They did run out of the wine
They did run out of the wine we were drinking.
My only complaint was a reservation of 6 that entered your restaurant approximately 9 p.m. that were extremely loud and I felt it appropriate that the restaurant staff ask them to 'tone' it down a bit. While we enjoy energetic atmosphere, their noise level was almost at a loudness, where we had to shout at our guests sitting across the table from us to be heard. It was quite rude, in fact.
Other than that, for our first visit we enjoyed it and will definitely come back for another visit.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had some really wonderful
We had some really wonderful mussels and everything else was equally delicious.Our waitress was pleasant and she had our shared items split for us which is so thoughtful.The only problem is the noise level which at times was so terrible we actually couldn't hear the person across the table.I know it is not the restaurant's fault when a group comes in and thinks they are the only people there and they become louder and louder as the evening progresses .I'm not sure what could cushion noise but that would be my only concern as a restaurant owner.But I would like to thank you for the consistent quality of food.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed our
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner with a couple who had never been to Cafe Carlo. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and chose to dine here based on the fact that it truly is one of our favorite restaurants.
We had our first date here, and years later we also got engaged here as well (21 years ago).
The food was excellent...the featured pasta with the chorizo sausage has always been one of our faves. The service was classy and very good. It was a little on the loud side but we are a little on the loud side too so we didn't really notice till later in the dinner.
Good Times! Terry Acland
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great, service not
Food was great, service not quite as good. Our waitress was rather surly.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistent quality and service.
Consistent quality and service. Have been several times and will certainly return
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Shawn Miller stellar review
Amazing food! Great atmosphere. Small dining venue. Very intimate and upfront.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
it had been a long time since....
Excellent food and a great ambiance, the wine was delicious. Now we know why we liked it so much a long time ago. We promise not to wait this long again to return.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
There was a group of people who cam in after we were seated and they were very noisy. We found it hard to talk to each other and found that everyone else in the restaurant talked louder to be heard. Otherwise we really enjoyed the dining experience.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I had such a wonderful experience at Cafe Carlo. We both have been raving about this place to our friends. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was very pleasant. We will be heading back very soon to try more of their dishes. The wine menue was huge! And decently price pointed. The staff were very kind and the service was excellent
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated a birthday with friends at Café Carlos. When we first arrived we thought it was a bit loud, but we quickly got used to the noise.
Food was fantastic! We had the fish tacos as an appetizer...delicious! The seafood chowder was perhaps the best I've ever had!
Our entrees were excellent and the portions very generous, all 4 of us had to take the rest of our dinners home.
Our server was excellent as well, just the right amount of attention. We were at the restaurant for 2 and 1/2 hours...the time flew by!!
Look forward to our next meal at Café Carlos!!!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service were very good, however we found the price to be a little much.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love their Papp Curry. This is our 2nd time here in two months because we enjoy that dish so very much. It is a very busy little restaurant, so if you're looking for something quiet, I do not recommend this place. It was VERY loud and noisy, due to their layout. The service was very good. Never once was I without. We also really recommend their bruschetta. FYI: We paid just over $100.00 for a glass of wine, coke, appetizer, starter salads, and main dishes for two.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again, surpassed expectations
Awesome experience. I cannot compliment our server enough - she demonstrated a level of service that one expects to find in only the most exclusive and upscale establishments. The pasta special was exactly as described - in a word: delicious! Café Carlo has become our favourite restaurant in Winnipeg, and we have now spent our last four anniversary dinners there. We'll be back!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
fantastic all-round night!
fantastic place with great food and service, can't go wrong!
7/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been to Cafe Carlos
We have been to Cafe Carlos several times and the experience is always great. One of our party has dietary restrictions ie. must be gluten & dairy free. This did not hinder the cook in any way. They were able to accommodate superbly. We all enjoyed our meals and the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. Would recommend Cafe Carlos for adults - not a menu suited for children.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out.
I took my parents out for a late dinner. We ate well, ran into old friends and even though the fact they were almost closed we felt no rush and prompt, helpful, energetic service all night.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We all loved the soups (the seafood chowder and the spicy corn) and there were no complaints about the main courses. The Fantasy special is a good idea, and I would have ordered it except that I don't care much for Creme Brule. It would have been nice if I could have swapped out the dessert because the chocolate oblivion was terrific.
