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Cafe Carlo

4.6
1116 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian, Comfort Food, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(204) 477-5544
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dave Hyde
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Private party facilities
Entire restaurant can be reserved for parties of 30-45... Some restrictions apply
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Private party contact
Joel Boulet: (204) 477-5544
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Catering
Please contact the restaurant for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corydon
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Parking details
Parking is available on Lilac and surrounding streets as well as the lot across the street
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Public transit
Corner of Corydon Avenue and Lilac Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

For some reason, they didn’t have our reservation made on OpenTable and confirmed by email. I showed the hostess the email. Luckily, they were able to accommodate us as it was Father’s Day evening. We just had to wait while they cleaned and set up an available table. Everything else was great!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Went there for wife’s bday..had the fried chicken appetizer..was delicious!! Wife had goat cheese salad and i had the pesto chicken ..both were amazing..we will definitely recommend and go back !!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Staff was very personable and lovely. Service was quick and food was great! Would definitely go back

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The best-get the Fett Chile! Amazing experience every time!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

As always, outstanding!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Always great so love going their regularly, the art work is a special touch

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Excellent food and terrific service. will definitely return!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent service. Had a great time

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Been there numerous times, never disappoints, service excellent, food excellent, very helpful staff.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great service, awesome food. Can't wait to go back and try other menu items.
We shared the Fett Chili and the Pappardelle. Both were delicious, but if I had to pick a favorite, the Fett Chili is their signature dish for a reason.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We were there for our anniversary, the first time at this restaurant. It was a busy Thursday evening at supper time and the wait staff were working hard, but very friendly and helpful. We had chicken pesto and Fett Chile, spring rolls, house salad, creme brulee, a nice fruity sangria for a hot evening. It was on the noisy side, but acceptable. People at the next table were celebrating something and having a good time. The spring rolls were very good, nice and crispy with what I think was a pork and kale filling and a spicy dipping sauce. The house salad (substituted it for caesar salad) was good and had an interesting dressing that seemed to be made of a pea puree with a touch of wasabi. The Fett Chile was also good, with pieces of chorizo sausage, chicken breast, and a nice moderately spicy chile sauce. Chicken pesto was delicious. The creme brulee was good - nice fluffy custard. We would go again and try some of their other dishes.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Very nice little cafe with excellent food. Enjoyed the PEI mussels. Great place to have dinner with friends or a romantic dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great meals for us both and always sit in Bonnie’s section

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Great wait staff, very friendly and positve attitude.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Friendly welcome when we arrived. Salads were tasty and the craft beer selection was good. We will be back again.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We have been regulars for a number of years now.
Always feel welcome.
Whenever it's our turn to pick a resturant cafe carlo is in the running
We have favorite dishes with enough variety that depending on mood,we can be ensured to get amazing dishes.
Always consistent is a trademark.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Everything was nearly perfect. Seemed a little short staffed on the floor but great ambiance friendly staff and the food is the real star!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We went for the first time today and had ordered the seafood chowder, fish tacos and the general's chicken sandwich. Everything was delicious. We hope to return soon and I look forward to trying the seafood penne or the gnocchi.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We love dining at Cafe Carlo. The service is always wonderful and the food is superb, always consistently good!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Fantastic food and great ambiance. Our server was 5 star. Will definitely return

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

A great spot for special occasions. Wonderful ambiance, delicious food, with friendly and attentive service.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

I love Cafe Carlos! Great food and friendly service. No rushing people through. Try the Chicken Pesto! It is fabulous!

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Food taste was exceptional. Recommend the seafood pasta

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Cafe Carlo is my favourite go to restaurant! Food is always fresh and flavorful. They are always coming up with new dishes. Service is always awesome, and so is the food! Looking forward to my next visit!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

As always, food was great! Our server was very friendly and attentive. Gnocchi was great! Two of our party have the seafood pasta but requested not baked and they were very happy with their choice.
This is always a hit with us and we plan on continuing bringing friends there.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The restaurant is cozy, with a decor featuring artwork from local artists. The food was amazing - well presented and flavourful. Service was attentive.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Cafe Carlo is a very comfortable business casual restaurant with good food and excellent service. The spicy Fett-Chili is the signature dish which is a favorite with most of my friends. The small rack of lamb is wonderful especially when it is served with the mac cheese. The garden salad was very fresh and delicious. And, the scallop with succotash was superb. All in all, a delightful dining experience. The service staff were very attentive and pleasant. I like this place!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Excellent meal in one of my favourite places in town. Spaghetti boo was delicious, the goat cheese salad wonderfully addictive:)

The special cherry pie with coke whipped cream was a pleasant surprise but would have been better if the pie was warm.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very good dining experience with friendly staff and great food

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Reservation was easy to make using Open Table. Friendly wait staff and comfortable seating. Food was served fast and very hot. Delicious starters and pasta. Fresh ingredients and amazing flavours. Slightly pricy for pasta but worth it. Would definitely go again!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Portion sizes were larger than expected, and our server Bonnie was clearly juggling a number of tables but still stayed calm and collected. Great service, great food, good location!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was ordinary

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Excellent food and service. A gem.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Both food and service were excellent. Courses were served in a timely matter.
The seafood chowder was some of the best I have ever had.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Good food, on the pricey side, great service. Smaller dinning area and bar area.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Second visit and we’ll be back again. Lovely food and wine ...

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food was outstanding, never disappoints, , fresh ingredients,.the mussels are far the best in the city, our favorite are the Diablo spicy variety,

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We took a friend to celebrate her birthday. We all enjoyed our meals and felt that we would want to return to try other choices.
The service was timed perfectly.
We could not hear other conversations so felt we had our privacy.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

This is a friendly, casual neighborhood restaurant with creative Italian food. A Winnipeg favorite.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Outstanding pasta, first-class service, relaxed atmosphere. Always a treat!

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