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About Carlo's Italian Bistro

In the early 1970's, Carlo and Felicia Schiattarella ventured from their small town in Naples, Italy & opened a quaint carryout pizzeria. Three decades later, The Schiattarella family is proudly introducing their 3rd full service restaurant in MD.

Come join us for a delectable experience
at Carlo's Italian Bistro and enjoy authentic, mouth watering Southern Italian cuisine.

We take pride in serving top quality veal, chicken, seafood and shellfish specialties, along with salads, subs and sandwiches. With all of our menu items made fresh to order, we can gladly accommodate any dietary needs and preferences.

Our casually elegant dining room is a perfect setting for a romantic dinner, friendly get-together or business luncheon, along with plenty of space for large parties & gatherings.

9926 York Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Vegetarian, American

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:

Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm


Dinner:

Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm


Closed Mondays

Cross Street:
Church Lane Shopping Center

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 667-0002

Website:
http://www.carlositalianbistro.com/

Entertainment:
We regularly have live entertainers whose styles are influenced by various artists such as Bocelli, Sinatra, James Taylor and more! Please check our facebook page or call us directly for information on upcoming events and performers.

Catering:
Although we do not offer a delivery catering service, we do offer various party platters. Please call for further information.

Parking Details:
Carlo's is located in Church Lane Shopping Center, behind Taco Bell. There is plenty of free parking in both the front and back of the building.

Public Transit:
MTA #9 bus line (across from Cockeysville Target)

Multiple Light-rail access

Executive Chef:
Carlo Schiattarella

Private Party Facilities:
Our upstairs, mezzanine style dining area allows for privacy along with a balcony view of the entire restaurant. It's elegantly decorated and perfect for large gatherings and parties, with enough space to comfortably accommodate 85 guests.


Our veranda room, which seats about 50 guests, is modernly elegant. Skylights, floor to ceiling windows and hardwood floors paired with cream tablecloths create a warm and home-like atmosphere. Two steps and frosted glass paneling separates this room from the main dining room allowing for a relaxed feel along with ample privacy from the rest of the dining area.

Private Party Contact:
Stephanie: (410) 982-7700

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Liquor, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
In addition to our live entertainment, we often hold fundraisers and other special events to help our community. Please visit our website for further information on upcoming events.

Carlo's Italian Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.4

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4.3

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97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (19)
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Authentic (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Groups (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Cozy (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (6)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Romantic (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
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Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

We've been there often and really enjoy the good and experience. Will definitely go again!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We try to eat at Carlos every weekend. The food is always excellent and the service as well. The waitresses are knowledgeable and friendly. Whether we have pasta, veal, or seafood, It is always top quality. Carlo is always checking on the staff and the tables so you know everything is going to be perfect.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Deliciously tasting food. Exceptional service. Great wines.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 2, 2017

My husband and I dine here often because the food is so very good and the atmosphere is welcoming. On our last visit, I had the veal marsala. It is always delicious and the veal is very tender. My husband had the veal saltimbocca whih was also special. The tomatoe sauce for the pasta is fantastic. We always look forward to the fresh bread an house salad with their special dressing. It is our favorite restaurant!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fabulous bronzini

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We couldn't be more pleased with the fact that Carlo's Italian Bistro is virtually in our back yard. The food is always delicious, the warm hospitality of Carlo is outstanding and the service is impeccable.

We went with the Salmon and the Veal Marsala this time and both were absolutely scrumptious. And the bread...did you know Carlo makes his own which is without a doubt - THE BEST!

