Carluccio's - South Kensington

4.3
114 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Welcome to Carluccio’s Italian restaurant in the London, South Kensington. This restaurant is conveniently located next to South Kensington underground station and is just a short walk from the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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 London, South Kensington today!
What 114 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food and service

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Rafal
London
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Food was OK but the service was poor. We were given one hour slot - just before the place was closing. Waitress took forever to take a drink order for my friend who arrived early. She also didn’t mention to us that kitchen was closing so we neither were able to order more drinks nor a desert. She also didn’t offer any bowl for my shells so I had to stack them in my empty champagne glass. Overall the staff was nice but clueless. This didn’t help by the fact the it was super windy and fairly cold and the restaurant made no arrangements to accommodate for dining outside, in the lack of dining-in option, ie neither heaters, no blankets or even wind shields.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service

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NiklasK
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Tables only for 1 hour was told as i sat down. Not very nice, they should make that a bit clear before you book.

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Alice
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I enjoyed the visit as it was just somewhere to catch up with friends and the staff were nice - but don’t expect great things from the food. Food wasn’t particularly special, not unpleasant but just mediocre and not much effort put into food presentation!

Average place to visit - Wetherspoons quality food just pricier.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice and quick food! Good classic Italian.

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Ingrid
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place for friends lunch :) Good food and location.

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vipcitycharlie
London
55 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is always good here. We sat on the pavement and it was quite fun actually!

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AmrBahy
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice spot for morning brunch. Outdoor seating area with plenty of sunshine. Good breakfast meanu.

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Enadegs
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful, lovely atmosphere, so glad I booked here

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Jackie
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

I know we are all in a difficult situation right now. But as a customer I would love to feel nice and warm while having my dinner. There was not a patio heater . The tables were totally exposed for other people walking by. And I was freezing. Not a great experience I am afraid.
But the service was amazing, the lady who served me was absolutely helpfull and very friendly.

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Julie
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable lunch. Service was very attentive and friendly. Food, amazing as always. Well done everyone and thank you.

JJ
JJJAA
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

waited 25 more mins after our booking time because the tables weren't ready and fully booked. The taste of the food was very poor - worst carbonara I have ever tasted.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had to wait for about five minutes after arriving early and they were so lovely and gave us a glass of Prosecco while we waited! The service was phenomenal and we were so well looked after. Very grateful this was our experience after lockdown. So pleased and had a great time!

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geoffrey
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

very good good value service quick and friendly . because of restrictions ate outside no heaters or rugs as most restaurants supply .

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The food just wasn’t hot enough. It came out luke warm. Service was all over the place. It took us 1 hour to find out what we want for dinner and that’s only because I chased.

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vipTatianaG
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice low-key vibe and good food. Would definitely recommend a visit and staff are friendly and accomodating.

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Candi94
Denmark
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Very unwelcoming, felt rushed to eat and felt watched all the time. Slight prejudice towards us all.

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vipTC121
London
51 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant just opposite South Kensington Station. They have a very good menu and wine list. Professional and friendly waiters, who were very welcoming. I would certainly recommend this restaurant and look forward to my next visit.

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bertieh
London
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would definitely go again

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GrahamW
London
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food and service were great. The outdoor seating is on a busy road, in the shade and without heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

food and staff where lovely but Carluccios didn’t have heat lamps or wind buffers and we where cold and wind swept ! Needs a bit more thought going in to the diners comfort

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OpenTable Diner
Singapore
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food was average quality , ambience was average

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SaraL
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely service. Would definitely go again.

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JanetS
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

lovely service, great food! would definitely recommend

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MintLassi
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A delicious meal and excellent service. What more can one say?

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Chelly
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Honestly not good, service was really good cause the people are nice but the food was horrendous

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vipGastrosally
London
74 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Excellent service and lovely food. My son has numerous food allergies and was so well cared for. I wouldn’t hesitate to visit again! Impeccable service form the staff despite the solid flow of customers.

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SueP
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bright, colourful and inviting restaurant, very convenient to stop by after visiting museums. Greeted and served by friendly staff. Great menu selection and food was fresh and delicious.

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Alin
Oxford
30 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really annoyed. Booked for 7.45 table on Sunday. At 4.45 I had a message to say that they would close at * and so could offer a table at 6.30. That was not possible for us at that stage

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TimB
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal, well served in Christmassy surroundings.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Waiters were all great and helpful, and we felt safe from a covid point of view. My only negative is that we were asked whether they could bring out our mains when we hadn’t finished our starters, which I declined, and my meal was therefore a bit dried out.

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RutaJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was just ok. The food was nice, but nothing impressive. The cocktails are not good, very watery and when I ordered an Amaretto sour, I got plain Amaretto on ice. Also one of the items that we ordered wasn't delivered at all. And it was extremely noisy, but it was a busy night. Overall, it's not bad, but I wouldn't go again.

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anjolao
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good except the person at the door wrongly pronouncing my name and being rude about it

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Bubbles
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As it was the eve of lockdown, it was a memorable dinner. Food and drink were good, our waiter was charming and efficient and the atmosphere was buzzy and we felt as if it was Xmas Eve! A really wonderful dining experience on all counts, thank you and we look forward to coming back when lockdown ends.

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Bubbles
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us had an excellent seafood pasta, one of the very best we've had at Carluccio's, followed by bitter chocolate and coffee ice cream which was absolutely delicious. Wine and service were great as usual. Dinner was so good we returned the next night for the same again and weren't disappointed. Thank you.

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VickyG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect lunch for me and my 5 year old ahead of going to the museum. Quick service, but unhurried atmosphere, good choice of food, and my meal was so tasty. My son had a generous portion of veg sticks to fill up on before his beige main of choice and a sensible sized scoop of ice cream. Great decor, charming staff, would book again.

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ClaireF
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Our children loved the food and it was excellent value.

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MarianoS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Easy, cozy and delicious food. We would totally go back. Ambiance could absolutely improve! Service was amazing :)

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Jackie
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I ordered the same dish as someone sitting next to me. And mine looked like it was a small portion. No taste at all.
It was my very first time in Carluccios and to be honest I didn't enjoy it enough to be back.

FAQs

Carluccio's - South Kensington does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. Carluccio's - South Kensington also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7581 8101.

Carluccio's - South Kensington is rated 4.3 stars by 114 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.