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Cafe Carlo, Winnipeg, MB

Cafe Carlo

4.7
4.7
1895 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 13 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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What 1,895 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. h

    harshac

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The service was very bad, food was decent! My experience is probably just a one off but just writing down what I saw.
  2. RC

    RonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent....We would definitely go back...We will be bringing our Daughter, when She comes in from Vancouver...She will luv it...
  3. M

    Marie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    We had a reservation because of our anniversary, so our expectations about the place and service were high. As we entered, one of the ladies look at us rudely. The place is small and loud, but the food was decent.
  4. CL

    ChrisL

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time in the restaurant. Great experience and the food was excellent. The services was outstanding. We certainly will be eating at this establishment again and again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was absolutely to die for. However the cocktails really lacked - I didn’t even finish half of mine - and the noise level was quite high for such a small place.
  6. A

    Alio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great to eat at Cafe Carlo. Food is tasty and service is great. Thanks to Julie for our date night
  7. SS

    SS91

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Smelled disgusting. Washroom had no paper towel. Very rude and passive aggressive service. Almost felt like the staff was racist as they would be much friendly with the white customers. Extremely overrated.
  8. SP

    StevePlus3more

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend! It is a lovely Italian place with flavourful heat, meat, chicken or seafood in most dishes. They have a unique spin on Caesar salads and great desserts. A small menu designed to focus on high quality. One step above casual but is a local favourite. Service is top notch. If you can take the heat try the “fantasy” preset 4 course meal and bring something to wipe the sweat on your brow! Super tasty and spicy! Not a lot of selection if you don’t eat red meat or vegetarian.
  9. JW

    JamesW

    Manitoba

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and excellent service.
  10. P

    Patron

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    The food was outstanding but the waitress was in a foul mood and very rude and short with us.
  11. DH

    DeanaH

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the most consistent restaurants. It was a bit loud but tables are spaced out well so it didn’t feel crowded. Food is always deliciously prepared & tasty. With prices ever increasing in many restaurants, I find the prices here to be very reasonable given the quality and quantity of food.
  12. AW

    AnthonyW

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We always love eating at cafe Carlos. They take extra care about our allergies.
  13. DS

    DebbieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner and great service! A great evening! Thanks
  14. B

    Billy

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the seafood penne. Tasty, rich and creamy, piping hot.
  15. N

    Nephron010

    Manitoba

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Pastas were good. Dining partner enjoyed the dessert - mine was okay (Eton Mess) - not particularly tasty, and light on the fruit. Drinks a bit pricey ($13 for cosmopolitan)
  16. JG

    JennG

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food for lunch was over priced for what it was. It was fine. Not bad, not great.
  17. NC

    NicoleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Staff was friendly and quick. Overall great first experience will be returning !
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, wonderful staff, super location, unpretentious. Worth every penny
  19. M

    Maggie

    Manitoba

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food was delicious and service (Bonnie) was excellent!
  20. BR

    BillR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and waiting staff among the best in Winnipeg.
  21. JR

    JasonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bonnie's service was outstanding! Menu was fantastic Cafe Carlo has the best non-alcoholic selection I have seen in Winnipeg!
  22. HD

    HeidiD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful dining experience we had for date night!!! The service was exceptional & friendly. The food was outstanding!!!!! We definitely recommend Cafe Carlos and will be back !!!!
  23. G

    Gerry

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous dinner with great, friendly service. Fett Chile is still a wonderful dish. Ambience started with light jazz background but got noisier as it got busy - which is a good thing really.
  24. JP

    JohnP

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved it! I am frequent patron at Cafe Carlo. The meals are always great!
  25. AL

    AdrianaL

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out server was superb! She went over and above any expectations! Kudos to her! She is a keeper!
  26. RC

    RobC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary and had a magical night. The Veal chop is always fantastic. It was a night to remember. :)
  27. LA

    LAJ91

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s been quite a while since we have been to Cafe Carlo - before covid happened. I have to say that they haven’t lost a step. We had a wonderful evening. The food was as wonderful as we remembered. The service was great - attentive but not intrusive. We were welcomed warmly and served promptly. We will definitely be back.
  28. ET

    EditaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing good, amazing service. Cannot wait to go back.
  29. MC

    MelC

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    consistently amazing!! From service to food to ambiance. Cafe Carlo never disappoints!! Highly highly recommend.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    There a reason why Cafe Carlo has been steadily busy for 30 years...it’s a great neighbourhood restaurant. Comfortable, small, always friendly service at a moderate price. Food is always good. Best linguine with clams in the city, but all of the pastas are good.
  31. LG

    LyndaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Service was slow and then none after main course having to request service for coffee and dessert. Food was delicious. Slow service, dinner consisted of drinks, appetizer, salads, entrees, coffee and dessert for 3.each. Upon paying the bill, I was admonished re two hour limit and how we were accommodated. This was very off putting considering our orders per person and the slow service as we waited for each segment which would have impacted the two hour limit. With a bill of nearly 300$, I would not recommend this restaurant for a full course of dining experience. The noise level made it impossible for normal conversation--you nearly had to shout across the table but the food was delicious considering how busy it was in the restaurant. Coodoos to the kitchen for not compromising the quality of the food during the busy dinner hours.................Lynda Glena
  32. S

    Sher

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Reserved and stated it was for a birthday and yet no mention of it while there, I tried a new dish this time (Vong) and was very disappointed, I thought it was tasteless and very soupy. Our reservation was 830 and felt like we should leave as the restaurant was clearing out and felt a little rushed towards end of our dinner. Not the experience I am used to at this establishment., was truthfully disappointed. Thanks
  33. CL

    CameronL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food was good as always, staff was welcoming. Drinks were awesome.
  34. KB

    KendallB

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always!
  35. LJ

    LJFargo

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing server and a delicious meal
  36. KH

    KatherineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed all the elements of the evening. The food was delicious. We ordered appetizers, soup and salad. My favourite was the pan-fried broccoli but everything was delicious. The wine" Hedonist" paired perfectly. The staff were wonderful as well. We will return very soon. Katherine Hellmuth
  37. HF

    HeatherF

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Café Carlo is reliably fine, excellent food and service, a cut above but not stuffy.
  38. SF

    ScottF

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Food, Service and Ambience. Always consistently excellent.
  39. TB

    TamaraB

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Cafe Carlo was great! This was my first time here and the service and food were outstanding. I will definitely be going back.
  40. LM

    LuciaM

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was a really nice meal and service very good. Just a little too loud but still pleasant. Will go back again.

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 4.7 stars by 1895 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 13 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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