We are sold. Carlo's Italian Bistro is our favorite for sure. Thank you for making our evenings there such a pleasure.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Overall good experience. The veal we both had was tender and tasty. The only negative was the service which was slow but the waitress was as accommodating and pleasant as she could be....think they were not prepared for the crowd with enough wait staff. First really busy weekend after summer we were told.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We went to Carlo's on recommendation for food quality. The food was quite good. It was a Saturday evening and we were seated upstairs which was nice, however, our server was by herself and the kitchen was backed up. We waited at least an hour to get our entrees. The only suggestion I have would be for the server to check in with us to let us know that things are backed up before we had to flag her down. Experienced restaurants will offer a glass of wine or dessert for the inconvenience. No effort was made in that regard. I would say Carlo's is better for a week night rather than a weekend meal.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We’ve been going to Carlo’s since it opened and typically the food is wonderful. I was disappointed with my eggplant parmigiana. There was very little sauce, not a lot of cheese and it wasn’t baked as it used to be. It was just a few pieces of eggplant folded on the plate with a bit of sauce and cheese. Not much flavor to speak of. The salad was fine and my husband’s pasta with sausage was the usual good dish.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Another great meal with friends on a Friday evening. The restaurant was busy, but the service did not suffer. We started with the mussels that are served with a delicious sauce suitable for dipping your bread. Yummy!! Our entrees, shrimp fradiavola, chicken francese, and pork shanks Rodolfo. The house salad is always fresh and the dressing is light. BYOB also nice.
Carlo always makes his way through the dining area and stops at every table. Nice touch indeed!!! We eat here often.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We like to come here often. Carlos himself usually comes by the table to say hello and that is always appreciated. The wait staff is very good as is the food!! Lots of good choices........

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Celebrating a friend's big birthday. She had never been here before and she really enjoyed it. Everything, including the birthday dessert was great. The check was wrong but Deb was not to be bothered...sat in the back and we couldn't get her attention. Just letting you know about the service.

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

This was our first visit - a birthday celebration.
Every food item was freshly prepared and very tasty. We will definitely be adding this to our list of favorite Italian restaurants.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We love Carlos Italian Bistro. The food is delicious and authentic. The wait staff is friendly and seem happy to work at Carlos's. Carlos makes an effort to touch basis with all his customers. These are the reasons we keep coming back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Fantastic meal ! Our go to Italian restaurant. Wish we would have found it sooner.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Best Italian food in Baltimore County! Authentic and homemade!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

We have been there 3 times in the past 2 months and love the food. The service is excellent, the prices are fair and the portions are generous. I like the idea that we can bring our own wine too. We will continue to go there. Very enjoyable

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 28, 2017

It was to be a great restaurant really good service love the ambience and the food was phenomenal we all enjoyed our meal the only downside is I wish we had known we could've brought our own wine and they were out of a lot of wines

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 19, 2017

go there often but this time there were only 2 servers and a busboy for an unexpected crowded night. our pleasant waitress apologized numerous times after finally taking out order. ate too much bread while waiting for our meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 16, 2017

All in party of 18 were happy with meals and appetizers.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Consistently good food and menu. Local gem. Great fir any occasion

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Relaxing, comfortable ambience - good food. Great for a neighborhood restaurant - have dined there several times and would definitely recommend.

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Carlos Italian Bistro, as always, came through. The food is consistently excellent, the ambience is wonderful, the service is great. It's my go-to restaurant when I want a wonderful meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Carlo's was a nice experience. We had not been before, hadn't even known it existed prior to a few weeks ago. In the strip mall at Church Ln and York Rd, kitty corner from IHOP, it looks nondescript from the outside, but is surprisingly nice inside. Look at the photos on their website, nicely done in wood paneling, with an upstairs loft or balcony overlooking the main dining space.

Our waitress was very nice and attentive, a pleasure. The menu is fairly typical of a mall Italian restaurant. Fairly extensive, but small enough to believe everything is made fresh, not microwaved frozen. We had a shrimp appetizer, which was ok. Our entrees were eggplant parmigiana and veal parmigiana. Both enjoyable, neither great. The bread was very good. Both entrees came with house salads and pasta, spaghetti with the eggplant, rigatoni with the veal- both ok.

Reviews on-line note BYOB. When we were there, there was alcohol on the menu (I believe), though we didn't order beer or wine.

This place won't blow your socks off, but at reasonable prices, in a convenient location and with a very nice ambience, it won't disappoint either. Comparing it to Vito's , a bit less upscale feel, but roughly equivalent, with a nice open feel compared to the smaller, intimate or tighter feel of Vito's. Significantly smaller than Fazzini's, but with a more interesting space.

