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The aim is to provide great quality, authentic Italian food at sensible prices, and to provide informal but excellent service to our customers. We cook by Antonio’s motto, Minimum of fuss, maximum of flavour. We have 30 restaurants across the UK and Ireland with a franchise business in the Middle East.

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The Franchise Opportunity

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About the brand

We're noisy about food. We taste it, try it and argue about it, until it's just right.

25 years as the UK’s best-loved Italian restaurant

Antonio’s love of great authentic Italian produce is still very much in heart of all Carluccio’s does, with most of the restaurant dishes being prepared in house, including the freshly cooked focaccia each morning. This love of produce runs through to the retail line with many of the producers Antonio picked 25 years ago still supplying products to this day.

We stay true to Antonio’s vision:

– great quality, authentic Italian food

– exciting all-day menu with something for everyone

– delicious options for GF, vegetarian, vegan and, of course, Bambini – classic favourites & regular seasonal specials

Our approach and who we are looking for

Our approach means you benefit from: 


• Extensive restaurant partnerships experience – host environments, third party stakeholders, franchisor, franchisee, multinational brand partners

• Dedicated partnership support teams – senior and experienced team to support partners exclusively

• Operational excellence – focus on operating at the highest standards – regular formal business performance review with all stakeholders and against all stakeholder’s desired KPIs

• People focused – continuous focus on training and development of our own and our partner’s teams, to deliver the best guest experiences

• Quality design capability – Contemporary & exciting designs for our restaurants created by internal team and use of industry leading design partners 

• Continuous insight and innovation – committed to keeping our propositions relevant and exciting to guests through continuous innovation

• Flexibility - experienced in developing our concepts to suit multiple host environments - with hotels as an ideal prioirity area - and able to develop/tailor/adapt our propositions for the guest as required - bespoke food development capability – exec chef team and development kitchen - high quality, in-house marketing capability

We are currently looking for single and multi-unit franchisees in the UK and Master Franchise Partners in Europe, India and Asia-Pacific territories.



Quality italian cuisine

Classic favourites and seasonal specials


Multiple format opportunities

Ideal hotel partner, high streets, travel or shopping mall

Sound good? Get in touch on 0131 374 2393 or register your interest for more information!

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