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Cafe Carlo, Winnipeg, MB

Cafe Carlo

4.8
4.8
2456 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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 23 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Comfort Food, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 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 2,456 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Best Ambience

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Best Value

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Most Booked

  • Winnipeg

    Best Overall

  • Winnipeg

    Best Food

  • Winnipeg

    Best Service

  • Winnipeg

    Best Ambience

  • Winnipeg

    Best Value

  • Winnipeg

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Winnipeg

    Most Booked

2,456 Reviews
  1. JenniferM

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and friendly service as always. A favourite spot to eat.

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  2. EricH

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing could have been better. Small eclectic list of choices that made it hard to choose the evenings meal. Everything from butter for fresh bread starter to desert was unique and excellent.

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  3. Randyb

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food & service was excellent, we will definitely go again

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  4. JoanneB

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner in every way. Delicious food and attentive service. It was our first time there and would definitely go back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and nice wine. Can’t go wrong. Need a reservation though as it’s a small establishment.

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  6. KatelynM

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we walked in the door we were treated very well. Our food was phenomenal, the service was superb, we can’t wait to come back and would recommend this gem to anyone who asks!

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  7. Raquel

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was good. For the food, the gnocchi ragu was fantastic and the lamb meatballs were also excellent. The veal was not really good, it was under-seasoned and the overall plate was greasy, I boxed it up and probably won’t eat it at home either. The crème brûlée was missing sugar, the chocolate dessert was really nice.

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  8. MichaelB

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food tasted like it was recently frozen and just warmed up for service. The wine was ridiculously overpriced, and desert was bland. I will never go back again and I will continue to share our experience with friends

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  9. Copps

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent quality food. Great service. Catered to gluten allergy, serving up top products.

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  10. Raerae

    Fargo

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is one of favourite spots. Food is always spot on and the menu is top notch. Just go!

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  11. PaulH

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorite local eateries, never disappoints.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I would only like to share that the food was amazing but the service could have been so much better.

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  13. Nate

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Special for food and drinks are something to always look forward to checking out.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Partner and I shared the spring rolls, ragu gnocchi, and a crème brûle. Everything was delicious and our server was very nice. The gnocchi might be a favourite in the city.

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  15. GENSCE

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, Service, Ambiance....all Top Shelf. Highly, highly recommend!

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  16. MargaretM

    Manitoba

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my husband’s birthday with another couple. A fabulous evening!

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  17. JimB

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been here before , service and food is excellent. Portions are large, so bring an appetite.

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  18. NicoleB

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and we will absolutely be back for our next special occasion.

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  19. JoanneB

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Mushy lamb meatballs, excellent broccoli and pesto gnocchi. Spaetzle was not good. Chocolate oblivion was great. Service ok, not too attentive or interesting, nothing special. The bus girl looked like she would rather be anywhere but there. I wanted it to be better.

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  20. ArleneO

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent evening ! Great ambience and service. Had the Fette Chile and was as good as it's reputation. My first time and will definitely be back. Arlene

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  21. DavidW

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place in the neighborhood for getting together with friends and family over good food

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  22. Diner1

    Manitoba

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service are always fantastic at this restaurant! It is a favourite of ours.

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  23. RobertD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. enjoyed a great Saturday night

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  24. KarenM

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience and delicious food. You can never go wrong by eating at this restaurant. Service was great and we had the mussels which are amazing.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always a wonderful experience! It never disappoints!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go back to Cafe Carlo often because it is such a comfortable place with great food and the service is always top notch!! It’s definitely one of our favourite restaurants and we love introducing it to our friends!!!

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  27. Trebor

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easily my favorite restaurant! I'm celiac and lactose intolerant, they can alter most of the menu to my restrictions. I've had the beef gnocchi a few times and have a hard time switching it up but I've never been disappointed when I do. The food alone is enough to keep me coming back, the great service and cozy atmosphere just make the experience that much more enjoyable.

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  28. johnb

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been to Cafe Carlo several times over the years and it has been consistently great in food quality and service. Would highly recommend Cafe Carlo.

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  29. ReneG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and the service was top notch. I will definitely come back!

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  30. CrystalM

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent evening between the delicious food (loved the jalapeño butter!) wine, ambiance and our sever was just so genuine and relaxed that we had a lovely evening. Not cheap but nice to do once in awhile.

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  31. RyanH

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great! Food was amazing, fantastic drinks!

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  32. PeggyH

    Manitoba

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent, and the food is delicious. As always, a meal at Cafe Carlo never disappoints!

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  33. DonnaE

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The gnocchi is divine. Both the pesto version and the tomato based, beef ragu version. My advise? Go with a friend and order one of each and then split them evenly. They compliment each other perfectly. Completely worth it!

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  34. CatherineC

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great The service was more the fantastic Trevor was an amazing server on point well done , dishwasher who did card tricks was even better I’d say incorporate that in your facility for after dinner entertainment it was astounding, thank you we had an amazing time. The last time I was in there was 15/16 years ago when I lived in river heights.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I love Café Carlo! It is one of our favourite restaurants in the city. We usually celebrate special occasions here, as we know we will not be disappointed with the food. The service is always top notch too! Every time we have dined here the restaurant is always busy, so that in itself tells you what restaurant goers think of it!

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  36. sfit5

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. I had the pappardelle. They substituted coconut milk for me and it was delicious. My husband had the short ribs and commented on how generous the portion was. Very cozy atmosphere on a cold winter night.

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  37. GregO

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We came with an extra person for our reservation which the hostess worked out fine. Our waitress wasn't happy about it and was distant/moody all evening. After paying our bill and Tip, this waitress decided to give me a lecture on showing up with an extra guest. When I explained that I had tried to call over many days to have the guest number changed-she basically called me a lier. Food was average and our waitress ruined the evening. After going to Cafe Carlo for over 20 years, we may never go back. Disappointing is an understatement!

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  38. GKSJ

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic experience, no wonder it’s a staple!

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  39. BryantN

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my partner and I's first time in Canada and we are huge foodies. This was just what we were looking for. We ordered the gnocchi, bruschetta, corn and chorizo soup, and the crème brûlée. All of which exceeded expectations. The service was excellent and our waiter was incredibly kind. I'd quickly recommend this place to anyone looking for great authentic Italian cuisine.

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  40. 1423

    Manitoba

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed the food and service at Cafe Carlo! It is a local restaurant with a variety of different dishes on the menu. The fried chicken, lamb meatballs and gnocchi were absolutely delicious! Great wine and cocktails list. Our server was attentive and staff were welcoming and friendly.

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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 2456 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 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • 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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