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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.
Cockeysville, MD 21030
Italian, Vegetarian, American
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Church Lane Shopping Center
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Although we do not offer a delivery catering service, we do offer various party platters. Please call for further information.
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.
MTA #9 bus line (across from Cockeysville Target)
Multiple Light-rail access
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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