Carluccio's - Chichester

4.2
150 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Welcome to Carluccio’s Italian restaurant in Chichester. Located in the entrance of Eastgate Square diners will be in the heart of West Sussex, making it an ideal spot to stop after seeing the sites on offer in this historical town. We’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Sunday, offering a broad range of classic Italian food. On top of that, our menu also caters for vegetarians/vegans and those who are following a gluten-free diet. Therefore you should book a table at Chichester today!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 150 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.3
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rickster1
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Yes it was ok, food was nice £6 for 2 small bottles of coke unacceptable. Service was fine and relaxed but overall not as good as cote.

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SuzieT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice location, I had rung ahead to check where to park which was v helpful. Lots of space social distanced. Staff very professional. Unfortunately 2 of my requests were unavailable but the food was a high standard with a varied menu. We had a nice time and as we did not have much time, service allowed us to eat in the time we had.

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are always so friendly and the food is amazing,my husband and I love this place

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Russ
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quieter than usual but still a good atmosphere, great service and excellent food. Good hygiene practices in evidence.

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Beechmead
France
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely time and felt very safe inside too. Great authentic food

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MickC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

A large number of items not available even thou the restaurant nearly empty and they where Italian classics (pasta, lasagne , tiramisu etc) very poor

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KatrinaW
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcome into the Restraunt was really great - was quiet the evening we went were asked if anyone had any allergies could choose our table all the staff were wearing masks and very attentive a few dishes were unavailable do you be sold out a very relaxed and great evening thank you

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Mandy
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went for my partners birthday. The menu we looked at showed pizzas but when we were handed the menu there wasn’t any so we questioned the waitress and she replied she didn’t know why it shows pizzas when they don’t do them. As we were going on o the theatre and we had a certain time scale. We decided to stay and I had a chicken dish and my partner Had a carbonara and salad which we both enjoyed. But please don’t mislead customers with menus that you don’t do.
Also the draught peroni was unavailable due to the hot weather?

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Bev285
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Whilst the food was good, the service was very poor. Outside tables not cleared and none set for reserved customers. When we did get served it was very slow and some extra salad dressing we asked for, did not come.
We only had a main course, it would have taken another hour for a sweet, even if we had been asked!! The bill was never brought to the table and we had to look for the staff to pay.
Mr Carluccio would have been sad with this and whilst we understand places have been having trouble with staff numbers, this level of service was not acceptable.

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BobS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Food good, service slow, not enough staff although only 5 tables were occupied. One member of staff seemed to prefer stock taking instead of serving customers which did not help. We had to wait 15 minutes before our drinks were finally delivered. Once we were seated there were at least 3 tables with used crockery that were not cleared by the staff whilst we had our meal over a one and a half hour period. Still there when we left. Although we dined outside it was clearly evident the area was not swept for several days owing to the amount of debris that had accumulated. Manager needs to have more direct engagement to ensure these issues are addressed.

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MaryR
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time we had been out to eat for many months because of Covid and this was to celebrate a birthday. From the time we arrived, we found the staff to be welcoming, friendly and very helpful, which of course, contributed to the whole experience. The venue wasn’t too crowded and was airy, so felt quite safe. Our meals were delicious, the flavouring subtle and just right. We didn’t have dessert, but loved the coffee, so much so, that afterwards, we went to their shop and bought a bag! Overall, we had a very enjoyable evening.

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ChristineF
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good atmosphere. Service good quick to rectify any problems. Food not wonderful fir vegetarians according to my daughter.

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AnnW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the fixed prix menu pre theatre, with a glass of wine. Both meals were delicious and excellent value for money. Can recommend.

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MartinW
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We have been to Carluccio’s many times, not anymore. Under new management the whole experience was poor. Even when we complained about the food, it was not taken up. Clearly there has been cut backs in staff, quality of food and general ambiance.

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AndrewF
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Far better than the 'run of the mill' Italian chains. Service was professional and attentive without being intrusive. Turned up early (no problem) requested a booth for only two people ( no problem) food and drink orders taken and delivered quickly. Highly recommended if you are thinking about visiting Chichester. 👏👏

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Nick
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a quiet leisurely breakfast - an oasis of calm watching the busy world go by.

