- Main course: £8
- Food spend: £26
- Opening hours
- Open from 09:00 to 24:00 Monday to Saturday, and 10:00 to 24:00 on Sunday.
Situated in the stunning new Great Hall development at the prestigious Trafford Centre in Manchester, Carluccio's serves fresh Italian food in a convenient location near the Orient car park and the Trafford Metro Shuttle Bus.
With each dish prepared using fresh, natural ingredients sourced directly from Italy where possible, Carluccio's is a comfortable cafe where you can enjoy a relaxed breakfast highlighted by satisfying Italian specialities such as Eggs Florentine, croissants and pastries, and exclusive Italian coffee blends.
Seasonally changing, the main menus at Carluccio's showcase the finest Italian cuisine all year round. From linguine and spaghetti to lasagne and ravioli, the selection of classic pasta dishes always proves to be a popular follow-up to the healthy salads and delicious antipasti courses. Tuck into a Panini at lunchtime and save some room for the traditional Italian desserts and cheeses. Naturally, each meal can be complemented with your choice of Italian wine from the extensive list and the staff will be happy to help you make your choice.
Carluccio's Caffe - Trafford
The Great Hall, The Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AA
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Customer reviews for Carluccio's Caffe - Trafford
(**** 22 June 2012 by Hulkhagan from Manchester
I booked for a Thursday evening for my partners birthday. We were seated on a table in the open area rather than the comfy booths at the bottom of the restaurant, it was quite cold and lacking in atmosphere. The starters were fine and arrived promptly. We had the soup and pate. The night went down hill when the mains arrived. We ordered the 23oz steak for two people. It looked like an old burger that had been left out on the BBQ. The meat was dry and tough. The manager was very kind and swapped it for two ribeye steaks which were fine but not much better, full of gristle. In the end we only had three bites and left the rest. The food bill came to [$] including 2x Diet coke & 2x Peroni. I was very dissapointed as it was a special occasion, safe to say I won't be going back as you don't expect to be stopping off at a drive thru on the way home after spending [$] on a meal. Maybe the other dishes on the menu would be nice but would not recommend going for a steak.
(((** 5 May 2012 by woopoo from Manchester
When we entered the restaurant a man greeted us with the question table for two? I told him we had a table booked at whch point he checked and realised I'd specified a nice table as it was for our wedding annniversary. Ah yes he said we have you a nice table then said it's the one at the bottom there and pointed the length of the restaurant. We were left to wander down ourselves & when after a few minutes of hovering not knowing which table he meant someone finally appeared to show us. The restaurant was not busy he could have walked us down and seated us himself. In fairness the young lady who served us after that was pleasant. The food was average nothing to rave about at all. The restaurant itself is very bright and I wouldn't choose to eat there again, it totally lacked atmosphere. I was disappointed. I expected wow factor & didn't get it. Fortunately I was in good company! We went on a Friday evening at 8.30.
(((** 13 February 2012 by Chef from Manchester
sunday lunch turned out to be disappointing. The antipasta meats seemed to have been made-up before ordering and consequently were dry/hard. The seafood pasta maincourse could have been much better if coldwater prawns had been used instead of warmwater,
((((( 9 December 2011 by Bullman1 from Cleckheaton
Love the setting and the shop where we always buy something for home.Excellent staff food is great if a little filling when your eyes are too big for your belly.Only slight downside is it can be a little cool due to its proximity to a couple of entrances and the great hall being so large.Must try the 3 pasta dishes option which gives you a chance to experience 3 different dishes in one meal.
((((* 17 September 2011 by abi from manchester
we went after the cinema at 8.15 on a friday night. We ate a la carte as we had a 20% off voucher and we had 2 courses one of which was the share 3 dishes of pasta which was great when we couldn't make up our minds. The staff were pleasant and attentive. The only thing that was negative was the seating was ripped which I find detracts from the elegant dining experience!!
((*** 21 August 2011 by Savannah from Manchester
When we booked we explained that it was for a girls 16th birthday meal with her family. We stated that we would be grateful for some form of decoration e.g. balloons. However when we arrived, the staff recognized us as the birthday group but had done nothing for us. I understand that they may not provide balloons but they did not even give us a nice table or a booth. Then the food arrived.. 2 members of our party said their pasta and meatballs had no flavour, 1 member was missing some of the fish that should have been in hers and mine was cold and the bowl was half empty. The service was poor, the waitress was young and appeared very flustered even though it wasn't that busy. Overall, this was a terrible evening and an awful birthday meal for a 16 year old. We will not be returning and I would not recommend it to anyone.
((((* 18 December 2010 by Gilly from Darwen
Atmosphere spolit by noisy position in Trafford centre.
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