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Carlo's Italian Bistro

512 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Vegetarian, American
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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

Closed Mondays
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Phone number
(410) 667-0002
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Carlo Schiattarella
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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.
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Private party contact
Stephanie: (410) 982-7700
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Although we do not offer a delivery catering service, we do offer various party platters. Please call for further information.
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Cross street
Church Lane Shopping Center
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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.
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Public transit
MTA #9 bus line (across from Cockeysville Target)

Multiple Light-rail access
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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.
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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.
Banquet, Beer, BYO Liquor, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 512 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was delicious. We had enough to take home and have for dinner the next night. Our waitress was so funny. We had a very enjoyable time on Valentines Day

vipArmand (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food as always. Busy on Valentines Day but service was still good. Great homemade bread.

vipSusieQ1812 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We decided to celebrate Valentine's Day here a day early based on great reviews. We weren't disappointed. We were seated immediately in a cozy booth. Our server was friendly and efficient. We started with the calamari which was delightful, then ordered the Eggplant Parmesan and Chicken Francaise; both came with a pasta side. All the food tasted homemade and was delicious. I liked the glass filled with parmesan cheese for the table. A nice touch. Can't wait to return. Prices are reasonable, and in an area that's saturated with Italian restaurants, this will become our go-to place.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Consistently delicious. Great service! Our new “go to” place!

vipTlynnO57 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Always have an excellent meal there. There is wine available for sale now.

bjcook (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve dinner early. Food excellent. Service excellent. Wonderful value. Wine list could be better but then you can also take your own for a small corkage

vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Our New Year's Eve dinner was great as always. Carlo even took our picture. AND you can cut the veal with a fork.

MaryJo (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Absolutely the best Italian restaurant in town! Friendly staff, great selections. The soup is all homemade and delicious. Highly recommend.

vipmngordo (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

We recently reviewed Carlo's Italian Bistro where we often enjoy some of the best Italian food in the area. But we had to post again because we tried a dish we'd not had before called Chicken and Shrimp Caprese. It was simply delicious. Chicken was soft and tasty, the large shrimp perfectly prepared, and the caprese style sauce and basil leaves were deliciously seasoned.
We had tmussels as an appetizer, and again, they were so very tasty in their white wine sauce. The house salad was good as usual. Since it is near the holidays, we also shared a delicious tartufo (very nicely presented and sometimes called a Bomba) along with a cappuccino.

vipFitbyforty (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Good meal. Prices are reasonable. Mozzarella sticks were great. The bomb (probably wrong name; dessert like a Klondike bar) was fabulous. Will go back.

vipmngordo (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

In our review of a week ago we didn't mention the excellent mussels in a terrific white wine/garlic sauce. Nice cleaning up the sauce with the bread! Yum! We were a table of four and had an excellent meal. Service was fine and attentive, but didn't interfere with the conversations. In the event you don't know, Carlo's is BYOB. Would recommend dishes but since we eat there regularly, I can say you really can't make a poor choice. Everything is cooked to order.

OpenTable Diner (Adelaide / SA)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

We go there ALL the time just love the food. Service is great too.

vipmngordo (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

Been dining at Carlo's Italian Bistro for about 5 years now, and always look forward to our next meal there. On our last visit my wife had Chicken Francais [sp] while I stayed basic with the most delicious spaghetti and meatballs. But then, over the delicious mussels and salads, we decided to share our main dishes so we each got to eat some of the two dishes we love. As I have said so many times before, Carlo's meals are consistently perfectly prepared. Ambience and service are very good...relax and enjoy.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

I was very impressed with Carlos. The food was delicious and there were many great choices . I also enjoyed the quiet relaxed atmosphere . We will definitely be back!

vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food and service, as always!