It's nice to have 3 nice local Italian restaurants.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The restaurant was jumping with several large parties. Food still came out within reasonable allotted time...hot...absolutely delicious...and always great service from Cristina!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 22, 2017

The food is excellent .The service very attentive.Even when you have a large party the wait time for your food is short.We have been coming to the different locations for many years .There is an appetizer (rolando) that is to die for.Get extra bread to be able to eat all the sauce.We call it love on a plate.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great dinner and excellent service by Katie. We enjoyed the mozzarella caprese salad, gnocchi, sausage ziti and chicken parm. Definitely our go-to for Italian food in the Timonium/Cockeysville area.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We dined at Carlo's June 17th for mu fiancé 65th birthday.....had not been in the building since it was the Tree House...what a change. Really like what the designer did w/ the interior. Kelly our waitress was 5 star, attentive but not overbearing, very knowledgeable & cheerful. The food was very good & the portions were more than we could finish....made great meal at home.....Highly recommend

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great food and value. A neighborhood gem. The best and tender veal in town. Love BYO. Carlos a great host!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 27, 2017

This is some of the best Italian food in the area. A plus is that they now serve beer & wine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 24, 2017

My girlfriend and I remembered Carlo's as being a quiet place with a nice atmosphere and solid food from one other occasion early in our relationship. We decided that for our anniversary we would dress up in full dress attire. Long dress for her and a suit for me. Carlo's struck us as a nice relaxing place where we wouldn't be over dressed, and could enjoy our special day. It turned out to be exactly as remembered.
We got the calamari appetizer, a true test of the quality of restaurant seafood as it is easy to become chewy. It was light and delicious, and pulled flavors out of squid that I've never experienced.
My veal Parmesan reminded me of my childhood, like mom used to make, and her chicken Parmesan was so good she enjoyed the leftovers from the large portion for several days afterwards.
The waitress (when we asked) told us the back story of the restaurant, how it was family owned, and even took pictures of the two of us all dressed up.
At the end of the meal, we were too stuffed for dessert, but they brought us a little something because we had mentioned it was our anniversary. A plate with a dessert cannoli and "happy anniversary" written in chocolate in Itallian on it. Overall it absolutely delivered on the anniversary dinner experience we were looking for.
Someone told me they heard the place was loud due to the acoustics, and I can't speak for weekends, but on a weekday evening it is a nice quiet relaxing place to be. Highly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Authentic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 21, 2017

We eat here regularly. Food is delicious. On this particular Sunday evening, Carlo's was busier than usual but we are rarely in hurry when dining there. Patience and delicious food (as usual) did the trick for yet another wonderful Carlo's meal. if you are undecided, you really need to try the meatball appetizer.......but seriously, it's all wonderful. Enjoy.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

It was Mother's Day and our expectations were met and exceeded. Debbie was wonderful, quick and efficient. The food was outstanding. Great memories were made.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

A great place to have a family meal and hear everyone speak clearly. Excellent food!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We have dined here regularly since Carlo opened. NEVER had a bad meal, had many incredible ones, and many that were just simply wonderful.
Some superb dishes: meat ball appetizer or meatballs and spaghetti (there pasta is ALWAYS perfectly prepared) mussels; our favorite, chicken francaise, spinach side, house salad. But there are so many other wonderful dishes (any veal dish, all pasta dishes, chicken too). Every dish is individually prepared. Be patient. Bread, desserts and dinner specials are well above mid-range.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Outstanding food, great service, warm friendly atmosphere. One of the best Italian restaurants in Baltimore.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

I went with my sister-in-law as a dinner to catch up with each other. We both ordered veal dishes and salads. The veal was very tender and tasty ,but the side pasta was covered in the same sauce which made the presentation of the dish a bit soupy looking.
The salads were very fresh. They now serve wine or the waitress told us they still allow you to bring your own . Overall it was very enjoyable and I will return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Enjoyed it very much! I had a salad with salmon and my husband had chicken and pasta! It was delicious and the service was excellent!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Always enjoyable and we celebrate birthdays here a lot. Glad it's still byob. Busy night but service was good anyway. Always the best veal! Love the shrimp scampi but couldn't eat it all. Good sized portions. We will be back!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 30, 2017

As always, the food is excellent. The veal is excellent and the specials are always great. The bread is always fresh and we love the garden salad and homemade dressing. The atmosphere is relaxed and the noise level is low so you can actually have a conversation. The owners and staff are friendly. This Italian restaurant is a gem!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive
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