Carbone Coal Fired Pizza - Taylor Ave

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129 reviews
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July 12th, 2011 - The First Coal Fired Pizza Restaurant in Canada opens its doors.

Inside Carbone Coal Fired Pizza, an 850-degree anthracite-coal-burning oven reigns unrivaled by a stove-top or fryer, birthing the restaurant’s signature Italian-style pizzas. The result is a perfectly charred, yet soft crust made from organic flour grown in the Canadian prairies. Goat cheese, calabrese salami, and fresh ricotta top the pies, just to name a few toppings. Appetizers, salads and sandwiches rely on fresh ingredients
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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Friendly staff
Great pizza

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LA
Manitoba
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good as it always is; believe we had a new server so service wasn’t what it normally was.

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A
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wings are great, the pizza is amazing. Attentive service without being intrusive. Great spot.

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JN
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Went to Carbone with my parents to treat them to dinner. I enjoyed the restaurant beforehand, and would recommend it to my friends and extended family. The food and drink were delightful and of the quality I came to enjoy and share.

The atmosphere was far too loud, however, as we could not hear ourselves, even across the two-foot wide tables. The music was blaring and made us uncomfortable.
The waitress forgot our menus when seating us, and prioritized a larger, rowdier group.
I felt embarrassed and disappointed that my parents' experience couldn't be the best.

That said, I wouldn't hesitate to bring them there again.

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W
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I made a reservation at Carbone (Taylor Ave) for my birthday and it was great! The food was delicious! They even found a vase to put the flowers I received as a gift in. Our server was really nice and I chatted with the chef a bit about the coal oven. The only catch was that the music was cutting in and out because of internet issues and I really would have enjoyed hearing some good music while dining! Overall it was a great experience and I will definitely be back :)

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T
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

The middle of the pizza was not done the edge was and that was tasty. The salad was good but she blueberry crisp dessert was mediocre at best. Dry shriveld blue berries sitting in watery juice. The crust on top had really no flavour. Very disappointed
The waiter was very nice and friendly

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Fantastic pizza. Quality toppings and great crust. Would definitely return.

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The pizza was very good. When our pizzas were brought to us, the manager ( at least I think that's who it was) suggested fresh Parmesan cheese, which we agreed would be great, but he did not come back to bring it to us. The waitress eventually came and when we asked for the cheese, she did bring it. Defiantly over priced. Tables were small. Noisy, difficult to carry on a conversation. I watched tables being set up for a larger group, a from where I sat, they were dusty. The employee did not wipe them off.

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N
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was delicious but the rest of the experience was ridiculous. First, we walked in a few minutes before our reservation and the hostess informed us that they had given away our table so we would have to wait until someone was finished eating which would be around half an hour. When I expressed that this was unacceptable, the service team put together a table in the middle of the room for us. We waited 50 minutes for our pizzas and all of the surrounding tables were waiting similar amounts of time, as it seemed as though the kitchen was pumping out all of the takeout pizzas before fulfilling our orders. In the meantime we were not offered drinks for half an hour, and then when offered refills they never came. We were charged for multiple drinks that we did not receive. The restaurant should be better prepared for promotional days like March 14th if they are going to offer specials, because this experience leaves a horrible impression of the restaurant for everyone involved.

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MD
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Food is always good. Family friendly.

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CT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Have previously visited the downtown location and enjoyed the stay. My wife and my anniversary was on the 19th and we decided to book a table, the only method being booking online. All other locations did not have the time slot we required except for the Taylor location, which happened to be the furthest away. The hours of operation showed the store was open and the table reservation had the slot we required so we booked and received a confirmation number. Drove across the city and to our surprise, restaurant was closed. In the parking lot, another couple were waiting at the door for the exact same reason and were very upset.
Unfortunate turn of events, do not see myself visiting this location again.

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T
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we have ordered takeout from carbone before and have enjoyed our meal, but the pizza was awesome fresh. we were also offered a chili oil that was amazing. very enjoyable.

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A
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the Caesar salad, done with just the right amount of dressing, pizza, and wings. All done with a touch of class. Attentive service was nice.

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LR
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

The service was good. That’s the only positive thing I can think of. I had to wear my jacket because their was a strong draft, I’m guessing from the front door. The chairs were absolute crap, small, rickety and uncomfortable. Did not make you want to spend any extra time in the restaurant. They have Chardonnay but you can’t order it by the glass. Open the bottle and pour a glass, simple. No intentions to visit this location again. The downtown locations was a lot better

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Staff was good, food was very good. Not overly impressed 8n the ambiance.

