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Cafe Carlo, Winnipeg, MB

Cafe Carlo

4.8
4.8
2056 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 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistency fabulous. Always a home run!
  2. CL

    CathyL

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super delicious food in a relaxed and comfortable place. And really great service! Thank-you! We'll be back.
  3. M

    Mark

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sat night at 7:30 reservation for 2. My partner was dropped off at door and seated while I parked. By the time I parked and seated myself she was sitting for 5 minutes. Only hostess who seated her was her contact. I sat down and we waited over 10 minutes for a server to see to us. At this point went on to take our drink order. But pushed us to order dinner same time. Had our appetizer. Bread arrived. Bread bowl. Side plates. Empty beer can.Empty glass all remained on table. Main came I was asked to move side plate so main could be placed on table. When mains finished being served to us the table was not cleared of mess and was upsetting. At this point food was secondary and not tasting good. We expected attentive service for a rest of this quality. Service made our whole experience poor. Ughhh

    Cafe CarloResponded 5 days agoThank you for taking the time to express your concerns. We would like to extend our apologies for the poor service you received. Our failure to provide adequate service was unintentional. Our staff is highly experienced and professional who take great pride in our work. However, at times we fail to be at our best and we regret not being able to address any problems in a timelier manner. We endaevor to be better and will use your feedback so that we can provide better service in the future.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service. Food is always good.
  5. MR

    MicheleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice quiet tucked away place to enjoy. Nice ambiance!
  6. AB

    AlisonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and the service was wonderful!!!
  7. M

    Marthamouse

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favourite spot for dinner & a catch up!
  8. JH

    JillH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waitress, very accommodating, all four of us said our food was excellent. Will definitely go back for another special occasion
  9. C

    Chef

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I had heard good reviews about this restaurant and decided to take my wife on a date, definitely a good ambience and great wine list but when it came to the food it was really below average the bread wasn’t cut properly, and the pasta we had was definitely not 27$ worth each, poor presentation, the ravioli that we ordered was more of a dumpling then a ravioli, I hope this is seen as feedback and not for diners to have negative impact about the restaurant, I am sure it’s just one of those days that is faced by every crew and restaurant in this industry.
  10. FB

    FranB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Overall great food (fet chili was quite spicy though), great cocktails and service was prompt and friendly. However, the noise level was high, so it was hard to have a conversation without raising my voice.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Owner is super nice
  12. F

    Foodie

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant never disappoints. Food is always delicious and staff are friendly and attentive. The fried chicken was the most delicious I’ve ever had.
  13. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an enjoyable time with delicious food and drinks
  14. JK

    JocelynK

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a fabulous quaint little spot. Clean buzzing atmosphere with the most fabulous drinks and food. The service was impeccable. We will definitely be back. Thanks so much.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t been there is a while but it was excellent!
  16. j

    julie

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! Good food, well-prepared, good wine list with moderately-priced, tasty wines, interesting cocktails, and a happy ambiance. A nice place to go for a lovely evening.
  17. D

    Donny

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good service and very good food. Service was maybe a bit quick. $6.00 for a cup of coffee a bit steep.
  18. RD

    RobinD

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Café Carlo is our favourite place to go for date night. We always have outstanding service and the food is fantastic! They are very careful with paying attention to allergies and keeping food safe for people with food restrictions.
  19. JG

    JanelleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food was delicious definitely worth the prices. We will be returning. THE Best old fashion I’ve had in a long time.
  20. HB

    HollyB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food, and Bonnie is the loveliest server. Great cocktails and wine and and and ….
  21. TD

    TinaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Atmosphere was great. Waitress was amazing!
  22. DR

    DeborahR

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious. Server was great. Found it fairly expensive but a very nice place to go for an upscale dinner with friends.
  23. AM

    AdoniaM

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was fabulous, we will definitely be returning many times.
  24. HD

    HeidiD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!!!!!! Great service!!!! Friendly server!! The food was off the charts delicious!!!! Can’t wait to go back!!!!!!😊 🥇
  25. s

    southwood5

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food and the service was off the charts good. The noise level was quite high and the prices seem to have increased significantly.
  26. JN

    JessicaN

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cozy and welcoming environment. A wonderful place for converation, wine and delicious comfort food.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    So thrilled to be out enjoying life and dinner at our fav restaurant… food did not disappoint and our table was awesome. Thankyou Cafe Carlo ❤️
  28. b

    brettf

    Fargo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Seating was “way too close” for a special night out. Our table was so close to those on both sides of ours that it was next to impossible to have a private conversation. I know the pandemic has taken a toll on restaurant businesses, but There still has to be an element of ambiance when choosing to dine out. I love Cafe Carlo and have spent many special occasions there over the years. Remove a couple of tables though - I want to come back.
  29. KS

    KimberleyS

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable. Server was excellent
  30. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and terrific service. Loved the art on the walls
  31. AG

    AnneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything perfect about the restaurant, however only street parking. Still highly recommended!
  32. DH

    DawnH

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful service, delicious food. A bit too tightly seated.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought some family from out of town to show off this favorite spot of mine and it did not disappoint. Our service was fantastic and the food was delicious as always.
  34. RF

    RobertF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great, awesome, tremendous, great food, amazing service,
  35. F

    Foodfan

    Manitoba

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A favourite neighbourhood gem! Enjoy every time I go, consistently good food, love the local art…
  36. SG

    SharinaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fiance and I loved our experience! Everyone was so kind, the food was delicious and we also loved the artwork/music! 10/10 would definitely recommend! Great job!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Excellent dinner, food yummy, celebrating birthday as were a number of tables
  38. F

    Fuzzy

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place ever to celebrate everything in your life! Staff, Food, Atmosphere is amazing. You may be dining with family, friends or loved ones, and being at Cafe Carlo you are treated as such. Cafe Carlo is the only place where 6 strangers celebrating birthdays would be sung Happy Birthday to by everyone in the restaurant. Best part was all 6 people gathering for a picture. Something we have never seen anywhere else. That is why Cafe Carlo and their staff are so special. The prices are reasonable, especially for the amazing food and the people that work there. Thanks to Cafe Carlo for making my wife's birthday the best ever and making us feel like family! The Beatie Bunch!
  39. A

    Aerosmith

    Manitoba

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Carlo is one of our favorite places to enjoy a great meal. Service is always top notch! They never disappoint !
  40. TK

    TedK

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A good experience. We reserved on very short notice and were pleasantly surprised they had a table left for us. The waitress was excellent and the food terrific.

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 4.8 stars by 2056 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 21 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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