Carbone Coal Fired Pizza - Taylor Ave
Carbone Coal Fired Pizza - Taylor Ave

Carbone Coal Fired Pizza - Taylor Ave

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.carbonecoalfiredpizza.com/
  • Phone: (204) 488-2554
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Paletta
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Carbone offers catering to local businesses, and for private functions. It is common for groups of up to 100+ to plan ahead, and place an order for appetizers, salads, signature pizzas and dessert.
  • Private Party Facilities: Carbone has a private room that can seat up to 24 guests. It is perfect for birthdays, anniversary parties, business meetings, or simply a night out with the entire family.
  • Private Party Contact: Rachelle 2044882554
  • Entertainment: 8 Flat Screen TVs play anything from sports (with the sound on for Jets Games) to the Food Network.

    Fresh and Trendy Music play on the speakers throughout the dining room, and private back room.
    Live entertainment takes place during special occasions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lindsay Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There are over 100 parking spots right in front of the restaurant, along with 2 spots designated for takeout orders.
A word from Carbone Coal Fired Pizza - Taylor Ave
July 12th, 2011 - The First Coal Fired Pizza Restaurant in Canada opens its doors.

Inside Carbone Coal Fired Pizza, an 850-degree anthracite-coal-burning oven reigns unrivaled by a stove-top or fryer, birthing the restaurant’s signature Italian-style pizzas. The result is a perfectly charred, yet soft crust made from organic flour grown in the Canadian prairies. Goat cheese, calabrese salami, and fresh ricotta top the pies, just to name a few toppings. Appetizers, salads and sandwiches rely on fresh ingredients
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Carbone Coal Fired Pizza - Taylor Ave reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (18)good for groups (16)fit for foodies (12)great for lunch (9)special occasion (9)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (5)romantic (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Good Pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had reserved a table but were seated at the bar. Not a huge issue, but wasn't as comfortable. Great pizza, Caprese salad was so so.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but pricy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The service was efficient and prompt but not particularly warm and friendly. The salad was good and the pizza was excellent. The wines were over priced. Overall the experience was a good one, but not great. Prior to going to the restaurant we had heard that the pizza was good but the place was very pricy. We agree and next time we will likely go to another restaurant where you can still get a good pizza meal at a more reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good wings! great Pizza! very busy!
    RaySteph
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    make you have a reservation if you go on the weekend, otherwise you will have to wait in the "very small" foyer. The downtown location was completely booked! Next time i go will try the banana pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    the pizza we had was good. It was nice to be able to modify our order. Staff were very nice. The service was very quick even during what seemed to be a very busy time in the restaurant. Would definitely go again and recommend to others!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Dining room & atmosphere was very nice, food was on the verge of being excelent. (Pizza crust and turkey meatballs were excelent) Would enjoy eating here again. Not thrilled that it took at least 10 minutes to have server to ask about drinks and server had no idea what the special soup of the day was, other than that service was pretty good. Pretty let down that the manager didn't once enter the dining room to see how our food was or how we were doing. Over all lunch was very good, best food I've been served on malmac plates. (Food & setting seemed to be deserving of glass plates)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Visit!
    FXBerryPenguin
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Pizza is as good as any in Winnipeg, and better than most. Quality and choices of ingredients outstanding. Crust was thin and crunchy - fabulous! Just enough sauce and generous with the toppings. While prices are a bit high, the quality of pizza ensured we got value for our money. Party of 6 all enjoyed the pizza and all will come back for more - soon. Thanks for taking the pizza experience up a notch in Winnipeg!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, poor experience
    CTwo
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Pizza was great, but was diminished by the atmosphere. Chairs and tables were cheap, too small and uncomfortable. Focaccia bread and balsamic/olive oil dip was not on par with the rest of the meal. Childish pop music did not jive with the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We tried two of the vegetarian pizza options on the menu and both were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best pizza I've ever had
    Joshgue
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The pizza here is better than any other I've ever had. The atmosphere has a modern feel to it and was not very noisy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food!! Great location!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was delicious and more than worth the reasonable and more than a less-than-timely wait. Recommend making a reso! You will get in on time and not be disappointed! An authentic Italian pizza experience! Ciao :)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 28 reviews are from the Carbone Coal Fired Pizza - Taylor Ave reviews archive.
