are known for, as well as some regional dishes that you can discover and that may become your new favourite.
On the chef’s specials menu, discover exciting dishes that change monthly. With ingredients sourced from Italy and influences from a range of regions, expect dishes like aubergine parmigiana and golden peach dolce. To accompany you meal don’t forget to go for a negroni, prosecco, or something off the list of Italian wines, because it would be wrong not to.
To finish your feast go for tiramisu, panna cotta or torta di cioccolata, it makes sense to keep with the theme after all. However, if you do want something a little more traditionally British, the Chocolate bread and butter pudding is a nice take on the classic English dessert.
Before you leave, don’t forget to check out the mini-Italian grocery store located at the front of each restaurant. Featuring artisan products you can only find in Italy, if you want to try and re-create any of the dishes you tried in the restaurant at home you’ll find everything you’ll need here.