Cafe Carlo

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PamG
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating a book being published.

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MichelleA
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Restaurant has well spaced the tables. Menu was full as it was before COVID. Portions are still decent. We both decided on the seafood penne which was very good....ample amount of lemony cream sauce. The only reason for less than a full 5 star rating was due to the seafood being overdone and hard. I was expecting more tender morsels for the $33 plate price. paired it with the rose. Tres bien!

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Margaux
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was amazing, the food is delicious! Can’t say enough how much everyone should try this place !

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BrentB
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favourite place. The food, staff and ambiance is outstanding.

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vipBirgitD
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bonnie, as usual, personified professionalism !!!

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vipJiriczech
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I have been coming here for years. Our favorite place to eat in the city. Service is always great and the food always just as good.

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marcc
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Waitress seemed new and was a little slow managing all her tables...
But we go there regularly for the food...

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, wonderful, friendly service and great food!

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BruceC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and value. Consistent over last three decades and have kept special recipes over all years such as seafood soup and variety of pasta dishes like seafood pastas.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best mussels Ive ever had hands down. 100% recommend mmm!

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JillianB
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food is excellent as per usual!
It’s always too cold in there though and sometimes the service is too fast, I sometimes get my salad and bread and main almost at the same time. I understand turnaround is important for them but I want to enjoy my entire meal!
Service is always very kind though and I still love going there!

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MikeProkopetz
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was perfect and timely! Plus many delicious options making it tough to choose! Thus, I have to go back! Service was impeccable! Cafe Carlo was one of my best dining experiences of all time! Also, there was an interesting item on the chefs special menu..."Buy a round for the kitchen"...which was the first thing I ordered. This tells me the owner truly cares about the staff!!!

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BarbaraB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and really enjoyed our server, Bonnie, thank you

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JazzminD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is great! There was one server and you still felt taken care of ! She knew her stuff and made great recommendations! Definitely going to come back

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BethB
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Pasta with clams super garlicky.. never not finished a pasta

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GlennK
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Best food I have had in a long time at a restaurant. Both my wife's and my dishes were perfect, even though the entrees were very different. I am definitely coming back!

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service...appreciate extra effort following COVID guidelines for safety.

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DaynaW
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food. We enjoyed our meals, drinks and the atmosphere very much

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VCdining
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Carlo is one of the best restaurants in the city. The food is always delicious without fail. It’s a quaint and quiet neighbourhood restaurant. We love it! The staff is always attentive and friendly. Service is impeccable.

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Merv
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Joelle is an excellent host. He is genuine. Wonderful dining experience, as per usual. Thank you, M&M

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PamG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were celebrating our 51st wedding anniversary.

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Aerosmith
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always love Cafe Carlo...Food is excellent. We love this place.

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DarrenF
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Have the Fett Chili, it’s always amazing.

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Brazilian
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great evening celebrating our anniversary. The food was delicious as usual, the wine was perfect and excellent service. We will certainly keep going back.😊

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, incredible food! The pasta selection in fantastic!

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Wendel
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. Attention to detail. Visit twice a year!

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ShelleyR
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Charming little place with lovely decor and unique menu.

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RobertS
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our dinner evening was absolutely fantastic from the moment we were seated by our server, Bonnie right through to coffee and dessert. We enjoyed an appie of springrolls with a spicy sauce but not overly so. Prior to our main course, we had two starter salads of goat cheese, greens, pinenuts, beets and a wonderful dressing. I had a full rack of lamb with rice pilaf and asparagus done to perfection medium/rare. My wife had smaller appetite and enjoyed a perfect mini mac & cheese which was very tasty and rich. We finished with shared creme brule and coffee. Oh and we shared a very nice reasonably priced French red Beaujolais wine. The evening was a complete success and made very enjoyable by the attentive service provided by Bonnie. The spacing of tables due to covid-19 was well done and we felt extremely comfortable.

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DebS
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Am intimate setting with exceptional food and service. You can’t go wrong with anything on their menu. They are famous for their Fett Chili and they make the best filet steak in the city - hands down!

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TikeRow
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time eating at Cafe Carlo... The restaurant was quiet, so it was great for our date (this was mostly due to limited seating due to COVID-19). The service was very good, the meals came quickly, and were amazing, as were our beverages. Looking forward to returning to try other meals.

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CathyM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite restaurant because the food is inventive and consistently delicious!

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DavidW
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the dinner and appreciated the effort during these difficult times for everyone.

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StephanieB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We go often. Was happy to see after Covid shut down the food is still as great as ever!

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JamesP
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service in a great location and setting.

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CozyonCorydon
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time dining at Cafe Carlo since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Service was excellent as always, and the staff did a fantastic job of sanitizing all dining surfaces. Social distancing is in full effect, so there are fewer tables than usual - but we found that it only added to the overall ambiance. As an added bonus, the restaurant was a little quieter than usual. It almost goes without saying that the food was delicious (I mean, look at those meals). Cafe Carlo delivers consistently wonderful food, and tonight was no exception. We hope to return soon!

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Kylie
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Always an excellent experience.

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Espoguy
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Good value and a very nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place Great food. Can’t wait to go back 🥂

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PamZ
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A very good meal and service. Would be nice to see some new vegetarian options added to the menu. Very much enjoyed our evening.

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GrahamH
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Really great food! Great service. Beer selection could be better. Air conditioning was up too high. It was cold.

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