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Liverpool gets a Carluccio's

MetQuarter venue for Italy themed deli/cafe chain

Published on March 2nd 2012.

Liverpool gets a Carluccio's

THEY are dotted about most major UK cities and the one in Manchester's Spinningfields does an excellent puttanesca spaghetti. A bit light handed on the chillies, unless you tell them otherwise, but it remains Liverpool Confidential's favourite daytime bet when we have to visit the Rainy City. 

Now Corporation Carluccio is coming to Liverpool's Met Quarter. Undercover, so no need to hold a brolly over your anchovies.

The latest addition to the Carluccio’s family, established by Antonio Carluccio in London in 1991, will offer a signature combination of Italian restaurant, caffè and food shop, it says here. 

A central marble bar, a restaurant serving handmade pasta, seasonal fish, meat and vegetarian dishes and desserts based on Antonio Carluccio’s original recipes. Two courses paired with a glass of something fruity will set you back £15.

There's also a food-shop and deli. Others have tried this before in the MetQuarter with varying degrees of success (H, anyone?) because like anything that's a winner, it looks easy.

But Carluccio's are a bit more familiar with the dance and their stylised version adds to independents already thriving in the city centre at Delifonseca in Stanley Street and Lunya in College Lane. 

Simon Kossoff, CEO at Carluccio’s, said: “We have been looking to open a Carluccio’s in Liverpool for some time now. We are delighted to have found a site in the fantastic MetQuarter retail development”. 

Opening around the equinox.

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AnonymousMarch 2nd 2012.

That's nice. Overpriced however

Susan WallsJuly 21st 2012.

had a great lunch today decided to go back for dinner was not disappointed - cheers to the head chef and team

Sally MontgomeryDecember 16th 2012.

Had a great lunch on Saturday, good food, great service, wheelchair friendly, immaculate toilets including the one for disabled and baby change.
I know you don't eat in the toilets, but if these are below par I wonder about the kitchens and food. So to me they are a good yardstick to judge a venue by.
We shall be going back, in fact if my daughter is free tomorrow shall be taking her there.

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Beryl MillsMarch 20th 2014.

I agree must have very clean toilets. Metquarter keeps reasonably clean puts me off if dirty & more checks needed. I'll revisit a good cafe if standards are kept up always.

JohnJanuary 3rd 2014.

Best going to Cafe Novecento upstairs, which is cheaper, not overpriced, more authentic ( Italian cooking, produce and service) if you want a real Italian experience.

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