  • Yumo
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Didn't like the plastic bowls and plates but everything else was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Pizza was great as usual, wings are still the best in the city although lacked the usual covering of caramelized onions.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    Screamingeagle
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Me and my wife wanted to try something new, and we were not disappointed. Food and service were excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food but no BB
    Missyt
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Really enjoyed our family supper at this location with my husband and son. Carbone is listed as family-friendly but has no kids menu or options and should maybe consider some oven-fired pastas as some of its peers do so that something a little easier to handle for smaller patrons is available. Their marinara sauce is one of the best I've ever tasted and though our pizza crust had great consistency it was a little bland flavour-wise. If you're looking for quick, yummy, gourmet pizza by low light, it's delicious. Bonfire Bistro is in the same neighbourhood with more selection and similar prices so though I can't say anything bad of Carbone, that market is still being led by BB.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    Terry
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Thought we'd try Carbone Pizza. Have to admit, it was underwhelming. Saw 3 different servers hovering around tables that looked done, but took a while before anyone came to our table. Keep in mind there are only 6 tables in the place. We had a pepperoni & Italian sausage pizza. I was surprised that both toppings had very little flavour. Overall, not bad but nothing special.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Had a reservation, said it wasn't ready and had to wait for a table to be cleaned. Finally asked after 5-10 minutes if it was ready and got asked about why we didn't tell them we had a reservation (which we told the girl standing beside the girl who said that) and that our table was ready this whole time. Not impressed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Snowbunny
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We booked the day we went and were happy we did, it was full. Waitress was a little rushed with her tables and requests were eventually brought. Ordered appetizers to be followed by salad and our main course. Appetizers were good, pizza was great but I wish the salad had come out before the pizza and not after! Overall the meal was very good. They had the music turned up more than I care for and we did have to request that they change the TV to NHL hockey rather than the odd sport shows that were on.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The staff were very accommodating
    Chris
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The staff were very accommodating and the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    Barb
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Food was delicious, especially love the new white pizza!! Was very disappointed they were out if wings!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza was really good with
    JJFehr
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Pizza was really good with the crunchy edges and very thin crust. I could eat a small by myself and not feel overly full and the service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Amazing, unique pizza, very reasonable prices. Appetizers and dessert were great as well. A few craft beer choices made the meal even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday night birthday dinner
    taylor
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    My boyfriend took me to Carbone for my birthday dinner. The drink specials were a good value, and our appetizers and pizza were delicious. Our waitress forgot my drink, and then when our appetizers came out she walked away without giving us cutlery. By the time we got her attention to get some cutlery our pizza was ready, so it was cold by the time we got to it. Overall I would give this restaurant a 4/5 because the food really was delicious and that's why I went there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Original menu
    frosty49
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We dined with another couple here for the first time, and were pleasantly surprised by the original menu and tasty food! The service is to standard - nothing fancy, but not lacking either. I tried the Barking Squirrel beer - excellent! And I'm a convert - was not a fan of arugula before, but on a pizza with goat cheese it's to die for!! We will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had the Fresca pizza this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We had the Fresca pizza this time and was disappointed. Would expect double the amount of brushetta topping for the pizza (some pieces only had a couple pieces of tomato). We normally order the Bella and quite like that pizza. Please consider increasing the topping for the Fresca pizza. Thank you.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out with family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    It was a great night. The food and atmosphere was great. Our waitress seemed to forget about us at times, however, it was a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth an evening out
    Date2night
