Cafe Carlo

4.7
1337 reviews
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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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OT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in and were greeted by Beautiful Bonnie: we were treated like royalty. This is how it always is when we dine at CC. Tara is a brilliant, gracious team member who seems to have telepathic skills, anticipating our every desire before we even know we have them.
The food is so freaking Dee-Lish and consistent that it makes me want to weep and shout and sing at once.
Not sure it could get any better.

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BP
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Try to go on a weeknight. Possibly it won’t be as busy and the noise level will be lower. It was very difficult to carry on a conversation.?

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DS
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have an exceptional experience here!

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KK
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, nice wine menu but the best part was the service. Bonnie was our server and she was outstanding. She knows the menu and each dish inside and out and went above and beyond while taking care of our table. I will definitely be back!

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous!

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CI
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Carlo is a wonderful cafe to go for lunch or dinner. The food was uniquely prepared and so flavorful. I had heard their steaks and Caesar salad were the best in the city. They did not disappoint.
My husband had the signature Fett Chile, which he loved. Our server was amazing...so professional, and yet so friendly, considering the fact, the restaurant was packed, and she was so busy. We can't wait to return.

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A
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is so flavorful and the portions are great for the price. If you get an app you'll likely be boxing some of the entree for later. Your mouth and belly will not be on speaking terms for a day as you will likely eat more than you can fit due to the great flavors.

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DM
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another very positive experience at Cafe Carlo. The restaurant was lively, but service was great and the food always delicious.

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A
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The city's best Caesar Salad. Excellent food, great and responsive service. Arnold isn't the only one who'll be back.

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F
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been going to Café Carlo for years as we love the food ambience and the chill factor!! Our server Bonnie was delightful and very efficient and once again food was fantastic!

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cafe Carlo is always great. Delicious and great service.

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Carlo is always great. Service food and atmosphere are awesome. The fett Chile never fails!

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CP
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time at this restaurant. Seated close to the door. Every time someone came in there was cool breeze. Food was excellent with great service. Will definitely be back again.

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A
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Cafe Carlo. The food is always excellent. Bonnie is a fabulous waitress.

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EJ
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 2nd time to Cafe Carlos and I was more than impressed.l, even better than I remembered!

The staff was very attentive and very friendly. The food was amazing, I can't recommend the Fett Chille enough!!

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T
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated at our requested table, and the waitress was generous and accurate with opinions about the different questions we asked regarding certain dishes. I was already convinced about the quality of food and service, and my friend, whose birthday was being celebrated, was most pleased with the overall experience; i.e., staff, ambiance (art display) and the superb food, of course!! Thank you for making my friend’s (81st) birthday lunch special!!

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L
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service great

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m
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service as usual! excellent quality food. stuffed!

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WF
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great food- portion sizes are a bit big. Service was ok, made a reservation but still ended up waiting half an hour to be seated + even longer to be attended to at the table.

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! First time for dinner. Service was absolutely wonderful! Food delicious!

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SO
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, our server was such a doll and very knowledgeable. Also very considerate of nut concerns one of our party had. Was my first time, but will be back for sure!!!

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MP
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came twice in 3 days. We were visiting from Toronto and Cafe Carlo has become our go to restaurant in Winnipeg. Enjoyed both dinners a lot. So did our friends.

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S
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Greeted and seated immediately. We were celebrating a birthday and were very pleased with meals
and service. Both gnocchi dishes were delicious and pillow soft. Mussels and calamari also excellent.
Seafood pasta in a light sauce very good. really enjoyed the bread basket with a herb butter.
For desert we shared to creme carmal so good. Our server was great. Would recommend and will return.,

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OT
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Felt like celebrity diners, the service was perfectly attentive; food beyond delicious and the overall experience was stellar.
Can’t wait to return.

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DB
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always an incredible dining experience. Food and service is excellent

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DO
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a great meal- The steak I had was perfect and probably the best seafood chowder I have ever had. The Fantasy meal was a great deal with excellent variety

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KP
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our most favourite restaurants in the city. Awesome food, atmosphere. Staff are amazing, thank you!

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and friendly staff. We've been coming here for years and never been disappointed. Cocktails are little on the pricey side at $12-13 but that'a minor quibble for the great food, ambience, and service.

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l
Las Vegas
39 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was awesome

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CO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Waited at the door for 15minuted

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OT
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A lovely evening out. A great venue.
Thank you.

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RC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excelent food taste, pricey though, and probably too loud, not the music, but other customers. I loved the whole experience.

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KR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favourite dining destination ever! Never disappoints...always exceeds expectations!

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B
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Previously the food was spectacular!! This time not so much. Ambiance and service always great. Will recommend and will be back. Potato/ Lamb appy was not great. Special main would have been better if meat wasn’t breaded. Perhaps we will order more from the menu next time. Mussels always awesome!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner

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OT
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious!

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OT
Manitoba
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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TW
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very nice wine and dinner
Only complaint is noise level was fairly high considering it was a Monday, but would not let that deter us from a return visit!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, our favourite go-to and memorable restaurant. Always great food and service!

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OT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the corner booth— the best seat in the house. We both really enjoyed the evening. Food was terrific. Servers were lovely.

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