16 Sep 2020
On Tuesday 22nd September, Carluccio’s will be reopening its Bluewater restaurant for delivery, followed by dine-in on the 30th. As well as all your Italian favourites, there’s something totally new – Carluccio’s Bluewater will be one of the brand’s first restaurants to offer a pizza menu where diners can discover artisan Neapolitan varieties, topped with the finest produce.
Carluccio’s has been bringing genuine Italian flavours and produce to the UK for over twenty years, and it doesn’t get more authentic than the local favourite, Neapolitan pizza. Strongly adhering to Antonio Carluccio’s food philosophy, “MOF MOF” – Minimum of Fuss, Maximum of Flavour – the pizzas are packed with authentic flavours without being overly constructed.
With flour directly imported from the Campania region in Italy, the dough ferments for at least 24 hours to ensure a soft, plumped-up crust that’s synonymous with Naples, before being hand-stretched. The pizzas are then layered with Carluccio’s-own tomato sauce made by gently crushing San Marzano DOP tomatoes with extra virgin olive oil alongside a secret ingredient, before being expertly baked in an Esposito Forni artisan pizza oven, made from brick by Italian craftsmen.
Choose from a menu of six pizzas including classics like the Prosciutto di Parma with Fior di latte mozzarella, finished with 24 month-aged Parma ham, rocket and Parmigiano-Reggiano shavings; and modern interpretations such as the Bietole e Caprino, with beetroot pesto, Fior di latte mozzarella, goats cheese, olives and walnuts. Fans of Carluccio’s signature Penne Giardiniera are in luck – there’s a pizza version with courgettes sautéed with chilli and garlic, finished with a free-range egg, baby spinach, and Parmigiano Reggiano shavings. Gluten-free and vegan pizzas are also available.
A sweet pizza comes in the form of an indulgent Calzone alla Ricotta con Canditi with sweet ricotta, candied fruit, and chocolate, finished with crushed pistachio nuts and served with a warm chocolate and hazelnut pouring sauce.
Carluccio’s new pizzas are available for click and collect and for delivery via Uber Eats and Deliveroo as well as for in-dining.
As well as pizza, Carluccio’s Bluewater will continue to serve all its classics from breakfast through to dinner, from antipasti to pasta, from salads to signatures like Chicken Milanese and Risotto Ai Funghi. The set menu offers exceptional value at £12.95 and £14.95 for two and three courses with gluten-free and vegan menus are available.
Carluccio’s Bluewater – pop in whenever you want, for whatever you want and stay as long as you like – that’s the Carluccio’s way.
Bluewater Shopping Centre
T: 01322 921322