Carluccio's - Portsmouth

4.4
464 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Welcome to Carluccio’s Italian restaurant in Portsmouth, within Gunwharf Quays.

Our outdoor terrace offers stunning views of the harbour. Among other things, this makes us the perfect restaurant to relax after exploring the local shops.

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 Portsmouth 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 464 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.6
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4.2
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Heatha
Hampshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Staff very helpful and pleasant. Food was very good as always

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Sally
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Great service. Nice atmosphere. Delicious food. Portion sizes were very small though. A nearby table ordered two of the same dishes that we’d had. They were served before we left. Their portion sizes were much bigger though so we were a bit disappointed.

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TonyH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Due to supply issues there was quite a bit of the menu that was unavailable. What we had was good although the tiramisu could have been stronger of coffee rather than wet from a syrup.

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JanC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

A wedding anniversary celebration that could have been a better experience if we had if booked on a Wednesday apparently drinks delivery is on this day of the week , as informed by staff, therefore a celebration lunch on 27.07.21. Which was a Tuesday , ever drink I ordered was out of stock, very poor as I have recommended this restaurant to many people 😔

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NikS
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Half the items on menu not available and food was dry and overcooked when it did arrive.
Maybe they are struggling with COVID for staff etc. but was quite disappointing to the point where my daughter didn’t even eat her main.

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ClaireP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely evening, staff were friendly food was excellent and the atmosphere was great, didn’t rush us to leave the table either an overall very good experience!! We will definitely be returning.

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IoWDiner
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely location, outside seating overlooking the harbour. Good service and food. Not as noisy or busy across the far side of Gunwharf. A little above average price range, 3 courses with drinks and coffee £40pp.

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GillB
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable lunch on Saturday. Excellent service, lovely atmosphere and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great one minute steaks, not quite as good as a few weeks ago, different chef. No complaints, enjoyable meal for 2

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AngelaG
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Table was by open door, most people had masks on when moving from table so felt safe. Service was very good, polite and told us straight away dishes not available.

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AnneS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was lovely and the service was really good however I found the menu quite limited on options which could still be due to reduced menus since Covid. Overall would highly recommend though especially a seat outside to watch the views.

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Anamaria
Italy
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for the first ever the other day. Great food, a bit disappointed they didn't have pizzas, but the stuff we ordered was amazing! Fab atmosphere and lovely waitresses. Will definitely come back

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AlecC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic, food was so tasty and good portion sizes

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AlfieM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and at an affordable price. It was quiet when we went but I think that was more because it was a weekday. It was a nice calm vibe and relaxing. The waiters were attentive but not over the top. Overall a great meal and we will be coming back!

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stellaB
Kent
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for breakfast, sat outside in the sun. Good service.

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ElizabethP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All good, I would eat there again, I have eaten there before

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MichaelB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful place, highly recommended. I would come back again.

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Swedish
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Hopelessly understaffed and many items from the menu unavailable, I would give this a miss. Food was average.

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KEITHD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine in excellent atmosphere, & our guests were very satisfied with
the whole experience. Will definitely return, many thanks.

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JoanneL
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, tasty lunch with amazing service and perfect view- thank you

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KarenW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all perfect , could not have wished for a better experience !

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PaulJ
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and the service was exceptional
Food was also excellent value

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PaulB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent. Same as our previous visits.

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JulieC
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carluccios Gun Wharf is my favourite restaurant and I don't bother dining out anywhere else! Fantastic food, great staff, lovely ambience! The staff know me and are always so welcoming and more often than not I get to sit at my favourite table too! I love it all and am so pleased to be able to go there again!

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janicee
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well looked after by the staff before and during the meal. I arrived early and sat outside with a coffee until my friend arrived and was very happy with the service as always!

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ArthurT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food, a very nice atmosphere and a view of the sunset over the Solent.

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PETEB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived for our booked in advance meal to celebrate my sons graduation only to be turned away as the electricity had gone off.

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OpenTable Diner
Isle of Wight
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great to be back, service as good as it ever was, food excellent.

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DavidC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall good experience, however the music was too loud and also had a poor quality sound (very tinny). We asked for it to be turned down which the waitress did.
We received the meals ok, however we had to ask for parmesan cheese and olive oil on a couple of occasions and this was received after we had started eating. We would have expected this to be served with our meals or received more quickly when requested.
Food was very good, but the service let it down a little.

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CliveE
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good welcome and choice of food. Service was prompt and food good and hot

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our daughter's graduation with a late afternoon drinks / meal on the terrace. Everything was lovely. The staff were very attentive and friendly but very efficient too - perfect! Thank you for making my daughter's day one to remember :-)

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ChristineW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted at the door and signed in. We were offered a choice of tables and chose one in the window. Service was timely and helpful; drinks arrived immediately and food followed without an undue wait. We ordered gamberi with focaccia and sea bass with a side order of broccoli. Potatoes were included, as was a tomato salsa. The whole meal was delicious. We were very happy customers.

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Marg
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We dined at the restaurant Tuesday night. The service was excellent but the food was very disappointing, Flavourless, unsightly and portion size poor. I would not recommend 😔😔

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slipmat68
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Very good food and the table service was excellent as always, the staff are brilliantly friendly. Noise levels from general conversations at tables were however very high (the restaurant was moderately busy) - this was not helped by music playing which only added to noise. It was hard to have a conversation with friends without raising our own voices. However, overall a really enjoyable evening.

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Claire
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. Will definitely go here again.

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GeoffP
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly recommend restaurant is upstairs so you have a great view of the harbour. The food is amazing as always and the service brilliant.

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BrianS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Selection of breads with olive oil and balsamic vinegar - average. Main course - seafood linguine - Absolutely delicious
Would recommend.

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AlanQ
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, but a bit noisy. Would still recommend.

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MargaretE
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Yet again we had a wonderful evening with friends at Carluccio's, Gunwharf. The service throughout was brilliant, with our every need attended to. The food came quickly and was delicious. The menu is extensive, catering for every palate. Well done, Carluccio's!

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JanineJ
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was poor, after complaining about a cocktail which was flat, we were told by the person in charge that if we ordered another it would just taste the same as it was made properly and Prosecco was recently opened. This drink tasted like it was made with flat soda water, could not taste any Prosecco, flat or otherwise.
Not offered alternatives (was told there was no ginger ale but not offered ginger beer which was clearly on the menu and given when requested later.
Felt like we we being rushed to leave the table consistently throughout our meal.
Things were advertised on the menu which weren’t available (desserts) that they no longer offered.
Staff were not helpful, found them to be rude, abrupt and unfriendly. Will not be retuning

FAQs

Carluccio's - Portsmouth does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. Carluccio's - Portsmouth also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 023 9283 3787.

Carluccio's - Portsmouth is rated 4.4 stars by 464 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.