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JacquiW
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very quiet on a Sunday evening - I guess most people go out for lunch on Sundays. We didn't mind at all. The service was excellent and as fairly regular users of Carluccio's restaurants we knew what to expect of the menu. The focaccia with olive oil/balsamic dip was great, not so keen on the wholemeal sourdough with it, and the crispy one (name escapes me) not at all suitable for dipping; but good for nibbling. Starters: chicken liver pate very good; burrata with parma ham excellent. Mains: two of us had seafood linguine and it was a pity the kitchen had run out of squid and bottarga, but made up for it with extra mussels and prawns; my husband likes his penne giardiniera - I always compare the spinach balls to something fairly unpleasant but it doesn't put him off. Two had puddings - giant profiterole and tiramisu - and both were very generous and apparently delicious.
The service is always friendly and not too intrusive. We also had great aperitifs: Aperol spritzer and Campari spritzer - delicious.

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IrisH
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first visit since second lockdown ended and very pleased overall. I had calamari followed by Avocado and pearl barley salad. Both excellent and very good portions. You arethe only restaurant in area that gets Calamari correct. My husband had prawns followed by chicken Saltibocca, a mainstay, these were both good. Only criticism was a little more veg on some dishes or alternative side orders would be nice. Also, changing the menu regularly would be a definite plus.

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HazelM
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Carluccio’s is one of my favourite restaurants in Chichester & it didn’t disappoint yesterday! It was well ventilated, quiet & the service was very pleasant if a little slow

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food but at least three dishes not available. Also think that the food ingredients have changed a bit. All ok but not quite as good as before.

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EmilyC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, thanks for fitting us in for a last minute meal out decision!

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My second experience at Carluccios, Chichester was disappointing. The food was not of its usual quality and the service was not its best. However, I always love the ambiance at Carluccios, unbeatable!

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LeahS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was cold or overly buttery. It took forever for our order to be taken and equally long for the food to arrive despite the restaurant being empty. My 6 years old (who’s birthday it was and asked to come there) kept saying she was hungry. We had been there for an hour by the time the food arrived!!! We used to come all the time but won’t anymore until the place has been sorted. The service was slow and the manager was grubby… Awful all around!!

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love it here,the staff are so friendly

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience3

Ordered a spritzer, but the bar does not stock soda water so could not have one. Ordered prawns for starter and bream for main and they didn’t have either, so asked for cod for main but they didn’t have that either. It was then when we realised they had no seafood or fish at all from the menu. This was at lunch time. It was Father’s Day and a treat for my husband and father in law. Although the serving staff were lovely and helpful and tried their best to put things right, I will never go back.

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BeverleyF
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and wine. Prompt and friendly service. Easy to park nearby.

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EdouardS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

the mushroom risotto was very poor,something was wrong with the taste.

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Rafi
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had a very good seafood linguine. Service was quick and staff polite and attentive.

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jules
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely to be back. Food excellent, always fairly priced. Could have had a bit more attention on the drinks front. It wasn’t very busy and plenty of staff so a little more attention would have been good…

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RobertF
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Booked outside table for breakfast, service was efficient and friendly. Delicious big breakfast with perfect poached eggs, but ciabatta over toasted. Flavoursome coffee and real fresh orange juice...would highly recommend!

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ColinG
London
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good service. Tasty food. Ambiance lacking. Some items not available.

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DudleyC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

A pleasant evening with good food and excellent service. This is a nice open plan restaurant and is perfect for an informal meal.

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Yyyyy
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

An excellent relaxed supper after the cinema. Thank you

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KimM
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Have not been here since it reopened-nice to see all the old favourites back-very nice meal and not too busy-will be back

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LynP
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Carluccio’s Chichester is a really fun place to eat. The staff are excellent and friendly and the food is varied and reliable.

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do yourself a favor and visit this lovely restaurant in Chichester. The service is unmatched. The staff truly cares about your experience. The food is absolutely amazing – everything we tasted melted in other mouths. Absolutely the best meal we’ve had in a while. Highly recommend!

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HughV
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice to be back in Carluccio's. As ever, staff were very friendly and the food very good.

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AllysonB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious breakfast and great service. Good selection of choices

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MaryH
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great service and very kind, helpful staff. Will definitely visit again when next in Chichester!

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AnneM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible food, terrible service. I won't be going there again

FAQs

Carluccio's - Chichester does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. Carluccio's - Chichester also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01243 979434.

Carluccio's - Chichester is rated 4.2 stars by 150 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.