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Cafe Carlo

4.6
1068 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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 17 hours ago

We had a great time. The food was really good, a bit loud for me but didn't ruin the meal.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great food! Great service!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Excellent meals & service

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Amazing food and service. Best steak I have ever had. A tad expensive in total but worth it.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The mussels in Pernod cream sauce are excellent and the lamb was delicious. CC is a perennial favourite. Always good. Great wine. Excellent food and service.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great server, wonderful menu! Went for my friends birthday. Quiet when we got there (530 PM) but quite loud by the time we left at 8 PM.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The service was excellent but the prices way out of line for what we had. Would not return because of the cost and it was only lunch. Between two of us it was almost $80.00 and we only had 1 small glass of wine each. Overpriced by far.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I had the butternut squash ravioli...the BEST!! The other 2 with me had the pickerel in brown butter sauce. They raved about it. It was a very busy night , but the waitress kept up. We did not feel like we lacked any attention!! Love this place...will be back for sure. Friend was in for business from Vancouver and she loved it!!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Had lunch at Café Carlo to celebrate a birthday. The lunch special soup and salad was delicious. Surprisingly, not very crowded at lunch on a Thursday. But as a result, we got top-notch service.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Always nice place for a date. Great people, quiet, awesome food

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent service and great food! An excellent and affordable restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food is always delicious and the service is beyond compare. We were spoiled by Bonnie and Tara. Had a great evening there

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was excellent! Service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Extremely professional yet very friendly wait staff. Followed their suggestions for everything and was more than pleased. The scallop appetizer with bacon jam exceptional and am still remembering the taste of their rack of lamb... very unique. Have favourited this restaurant and will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

One of our favourite spots.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Lovely waitress and service. Food delicious! Will return for more!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was a wonderful dinner of fish taco apps, and chicken breast and pickerel entrees. Service was great! It was very noisy but not to the point of overpowering conversation. Need to go back again soon!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We were promptly greeted and seated. We had appetizers of scallops with bacon jam. Scallops were perfectly cooked. My husband enjoyed the seafood chowder which had an excellent broth. Beef tenderloin, pickerel and lamb was all cooked perfectly. Great restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We often dine at Cafe Carlo with friends. Recently we also took my son and daughter in law, Montrealers, 40 ish with vast restaurant experience. They rated this restaurant at the top of their list and enjoyed the evening as much as we always do. Said it was a “happening place”.
We are so happy to have Cafe Carlo just a block and a half away. The food is delicious, the service friendly and very accommodating , and the atmosphere of conviviality is a real pleasure.
A great, fun place to dine.

Gayle Freed and Gerry Stevenson

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Mostly very good. It was a 4 course seafood dinner which was quite expensive. The last course, halibut, was quite dry and tasteless but all the rest was very good.

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Disappointed. Given the amount of 4+ star reviews on OpenTable, maybe I had set my expectations too high.

I attempted to reserve a table for two for my wife's birthday on a Friday evening around 19:00 however was told that they only had a spot for 17:30 that day. We went in at the reserved time and were seated (very closely) to another couple. The rest of the restaurant was practically empty!? There was many other tables still empty well past 19:00... (attached a picture as proof)

I ordered the seafood bake meal which was good, but my wife's cannelloni came barely even lukewarm and wasn't anything to write home about!

Drinks were the best part. Service was just ok, not very personable.

Overall, not an experience I was hoping for especially when celebrating a special occasion...

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Have been coming to this restaurant for 25 plus years. Never really have been disappointed with the food. I wish I could remember the blonde servers name though. She is one of the best servers that we have had at any restaurant. Extremely attentive, personable, helpful explaining the menu. The pastas this time around were not quite as flavourful as in past, but still very good. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Oldest & dearest in town for our yearly get-together... everything was perfection... which is why we always choose Cafe Carlo

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Excellent food and service. Cafe Carlo is awesome!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Server was attentive, made good suggestions and made a great impression on my out of town guest.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Good food and service. Quiet enough to be able to talk.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The food was amazing but service wasn't the best, friendly, but didn't check on us very much and took a while to ask us for drinks and stuff

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Loved everything about it! Great food and ambiance!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We always enjoy ourselves when we dine at Cafe Carlo. It’s quiet enough to hold a conversation, the food is decent, and there is no pressure to leave the restaurant after the meal.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

I have been there 3 times and each time have enjoyed my experience. Food is great and service was great as well....We will be back again!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

A return visit for date night. Excellent food and service as always - have been coming here since it opened in 1989!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Friendly, efficient staff and great food! We loved the relaxed atmosphere with a commitment to professional service.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Consistently good

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The food here is amazing!! I find it hard not to order everything on the menu!!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Always a great meal and atmosphere, never feel rushed out after the meal. 5/5 for every meal and experience at Cafe Carlo

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The fett chili is by far one of the greatest pastas I’ve had and it’s so addictive every time I smell it I feel the urge to go buy some

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Had a great lunch with a friend. Quinoa salad was the best I’ve ever had. Terrific mix of veggies, quinoa, nuts, spice....yum! My friend enjoyed the fish sandwich with delicious broccoli/peanut slaw. A bit pricey but very tasty! Will go back.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great food as always. Love the Fett Chili.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

It’s a Favorite neighborhood restaurants that is consistent and delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Our favourite restaurant in Winnipeg. Regular patrons for over 20 yrs and the quality of good and service has been excellent all that time. Great wine and interesting specials.

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