Forbury Square Reading Berkshire RG1 3EY
Tel 0118 958 3095
Mon-Fri 8am-11pm; Sat 9am-11pm; Sun 9am-10.30pm
Facing Forbury Square and opposite Forbury Gardens and within a few minutes walk of The Oracle and the train station, Carluccio's is the perfect taste of Italy, slap bang in the centre of Reading.
With all the food made with the finest Italian ingredients, Carluccio's award-winning menu gives you plenty to choose from, whether you're after a lazy lunch with friends or a leisurely dinner for two with a special someone.
Open all day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee, delicious dinners and sumptuous suppers, Carluccio's also has a shop selling the ingredients of some of its best loved dishes meaning you can recreate your feast at home. However, the temptation to let someone else take the strain is too much - enjoy everything from antipasti to pastas, salads, soups and main courses all paired with a variety of wines specially chosen to make the most of the food.
Carluccio's is unpretentious, focused on quality, authentic Italian food, prepared fresh every day and served in a friendly, bustling environment.
While the main courses are delicious, we recommend gathering some friends and enjoying the full antipasti experience - buy a bottle of chilled white wine and settle back with lots of things to nibble and graze over while enjoying some great company and good conversation. Our favourites are the Antipasto Massimo (focaccia, Napoli and Milano salami, roast ham, stuffed chicken, fresh green bean salad with mint, caponata, oven-roasted tomatoes, peppers and olives), the classic bruschetta - fresh ripe tomatoes with oregano, basil, roasted yellow peppers and extra virgin olive oil on a slice of toasted Toscano bread rubbed with garlic and the calamari fritti, crisp, lush rings of deep fried squid served with lemon.
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