About SAN CARLO Osteria Piemonte
“ SAN CARLO Osteria Piemonte” is the perfect blend of authentic food and exceptional wine label selection. Piedmont is a region of west Northern Italy, it is one of the largest regions of Italy and Turin was the first capital of Italy in 1861. Piedmont is one of the most ancient culinary traditions and culinary specialties of the country.
Restaurant "SAN CARLO Osteria Piemonte" is one of the few references throughout New York of Piedmont cuisine and North Italy. Come and experience tastes that have hundreds of years and you'll be without. We are waiting for you…..
New York, NY 10012
Italian, Mediterranean, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Sunday to Thursday 11:00 am to 11:30 pm
Friday & Saturday 11:00 am to 1:00 am
btw Prince St & Spring St
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
C, E to Spring Street
N, R to Prince Street
B, D, F, M to Broadway/Lafayette
6 to Bleecker or Spring Street
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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SAN CARLO Osteria Piemonte Ratings and Reviews
Went on a Friday night and it was probably not the best choice. The place is small and has too many tables for the size of the space. When you add in the bar crowd that isn’t separated from the dining area and servers running in all directions, my wife and I felt inundated with noise and people, which unfortunately took away from the very good food and wine we had. I would recommend but try to go at non-peak times if possible.
This is a surprising little spot in SoHo with a great deal for lunch and a lovely menu with very well cooked and presented food with a very pleasant wine list. Although we have not been for dinner the menu is also good for dinner as well. Certainly one for the regular diner with good food at reasonable prices. Nice atmosphere and very helpful and friendly staff.
We love this place and as locals have seen it grow and justifiably become more popular over the past 2-3 years. The food and ambiance continues to be impeccable. The service is friendly and efficient. On crowded evenings, like Saturday night, the restaurant seems to suffer a bit from traffic jams. And the wine list could be a bit more diverse. But otherwise it is a great place to taste solid and carefully made Piedmontese cuisine. Bravo.
Always on the look-out for truly authentic Northern Italian cuisine, I recently tried SAN CARLO Osteria Piemonte. The restaurant's name was the first clue this small neighborhood gem was the real deal. Italian owners, servers and the sommelier confirmed our hunch right away. The food was fantastic - creamy risotto, delicious pasta and a veal cheek over polenta made us feel as though we were in an osteria in Alba or Barolo. The staff could not have been more delightful and the food was first rate. This place immediately joined our "go to" list of restaurants in NYC. My only complaint was that the restaurant became quite loud when full and it was difficult to have a conversation over the table. A small price to pay for such a delicious meal however.
We went to San Carlo two weeks ago... and everything was very cool. We come from Italy, from Piedmont especially, and the food was very well prepared. It follows very well the original Piedmontese recipies. Absolutely recommended if u would like to taste the original kitchen of north Italy.
What a wonderful find! I live in the neighborhood and walked by it one day; the place looked inviting, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves-I decided that I had to try it and am so glad I did. My friends and I were greeted warmly, the food was crazy good and it was a perfect place to unwind and catch up with friends. We’re alreafy planning our next visit!
Everything was delicious. Top quality of the food. Wine and cocktail list are really rich. Owners, managers and all staff are gentilmen. Music perfect as quality and noise. Special lunch at $ 15 with two corses is just unbelievable. the new menu is amazing. TRY IT!
An italian friend told me about this place and decided to go. Elegant and casual environment at the same time. I sat at the bar and a pleasant conversation with the other guest and the bartender, who guided me through the menu.
I had the veal tuna, a real delicacy that I haven't had in NY yet, followed by the risotto, which apparently is a best seller. The risotto was rich in texture and flavour, and it came with a zucchini flower on top. Interesting contrast of colour. Service was attentive, but never intrusive.
As time passed and the atmosphere around me changed, the dimmed light created a quaint atmosphere in which I enjoyed more drinks and further conversation.
The food at this Piemontese place is fine, but nothing to write home about. The starters were good (polpo, coniglio) while the primi (pasta) were a bit bland, especially the ravioli with ricotta. But the really negative point of this place was the noise level and the really rude service. We had explicitly asked for a quiet table when making the reservation, and indeed one was available - but we were denied access because we were 'only four and I could sit five people there' said the manager. So instead we had to sit in the middle of the restaurant, very close to other diners. The noise level was unbearable - impossible to have a conversation without shouting (besides, the servers had to shout to explain the dishes and wines to the other tables, adding to the chaos). We asked for the music to be toned down and were told that they wouldn't do that, since 'its Friday night and people want to listen to music' (and walk home deaf I guess...). Very unpleasant evening, very rude service. Definitely won't go again.
Being from Torino (Italy) and living in New York, means that I can only taste a good "Vitello Tonnato" in my dreams. Until I went to San Carlo Osteria Piemonte.
The food is exceptional, the staff friendly, and I appreciated the attention to the details, from the bull (symbol of Torino) at the entrance, to the decals on the walls representing the city.
I went on a Saturday night and it was very busy, but overall I had a great time.
I'll definitely go again soon. Best Italian restaurant in NY.
San Carlo restaurant is, sincerely, the best italian restaurant in NYC. Love the place. The food is simply amazing and authentic italian. Whatever you order, you can’t go wrong. The staff is very professional.
It’s like stepping into Italy, atmosphere and food.
Riccardo is a wonderful italian chef with great talent.
Wish I could give 1000 stars!
The worst dining experience ! The host was rude and menu was limited. The waiters were speaking loudly near our table so that our table couldn't have a conversation during dinner. I will never return! Horrible experience !!!!
This was our second visit - we returned to be sure that the food was really that good on the last visit. It was better. The Piedmont northern Italian menu was authentic and similar to my mother in law's receipts from that area. Outstanding is all we can say on all courses. San Carlo is now one of our regulars.
We decided to go downtown and try someplace new. Somehow decided on San Carlo and glad we did. Fairly small place with doors opening out to the sidewalk making it feel larger. More comfortable than their pictures suggest. Appetizers, entries and dessert were excellent with service to match.
Will definely go back !!
Food was very good but not incredible. Authentic Italian, with bold flavors and care in preparation. Waiter was helpful with wine selections. Although ready for dessert, neither of us could find anything on the menu that even tempted us. Initially noise level was minimal, but as the night wore on, it become louder and louder, to the point that normal conversation was difficult, at best.
Great service and restaurant. Food was great. Manager was very friendly. A little strange when the waiter told my dinner guest (when I went to the bar) that I happened to also have been at the restaurant same day for lunch. Okay, I was in NYC for the day from out of state and figured to use the same restaurant for a couple of business meetings. Nothing wrong with that, but waiter could've used some discretion.
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