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Cafe Carlo, Winnipeg, MB

Cafe Carlo

4.7
4.7
1934 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

11:30 p.m.


Booked 18 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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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Fit for Foodies

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    Late-Night Find

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Neighbourhood Gem

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    Most Booked

  • Winnipeg

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  • Winnipeg

    Best Food

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    Fit for Foodies

  • Winnipeg

    Late-Night Find

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent is all ways. My favourite place to dine..
  2. GH

    GregH

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Been a while since was at Cafe Carlo. The meal of one appetizer, one pasta and one main shared between two worked out perfectly. All three choices were absolutely amazing. The pan fried broccoli was the best broccoli I have ever had.
  3. S

    Skylar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, some of the best pasta I have ever had, and an intimate atmosphere.
  4. KG

    KateG

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have never had anything other than an exceptional evening here. Food is amazing, service fabulous, best Negroni’s in town!!! Fett Chile is a must!!!
  5. OD

    OccasionalDiner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Lovely spot. Tables were really close so be prepared to be part of your neighbours conversation. The Chicken Tacos were fantastic. Steak bites good but you need ot like gordonzola cheese. The seafood pasta was very tasty but the sauce was very runny and I like sauce that clings to my pasta. Service was great, good came out fast. Reservation is required.
  6. DD

    DDfoodies

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and timely. Food was appealingly presented delicious.
  7. LJ

    LynnJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Most enjoyable and excellent service. Would definitely recommend it.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just love this place!!! Staff are caring, helping snd attentive! Food is delicious!
  9. W

    Will

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trust the wait staff with their recommendations. The food and service are always excellent - never a disappointing meal.
  10. C

    Crystalina

    Manitoba

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The stand out to me was the Appetizers Calamari and Steak bites delicious! We ordered Mojitos to drink and they were amazing. My meal was good but not outstanding. I ordered the Gnocchi with Beef Ragu. Something tells me had I chosen another didh I would have been happier with it. I also had the Creme Brûlée for dessert which was amazing! My husband had the Apple/cherry almond crumble and he said it was delish. I recommend going. The vibe was good and everyone at the table enjoyed themselves. Service was great.
  11. LL

    LeeLaw

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, exceptional service, friendly atmosphere to me means great value for my $. Thank you so much Bonnie, Joel and staff. Enjoyed my birthday dinner tremendously!
  12. AD

    AliciaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good and service are always amazing! Been going here for 10 years it’s our go to stop!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and great service. It is a little bit loud and confined but everything else makes up for it.
  14. JP

    JaimeP

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner, wonderful service. Lovely night out.
  15. MC

    MandyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were excellent! Will definitely be going again.
  16. S

    Sandy

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    We enjoyed the meal and the experience generally, however the night ended questionably for us. While we were cognizant of the recommended duration for each sitting, there was no indication from our server that our table may have been needed nor did we witness any customers waiting to be seated. We would have gladly welcomed a gentle reminder about needing to wrap up our meal and would have certainly declined the dessert and coffee offered to us which extended our stay (in part due to the coffee not being served until dessert was finished). Instead, a party at our table overheard a staff member comment upon our leaving, that we we finally leaving, after having overstayed our welcome, and after one person in our group showed up late (due to horrendous traffic/construction beyond anyone’s control). This comment made on the floor for anyone to hear was unacceptable and unprofessional, even if not overheard by us, the apparent target of their ire. Lovely evening, until it ended on a sour note.
  17. BG

    BlaineG

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance felt like Manhattan. The service was friendly and professional. The deep fried risotto Was amazing. I quite enjoyed the seafood special, and the French rosé by the glass was not only reasonably priced but sublime. We will definitely return.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A lovely place to enjoy good food and company.
  19. AR

    AlastairR

    Angus

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great friendly and efficient staff. Very good food, among the best on a 3 week trip across west and central Canada. Unpretentious and a real find.
  20. K

    Katherine

    Manitoba

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner as usual thanks to TARA! Cafe Carlos is so fortunate have Tara on staff. I have never received more attention and better help ever. Tara is why we keep coming back. And the fabulous food. More vegan options please.
  21. AG

    AlexG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food with very unique ingredients and flavours.
  22. L

    Larry

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was per
  23. DB

    DougB

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to eat. Love the menu choices. Always enjoy
  24. FF

    FabioF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Price point for portion and the quality was amazing! Service was excellent and the atmosphere was great! Can’t say enough about how great it was!
  25. RW

    RonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn’t been for a while It was great- good to see some things never change Return visit definitely wouldn’t be limited to celebrating a birthday
  26. S

    Sylvain

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. A perfect dinner experience!
  27. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual Cafe Carlo did not disappoint! From the minute we were greeted at the door, taken to our table and then greeted by our server the experience was wonderful! Loved the friendly and casual attitude of our efficient server who made us feel special and welcome. The food and drinks were exceptional…delicious and as always delectable…from the Mojito and fish tacos right through to the crème caramel! Can’t wait for my next visit!
  28. E

    Elisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome staff, tasty food, stylish art. Overall, great experience!!
  29. A

    Alans

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's not just amazing food at Cafe Carlos, it's the amazing staff that help make it a fantastic dining experience. It's why we go back time and time again.
  30. RM

    RobM

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent. Atmosphere is a bit louder and eclectic but overall the experience was great and I would recommend anyone to eat here.
  31. GM

    GabyM

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fantastic.
  32. AB

    ABraz

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service by all team members! Love that they know us. That just goes to show how much we love eating there!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere! A dining experience to remember!
  34. JJ

    JenniferJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I ordered the pickerel and was very disappointed. The fish had no flavour whatsoever and the one fillet was full of bones. I often order pickerel at other restaurants and have never experienced this before due to proper filleting of the fish. My husband had the fett chili and it was delicious. Our waitress was really good about everything and took my pickerel meal off of the bill.
  35. MB

    MarilynB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was excellent except for the noise level:!as two seniors with hearing aids we had increasing difficulty hearing one another as the number of diners grew. However the food and service were both remarkable.
  36. BM

    BradM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food as usual, was an exceptionally busy night with energetic groups. Fantastic place will be going again.
  37. JB

    JillianB

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dessert was not that great (we had the birthday cake semi freddo) but otherwise it was perfect and delicious as usual.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was very good. Everything was as described. Great flavors in the food. The Creme Brulee was fabulous. Staff was friendly and attentive. If you are considering this restaurant you should give it a shot. Prices are vary reasonable.
  39. J

    Janandfriends

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Carlo is one of Winnipeg’s gems and my favourite restaurants. The long-time owner has perfected his menu and his service. Hoping Cafe Carlo will be a part of Winnipeg’s food scene for many years.
  40. GH

    GeoffH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best classic neighborhood restaurant in town, and keeping it "fresh!"

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 1934 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

11:30 p.m.


Booked 18 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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