Carluccio's

Address: Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1GE, England
Telephone: 01273 690493

- Mid-range

4.5

Enjoy delicious Italian favourites served in a fresh, modern space.

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.

Food and drink
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Service
4.6
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Food and drink
4.6
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Value for money
4.5
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Ambience
4.7
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Location
4.8
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Food and drink

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.

Ambience

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.

Service

It's professional and efficient.

Location

Carluccio’s is close to the Dome, Corn Exchange, Theatre Royal and [node:173586], making it popular with shoppers, theatre patrons and concert-goers. This part of Brighton fizzes with energy.

Price advice

Most pasta dishes are well under £10; main courses cost £11-£15. There’s a tempting, though pricey, deli attached.

Branches

There are Carluccio’s Caffès in well-to-do urban areas all over the country. See the website for details.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • Nightlife
  • People watching
  • Romance
  • Shopping
  • Trendiness

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