Carluccio's Ltd

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Carluccio's Ltd
Italian Restaurant
Founded1999; 21 years ago (1999) in London, England
FounderAntonio Carluccio
HeadquartersCovent Garden,
Area served
UK, Ireland, Middle East and US
Key people
Carl Lever, Chairman; Mark Jones CEO
ServicesRestaurant and food shop
OwnerLandmark Group
Number of employees
Over 3,200 (2015)
Carluccio's, Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, London

Carluccio's is an Italian restaurant chain founded in London in 1999.


In 1991, Antonio Carluccio and his then wife opened an Italian food shop, named Carluccio's.[1][2]

In 1999, the first "Carluccio's Caffè" was opened[2] in Market Place, London. The chain expanded, initially across southeast England, and subsequently across the UK. In 2005, Carluccio's listed on the Alternative Investment Market as a PLC. In 2010 the company received a takeover offer from the Landmark Group, a Dubai-based enterprise, valuing Carluccio's at £90m. The transaction was approved by the shareholders and completed in October 2010.[3]

In March 2018, Carluccios brought in KPMG for financial advice for possible options due to high costs and increased competition within the industry.[4]


  1. ^ Allen, Nick (12 September 2008). "Antonio Carluccio, TV chef, stabbed". Retrieved 20 August 2018 – via
  2. ^ a b "Beloved Italian chef Antonio Carluccio dies aged 80". Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  3. ^ Jacobs, Rose (2010-10-04). "Carluccio's bought by Landmark Group". Financial Times. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  4. ^ "Carluccio's is latest restaurant chain to feel the heat". BBC News. 5 March 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.

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