Cafe Carlo

4.8
1804 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1804 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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CatherineE
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It's a small room so inevitably it's going to be noisy but our server was great, friendly without being overly friendly and the food was wonderful.

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LoriW
Manitoba
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, fabulous and delicious. We’ll worth the trip to go to one of our favourite restaurants.

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aljud
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. Our server was excellent as was the food.

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JonE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always. The food was impeccable but it is the quality of the f the serving staff that sets Cafe Carlo apart.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food and service was ok, nothing special.
Pasta with the fantasy meal was too spicy!

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Iantense
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Soooo good! Everything we have tried is excellent but the Fantasy brings it all together. A nice collection of dishes, with the main being the delicious and spicy Fett Chile Chicken dish, and the Creme Brûlée to bring it home. Amazing!

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Emmona
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time. Food was fantastic, lovely ambiance. We love Cafe Carlo!

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Mahk
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

"Best place for Food enthusiast".

Yesterday I had 3 different food items which has distinctive flavour. The food is too delicious at one point I felt like crying. I believe this place shows real meaning of welcoming customer service and finest food preparations.

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DCJK
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Birthday for a friend.

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful venue and atmosphere. The food was delicious, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. It was our first visit and we were not disappointed. Will be back.

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LIndsL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service. One of my all time favourite places in Winnipeg.

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MReimer
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Cafe Carlo is always incredible! The food is fantastic, the cozy, lively atmosphere is perfect for a celebratory night out, and the service was lovely. This is one of my go-to restaurants and it never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent warm atmosphere. Superb dining. Superlative service.

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Gabi
Manitoba
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good bet for the Winnipeg foodie scene.

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Eleanor
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great! Our waters stayed full and we enjoyed lots of free bread. Delicious food and a fun atmosphere

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vipBrianLorna
Manitoba
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was spectacular as usual. Julie and Tara made the evening. Late night dinner after our Winnipeg Jets won in OT!

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JaneN
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food excellent wine. Server was great. We enjoyed immensely

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Rosek
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible! Our server, Julie was outstanding and extremely helpful with giving us recommendations on the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Make sure to order the seafood chowder. The food was heavenly. Enjoyed every part of the mea including the seafood penne.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Pasta came out cold. Everything else was great.

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PennyK
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, excellent, attentive service from knowledgeable staff.

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vipSMS53
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and phenomenal service. They go above and beyond.

RQ
RedQueen
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was incredible. Bubbly, friendly and could sell you anything. Such a gem.
Atmosphere and food were perfect.

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Rachel
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Outstanding service in a charming, slightly retro, milieu. Food was innovative, perfectly prepared and delicious. The place was packed on a Monday night, which made it a big noisy, but certainly tolerable.

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ChristineS
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Great food and service. Cozy neighborhood gem. ❤

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vipWren
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The entire experience was amazing. Food was delicious service was beyond compare. Wish we were in town longer so we could visit again!!

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WalterR
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Special pasta dish was very tasty, but served too cool to enjoy. Lots of pasta choices, but only 4 choices of entree.
Love this restaurant, but this time it was lacking.

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TomM
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great local eatery with a very eclectic menu, great new twists on old recipes and THE BEST CREME BRULEE in the Country.

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Emmona
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing time last night at Cafe Carlo. The food was amazing, the server was attentive and respectful, and the ambiance was lovely. We will definitely return soon.

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vipEspoguy
Manitoba
16 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, Cafe Carlo was great. Everything went perfectly.

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LuannL
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time at Cafe Carlo and I absolutely loved it. The food and service was outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Beazerman
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was knowledgeable about every item on the menu. Her attention was spot on, leaving us time to make choices and enjoy the courses. We never waited for anything. Food is delicious and each meal item feels it was prepared just for you

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening, amazing food and the staff went above and beyond to accommodate us. They were so amazing. We will definitely be going back!

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

The food at Cafe Carlo was great, but I was not pleased with the greeting I got from the waitress when I sat down. I hadn't been to Cafe Carlo since December of 2019 because of the pandemic. I was very surprised, embarrassed and upset when the waitress scolded me for staying beyond the 2 hour time limit only one time before December, 2019. It put a damper on my first meal out with my friends since 2019. After the main course we were served our desserts at 7:45, even though we had order them earlier, and were expected to leave the restaurant at 8:00. I told the waitress that it would be difficult for us to finish our desserts by 8:00. I don't like rushing to eat when I'm out. She ignored me.

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TomM
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food with a twist on various different options from Europe, very easy sauces. Cozy neighbourhood space and very vibrant inside. Well worth the visit, you must try the Creme Brûlée, best I have had for years.

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit and it was great! So many yummy food choices, nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. We will definitely be back a second time. It got a little noisy later in the evening as more people arrived but it wasn’t too bad.

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SharonO
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious. In retrospect I should have ordered a bottle of wine if I had known 3 x 9 ounce glasses would total $51.00 from a wine I know costs less that $30 in store.

A great meal, thanks very much.

Sharon

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Linny
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants. Consistent quality of food and service.

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PatMcG
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

As usual. We had an exceptional evening.
Cafe Carlo is one of our favourite places to go.

FAQs

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

Cafe Carlo is rated 4.8 stars by 1804 OpenTable diners.

Cafe Carlo does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://cafecarlo.ackroo.net/en/gifts/new.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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