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
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JS
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular service. Food was outstanding, environment I thoroughly enjoyed!

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great spot. Delicious food in an intimate setting. Service is always excellent.

CM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Seafood Penne was excellent. Fresh! My wife loved the hazelnuts with the Ravioli.
2 hours of bliss, just what we have come to expect from this great neighborhood restaurant.

M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Best tasting veal! Also portion sizes are reasonable, and not "boutique-y" like some places

f
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service but tables were placed a little too close together.

A
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been for multiple dates and every time we enjoy coming back to Café Carlo. In Winnipeg, it’s one of the most romantic restaurants with its ambiance and lighting at a reasonable price. I always look forward to eating there. Make sure to book three weeks ahead for Valentine’s Day

JC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect pre-Valentine's date! Love the food! Excellent service :)

OT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent, very hot and tasty! The service was quick and friendly. We decided we needed to come again even before we got our food!

OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great.

OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

During Dine About Winnipeg 2020 - the menu options were great. Good and service excellent.

OT
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening! Fun ambience, catching up with friends over good food and wine!

JP
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Dine About Winnipeg! We will be back!

CM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We had a business meeting and unfortunately our guests were held up for 30min and were late to arrive. Fortunately Cafe Carlo reservation planning made it possible for us to have our meal and conduct our meeting as planned.
The food and atmosphere were very enjoyable.

MC
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Cafe Carlo is always consistent with food & service!

w
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have visited on several occasions and never disappointed. Wonderful all around

OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Started off well, ended poorly. Not sure why the Fette Chile is the signature dish, it was not very good. After getting the main to the table, I asked for more water. Ended up eating my entire meal (well the half that I did eat) without a beverage and didn’t even bother taking the leftovers home. We then waited at the table for what must have been 30 minutes with no drinks no dessert nothing until they finally came up and asked if we wanted anything else. Staff was not very attentive, and I was visually displeased and was never asked how the food was or how my experience was. Maybe this was a bad day, but I don’t think I’ll be back.

OT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service from Bonnie. Fish sandwich with fries was delicious. Priced very well for top notch food.

GN
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very tasteful and both servers could not have done a better job of making my wife’s birthday celebration warm and inviting. We have never been disappointed going to Cafe Carlo. Thank you for the great food and service! It is always one of our favourites to recommend to others.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently great food, wine, service, and ambiance.

n
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great.

SW
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service. We had a variety of dishes - calamari and bruschetta both delicious and lots to share. Highly recommend the pappardelle pasta. An excellent dinner experience overall.

MB
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and excellent service. The staff was friendly and very professional. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend.

F
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place to eat! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for great service, a delicious meal and wonderful atmosphere

H
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved our meal at Cafe Carlo! We shared two pasta dishes (both flawless!) and the Mating Dance tiki cocktail for two. Attentive service and the best gnocchi and beef ragu either of us have ever had! We hadn’t even left the restaurant yet before I was texting my friends that they had to try this place.

K
Manitoba
29 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fabulous as always and our beautiful server helping us, Bonnie is the absolute best ever! Cafe Carlos is very lucky to have her and Tara, this is why we frequent the restaurant often!

TR
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Really enjoyed the experience.

NM
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The dining experience was very pleasant. Bonnie is a very professional server, efficient and welcoming. We both enjoyed our meals, the seafood penne and the rack of lamb. At the time of our visit there was very little background noise which was a pleasant change from what we often encounter.

ME
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cafe Carlo has been one of our favourite restaurants for many years. We are never disappointed with the food or service. Food is always served hot and portions are ample. Restaurant can get very loud on busy nights as it is small so not the place to go if you need a more quiet atmosphere. A great neighbourhood restaurant. Don't go without a reservation, especially on a Saturday evening.

OT
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is always consistently excellent. I had the seafood penne, which is creamy and filled with seafood. My friend had the fette chile, which is my usual favorite and enjoyed it very much. Our server was just fantastic— a very attractive platinum blonde woman— the same serving staff who have been in the restaurant for years. Just excellent.

CH
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

This is “our place”. We have celebrated countless anniversaries, birthdays or just had date nights at Cafe Carlo. I have recommended it to many people. On this night the Parpadelle was just ok. As always, the service was extraordinary. We will absolutely be back.

OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food, service, and ambience!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner . Appetizers and entrees were perfect. Service superb as always. The evening was made even more perfect by a surprise visit of some Christmas carollers. Priceless.

BT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It had been a while since we last visited. Great food and an awesome host and server named Bonnie. We enjoyed your night out and everything just made for a great evening. Some subtle changes to some of the menu items seem to have occurred since we were there in October and all for the good.

LC
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We all loved it. Appetizers, mains, dessert, coffee and a bottle of wine. Great atmosphere, great service. Loved the art on the walls. We have already made plans to go back!

SF
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service!
Our waitress was awesome.
Great food every time

CC
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, sophisticated atmosphere, fantastic staff and the Corydon Carolers to boot! A wonderful spot.

HR
Manitoba
40 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Seafood Chowder was outstanding along with the fresh bread. We shared a piece of Chocolate Oblivion for dessert. Delicious!

DM
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

It’s a a decades long Christmas tradition for my friend and I to have lunch at Cafe Carlo before we go shopping. We’re never disappointed.

CG
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I am not sure there is anything better than their Fett Chili. it is marginally ddifferent each time but its always always amazing!

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