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Cafe Carlo, Winnipeg, MB

Cafe Carlo

4.7
4.7
1991 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 17 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 1,991 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. MV

    MariaV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Have been to Cafe Carlo a few times. Never sat by the bar before facing the front wall. The noise level was terrible. Our romantic dinner was a screaming match. We left before dessert.
  2. MF

    MikeF

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service
  3. RW

    RebeccaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a great meal with my family at Cafe Carlo! Definitely my favourite restaurant in the city!
  4. NB

    NeilB

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The quality of the food has deteriorated markedly since my last visit.
  5. CD

    CookD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food!!! Good service. Always one of our favourites. Feels a little crowded little crowded, as it’s always full. Their “Fantasy Dinner” is the best,
  6. G

    Grace

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fete chili was to die for. The ravioli was also amazing. They have such cute cocktails. Very classic and overall wonderful experience.
  7. DH

    DonHelen

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent fabulous food and fabulous staff!
  8. SA

    ShirleyA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    We were very happy with our meal and service. - too loud for old people like us- really appreciated you were open on Monday.
  9. TC

    TonyC

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I go to Cafe Carlo for our anniversary every year. Staff is outstanding and the food is to die for! You haven't lived until you've had the fett chile!!!
  10. JE

    JohnE

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always superb. Our server, Sally, deserves praise for her warm and friendly manner and attention to our requests. She is a definite asset to Cafe Carlo.
  11. MT

    MillerTime

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another visit to Cafe Carlo that did not disappoint. Tried the calamari, 5 ⭐️ highly recommend! All of the staff are friendly and make you feel a part of the Cafe Carlo community.
  12. JB

    JenB

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Doesn't look like much from the street, but it's a beautiful little place, great ambience and fantastic food. Server was covering the whole restaurant, yet she was very attentive and checked in on us often, she was so kind and cheerful, as was the rest of the staff. Extensive cocktail and wine list, and again, food was delicious. Not cheap, but not unreasonable, either, good value. Will definitely return.
  13. k

    karolr

    Manitoba

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time. I finally chose something other than the Fette Chile, had the veal chop schnitzel, which is amazing. It's our neighborhood go to restaurant.
  14. JS

    JonS

    Manitoba

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service as always!
  15. TA

    ToddA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Thanks to Bonnie our server for making it a lovely evening! Todd
  16. GM

    GordonM

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I miss the scallops and bacon jam as an appetizer Lovely meals as usual. I wish I had the recipe for the Fete Chile 😊
  17. A

    Anna

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's our new favorite place in town. The good was amazing and the service was warm and inviting. Can't wait to go back!
  18. ST

    SusieT

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very busy and very noisy even on a Monday night but the great food and good service compensate.
  19. A

    Amber

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, lovely atmosphere, great service. Will definitely be back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was excellent. I had the seafood penne, my wife as always ordered the fete chilli pasta. We had the calamari appetizer. Everything was delicious, the calamari was very tender. My only complaint is the dipping sauce I found a bit salty for my liking. We always enjoy ourselves when we are here.
  21. N

    Nicola

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    so amazing taste, the chefs special of rib eye was amazing. the mussels was the best appetizer i ever had. the sauce with the mussels was too amazing.
  22. DT

    DaveT

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were more than impressed with not only the food (it was remarkable) but the service we received went above and beyond. Our two children ended up being slightly less than cooperative with their food and the staff went ABOVE and beyond to provide us with an exceptional experience, despite the struggles my wife and I were having with our kids. The quality of the food and selection of menu options was precisely what we had hoped for. The gnocchi was feather-light and melt-in-your-mouth with the perfect balance of delicate flavours. The pasta dishes were equally tasteful and full of rich flavour and body. We can't recommend Cafe Carlo enough and hope to return another time (sans children) so that we're able to experience the joy and beauty of their food and service once again.
  23. k

    karolr

    Manitoba

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Shame one of our party was seated right over a heat vent from the kitchen/fridge.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always and every time, service, food, everything about this place is always five star!
  25. MB

    MikeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small menu but there’s no way to make a mistake, everything is prepared to perfection. This is definitely one if Winnipeg’s gems.
  26. PD

    PatriciaD

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here. Julie is a fantastic waitress! My girlfriends enjoyed everything too!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just top notch food is always good service was great didn’t feel rushed at all great experience we were having a bday célèbre and catching up with friends we haven’t been out with for a long time we all had a great night
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never been disappointed with cafe Carlo and this visit was no exception. Excellent food and service as always.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fett chili was excellent. Spring rolls were only ok. Overall very good dinner.
  30. M

    Marlonhw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and attentive staff. Add good food to that equation and we had a wonderful time.
  31. HO

    HO215

    Manitoba

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food as usual was outstanding. Tara our server was excellent as well! Someone made me a perfect old fashioned!
  32. K

    Kyla

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was unreal, the server was super friendly and helpful, ambience was perfect!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Went for dinner and as usual we were not disappointed. We were greeted with a smile and shown our table immediately. Upon being seated our server came by to explain specials and take drink order. Order a red wine on the servers recommendation and it was perfect with my dinner. Our appetizer was significant and delicious. Main courses came out after we were completed finished so didn’t feel rushed. Food (Butternut Squash Ravioli and Fett Chile) came out hot and tasty. There was plenty so left completely full. Highly recommend and will go back..
  34. E

    Emel

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely location to done in. Ambien e was perfect, loved the artwork hung on the walls. Had the Tahitian Punch, which was amazing! We had bread with a sage mushroom butter...also amazing! Portion size was great, flavors outstanding. Our server Bonnie was a highlight for our experience. She was so bubbly, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Food came out fresh from kitchen. One of my best dining experiences to date!
  35. LB

    LisaB

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great personalized service and wonderful meal.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and the service was great! Loved our waitress Bonnie!
  37. R

    Rudy

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Good food, great service. This is a busy place, even for a Monday evening. You need reservations. Only downer was when the credit card machine was presented in the end. Tip levels start at 18%, which I find a bit of an insult. I am prepared to pay 15% for good service, but let me make the decision (the only other option was to do a fixed amount).
  38. AM

    AnthonyM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    absolutely wonderful, service food and wine selection was excellent, the diablo sauce with the mussels was a nice combination.
  39. MM

    MargaretM

    Manitoba

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous location, delicious food and wonderful friendly server. This is our favourite place to celebrate our birthdays.
  40. MS

    MichaelS

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. Good food, great service, excellent atmosphere.

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 1991 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 17 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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