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Cafe Carlo, Winnipeg, MB

Cafe Carlo

4.7
4.7
2121 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Cafe Carlo is a friendly, unpretentious Canadian bistro located in Winnipeg’s Little Italy neighborhood. Cafe Carlo’s warm, comfortable atmosphere has been a staple in Winnipeg’s dining scene and continues to be considered among the city’s best restaurants since it was established in 1989. The atmosphere and the décor have evolved from the restaurant’s humble “rummage sale” chic beginnings. The owners and employees believed that a great restaurant simply was meant to be “about the food”. The passion of the very first employees and their love of food & drink remain intact to this day. We want to share the foods and beverages we love, that the world loves, with each of our guests.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 43 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Thu, Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (204) 477-5544

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Dave Hyde

  • Catering

    Please contact the restaurant for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    Entire restaurant can be reserved for parties of 30-45... Some restrictions apply

  • Private party contact

    Joel Boulet: (204) 477-5544

  • Neighbourhood

    Little Italy/Corydon Village

  • Cross Street

    Corydon

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available on Lilac and surrounding streets as well as the lot across the street

  • Public Transit

    Corner of Corydon Avenue and Lilac Street

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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What 2,121 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Best Overall

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Best Value

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Great for fine wines

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Most Booked

  • Winnipeg

    Best Overall

  • Winnipeg

    Best Value

  • Winnipeg

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Winnipeg

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Winnipeg

    Most Booked

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  1. TP

    ToddP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff and the food are incredible! The restaurant is cozy but not overly loud.
  2. DD

    DiningDiva

    Manitoba

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As per usual, we had a great dining experience here. The food was delicious and our server was attentive. We had the pan fried broccoli and the fish tacos for our appetizers. The broccoli was so delicious that I wish we had ordered 2 of those. Surprisingly the fish tacos were underwhelming. The portion of fish was a bit skimpy, and they weren’t very flavourful. I tried the French 75 cocktail, and it was pretty refreshing! If you like something a little tart, this is a good option. I usually get the Mojito, and by comparison the French 75 is not as sweet. For my main dish I thoroughly enjoyed the seafood penne! It is consistently delicious! The apple blueberry crisp dessert was a mountain of crisp with a scoop of ice cream the size of a softball! Pleasantly surprised with this very generous serving of this deliciousness! I am already looking forward to our next visit!
  3. SM

    SandraM

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Carlos was a great restaurant, the food was awesome and the service was great, especially our server, Bonnie, a very sweet girl, I would definitely go again.
  4. S

    Stravich

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was good. The service was incredible. I really enjoyed my date night out.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there to honour my three children, and their respective, recent engagements. As always, dining at Café Carlo was an all around special experience!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Everything was great! The only weird thing was the music selection. It’s a bit strange to be enjoying a nice meal with a glass of wine while listening to “Allstar” from Smashmouth…
  7. TT

    TaraT

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food and portions. We always enjoy ourselves there.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, large portions, reasonable prices. Overall extremely happy! Would be nice to have a table candle or something for a little added ambiance, but not a big deal. Will definitely be back and would recommend.
  9. a

    ally

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favourite spots to eat, never disappointed !
  10. TP

    TheresaP

    Manitoba

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed the evening and the food was great!
  11. LS

    LeanneS

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The server was phenomenal!
  12. g

    giselef

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommended by friends so we reserved online anticipating the best. We were not disappointed! The fresh baked baguette with whipped butter (a hint of Dijon and green onions) started our lunch. My husband greatly enjoyed his fried chicken sandwich and homemade fries. I decided on the seafood chowder. OMG! The subtle lemon in a sauce that was not overloaded with thickening agents of some kind include fresh seafood and potatoes that were done to perfection. I ate the whole bowl and can’t wait to return for dinner with friends. The waitress was very personable and helpful and meals were brought to us in a very reasonable timeline. Our new favourite restaurant!
  13. RD

    RachelleD

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great service, great people and supper accommodating.
  14. F

    Foodie

    Manitoba

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful evening at Café Carlo, the food is consistently delicious and beautiful presented. Bonnie was our server and she is magnificent and lovely. We were well taken care of. Still my favourite restaurant in Winnipeg. Rick.
  15. EB

    EmmaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Bonnie was absolutely amazing- such a genuine, kind person. My fiancé and I can’t remember (if ever) the last time we had service so amazing. The food was outstanding as always- so much flavour and not something you could find anywhere else.
  16. FS

    FayeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, food and ambience. Be aware of the time limit; it is very reasonable but if you plan to stay longer than 2 hrs, you'll be moved to the bar. It's a busy place! Always 5 star!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Love your restaurant. Have always experienced excellent food. However my dinner was not good, the pasta was undercooked,the seafood was not great and very little of it , the Caesar salad was overdressed. Sorry to complain, but u asked for my experience.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We arrived on time and were seated right away. Waited 15 minutes before we asked the bus boy if we could please have a drink. He went to get our server. Everything was fine after that. Appetizers were amazing. But our meals must have been ready and left under the heat lamp. The cheese in the pasta dish were melted and reduced to oil and a very wet sauce. The noodles that weren’t submerged in the soup like sauce were crusty and crunchy. There was very little meat in the claws of the crab The lobster ended up being over cooked because of the time under the heat lamp. I believe they are understaffed.
  19. PB

    PeterB

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our meal was wonderful. Well prepared, flavourful and ideal portion. Little crowded and noisy by manageable. Look forward to our next visit….
  20. KG

    KellyG

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible and everything is made in house, from scratch! The service was top notch! Drinks were always full and dirty plates quickly removed in between courses! The staff helped us plan a little surprise at our table and worked with us to coordinate the details- they were so incredibly sweet! The birthday cake is to die for!
  21. LP

    LeeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I would have given 5 stars all around but, the brulee really wasn't very good.
  22. KJ

    KenJH

    Ottawa

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The two pizzas we ordered were delicious and made with fresh ingredients on a very savory sauce. We then shared an excellent creme brulee. The service was excellent, and the ambiance experience was small, intimate, and with a warm, friendly atmosphere.
  23. AB

    AmanB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Always coming back for the fette chille!!
  24. w

    wayne

    Manitoba

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had a great meal. Server was fantastic.
  25. R

    Renee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time visiting Cafe Carlo and we will certainly be back! The staff are extremely friendly and the food is incredible!
  26. ME

    MikeE

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience. Great food…always! My favourite place to eat in Winnipeg. We love it there!
  27. TT

    TraceyT

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner with friends was outstanding as always. We did not feel rushed even though we were slow to order as we were talking too much! The food came out hot and delicious. This was our friends first time and they absolutely loved it! Always a treat going to Cafe Carlo :-)
  28. M

    Micky

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    I ordered chief’s special and when I eat my first bite, it was cold not hot. Every food seems quiet salty.
  29. K

    Katie

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unreal food as always. And our server Julie was incredible!!
  30. NB

    NicoleB

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, excellent service. Visited for an anniversary for the second time and it was just as great.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was very great service and food was outstanding . Atmosphere was enthusiastic and music was enjoyable
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    New Years Eve
  33. K

    Kitterbug

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was our first time visiting and we were already planning on coming back while we were dining. The food is excellent and there are so many choices. The one thing that my partner did want was more selection of dark beer, but I understand most people don't want dark beer while they're eating.
  34. CL

    ChristyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love our time at Cafe Carlos ❤️ I love the ambiance, food and service!
  35. D

    Daphne772

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    The crème brûlée was a soup and the waiter was slow.
  36. MC

    MathewC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Food, Great service definitely worth checking out
  37. SA

    StephanieA

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omg the food here is absolutely fantastic!!!! Ate every last bite!
  38. LM

    LMMM

    Saskatoon

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was excellent - the server was charming and professional. Some of the dishes were wonderful (beef, lamb). The mac and cheese pasta was a bit soupy and under-cooked. The ravioli was very chewy and was overly salty (for what was expected to be a sweeter flavor), with an abundance of nuts as topping. Otherwise it was a great experience!
  39. JW

    JacquelineWellwood

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is always just fantastic and our server, Bonnie, was excellent. Truly a delightful experience and the perfect place to celebrate my birthday!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls night out. Julie was a wonderful server, the food was absolutely delicious and the whole evening was perfect.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe Carlo using the Order Online button. Cafe Carlo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (204) 477-5544.

Cafe Carlo is rated 4.7 stars by 2121 OpenTable diners.

Cafe Carlo does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 43 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Cafe Carlo

243 Lilac Street, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2S2

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Corydon

  • Neighbourhood

    Little Italy/Corydon Village

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Thu, Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available on Lilac and surrounding streets as well as the lot across the street

  • Public Transit

    Corner of Corydon Avenue and Lilac Street

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Dave Hyde

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (204) 477-5544

  • Catering

    Please contact the restaurant for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    Entire restaurant can be reserved for parties of 30-45... Some restrictions apply

  • Private party contact

    Joel Boulet: (204) 477-5544

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