We've been there before, and I'm sure that we'll go back again.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time to Cafe Carlo, I will go again...and again, and again...
The food is amazing, service is friendly and knowledgeable. I can't think of a single thing I wouldn't give an A+ (one table near us was a large group and they were excessively loud, but that has nothing to do with the restaurant, it was just bad manners).
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is truly a
This restaurant is truly a neighbourhood gem that never fails!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, great food. I hadn't been to Cafe C for awhile.......but will be back soon.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
23 years of enjoyment
As the menu evolves, we find ourselves enjoying new flavours and inventive combinations.
Not a devotee of fish, I find myself ordering their seafood and fish dishes - the Seafood Chowder, Crunchy Prawns and salmon in particular, as the ingredients are always perfectly cooked.
The service is timely and attentive, and they are willing to cater to dietary requests when possible.
Desserts, if I have room, are wonderful.
The high ceilings can make things a trifle noisy as the evening goes on, but it's hardly a rowdy atmosphere!
My personal bugaboo is portions size. I find many dishes - pastas, for example to be too large . However, I have that problem at most restaurants, and I'm sure many diners would disagree.
Thanks Joel & staff.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife had dinner here the other night and really enjoyed the food! We both had a pasta and seafood dish and throughly enjoyed it along with some appetizers. If you are looking for a new place to eat, enjoy trying new things, you will love this place. Thanks for a great dining experience.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
4 diners - 2 had the same
4 diners - 2 had the same meal. Seafood chowder was outstanding. Cannelloni very tasty. Seafood Penne huge portion and perfectly cooked. Pickerel nice and buttery. Found a wonderful new wine very reasonably priced. Great selection of desserts finished off the evening. Serving staff were warm and attentive
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our Favs!
This little gem has been a favorite of mine and my wife's for years. The food is delicious! Whether you order their signature Fett Chili or want a tenderloin that's second to none in the city, Cafe Carlo's is the place! If you're looking for a quiet romantic spot, this isn't the place for you, but to take your sweety out for an amazing meal with great service, you gotta come here. My only wish would be that the wine list be expanded, as I'm particular about my wine, but its a small price to drink something I like, rather than love, to enjoy a meal here.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Winnipeg gem....excellent service and wonderful food......has maintained its excellence for many years
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly a neighbourhood gem!
The food was excellent, and the service was friendly, courteous and timely! Will definitely go back, not only lunch, but dinner!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service!
If you are looking for a varied menu with some of the best food in Winnipeg, you should try Cafe Carlo. Lots of choices for everyone and every item sounds fabulous. We had the seafood penne and the Fett Chili (their signature dish) and both were absolutely terrific. The service was good and the food came quickly and was piping hot. The noose level was a little high but it is a small space and to be expected. This is a definitely a restaurant we will return to many times as it would be hard to be outdone anywhere else.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
Food and service was excellent. Would definitely go again
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A pleasant atmosphere
I went here with a friend of mine basically on a whim, and we were both pleasantly surprised. It's very nicely decorated and the overall tone of the restaurant is very comfortable and romantic. The waitresses were attentive and friendly and the food was pretty good too. A little more pricy than an average restaurant, but definitely worth it if you're looking for a nice place to dine.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. It's a nice small find just off Corydon. Food was rich in taste, fabulous!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe Carlos No Disappointments
Wonderful little restaurant with great food. The service was excellent, I never felt rushed or neglected, just well taken care of. Entire evening was nicely timed between appetizer, salad, entrée and desert.
Quiet enough where we could actually talk to one another without sharing our conversations with others.
Best thing I can say is I am looking forward to a return visit, soon.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
An excellent experience all
An excellent experience all around. My only negative comment, and it is minor, is that the prices seemed a bit high.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was initially slow
Service was initially slow but it was a full restaurant when we arrived. Improved as evening progressed and was very friendly and personable. We all enjoyed our appetizers and main courses. Food quality was excellent. Have eaten at many fine restaurants in Vancouver where we live and the food here was comparable. Enjoyable evening.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience in a quaint place
Had a wonderful meal on a Monday night, te restaurant is small and cozy but doesn't leave you feeling like you're being hovered over.
Wait staff was very friendly and knowledgable of menu when asked about specific dietary restrictions.
HIGHLY recommend the scallops with bacon jam - perfectly cooked, kudos to the chef.
A perfect place to go for an adult night out when you want to be able to have a great meal and still be able to have a conversation.