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OT
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We joined two other couples for lunch on Thursday. Shared a large Caesar salad and it was great and plenty as an appetizer for six. Pizzas were fresh and tasty. Service was excellent. We loved the fact that you can bring our own wine and pay corkage. Corkage is normally $10.00, but only $5.00 on Thursday (all day long). Good food and reasonable prices. Great for lunch.

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was very good, friendly and quick, we appreciated that. We ordered pizza and salad. The salad was not very flavorful (caesar) but fresh. The pizza was ok, just a little shy on the basil topping. Overall, it was fine, could have had a bit more flavor in the food.

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KE
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Pizza.... Coal fired.... friendly staff, very clean. Would recommend and go back definitely.

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M
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The pizzas are absolutely fabulous. We will recommend the restaurant to our friends

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food as always and service was prompt and friendly

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F
Manitoba
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect location for dinner. Lovely staff and great dinner.

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Disappointed with the wings. Small and overcooked. Tasty pizza but the middle was soggy. Outer crust was great but inside part was mush from too much sauce. Get the pizza with meat and mushrooms, very good.

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MD
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Usually, we love Carbone's...it's a neighbourhood gem.

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good food, but the custom build pizza toppings are a bit too expensive given the base price.

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DP
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Try the chicken wings! Very good crust. Will go back.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best pizza in Winnipeg! You have to try!
I loved!❤️

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The front area is way too noisy.
Baffles hanging from ceiling must be much larger and hung lower to absorb some of the excessive noise.
Also, a softer floor material would help.

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food is unbelievably tasty with some great options for gluten free (for a price upgrade). The service was adequate. Not too busy, but not too observant with empty water glasses and items requested that we had to wait awhile to receive. Other than that, a great hot spot for any occasion. The food was actually so good, we headed back there the same week.

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OT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I enjoyed the meal but too noisy to carry on a conversation with friends

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OT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Staff is A1! So perfect on timing from seating to drinks, to good (super fast) to clearing dishes. My chair was a bit wobbly but other than that, great experience. Personally I'd like more cheese on my pizza and the tables and chairs could be made bigger to accommodate the large pizza pans but that aside they have the most difficult parts of the equation nailed (service and quality food!)! A tad pricey but hey, you have to make a profit right?

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very fresh tasting....had the anti pasto, focchia bread, callabresse pizza and I forget the name of the other one. Everything we ate was amazing high quality and fresh. Service was great. I was never left slurping on my ice cubes. Always had someone coming by with a refill.

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a favourite - the pizzas are delicious with great toppings and a thin crust. Staff has been friendly and the atmosphere is nice without being pretentious.

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OT
Manitoba
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pizzas are very good, thin crust and high quality toppings.

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A
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not enough food selections on your menu. Missing 3 forks on our table. Chairs are uncomfortable. I spent money at your resturant and asked for a silent auction prize in return to go toward my wedding social and your company couldn't be bothered even though I provided a donation letter and proof of valid ticket. Won't be back again.

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently delicious and always enjoyable. Great people too.

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's about time that we have an authentic Italian Pizza restaurant in Wpg. Carbone's is the real thing. It's the best pizza in Wpg & I only wish they would open one up in the north part of Wpg.

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T
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to this restaurant many times and it is a favourite for casual dining with friends.

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KM
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable evening. We were there later in the evening and they were very accommodating. Our reservation was for 930 and they called and told us the kitchen oven closed at 10:00 but even still while we were there they offered us many chances to get more food after our original order was taken. Great waiter and kitchen staff. Very impressed.

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MK
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

Booked a table for 4. I Called later to ask if they could add one more person to our table. They said absolutely not:they were completely booked for the whole night. Yet the entire time we were there, we were basically the only ones in the entire restaurant. Wasn't very happy that we had to tell our friend to stay home, and ended up having about 10 5-seater tables to choose from. Plenty of room for her.
For the amount of money they charged us, we could have had a delicious menu at the Keg instead. Kids menu has ONE option. Gluten free pizza was so bland. Not worth the $20+ . All of the toppings tasted the same (like nothing). I've had much better elsewhere. Greens salad was pretty good. But, you can't really screw up salad. Wings were boring. Sautéed onions on top of the wings were pointless. Was I expected to eat the onions with my hands? Weird choice of topping.
$8 per drink. Cosmo and spicy Caesar were good. But that's the only compliment I can really give.
We won't be returning.

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S
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I took my god daughter there for her 17th birthday - she loved it and we both got great choices to fit our hunger! I enjoyed the salad and got a great side pita - delish! My friend's pizza was awesome she said so all in all a great place to go.

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