Carletto

Carletto

  • Italian

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We say…

Just a few hundred yards from the centre of Ashbourne in Derbyshire, you will find Carletto, an independently-run Italian restaurant that prides itself on the quality of its ingredients and authentic cuisine. Being situated so close to the centre of this small market town makes Carletto a popular choice for those looking for a quick bite to eat at lunch or a lingering evening meal before moving onto one of the country pubs surrounding the area.

Looking deceptively small from the outside, Carletto is able to seat up to seventy people at any one time in its contemporary dining room. With white-washed walls throughout, stone floors in the front dining room and polished wooden floors in the back rooms, Carletto fully embodies chic Italian design. Marcus Jefford, the new owner, knows a thing or two about good service thanks to his two AA rosettes from his Cocina restaurant in Chesterfield. So whether you are dropping in for an intimate meal for two or a casual lunch with friends, you’ll be looked after.

The menu, as you would expect is a showcase for authentic Italian cuisine. With a particular emphasis placed on pasta and risotto dishes you can expect to enjoy plates such as classic spaghetti napoletana in a rich tomato sauce with onion, basil and olive oil; salmone agli zucchini, courgette with white wine and onion; and risotto piselli e asparagi cooked using prawns, peas and white wine. As each dish is prepared to order, gluten-free pasta is available upon request and for vegetarians, many of the dishes can be prepared appropriately. With special lunch menus and a daily specials board, there are plenty of reasons to visit Carletto, and not one of them will break the bank.

Carletto Italian restaurant in Ashbourne is truly a little slice of Italy in Derbyshire. With delicious, authentic food, a bright and airy venue and fantastic staff, you can’t go wrong with a trip to one of the town’s most popular restaurants.



Review summary

9.0 based on 8 reviews
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Reviews (8)

  • Gemma Bridges

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    The atmosphere at Carletto is lovely - the staff are welcoming and the presentation is great. I chose the Penne Carbonara and my partner had the tagliatelle funghi and we were both very happy with our meals. Will definitely be returning in the future!

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  • Joe Davies

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  • Richard Webster

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    We went here with our son after buying a voucher in a charity auction. We will definitely be going again it was wonderful and we had a great evening. Couldn't find anything to criticise everything was superb.

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  • Christopher Bartle

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    Went on a Valentines night - would have given tens all round but was sat facing the kitchen door and spent the whole evening looking at the lady clearing plates and washing up. No other table available. Was only a small point on a very enjoyable evening - the valentines meal was limited to a very few dishes but beautifully cooked. Would go again.

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  • Gerry Brennan

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    Very nice meal, bit of a wait for the starter but other than that excellent! Could do with turning the lighting down a little!

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  • Steve Rooksby

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    Very happy with the overall package.

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  • KW

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    On all the different occasions I have visited this restaurant, I have never been let down. With lots of different fish dishes to choose from and a comprehensive wine list, an authentic Italian vibe is created by the chef and owner Carlo who will meet and greet most customers. Well presented food and a warm and enthusiastic service means I would highly recommend it to anyone with a passion for food!

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