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Carlo's Italian Bistro

4.5
530 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
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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Cuisines
Italian, Vegetarian, American
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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
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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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Catering
Although we do not offer a delivery catering service, we do offer various party platters. Please call for further information.
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Neighborhood
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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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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.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Liquor, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 530 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Very good food with generous portions. My favorite is the salmon in red pepper sauce with pasta. Brought our own wines which they were happy to uncork. Desserts delicious too.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was soooo good, all with fresh ingredients and flavorful spices. This place is a "hidden gem" in the Cockeysville area. Worth a visit--actually repeated visits!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Lovely evening- out first time at Carlo’s and very enjoyable. We’ll be back!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We ordered the shrimp tuscana and the lobster filled with crabmeat pecial. Both were delicious. The salads are rather small and dipping oil is not offered with the bread but worth going back.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent service. Food was good, although my plate was ok. Seafood Pescatore was excellent. We were able to bring our bottle of wine. Will be back.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful Italian food, attentive wait staff, and very comfortable atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We always enjoy Carlos for good Italian food. The portions are ample and well presented. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food excellent, this is owned by same person from Italian Bistro that was at North Plaza.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

On our annual trip to Baltimore, we have a handful of "must go" restaurants. Carlo's is that neighborhood favorite, casual at the end of a long day, diner friendly, great value with easy parking. The menu is authentic old school Italian (not for the faint of stomach), large size portions, grab your "doggie-bag" for tomorrows lunch, it's great on the reheat.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

This is our go to place for Italian food. The best clams and spaghetti that I have ever had. The food is always good and love taking our own wine. So glad we tried Carlos and will continue to go there.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Delish homemade dishes. Our server Debbie was THE BEST!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Really enjoy our dining experiences at Carlo’s. Good food, great staff and will continue to come back.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food. Nice that you can Byob for a $5. Corking fee.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Great food and service - very accommodating and made special arrangements for our book club meeting. We all raved about the meal and loved the byob option.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Always great food and excellent service! We eat there at least once a month b/c it’s closer than driving downtown to L.I.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Everything was good. We enjoyed our meal.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We go to Carlo's regularly as they have some of the best Italian fare in the Baltimore area.
Chicken Francais & Parmesan, Shrimp and Flounder combo, THE MEATBALLS as appetizer or on pasta (Carlo's pasta is perfectly prepared EVERY time)!Veal dishes are very tasty. Bruschetta is wonderful appetizer. Nice desserts (Tartufo (Bomba), Choc Mousse. BYOB too.

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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Good meal - better traditional Italian to be had downtown but this is decent for the county.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food and service, as always!

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Appreciate being able to BYOB even though they now serve their own wines.
Had trouble finding the lobster in the lobster ravioli. Still, all meals at the table were just fine.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

The owner was very welcoming and politely friendly. The waitress was experienced and most helpful. The owner is from Naples so we knew we were getting good southern Italian food. The upstairs would be a fun place for a private party. There is a reasonable variety of selections. Also, at the entrance, is an area which could accommodate a group of twenty for a meeting.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 10, 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.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Deliciously tasting food. Exceptional service. Great wines.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Fabulous bronzini

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