At the heart of Caravelli can be found the team of Bruno and Alison Ambrico.
With long held ambitions to establish a top quality Italian restaurant, discovering the Old Manor in Loughborough was empty and for sale made the dreams become reality for them!
The Old Manor was ripe for rejuvenation and, after months of planning, restoration, and plain old hard work, Caravelli Italian Restaurant opened its doors for business in March 2010.
At Caravelli you will find a traditional full service Italian restaurant with wide ranging menus covering everything from pasta dishes to seafood and meat prepared and presented in authentic Italian style.
The Old Manor is well known for being one of the oldest buildings in Loughborough, with the recent discovery of a stone fireplace indicating it was originally built in the mid-fourteenth century. The building has a fine Swithland slate roof and a central gable facing the road through which the original front door would have run.
It is beautifully set on the edge of Loughborough’s Churchgate heritage area overlooking the tree lined streets around the Parish Church, Rectory Place and Sparrow Hill.
The character of the building and its wonderful setting add to the ambience you’ll enjoy during your meal.
Throw in a little “buzz” from our predominantly Italian staff busily preparing and delivering your fabulous food, and you’ll find Caravelli provides everything you need for a great Italian style dining experience!
We also have a fully licenced and extensive bar to help you celebrate those special occasions too!
You can find our menus here
You can find our opening times and contact details here to make a table reservation!
Once the restaurant was up and running, Alison took charge of re-establishing the accommodation side of things.
The Old Manor is an interesting medieval building and the aim has been to retain as much of its character as possible in the rooms while providing modern comforts and conveniences that today’s guest has come to expect.
We now have five guest rooms – each named after Lords and Earls who have lived in the Manor – Beaumont, Hastings, Huntingdon, Despenser and Lovell – and they are all full of history with features such as oak beams and stone fireplaces.
For more details on our accommodation, please click here.