Carluccio’s Italian caffe, restaurant and foodshops offer affordable Italian eating, drinking and shopping in welcoming surroundings, from breakfast through to dinner. The menu features authentic Italian dishes including antipasti, salads, fresh homemade pasta dishes and hearty meat, fish and vegetarian mains, as well as decadent desserts. Favourites include the delicious penne alla luganica (tubes of pasta with a rich and spicy Italian sausage sauce) and bistecca di bue con patate (10oz bone in rib steak, chargrilled and served with rosemary potatoes and pepolata). For dessert, treats such as ricottina al limone – (a slice of creamy baked lemon ricotta served with a tart lime syrup) keep loyal customers coming back for more. From fabulous oils to pre-prepared pesto, squid ink pasta to dried porcini mushrooms, honey cantucci to cappuccino truffles, plus excellent wines, head for Carluccio’s foodshop. The store, with its shelves stuffed with beautifully packaged specialist artisan products sourced from all over Italy, is the destination of choice for food lovers looking for gifts for their fellow foodies. Last but not least, visit the deli to choose from an enticing selection of fresh Italian produce including salami, cheese, olives and tarts as well as freshly made dishes to take away.