Jubilee Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1GE
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Singles, Nightlife, People watching, Romance, Shopping, Trendiness
Expert review of Carluccio's
I’ve been a fan of Antonio Carluccio’s smart but understated style ever since he launched his first caffè in Covent Garden in 1991. When the Brighton branch opened, it brought a delicious waft of sophistication to a newly revamped part of town.
Expect modern Italian food, diligently prepared. The menu, which changes each season, focuses on classic pasta dishes and grills with delicious sauces. Lighter options include salads, panini and antipasti platters to share. There’s also good coffee and Italian wine and beer.
Relaxed and chic, it makes Brighton’s older Italian restaurants look decidedly tired. By day, it’s bright, fresh and family-friendly. In the evenings, the lighting is soft enough to attract romantic twosomes although they’re often drowned out by large parties of friends.
It's professional and efficient.
Carluccio’s is close to the Dome, Corn Exchange, Theatre Royal and North Laine, making it popular with shoppers, theatre patrons and concert-goers. This part of Brighton fizzes with energy.
Most pasta dishes are well under £10; main courses cost £11-£15. There’s a tempting, though pricey, deli attached.
There are Carluccio’s Caffès in well-to-do urban areas all over the country. See the website for details.
More information on Carluccio's:
- Price guide:
- Café, Deli, Restaurant
- Italian, Modern, Vegetarian
- Jubilee Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1GE
- 01273 690493
- Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Fri 8am-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm, Sun 9am-10.30pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times