Will Carluccio's Doors Remain Closed?

Directors of the restaurant chain 'considering all options' after appointing advisers

Carluccios in Wimbledon Village

Rumours are circulating that the Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s will be be among the first high-street casualties of the coronavirus shutdown.

Carluccio’s began life in 1991 when Antonio and Priscilla Carluccio opened a food shop in Neal Street, bringing regional Italian food to London. It currently has 73 restaurants around Britain, 19 of which are in London (they are all closed due to Covid19) and employees around 2,000 people.

When the chain had to follow Government guidance and close the doors due to coronavirus, the employees had been advised that this month they would only receive 50% of their wages, but now administration looks a possibility after the company appointed FRP Advisory on Friday who have said that they are: "working with the directors of Carluccio’s to consider all options for the company in the current climate”.

In 2018 the company closed 34 of its restaurants as it underwent a Company’s Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) restructuring deal in a bid to secure its future.


The company has a restaurant in Wimbledon Village (pictured above).

March 28, 2020