Will certainly be back.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
great neighborhood restaurant
The seafood chowder is really great! Also it is so nice to have a decent restaurant in the neighborhood where you can walk to and have a good meal. Loved that their bar has all the special drinks, campari, irish whiskey that one doesn't usually find in a neighberhood restaurant.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly and efficient service.
Friendly and efficient service. The food was great and it was relatively quiet for a small resturant.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious pasta dinner
Three of us dined and each tried a different pasta. Each was scrumptious. Server was gracious and did not bug us while we chatted before and after dinner. But as restaurant got busier we felt abandonned... maybe outstayed our welcome, but never got asked if we wanted desert at all!!! Our bill was just plopped down on the table. As three mature women felt we slighted; would have left a much bigger tip. Yet server was again nice as we paid our bill, chatting us up a bit. Super dinner, though.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome restaurant experience
The seafood chowder is to die for. I had it with the fette chile. The quality of all the ingredients was top notch.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for the tastebuds!
We took our parents out for dinner. Perfect place for that. The ambience is classy and charming, very inviting. Our server had the perfect balance of being efficient and friendly. Every dish was delicious, and unique. The menu has enough variety to please everyone. This has made our "failsafe" restaurant list.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
All 3 of us truly enjoyed our dinners. Very tasty. Great service. Nice atmosphere. Definetly a place we will return!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I don't know why, after years of enjoying Cafe Carlo, that it slipped from our radar. I guess because there are so many good restaurants in Winnipeg. Anyway, this is definitely one of them! The food was delicious and the service was wonderful in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. I am thankful for the recent review in the Free Press to remind me of this great destination. We will certainly be returning.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & great service....
Have been coming here for years & it is a great spot for trying a variety of the small plates & sharing with your table. Soups & salads are tasty with a choice of 2 sizes to accompany the other dishes, or you can go for an entree choice of your own. Service is timely...... no waiting for ages between dishes. A great dining out experience.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My daughter was home for a week and we wanted to go out to a "nice place" She had not been here before. I have been. We had a reservation and our waiter was very nice and helpful and friendly. I chose the Carlo special which included the dessert. Although the food was good, it was not excellent. I would not order that "Fantasy" item again. Is that what it was called? I liked the salad, but the rest of it was too heavy for my taste. The creme brulee was very dense; the pasta had too much "stuff" in it. My daughter ordered the lasagna and she enjoyed it but did not come anywhere close to finishing it-again too heavy. The glasses of wine were good value for the money. So I would come back, but I would definitely order something else.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cafe Carlo is as good as ever. Great food and a lovely ambience for two old friends to share. We were able to have a leisurely meal without being rushed. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful. It seemed to take a while to be greeted at the door and we sat a long time waiting for water and to be approached for the first time. A long enough wait I didn't feel too welcome. But I will be back and will recommend the restaurant to friends.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was excellent; cheery and rapidly responsive without being intrusive. Scallops and Pickerel were outstanding, as was the corn/chorizo chowder. The buzz is fun.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sever was excellent as always
Sever was excellent as always happens there. Was very impressed all the way around.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delightful Birthday Dinner!
The food at Cafe Carlo is fantastic! We had the most amazing fish tacos and risotto croquettes to start and then a goat cheese salad with beets, which was delicious! We all tried the signature entree, the Fett Chile, which was phenomenal! The sauce was outstanding and the sausage added a spicy flair. Overall, a fantastic meal!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Ambiance -Great Food
This small restaurant in Fort Rouge has wonderful food, great service, and a relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommended.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our third time to
This is our third time to Cafe Carlo in 2 months, twice for dinner and once for lunch. Our friends actually introduced us to this hidden gem. Every visit has been great, and the service was very good as well.
Our last visit was a Saturday night, it was very busy but the server still attended to our table as needed and we never felt rushed.
Food is amazing, so many tasty items on the menu!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still a great place to dine
Friends out for dinner and a play. Cafe Carlos was recommended on the 'I haven't been for a while' list
And some had never been... Myself included. What a gem to find a Real server who knew the specials could offer adaptations and was generally attentive without being intrusive. And the food. It all comes down to the food. Delicious flavorful Presentation wasn't exciting. But the taste more than made up for it. I would absolutely go back. The carollers coming in for a few quick songs just made the evening! Great experience all round
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM