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.
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 [node:173586], 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.
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- People watching