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This was our 2nd time and consistent- not amazing but very good. Many reviews noted the crust being "limp" and I must agree. Although this was not bad, I think it's a personnel preference. We prefer a crust that has a crunch. When I reserved I indicated it was for my wife's birthday and nothing special was offered- no appetizer or desert offered... Not critical but would have been a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza is delicious, hold the caesar
    Foodie17
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This was our second time at Carbone. Service was friendly and prompt. Pizza was as delicious as the first time we went. In fact, we ordered the same kind (procuitto, arugula and tomato) . We also ordered the shared sized caesar salad which was overpriced at 12+$. It was nothing fancy. Dressing was not the usual goopy, creamy store-bought kind, which was great. It seemed to be a homemade vinaigrette style, which I liked, but it didn't have much flavor. The croutons were quite hard and there was no BACON in the salad, which was slightly disappointing, I will for sure return for the pizza, however i'll pass pn the salad next time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After looking at previous
    Stickboy
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    After looking at previous reviews on Urban Spoon my husband and I decided to give Carbone a try We had a booking at 5:45 which I'm glad we did as by 6:00 it was packed and there were people waiting at the door for tables. On advice from other reviewers, we started with chicken wings which were pretty freaking good, tender, tasty and a slightly bbq flavour from the coal. I ordered the Izabella 12" pizza and my husband had the 12" inch Calabrese. Both were reminiscent of pizzas you would find in Italy, thin crispy crust, light on the toppings which is a nice change from what you normally get in Wpg. The service throughout was very good, attentive, not intrusive. We weren't rushed, our drinks were refilled without asking and I would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic pizza flavors
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    This was our First time visiting Carbones. The Flavors of the pizza and wings were fantastic. We were a bit disappointed at the pizza crust though. We were really looking forward to WELL DONE CRUST but found that it was actually undercooked and limp. Next time we will ask for it to be left in the oven longer. Waitress was very pleasant but the drink refills were lacking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the tortellini soup!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My husband and I each have a bowl of the soup and then share the Bella pizza. Great food, fresh ingredients. Can sit in front of the cooks making the pizzas (nice and warm). Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Half Price Wine Tuesdays!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The staff are friendly like family. They all treat their customers with a show of gratitude through their curtesy, follow up to your needs and accommodating an experience of good times, good food, good wine and good feel. I recommend Carbone's and cannot wait of their 2nd location to open. Thank you very much to Managing Partner Ben for taking and passing on a photo of my visit earlier this year. Love it! Darlene Asselstine
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great and so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    The food was great and so was the service but we were a little old for the restaurant. Our son finished the left overs and was excited to try it out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pizza
    Annonamous
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    I have been to Carbone's a few times now and each time I have gone I have enjoyed my meal and the service. The staff is both friendly and knowledgeable. The pizza, soups and salads are all wonderful and fresh. I would recommend this place for lunch or a low-key dinner with friends in a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The pizza's we had were wnderful..n
    betty
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    The pizza's we had were wnderful..not greasy..very fresh tasting. Caesar salad was cunchy and fresh with croutons that had taste! Service was attentive and pleasant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The pizza was delicious however
    Lovespizza
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    The pizza was delicious however the service wasn't exactly great. We barely saw our waiter and their seemed to be waitresses walking around with food and not knowing where it was suppose to go.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice meal, good price
    rockstar
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Turkey meatballs were so tender and flavourful - definitely the stand out. There are warning signs on the building and website that proclaim "Pizza is cooked well-done!" but our crust was not crispy. The last time I went there were some beautiful char marks on the crust and this time it seemed slightly underdone. Overall nice meal, good price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing pizza
    sands625
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    You can't go wrong with all of their coal fired pizzas. Such great flavour!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, plenty for sharing.
    CiaoBella1
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    Great food, plenty for sharing. Wish they had more selections of wine by the glass. Ony 2 available. Look forward to their new location which is closer to my end of town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.