Cafe Carlo

4.6
1146 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian, Comfort Food, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(204) 477-5544
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Dave Hyde
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Private Party Facilities
Entire restaurant can be reserved for parties of 30-45... Some restrictions apply
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Private Party Contact
Joel Boulet: (204) 477-5544
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Catering
Please contact the restaurant for more details.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Corydon
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Parking Details
Parking is available on Lilac and surrounding streets as well as the lot across the street
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Public Transit
Corner of Corydon Avenue and Lilac Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 1146 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Attentive service, quiet atmosphere, delicious pasta dishes.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Food very good. Mussels in the diablo tomato sauce recommend.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Three of us had The Fantasy, and shared our appetizers and desserts with the rest of the table. Fett Chile was excellent as always, as were the cannelloni, the blue cheese pasta special and the rigatoni. We will be back!!!

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We have been going to Cafe Carlo for 2 decades. We love the food and the staff are excellent. It always feels like coming home.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Outstanding food with great service. Highly recommend giving Cafe Carlo a try if you haven't been there.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Great food, but pricey and servers seemed overworked.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

My favorite Italian restaurant in Winnipeg. Great food and amazing service

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Ordered the seafood penne and enjoyed every last bite of it. Service was great.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

I enjoyed the experience overall however there were a few things that I felt could have been improved. We showed up around dinner time and although the restaurant was fairly empty with only about three tables seated ,the table they gave us was near the kitchen in spite of us having made reservations. It was a very busy corner with lots of walking back and forth by the staff. The other thing was that it was a very strong smell of must in the air .perhaps they could have addressed that in some way. The food was alright although it probably could have used a bit more flavoring or salt on the table to adjust it to people's taste. The wait staff was friendly and efficient enough.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

People waiting on a Monday evening? Place was packed with only 2 servers who handled everything in a very professional efficient manner! Food was beyond excellent and one of our meals was gluten free. A little on the noisy side but otherwise a totally enjoyable evening. For sure will come again and recommend it. Thank you and well done!

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

The restaurant was slow in taking orders, but food was great

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Great atmosphere for the first 20mins but once it got kind of busy, we never got served again until we pulled the server aside to requested the bill. No extra water or drinks were offered after we originally sat down which became very uncomfortable with the warm room and weather.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

I have a food allergy and the staff were more than accommodating in providing me with the ingredients list for their food.
You have no idea how meaningful and helpful that was.
Delicious. I’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Cafe Carlo is our favourite spot and Tara is amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and look toward to our next evening with Carlo. Good Times!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Our third visit to Cafe Carlo. It is consistent, with attentive service, great food, and a friendly ambience. You will not be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Cafe Carlo always has great food and exceptional service. It is truly a hidden gem in Winnipeg's dining experiences, it is now our favorite date night spot.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

I like the place and the atmosphere. Everything was pretty much okay , the only thing is the ravioli i have ordered the pastry was very thick..

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

As usual, Cafe Carlo did not disappoint us; the food was amazing and the staff are also outstanding!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Always fantastic!!!!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Food was excellent. Great cozy date spot. Make a reservation as it was busy all night and seating is limited.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Delicious food and great service. Will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Overall; not bad. Service was a tad on the slow sided and, for the love of Jeff, bring the bread and butter out BEFORE the first course rather than after. Otherwise, the food tasted good.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

the beef tenderloin was absolutely outstanding. Great dinner with excellent service

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

It was great as usual

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

One of our favourite go-to restaurants - great food! Just don't go if you're in a rush. :)

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Great food and fabulous service

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Great food, creative and delicious take on Italian food.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

My friend and I had a lovely lunch including a cocktail and fizzy wine. Food was good and the service was excellent. It was quiet but it was early lunch during the week. I assume it would be busier in the evening and on weekends. My friend very much enjoyed the broc-cauli salad with her veal sandwich and I loved the cream of tomato soup.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

For some reason, they didn’t have our reservation made on OpenTable and confirmed by email. I showed the hostess the email. Luckily, they were able to accommodate us as it was Father’s Day evening. We just had to wait while they cleaned and set up an available table. Everything else was great!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Went there for wife’s bday..had the fried chicken appetizer..was delicious!! Wife had goat cheese salad and i had the pesto chicken ..both were amazing..we will definitely recommend and go back !!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Staff was very personable and lovely. Service was quick and food was great! Would definitely go back

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The best-get the Fett Chile! Amazing experience every time!!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

As always, outstanding!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Always great so love going their regularly, the art work is a special touch

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Great service and wonderful food as always. Amazing place to celebrate my dad’s bday!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Excellent food and terrific service. will definitely return!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent service. Had a great time

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

All I can say it was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! And the food is always UNBELIEVABLY GOOD!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Been there numerous times, never disappoints, service excellent, food excellent, very helpful staff.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great service, awesome food. Can't wait to go back and try other menu items.
We shared the Fett Chili and the Pappardelle. Both were delicious, but if I had to pick a favorite, the Fett Chili is their signature dish for a reason.

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