Cafe Carlo

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Cafe Carlo is a friendly, unpretentious Canadian bistro located in Winnipeg’s Little Italy neighborhood. Cafe Carlo’s warm, comfortable atmosphere has been a staple in Winnipeg’s dining scene and continues to be considered among the city’s best restaurants since it was established in 1989. The atmosphere and the décor have evolved from the restaurant’s humble “rummage sale” chic beginnings. The owners and employees believed that a great restaurant simply was meant to be “about the food”. The passion of the very first employees and their love of food & drink remain intact to this day. We want to share the foods and beverages we love, that the world loves, with each of our guests.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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yummy
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous as always. Thoroughly enjoyed the Veal Chop.

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Nate
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great time. Staff, food, drinks, and atmosphere are great. Always go for birthday and special events.

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GioC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service was very good. We split a salmon salad - it was enough for two. Ordered the vong and rack of lamb. The food was exceptional.

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AaronB82
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for an intimate night out. Fette Chili, Fried Chicken, Bread & Herb Butter were all outstanding. Reasonably priced wine list. Friendly attentive service. Great experience all around.

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brettf
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant in the city. Glad to see the re-opened!
Other than a few less tables, basically unchanged. Look forward to our next visit.

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BobM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, very friendly, I had the Fete Chile..was very good, also fish taco’s were the best I’ve had..

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AngelicaHJ
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! All birthdays are spent here. They never disappoint! Great service also

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JenD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of my favorite restaurants!!! Food is exceptional, every time. Service is always excellent. I would highly recommend Cafe Carlo to everyone.

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davet
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Great food, great service and an overall great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ordered the ravioli. I prefer the paperadelle.

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NicG
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff seemed very concerned about health and safety measures.
The measures they took were reasonable and thoughtful. It did not disrupt an enjoyable dinning experience.

Food was great as always! So nice to be back

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KhristaV
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal. Two of us shared four small plates and each had a cup of their famous seafood chowder. The chowder absolutely lived up to its reputation, amazing! The fried chicken and pan fried broccoli small plates were our favourites, but all dishes were great!

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LuisaW
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific!! The Spag boo is my favourite dish. The service here is always great!

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marciaj
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The staff were very attentive, the food came out quickly. It was fresh hot and delicious. We would definitely return.

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RaymondW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The pasta dishes were very good and delicious with healthy portions. The appetizers were ok but not outstanding, at least the ones we had. The seafood chowder was outstanding. There was too much dressing on the salads we ordered and the its not the most expensive restaurant but it is pricey. Overall, its worth visiting and we will go back again.

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GarryB
Manitoba
22 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always great!

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CLB589
Manitoba
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

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Aerosmith
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

We go to Cafe Carlo every couple of months. We love the food and service is always great.
R. & D.

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FoodandFunFan
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed every part of my meal - wine, entré, and dessert. The serving staff were helpful, attentive and respectful of our privacy, and the space is comfortable even when busy. Definitely a place to do and to do back to.

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CarolynH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love it here. Took our friends and they enjoyed it as well. Service is always great and the quality of their food is wonderful..highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the drinks to the dessert was beyond my expectations

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Craig
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Food was absolutely delicious. Good atmosphere.

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JohnG
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Love this place! We shared the Fantasy meal - spring rolls, Caesar salad, fett chilie, Cremer brûlée — all terrific! Service was a notch below the usual personal attention / friendly standard, but overall a wonderful evening.

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LindaH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. I've been to Cafe Carlo atleast 6 times over the last 5 years. Never disappointment. Staff is attentive, there knew ahead of time and ackowledged on arrival my vegan status. Service is personal but not overwhelming. It's a great place for a small gathering of 2-4.

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Cheryl
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have Celiac Disease and I am on a strictly gluten-free diet. I was impressed with the gluten-free protocol that was followed to avoid cross-contamination. The server was very knowledgeable. The entire group enjoyed our meals very much.

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BeverlyA
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very tasty well presented food. Unpretentious restaurant.

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vipMimi
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

One of my favorites for dinner. This was my first lunch and I highly recommend it. The restaurant is always a hit. The service was a bit slow and wanted us to pay before we ordered desert but I can overlook that as I love the place that much.

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MavisM
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow because they were so busy. It gave more time to visit. Noise level was very high.
Food was awesome as usual. Desserts were delish!

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SylvieM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed everything! And I like the noise level, you could still chat and enjoy a wonderful meal! Thanks!!

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LeoW
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate bistro atmosphere with excellent cuisine and daily specials.

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JaredS
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular service. Food was outstanding, environment I thoroughly enjoyed!

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Amour
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot. Delicious food in an intimate setting. Service is always excellent.

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seafood Penne was excellent. Fresh! My wife loved the hazelnuts with the Ravioli.
2 hours of bliss, just what we have come to expect from this great neighborhood restaurant.

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Machino
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best tasting veal! Also portion sizes are reasonable, and not "boutique-y" like some places

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flyfishingbum
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service but tables were placed a little too close together.

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Angeli
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been for multiple dates and every time we enjoy coming back to Café Carlo. In Winnipeg, it’s one of the most romantic restaurants with its ambiance and lighting at a reasonable price. I always look forward to eating there. Make sure to book three weeks ahead for Valentine’s Day

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JulieC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect pre-Valentine's date! Love the food! Excellent service :)

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, very hot and tasty! The service was quick and friendly. We decided we needed to come again even before we got our food!

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

During Dine About Winnipeg 2020 - the menu options were great. Good and service excellent.

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