SAN CARLO Osteria Piemonte

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$31 to $50
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Italian
During the month of March 2020, please dine with us and receive 20% off of the bill as our way of saying thank you!

“ 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…..

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DennisM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arriving on the first Saturday in March to San Carlo Osteria Piemonte, my wife and I found it very busy, but we were seated immediately at the cozy bar. Every table was taken and the room was overflowing with the sounds, sights and smells of a great restaurant. The bartender quickly made two nice drinks for us which we were able to enjoy while adjusting to the sound level which was pretty high, but enjoyable. Everyone sure seemed to be enjoying themselves. We were seated promptly and could see the beautiful dishes of food that were flowing out of the kitchen. Our server, Dilek, was absolutely amazing as she made some nice suggestions on the menu and negotiated the crowd and bustle of the other wait staff. Dilek was such a delightful presenter throughout the night as she brought out the amazing food and wine that was so skillfully prepared by the kitchen. Wow, the veal milanese was the best I've ever had! The arugula salad was a perfect balancing partner with the veal and the rosemary potatoes were light and crispy and perfectly seasoned. A beautiful Barbaresco was an incredible match. Ravioli were delicious little pillows with an amazing meat filling nicely covered in a beautiful cream sauce.
On a very busy night, the staff handled every moment with skill, patience and kindness. Dilek suggested a wonderful chocolate dessert that was incredible, light and so full of flavor! After dinner sweet wine was a perfect way to end the night. Thank you San Carlo for a tremendous night out!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great. Best restaurant ever.

AM
AnneMarieP
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my daughter’s birthday. The food was great, the service was wonderful. Great atmosphere in a lovely neighborhood.
Can’t wait to go back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

food is tasty and cocked by expert hands, respecting the tradition of Piedmont.

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vipJoshuaF
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My wife and I have been to Italy multiple times. We have been to Milan multiple times. We like Piedmontese cuisine. On this night the restaurant was empty and we had a poor execution of northern Italian fare.

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vipEalmannyc
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is always excellent. What makes it even better is the excellent luncheon special (2 courses for $15). We have never been disappointed by either the quality or the service.

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BillyR
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best, attentive staff and amazing food. I can't say enough good things about every meal I've had there...

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foodietothemax
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

If you're looking for great northern Italian cuisine and love truffles this is the place to be. The only detriment is the noise levels are very high and you have to get one of the banquet tables to hear the person across from you. It's also wise to go early before the crowds.,

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vipMaristMom18
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch special!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the prices were very reasonable. Energetic vibe (which could be a little loud for the older set) but we really enjoyed it. Will definitely recommend San Carlo to friends!

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vipdavid
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great place to come back, traditional food from Piedmont, great service but in a family environment, highly recommend for any occasion, date, friends in town or business meal. Buon appetito!

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OmarS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had one of the best New Year's experiences ever dining at San Carlo. The staff were extremely friendly and they treated myself and my girlfriend with the upmost respect and courtesy. They gave great recommendations on wine and didn't base them on prices or sales, but more so of what I wanted to try. The food was prepared and served so quickly and it did not taste as if it was rushed. I will totally be returning and recommending this restaurant to my friends and family!

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JaccoudP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect New Year'Eve @ San Carlo Osteria Piemonte. Great food, great place, great team.
We will surely come back. Grazie mille !!

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vipKennethL
New Mexico
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The evening of the 31st was such a disappointment. We did not recognize the food. Presentation was lacking
Tacky and loud music all night long not the refined restaurant we normally go to. Perhaps they simply had a night off and too many reservations. They could not keep the quality and delicate presentation in the plates.
Hopefully they can go back to their original standards. We even asked if the chef had changed !

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OpenTable Diner
Black Forest
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Wir feierten unsern Silvester Abend hier.
Schön dekoriert aber für uns etwas zu überfüllt.
Klima im Lokal war von zu kalt bis zu warm im Wechsel, einfach nicht angenehm.
Sehr laute Musik und den Gesprächslärm zu übertönen.
Das Essen war oke, typische italienische Küche. Kein 0815 Pizza Pasta, was uns gut gepasst hat.
Der Service war sehr stressig, wurde beinahe im Minutentakt gefragt ob wir das Essen ausgesucht hätten.
Vielleicht ist das in NY normal.

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OpenTable Diner
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

the food was amazing, and so was the Wine. The atmosphere was authentic, except for the music selection, which also was quite loud. Sorry too say, the dishes came too quickly in succession.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely, light, and bright flavors. We’ll be back!

GB
GabrieleB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian place in NY, the best so far! Authentic cuisine.

TG
TomasG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. High quality pasta and wonderful wine. I highly recommend the prosciutto and cheese table and the lasagnette. 10/10

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denisev
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Ristorante carino, noi abbiamo prenotato per il pranzo di Natale, volevamo un pò di calore italiano, il cibo è di qualità, abbiamo mangito bene, speso un pò, ma ce lo aspettavamo. L'unica cosa che non abbiamo riscontrato è il calore, l'oste pur essendo italiano non è mai venuto al tavolo per chiederci come andava, ci ha sempre servito una ragazza evidentemente americana, fredda e piuttosto frettolosa. Per il cibo comunque mi sento di consigliare questo ristorante.

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vipWestsider
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After two visits in recent weeks this has become one of our favorite Italian restaurants in New York. The greeting is warm and the service professional. The atmosphere is refined and comfortable. The lunch specials are a great deal, but the kitchen really shines at night. The Piemontese cuisine is a refreshing change from the usual Italian offerings in the city. The special Christmas dinner was delicious from start to finish. Everything was beautifully presented. The wine list offers some reasonably priced choices as well as some exceptional options. Though the restaurant was busy, we never felt rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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vipWarrenG
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good as it was in September. The same salad was better then. This time it was a cut-in-half head of a lettuce, Romaine? with various veges thrown on top. The anchovies on toast with a goat? cheese was only simple, nothing special. The pulled rabbit with lasagnette was very good but too much butter--too rich. Unnecessary. The chocolate flan was delicious

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SebastienSwiss
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place
To go for good food quality and fantastic service. Will come back next time I am In town.

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RickT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place visiting Soho, a must visit! The food and staff are wonderful here.

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RandyA
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We had a young waiter who paid very little attention to our table. He seemed pretty checked out, so the service was very poor. He might have been a "one off", as the rest of the wait staff seemed very engaged. One of our meals was good, but one tasted like something we could have thrown together at home. We won't be returning.

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Itstheschist
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met with some family for dinner, this always is a great treat. Hostess was engaging and friendly. They seated us immediately upon arrival.
Server was friendly and attentive food was amazing from the starters to the desserts.
Each course was well timed and the wine list has fantastic options and value.

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vipExcathedra
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent Vitelli Tonnato, carbonara good but not great. Overall very good experience.

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vipCathyK
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

After loving the food but critiquing poor service a few months back, I was craving a wonderful pasta and gave it another try. Pastas continue to be superlative (I boringly always order the lasagnette with rabbit--flavorful, rich and light at the same time, and a unique presentation) but the most important point of this review is kudos to the management: they had read my earlier review complaining about poor service and bent over backwards to make sure we were attentively cared for. With a busy restaurant (fully 1/3 of the tables turned in the 90 minutes or so we were there), this attention to constructive criticism was both unusual and impressive; it has now put San Carlo on my short list of current favorites and my go-to when I want pasta. The wine list is thoughtful and interesting, if a tad pricey, but careful searching rewards with some gems in the $70-80 range.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews