Cafe Carlo

4.8
1781 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 1781 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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TomM
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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

PM
PatMcG
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

KB
KenB
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been going to Cafe Carlo for over 30 years.
Always enjoy it. Food is exceptional.
Service very relaxed.
Wine has become a bit expensive though.
Would like to see a somewhat more economical
wine by the litre.

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SandraH
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We will be back! Just found that it’s a restaurant that is a special place

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Julia
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. Our server was super friendly and professional. Definitely recommend. We’ll be returning soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent experience, though it did get quite loud when full. That said, it didn’t bother us, but some may not like it if looking for deep conversation. Customer service was excellent. Creme brûlée was good, but unfortunately a little bit burnt. We would definitely come back as the menu was everything we love, and they did a nice job of our entrees.

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AnneJ
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and above-excellence service. So lucky to have this restaurant in our neighbourhood!

JB
JeffB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Went to Cafe Carlo for our anniversary. Staff was fantastic, service was top notch, and made our special occasion feel very special. Food was also very good.

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AubrieP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing! as always! the fried chicken and fish tacos are the best!

BW
BrandonW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service was awesome, server was extremely friendly and accommodating.

Foor portions are really good size and packed with tons of flavour.

Nice ambience to the restaurant too!

HB
HughB
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always our go to restaurant for special occasions or self care. Everything about the experience is exquisite. Never ever have I been disappointed! Fun fact we used to tell our now adult children there were no children allowed. It is for adults geared for adults, let’s keep it that way.

PA
PAL99
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Quaint and comfortable. Felt adequately distanced between tables. Excellent service. Great food.

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RobW
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Café Carlo is a sure thing every time. Friendly, conscientious and knowledgeable service and outstanding food. Great wine as well. Top notch.

JW
JamesW
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service

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linbag
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

French onion soup was delicious with a hint of caraway , and the beef fillet with mushroom Demi- Glace was full flavoured. Yummy !
Enjoyed the whole meal, hadn’t been back for a few years but still consistently good .

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Dragonfly
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Carlo never disappoints!

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WalterR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Carlo is our first choice when dining out. They never disappoint, and the gluten free options are outstanding. All the food is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I went to cafe carlo for our anniversary and we loved our experience. We had the calamari for an appetizer and the aioli was fantastic paired with the calamari. Our entrees were delicious and generous portions. We will definitely be coming back.

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Ally
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was absolutely incredible and our waitress was amazing!

RK
RichardK
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Once again Cafe Carlo delivered! Always a rock solid choice for dinner!

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HDav
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Went for a special dinner with my mom and we both weren’t happy with our meals. The seafood penne didn’t have any flavour and was closer to a soup than a pasta. I’m open to going back but wasn’t blown away.

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Steinbach100
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful neighbourhood restaurant with a lovely staff and wine list. Great food and ambience. Highly recommended.

PF
PaulaF
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service! Ambience is upscale enough to feel special but not uptight.

MM
MichelleM
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant. The food is outstanding, the service is impeccable. Always a favourite go to.

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LaurenT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic!!

BR
BettyR
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was amazing and gave of lots of visiting time without making us feel at all rushed.
We all enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be back.

WY
WayneY
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food is consistently outstanding. Highly recommend.

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ianc
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great every time!!!!! Started going in 1990 for my 38th birthday.

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delicious
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Server was not attentive, put his hand on bread when carrying it to the table. Didn’t ask to clarify order and brought full order rather than half order. Took along time to get his attention.

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RP204
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing food! Great service, great atmosphere. Fully recommend, all the time!

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Ettas
Saskatoon
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Second time at Cafe Carlo - both times were fantastic!

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PSchroeder
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good we will go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was in from out of town. I have been going to CC for years. It never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Bonnie was our server and, as per usual, she was amazing.

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Myles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Cafe Carlo has been a staple for my wife and I. Never disappoints. Consistently exceptional. Joelle and his team are quite simply the best in Winnipeg.

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karenlw
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic! Service was awesome. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and atmosphere!

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 1781 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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