Cafe Carlo

5
1745 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 1745 people are saying
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4.9
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4.8
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Raerae
Fargo
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our go to place. Just love it. Staff, food and atmosphere amazing.

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vipPhyllisB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great and staff are amazing. Its cozy and love going there.

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LMcG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite places - food & staff are excellent!

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MaliB
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was magnificent! The service was outstanding; they made celebrating our recent wedding a very special occasion for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My partner and I had a fabulous date night here the other evening. The service was fantastic, the food tasted great. We had the daily special appetizer steak bites. So tender and the chili aioli it was in was wonderful, not spicy but delicious.

The seafood chowder was the best chowder I have ever had in my life! It was amazing; go there and have it!!!! For our mains, we had pasta, the Fett Chili is one of their most famous dishes and did not diss appoint, almost tasted like a Thai sweet dish. I had seafood penne, I really enjoyed all the seafood pieces however the sauce seemed a bit lemony for my liking, as I was hoping for a bit of a creamier taste.

Be sure to make a reservation and add this to your list to try or go again!

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RyanW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing every time we go there. Fett Chille is famous for a reason!

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Zippy
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious as always (Seafood Penne) and I’ve never been disappointed in a meal from Cafe Carlo

Service was attentive and thorough!

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MKDR
Manitoba
18 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I shared the calamari starter, which was more than enough for the two of us. It was delicious! The seafood penne and the Spag Boo were both equally delicious. Our server provided nicely timed and outstanding service. A favorite restaurant of ours for special occasions.

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NelsonG
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife had the rack of lamb and was very impressed.
I had the seafood penne and was surprised that there was a whole lobster tail in the mix. It was super.
We also had dessert which was exceptional, but was too much as the previous portions was very adequate. However it was our anniversary so we were splurging.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal at Cafe Carlo. Bonnie was excellent as always. Can’t wait to get back there again.

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LoreneA
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food,would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal in an intimate setting.

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AndreaR
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great local place for our anniversary! Wonderful service, good table spacing, all protocols followed and the food was fabulous!

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Chad
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service and very pleasant staff. Was a great first experience at Cafe Carlo.

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DiningDiva
Manitoba
18 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What I love about this restaurant the most is that you get the consistency of a great dining experience! It doesn’t matter if you go there on a Tuesday for lunch or a Saturday for dinner, or if you haven’t even been there for over a year, you will get the same friendly and professional service, and the same delicious meal!

My husband and I were there for dinner on a Saturday night, celebrating our anniversary. I ordered my favourite item on the menu which is the Seafood Penne. It is absolutely delicious… baked with crab, lobster, scallops, prawns & herb cream. My husband ordered the pickerel with brown butter, prairie pilaf, veg, but substituted the pilaf for mashed potatoes.

They also make the best Mojitos in Winnipeg! Their Mojito made with White Rum, Limoncello, fresh mint, fresh lime & cordial, soda is served on the rocks in a chilled cup.

In addition to their regular menu, there are always daily specials, which are very tempting, especially the dessert items! We ordered he Apple, Raspberry, Blueberry Crisp with Vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. It was good, but not my favourite. However, my husband absolutely enjoyed every bite!

I have been dining at Cafe Carlo since 1998, and have always had a great dining experience, so I feel that I can speak to their consistency!

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MarkR
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service, had a wonderful evening!!!

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jenjen
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Carlo always meets high expectations. The food was amazing again, nice quiet, safe environment.

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vipLuke88
Manitoba
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistent with food quality and service. One of our favourites.

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StevenR
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good service and delicious food. Kind of expensive but still worth it.

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great the server Bonnie was very knowledgable and vibe of the restaurant was amazing!

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Les1
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be out again our server Bonnie was fantastic the food was excellent. A great dining experience

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BrentP
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food at a reasonable price and the atmosphere was really nice. It was quiet and inviting

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Tedwardbear
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As it has always been since 1989, excellent food and service!

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Anonymous
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great quaint place for a quiet dinner. Food is top notch and service fabulous! Hidden gem!

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vipMatt
Manitoba
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants in Winnipeg. You can never go wrong with the pasta dishes and the lamb is always solid.

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vipPhyllisB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are wonderfull. Food is great. Service great. We go often

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MikeM
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always love Cafe Carlo! They take very good care of us there, I have a serious food allergy and they always go out of their way to ensure I’m taken care of! Awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first restaurant we went to after restrictions lifted was Cafe Carlo for our anniversary, and they did not disappoint! The ambiance, food and service was top notch.

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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
20 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.

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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.

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 5 stars by 1745 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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