Carluccio's - Portsmouth

4.4
529 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Welcome to Carluccio’s Italian restaurant in Portsmouth, within Gunwharf Quays.

Our outdoor terrace offers stunning views of the harbour. Among other things, this makes us the perfect restaurant to relax after exploring the local shops.

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 Portsmouth today!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 529 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
TM
TwM57
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good and broad choice of food and drinks and perfect location with outdoor option at the sea front

JW
JulieW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food and service. Looked after our daughter and her friends who we’re having a birthday meal there. The gluten free options were great and the seafood pasta went down well. Will definitely be back

H
Heidi94
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Lovely food and nice atmosphere. Air con was on full blast so was a little chilly at times and my friend wasn't given a steak knife for her steak which was a little odd

VQ
VixQ
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, sat outside and views were lovely. Staff really helpful and friendly.

DG
DavidG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant time, great service and the food was just right

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice greeting. Good choice of tables. Very pleasant young man served us. Altogether a very relaxed and enjoy lunch. Thank you.

SS
SueS
Brighton
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Although not a vegan myself, I love the veganesca spaghetti and have had it three times since it was introduced.

GR
GergoR
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We celebrated there our anniversary, but nothing goes how we hoped .. our waiter was very unprofessional..we his funny jokes just made everything worst..thanks Bruno we never again go back there

PN
PeterN
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Tasty meals, nice environment. Pleasant dine out.

RL
RachelL
London
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely al fresco lunch with some great recommendations from Zoe, our waitress.

A
Alisha
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't visited in over a year due to the pandemic and visiting for the first time since restaurants have opened, was very happy with the food quality. Ordered the lasagne, calamari fritti (large) and the chicken escalope. Our server was a lovely girl, very attentive and recommended the dessert which we thoroughly enjoyed (chocolate bread and butter pudding with icecream). Will definitely be back again soon!

M
Mark
Hampshire
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and brilliant service
Highly recommend, although don’t want it so popular I can’t get a table!

LB
LynnB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at Carluccio's. We have been a few times and each time the service, food and staff have been great. We would definitely recommend anyone to visit.

CC
ChristineC
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff excellent. Good value and great night

OL
OLDIE
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Carluccio's was up to its high standard as usual. Unfortunately my sister accidentally managed to knock over her glass of wine. Within seconds, a waitress appeared with super-absorbent wipes to mop up the spillage (fortunately only on the table). A waiter followed soon after to replace cutlery and napkins. Apart from this incident,
the meal and service was admirable.

E
Excel
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the set menu, excellent value for money. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. We sat on the upper patio, very pleasant looking over the water.

N
Nickname
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing food. Really delicious. Slow drinks service! Fast food service!

LP
LucaP
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fab food fab service love this place ! Very convenient for us and everyone made us feel very welcome .

MW
MollieW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant experience. Would have been nice to be told what items they didn’t have before choosing instead of choosing and then being told they weren’t available. Happened on wine and starters.

A
Ayfay
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is great. Only issue is I had a cocktail that gave me an instant headache… I know it has orange flavoured liquor, Prosecco and something else and it tasted awful!

SB
SallyB
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely very lovely staff and friendly food was nice and mum had a lovely birthday

ZO
ZORO
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have eaten at this restaurant many times and it is always very good,that's why we keep coming back.Good service and a pleasant casual atmosphere.

J
Justine
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Not cheap but worth it for a special occasion

LA
LynneA
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and a harbour view what more can you wish for!

PE
PETERH
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasant lunch. Friendly welcome from Alex. Efficient and cheerful waiting service.

GN
GaryN
Surrey
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

All in all it was very pleasant, however service was a little too quick, no time between courses. Like less than a minute. So couldn't enjoy each course or time to breath. Food was good as always. And I would like to ask why you ask when you book is it a special occasion. It was I recorded that when we booked. A Birthday day out and meal ....But not a mention or anything. So why ask.
Gary

PG
PaulG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good breakfast, friendly staff, nice service and ambiance

H
Harpesus
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food was excellent- service was very good. I found the cleanliness in need of some attention. The toilets were’t kept on top off and where we sat in the window there were a number of dead flies!!!!!!
Also beside where we sat was a family with children - as they do , they left a mess on the floor. This wasn’t cleaned well before the next diners arrived. I found the overall cleanliness of the restaurant in need of attention especially after the pandemic, more attention to detail required.

J
James
London
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best meal we've eaten all year, it was faultless from start to finish. Friendly staff, nicely balanced atmosphere and superb food. The affogato was so tasty it's still making me smile just thinking about it.

ZA
ZoeA
Hampshire
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We hadn’t been to Carluccio’s before, but the service was quick and efficient, the food absolutely lovely and the whole experience would highly recommend!

GH
GeorgeH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality and value. With great service And harbour views

KB
KeithB
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location sitting on the open terrace on a fine summer's evening. Food and service very good and we enjoyed the experience. It is slightly more expensive than some other restaurant chains in the vicinity, this is our only reason for stopping short of 5 stars overall.

JG
JaneG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice outdoor eating experience.Lovely views.Very nice helpful Waiting Staff and good food.

AB
AlanB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our lunch, thank you. Pleasant service and nice outside location.

MP
MP28
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant, lovely food, really nice atmosphere… have been before this visit and will definitely go again

CP
ChrisP
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a Sunday lunch here. The service was good, attentive without being overbearing, special mention for Raphael, who was very good.
We were seated out on the patio area. I had originally booked an inside table, as the forecast wasn't good, but they let us move outside. The view of the marina was lovely.
Food was good, I had the lasagne, and my wife had risotto.
I would go back to Carluccios at Gunwharf Quays if we ever came back here.

S
Skybluechick
London
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This was my first visit to Carluccio's, I personally thought it may of been a little more quiet and elegant and I felt overdressed. The waitress was very attentive however she had no idea how to pour a glass of prosecco from the bottle, resulting in it overflowing onto the floor. The duty manager however did give us a complementary bottle of prosecco for the spillage. The food was excellent and could not be faulted. There was an issue paying our bill getting the blue light card discount applied and also the bottle of prosecco being deducted (this was due to change of manager. I would visit carluccio's again but maybe not for such a special occasion as it was my 60th birthday and retirement celebration with friends

TD
ThomasD
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience would definitely visit again when in gun wharf , slightly away on the other side from the other restaurants and great location

ET
ElishaT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food once again!!
Had the calamari starter which was cooked perfectly!
The lamp rump main was incredible my favourite dish so far!!
Service was attentive and very quick 😁

PE
PETERH
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection of food, at reasonable prices. Friendly welcome and good service from staff, especially our waiter Bruno.

FAQs

Carluccio's - Portsmouth does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. Carluccio's - Portsmouth also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 023 9283 3787.

Carluccio's - Portsmouth is rated 4.4 stars by 529 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.