Cafe Carlo

4.9
1728 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1728 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Visitor
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always excellent. One our favorite restaurants.

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DonaldM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful hidden away gem off of Corydon ave. The quality and value of food/menu and wine offerings make this restaurant hard to overlooked. Local artistry displayed on the walls that could be purchased but makes for great conversation. Waitress/Waiters friendly and knowledgeable.

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LyndonV
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is small, yet seems as though there is actually quite a bit of room. The food was amazing and the staff knowledgeable. The artwork covering the walls stirs thought and conversation. The food is worth every penny and more. I would definitely recommend this for a quiet night out.

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reviewer
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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gands
Manitoba
19 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded our wildest expectations! Quiet, fantastic service, incredible food, excellent menu of wines by the glass. Possibly our once-again favourite restaurant!

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RobinD
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic!
I have a lot of dietary restrictions and the chef accommodated and made me incredible food.

DP
DanielaP
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant. Food and ambiance was excellent.

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Cooker
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. It was so nice to be out for dinner. So glad we came to Café Carlo. The food was excellent and the the service was great! Thank
You!

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vipBrianLorna
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine with the staff at Cafe Carlos. Food and service fabulous.

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hctf
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service .

Feels like a very safe place to dine !

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JefferyE
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is delicious. But the Pappardelle or “The Fantasy” are our go to meals!

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic staff - our favourite date night restaurant!

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TaylorT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and drinks were amazing. Staff was super nice. Excellence spot.

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MicheleL
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamari appetizer, fete chile and seafood pasta were all delicious. Drinks were perfect and service was excellent.

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vipKatherine
Manitoba
36 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous as always. The best part of our dinner once again was our lovely, thoughtful server, Bonnie. She always makes our dinner nights out very special with her caring manner.

BJ
BrianJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and environment! Fabulous pasta dishes

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Eleanor
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My husband and I celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary. When we were newlyweds , we lived on Lilac avenue and frequented Cafe Carlo in its early days. Dining here is always reminiscent of your early days together and is a favorite. Many other restaurants we dined at in those days are no longer in business, so we are always pleased CC is still a thriving business. Thank you for all the past memories.

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Aerosmith
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent!!! Love the Caesar salad! Bonnie was great, as usual!

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AnnC
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service! Can’t wait to return back again! Would highly recommend!

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Dweek
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with awesome food and services. Our favorite place in the city.

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DeniseT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and wonderful service! Felt great to safely dine out for the first time in months and we will be back to do it again - thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the staff were very accommodating by preparing meals for our daughters that were not on the menu. We will definitely go back.

JK
vipJoanneK
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to finally be back at one of our favourite local restaurants and, as usual, the service and food were top notch. Our meal consisted of delicious and tender fried calamari with a wonderfully flavourful dip, Caesar salad and Carlo's signature fett chili dish. All delicious! Cant' wait to go back. Next on my list is their gnocchi with beef ragu which is to die for!

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Foodie
Manitoba
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going to Café Carlo for many years and once again our meal was excellent and the service was divine. We were fortunate enough to have Tara as our server and she is so lovely. Looking forward to our next visit. All Covid restrictions were in place.Rick

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YoungBoujee
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Timing between appetizers and mains was off. The Fett Chile was good but the sauce was too sweet. The Seafood Penne did not meet the hype. Overall good, not great experience for the price.

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CharleneB
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Selection, food and service were excellent music was light and cozy, altogether a wonderful experience and will do again, shortly!

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Jeanie
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place, our favs are Fett Chile, fish tacos, Chowder and the chef’s special is always great.

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Maggie
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a treat to finally break away from my kitchen. Making Cafe Carlos my choice for dinner after a long year of lockdown was easy and perfection.
Their website booking process is as flawless as their service and cuisine.
Welcome back.
Thank goodness you are back.❤️

MZ
MikeZ
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hi quality food and experience. Perfect for date nights.

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GregO
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After one year of hiding from covid we went to the best place in Winnipeg for dinner to regain our place in civilization . Best decision we made all week.

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JohnA
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service that makes you feel welcomed and appreciated.
Food was outstanding
Great place to spend a special evening

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Carlo is our favourite local restaurant! The food is amazing and the servers are very friendly. Perfect atmosphere for a romantic date night!

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GregP
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great wine. And a piece of birthday cake to top it off

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ChrisW
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience of Cafe Carlo. I had the excellent fish tacos and my husband had a pasta dish. Both were tasty and this was an great way to celebrate our anniversary. We would go back to try out all the different choices on the menu.

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DarrenF
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Great food and great service

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redwine1
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lively wait staff, pleasant environment, felt very safe r/t current COVID situation

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AlexT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service! First time there and it did not disappoint. Will definitely be back. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from Bonnie she was attentive and friendly. The food was excellent with amazing flavours in all the dishes and everything cooked to perfection. We treated ourselves to the mussels, rack of lamb and the gnocchi and we were extremely satisfied. We will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stuffed ourselves till we were ready to burst and then ordered desert lol! Our second time visiting and the gnocchi was amazing each time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely staff

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe Carlo using the Order Online button. Cafe Carlo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (204) 477-5544.

Cafe Carlo is rated 4.9 stars by 1728 OpenTable diners.

Cafe Carlo does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://cafecarlo.ackroo.net/en/gifts/new.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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